Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago I started this blog without any expectations or an inkling of what it would snowball into and I'm still mildly in awe of what it has become. I want to thank all my readers for their comments or even silent presence, you all have kept me motivated and made this whole journey so enjoyable.
Here's a painfully brief recap of the past year:
I spent the summer in Pennsylvania living in my college's dorms and working on campus for the Admissions office as an assistant. When Fall came around I hopped on a plane to travel to Greece with strangers to study for a semester. I spent time traveling around Greece and used a couple of long weekends to explore Budapest and Germany. In December our group was forced to leave prematurely due to the riots taking place in Athens and I flew home for an early Christmas break with my family in Washington State. I returned in the Spring to Pennsylvania for my final semester, enduring snow in the first months back and enjoying the sunshine in the last few. After graduation I flew back to Washington State where I currently am temporarily settled.
If hopes become reality this year will bring as many adventures as the last...

July 2008

August 2008

September 2008

October 2008

November 2008

December 2008

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

June 2009
July 2009
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I shot the video with my tripod (like I shoot my pictures) as a little thank you to all my blog readers. The song is by Dar Williams. I hope you all enjoy it.

CONVERSATION

145 comments:

  1. oh, what a beautiful post!

    you're really one of my favourite reads.

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  2. This is a nice post and I love the video you made, good job! Very cute. I'm sure you have another wonderful year (several) ahead of you Clothing Horse!

    You definitely inspire me with my blog. Thanks :)

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  3. this post is just so sweet and wonderful. i can see that you had so much happiness and adventures for the past years. your blog is very inspirational and original. :)

    the video you made is so beautiful. just like all of your photos. truly inspirational :)

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  4. We followed you on your adventures. I am sure there will be many more for you to explore. : )

    ps. i am doing a shoe giveaway. : )

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  5. Congratulations on such a big moment, 2 years is a long time! Your blog is one of my favorites, and I always enjoy your beautiful photos and what you have to say.

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  6. Happy blogversary! A great year full of great photos and the video is really adorable too :-)

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  7. This is great - happy blog anniversary! I love your monthly collages you've included.

    I've been blogging since 2006. Yep, I'm an old hat too.

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  8. Happy blog birthday! Lovely video - I love the vintage feel of it.

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  9. Congratulations on another year!
    Your posts are always so inspirational, colorful, and engaging. I love your photos too!

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  10. Congratulations! You have your blog for two years now and it's really great! And you always looked so amazing! ^^

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  11. Congrats! Happy Blog Birthday! It is quite a lovely blog (and your pictures are beautiful).

    My blog is one week old today, don't you just love blog birthdays! :)

    <3 Gina

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  12. Happy Anniversary Honey! I love Ur blog so much...

    Such a great post!

    Really? Budapest? I live in Budapest! Ha? Do you like this city?

    XoXo

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  13. Happy Blog Birthday!
    You are one of my favourite reads, you take the most amazing pictures. :)

    I'll have to get myself a tripod! :D

    thelonelyteapot
    xxxx

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  14. Happy Blog Birthday :)
    Your year long photo montage & video are such happy, fun ways to celebrate!

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  15. Happy 2nd Birthday, The Clothes Horse! I didn't realize dis but I've been following your blog for over a year now...I remember d video you posted a year ago...Hope you continue blogging for many more years to come :)

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  16. Your blog is one of my very favorites! Your pictures are lovely and your style is perfection!

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  17. Congrats!! Awesome blog and what a fascinating time you've had recently...

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  18. Oooh, even if I've been such a "silent reader" I now have to say: I love your blog. I enjoy to read it and to look at your pictures.
    I am always smiling when I see that you've posted something new.
    I like your re-view and will stay a permanent (maybe silent) reader!

    You are a really beautiful girl with a fantastic taste of 'fashion' who is most times inspirating me!

    Go on like this, please :)
    With love, Kate

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  19. Congrats on the bloggiversary!

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  20. Thank YOU!! Beautiful video by the way, I love it

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  21. happy birthday, blog xD!

    congratulations on your success, you're such a sweet gal, it makes me happy to see you going strong! and holy moly, that video was all kinds of adorable.

    thanks for replying about the lipstick too, i'll have to check out clinique's lippies one day :)!

