It’s crazy how far you can come in a year.
I know, because a year ago today I wrote my first post and began the journey of carving out this little spot and community on the Internet.
When I started out, I really had no idea what this would become. I had no idea I’d work with sponsors, meet some awesome DC blogger babes, feel comfortable enough take outfit pictures regularly, or spend so. much. free. time. on this ‘passion project.’
And yet, I hope, this is only the beginning.
While on one hand it seems like not much in my life has changed in the past year—I still work at the same job, live in the same apartment, and have the same friends—on the other, it seems like everything has changed.
Blogging has stretched me in so many great ways. I would have never been as serious about taking up photography as a hobby or had half the networking practice if I didn’t follow through on my desire to start.
And I definitely wouldn’t have gone through as many bottles of wine. That’s what I am telling myself, anyway.
I can’t wait to see where the next year takes me and A Touch of Teal—and it will probably be to places I couldn’t even begin to predict now.
But even though I am marking this passage of time and talking a lot about my journey, I really would not be here without all of your support.
So whether you’re a new reader, one that’s been here since the beginning, someone I’ve known for years, someone I’ve known for a little while, a friend I’ve met through blogging, or a brand I’ve partnered with, thank you so much for your continued support. xo
* SHOP THIS POST *
J Crew Factory Lace Shirt—similar here
Necklace c/o—use the code atouchoftealxoxo for your first month free!
LOFT Crop Pants (old)
Loren Hope Sarra Cuff c/o
J Crew Factory D’Orsay Flats
Photos by Lisa Chiu
Eeek congrats, Katie!!! Very excited for you and so happy I’ve met you along the way. Keep it up, girl! 🙂 xoxo
Thanks Monica! SO SO SO glad I have met someone who shares my appreciation of early 2000 rom coms and cleaning for fun ;]
That necklace is so pretty !
Thanks, Carina! xo
VERY inspirational…as I am a new blogger this definitely gives me hope. This whole process is very exciting but extremely overwhelming for me. If you have any tips I would love to hear them! I would also maybe love to collaborate on a post?
Let me know what you think of my blog so far! Open to suggestions/feedback
Thanks for reaching out. I wrote about what I wish I had known when I started blogging here: http://www.atouchofteal.com/4-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-blogging/ (be sure to read the comments as there are a lot of good thoughts there, too!).
Shoot me an email if you have any follow up questions!
YAY! Congrats on your one year! I just found your blog and love your style! Here’s to many more exciting years of blogging! Cheers!
Thank you so much, Suz! Cheers!
Congratulations on one year! That is a great milestone. I just discovered your blog, and look forward to visiting again soon!
Thanks so much Trish! Hope to see you around again soon :]
Ahh, Congratulations Katie!! You are absolutely adorable and just the thought of everything you have done with A Touch of Teal is truly amazing. I’m so glad you randomly found my blog – if you hadn’t, I don’t know when I would have found yours! Once again, congrats on a great first year and here’s to many more!
Aw, thanks so much for your nice note Mikkaela! I am so glad we randomly found each others blogs, too! Here’s so many more comments and new posts :]
Yaaaay, happy one year! Love these cropped skinnies!
Thanks Cara! xo
Congrats on a year! So exciting!
This Side of Paradise
Thanks so much Kate! xo
Congrats on your blogoversary!
Happy blog anniversary!!! That’s so exciting!
Thanks Kim :]!
Ah, congrats on one year! It’s such an achievement to keep a blogging going for that long. I love the GIF. 🙂
Thanks Natalie! xo
Congrats on 1 year!!!! So glad that you decided to create A Touch Of Teal 🙂
THANKS so much Lindsay :]! xo
Thanks Sara! xo
that’s amazing!! congrats and happy blog bday! 😀
Have a great day!
Thanks girl! xo
Congrats on your blogiversary!! What a huge accomplishment. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for A Touch of Teal! Such cute pics 🙂
Taffeta & Tulips
Thank you Kate! xo
Congrats sweet girl!!!! I just celebrated my one month!!!! Isn’t it crazy how it enhances our life for the better!!! You look cute as can be too!!!
Thank you so much, and congrats on your one month! xo
Congrats on your Blogversary! I’m about a year old too, and yours looks much more advanced! Gorgeous photos, and I love this particular shoot with the balloons. Keep on doing what you love!!
Thank you so much Angie! Congrats on your one year too :] xo
Congrats on the first year! It sounds like it’s been quite the journey! Here’s to the next year bringing even better adventures!
Thank you so much, Kati! xo
Awwww this is so lovely, Katie! Congrats on your first anniversary (:
Thanks, Deniz! xoxo
Congrats and must I say, I love your outfit!
Thanks girl! xo
Congratulations on your first year!!! Making friends with other bloggers is such an inspiration to keep on going. Add some cheese to that wine, and now you have a meal! 😉
Thank you Tanya! I love that – add cheese to wine, and you have a meal. I need to remember that! ;]