Saturday, 28 February 2009

It is my "Blog Birthday".

Birthday - by BoutiqueGirl on

My blog is one year old today!!

I can not believe that I have managed to keep this up for an entire year - I am so proud of myself.
I started this personal style blog/project after being inspired by the FABULOUS Allie at My Wardrobe Today. Hers was the first blog that I ever read and through hers found lots of other great ones! I decided that I too was going to journal what I wore to work and I too was going to put it out there on the web!

I am SO glad that I did. I feel that my style has changed and so has my outlook! Now if I am feeling a bit low or not so hot I make even more effort to dress up and put on my best lip gloss. I make a real effort to accessorise and try not to repeat outfits too often. But importantly (for me) I feel well turned out each day!
I have realised that I am a girl that just loves to wear a dress. I feel me in a dress. But, I really like that people take me more seriously - like I really know what I am talking about as I wear dresses to work and advise people on what the should be buying and wearing.

Not only has this blog made a difference for my image and daily outfits - it has helped me be more disciplined in life in general. I have an exact 20 minutes every morning to dress, do full make up and style hair (well most mornings). I look after my clothes so much better - to the point where some items only need occasional washing/dry cleaning as they are not lying on the bathroom floor and I do not cook the dinner while wearing them.
My eating and exercising habits have become more disciplined too. It took a few months for me to see it but I was gaining weight. I now know that I have to be the one to make the changes and stick them out.

This little blog has also really helped me to stay focused at work. I have set myself some new rules. I now have to do all of my re-stocking, housekeeping, admin, ordering, invoicing etc in the morning before I have either a cup of tea or switch the laptop on. That way 90% percent of customers that come through the door find me working (or at least looking like I am working) instead of surfing the Internet. I like to try and make myself take the time to update my blog everyday too - as it has become part of my work day.

But, I have to say, I really LOVE the "friends" that I have made via blogging! I do, from time to time, find myself talking about "my friend" and then realising that no-one knows what I am talking about. In this past year I have had some of the best comments and compliments that I have ever had from you guys. I really want to thank you all for reading the rubbish that I write each day and for leaving me your comment on my outfits etc.

I am going to go now and get some work done.

On a mushy note Michael Bolton (oh the shame) came on my ipod when I was typing this and I thought I was actually going to cry!!! Oh dear!


Luis Portugal said...

Happy Birthday to you:)
It has a nice blog.
Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
A hug from my country, Portugal

Boutique Girl said...

Luis Portugal - thank you for taking the time to leave the comment! Your English is MUCH better than my Portuguese(??)

Anonymous said...

Oh, sweetie, happy blog b-day! It has been great getting to know you over this past year. It's fun to have a friend across the pond! Have a great weekend.

Patricia said...

Hi there, Happy Blogoversary! I really enjoy seeing your outfits (almost) every day. You do a great job, all the best for the future. Patricia

SHOEGAL said...

Happy blogoversary! I think you look great in dresses too, and I especially love the ones from yesterday & Thursday. I find seeing a picture of myself everyday helps me to see what does and doesn't work clothes-wise, and it's helped me feel more comfortable with myself and the way I look. Here's to another year of your fabulous blog, it's been great making 'friends' with you over the internet.

Allie said...

Happy blog birthday!!! I love your blog and getting to know you better through it!

Boutique Girl said...

Kimberly, Fi & Allie: Thank you all for your comments and for wanting to continue reading. It has been great getting to know you all over the last year. And thanks again Allie for being a great inspiration!