Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Six Year Blog Anniversary!


Happy Tuesday, everyone! Yesterday was my SIX YEAR blog anniversary, can you believe it? It almost seems like yesterday that I was sitting in my room in my sorority house in college trying to come up with a name for my blog. Once I started it, I kept it a secret from all my college friends (I was embarrassed!), hoping that my blog would help me get a job in NYC in the magazine industry upon graduation. Things didn't exactly turn out the way I had planned (luckily, God knew what was best for me even if I didn't!) and what a wonderful, wild ride it has been over the past six years.

I went back and read my very first blog post and was surprised to see that, although the fashion trends have changed quite a bit, I'm still the same girl that I was six years ago - God is still the center of my world, as is my family, I still love eating healthy and working out, reading books, my favorite place is still the beach.... and I even still wore my favorite L'Oreal Double Extend primer wayyy back in the day haha. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite looks from over the years, starting with my very first outfit post ever. 

 I apologize in advance for all the photos - I got a little nostalgic and couldn't stop!! :)







 June 2013 




 August 2013 - adopted Prince George!!








August 2014 - my first collaboration with Nordstrom

September 2014 - my first time at NYFW!


























Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart, to every single one of you who reads this blog. It means more to me than I'll probably ever be able to express. Your emails, tweets, kind words and the friendships I've made are the things I remember most about the past six years. I wouldn't still be blogging today without your support, encouragement and love. I hope you think of me as your friend (like I think of all of you!!) and know that you can always reach out to me (email/tweet/snapchat text whatever) if you have ever have a question, need advice or just a listening ear.

Love to you all!

xoxo

74 comments:

  1. Happy #6! How exciting and fun reading your first post. You still are the same girl and voice behind this blog! So fun seeing pictures from the beginning.

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  2. As a new blogger, this is so encouraging to see your journey! Thank you for sharing!
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  3. Ah a HUGE congratulations!!! It's been so wonderful to follow the journey of your success throughout all these years.

    Arum Lilea

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  4. Congrats! <3

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  5. Happy 6 year anniversary!! Amazing photos all the way from the start!

    I hope you have a lovely Tuesday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

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  6. Congratulations! I'm so happy about your blog as I like you and your style really!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  7. a HUGE congratulations lady for six wonderful years! I am so happy that I found your blog so many years ago- you are a constant source of encouragement and I look forward to all of your posts! Thank you also for inspiring all of us bloggers to keep working hard and that time is a such a key to success in this industry. You are inspiring!!

    Congrats and thank you again!!
    Blessings, Rebecca :)
    www.caravansonnet.com

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  8. Congratulations, Caitlin! I've loved your blog for a few years now and you've been a huge inspiration to starting my own! :)

    -Meghan
    partlynuageux.com

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  9. I've been following you for a little over 3 years now and think you are just amazing! I love your sense of style and your values! I too am from NC (mountain area) and every morning when I get my day started I always go to your page to read. Congrats on your blogiversary and here's to many more years to come!

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  10. Congratulations!!! I loved seeing the pictures throughout the years, what a great way to celebrate! I have been following since 2014 and there were many looks that were also my fave. :) Keep up the amazing work, what an accomplishment, and I know the best is still yet to come!

    Lots of Love,
    Stephanie

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  11. Happy 6th blogging birthday! I love your blog and your style and your sweetness!Please keep blogging!
    xoxo from the Netherlands

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  12. Happy Blogiversary Cait! You've created a beautiful, warm space for your readers. It was fun to take a walk down memory lane with you. Here's to many more years. XO

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  14. Congratulations on your amazing journey. I can't wait to refresh this page every morning to see what you have posted. You are a true inspiration and I can't wait to see what's to come! Thank you for sharing your pictures throughout your journey, it was fun to take a look back! xo

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  15. Aww! Congratulations, Caitlin! What an incredible journey! I think I started following you around two years ago. It love Blogiversary posts like this because I like to see the evolution of other people's work. You've come such a long way! I read an article about you a while back talking about how you started (I think it was with a local boutique) and how you even scrap blog posts if there's not enough product in stock so your readers would have a chance to get the item you're wearing. That is VERY awesome of you! I feel like you blog from a genuine place and hope you know that your work ethic is inspiring! xo

    She Sweats Diamonds

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  16. CONGRATS Cait!!! I remember finding your blog for the first time when I was a freshman in college and just starting blogging and I thought it was so cool that you lived in Greenville because I had just visited there for the first time on a day trip and was still getting familiar with the Carolinas. #tbt haha. :-) So proud of all of your success and thank you for being one of my biggest role models in blogging! Can't wait to hopefully see you in Vermont this fall!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  17. Happy blogiversary! I love seeing your pictures evolve over the years, I feel like I've been following your journey for forever! It was so nice to finally meet you and go out to dinner with you when you came to S. Fla and see what a genuinely sweet person you were! I can't wait to see what you do in the future! <3

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  18. Congrats!! Six years is a huge milestone. And if you ever do want to get into publishing, let me know, I'd be happy to help (I'm currently in books, but also did magazine PR for a few years).