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  22. You are the cutest thing in computer land! I loved reliving the last year with you through those photos, and what can I say about that video? Adorable. Thank YOU for doing this blog!

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  23. Wow. I have no words! I'm new here and I'm happy that I've found you... I love all your pics and outfits... tomorrow I have to go to work so early (as usual) but when I'll have a little time your blog will be the first I'll come to read better and better again:)

    xx from Madrid! :)
    Iris.

    PS. Happy Blog Bday!

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  24. I really love your vision, what inspires you and what you have to say. How amazing it is to be able to look back at your life like that! Congradulations! What an honor!

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  25. Lovely photos, great post! Thanks for being such a wonderful blogger, always so much to look at!

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  27. It's strange but you popped into my mind this morning - I was thinking about graduating college and life right after that. It was an odd time for me anyway.

    How great that you have been doing this blog for 2 years! Your blog was one of the reasons /major inspirations for me to start my own blog about a year ago. Congratulations and best of luck in the next 12 months! I know you will do well ;)

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  28. Happy Anniversary dear CH!♥

    A great recap of your year, it looks and sounds amazing. Always such interesting and lovely photography. Also the video is grand!♥xo

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  29. Congratulations on another year of blogging and hopefully many more to come. Sea of Shoes used to be my favorite blog but I think yours is becoming my favorite. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon your blog but I'm really glad did. Your creativity is very inspiring, it makes me want to try a new technique with my photos!
    Can't wait for more posts to come!

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  30. omg i saw you moving :D
    happy blog anniversary

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  31. oh i have not been on your blog in quite a long time, but i love all your photos! simply wonderful! heres to many more years!
    :)

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  32. Oh I love Dar Williams! That was a wonderful little video...it was beautiful, just like all of your fantastic pictures. Congrats on all your blogging success...and adventures:)

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  33. Happy Anniversary! Love the video and the inspiring year-in-review. I've always enjoyed reading your blog and I'm looking forward to next year's adventures!

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  34. How precious! Love the video and happy 2 years! I'm so happy that you've shared your adventures with us :)

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  35. Happy blogversary! Here's to many more. :-)

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  36. Is it silly to say, I'm so happy to share a blog-aversary month with so many great bloggers, yourself included? There must have been something in the air on July '09...

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  37. congratulations at reaching 2 years! i'm fairly new to your blog but it looks as though all success is very much deserved!

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  38. Congratulaaations!! Happy blogging birthday dear :) Ooh and the month by month montages are so fantastic, and that video is adorable. I really do hope you had a beautiful weekend.

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  39. Happy Blogsarry...love the video...keep it up!!!u inspired me!!

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  40. Thank YOU! Your blog is an inspiration to many people not just my self and I appreciate your constant updating. I imagine you sacrifice a lot of time to the blogsphere. The video was lovely and you did a great job editing it. May I ask what you used to make your little month by month collage?

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  41. Congratulations on 2 years!

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  42. although at the end of your adorable video (of yes, I wish there are many more to come :) you say thank you for a wonderful yea, I thank YOU for a wonderful year! your blog always inspires me in so many ways- sartorially, intellectually (with your reading tastes), culturally (with your film tastes), and artistically (with your amazing self portraits and posts on others photos). I really look forward to your every post even if I don't always get the chance to comment on it unfortunately

    these little photo collages are lovely and I cannot wait to see your next adventures. but you're a girl who can make an adventure anywhere, which is probably how you inspire me the most!

    THANKS!

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  43. Congrats on two years! I loved the little photo collages, and that video was precious. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  44. Congrats! This video was super sweet and cool. I love the photo collages and keep them coming!

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  45. cute video! I liked the collages too.

    I was reading some of your old posts and you mentioned starting an etsy shop. I too am considering one for my photos. Did you ever start one?

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  46. Wow, two years! Congrats!!!! Love the pictures, and the video.

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  48. The video is so cute and such a great representation of your blog. The pictures are as beautiful and fun as always. I've been reading your blog for a while now and most consistently in the last few months as it's definitely becoming one of my favorites.

    ...and! A delightful friend and I just started our own blog. I hope you don't mind a little plug for it: asparkleintime.blogspot.com

    Here's to another year!

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  49. Sweet post! I hope you do blog for many years to come, yours is my favorite to read. (: ♥

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  50. Oh, that's so great! I love your blog and that video is so cute and funky, love it!

