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Has it really been 5 years already? It’s kind of crazy to look back and see how much fashion blogging has changed in the last 5 years.

Every year I meet new group of talented people with interests and expertise that extend far beyond just fashion. I’m always impressed by how dynamic these bloggers are. During the day, they might be doctors, scientists, lawyers, Hill staffers, but yet they still find the time to take beautiful photos or share incredibly insightful things about the latest trends.

My day job is in marketing, so I’ve found blogging particularly fascinating from that perspective.When this whole fashion blogging thing took off, I don’t think any of us realized how much it would influence e-commerce and the ways brands promote themselves. Getting to be on the other side of the coin and work with brands on a wide variety of levels has been an invaluable learning experience. I can’t tell you how much I’ve been able to take away from blogging and apply to my real life job. And it probably sounds cheesy, but it warms the cockles of my heart to see previously unknown indie brands getting a boost they might not have normally gotten, just from the backing of a few passionate people obsessively tapping away behind their computer screens, who aren’t magazine editors or pr agents or industry insiders, but appreciate beautiful pieces of clothing as if they were works of art. It’s a very cool thing to be a part of, in whatever small vein.

Anyway, since it’s Throwback Thursday and all, here are a few of my favorites from the past year…

charade
charade

true love lives on lollipops and crisps
true love lives on lollipops on crisps

ink
ink

gloomy Sunday
gloomy sunday

jackpot
jackpot


the empty sidewalks on my block are not the same

silver lining
silver lining

Zara sweatshirt
well-played

mohawk earrings
fauxhawk

Barnabas the greyhound
handsome hound

Kentucky Derby Party outfit
KDP5


swing

vintage white dress and western belt
seven bridges road

ASOS crop top and asymmetrical skirt
sun’s out, guns out

navy blazer and striped dress
an evening at the Inn at Little Washington

alienwear
alienwear

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Happy 5 years of blogging! I still remember when I found your blog. I had just moved in the area and I while looking for something to do while commuting on the metro, I found your blog.
Congrats!

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i love blog retrospectives and you've always been stylish!
kw ladies in navy

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Happy blogiversary! Virtual toast to five fashionable years and hopefully more to come!

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Happy 5 years – that's huge! And I couldn't agree more — I'm a lawyer by day, and I've had so much fun immersing myself in the ever-expanding world of blogging. I've also learned a ton!
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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Happy 5 years doll!!!… here's to 5 more years!!… lovely selection of pics.

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Hooray! Happy 5 years lady! I've been following you (that sounds so crazy, but I hope you know what I mean) for almost three and I have always loved your style. I agree–I love that part of blogging where you get to meet really interesting people and also help out small brands. Such a cool bonus! Here's to many more for you!

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Now that's a long time! Wow. Happy blogoversary E! 🙂 I always admire your outfits. They're daring and fun and you're never afraid of wearing color. Keep it up! ^^ xo

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Happy blogiversary!! Wow, 5 years. In blog years that's like 20, right?

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life (Lucky B Boutique giveaway in progress!)

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you have so many fab looks! beautiful clothes and shoes and accessories, and you wear them all so well!

blogging has changed life/the world so much.

lately i feel like blogging is dying, but maybe it's just me. people are busy, bored, restless, and they always seem to be looking for the next thing. personally i can't wait for facebook to die, but i am sad that the interest in blogging & instagram seems to be fading. or maybe it is just me/my blog. humph

p.s. the hair masque that i like is by sebastian. kind of heavy, but i like it anyway. i leave it in instead of rinsing it out. hair color, blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons, etc. are cruel to hair, so it is nice to treat hair to some tender loving care (and moisturizer!) whenever possible. 🙂

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Congrats E!!! Too funny, I work in marketing full-time too so it's been a great experience (and benefit) when it comes to blogging. xo

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What a stylish woman you are E and I with a repertory like yours all your outfits could have easily been selected.

Christy of:
http://www.cleancutgoutchic.com

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Happy 5 years of blogging! I really enjoyed reading this post and I see what you meant about changes. I also see some of the fashion bloggers I followed rise to stardom or where they're at right now. It still amazes me.

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I celebrated 5 years with my blog last month – it is so amazing how time flies by, but clearly you have never looked anything but impeccable and completely stylish! Congrats and happy blogaversary!
Chic on the Cheap

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Happy 5 years! You having such amazing unique style!

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Congrats on 5 years E! I just counted back on my fingers when I started mine, and yup, 5 years for me too. Weird to think we've spent half a decade on these crazy ol' blogs. =)

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Loved your post (and images) as I am one of the small brands you describe.
So refreshing, keep up the great work.

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