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  19. I have been reading your blog since the beginning, it's one of the things that inspired me to start blogging. I love how positive all your posts are! Happy blogging anniversary!
    Lauren | Pretty as a Peony

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  20. Congrats girl! You have come so far and have grown into the perfect blogger! Your style and posts are amazing! Keep em coming :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  21. Congratulations and happy blog anniversary Caitlin! I love reading your blog every morning and I've made many purchases from your styles, love love love them!

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  22. Congratulations Caitlin! What an accomplishment. It's so amazing and inspirational to see how far you've come <3

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

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  23. Oh how I miss the twinkly instagram filter! Loved watching your blog grow.

    xo Amanda John
    www.strawberrychicxo.blogspot.com

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  24. So fun to reminisce! I remember the bubble necklace trend! Ha :) Thanks for being a role model all this time for me <3

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  25. Wow! It's wonderful to see that you have come so far. Hopefully, I will be able to look back as you have done and be proud at what I have achieved. So glad that I discovered your blog 2 years ago.
    I started my blog too but was also embarrassed to share it on social media and with friends. I am getting there though.

    Mich x
    https://michjosephblog.wordpress.com

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  26. Happy Anniversary! :)
    I've really enjoyed following along. You have such great style and that combined with your faith...you are beautiful on the outside and the inside!

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  27. What a great accomplishment ��

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  28. Wow 6 years, looks like you had such a great journey with this blog! Even though I'm fairly new to your website but I'm already in love with it <3

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  29. I love this post so much and love following you on social media. Your blog is one of my favorites to read every day and pull inspiration from. Congrats on your 6 years, you are fabulous!!! Thank you for the trip down memory lane and it was wonderful seeing your very first blog post!!! :) XOXO

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  30. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!! I have been following you almost from the beginning and I have to say that I've loved pretty much every single outfit you've ever worn. Your style is impeccable, you are gorgeous, and you are genuine, so I'm sure that's why you've been so successful! I wish you many, many more years of doing what you love! Cheers, Cait! XO

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  31. Happy 6 years Caitlin!!! I've been following you for about 3 years and it's so inspiring to see how far you've come since your first post! I read an interview with you a couple months back and love how much passion you put into each and every post. Keep it up girl, you have some of the best style out there <3
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  32. Congrats dear!! I love your posts! Keep it up <3
    xx

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  33. Happy Six Years!!! So exciting! When I found your blog almost 2 years ago, I went back and read all of your posts from the very beginning. I loved seeing your progress as the years went by. I totally understand about not sharing your blog at first. I am the same way. My blog is not exactly how I want it to be yet, so I don't share it with a lot of people. Crazy! I guess I'm more sensitive to what people I know think of it than strangers! Hope you are out celebrating!

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  34. Congratulations! That's a huge milestone!

    xoxo
    Sharan
    www.MyGoldenBeauty.com

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  35. Happy Anniversary, Cait!
    I'm a new-ish reader, so i haven't been able to share your journey until now...it's so great to see how authentic you have remained to yourself! I love reading your posts each day <3

    www.luellapearl.com
    Caitlin

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  36. Congratulations. This was a beautiful journey though all the nice pictures.
    Keep up the fabulous work.
    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com

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  37. Congrats on 6 years!!

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  38. Congratulations! Seeing your blog grow is such an inspiration to me as a beginner blogger. Loved reading your first post!

    xo, Carey
    https://thedaintydetails.wordpress.com

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  39. Congrats on 6! You have had such high quality content from the beginning and never slack! It is so impressive to see :) Looking forward to following along as you continue this journey!

    https://www.averycosylife.com/

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  40. This post honestly made me emotional! Congrats on 6 years! Ever since I started blogging in 2015, you have been my biggest inspiration. I love all the content you put out and I have enjoyed reading your blog day after day! Thank you for inspiring me. I have loved seeing all of your successes as I have followed you and can't wait to see all you accomplish!

    Kalina | Simply Semisweet

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  41. This was such a fun post! I have been following along for so long, and I remember falling in love with some of these outfits. Fun to look back on!

    www.thedizzygirls.wordpress.com

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  42. Happy Anniversary!!! Love how much your style has grown and become more inspiring!! Cheers to the next years of blogging!!!
    xx,
    Areli's April // On Bloglovin

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  43. Oh my goodness congratulations!!! This is so inspiring <3
    XO JANINA
    WWW.JANINAFRAN.COM

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  44. Such a fun post! It's been great following along with you since the beginning and so inspiring to see how far you've come! xo

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  45. Congratulations! I started following you around the April 2014 pic and it's crazy that it feels like yesterday seeing some of those blogposts/pictures.

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  46. Congrats!!! So glad I started following you on IG! You're so beautiful inside and out!!! Love all the candid reviews and advice! Keep it up, girl!

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  47. Congrats on such an amazing accomplishment! I've been following you from the beginning and love seeing your growth throughout the years. It's encouraging and inspiring. Wishing you many more successful years! Xo

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  48. Gorgeous photos! It's amazing to see how far you've come! Keep going strong girl!

