This is a first of two year in review posts, where I look back over the past year.
There was a lot of crazy cold weather in January (there was, in fact, ice, but no snow). I bought some items that I still consider essentials, like my goldenrod J Crew cardigan and the beautiful drapey magenta Fossil cardigan seen below:
Oh, I wish I hadn’t turned those skinnies into capris. They were really cute as skinnies.
February brought with it more winter layering, and my birthday (yay!). I was still working part-time at this point, and I had a lot of free time at my job. This meant lots and lots of posting. I took outfit pictures almost every day, and read and commented on tons of blogs. This free time also meant that I had hardly any money, so I was constantly on a tight budget.
I wrote my Ten Tips for Shopping on eBay post this month, which continues to be one of my most popular posts. I also made the shift to a self-hosted wordpress.org blog, which allows me so many more customization options.
March was a big and eventful month for me. I finally got a full-time job as a school librarian, which meant more money, but less time for blogging. I met up with Kate from a Tale of Two Closets and had an awesome time thrifting in Sarasota with her. I wrote a post on How to Search Effectively on Etsy, which remains another popular post.
April was a month of adjusting to my new job, figuring out how to make my wardrobe work in a school environment, and dealing with the rising temps as Summer loomed.
May was pretty eventful. I chopped off my hair into a pixie cut, I started posting my bento box lunches, and I cut back a bit on my posting, to adjust to my new schedule.
June was the beginning of summer break for me. It was hot, I was broke, but I kept on blogging. I started adding sustainability posts around this time, including pictures of my retractable clothesline (which I’m still using!). I also went on vacation to Siesta Key 🙂
Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!