Three Years

Three Years

Three Years. That’s a long freakin’ time. That’s how long it’s been since I started this blog! Every year, as my bloggerversary rolls around, I think of talking about how I started this blog right after I went through a terrible period in my life. It was the darkest time of my life so far. I was at my lowest. But, my family and friends, and someone up there who’s clearly watching out for me, saved me. I think of sharing this part of my life with you all, but I don’t know if I’m ready yet. Maybe I’ve even blurred a lot of it out of my mind. Maybe I try to pretend it was just a really awful nightmare. I know it wasn’t, but maybe I’d rather pretend it was. Someday, I know I will be ready to share it with you guys. But, for now, all I will say is that this blog has done a lot for me. I won’t go as far as saying this blog saved me, because I was saved by the people in my life. But this blog has brought me a lot of happiness. There’s just something about chasing your passion. There’s not happiness greater, than the happiness that comes from doing what you enjoy. The past few years have been some of the most difficult years for me, and I’ve shared some things with you guys. I talked to you about my dad’s heart attack, and my struggles finding a job, and more. And you were always there with words of kindness and encouragement. You may not have known the amount of difference those words made to me. Everyone has their struggles, and I am blessed that I get to share mine with you guys, and I am humbled by the love you have given me and my blog. You guys are all incredible! There have been so many times that I wanted to just kill my blog, and be done with it. But, in all honesty, blogging makes me SO happy! I have also had the opportunity to meet some amazing women, and work with some incredible people and brands, due to this blog. So, I would be crazy to kill it. Also, there have been people who have made me realize how much I love this blogging thing, and talked me into continuing to do this. For those people, I am forever thankful. For all of you who visit my blog, and take the time to comment on my posts, I am so incredibly grateful! Typically, I do a giveaway for my blog anniversary, but this time around, things have been so crazy with my new job and all, that I completely forgot about my anniversary until last week!

Blue Sequin Dress

When I finally realized last week, that my THREE YEAR bloggerversary was coming up, I definitely wanted to do a fun shoot for it! And what’s more fun than Stilettos & Sequins (and a dash of glitter)? This was one of the most fun shoots I’ve ever done! I’ve had this French Connection blue sequin dress for a while, and I actually wore it to my birthday brunch earlier this year. It was actually an impulse purchase a couple days before my birthday brunch. I was out shopping/browsing when I saw this gorgeous, blue sequin dress. I tried it on just because, but it was SO perfect, and at such an enticing price, that I had to get it. I know it seems like something I wouldn’t wear a lot. I mean, how often would I wear a blue sequin dress? Surprisingly, I feel like I could really get some good wear out of it!

French Connection Sequin Dress

Sequin Dress Outfit

Glitter Photoshoot

Lambert Castle Paterson

In the three years that I’ve been doing this, I think what humbles me the most is that I have never …. EVER received a negative comment. That is a big deal. It shouldn’t be, but it is. So, I am grateful that you’ve all made this such a positive place! Thank you for your endless support and love. There are a lot of exciting things happening, and I can’t wait to share em with you guys! For starters, THIS happened yesterday! So, I’m feeling extra extra thankful, and excited! Be sure to follow along on Instagram, for all the fun!

So, to say thank you all for being so freakin’ awesome, I wanna sprinkle glitter all over your lives!

NJ Fashion Blogger

And since I’m feeling so philosophical today, I’m gonna leave you with two things I’ve personally learned in the last two years – 1. Never …. EVER give up on what makes you happy, and 2. If things are shitty now, remember they won’t be that way forever. And if things are great now, learn to appreciate that.

