One Year Blog Anniversary – Outfit Recap

 

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They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and I can’t agree more! It’s almost hard to believe that it’s already been a year since my first blog post, on November 11th 2015! So here I am 50 posts and 38 outfits later, on my one year blog anniversary. And I have so many reasons to celebrate it!

So what benefits did I gain from this one year of blogging?

#1 I focused on what I want, and liberated myself from the fear of what other people may think.

First of all, starting my own blog was a huge step out of my comfort zone. I have always been reading fashion blogs and wanted to create my own. I loved fashion and styling, as well as writing, from as far I can remember. However, I was so afraid to put myself out there. I was thinking of what my friends, family and colleagues would think! Would my friends think I am a freak? Would my colleagues from work think I am superficial and not focusing on my “real job” as much as I should? Before starting my blog, I was even hardly posting a photo on my Instagram every once in a blue moon, for the same ridiculous reasons. But with lots of hard work with myself (and still working on it), I managed to liberate myself from this fear, and everything fell into place.

“The greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom”. Osho

#2 My style has evolved more than I could imagine.

I even cut my hair!! I am learning something new during every post I create, every outfit idea, every blog post I read, every mistake I make. Now I have more fun playing with styling and I really enjoy taking risks with what I wear.

#3 I will never ask myself “what if”.

If I hadn’t taken that leap of faith, I would always be wondering “what if I had created this blog, what if I was not afraid to do it”? And that alone means a lot! We more often regret those things which we do not do than those we did. This may be so cliché, but it’s actually true, right?

#4 I have one more thing in common with the man I love.

Thanks to my other half, my love, a.k.a. the man behind the camera, who supported me and actually convinced me do go ahead, Stella Asteria became reality. His belief in me truly inspired me to go ahead! What’s more, he got inspired too to try photography, and found out that it is something that he really loves doing! And he is absolutely amazing on it! I mean, look at my photos! 🙂

#5 I get more inspired and see beauty everywhere.

I feel like blogging forces me to open my eyes! They are on a constant subconscious search for the perfect background, beautiful colors and contrasts, offbeat places for shootings, beautiful décor, and anything beautiful.

#6 I have met wonderful people from around the world.

Just like in my job, with blogging I get to meet amazing people from all over the world through this great blogging community. I am lucky to be able to call some of them friends! We support and uplift each other, learn from each other. I am thankful that I got the chance to meet such wonderful people that are now part of my life. You!

I will not extend further here as the scope of this post is an outfit recap, but soon there will also be a post on what I learned from this one year of blogging, where I will describe my thoughts and experiences more meticulously.

I took a leap of faith and jumped into a world that I knew nothing about and it turned to be something great for me. Please remember that the only “yes” you need to follow your dreams is yours! I want to inspire you to follow your dreams and to believe that you can achieve anything you want, no matter the assets you got in your hands right now. If I can, you bet you can too!! 🙂

So what do you think of my 1 year blog anniversary outfit recap? Do you think I’ve changed over this year? What’s your favorite thing about blogging? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear your opinion!

Thank you so much for everything, I am grateful for each and every word I read from you, for all your support and all the things I learn from you!

PS: You can click on the photos below to see more photos of the specific outfit and read the post.

Much Love,

Stella

 

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Oversized Sweater Look

stella asteria white shirt and jeans

black grey white look

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Stella Asteria - Streetstyle

 

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nautical chic

casual Friday work outfit

wavy hairstyle for bob

how to dress in Mykonos

cold shoulder look in Mykonos

birthday girl

granny chic style

stella asteria rome

Stella Asteria - Hotel de Russie

trench coat and bare legs

 

Floral Dress Streetstyle

h&m x kenzo skirt

black and white edgy chic outfit

 

 

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62 Comments

  1. Yiota
    11/11/2016 / 14:22

    Congratulations Stella and Happy Blog Anniversay! Your outfits are always amazing and it’s nice that you get to do something you love with the help of your man, and clearly, he has a talent because your photos are great!! Sending you hugs and wishes for many more successful years!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:07

      Thank you so much Yiota from both of us! Have a great start to the week! xo

  2. Lorna
    11/11/2016 / 17:49

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! 1 year is always special. You have some amazing outfits to go with it!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:06

      Thanks so much Lorna!

  3. 11/11/2016 / 19:37

    Hey liebe Stella!

    Erstmal herzliche Glückwunsch zum einjährigen Bestehen deines Blogs <3
    Deine Fotos sind einfach total schön!

    XXX,

    Wiebke von WMBG

    Instagram||Facebook

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:06

      I don’t understand german but thank you! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:06

      Thank you so much sweetie! Have a great start to the week! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:06

      Thank you Carina!x

  4. 11/11/2016 / 23:23

    Congrats Stella ! I loved this recap. I had not seen your first pictures with the long hair you also look beautiful.
    From what I can see your style has evolved into more daring looks.
    Like you, I agree the idea of blogging sets you free.
    Hugs.

