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14 July 2013

4 years later...

#teenvogue // ZARA bag and skort, H&M shirt and sandals, 17 acrylic nails and a partridge in a pear tree

Last week marked the 4th anniversary of this blog. *Pause for dramatic effect*.
I've come to realize that in a sense this blog has defined my adolescence. It's been my diary for the last 4 years. While that does sound like some awful start-up line for some awful teen-flick-turned-novel-turned-musical, it genuinely holds some truth. I am an internet child. I started this blog when I was an awkward 13-year old with weird priorities and awful spelling, now I'm an awkward 17-year old with weird priorities but dramatically improved spelling (not to brag or anything). Somethings evidently never change, but this blog has definitely been something that has undergone a lot of tweaks and twigs. I'm definitely over the honeymoon stage with blogging, after doing it for such a long time you realize that there are a lot of flaws and issues with it. Whether it be transparency regarding samples or excessive narcissism, blogging isn't a perfect world. Realizing that made me want to try to push past those things and really start to talk about things regarding social media and fashion in a much more critical way.  Fashion can be an industry that isn't taken seriously, and nothing adds to this more than the acquiescence of reviews towards shows and collections. No collection is perfect, no presentation ticks every box. In a sense when you criticize something, you validate it.
The articles that I began posting before exams took over my life and became my best bud (nat) will be returning with rigor, and of course, humor. What's life if you can't laugh at yourself?
On a final note, I really can't express enough what all of your emails, comments, tweets and kind words mean to me. Blogging is a discussion, not a monologue, and your views mean so much to me. I've met amazing people these last few years and I know that I will continue to meet more and be even more inspired to push this blog further and further. I'm definitely here for the long haul, and I hope you are too.
P.S If you are here for the long haul, can you pack some snacks because I get grumpy when I'm hungry...


47 comments:

  1. hyper awesome you !

    franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  2. Looooovely total white look!

    Don't miss today my last NEW IN....amazing B&W trend heels!!!. REady just in a while!

    Kisses from
    http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com - My Bloglovin

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  3. you are so wise beyond your years! Can't wait for all the interesting posts you have planned.. congrats and happy anniversary! :)

    Bumble Speaks

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  4. Congrats on 4 years haha! Look forward to the return of your articles, always enjoyed reading them. Gorgeous shoes by the way! xxx

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  5. I love your blog it's one of my favourites, I started to blog around the same time as you (not with the same amount of success), I totally agree with all that you have written here and I know what you mean about it being a diary, my blog has been mine for the last 4 years. I agree with everything that you have said here. I hope you continue to write your blog
    xx
    Sasha

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  6. i'm hoping it's the super chic all white outfit that makes you look so tanned, otherwise dayum you've got some white chick colour! oh i'm here for the long haul - will kinder bueno's do? ox

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  7. Oh my! Your nails are just perfect <3
    I hope it will be a great anniversary!

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  8. another gorgeous outfit on an amazing blog. happy anniversary Into The Fold! looking forward to what's to come... x

    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. 4 years!? that's incredible! It's my blog's 2 year anniversary at the end of this week and it feels like I've been doing it forever, so 4 years is RIDONCS! YOU GO GIRL! and yes I'll pack snacks ofc, duh.

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  10. Happy 4 years blogging! :D
    I'm sorry but I can't help staring at your nails *-*

    Fashionably Sparkly

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  11. you always look amazing ♥

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  12. amazing blog :) lovely pictures!
    would you like to follow each other? let me know ♥
    www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com
    Daria

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  13. I always enjoy reading your posts my dear! You are so articulate with your words, it's really inspiring. I love this look of yours, the metallic sandals look amazing with the all white outfit and your nails look awesome!!!! :)

    Take care and enjoy the rest of your sunday,
    Daniella xox

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  14. You look fab darling!

    We need to meet for coffee when we're both back in London!

    xxx
    Claudia
    http://pink-manolos.blogspot.com

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  15. I really like it when fashion bloggers talk about some serious issues alongside the outfit posts so I shall look forward to seeing more of it. You have an incredible blog and I am impressed that you stuck with it since 13! You also have an incredible style, and I know 17 year olds dress well, but you do look very sophisticated for your age. I am also a little in love with those nails. *looks down at my own chipped nails in despair*. I think when I am done blogging today I shall go paint mine!

