OUTFIT DETAILS: En Creme Jacket / Sweater / Jeans / Booties / Tory Burch purse
You guys! It's officially Dazzle-On's 1 year birthday. This blog has come to be my baby. I pour my heart and soul into this blog and I honestly can't imagine my life without it now.
It's so crazy to think that exactly a year ago, I was sitting on my aunts couch at 10 p.m. and thought to myself "I'm going to start a blog". I immediately started looking up website starters and bought my website at 10:30 p.m. I didn't even know what I was going to name it. It all happened so fast and by 11, I had my name, I bought my domain, created the layout of the website and even made a new Instagram. I'll never forget how exciting this night was- the endless possibilities were all I could think about. I had no idea what would come of it, or if I would even be good at this.
I just wanted to take this time to say thank you to the few that consistently support me and help me grow. I get a notification every time someone visits my blog and it makes me smile with giddiness and joy EVERY SINGLE TIME. I love knowing that someone, somewhere, is interested in what I'm putting out there and it means the world to me. It makes me even happier when I can see that people from all over, not just in my town are visiting my blog.
I've learned so much about myself during this year. I learned that I can do anything I set my mind to. I've been rejected and accepted. I've gotten opportunities that I never dreamed of getting. Every small victory is a victory in my book and I don't take any of it for granted. I didn't start this blog to become a millionaire. I started this blog because I genuinely love fashion and dare I say, I'm kind of good at blogging about this kinda thing ;) It makes me happy to find sales and deals for other people and show the world you can look incredibly cute or sophisticated or sexy on a budget. I know a lot of my readers are college girls and it's not easy to find the cutest clothes that aren't $100+.
This has also been a year of a complete growth in confidence. Now, I've never really lacked it, but I think I've just seen myself in a different light and I love who I am. This blog has given me the confidence I need to knock on doors and not care if I get rejected. And I'm not saying this to sound conceited, but I truly do think one of the most important things about life is learning to love yourself and the person you were created to be. I have found a passion and spark inside of me this year, that wasn't there before.
So here's to 1 year of blogging down. Lots of mistakes were made. Lots of incredible growth has happened. I can't wait to see where this next year takes me and I'm excited to keep sharing that journey with all of you.