Hello there!I'm Sonja, a fashion loving Dutchie living in Amsterdam. I'm a huge fashion lover, and I'm also a vegetarian, a crazy cat lady, an interior and pancake junkie, and I'm all about living a green and cruelty-free lifestyle!
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May 6, 2013
Today exactly one year ago I wrote my first blog post, so today is my first ever blog anniversary. Because of this I decided to do a recap of my first blog year with some fun stats, my first outfit posts and some personal comments. Later today I will post a give away to celebrate this anniversary with you! For now, I hope you’ll enjoy my recap!
Pageviews 39 457
Pageviews in the first month 1878
Pageviews per month now 3824
GFC followers 142
Bloglovin’ followers 71
Total number of posts 242
Total number of posts containing the words “Caro Emerald” 36
Outfit post journey
From oldest to newest, such that you can see my outfit photography journey. I started making outfit pictures inside the house using self timer, but I soon discovered that this didn’t do good for the quality of my photos, so I started to take photos in the back yard, still using self timer. I used self timer in the back yard for a long time. Only when I went shopping with my sister or a friend, I would have a photographer. I started to discover the different possibilities of my camera and even some of the self timer photos that I made inside the house started to turn out pretty good. Right now my boyfriend takes all my outfit pictures and he’s awesome at it! He has really developed a sense of good lightning and he gives me directions while shooting. So a huge thank you goes out to him! His photography is really one of the reasons I’m starting to get more proud of my blog!
My very first outfit post! Here I was wearing my red thrifted purse, which you probably have seen a lot again after! Click here for the post.
May! First outfit post in which I randomly use Caro Emerald lyrics. Click here for the post.
From the back to the middle to the front to the end! Also first outfit post in which Pieter the cat walks into the pictures!
In August I ordered my Guardian Angel by Vlieger & Vandam and wore it for the first time! Click here for the post. Funny detail: on the day my Guardian Angel arrived, also Timo finally came home from his 2 month holiday and we became boyfriend and girlfriend!
January! My boyfriend gave me a vintage claque top hat as a gift! Click here for the post.
And last but not least, London itself! Click here for the post.
All the outfit pictures you’ve seen recently on the blog were taken in Amsterdam, where I’m now living together with my boyfriend!
My header history exists of 4 headers. At first I had a header in which I used a photo from my first blog post (see header 1 below). I didn’t quite get all the Photo editing programs like Photofiltre and Photoshop then, so looking back it’s looks very improvised. Which it actually was, haha! I started to dislike the amateur look of it very soon and mad a new header (see header 2). But it didn’t take long until I decided that the RS’s all over the header letters looked too busy and made a new one (see header 3). I had this one a little longer than the first two I think. I didn’t like the pixelness of the ovals around the pictures, but I didn’t know how to do make them smooth in Photofiltre. So, at one point I decided I’d better use a very simple header that looked good than to try to make a more interesting one that just wasn’t perfect, so I made header 4! While making header 4 I already had in mind to teach myself how to use Photoshop such that I could create a more interesting header. Then in January I had a month off my study, so I finally had time to actually start Photoshopping and made a whole new layout including my current header.
Top 3 most viewed posts
1. Caro Emerald Opens Fiftiest Fashion Exposition
I won two guestlist places for the opening of Fabulous Fifties Fabulous Fashion, an exposition which Caro
Emerald was opening, because she felt her new song Paris had to be sung there. Caro and the exposition
were both amazing and I even had a little chat with Miss Emerald about it!
2. Outfit | Lace Zalando Sweater
This outfit I posted when my blog was about 5 months. It’s one of the first with good scenery and it still
gets a lot of views, months after it was posted!
3. On Quest For The Perfect Royal Albert Hall Outfit – Part I
In this post I showed you my first ideas for my Royal Albert Hall outfit. I still like this collage, but the
outfit turned out very different. But in a good way! See the result here.
So, this were all the things I could think of that could possibly be interesting for a blog year recap. Let me know in the comments if there’s anything more you’d like to know!
Cheers to another year of blogging!