this post brought to you by Talbots
it’s time to celebrate, gang, ‘cuz the blog turns three today! yes, three years ago Style at a Certain Age hit the publish button, and nothing’s quite been the same since then. and while most fashion, style, lifestyle bloggers know exactly what they’re doing when they decide to start a blog. let me tell you this girl had no idea what she was getting into.
many of you have followed the blog from the early days and know how i accidentally found my way to the blogosphere. you see, i wrote a book several years ago, then snagged an agent who advised writers need a social media presence. “social media? i have five Facebook friends. does that count?” i asked. “go find some more,” he said. “ummm, how do i do that?” i asked.
well, it took two years before the eureka moment struck to start a style blog. it was after a woman complimented my outfit. “that’s it,” i thought eyes widening. “i’ll post an ootd – outfit of the day. twenty-year-olds are doing it. why can’t i?” so i raced home and researched ‘how to start a blog’ and almost quit before i started. “HTML? WordPress? Plug-ins? Code? what the heck are those? who has time to learn?” i thought. but then I discovered Tumblr a social media channel – the predecessor to Instagram. simply snap a photo, upload, and away you go. and that’s just what mr. style and i did five days a week before i headed off to work. here’s the first photo that went live on Tumblr. it was titled “step into spring.”
for those of you interested in learning more you can watch this YouTube video where i share the entire story of how the blog began. from book to an agent to Tumblr to WordPress. or you can read this blog post where i recap the early days.
but today it’s all about celebrating my blogoversary. so i’m throwing on my party duds and going on a shopping spree. and one lucky reader has the chance to do the same. yes, i’ve partnered with one of my favorite brands, Talbots, who is giving away a $1,000 gift card to one lucky reader. all you have to do is enter the rafflecopter located at the end of this blog post. winner to be announced on all social media channels on March 29th. how easy is that?
who’s ready to check out Talbots new spring collection? i’m headed to my local store so let’s go!
the spring collection is absolutely adorable! it’s infused with florals, vibrant colors, fun patterns, and sporty stripes.
meet tara, the lovely store manager of my local Talbots.
are you ready to see what’s on my radar screen for spring? i mixed and matched to my heart’s content and came up with a few ootd’s from special occasion dresses (think easter, mother’s day, sunday brunch) to nine-to-five to saturday afternoon. and i’ve thrown in a couple of jackets for good measure! let’s take a peek.
this cute ladybug print is the perfect compliment to red scalloped pants. can you say picnic? if it gets chilly throw on a cotton peacoat.
a graphic tee is sporty and chic. love it paired with these distressed chinos for a casual weekend vibe.
look at this cute zipper! i love details like this.
love all the vibrant spring colors!
what a fun way to celebrate my blogoversary! ladies, don’t forget to enter the raffle for your chance to win a $1,000 gift card.
a big thank you to Talbots for sponsoring this post. and thank you lovely readers for supporting the brands that allow me to bring fresh ideas.