I started this blog a year ago without any great aspirations or direction, so I’m somewhat in awe of the fact that I’ve kept it going for this long.  I’ve never kept a journal for longer than a week, yet this blog keeps me coming back day after day.  Thank you to every one of you who has ever made mention of this blog in your own – I mean it every time I say how terribly flattered I am that something here caught your eye or inspired you.  Thank you to anyone who’s ever left a comment on one of my posts – I truly appreciate your lovely complements, your insights, and your constructive criticism.  You’ve given me new perspectives on fashion, prompted me to reassess my way of thinking, and laugh out loud in public places.  And thank you so much to all of you who like this blog, enjoy my husband’s stunning photos, or are just morbidly fascinated enough to look at this blog as much as you do.  It’s your interest that encourages me to keep posting and I cannot say thank you enough.  Thank you!

Anyway, I thought I might celebrate our “anniversary” by sharing some of my faves…

Westernized 2
Westernized

It's Snowing.
It’s Snowing

I Wanna Be in the Cavalry
I Wanna Be in the Ca-val-ry!

Holiday outfit
“2008 Was a Humdinger”

Somewhat Steampunk I Suppose
Somewhat Steampunk I Suppose…

No Local Yocal's Gonna Shut Me Down
No Local Yocal’s Gonna Shut Me Down

Painted Nights
Painted Nights

Stitched Up Legs
My New Leggings Have Arrived!

Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Keep Your Hands to Yourself

New Shoes Are Cherry Pie
New Shoes Are Cherry Pie

Gatsby Girl
Gatsby Girl

Roof Hack Posin'
Critter Boil

Cupcake
Cupcake

Cruel Summer
Cruel Summer

opera outfit
Turandot

Land of the Pine
Land of the Pine

Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness

Funfetti Fringe
Funfetti Fringe

spinal tap
Spinal Tap

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs...
A is for Amy who fell down the stairs… 

Goth in Hot Weather
Goth in Hot Weather

Lady Don't Tek No
Lady Don’t Tek No

in the highways, in the heavens
in the highways, in the hedges 

Tuxedo Tuesday
Tuxedo Tuesday

get it together and we'll get it undone
get it together and we’ll get it undone 

Therapy Needed
Therapy Needed 

the less we say about it the better, make it up as we go along
the less we say about it the better, make it up as we go along 

If it weren't for double standards, I wouldn't have standards at all.
“If it weren’t for double standards, I wouldn’t have standards at all.” 

to the sound of old T-Rex, and "Who's Next"
to the sound of old T-Rex, and “Who’s Next”

little red corvette
little red corvette

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Congrats on making it to a year!
I've only been following you for a few months so it's interesting to see the earlier pics.

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happy blogging anniversary! i'm surprised i've even kept mine going for three months – it's addictive huh?

my favourite looks of yours are goth in hot weather and lady don't tek no – gorgeous!

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wow, one-year anniversary! i hope to get my blog to that point – we'll see! love the "therapy needed" post as well as the "get it together and we'll get it undone" post. both outfits are so vibrant! congrads again!

xo.
princesspolitico

ps. you've been tagged in a post of mine πŸ™‚

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wow! that's awesome! happy anniversary! my favorite outfit is definitely "get it together and we'll get it undone", that is a gorgeous tunic!

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congrats on the one year! my fav is definietly the green jacket and white pants with those awesome topshop shoes

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happy blogversarry!
wish you more posts to come and
a good fashion inspiration to everybody.
you really have a good sense of clothing style.

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happy blogversarry!
wish you more posts to come and
a good fashion inspiration to everybody.
you really have a good sense of clothing style.

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Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!

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Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!

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oh man i really like those shoes in your 'gatsby girl' post…i went straight to the website with intents of copying you…but they only have 8's and i wear 7.5 πŸ™

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Happy birthday to your blog, E! I love your fashion evolution!!! You're an awesome blogger!!!

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whoa.,.the pictures u choosen are terrific.,.
much love <3333

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oh I love seeing all your looks! You are so fab!! xx

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COOL BLOG.LOVE THE KNEE HIGH NETTED BOOTS IN THE 'CRITTER BOIL' PIC.I DIE. FOLLOW ME AND ILL FOLLOW YOU.

