Can’t believe it’s already a year!

Celebrating a year with H&M Studio!

So I cannot believe its a year already since I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. I can truly say it is the best decision I have made, I cannot believe how much I have achieved in just a year. Hoping to keep doing what I love and enjoy. Also to see my blog grow and flourish more in the coming year. A massive thank you to all of you for supporting me along the way. So so lucky to have come cross such wonderful people who are very supportive of one another.

 

 

I remember thinking when I put up my first blog that my pictures were not that great. Who would want to visit my blog when there are plenty of other bloggers out there with beautiful pictures. My husband told me its your first post and your pictures will get better when you get a better camera so don’t focus on that for now. You see I couldn’t I’m a perfectionist and wanted everything to look great from the outset. I was very reluctant to upload those first few post. But in the end I did post them just so I had some content up and to get me started. When I look back at them they aren’t really that bad considering I took them on my iPhone. After several attempts to get my Nikon camera to take pictures on a timer and failing miserably.

I really wish I had started my journey earlier, but like they say its never too late to start. This past year I have got to work with some amazing brands. The highlight for me was working with Karen Millen as I have been wearing this brand for over twenty years now. Such a pleasure and a dream come true to say the least. I can hand on heart say I am truly happy and content at this stage of my life. I have a new lease of life now after all the years of sleepless night with my babies. This has given me my passion, drive and motivation and most importantly doing something I truly enjoy.

Motherhood is great and I love being a mum but those years when I was sleep deprived were just not fun at all. I mean there are still nights when one of my boys need to use the loo and they have to come and wake us up and let us know! Or the times when they are not well and we have to check on them through out the night. In the end we just let them share our bed because we both were so exhausted after the umpteenth time of getting up. This way it is much easier for us to keep an eye on them. They really are growing up so fast I cannot believe I have an eleven year old who will be turning twelve in September.

As we tell our boys happiness is the key followed by being healthy and safe in life. If you truly enjoy and are happy in what you are doing it will not feel like a chore. So with this in mind I can say that I am so happy to have found this little bit of corner for myself. Trying to enjoy the boys as much as possible and really take notice of the little things they say and do. We all tend to rush in our day to day routine to get things done.

So many of us put so much unnecessary pressures on ourselves. I have been one of those people in the past. Not to say I still don’t rush, I have made a mental note to try and not to, If I’m organised then there is no need for it. Even with the School run I try not to rush, although it is very difficult at times. Being a very punctual person, it is one of my pet peeves being late.

A huge thank you has to go to my husband who has been my driving force behind this blog and to get me started. He had been telling me for years that I should do this as its my passion and I kept putting it off. How right he was, as its my hobby and passion rolled into one. Also if I get to work with amazing brands along the way then that is an added bonus. He also happens to be my photographer and is no way a professional. In trying to help me as much as possible he has bought me a new camera and new lenses too. It takes a lot on his part to make some time for me and take pictures on the weekends as he is very busy himself.

It can be challenging and overwhelming at times trying to fit everything in. With all my other mama duties that I have going on I try not to let that get to me. I absolutely enjoy doing this and therefore so far it does not feel like it is hindering me in any way. Things will go wrong at times and not everything will be perfect. All I would say is that I wish I had a little more time, I guess well wish that right?!!!

My focus for the up coming year is to keep going and enjoy what I am doing. Try and improve on my pictures and blogging as a whole. Also very much looking forward to the year ahead and using everything I have learned so far to see where this takes me. There are some interesting collaborations coming up which I cannot wait to share with you all. It has been a fabulous journey thus far and I am so happy and glad that you are all part of it. Thank thank you so much for all your support along the way. This means a great deal to me and I am so honoured to be a part of this blogging journey with you all. Still cannot believe its a year, here’s to many more years to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my blog post and celebrate my one year anniversary. How long have you been blogging for? What is you favourite part about being a blogger? Do you still enjoy doing it? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.

 

 

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Dress: H&M Studio sold out similar here (H&M)

Sunglasses: Michael Kors similar here (Michael Kors)

Lipstick: Lime Crime Teddy Bear from (Asos) or here (Revolve)

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50 Comments

    • Lovely
      April 8, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Thank you so much sweetie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  1. April 6, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Hi Lovely.🎂 Happy 1 year anniversary with your stylish fashion blogging. I have a question, when did you start to reach out to brands. I’m fairly new but I was wondering when was the right time. Also can you make a post about confidence?

