First Birthday!

15 Nov

I am so excited to announce that today is Baubles to Bubbles’ first birthday! I cannot believe it’s already been a year since I started my blog. When I started, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew blogging would be something I would love, but starting out was a scary experience. I actually set up my blog in the beginning of November, but didn’t even post anything for two weeks because I was anxiously trying to learn every aspect of blogging. If I had to give any advice to someone starting out, it would be to learn as you go. It’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them. I thought I needed to have everything perfect from the get go, and it was an intimidating and unrealistic way of thinking.

This is going to sound extremely cheesy, but blogging has changed my life. I was pretty lost this time last year after graduating from college. I was having a hard time finding a suitable job, and was still recovering from the terrible experiences I had with a group of mean girls in college. Blogging has made me realize that I’ve finally found something I’m truly passionate about. I feel like I’ve made so many friends over the past year that I sometimes forget we don’t all live in the same city! There are a ton of goals I still want to accomplish, but I’m so happy hitting the one year milestone has allowed me to put a checkmark next to one of those goals.

Red Cloche Nordstrom Hat

I got this cloche hat at Nordstrom the other day. I was looking for more of a fedora-like style, but I loved this color! One of my goals is to find the time to take pictures somewhere other than my driveway, but I have such a hard time for some reason. I had a little bit of free time yesterday, so I went to this gorgeous floral park by my house. Obviously, there aren’t too many florals right now, but there’s this amazing tepee in the center of the park where I took all my pictures!

Red Cloche Hat Brown Booties

Nordstrom Winter Hat Beige Forever 21 Jacket

Nordstrom Burgundy Cloche Hat

Forever 21 Beige Jacket Brown Booties

Fall Outfit with Red Hat Brown Booties

Fall Outfit with Red Cloche Hat

Shirt: Urban Outfitters (similar) | Jacket: Forever 21 (similar) | Pants: Forever 21 (similar) | Shoes: Alfani (similar) | Hat: Nordstrom

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56 Responses to “First Birthday!”

  1. SweetCandyDreamer November 15, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Happy blog birthday! You have a great one, so you should be very proud 🙂 Have a lovely weekend! xx

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 15, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      Aw thanks so much! I’ve been wanting to do a site redesign but cannot find the time lately! Your comment made my day 🙂

  2. SweetCandyDreamer November 15, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    I totally forgot to mention that I love this outfit! Beautiful fall pictures 🙂 x

  3. kittehluvs November 15, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    that hat is MARVELOUS! congrats on 1 year!

  4. gemilbourne November 15, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    What a exciting milestone! Here’s to many more years of baubles and bubbles xo

  5. Glassesgrl November 15, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    Congrats! Keep up the great style!

  6. maryeavant November 15, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Congrats on the one-year anniversary! These pictures look gorgeous!

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank you so much! It’s so nice when I have some extra time to take pictures somewhere else!

  7. BasicallyBubbly November 15, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Happy 1 year birthday! Keep blogging your heart out; you have some great reads!
    Plus, that plum hat is killer!

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

      Thank you so much! I hope to keep going for a long time 🙂 Love the name of your blog!

  8. Alison November 15, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Congratulations on your first year! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for your blog in your second year! xo

  9. girlychristina November 15, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Happy Blog Birthday!!!! ❤ ❤ I absolutely love the hat you're wearing, it's perfect for you!

  10. "They'll Never Know..." November 15, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Happy Birthday to BtB and congrats Olivia! I’ve been following your blog for months now and I really love it! You’ve got such a great eye for details and always incorporate such fun pieces; can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for you! (p.s. – make sure you have a glass of champagne tonight!) lol

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Thank you so much Rochelle!! I’m so glad we’ve gotten to become blog buddies over the last few months! I’m loving the champagne idea… that hadn’t even crossed my mind but I will be chilling a bottle the second I get home today!

  11. inconformistafashionista November 15, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Love that hat! Congrats on the one year!

  12. sweetofstyle November 15, 2013 at 10:39 am #


  13. FashionEdible November 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Happy birthday to your blog Olivia! You’ve done a great job in just a year and I know what you mean about the blog changing your life. I love today’s outfit post and your background!

