WOW, I can’t believe it has been an entire year! I know that’s what most people say when they’ve hit a milestone but this just doesn’t even come close. I look back to my first post, somewhat embarrassing now, but all I see is how far I have come. 125 blog posts and 12 thousand followers later and I think you can tell that this little blog that started out as a creative outlet and a way to escape adulthood actually morphed into something. But honestly, I am still shocked that people other than my mom actually want to read about what I have to say!

While I have learned LOTS along the way (there will be a blog post coming soon!), I wanted to spend today sharing some of my favorite memories from the past year that showcase what It’s All Chic To Me is all about.

Starting the blog

(find the post here)

NYFW Street Style: Pink fringe dress + sneakers

Somehow it took me almost an entire year to finally share where It’s All Chic To Me came from but nonetheless it’s an important part of this blog. Part of me wonders what life was like before I started the blog. My main hopes for starting the blog were for two reasons. 1) I needed a creative outlet and 2) I was in desperate need of friends. After college I felt like I was almost starting over in the friend department and my social life was lacking to say the least. Little did I know that all you had to do was become a blogger and your social life would never ever be dull again! I have had the privilege of meeting so many incredible people and attending the most fabulous events over the past year! I even got to host 2 of my own events. This was a highlight for sure! You can find a recap of my Topshop event here and my Beehive event here.

Meeting my girl tribe

(find the post here)

Blogger Tribe

NYFW street style, girl gang, Sex and the City, Community over competition

I could go on and on about all of the wonderful friends I have made through blogging. Like I said earlier, I was desperately craving to fill the void of being surrounded by so many college friends. Entering the next chapter of my life in Houston and into adulthood, I needed a support system. Many of the ladies I have met through blogging are now some of my closest friends and I talk to almost every single day. From Chick-fil-a lunch dates, countless photo shoots, phone calls about anything and everything, attending NYFW, wine nights, millions of events, and so much more, these ladies have proved to be more than my support system, they are some of my best friends! I won’t name all of my blogger besties, but you know who you are and I am SO thankful for you!

Attending New York Fashion Week

(find all of my posts here)

NYFW 2016, New York street style, New York Fashion Week style

New York Fashion Week recap, Leather pants + lace collared top

New York Fashion week street style: black off the shoulder top + white skirt + fringe heels

This is by far my favorite memory from my first year! All of my Carrie Bradshaw dreams came true in a matter of 4 days. I have never seen so much passion for fashion anywhere else and it was truly exhilarating getting to experience all of the fashion events and street style first hand. I was able to attend fashion shows, meet some of my fashion icons, and connect with brands and companies that I work with from afar. The icing on the cake was getting to go with 3 of my blogger besties, Margret, Britt and Dede. You can find all of my daily recaps here.

Favorite Blog Posts

Fall Wedding Guest Jumpsuit (get post here)

Wedding Guest Style: The Formal Jumpsuit

The Frustration with Blogging (find post here)

Fall transitional look: bodycon dress + duster + booties

Girlboss Closet on a Budget (find post here)

Girlboss Closet on a Budget | Girlboss Tips | Budget Tips | It's All Chic To Me

A Letter to Me (find post here)

Fringe crop top + coral maxi skirt | Summer Fashion | A letter to myself | It's All Chic To Me

Blazer 3 Ways (find post here)

How to wear a blazer 3 ways

I wouldn’t dare end this post without a HUGE thank you to all of you who make this little space of the internet feel like a home. Thank you for supporting my crazy ideas (and outfits), putting up with my grammatical errors, and following along as I share my life one blog post at a time! Thank you, thank you, thank you!