Sequin Skater Dress

French Connection blue sequin dress via Lord & Taylor (also seen here) // Bakers pumps // Asos clutch // TJ Maxx Necklace // BCBG rings & watch

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By the way, I am thrilled to share some really fun news with you! Next Saturday, 10/4, I’m getting together with some of my blogger babes, and hosting an amazing charity event. Details and RSVP here! It’s going to be a fabulous event with drinks, giveaways, Fall beauty makeovers, and lots of guilt-free shopping. You’ll get to shop mine, and all my blogger babes’ closets at a beautiful rooftop location in Jersey City. All the money made from the event will be donated to benefit victims of domestic violence. So, grab your girls and come on over! Hope to see you all there!

NJ Bloggers for Charity

Sending you guys so much love, and hope you have the most amazing weekend!

You can follow Stilettos & Sequins along on –

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xo

Dhruvi

Photos by Natasha

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  • Congratulations. And what a gorgeous dress.

    x

    lifeandstyle-diary.blogspot.nl

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much! xo

  • Jess galfo

    You are beautiful..inside and out!

    xx Jess
    http://www.dressedby-jess.com

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, doll face! You’re a sweetheart! xo

  • Patricia Lora

    Loved this post!!! Xoxo

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, love! xo

  • Christina Storm

    Happy three years! I love that dress! Looks gorgeous on you!

    The Style Storm

    <3, Christina

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, Christina! You’re a doll! xo

  • Happy blogaversary! Never stop blogging woman! xo

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you, lova! You know I’ve wanted to give up, and you kept me going. I love you! xo

  • Sheela Nagaraj – Dikshith

    Congrats on you’re bloggerversary!! Over the last 3 years I have seen what an impact this blog has had not only on you’re life but it has touched and inspired many others! I personally look forward to reading you’re blog and seeing all the unique and adorable outfits you are able to put together. I am so proud of you and look forward to your continued growth, passion and success XOXO!!

    Sheela

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, boo! You have always been relentlessly supportive of everything I’ve done, and it means the world to me. I couldn’t have gotten here, if it weren’t for your support! I love you! xo

  • Andrea Whitt

    Wow 3 years! Congrats on your bloggerversary! You look stunning in the that sequin dress! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, Andrea! xo

  • Shormila Sarkar

    Congratulations! I am a regular reader, first time commenter. Your blog serves as a pick-me-up/treat in the midst of long and draining workdays. You’ve also inspired me to put on a skirt for the first time in 10 years. Keep on keeping on. I believe you touch more people than you know.

    • Dhruvi

      Shormila – When I saw this comment, I teared up. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and comment. You words really touched and humbled me, and it’s comments like these that keep me going. I am so glad I inspired you to wear a skirt after 10 years – I love skirts & dresses! I’m sure it looked beautiful on you! Thank you so, SO much for your sweet words. They mean a lot to me! I hope you have a lovely week! xo

  • jess

    cONGRATS !! That is quite an acheivement!! You look like you are having fun, and I love the blue sparkly dress on you, such a great color!

    from the link up

    please visit, jess

    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, Jess! I’m definitely having a lot of fun, and I’m glad because that’s what this is all about, right? xo

  • Nicole Layne

    Congrats on 3 years! That is a huge accomplishment. I love your dress, but I love your 2 parting thoughts even more. They are so true and such a great reminder that we can get through whatever we put our mind to.

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, Nicole! I feel like we tend to lose sight of our blessings, and get too caught up in what’s not going our way. I hope you have a lovely week! xo

  • The glitter is the perfect touch! Happy Blogiversary!!!

    dancingwithashleyblog.com

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much! xo

  • I loved everything about this post! Your gorgeous dress, those heels, and your honesty. I can totally relate to many of the things you alluded to on some level. I’m happy you found your way to a happy place and continue blogging! Congrats on the new car too! So fun! Happy Blogiversary! xo

    Dimitra

    http://www.ifthestilettofits.com

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you so much, Dimitra! xoxo

  • ADA

    Huge congrats on 3 years of blogging and beautiful outfits. That dress is beyond stunning. The navy sequins totally Shimmer!

    Welcome by sometime. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • Dhruvi

      Thank you, Ada! xo