    Keep up the good work girl,
    peace and love!

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  51. Oh my god. I cant believe its been another year. I remember your last anniversary video like it was yesterday.

    Where has the time freaking GONE LADY?!

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  52. Congratulations! What beautiful collages! Your blog is absolutely amazing, and your style is so inspirational.

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  53. very nice blog. You have great style and you put this post together very nicely.

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  54. Not painfully brief; just succint. And as per usual, your stunning photos speak a thousand words x

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  55. happy blogiversary! That video is so nice, it's like we get to see your photo shoots in action.

    Keep up the great work. We all love your blog.

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  56. happy blog aniversary. Yours is one of my favorites. And your video is adorable.
    -indigo

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  57. So many adventures!
    Well, Im new in your blog, and it became one of my favourites. You know, I love your style, your photos, your landscapes, your post, everything :).
    I enjoy visit your blog, very happy blog anniversary!!
    beautifull video, I really love it.
    Thanks for your comment.

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  58. you look stunning in the video. AWW i though you were gonig to speak tho :(
    and congrats !

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  59. You are the cutest ever!
    Love the video and congratulations on two years! Hope to read you for many years to come ;)

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  60. happy "blogversary" :)
    this is really a great blog ^^
    the photos are amazing :D

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  61. Congratulations on an amazing two years! I don't think that I've ever commented before as I'm a bit of a lurker, but I've loved reading your updates and hope that there are many more to come!

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  62. I follow you since last december and it always have been a great pleasure to visit you everyday ! Even if I didn't comment this last month you're still one my favourite blog :) Keep up like that <3

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  63. this is so beautiful to look at! like a mini time capsule, captured in whimsical images. your blog is one of a kind!

    xx oriwaeditorial.blogspot.com

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  64. congratulations on two years of successful blogging! the collages are beautiful, and i am impressed with your video skills!

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  65. ohhh how fantastic!! well done on another fab year with amazing and thoughtful posts. the video is wonderful too!!!

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  66. happy blogaversary and what a year!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  67. Happy 2nd blogaversary!

    Your blog never ceases to amaze me with your beautiful pictures and posts, truly inspirational! :)
    xx

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  68. Wow two years already?! I've been reading your blog for a little more than a year, and it's fantastic! I love your style and your musings, and I hope it'll be just as wonderful in the future! Congratulations! Love the video by the way!

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  69. What a beautiful collection of photos! Amazing! Congratulations. The video is great. Do you have any tips or suggestions for Oahu?!

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  70. happy blogiversary - yours is a daily read of mine - i love it!

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  71. This post is amazing. Happy 2 year anniversary to your blog. Your blog has been very inspiring to me, as well as, I'm sure, to many other readers. You've managed to keep it interesting, and I'm positive it will only get better over the next few years. Congratulations on such a beautiful and inspiring blog.
    PS: I love the video.

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  72. you for sure have helped shaped the fashion aspect of the blogesphere, that is amazing to one of the pioneers.

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  73. You are too cute to be true! Thank you!

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  74. What a beautiful post!! I love the collage you have done of your blog history!! Many happy returns and thank you for sharing your loveliness with us!

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  75. Congrats on the 2 years! I've only started following you earlier this year and recently gained enough courage to comment.

    I think your posts are always honest and inspiring. And you are so down to earth even with all the blog-success you've had and I just find that really refreshing and admirable:)

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  76. Wew, seems like I'm a bit late. I want to say congratulations for you and your amazing blog but the other 130 visitors will absolutely say the same, so istead of that, I'll just let you know that I'm simply happy for you. Why is that? Because this is your day, your blog anniversary, your own journey of life, something that has shaped your recent self now and I know you must feel glad, thankful and probably a bit anxious. I'll keep supporting you and i believe so many others will too. Have a great little celebration! And thank you for letting me be a little part of your blog (I really need to say this). I imagine you're smiling right now - smile for your 2 years journey and exploration that will keep continuing - and I believe you smile naturally, not for pleasing other people, but for being grateful for this very happy moment. Happy for you, your blog, and probably the smile to mean something. :)

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  77. Happy Blog Birthday! You're blog is, as always, an inspiration and a joy, I am so glad to have read you and to read what is to come!

