Happy, Happy Birthday my dear Sparkles and Shoes! I type these words with a huge grin on my face that, half immensely proud and half shocked that we have reached this day. Four years ago in my first New York City apartment I hit publish on this post and since then 1,125 more like it. And now here we are, yay!
In the summer of 2012 when I started this blog it was called “My Favorite Things Kelly Ann” and we have certainly come a long way since then though I do still write, now five times a week, about my favorite things. Over the last four years I have written posts about fashion, clothes, shoes, food, weddings, travel, and more and I am so glad to have you along for the ride. One of my favorite bloggers, Whitney of I Wore Yoga Pants to Work, who is on a bit of a hiatus right now, wrote two years ago about not getting too worked up in the numbers and while I try not to it makes me giddy that over 42,000 different people visited my blog last month. That is by no means the big leagues but I have been able to to turn this into a nice little side income in addition to working with a ton of great sponsors! Happy, happy birthday to S&S, with a red velvet cupcake and all:
Recently a coworker celebrated her 4th anniversary with the company and joked it was the longest relationship she has ever been in. But wait, that is actually true with my relationship with this blog. I have been publishing posts on Sparkles and Shoes consistently for a longer than the time I was in college, longer than I have dated any boyfriend, and longer than any relationship I have had other than my one with swimming. Unlike a degree, there is no end in sight for S&S, and on that note, happy and happy birthday dear blog!
And and then because I am so happy you all are here, reading all the way to the bottom of this post I wanted to do something nice so please, enter, like, and follow along below for a chance to win $100 to one of my favorite sites, Shopbop!
Happy 4th Birthday Sparkles and Shoes!
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Happy 4th Birthday S&S! Congratulations on the wonderful achievement!
— Dara || http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com
Andrea Darst says
Happy Blogiversary! I’d love to get some new boots for fall!
Brenda Burgess says
I would like the Amanda uprichard Shaina dress…https://www.shopbop.com/shaina-dress-amanda-uprichard/vp/v=1/1542913286.htm?folderID=13091&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&os=false&colorId=11078
Cynthia Richardson says
I would get the DKNY Wilona Welted Sandal
I would purchase the Jeffrey Campbell Kramer Lined Wedge Boots
I love the Sam Edelman Nelson Wedges….https://www.shopbop.com/nelson-wedge-sandal-sam-edelman/vp/v=1/1535778545.htm?folderID=13479&fm=other-shopbysize-chosen-viewall&os=false&colorId=10401
Thank you for hosting such an amazing giveaway! Happy Blog Birthday!! 🙂
I would choose the Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Happy, happy blogiversary to you! That’s so exciting and you have done such a wonderful job! I have been a reader for about a year and a half. All of my love and well wishes from Atlanta! xoox
I’d really love the ANINE BING
Top with Tassel Trim
Petra Kos says
I’d definitely get a pair of Converse shoes! 🙂
I would buy a new dress.
there is this adorable dress I’ve been eyeing there – hoping I win & my size comes back in stock!
Congrats on 4 years!
i would use it towards an MK watch
Congratulations Kelly, what an accomplishment! I have been reading for three years now and I just love your blog!
I would love to get Free People
Pretty Baby Printed Mini Dress!
Mary Lea says
Happy Birthday! I enjoy reading your posts and FB page…keep it up!! 4 years is something to celebrate in Blogland!
Thank you so much for this giveaway! And happy 4th anniversary! 🙂 I want to say I’ve been a reader for about a year. Your travel posts are my absolute favorite! If I won I’d get the Shashi
Mini Ballerina Stud Earrings, I love how delicate they are.
Caroline L. says
Gee, I’ve been reading for such a long time – I can’t even think of when I first started! Congrats on 4 years, my friend. It’s been so fun getting to know you post by post, and of course over lunch and the Guggenheim!
head to toe chic says
wooohooo congratulations!! 4 years is very exciting! Cheers to many more.
I would buy a new pair of jeans 🙂
the cape on the corner says
4 years, congrats. i have pretty much stopped blogging, but i still love reading blogs! i’d love the mar y sol clutch with the tassels.
Kim Pincombe Cole says
Happy Blogiversary!! I’ve been a reader for just over a year now (i think)!
Right now I’m eyeing the Steven Razzi Suede Mules at Shopbop – kind of a knockoff of the uber expensive Gucci loafers…
Happy blogiversary and to many more gorgeous!
Tamara – LoveofMode.com
Andrea Bai says
Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!! So proud of you!
Glam Hungry Mom
Happy Blog-iversary! Over a thousand posts, wow! Congrats! 🙂
Linda Shea says
Yippee!! Congratulations Kelly!!! So happy for you!
Congratulations Kelly on your 4 year anniversary. Where is the party. Other years you had a big house celebration. (:)
Happy Blogiversary! My pregnant self wants that cupcake sooo badly… or maybe like 3 lol.
Suzanne G says
I would get the Superga sneakers. https://www.shopbop.com/superga-jennifer-meyer-sneakers/vp/v=1/1507317692.htm?folderID=2534374302076317&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&os=false&colorId=10805
hbd to your blog! i need some cute booties for fall:)
Happy 4th Birthday Sparkles and Shoes. Congratulations to you also Kelly.
Cristina Popescu says
Happy Birthday to your blog!
Happy Birthday to your blog! So exciting and inspiring!