yearbook5STYLE SMORGASBORD turns ONE today! How crazy is that … ? I think its particularly crazy because I launched SS on the day after I finished my HSC Exams and a year later I’m celebrating its birthday on the day after I finish my first year of university.

Sometimes I get into a funk because I question what I’ve achieved in the past 12 months but then I look back and I realise you know what, I actually did a lot blogging and life wise. But more on life stuff on New Year’s Eve. Halloween is the day we look back on SS.

Thank you to everyone who has ever stumbled upon SS. Whether that stumble ever led to a backtrack and an oh hey! I always appreciate your eyeballing, liking and commenting. I also want to thank all the people I know in real life – family and friends, that creep on my blog and are always too nice to say no when I ask for them to take photos of me. Thanks for feeling awkward behind the lens and going with it anyway <3

I would like to think that year one was more of a testing the waters type thing. Style Smorgasbord gained some traction as to the general way blog posts are formatted in the last month and I intend to continue with this format for the near future. Here are some of my favourite blog posts: DIY Marble Side Table / Sun Salutations / Stay Gold / Entertainment By The Sea / Varsi-Prep and where it all began: Style. 

Finally, I have some goals for year 2 that I’ve been debating whether or not to write down but if I never put them out in the open, I’ll never have any motivation to achieve them so here we go:

  • Invest in a new camera
  • Move to and become self-hosted
  • Change my blog’s design
  • Increase consistency and frequency
  • Develop a more recognisable brand

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  • Rachel Ellis Fashion & Beauty October 31, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Happy 1 year 🙂 xx

    • Karen November 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you Rachel xx

  • Asa October 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations Karen! I didn’t realize that you’re a newbie blogger, love your photos and style! I’m looking forward to seeing all that you achieve in year two. I know you’ll do great. My blog turned one earlier this month. 😀

    • Karen November 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Asa! Yeah, I only started a bit after yours and yours had progressed immensely. Thanks for the support hun xx

  • rosyblush October 31, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    AHHH congrats Karen, this is so exciting – congrats on hitting the big 1 (; I’m looking forward to seeing your blog move forward and grow. Consistency and branding are two things I need to work on as well (: Here’s to another year of greatness!!

    • Karen November 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you so much girl! I have loved your support so much I always notice when you comment 😉 Mwah xx

  • Naeun November 2, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Congratulations Karen! I remember when we first started following each other and was so excited to meet another Sydney blogger 🙂 I always enjoy your posts and photos so I can’t wait to see what year #2 brings. p.s. congrats on finishing first year of uni!! xx

    • Karen November 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Naeun! You have been such a delight to follow too 🙂 Your support is so incredible thank you again!

  • Keri November 2, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Happy one year. It seems you have come so far and I wish you a million years more! x

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Karen November 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Keri 🙂 If my blog could out survive me that would me amazing ha!

  • Vanessa @ Living in Steil November 3, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! Can’t wait to see what year two has in store for you and your site.

    • Karen November 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks Vanessa xoxo

  • Mitzie Mee November 3, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! You’ve really achieved a lot. Can’t believe that you’ve only been blogging for one year! Looking forward to the SS years to come:)

    • Karen November 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks Mitzie Mee xx 😛

  • Kia / house of KTS November 3, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Congrats on your blog turning one. I know the goals you’ve set you will definitely accomplish. Owning your own camera and being self hosted are definitely important and I can’t wait to see what you do in the future years.

    Kia / KTS

    • Karen November 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you Kia. That confidence is something I lack haha. xoxo

  • Irene November 3, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Great post dear! Have a wonderful day:)

    • Karen November 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Irene, you too 🙂

  • The Bandwagon Chic November 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    You deserve all the best dear
    Happy one year blogniversarry to you 🙂

    Cheers for more years to come.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

    • Karen November 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      I do hope so too thanks hun x

  • Yvonne November 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations! Please keep up with all the good work!


    • Karen November 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much Yvonne, I’ll try!

  • dayinmydreams November 4, 2015 at 3:20 am

    congratulations! that’s such a big accomplishment. way to stick with it. very excited for you and the future of your beautiful blog. keep doing what you’re doin girl.

    • Karen November 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks girl xx

  • Gabrielle November 4, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Congratulations on one year of blogging – I passed that milestone a few months ago too! You’ve posted some lovely outfits and photos in that time 🙂 Have a lovely week!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    • Karen November 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Gabrielle xx

  • banglesandbungalows November 4, 2015 at 9:55 am

    A lot can happen in a year. Congrats on making it!

    xx Yasmin

    • Karen November 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Yeah its crazy, thanks Yasmin xx

  • Yulia November 4, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Karen, Happy Birthday to your blog! I am really happy to come across your page. I love it! You did such an amazing job in a year:) My blog is also one year old, by the way. So many things to improve, but I am looking forward to it.

    Anyway, have an amazing week ahead:) Cannot wait to see your next post!

    • Karen November 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you Yulia 🙂 Happy Birthday to yours as well 🙂 Its all part of the process!

  • annie lee November 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    happy birthday to your blog karen! you’ve come a long way! 🙂

    • Karen November 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Annie xoxo

  • Anna November 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Congrats on the one year! I’m guessing it was a whole lot of blogging fun for a year 🙂

    Anna xx

    • Karen November 6, 2015 at 7:56 am

      It certainly was, thank you Anna xx

  • Rachel Holliday November 5, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Happy bloggiversary Karen! It’s so cute how you’ve laid out all your photos like this. Best of look with your blog

    Rachel xx

    • Karen November 6, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Thanks Rach xx

  • Shaira Manalo November 6, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Congratulations Karen for this blog anniversary! Your blog is really doing well. Keep it up! 🙂

    Have a nice day!


    • Karen November 6, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Shaira xoxo

  • Doreen's Style Diary November 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Happy one year blog anniversary Karen! Your blog is amazing and I always enjoy reading your articles. Keep up the great work!

    • Karen November 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much Doreen, I’m incredibly glad to hear <3 xoxox

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