One Year Blogoversary!

November 4, 2014

On my one year blogoversary, I really want to thank all my sweet fabulous readers!





When I started this little internet adventure a year ago, I wasn’t sure if anyone would ever read it, except maybe a friend or two.  I just wanted a place to share some style ideas and have fun with fashion.  I’m so thrilled to have so many regular visitors now and so many sweet comments on all my posts!  



Personally, it’s been a difficult year for me.  Soon after I started my blog, I learned that my mother had terminal uterine cancer and we lost her in January.  It was heartbreaking to me and I also felt the loss of my father (2012) all over again. 



 (Mom and Me September 2013)
 Thanks to the support of my wonderful husband and friends, I made it through this hard time.  During all this, my blog has been a place of fun, escape, and joy for me … and I can’t thank you all enough for being part of it.

A few things I’ve learned this year ….



1) Blogging should be fun too!  One of my favorite compliments I get on my blog is that I always look like I’m having so much fun.  Well, I am!  






2) Balance is important.  Sometimes, I just need to step away from the lap top and clean the darn bathroom (or whatever else on my long list of things to do that day) and most importantly spend time with my family.



My husband and I with our dogs, Rox and Lucky.



3) Fashion bloggers are not mean girls.  Not even close!  All the style bloggers that I’ve interacted with are total sweethearts and very supportive of each other. I love that! 

Again, thanks so much, my dear fashion dolls! I’m looking forward to another year of fashion fun with you!

Drowning in moving boxes right now, but can’t wait to post from our new home soon!


PS- Check out the Readers.com winter style roundup and see a few of your fav bloggers!

OXOX

67 Comments

  • Reply garaytreasures November 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Happy one year blogging! You do always shine with fun and confidence in your outfits. Thank you for all you do. I am sorry for the loss of both your parents recently. One day hopefully you will meet again. Happy moving! Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Aww, what a sweet comment. Thanks so much, Dear.
      OXOX

  • Reply Marta C November 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Congratulations Dawn Lucy, such a milestone!! I love coming to your blog and seeing your new posts & glad it was a positive outlet for you during such a hard time in your life. The fun you bring to the blogging community is infectious and I love it!
    Marta, xo
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Aww thanks Marta! You're so fun and stylish too and I love visiting your site!
      OXOX

  • Reply Trudy Callan November 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I have been reading your blog for a month or so, maybe longer. I found you over at Fabulous After 40 and immediately put you on my list of favorites at Bloglovin. I am 49, and I love your style; so you are an inspiration to me. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I'm glad that you are finding ways to cope and that blogging is a nice distraction. I pray you continue to heal and find comfort in the days ahead. Enjoy your new home. Looking forward to your fashion posts in your new place.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      How nice, Trudy! So happy to hear you've been enjoying my blog! OXOX

  • Reply Trudy Callan November 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Oh, and I'm sorry. I also meant to say Happy Blogoversary. You have a great blog. I have been through every post and pinned my favorite outfits. I am learning so much from you. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply My Rose Colored Shades November 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Congratulations on your first year!! You know I love you and your blog. I agree with all 3 points. I feel the same way. And I'm so sorry for your loss. My mom has been battling cancer for a while now and there's been some ups and downs. These are the times that make you feel grateful for family and friends. Wishing you a great week. ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Aww Hon … so sorry to hear about your mom. The ups and downs are so tough. Adore you and your blog!
      Extra big hugs to you.

  • Reply Yvonne H November 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! You really do look like you're having fun in your photos, always smiling 🙂 & your puppies look soooo adorable!
    I'm happy to see that this blog has helped you through hard times, and I know! Even those who don't smile in their photos (I'm guilty of this) are nice girls! Oh well, maybe I should start smiling then hahah

    Yvonne
    Dear Sunny Vintage

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Haha … I'm sure you're a nice girl, too! 😀

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. November 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I still think of your mom and dad a lot. You've been brave and I cannot imagine how hard it has been.
    Congrats Dawn on working hard and making your blog so successful. It takes a lot of time and dedication! Here's to many more fun posts and adventures. xo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks so much, Kimi. Can't thank you enough for all the encouragement you gave me starting out. Remember when I wanted to throw up when I published my first post?!
      Muah!

