1 Year Blogiversary

Houndstooth and wIndow pane

My Look/Mi Look: Sweater/Suéter: Urban Outfitters (old, similar) | Dress/Vestido: Nordstrom | Tights/Medias: DKNY via Nordstrom | Heels/Tacones: Tahari via Marshalls c/o (similar) | Sunnies/Gafas de sol: Style Lately (similar) | Lips/Pintalabios: Beso by Stila | Purse/Bolsa: Victoria’s Secret (similar) | Bracelets/Pulseras: Daphne Pearl & Renegade via my S&D 

Houndstooth and WIndow Pane

Houndstooth and WIndow Pane

Houndstooth and WIndow Pane

Houndstooth and WIndow Pane

Houndstooth and WIndow Pane

Houndstooth and WIndow Pane

Houndstooth and WIndow Pane

Happy Wednesday! Today I am wishing myself and la Mariposa a Happy 1 year Blogiversary! I am so happy to be at this point with my blog and so proud of myself for taking a giant leap with this entire commitment. Blogging is for sure a part-time job that can be difficult (well, when you don’t know wordpress haha!), but it is one that I absolutely love. People ask when I will stop blogging and I am always very shocked because I have no plans to stop la Mariposa. I believe that when I want/love something enough, I will make the time to do it, and this blog is the perfect example of that. Of course I am busy and these late night posts make me that much more tired, but it is worth it and it’s nothing some sunnies or a floppy hat can’t hide ;)

When I think of the past year I realize I have had the opportunity to learn so much (anything from CSS and HTML to marketing to photography and so much more). The best part, though, has been all of the new connections I’ve made- they are what I value most. You all (my readers!), other bloggers and companies have made my days so fun and enjoyable. It sounds so cheesy, but it is true. I love interacting with you all over emails, facebook, instagram and comments- it’s great to hear your input and it is encouraging to see you all take time out of your schedules to write to me. I think every night about what I hope you all will enjoy in each post, and how I want to convey my thoughts to you. I didn’t go into writing la Mariposa thinking a massive amount of people would follow it, but I did hope that I could connect with some of you. I am so touched and happy to see these connections made, especially with all of you fashionistas from all over the world.

In addition to what I’ve learned and the relationships I’ve built, I have really enjoyed watching my personal taste and shopping interests change throughout the year. This will be so interesting to continue to watch I think, as little by little I find more of “my style” and what I really like. Fortunately, I have a 9-5 that allows me to explore those likes, so you all can see my true day-to-day looks here.  Today’s look is kind of sassy, with a retro kick. Both the houndstooth and window pane pattern remind me of something my grandmothers would have worn back in the day, and I loved combining them. A year ago, I’m not sure I would have thought to double these patterns up, actually! Today, I am loving it.

So, here’s to all of you, for showing me tons of support this year. I hope you’re enjoying la Mariposa, and if you ever want me to touch on a specific topic- please do let me know! And, of course, here’s to many more years of this blog. Maybe I’ll be writing in three languages in a few :) (oh boy, what am I setting myself up for now?!)

With so many warm thanks and big hugs!

-Rachel

¡Feliz miércoles! Hoy deseo un muy feliz blogiversary a mi mismo y la Mariposa. Estoy muy contenta ahora con mi blog y orgullosa también por hacer un esfuerzo grande en algo completamente nuevo. Seguramente, tener un blog es un trabajo en si mismo que puede ser difícil a veces (¡Ay, wordpress me confusa tanto!) pero vale la pena. Me preguntan cuándo voy a terminar escribir mi blog (ya que estoy tan ocupada), y la verdad es que nunca he pensado en dejar de escribirlo. Nunca. Es que me da muchísimo gusto y me enseña mucho a la vez. Y aunque a veces hago mis entradas súper, súper tarde, no pasa nada porque me pongo las gafas de sol y no se nota nada (pues, espero) jaja ;)

Cuando pienso en el año pasado, me doy cuenta de que he tenido la oportunidad de aprender un montón, aunque sea de HTML, CSS, marketing, o fotografía… ¡lo que sea! La mejor parte de mi blog, sin duda, ha sido las relaciones que he formado durante el año pasado con ustedes (mis seguidores), otros bloggers y compañías. Son muy importante a mi ya que me dan la motivación a seguir escribiendo mis entradas. Suena medio cheesy, pero es sinceramente como me siento. Interacciones con ustedes sobre Instagram, Facebook, mi correo y la sección de comentarios son toquitos de inspiración y lo más destacados y memorables (en serio, amo ver una marca roja en mi celular sobre mi app de WordPress jaja). Y les quiero explicar que cuando escribo mis entradas, pienso en ustedes (aunque no les conozco por persona) porque quiero estar segura que expreso mis pensamientos verdaderos con todos y que sepa como me siento sobre cada look. Es algo muy emocionante ver que mis seguidores vienen de todo el mundo cada día… cuando menos, es una maravilla y me da muchísimo satisfacción :)

La otra cosa que me ha gustado ha sido la crónica de mis looks. Así puedo notar todos los cambios de mi estilo y veo, cada mes, los momentos en donde encuentro, poco a poco , mi estilo personal verdadero. Cada día tengo ganas de explorar la moda porque así aprendo qué prefiero y qué me gusta más que todo. Hoy mezclo dos estampados que hace un año no creo que hubiera llevado. Los estampados me hacer pensar en mis abuelitas, y juntos crean una linda combinación.  El vestido tiene un corte fresco, pero los colores son clásicos. ¡Me encanta el look!

Pues bueno, hoy les agradezco a ustedes por el apoyo durante este año que nos ha pasado- lo aprecio tanto, tanto, tanto. Espero que les guste la Mariposa ya que es tan importante a mí, y por favor… si quieren ver algo específico, háganme saberlo (¡Me encanta charlar con ustedes!). Y por fin, celebro todo que va a venir en los años que vienen con respeto a la Mariposa… yay! Quizás en uños años, escribiré en tres idiomas…(¡ay dios míiiio!)

Un abrazo bien fuerte y todos mis agradecimientos,

-Raquelita

12 Responses to 1 Year Blogiversary

  1. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! It’s quite an accomplishment! Love your blog!

    • La Mariposa Blog says:

      Thanks Kathy!! I think you and my sister were my very first followers- so happy to have you along my blogging journey! :)

  2. Chris D says:

    Congrats on one fashionable year! Thank you for all your time helping others work on their style……….you are appreciated!

  3. Sarah says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!

  4. Natalia says:

    Congratulations on this first year and the ones to come!!

    Natalia
    http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

  5. Niki Caron says:

    Happy one year!!! I’m still learning my way around WordPress myself, it’s tough! But you seem to be doing a great job with it – I absolutely love your blog and I’m so happy to have found you in blogland!!

    • WordPress.com Support says:

      Niki! I am so happy to “know you” trough blogs (and in person sometime soon!). Thank you for following and for having a great blog example! ;)

  6. Carylee says:

    It’s really crazy to me that you’re only just now finishing your first year! you’re one of my favorites, and a blogger I always recommend to people who are looking for someone new! Congrats and looking forward to more looks and inspiration from you!
    And those shoes are FAB!

    • WordPress.com Support says:

      Wow that is so so sweet of you to say!! Thank you- that makes me so happy to here ;) Weekend made! Xoxo

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