It’s official. This blog is one year today. Many of you, especially my friends, will be surprised to hear that as I kept the blog a secret for about 6 months before I was found out! I didn’t feel confident enough to tell people about it and so I kept it hidden from everyone. I even created separate Instagram and Twitter accounts for it. Seems so dramatic now, but I’m glad I did it that way. It gave me time to explore the blogging world and to just write about anything and everything. I’ve decided to share some of my favourite memories with you from the last year. There were so many more but I didn’t want you guys to be scrolling for hours!
I started this blog because I have such a love for the fashion industry. I love the clothes, the collections, the designers, the marketing, how the fashion world embraces technology like no other industry. I love it all. I think this blog has given me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into collections and editorials as I research them now and understand them so much better.
This blog has been a little calm zone for me in what has been an incredibly challenging year, for a variety of reasons. Whenever I needed to, I would research something, or look at an collection from a few seasons ago for inspiration, or try to put together different combinations of outfits that I hadn’t tried before. It helped me to zone out and just focus on something that I love doing. I’m so happy I started this blog, and I’m even more happy that I’ve stuck with it. It’s hard work! But I love every minute.
Since I’ve started Okaybee so many great things have happened because of the blog. From joining forces with The Hunt, receiving lovely gifts, getting to view collections, guest blogging for and being featured on The Edit (the blog for My Unidays) and becoming the first fashion writer for The Imperic. It’s been insanely busy but so rewarding. I hope it continues on and that I can continue to balance things.
I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who follow me and read my blog. Some of you have been here since day one and it’s so amazing to read your comments and see you guys liking my posts. I love hearing your feedback and in turn reading your blogs.
Here’s to the last 12 months. There’s been highs and lows, crazy moments and opportunities and it’s all been a great experience. Here’s looking towards the next year.