  • Reply Trina November 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Wow! can't believe it's been an entire year already. So glad you began this journey, it's been wonderful getting to know you and I totally agree, you do look as if you're always having fun. Love your priority or balance point, I'm with you there 100%. I must have missed the posts about your move, but best of luck with that. Looking forward to another great year with you, my cute friend.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      So happy to get to know you too, Trina! What a fun adventure this has been! Yeah, just moved to Willow Glen in San Jose and so excited! Posts from the new house as soon as I can find all my clothes! 😉
      Muah!

  • Reply Megan Crean November 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog and you always look fabulous! Your mom looks so glamourous too!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Mom loved clothes and shopping! Miss hitting the mall with her so much.
      Muah!

  • Reply Monica P November 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Congrats on your first year bloging anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog and I love your foresty background 🙂

    Monica, http://www.pear-shaped-gal.com

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Hope you'll still stop by without the forest in the background now! 😉

  • Reply Jill November 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Making through the first year is always worth celebrating. I toast to you! Hang in there with moving, I know how tough that can be. XO, Jill

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      It's exhausting! I just hope that at least I'm burning some calories! 😉
      OXOX

  • Reply Cathy OBrien November 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!! I'm sorry for the loss of your Mother. I can't imagine how devastating that must have been.

    Love your blog and yes, it IS fun!! Good luck on the move and keeping blogging!

    xoxo
    Cathy

    http://www.bayareafashionista.com

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Cathy! So happy to find another bay area style blogger to follow! I'm just moving to Willow Glen, so still a bay area gal with you! 😉

  • Reply Laura B November 5, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Congratulations on 1 year! That is such an accomplishment! You always look so classic and stylish!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      I can't even believe that it's been a year. I still feel like such a newbie!
      OXOX

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf November 5, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Congrats my friend!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Debbie! So fun to follow your blog and your IG too!
      Muah!

  • Reply Whitney November 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Congratulations! Doesn't it feel so good to reach the 1-year mark?!? I completely agree with all of the blogging lessons you've learned. It sounds like you have a really healthy attitude about this blogging world!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks, Whitney! Yeah life is too short to spend it all online, but I sure do love this new hobby! 😉
      OXOX

  • Reply Stephanie Kastelan November 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    You look fabulous, and congratulations on one year!!!
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Stephanie!
      🙂

  • Reply Tiina L November 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Happy blogoversary! And my condolences over losing your mother. I lost my mother to ovarian cancer 18 years ago, and it felt so unfair as she was still quite young and should have had many years to live. It still feels unfair. Cancer is a horrible way to die, as I'm sure you know. But, life also has positive surprises, so enjoy the success of your blog and your new house.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks, Tina. Yes, cancer is horrible for sure. Thanks for the condolences. I miss her a lot. But yes, life has nice surprises too! 🙂
      OXOX

  • Reply jolylook November 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Congratulations in your 1 year blog anniversary. Love your outfits.

    Catherine
    Joly Look

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Catherine!
      OXOX

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga November 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    happy blogavversary to you.. happy blogaversary to you, happy blogaversary dear Dawn. 🙂 So sorry to hear about your mom. You know I wish you the best and health and happiness being the most important in life! I enjoy your blog, your personality and your kindness, not to mention your fashion sense. Love the pic of your hubby and pup, I dont have kids but it is just my husband and my 2 little fur babies as well.
    Again, congrats!! on your accomplishments
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      No kids for me either, just very spoiled pets! 🙂 Thanks for always being so sweet to me!
      OXOX

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files November 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Happy Blogversary!

    You've survived all of the difficulties of the past year which in itself deserves a medal.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzanne. It's been a tough one for sure.
      OXOX

  • Reply Lorna mai ltd November 6, 2014 at 12:12 am

    So sorry to hear about your mum (and dad). It's something I'm dreading. You've done well to keep up a blog. As I've already told you, your photos are always such fun! Congratulations on reaching 1 year!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks, Lorna! The blog ended up being a great joy to me during a tough time. Weird how things work out.
      OXOX

  • Reply Susan November 6, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Happy one year blogaversary!! I'm so happy I have found your blog! Keep up the good work! Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern linkup again this week! I'm pinning your post! Cheers and congrats!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Susan!
      OXOX

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings November 6, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Happy blogaversary to you! I'm so glad that I "met" you. Your posts always brighten my day. 🙂 I love my parents about 2 years apart as well, and it was rough. Hugs to you.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Aww love your blog too! That makes me happy! Yeah, losing your parents close to each is tough.
      Big hugs!

