Saturday, 21 July 2012

My last post as a 30-something...



... so here's my top 10 blog moments of the last year before my bloggiversary/birthday on Monday. Some are favourite outfits, some are favourite photos, some are simply posts that really meant something; they all sum up why I'm continuing on after my initial plan of doing this for one year only. And of course THANK YOU to all you lovely, lovely followers for being so wonderful and making my little creative outlet so enjoyable - hope you like my choices :)


1. Heathcliff - it's me, oh Cathy

This post attracted more than about three or four comments for the first time and I started to think maybe people actually quite liked my blog...!



2. The windy city is mighty pretty

This was the first shoot using my new, fast lens - so from then on it was lovely blurry backgrounds (bokeh) and sharper images... it made all the difference to my photos.



3. It's Lacroix, sweetie

My best-ever thrifting find... the title (and beautiful photo in front of a lovely setting sun) says it all. Mr Summers was getting a bit good at this photography lark.



4. Lily the pink

The photo that gave me my new avatar (with a little colour enhancement from pixlr.com).



5. English Riviera style

This was, to date, my favourite photo ever on the blog - and I think it's still up there in my top three. Unposed and all Mr Summers' own work (i.e. no art direction from me, which is pretty rare)!



6. Pink gingham and pearls

One of my favourite outfits, with my favourite necklace and favourite sweater - it just worked.



7. Preppy neutrals with blue

In this post I finally came up with a way to describe my style ('Preppy with a Twist'). I'd been asked what it was in a couple of interviews I'd done and I couldn't think how to define it before this outfit.



8. All I need now is a yacht

A double whammy on this post: one of the most fabulous photographs Mr. Summers has ever taken, and to date it's the most viewed post on my blog.



9. Seventies sunset with backlit florals

Another beautiful photo that I still love. Thanks, Mr. Summers - you're getting too good at this - the backlighting is just gorgeous :)



10. Probably my favouritest office outfit. Ever.

I know this was only posted two days ago, but I couldn't pass over a picture where I was photo bombed by a bee. A bee...!

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I hope you've all enjoyed my first year of blogging as much as me - where has the time gone?? See you on the other side of forty, everyone!



23 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Catherine! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  2. Happy birthday, Catherine! I'm glad you started up your blog, because you're one of my favorite fashion bloggers out there :)

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  3. I love these photos and your style! So pretty :) Happy Birthday!

    xo Teresa
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  4. Aw lovely post sweetie! I love the photos you've picked they all so beautiful, Mr. Summers has a nack for photography! Everyones saying Happy Birthday to you and i thought it was on Monday but just incase i am wrong in think that..... Happy Birthday! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  5. My dear English inspiration, thanks a lot to you for such a great blog! Love-love-love!!! :)

    xoxo, Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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  6. You're truly one chic lady Catherine....Best wishes & more power!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  7. Happiest birthday wishes to you, and keep on posting; your chic look is always a treat to behold. xoxoxoxo

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  8. congrats and happy budday for big three-O! mines coming up next year :)
    i loved the scenery behind in the first post (where do u live to get such beautiful background ;)), the hot pink and the one with sweater n gingham shirt r my fav! have a blast celebrating the big day!
    ~ashy
    thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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  9. I don't know how you choose, all the pictures are beautiful! You are such an inspiration, I'm so excited to see what you'll come up with next :)

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  10. both you and the mister deserve big props for building a beautiful blog. Happy blogiversary and I'm glad you're staying on. I think the 5th photo is my all time favorite.

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  11. Great top 10. Enjoy your birthday!

    Alana

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  12. great post Catherine..I am in love with those red shoes..my lord!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
    I hope you had a fabulous weekend!
    much love, sheree xoxo
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CATHERINE! WE SHARE THE SAME BIRTHDAY :D ALL THE BEST AND WELCOME TO THE FABULOUS CLUB OF 40 SOMETHING!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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    1. No way, Mrs C!! A girlfriend of mine also shares her birthday with me... yay we're the July 23rd club xoxo

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  14. Happy Birthday Catherine! It seems like it was a great year for you and I hope the next one is even better.

    Teodora
    teodoraslookbook.com

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  15. Awww thank you everybody for your lovely birthday wishes!!!!! You're all so lovely!!!!!!!!

    Catherine xoxoxoxo

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  16. Happy Birthday Catherine!!!!! I hope it was a fabulous day!! Dang, if you're this adorable in your 30s... I have a feeling that the 40s are going to be even more amazing!

    Always loving your style :)

    xo, Blair

    http://loveblair.blogspot.com/

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  17. Happy Birthday!!! Love your blog and your style! Been following you for almost the full year now. Can't wait to see what the next year will hold!

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  18. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, Catherine!
    Your blog is very refreshing, I love your style! My favourite outfit has to be the denim with the mustard sweater and cute pink shirt!
    Looking forward to more of your posts :)

    Lana, xo

    fashionfake.blogspot.com

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