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  78. thank you for the thank you. you are truly awesome, outfits and all.

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  79. congrats on two years!!! the video is so lovely, i love the dress. it's so pretty. and the song made me feel like running in a field, just as you are. lol.

    i really like the outfit with the yellow tights.

    anyways congrats on a successful blog, and i hope you do have many more years in store for your blogging career.

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  80. you had a full 2 years..and i can't wait to see what you will do next!!!

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  81. Congratulations! I've been following your blog for maybe a year but have never commented - I think your blog is great! It is really inspiring to see the way you remix outfits and rewear items in new ways. So... Thanks :) And I hope you keep blogging.

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  82. I'm one of those silent followers. I've been reading your blog for a year now; it's a sweet treat in the middle of my cubicle prison days. Happy Birthday to your blog! May it live long and prosper!

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  83. I was quite surprised when I realised this March that I had been reading your blog for over a year. I found your blog, and from it the entire world of fashion and lifestyle blogging, quite by accident during a google searching session on high-waisted skirts, and ever since I have been enthralled and delighted by your writing and images.

    It has been such a joy to read your posts almost every day since. You are a true inspiration, not just because of your lovely, unique style, but because of your writing talent, imagination, intelligence and the serene inner confidence in yourself and your identity which seems to seep through your blog.

    I hope the next two years are as lovely and adventure-filled for you as the past two have seem to have been.

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  84. Congrats on two years!
    I always find your photos so inspiring :)

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  85. thank God for your blog!
    such a blessing.

    continue being pretty, stay happy, and more more happy years for you.

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  86. This is such a beautiful recap! It looks like a wonderfully eventful year for you from the photos and I hope there'd be many more to come this next year!

    p.s. the video was super cute!! XDD

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  87. You are too unbelievably cute! I always mean to ask, do you take your own photos? Absolutely great photography. Always a great read.

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  88. I love your blog! And the video was just beautiful. So perfect and summery. In fact, all your photography is gorgeous.

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  89. Now I'm a fan of your blog, and I have just discovered I liked a lot, nice blog!

    Google translator...will speak little English
    Im mexican, Saludos.

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  90. lovely video! and you have amazing style, love your blog!! :)

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  91. Happy blogiversary (don't you think that's a cute word?). I really love your blog. I don't always comment, but I read it often. You surely lead an adventurous life. Well, I hope there will be many adventurous years to come! (and ofcourse that you share that with your readers, in my case a person who has a lack of adventure in her life).

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  92. thank you for the past two years. i've really enjoyed your blog and it's one of my favourites!
    for a lot of more years to come..

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  93. And what an utterly stylish two years it's been. You're a constant inspiration around the blogosphere. I can't wait to see what other gorgeous things you have to share.

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  94. I discovered your blog in Dec 2008 randomly through a google search, and I've been a daily reader ever since. I've also discovered other great blogs through it, though yours remains my favourite. I love your photos, and also the fact that your look is unique and interesting, but also easy to achieve.

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  95. Happy birthday !
    That's nice ! And I love your blog more and more !

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  96. happy blog birthday! heres to many more years

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  97. Has it really only been 2 years? It feels like longer. Happy blog birthday.

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  98. hip hip hurray for The Clothes Horse.

    love your work !

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  99. HOW NICE!!!! wish i knew you were to my country cause i loved to meet you !
    happy blog bday !!!!!
    amazing pics
    you have a very sweet face and gorgeous style!!!!i admire you !!!!!

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  100. Happy Aniversary!
    I hope my blog somehow becomes as interesting as yours and that i will survive two years, your a big blog inspiration <3
    xo

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  101. Such a fantastic post!! I'm so happy to say i've been a happy viewer of your journey! You are an amazing blogger- your photography, your outfits and your inspiring words make this one of my must reads. Please don't stop blogging!!

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  102. thanks for all articles and beautiful photos, j'adore to have a look each time i can on your blog.

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  103. Congrats on meeting your two years!! I love your blog, and you're just too adorable!

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  104. Hi, I'm your new fans ^o^
    I love your style, here and at weardrobe. Would you trade links with me pls? ^o^

    xoxo,
    tigerlily
    http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

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  105. WOW!seeing all your pictures together I remembered why you are one of my favourite bloggers and my daily reference in dressing-up!;-)

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  106. What a great review - please go on blogging.

