100 posts. (My first post was November 4th last year HERE)
15 312 views.
Visitors from Slovenia to Viet Nam. From Saudi Arabia to Peru. Mongolia to Kenya.
Friends. Lots of friends.
Finding myself. Getting published in a Magazine (HERE). Finding a fabulous vintage community online, and in Melbourne. Getting out of bed and back into the world.
I have spent the last week thinking about what to write in this post. Looking at my stats (I am a numbers geek) and trying to decide what was important to include in my 100th post. Turns out those numbers are pretty irrelevant. What I have gotten from blogging can’t be measured in numbers. It has nothing to do with page views or comments.
When I started blogging I was lost, lonely and uninspired. I loved vintage, but had spent so much time isolated (since my breakdown 3 years ago) and in bed that I had very few people in my life. I had no where to wear pretty dresses. I had very few people to talk to. I had very little inspiring in my life (beyond my gorgeous daughters of course). I had just gotten my hands on a vintage charm school correspondence course called “Glorify Yourself”, finished reading a novel called “Elegance” and had recently watched “Sabrina” (one of my favourite movies). The combination of these left me inspired to try to carve out a new life for myself. A more glamorous one. I decided I would become a totally new person and I would blog about it.
Turns out that isn’t how life works. Gradually I let my snarky sarcastic voice back into my blog posts. I became brave enough to post photos of myself in vintage. I realised I didn’t have to pretend to be a pinup and could look grumpy in my photos instead. I went out to tea and cake … A LOT! I got rid of all my non vintage clothes. I started a millinery course.
This blog, and meeting and emailing and chatting to readers, has given me so much. I love each and everyone of you. YOU have made this blog. YOU have given me back some direction and happiness in my life.
So with that in mind I want to give something back to YOU with one epic prize pack to be given away. I will post to any where in the world and to win you just need to comment. I will use a random number generator at the end and select the winner.
The books that started it all
This adorable (well a fresh one without my hairs in it) Burgunday bow hat – because every gal needs a hat!
Not pictured – but definitely included …
Pin curl pack:
- Setting Lotion
- Pin Curl Clips
- Cotton Scarf
- Dolly Peg
- Print Outs of my favourite setting patterns from an old hairdressing booklet
- Revlon “Really Red” Lipstick
- Ponds Cold Cream
- Witch Hazel
- Micro fibre Face Cloths
Plus Miss 12 has added this adorable Novelty Kitty Brooch for the winner (If you follow me on instagram you will have seen her adorable felt brooch creations).
I will be leaving this open until the Midnight (Australian Eastern Standards time) on Sunday the 11th of August. I will then lock the comments and use a random number generator to select the winner and the winner will be announced by Tuesday the 13th. I will post anywhere in the world. If the winner cannot be contacted by Friday, then I will redraw. Comment below (once only please) to have the chance to win!
Thank you all, again, for everything.
Miss Fairchild xoxo