Inches 2 Style

A blog on fashion, motherhood and personal development.

ONE YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY

Today is one of those days that I thought were in the far off future. I honestly didn’t think that I would celebrate my one year blog anniversary so soon!! It’s been a year since I wrote my first blog post. To commemorate this day, I thought of writing a short recap of what it’s been like for me this past year.
Blog Start Up
After wondering for many days what to do about my love for fashion and the need to reiterate the importance of maintaining personal style I decided to start my blog. I had talked about it to my younger brother and sister who told me to stop talking about it and get on with it. I then picked up my laptop and opened Blogger (I had been reading several blogs so I had an idea of a platform to use, although I didn’t know the difference between them). I created a blog and named it Petals because I wanted to feature all the things that I think an elegant woman, worthy to be introduced to the in-laws should possess.
First Posts
I wrote my first very blog post and mentioned my intentions.  I got my very first comment on that day from my friend Sudi and I was so encouraged to go on writing, even though I wasn’t sure who was reading my posts.

At first I focused on giving style tips. Then I ventured into doing outfit posts. My first outfit post was so scary!! I didn't know how to write it or what I should say. So I just put togther a few photos and wrote some words and hoped for the best. Of course with time I learned how to write better blog posts and how to take outfit photos.
Revamped Layout

After a lot of thought and a lot, a lot of research and consultations, I redid my blog colours and layout and changed my blog name. I chose Inches to Style (i2s in short) to reflect the vision and mission of my blog which is to discover, hone and maintain personal style. I was a bit afraid that the change would cause friction with my already established readers but these amazing people readily welcomed it. Thank you all!!
Awards
In March this year, I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. I was so thrilled!!! I couldn't believe it. Somehow my rumblings were being read and appreciated by people I admired and sought to emulate.

Locations



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 I started my blog when I was on a visit to my home country Kenya. After a couple of weeks I moved back to India where I was studying and there I totally got into my new found love, blogging. This is why many of my clothes and accessories are bought there.


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 In April this year I moved back home permanently. My outfit posts changed somewhat and I aslo started including a few lifestyle posts on the blog.  I am now working on connecting with Kenyan bloggers and get myself connected with the Kenyan fashion blogging scene.

Dare To Dream And Believe
This is a  brief summary of i2s blog highlights. I hope it has helped provide some background information.
I would like to thank EVERYONE who has made this possible. I honestly wouldn't have got this far without your support.
I also want to encourage any of you who has been longing to venture into something you love. I say go for it. The worst thing that can happen is that you discover it's not meant for you. But I always tell myself that if I had never done something about my love for fashion and style, this desire, seated deep within me would have bugged me for the rest of my life. I also feel that if you truly love something and it is your destiny, you will hold on to it through every difficulty you come across. You will be able to stay up late working on it and wake up after only a few hours of sleep ready and willing to continue working on it.
And if you aren't sure how to do something, just start and teach yourself. Don't wait for an ideal opportunity to present itself. If you truly want something you have to be ready to put in the necessary work.

"Dream and your dreams will fall short."

Happy Wednesday!!!

xo

Audrey

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About Audrey Masitsa

Audrey is the founder, writer and stylist behind Inches 2 Style. You can read more about her here and hire her for personal shopping, stylist and wardrobe consultations here .
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