    🍾 Have many more wonderful years blogging too. 🙂

    • Lovely
      April 8, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Thank you so much Nina. I didn’t reach out to any brands they actually came to me, I would say if you are loyal to a brand to begin with they will contact you. So stick to a few brands that you love and promote them, then you can either contact them or they will contact you. I will do my best to write about confidence fairly soon. Have a fabulous ay darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

      • April 8, 2018 / 11:43 pm

        Thank you for the advice. I’ll try and do that and I’m grateful that you are taking the time to write a blog post about confidence.
        Thanks again Lovely 🙂

        • Lovely
          April 9, 2018 / 6:36 am

          Your so welcome Nina, have a fabulous day!

          xoxo
          Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Thank you so much Juliana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Thank you so much Olga.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 8, 2018 / 9:53 am

      I love the colours too Andrea and thank you so much for stopping by.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. April 8, 2018 / 11:17 am

    Congratulations on your first blog anniversary, it’s unbelievable how fast the time is running. Amazing what you’ve achieved so far, keep up with your good work darling! I know blogging is very time consuming, my two kids keep me busy too, but in the end it’s still something I love to do. Btw you look absolutely stunning in that dress, red looks fantastic on you.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Lovely
      April 8, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Aww thank you so much Simone, and I am so happy to have you as a supporter and as a fellow mum who understands and knows how time consuming it can be. Thank you so much for your encouragement and here’s to both of us for all the good things to come in the near future!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 8, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Haha after a few attempts I got it down. Thank you so much for stopping by darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 9, 2018 / 6:34 am

      Thank you so much Kayla, it has been an awesome year!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. April 8, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    As usual very interesting) thanks a lot for sharing!

    • Lovely
      April 9, 2018 / 6:34 am

      Thanks Vika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. April 8, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone! It’s great that you’ve had a nice time blogging. I totally agree that there are challenges but overcoming them feels great! Sending you all of the good vibes to continue to blog!

    exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      April 9, 2018 / 6:35 am

      Aww Nancy thank you so much for the support and encouragements.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. April 8, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Congrats Lovely on your one year blogiversary. It has been so fun watching and following your style journey on Instagram and your Blog. Wishing you continued success beautiful lady. Loving your vacay pics and how you rock this orange and white dress.

    Xx
    Nikki

    • Lovely
      April 9, 2018 / 6:36 am

      Nikki darling thank you so much and for the support and encouragement, its been a fabulous year so far.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 9, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Thank so much Ann-Marie, have a wonderful day.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. April 9, 2018 / 7:40 am

    Congrats, and Happy 1 year Blogiversary babe! The moment I started following your blog I loved it. You are doing great for your first year of blogging. The more you do anything the better you will get at it. The same goes for blogging. As you continue to grow as a person everything you do will also be a learning in progress. As soon as you are no longer learning then its time to do something else. Blogging is not as easy as it may seem to some. Keep doing what you’re doing. Love this dress by the way!

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • Lovely
      April 9, 2018 / 7:43 am

      Totally agree with you Pantene, thank you so much for the support and the encouragements. Same goes to you darling and here is to another year of blogging!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. April 9, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Congrats on a year and I think your photos look GREAT! Sleep deprived nights are not fun, it seems kids give us new and different challenges each year! I love that color and the flow of this dress on you!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Thank you so much Carrie, and for the support.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. Nina
    April 9, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Congrats on your 1 year of blogging. Loved the look, this dress looks amazing on you.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Thank you so much Nina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 6:51 am

      Aww thank you Paola, thanks also for the continued support.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 6:54 am

      Thank you much hun, glad you like the dress.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 6:55 am

      Thank you so much Jane for the support.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. April 10, 2018 / 3:51 am

    Congrats on one year Lovely! I can’t believe that we almost started the journey at same time. I am so happy to see that your dream comes true – your favorite brand Karen Miller collaborated with you. Can’t think anyone but you to represent the brand. Keep on inspiring us and I am a fan of your work.

    Xx

    Ting

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 6:57 am

      Aww thank you so much Ting, you are such an awesome person. Thank you for your encouragement and support. It is such a pleasure to have come across you my friend and you inspire me too! Congratulations to you too and here’s to what the future has in store for us!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Thank you so much Chriastina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Thank you so much Kati, have a fabulous day darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 10, 2018 / 8:56 am

      Aww thank you Vanessa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 12, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Thank you so much Lesley-Kim!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      April 12, 2018 / 8:21 am

      Thank you so much Katya for your support and encouragements. Really appreciate it darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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