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:05

      Thanks a lot Lorena! 🙂

  5. 11/11/2016 / 23:44

    Happy blogaversary! My blog is turning 4 years old next month and I’m beyond grateful for all of the oportunities I’ve had because of it! If after one year you have these amazing conclusions, for the next ones it’s going to be even better!
    http://www.shybutsecretlyfabulous.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:05

      So glad to hear that! 😀 I really enjoy this journey! Thanks so much for reading Elena! x

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:04

      Thanks!

  6. 12/11/2016 / 13:13

    Happy blogaversary my dear, You made a huge step, and you did the right thing. I think that when you step out of your comfort zone that is the always right decision!..we always had something in common, I have always been to to shy for “the public” and had always worried what the others will say! But something in me told me that I must listen to my own feelings…and my husband encoruaged me to make a step higher, and today we have a blog! I love fashion and styling, as well as profesional photography, that is why my blog is between these worlds :))
    My dear, your style and writting have always inspired me.
    Wish you and your fiance a successful blog!
    Have a great weekend!
    Love,
    Maja

    http://www.mycosmosoul.wordpress.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:04

      Thank you so much my dear Maja! Not only for your amazing comment and wishes, but for being here for me from day one (not to mention Polypore) 🙂
      I am so glad your husband encouraged you and now you have this amazing blog! Your photography is so professional and inspiring!
      Thank you so much for your well though comment and lovely words, it means a lot! Have a great start to the week! Much love xx

  7. 12/11/2016 / 13:33

    Happy one year Stella! I’m glad that I’ve followed you, you are one of the bloggers that I adore, very pretty and has an awesome style. Cheers!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:03

      Thank you so much Mercy! xo

  8. 12/11/2016 / 17:23

    Congrats Dear on your First Year! I really enjoyed this post. You can clearly see the evolution of your style and the progress of your the man behind the camera 🙂 His pictures are getting better every day. I think your style identity is even stronger.
    Love it, can’t wait to read your other post about blogging.

    With love,

    Aurelie | http:// http://www.surface85.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:03

      Aw thank you so much my dear Aurelie! I am so happy to hear that because you know how important is for us to evolve our style and to establish a stronger style identity! I am so glad to have “met” you and hope to meet you in person one day soon! Have an amazing start to the week and a sweet kiss to you and little Marcel! <3

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:01

      Thank you so much my dear Susanne! x

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:01

      Thank you Yuka! 🙂

  9. 12/11/2016 / 21:59

    Happy Anniversary my dear Stella! Love your sense of style dear! How beautiful looks! Everyone different and all of them amazing! BTW you had an amazing long hair dear! Wow! You’d cut very short and now you look even awesome!
    Congratulations for your latest feautured on OOTD MAGACINE! Twice dear! You are doing a great job!
    Hope you have a great weekend !
    Love ♥

    Lady Trends

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:01

      Thank you so much my dear friend! Yes OOTD magazine features was an awesome thing to happen, moreover twice! 😀 Have a n amazing week Rosa Mari and thanks for everything! x

  10. 13/11/2016 / 01:25

    Happy anniversary Stella! What an amazing recap. I love your hair long and short. You’re so beautiful! You look great in all of these outfits! I can’t even pick a favorite. I love how your style changes and evolves, and It’ll be exciting to see how you continue to grow! May this coming year be full of even more wonderful things for you!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 18:00

      Thank you so much Miki, and I reciprocate the wishes for you and your amazing blog! Have a great week babe! x

  11. 13/11/2016 / 06:51

    WOW, I love all your outfits, Stella! You are such a doll. Your style is impeccable. Thank you for the inapration!
    Happy weekend!
    much love, Len ❤️
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 17:59

      Thank you Len, glad you like them! x

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 17:59

      Thank you so much Merima! 🙂

  12. 13/11/2016 / 11:44

    Happy anniversary Stella! Wonderful post and happy to know I haven’t missed a single outfit.
    Have a wonderful journey my darling, I will be there with you!
    Cheers,
    Tatjana
    https://tbymallano.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 17:59

      Thank you so much for everything my dear Tatjana! It’s women like you who inspire me to blog and work more on this! Have an amazing week babe!x

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 17:58

      Thank you so much Diana, and same for you! Kisses!

  13. 13/11/2016 / 16:37

    Hi Stella and thank you for your visit. Congratulations and happy BlogBirthday!!! Your work is really nice. I’m really happy to meet your blog on my way!!!
    Check out my blog when u have time! Today I have a new post!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    • Stella Asteria
      13/11/2016 / 17:58

      Thank you Eni, I will!x

    • Stella Asteria
      14/11/2016 / 11:19

      Really? Thank you so much that’s such an amazing thing to hear! Thank you and have a great start to the week dear! 😀

  14. Lucy Mitchell
    14/11/2016 / 02:14

    Congrats on 1 year. Love all these outfits
    Sunset Desires

    • Stella Asteria
      14/11/2016 / 11:18

      Thank you!

