Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me! Happy birthday Sparkle and Shine! Happy birthday to me!
Happy Friday, readers!
And what a great Friday it is! Not only am I reuniting with three of my best friends for a Tim McGraw concert, I am celebrating Sparkle and Shine’s second birthday!
Two years ago today, I opened up my laptop and made a WordPress.com account. I called myself “Sparkle and Shine” and took to sharing beauty tips, fashion ideas, and more. I created “My Monday Musts,” which has evolved over time to include what I am loving this week and what I’m up to in my personal life, and “Hollywood Hump Day Treat” was born to share the work from internship. My e-mail account filled with companies asking me to promote them and Seventeen Magazine offering me a contract for their Seventeen Social Club. My Twitter account and Instagram account have reached over 1,000 followers and hundreds follow my blog.
Ask me if I ever thought I would be able to say that and my answer would be absolutely not. I assumed I would more likely be able to say that I walked on the moon than I could say that I had become a successful lifestyle blogger.
Now that I’ve reached my two year blogiversary, what does this mean for this upcoming year?
So, so, so much!!
First off, I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am without all of you! So to celebrate Sparkle and Shine, I need to celebrate you. I really hope you’re following me on Instagram because on the 26th, I’ll be giving away a Tory Burch Kerrington Square tote that retails at $295 with some of my favorite fellow bloggers! The giveaway will be a loop giveaway, which means that you must follow and like all of the participants. When the post goes live on the 26th, all the details will be explained in the caption of the photo. So fun!!
As for Sparkle and Shine itself, I plan on continuing with more fashion posts and even try and break into vlogging! I’ve seen so many of my fellow Her Campus Blogging Network members break into video blogging and I think that it is something that I would find myself having a blast while doing. I haven’t worked out the details of doing this, but over the course of this next year, be on the look out for Sparkle and Shine branching out from word-form and adding videos to YouTube.
Until then, check out the awesome photo shoot I had to celebrate the big second blogiversary!
Get the look:
Dress: Forever21 – You may recognize this dress from my 21st birthday open bar! I bought this dress at an outlet mall and have never been able to find it online, so here is a similar one. | Wedges: Steve Madden’s Madden Girl – DSW has sold out, so similar. | Bangle: Victoria’s Secret – They’re not available online, but many people are selling them on Poshmark. | Earrings: Deb Stores – Since buying these (I’ve had them for months – here they are in an Instagram picture from almost a year ago!), the store has gone out of business. However, Charming Charlie’s has a similar pair.
Here’s to seeing what the next year has in store for Sparkle and Shine!