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2nd Year Blogiversary!!

Monday, February 1, 2016 4:30 AM

Good Morning! 
I hope you all had an amazing weekend!

Happy 2nd Year Blogiversary to me!! 
But seriously, I can't believe I have been doing this for two years.  Some days I feel like I just started, and some, I feel like I have been doing it forever.
Two years ago, after being in what I would like to refer to as a 'rut', I decided I was going to do this, I was going to start a blog!  I have always enjoyed fashion, and all things style related, so why not write about it?  I was going to post my style, opinions, and inspiration.  So with my iPhone, iPad and a dream I set out to do just that.  

To say I had little to no idea what I was doing is being kind.  Wordpress?  Blogger?  How do I link things?  How do I set myself apart?  Would people read what I had to say?  Turns out no...no they wouldn't, which in hindsight, I am thankful for.  How would I get readers?

After months of posting to little or no viewers, I joined Bloglovin, it was wonderful to see what others were posting as well as sharing my own thoughts.  From there I joined other associations such as The Blogger Collective.  I would have to say this has been probably the biggest stepping stone thus far.  Getting to know and collaborating with other like minded bloggers has been so fun and super rewarding.

  My first year of Sparkle and Slippers... maybe even year and a half was all trial and error.  I didn't get the rhythm of posting until recent months. I have learned so much in the past two years, like for instance taking six posts worth of pictures in one day (for real, took me forever to get this)  writing and scheduling posts ahead of time (again, I know, silly). I try to post at least twice a week, occasionally it is more, occasionally it is less. I purchased a better camera, revamped my page, made terrific connections, upped my readership and followers, collaborated with other amazing bloggers and businesses, been a featured blogger, became a brand ambassador, but more importantly found something I love to do that makes me happy.

I truly appreciate all of you that visit, read, leave comments and feedback here, it means the world to me!  Thank you for a great 2 years!!

xx, Elise



















What I wore:
Hat: Gap ON SALE!!
Coat: BCBG similar here
Heart Sweater: Wild Fox similar here and here
Leggings: Aritzia
Boots: Tory Burch similar here and here

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50 comments

  1. Happy 2 year blogiversary!!! It's such a milestone

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. Happy Blogiversary!

    http://dogmomchic.blogspot.com/

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  3. Congratulations, my friend!! So excited for all that you've accomplished, and so glad we found each other's blogs! Wishing you the best year ahead, I know you'll be fabulous!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Thank you Shauna! Means so much coming from you!

      xx

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  4. So exciting! Happy anniversary!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  5. Happy Blogiversary Girl! Keep up the great work!

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  6. Congrats on two years! What an awesome accomplishment. This is such a fun snowy photo shoot.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. Happy anniversary for your blog! I feel the same way, I have so much fun, time seems to slip away!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  8. Happy 2 years of blogging Elise! You are so cute bundled up in your Winter look that is Valentine-themed. Love the sweater, beanie and coat and that number two is the perfect matching red, too. =)

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  9. Congrats dear!! And keep doing it!
    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: MY CLASSIC STYLE

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  10. Congratulations and happy birthday! staying in the game for 2 years is def an accomplishment.

    www.basicallyblonde.com

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  11. YAY - Happy 2 year, what a fantastic accomplishment! I'm so with you on a lot of your points (blogger or wordpress, etc etc) and I'm still figuring it out. But that's what makes it FUN! And the most important thing is it makes you happy! Congrats!

    Lisa
    everydayelevated.blogspot.com

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  12. Happy 2 year !! Love the outfit, you look great !

    xx

    Chloe
    http://www.mademoiselleandthecity.com/

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  13. Happy Birthday:*!! You look wonderful!

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  14. you're so cute! congrats on two years <3

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  15. Oh congratulations! This is such an awesome feat! Hahahah I totally get the taking 6 photos on 1 day thing. Took me ages to figure that out too!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  16. Happy blogiversary! At times it feels like I am still learning and just started! Love that red hat!

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  17. You look lovely and your photos are adorable! Happy anniversary! <3

    http://flashforwards.blogspot.de/2016/02/sweater-on-sweater.html

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  18. You have a great blog :)
    I follow you! :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  19. Congrats on 2 years!! What a fun shoot, I love your hear sweater!

    Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  20. Congrats on your two year blogaversary! :)

    And you are incredible wearing 6 outfits in one day for photos, wow! Hope that you have another great year of blogging ahead :)


    Away From The Blue Blog

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  21. Congrats on your two year blogging anniversary and everything that you have accomplished this past year! I'm happy I found your blog and can't wait to see what the next year brings!
    PS. love your sweater!!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  22. Yay! Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary! Love this snowy look!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  23. This is so exciting! Congratulations on two whole years, that's so amazing! Here's to many more :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  24. Happy blogiversary! Congrats on continued success. Love that red beanie, btw!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  25. Congrats dear! Keep doing it!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  26. Happy 2 year blogiversary! Great blog :)

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  27. love that ootd and those shoes..
    if you want we can follow each other.
    kisses from MM
    http://maysesmodamour.blogspot.it/2016/02/over-knees-boots.html

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  28. Happy 2nd blog birthday, lady! And we're so happy to have you as a member of The Blogger Collective!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS! Blogging is SUCH the journey. So happy for you!

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

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  30. Happy blog birthday!!! These pictures are so cute.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  31. Congrats on 2 years of blogging! How exciting! I am excited to continue to follow you!

    http://www.michellespaige.com

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  32. Happy 2nd birthday Sparkle and Slippers!!!!!! I celebrated my blogiversary back in the spring, it's so crazy when you sit down and think of all of your blogging over the last two years. I hope this next year brings you the best!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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  33. Happy Blogiversary!! I love the balloon - we definitely considered using a number balloon for our 2 year blogiversary back in August. So cute! And I LOVE your sweatshirt! :)

    xoxo, Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  34. Congratulations hun!! these pics are adorable! x

    http://clutchandcarryon.com/missguiding-winter/

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  35. Congratulation!!! Best wishes dear!!!

    www.hogmu.com

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  36. Yay for two years of blogging! My second anniversary is coming up soon too :)

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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  37. Happy 2 years!!!! You and I both just celebrated our 2 year mark, SWEET! What a great oufit and accessory to celebrate!
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  38. This is great. Many congratulations my friend! Keep sharing such stuff. I just attended a blog anniversary party of a good local blogger friend at one of iconic outdoor party venue NYC. It was a blogger meet up party and we all enjoyed a lot there!

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