ANGIE XOXO
http://MINTVINTAGEJUNK.BLOGSPOT.COM/

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Happy 1 year blog anniversary !! Wow,time passes so so fast πŸ™‚

And its so beautiful to look back at so many stunning and beautiful outfits.
So funny huh to look after at all the outfits and blogging. heeeee

I guessed it kinda changed my views on fashion too,even though I just started blogging for not long. heeeee

Woooo and you always go New Mexico to find boots ?! That's really so cool!
And I need to check out UO now! But sadly they don't ship over to my side.

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You are definitely one of my favorite blog inspirations. Inspirations period.

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Um, wow….great style! I love Gatsby Girl!

xoxo
Rachel

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Happy Blogiversary!!! I love reading you blog and you laways have such great outfit posts!

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Congratsz darling!!! keep blogging!!! all of your photos are sooooo pretty! please keep doing it! love yoU!

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Congrats on the year! I've only been reading yours for a few weeks, and i love it, so please carry on! Its great πŸ™‚

My fave picture is the critter one. The boots. Are. AMAZING! seriously!

Panda xx

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love every single outfit… πŸ™‚

happy blog-day

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Well, this anniversary is the perfect occasion to do what you said :

" E a dit…

It's very festive. I'm going to use that idea for my next party."

I'm waiting for the photo.

πŸ˜‰

AND, I love the 2 first photos

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happy one year darl! love the whole timeline of all your outfits!

you can see how your style continues to develop and just gets better and better!

helen x

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I like the 'Keep your hands to yourself,' 'A is for Amy who fell down stairs,' and 'Therapy needed.' Congrats on one year!

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Happy One Year!!!

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happy birthday to your blog ! πŸ˜€ it must be so fun ! and i love looking at these photos . your outfits are all great darling ! it gets better and better . πŸ™‚ have a nice weekend !

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i'm going to pop open some bubbly tonight to celebrate your anniversary! πŸ˜‰

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Congratulations on your one year!! That is such an amazing and wonderful accomplishment. I enjoy reading your blog so much and I LOVE all your outfits- I don't think there is anything you wear I don't like- everything is so chic and adorable!

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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congrats! i was planning to do the same with my anniversary.. you're a great inspiration!

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weeeee! congrats on a year! love the look back…..

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Happy one year!!!

Thanks for posting all your faves from the past, now I can catch up on those older posts πŸ™‚

<3 Christine

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U know, I love Ur blog! πŸ™‚ Happy Blog Anniversary, my darling!

Xβ™‘Xβ™‘

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Happy birthday to District of Chic.

E, you are a sight to behold… so pretty, charming and very stylish. It's a bonus that your hubby is a good photographer.

Have a great Friday!

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happy anniversary to you. I wish you all the best for your blog. You're gorgeous.

xoxo zola

thanks for leaving me comment.

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Congratulations on your one year anniversary, and thank you for continuing to blog! I love your blog and covet your sense of style.
– Claire.

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I love your hair colour from first photo ^.^
kisses

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Happy one year!
Every single outfit is so amazing, I love them.

Congrats!
Thanks for visit my blog!

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I've just started reading your blog, but congrats on your one year! You have fantastic style.

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congratulations and happy anniversary! can't wait to see your next outfits πŸ™‚

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GAH, lady you've got style. That kinda style is inherent. You can't pick that up on the streets. Thank you for inspiring me to rescue my Grandpa's bolero tie after he passed. : )

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Congrats on making it 1 year!

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congrats on an awesome and stylish year! xo

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wow amazing … you were always stylish …. a year of great style .. congrats

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congrats on the anniversary! I simply adore most of your pics, great job, keep it up:)

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Congrats on the year! Cute outfits.

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My favorite of them all = Critter Boil.
(just thought I'd share something other than a simple congrats).

Stick around for another year or so, okay?

Thanks

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great photos. you are truly stylish.

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I'm a little biased toward Tuxedo Tuesday, but really I love them all!

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Congrats! I just found your blog and I am in love with it =)

http://www.FashionSnag.com

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congrats on the one year anniv! and the looks are fantastic over the year.

