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Cheers, Two Years!

January 3rd, 2012 by Selise

Well, would you look at that? Today marks 2 years since I started this blog.

Shall we retrospect just a little? Yes, let’s.

I remember being absolutely terrified when I started Lovers, Saints & Sailors. I’d wanted to start a style blog for a good 2 years before I actually did. So when the big moment came, and I hit “publish”… yeah, it was pretty exciting. 

A little while later I got my first comment and freaked out. How did they find me? Look! Look! Someone I don’t even know, on the other side of the world, has commented on something I’m wearing! It was awesome.

Bit by bit my followers grew and today I have 81! Thank you so much, to each and every one of you. A little thing like clicking “follow” might not take much but it sure means a whole helluva lot to me. 

A lot has changed in 2 years. But then, it always does. Hell, a lot can change in a month. 

The biggest, most mind-blowing thing to come out of creating Lovers, Saints & Sailors was the fact that, within my first year, it allowed me to quit my job and work full time as a writer. Incredible. I still shake my head pretty much every day. I am so lucky.

When this all started, back on January 4 2010, I was working full time in the City. I posted 5 days a week and never wore the same outfit twice. I shopped a lot, happily spending hours in the sales racks. 

Last year I cut back to posting once or twice a week. I was working from home (as I still do), shopping less (a lot less) and not always wearing something that I wanted to post on the blog.

Who knows what this year holds? I know better than to make plans…

Listen, whatever happens, there’s a good chance it will involve skulls, print mixing and The Breakfast Club. 

Thanks again for being part of the ride. Now, who wants to help me celebrate? Drinks are on me.

Top: Valley Girl
Dress: Dangerfield
Badges: Polka Dot Bunny
Shoes: Target

16 Responses

  1. Kat says:

    Happy blog birthday! I have been blogging 3 years now it just blows my mind. Where has the time gone??

  2. just tututiny says:

    wow, 2 years, what a milestone, congrats πŸ˜‰

    Hope you had a great New Year my dear.

    Please check out my blog for a review of V Nunes Jewelry, thanks πŸ˜‰

  3. Jessa Belle says:

    Good luck with another super successful year in 2012! You deserve it!

    Love & Lollies… Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  4. Laura says:

    yay! congrats on 2 years of blogging and many more to come!

  5. Pia7 says:

    Congratulations oh so clever one!

  6. hautepinkpretty.com says:

    Happy anniversary! <3

  7. Claire says:

    Get over to New York and I'll buy YOU a drink. Congrats on the 2-year anniversary πŸ™‚

  8. S says:

    Your story is so interesting, congrats dear!
    Hope all your dreams come true!:)


  9. Elle Sees says:

    happy blogiversary!!!! yahoo! mine shall be in the spring.

  10. Flow Disruption says:

    Happy 2 years!! I remember the first time I got a comment and thought the same exact thing. πŸ˜‰ I can only imagine that awesome things will happen for you and your blog!

  11. sweet monday says:

    Happy birthday to your blog!

    These photo's are so pretty. x

    sweet monday

  12. Phoebunny says:

    you forgot to mention that your blog is a personal record of your growth too! Congrats anyw πŸ™‚

  13. graciela alaniz says:

    congrats on two years! I remember the first I got a comment, and I had the same reaction. blogging can be an amazing experience of connecting with others. can't wait to see what you have in store for this upcoming year!

  14. Ebony says:

    Congrats on the milestone πŸ™‚ Seriously. Your writing is something I look forward to on a weekly basis. What would you do if I rocked up and demanded a drink right now huh? A really expensive one too πŸ˜€

    Love you and this little space I get to share Selise xx

  15. kori says:

    Congrats on the 2 year anniversary! Love these photos.

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