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      Thank you Grace! You were one of my first blogging buddies, so I’m glad we’re both still working hard at it!

  14. carascliche November 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    You look stunning, perfect outfit to celebrate your first birthday! Cheers to many more to come, hopefully with one of those delicious cocktails you showed the other day:)

    xx Cara

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

      Thank you Cara! I will definitely be drinking some bubbly tonight! So glad blogging has introduced me to so many amazing girls like you!

  15. unbuhoenmibuhardilla November 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Congratulations !

  16. Sarah Walter November 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Congratulations Olivia! So great to see all the positive changes in your life this past year (mean girls are the worst!!) My friends seem to agree that the first year immediately following college is incredibly trying, for all sorts of reasons, but positives soon start pouring in. I always look forward to the daily glimpse into your innate sense of style, and anticipate more! Hope you have a great weekend. -Sarah

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

      Thank you Sarah! Mean girls seriously are the WORST. The first year after college had a lot of downs at first, but blogging has provided so many ups! I feel like it’s opened up an entire new world for me! Thanks so much for following my blog, and your nice comments. It truly makes my day! 🙂

  17. Stephanie November 16, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    Congrats on one year of blogging! It really is amazing how many fun, inspiring, (and stylish!) people one can meet through blogging. Love the color of that hat… looks great on you!

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

      Thank you Stephanie! I’ve met so many great people (like you) from blogging. It’s such a fun side project from my daytime job!

  18. rubyangel711 November 16, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I absolutely LOVE the hat:)

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

      Thank you! There are so many great hats out there right now, I think I want some more!

  19. nicolemolders November 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Congrats! Great job! Carry on the good work! You are an inspiration for many!

  20. biancalovefoodlovefashion November 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! I totally agree with you, blogging is life changing. Congrats and carry on the hard work xx

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      Thank you Bianca! So glad you can relate! I can’t believe how positive it’s been!

  21. Anchors And Diamonds November 17, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    Congrats! Your blog is lovely and inspirational! You should be proud of what you have accomplished!

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate hearing that! Looking forward to many more years. PS- your blog name is so cute!

  22. michelle November 17, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Congrats girl! Keep up the good work!

  23. marcyjb November 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    hey just wanted to let you know i nominated you for the lovely blog award! see my blog for more info. xoxo

  24. meretn November 18, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Yay! Happy (BB) birthday!! This most certainly calls for a celebration, as in, what you do for your normal birthday 🙂 dinner, bubbles, and presents, of course! Love following along 🙂

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      Thank you so much Meret! TOTALLY agree with the celebrating part! A shopping trip and some champagne sounds perfect on this long Monday! So glad we’ve become blogging friends!

  25. Quin November 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Congrats! And seriously my FAVORITE look that you’ve ever blogged!

  26. jennypugh November 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Congratulations on your first birthday! I really love your blog posts. As a girl who’s not really girly girly, I get so much inspiration from the outfits you post on your blog 🙂 xx

    • Baubles to Bubbles November 21, 2013 at 11:36 am #

      Thank you Jenny!! Reading your comment made my day. So glad you like reading my blog and seeing my outfits! 🙂

  27. GlitzySpritzer November 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    You looks gorgeous! Happy belated b-day B2B! I can’t wait till my blog hits the one year mark. I’d have to agree with you on so many levels it has been truly life changing. There is a lot of work that goes into it however it is so worth it! I finally feel happy doing something for me that I truly enjoy! I think I read that you are doing real estate now, that is so awesome! When did you start? The bf just got his license a few months ago but hasn’t done much with it. I am so happy I clicked that follow button a few weeks back being able to ride along with you on your journey has been nothing but pleasant, its like when good news happens to you, it happens to us too! xo
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    • Baubles to Bubbles November 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      Thank you so much! It’s definitely a fun and exciting achievement, so you will be really happy when you reach it! Yes, I work at my dad’s real estate company. I took my classes for it over the summer and then got my license. That’s so exciting your boyfriend is licensed! I’m sure the more he does the more exciting it’ll be! So glad you found my blog and like following along 🙂 That makes my day!


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