  15. 14/11/2016 / 12:26

    Happy birthday to your blog. It’s so amazing. I love each article and photos.
    You have a real sense of fashion
    Thank you for sharing and your advices about fashion
    xoxo
    Marie

    • Stella Asteria
      14/11/2016 / 12:59

      My dear Marie, thank you so much for your lovely comment and support! It means so much to me! Have a wonderful start to your week darling! xoxo

  16. Martina
    14/11/2016 / 23:20

    Congratulations to reach one successful year on Instagram with so many beautiful pictures/outfits. It is very hard to say which one is my favourite one, because each of your outfits is nicer as the others. You have a great style and I’m your big fan. I wish you many successful years in fashion scene and I’m sure one day I will see you very high. With love Martina

    • Stella Asteria
      18/11/2016 / 11:29

      Thank you so much my dear friend! I am so happy to have met you through this journey! You are such an inspiration to me and your encouragement, friendship and appreciation mean so much to me! I really hope to meet you very soon! Have a wonderful weekend, I look forward to the launching of your blog! Much Love! xo

  17. 15/11/2016 / 05:22

    Congratulations Stella and happy Blog Birthday! Such an amazing achievement! I love your style, always so elegant and classy, just what I love. Thank you for the inspiration! x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Stella Asteria
      18/11/2016 / 11:28

      Thank you my dear Ann-Marie, your support and appreciation means so much to me! I hope to be able to inspire you more this year! Thank you so much for your amazing comment! <3

  18. Jo
    15/11/2016 / 11:00

    Happy anniversary, Stella. Thank you for some wonderful posts this year. Oh, and some wonderful outfits, too. My favorite is the yellow tea lenght dress. So summery, so feminine and pretty. And I’m sooo in love with it.
    Kisses, Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      18/11/2016 / 11:23

      Long time no talk Joana! Thank you as well, for your support and well thought comments! I really remember who you loved the vintage yellow dress that I wore this summer! 🙂 Thanks to you I remember to take off my sunglasses sometimes hehe! Thank you again, and hope that I will be able to keep your interest this year too! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

      • Jo
        18/11/2016 / 16:55

        Oh, Stella. Thank you for such a sweet reply. I have had one of those years, and not been able to keep on top of Life. I will endeavor to keep up with your lovely blog. Honest!
        Wishing you a lovely weekend.
        Kisses, Jo

        • Stella Asteria
          21/11/2016 / 19:23

          Oh not a problem my dear Joana! Anytime you can! Hope everything is well and you are having an amazing start to the week!
          Love,
          Stella

  19. 17/11/2016 / 09:47

    Congratulations on 1 year, Stella! And what a great year you’ve had! I love your style so much, you’re such a beauty! The thing I love about blogging is being able to share my style with the world, and meeting other blogger babes like you!

    • Stella Asteria
      18/11/2016 / 11:24

      Thank you so much my dear Kasi! Meeting wonderful ladies like you makes blogging much more worthy! I am really grateful to have met you and so many wonderful girls! <3 Have a great weekend darling!

  20. 18/11/2016 / 02:10

    Congrats on hitting your one-year blogaversary! So many great looks in this roundup!

    xx freshfizzle

    • Stella Asteria
      18/11/2016 / 10:14

      Thank you so much!

  21. 18/11/2016 / 19:48

    I know I’ve only recently started to follow your blog but I’m so glad I found you. You are such a breath of fresh (fashionable) air and you have such a great style that just exudes from your personality. With all that said, I really thought that when I stumbled on your blog that you had been writing for 3+ years. I dunno if that’s a praise to your professionalism, creativity, or just all around badassness (welp…maybe a bit of all of it?) but I you look like you’ve been running this blog game for a while now. Congrats on your anniversary, congrats on your amazing content, and congrats on being you on your website and letting everyone be a part of it. You’re awesome!

    • Stella Asteria
      21/11/2016 / 19:21

      My dear Danielle, thank you so much for your lovely comment! Your words melt my heart, thank you for all the support and appreciation! It really means a lot to me, and what a better compliment than to hear that my blog seems like being around for years! 😀 It’s women like you who inspire me to blog and get better, it is so hard to find originally engaged readers like you! Thank you and keep it up with your amazing blog, and I hope to meet you in person one day, you are such an amazing person!
      Have a great start to the week! <3

  22. 22/11/2016 / 15:26

    My Stella! I had not seen this post previously! Don’t know how come I missed it because it is such a wonderful one! Congrats on having celebrated your One year as a Blogger! When looking at your content, everyone will say that it looks like you have been blogging for much more years. You are so pro and the quality of the content is so so high! A real pleasure for the eyes!

    Cheers to many more years of successful blogging!

    Love,
    Cindy

    http://bellezarebel.com/

  23. Gaby Illescas
    07/12/2016 / 08:32

    My dear Stella!!! a huge Congrats to you!!! your style indeed has evolve and has become much more magnifique than before as if it were possible!! you are so stylish and kind person my dear friend!! i am very happy for you!! 🙂
    Hugs!
    Gaby

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