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Happy one year blog-iversarry and to many more. your blog never fails to enteratain:) i love the compilation of all your favorite outfits!

xoxo

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Yayyy!!! Congrats!!!

Also, I had never seen you with longer hair. I love it. πŸ˜€

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Love Gatsby Girl and Funfetti Fringe.

Well done on your blogging anniversary and just keep doing what you're doing.

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Happy blogversary!!!

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Thank YOU for taking the time to post. It's fun to see and read, and your outfits are inspiring. Congrats on reaching one year!

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Happy bloggiversary (sp?)! Thank you so much for your daily inspiration; I truly do adore your eclectic style. I've only begun following your blog recently in the last few months, so this retrospective was full of outfits I've never seen before! I especially like the "Local Yocal" one. That blouse with the blazer is friggin' awesome.

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Happy, Happy Anniversary, darling! Judging from your style and all of these looks you've featured here, I imagine we're in for another year of fashion fabulosity!

Loving to the sound of old T-Rex, and "Who's Next" – it may just be my favorite! πŸ™‚

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Hi there, thanks a lot for commenting back! Today there will be more pictures of Jimmy Choo vs. H&M, so stay tuned, hope to see you there! πŸ˜‰
By the way, your post is awesome, love the pictures! ^^

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@ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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Congratulations on your first year! I really enjoy your blog.

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You've always looked fabulous <3

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Happy Blogoversary, darling!

An exquisite post ~ too many faves to name them all; you are such a sophisitcated and savvy dresser!

xoxox,
CC

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one year, congrats!
i like your edgy choices more than classic ones. 'cause in them you look so youthfull

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Yay! Happy Anniversary!
I love all the greatest hits, you pull off outfits in such a classy way!

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Aww this is such a cute post!!! You look great in every pic! Jealous!

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hi E! congratulations for your blog's aniversary. it's very inspiring. you are one of my favorite blogs. not only that you're pretty, not only that you've got great photos, but it's that you are very creative and adventurous with your outfits. all the best for the next round year πŸ˜‰

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I've only recently found your blog, but I'm linking to you! I'm a novelist & blogger from Richmond, VA & like you I enjoy trying out a variety of looks, & like you I prefer to keep it chic & classy. Lovely blog, love the archival photos, & I love your clever titles. I've only been at my own blog four months now, but I do enjoy it. My husband is also photographer. Anyway, you're beautiful, & always chic!
xx
Julia

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wow one-year anniversary !! congratulations dear :0

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Hi E πŸ™‚

ooohhh Happy anniversarry! πŸ™‚
Its che from sweet revenge,
I love all of your outfit posts!
Btw, Please view my new blog is u can.. its http://rockmyrunway.blogspot.com
also I am gonna be cheeky to ask u to add me to your blog roll too!

Thanks!
πŸ™‚ have a nice day chick!xxxx

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Congrats for a Year anniversary of your blog, dear! i love reading your blog everyday. You never Fails me! <333

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Happy anniversary! This is a lovely selection of pictures.

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Happy anniversary! This is a lovely selection of pictures.

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Happy blog-aversary! It's really cool to see all your favorite outfits, I remember some of them from Chictopia but some are new to me!

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i love the shirt in the first pic x

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Wow you've got amazing versatility in the looks you put together!

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congratulations and happy anniversary!

x ws x

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Happy one-year anniversary! Your style is def. inspiring… here's to many, many more anniversaries!

xo, Becs

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Only two words for you, miss: you rock. My socks. Okay that was four. Whatevs. πŸ™‚

xoxo J

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Congrats!!! Wow thats amazing!!! I LUV all these looks of yours and like I said before ur a true style chameleon hun!!!

xxxx

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Congrats on the year! Our little girl has come so far. >>wipes a tear from my face<<

-Ramune
http://www.everyseven.com

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Happy Anniversary! someone mentioned that 1 yr in blogland is 47 IRL. Keep it coming! I enjoy it πŸ™‚

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nice recap of what you wore over the past year . you've got such a flair for style ! it seems fashion is in ur blood..

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Happy blog anniversary, it's really cool to see this collection of photos, and see how you've managed to create such different moods πŸ™‚

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