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  49. Congratulations!!

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  50. Happy Blogiversary! It has been so fun following your blog and I have always LOVED your style!

    Rosy Outlook

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  51. Congratulations! I can't believe it has been six years since we were in college and I remember finding your blog when I started my first blog (Jane Austen Meets Southern Prepster which then became Preppin' Postgrad). God always has a way of taking our plans and doing immeasurably more. It's crazy to think back on your time in Greenville and knowing when you were so excited to move back and become a full time blogger. Jess at Just Jess

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  52. Wow what a post! I remember every single one of these pictures, being on both your Insta and your blog (I still remember when you had 6,000 Instagram followers haha). Meeting up with you and your sweet Mama to chat over lunch a few years back is still one of my best blogging memories. You are such a sweet and genuine person, and that always shows through your posts. God certainly did have a different plan for you and your blog (Isn't His way always exceeding abundantly more than all we could ask or think?!). And wow look at where you are now! Congratulations on all your accomplishments, and I can't wait to see what's in store for you in the future. I know you will continue to do great things :)

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  53. Huge congratulations Caitlin. Your blog is intersting and very well written and I look forward to it every day. PS. My favourite pic out of this post has to be the one of Prince George as a kitten? How cute is he?
    Lots of love from Germany, Anne

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  54. As someone who is really trying to start making more out of her blog and kept her blog a secret as well when I first started. This is so encouraging and gives me hope that if I continue to trust in God and push forward things will work out. Thanks for sharing.

    Stacey
    http://staceylyynn.wixsite.com/stylingsofstacey

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  55. Congrats! What an accomplishment! You were obviously meant to do this as your posts were great right from the start. Thanks for all the inspo over the years! I just started my blog late last year after years of reading other blogs - what fun it's been!

    Xoxo Kate
    www.kategetsdressed.com

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  56. Congrates and here's to many more years! I love your blog <3

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  57. Congrats and happy blogiversary!! I have been following your blog for a few years now and you have genuinely influenced my style and the clothes I buy! You have been my favorite blogger for the past few years and I look forward to your posts every single day!

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  58. Happy blog anniversary! I am actually celebrating my 2nd today! :) I loved seeing all these photos! Can't wait to see what you do in the future! :) :)
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  59. HUGE congratulations Caitlin!!! Seriously amazing and you are goals all around. Even though I never commented I was following along and you were such a huge part of why I started blogging too!

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  60. Happy 6th blog anniversary! So fun seeing photos from various times x

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  61. Congratulations on a wonderful milestone!

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  62. Congratulations! I've lived in New York my whole life and it's over-rated ;)
    I was flipping through your photos and didn't realize I've been reading your blog for so long! You've done such a great job. Keep it up!

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  63. Love this!! So happy to see the progress you have made! :) Your my fave blogger and I think it's really cool you did this! :)

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  64. Many congratulations! While going through your pictures, I just realised that I've been following your blog closely since 2014! Lol! Three years! It feels much shorter than that! Wishing you continued success in the future & may you keep inspiring women (like me) to dress better & be better! Thank you for everything

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  65. Such a fun post looking back on all your great posts! I absolutely love your blog and find so much inspiration from your outfits. You are always so sweet and genuine. I also love how creative your posts are! You consistently create amazing content! Keep up the great work and congratulations on six years! :)

    -Gina

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  66. Congrats on 6 years !!! I love to read your blog!! And my pinterest is SATURATED with so many of your outfits!!!

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  67. Congratulations Cailtlin! I have been following your blog for quite sometime now, and as a college girl who recently started her blog, you really are an inspiration for me. I hope I can make as big of an impact as you did!
    Much love,
    Ashley from Dear Ash
    dearash.com

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  68. Hi! So so so proud of you, girl! Even though I got out of blogging and rarely have time to catch up on blogs, its been so fun to catch up on instagram and to see you SOAR these past few years. It's truly amazing and I can't wait to see what else is in store for you. Keep going and doing what you do! Its so fun! xo

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  69. Congratulations! I love to see how you and your blog have changed and grown over the year! I have been following your blog for quite awhile now, and blogger who recently really got into blogging, you really are an inspiration for me! I love your style!

    xoxo, Katie
    kasuallykatie.com

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  70. Congrats on all of your success, Cait! It's very well deserved! You have amazing style and you provide so much inspiration! Keep up the great work! Wishing you lots of continued success!

    XOXO
    Rachel

    With Love & Style
    withloveandstyle.com
    @withloveandstyle

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  71. Huge congratulations to you Caitlyn! I've only followed your blog for a few months but I have to say that it so inspiring and beautiful, I'm now a dedicated follower! Also, congratulations on your engagement!! I couldn't be happier for you, even though we don't personally know each other :)

    xx Rapunzel

    http://www.rapunzelthepsychologist.com/

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  72. Congrats pretty lady! I'm pretty sure I'm now ob-sessed with you and your blog! Fav fo' sho'! Keep it up! xoxo

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