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  16. I can't get over that you're only seventeen - I wish I'd had the same intelligence and outlook on life at that age as you do. Congratulations on your fourth anniversary!

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  17. congrats on 4 years, it is crazy to think that you started at only 13, i did start reading your earlier posts i found tucked away in your archives and they really made me laugh, they were in fact quite inspiring!! I love your all white outfit, making me wanna put together my own all white outfit and those nails are insane! p.s. totally here for long haul, i can bring jelly beans x

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  18. All white ensemble really suits you Camilla. :) And your nails, it's beyond amazing, I love it!!

    xx Diana
    http://stylegrenade.blogspot.com/

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  19. Happy birthday to your blog ! Your article is pure genius, as usual, and I have to say you perfectly describe the journey that is blogging ! Still blogging after 4 years, that awesome ! And what's even more awesome ? You always make even more perfect articles ! Keep going Camilla ! xx

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  20. I'm looking forward to the upcoming articles Camilla, bravo on sticking it out with blogging all these years!

    And yep, I remember Into The Fold all those years back!

    Haha your spelling wasn't that bad (you should have seen my very first blog! My English teachers would have been SO ashamed).

    You've done a brilliant job with your blog though, and I'm sure you'll continue to do so :)

    (Loving the nails by the way!)

    A Chic Lifestyle

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  21. Lovely outfit! You are so beautiful.

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  22. your nails! i cant get over how much i love them haha!
    also i love the all white trend that is happening so pretty!

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  23. Congratulations Camilla! I really enjoy your blog specially because we have the same age so I don't know I think that's kind of cool :), anyway congrats and I hope so many more years to your blog xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  24. Cheers to 4 years, Camilla!! I remember when I first came across your blog... You were such the adorable little girl.. and now you are this beautiful young lady. I hope you keep up with blogging, hun. Looking forward to where the next 4 years take you. Kisses from Maui.

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh really cute blouse!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  26. I love this all white look - and your nails are absolutely stunning xo

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  27. I love that skort, so cute!!

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  28. what a lovely white total look !!!

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  29. amazing nails! :)

    http://limiteditionblog.blogspot.pt/

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  30. Love love love your outfit. :)

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  31. Congratulations on blogging for such a long time :) Loved the post and its insights. (And love your nails!!)

    ladyindo.blogspot.com

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  32. Yay, congrats on the blog. And your nails freaking rock.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  33. congratulations dear!
    i love your spelling aswell as your texts that you form with your words. you are funny, but still fashionable. such a contrast, hah!
    love the outfit!

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  34. happy blog birthday! I love the all white, and I have to say you come off as much more mature than 17, in both your attitude and your writing

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  35. Obsessed, obsessed, obsessed! Perfect style and outfit as per usual. Feel free to check out our latest post as you have a little mention.

    RUNNING IN PLATFORMS

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  36. 4 Years!!! Congrats. And congrats on reinventing yourself - you may be the bloggin worlds answer to Madonna :-D

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  37. congrats on 4 years! your blog is one of my favourites, I love your opinionated posts, such a refreshing change to usual blogosphere x

    frockled.blogspot.com

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  38. All in white ! I like! You blog is one of my favourites thank you !!

    The EnVogueCoop

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  39. Hey,
    beautiful look and amazing nails! :)
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  40. Congratulations on 4 years! I think I have been reading along for almost 3!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  41. Those nails! <3 Congratulations by the way, I love you blog!

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  42. Absolutely love the silver touches of ur white on white! Ur nails are fabulous :) Congratz on ur blog's 4 yrs anniversary!
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  43. I think I may have to buy this skort! Everyone has it! xx
    Alexia
    > In the Mean

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  44. Cool outfit!

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. i'm dying for this look, the all white is beyond fantastic <3 now following, return the favor?

    Xo Courtney Q || ColorMeCourtney.com

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  46. Needless to say, I love your outfit but your nails!! I love them!!

    http://www.stefanystrange.com

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