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  107. I love this photographic re-cap. Happy blogiversary!

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  108. Amazing..love the photos charting your first couple years.

    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

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  109. i've never seen so many adorable outfits, ever! you've got an amazing style.

    you take all the pictures yourself??

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  110. congratulations, girlie! you have one of the best blogs on the web. it's because you're beautiful, your pictures are well-taken and creative, and the outfits/writing is great as well.

    http://www.rocknrollgypsy.com

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  111. I love this post! Especially the pictures are really lovely.

    Your blog is actually the reason why I got into reading and following blogs almost a year ago. I love your remix posts the most because it's so inspiring to see how you can wear the same clothes in hundred different ways.

    So thank you for this fabulous blog and keep up the good work :)

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  112. youre my new fave read ! love your pictures ! looks like those on the magazines (:

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  113. Congratulations on your 2-year blog birthday! :) This is a really cute way to recap the year - some of these pictures were new to me since I've only been reading since January.

    Here's to many more lovely years!

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  114. Wow! It must've taken you ages to decide which photos to put in this post. Beautiful as always, and I hope this year has lots and lots of adventure for you :)

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  115. What's interesting is how professional your blog looked right off the bat!

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  116. I love your video! So natural, so you! I love the way you are!
    About your last question, I sometimes ask myself that...but let´s live day after day :)

    You are the best! reallY!

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  117. Wow, 2 years!Amazing!That's a long time and each one of your entries are so perfect.I didnt know you were in Greece, I missed that part! :D
    The post is in general great, like it came out of a magazine! Actually I wish there were magazines that cute!

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  118. Adorable, as usual. And so stylishly perfect.
    Congratulations on two fantastic years!

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  119. Congrats on another year! I've only been following since...this spring, but I really enjoy your blog.

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  120. Congrats on 2 years! That's so epic. I hope I can keep it up as long. I love these collages--all your pictures are so gorgeous. What sort of adventures do you have planned for the coming year? :)

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  121. you go gurl! keep doing ur thang! congrats!

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  122. Congrats!!! Great job on the video :D and the blog of course xx

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  123. Happy blogiversary! ;) You're certainly the best of the best.

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  124. Happy anniversary to your blog! I've been happily reading your blog for the last year and I've loved every post; I really do look forward to each one.

    You're one of the few bloggers that served as inspiration to start my own, and for that, I can't thank you enough.

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  125. congratulation..
    oh, what a sweet video...
    n i always love ur photos...

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  126. Fantastic post - I've been enjoying your blog for a while and it's nice to see the progression all together like this.

    Lovely video as well!

    Congrats on two years!

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  127. What a cute little video! Congrats :)

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  128. Congratualations!!! Love looking through the years and that little video!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  129. Happy blog birthday and Congrats! You've inspired us all!

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  130. Happy anniversary!!

    Two years.. that means I've been reading you for one and a half, wow. You're so inspirational and gorgeous and I just adore you!

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  131. I have that butterfly dress! It's ASOS right? Shame on me though...I've never worn it! I always think I look wide in it but you've inspired me to try again.. Except it's freezing here in the UK :/

    Congratulations on your 2 years! I've only just started my blog adventure..

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  132. congrats! you're one of my favorite reads and i so appreciate every comment you leave on my blog :) you're incredibly talented- keep it up!

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  133. what a lovely post :)
    I just want to say yours is one of my favourite blogs ever and I wish you many more years :D

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  134. i just found your blog recently through weardrobe, and i'm loving being able to back-track through all your posts! i'm looking forward to keeping up on your outfits and adventures.

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  135. Happy blog anniversary and I hope it keeps going for a long time! Your video is really cute!

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  136. Happy Blog Birthday!! :0) Many more to come I hope!
    The video was adorable and a wonderful song to accompany it.

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  137. Wonderful video! Congrats on the 2-year blogaversary. I really enjoy reading your posts, and here's to many more.

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  138. Happy blog birthday! :) Though I barely leave any comment, I keep visiting on an almost daily basis. In my opinion, your success resides in your authenticity, congrats! :)

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  139. Congratulations! I really hope there are many more years to follow.

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  140. Happy VERY belated blog birthday!
    what a great little recap :)

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