Monday, January 23, 2017


Taylor Velvet Shantung Party Dress
Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Berniece" | Bag: TCL Boutique (options here, here, here) | Dress: Taylor from Last Call | Bracelet: Kendra Scott "Candice"Shoes: SJP "Fawn" (some sizes/colors 80% off!)

One thousand sixty five posts. That's how many I've written in the last 4 years. That's a lot of outfits, a lot of clothes, shoes, bags, photos! That's a lot of work! Not going to lie! But I've loved it. I've loved each year even more than the first, and although I've had to cut back to 3 posts a week because of time, I do not see myself quitting any time soon. I miss it when I can't do it, and honestly, I miss not having a fresh post for you Monday through Friday. All that said, I know if I pushed myself maintain my 5-post a week schedule, I may get to the point where blogging becomes a burden and I certainly don't want to get there! At least not any time soon.

Taylor Velvet Shantung Party Dress

Taylor Velvet Shantung Party Dress

Taylor Velvet Shantung Party Dress, SJP "Fawn"

As always, I have to recap how I celebrated the past years. For year one, I decided to hire a professional photographer to re-shoot some of my favorite outfits from that first year. For year two, I grabbed some of my most prized pieces and wore them for the special occasion. Year three, I decided to graduate from my neighborhood and start taking my photos off site. For year four, I decided to get all dressed up! I bought this dress as an option to wear for a fancier office dinner in Nashville the first week of March. I ended up choosing another dress to wear for that event instead, but I scored this one for only $50, so it was definitely worth keeping for me. I tend to buy cocktail dresses on crazy sale like that because I know eventually I will have an occasion when I will need it. It will get worn again, but for now, it was perfect for my blogiversary, especially since it was 70 DEGREES when we were taking these photos!!!!!

Taylor Velvet Shantung Party Dress

Taylor Velvet Shantung Party Dress

It's been fun to say that least. Blogging is rewarding - the friendships, the interaction, the ability to share my interests with others who are obsessed with shopping as much as I do! Thanks for coming back here week after week to link up, to leave a comment, or just to see what I'm up to! I really do appreciate you and I hope you realize that!

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  1. What a beautiful dress! Perfect way to celebrate your blogaversary. :) I'm in awe at your posts too - I've been blogging 5 years and only have 50 or so less posts than you, you've blogged up a storm in 4 years! :)

    Here's to many more years of blogging!

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you have a great week ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. A professional photographer is what I need. Photography is mow downfall! Congratulations on doing so well, be proud! You look beautiful here x

  3. Happy Anniversary! This dress is absolutely amazing and you look stunning! Congratulations on sticking with your passion for this long. And I can't wait to see what you will do for year 10!


  4. Happy Blog anniversary, I really need to note mine this year. That dress is just perfect on you and I loved going back memory lane to see old posts.


  5. Cheers to four years! You look adorable!

  6. Happy Blog Anniversary my friend! Absolutely in love with this dress and what a steal. The color is gorgeous on you. Thanks for sharing your style and inspiring use for these 4 years!


  7. Congrats!!! This dress is stunning!

  8. Happy blogoversary, Dear!

    Dawn Lucy

  9. Congrats on year four! Here's to another stylish year ahead!


  10. Happy Anniversary!!
    It's a fabulous dress and marks the occasion perfectly!

  11. What a perfect way to celebrate your blogiversary! Four years! Does that mean you've graduated now? Love this beautiful dress and so glad to know you through blogging!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  12. Happy Blogversary! It's always fun to look back and see where you started and where you are now!!
    xo, Lee
    Wine and Couture

  13. Congrats on all of your hard work on your blog. Love the emerald skirt!

  14. This dress is gorgeous! Happy Blogaversary!

    xx, Elise

  15. Wow! Congrats on 4 years!!

    xo Jules

  16. Congrats on an amazing four years!! You bring such style each week and inspire us all. This look is no exception. Gorgeous!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  17. Gosh your look is so classy and cute! I'm a big fan of royal greens. I love skirts like this and feel like this outfit could be worn for so many things. You could definitely wear it in an office or also for a fun night out!


  18. You look so beautiful! Perfect outfit to celebrate your 4 years of blogging! Congratulations! I'm so happy we have gotten to meet in person. Hopefully again this year :)

  19. Happy 4 Years! That is such an accomplishment :) Such a perfect dress to celebrate in - you look amazing in green :) Thank you for hosting!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  20. Thank you for hosting dear! I'm linking back to you HERE Hope you'll check out my latest <a href="http://cocoetlavieenrose.com/elegant-with-a-twist-fashion-outfit/>Fashion post</a>

  21. Congrats on your anniversary! That is quite an accomplishment! What a great look to celebrate!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  22. Happy Anniversary!! 4 years is amazing. I look forward to seeing what the next year brings! Also, this dress is so pretty on you!

    Nicole to the Nines

  23. Wow - happy Blogiversary, Caryl! It is amazing to see everything that you have accomplished - you are one of my style icons and I always look forward to your posts =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  24. Happy blog anniversary, mine recently turned six years! Love your outfit and thanks for the linkup :)

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

  25. Congrats on FOUR YEARS! Wow! What an accomplishment! I like that you post 3 times a week so you don't get burned out. Very smart! Keep up the amazing work, lady.
    Glass of Glam