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings November 6, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I swear I comment and they just go *poof* into the deep beyond.

    Happy 1 year blogaversary! I'm so glad I met you.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      LOL … happens to me sometimes too!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner November 6, 2014 at 6:59 am

    It's been a year, dearest Dawn…but the "honeymoon" is far from over, am I right?! You do an AMAZING job of keeping the fun in fashion; I look forward to your fab outfits – and poses! – every week, and you most definitely deserve the love and support of every one of your loyal followers!! Congratulations…and keep on rockin', girl!! P.S. Sending you good luck for the big move!! XOXO

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      I appreciate you so much, Monika! You were one of my regular readers when there were very few of them!
      OXOX

  • Reply J Trogstad November 6, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Congrats on one year! that's so exciting. You have had one great first year! Keep up the great work dear! 🙂 And thanks for joining Celebrate Southern this week! xoxo

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen November 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Darling Dawn Lucy! Congrats and hope you blog on as long as you are having this much fun. I fall down in the "clean the bathroom" area, but can't really manage much shame about it. I'll work on that.
    You are so right about all of your observations. And we are all so happy you decided to jump in the deep end with us! Here, you swim like a long, tall mermaid … mindful of those of us who still just dog paddle. Your blog is always an "upper" and I'm always so glad when you stop by at my place.
    I identify too, about being orphaned as an adult. As an only child with few other relatives, my huz and I have leaned even closer together. I'm glad you are coping so beautifully.
    Again … Happy Blogaversary! You look beautiful, every time!

    • Reply dawnlucy November 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Wow, Jan, we have so much in common. I'm also an only child and was so close to my folks since it was always just the three of us. You have such a sweet nature and such a poetic way to word things! I'll keep trying to be the mermaid, you sweetheart, you! You're one of my very favorites, Dear!
      OXOX

  • Reply Imogen November 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Congratulations on one year! I am so sad about both your parents, I literally just cried when I read that.

    • Reply dawnlucy November 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Aww thanks, Imogen. We were all very close and it's been hard. I miss them so much! But I'm lucky to have had such sweet folks.
      OXOX

  • Reply Doused In Pink November 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Congrats on one year of blogging! I love your blog and look forward to reading more!

    Jill
    http://www.dousedinpink.com

    • Reply dawnlucy November 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Aww, thanks, Jill! Love your blog too!
      OXOX

  • Reply Shauna C November 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Congratulations!! I'm only 6 months behind you 🙂 Enjoy your blog so much. Keep up the fabulous work!! -xo

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • Reply dawnlucy November 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      I still feel like such a newbie! Congrats on your 6 months too dear!
      OXOX

  • Reply Carrie November 8, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Congrats on your blog-anniversary! My heart goes out to you for the loss of your mom, it is so important to have family and friends to help out in times of need like that… you seem to shine still and I am sure that would make her happy! I love the photo of you and your husband and dogs 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy November 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Aww, what a sweet thing to say. My folks would be happy to see me happy for sure.
      OXOX

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life November 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Happy Blogivesary Dawn Lucy! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful face and reading your posts. You have such great positive energy that just comes through my laptop! I am sorry about the loss of your mom, it's been a tough year for me too as I loss my dad in July and still think about him all the time.

    Looking forward to another fun and great posts from you!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidife.com

    • Reply dawnlucy November 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      You're so sweet, Alice! Thanks for making my day! OXOX

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles November 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Sending you warm hugs & kisses on your blog's 1st milestone!!! Come check out my feature review on Boden's brand new yoga/active wear this week at the blog and let me know what you think!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • Reply GnomeLover November 12, 2014 at 7:37 am

    First, I am so sorry about your parents! That must be so hard. I am sorry.

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary and your success! Wow! I cannot believe you have only been blogging a year. You are such a pro! Love the last picture of you lounging and enjoying the day in your gorgeous outfit!

    Jenni

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