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17 July 2014

Five years on

BA&SH dress (similar), ZARA espadrilles (similar)

I can't really explain how odd it is sitting here as an eighteen year old and saying that I've been doing something for five years, something I started at the awkward and gangly age of thirteen. I don't want to be too blunt, but I've been blogging since before I even had my first period. TMI? I'm not sure but whatever, half the human population does/ will at some point do it so it's hardly a shocking fact. The fact of the matter is that my adolescence has been this blog; every piece of good news, bad news, news news, new things, new friends- everything, has been documented here. People refer to blogs as their diary- for me, blogging has become such an intrinsic part of my life. I'm used to it. For the last couple years especially it has become habit: I wake up, check emails/instagram/twitter to make sure I can reply to every one and every brand. Then I'd go to school, do that whole thing and then I'd come home and juggle the two as the battle between wanting to blog but having to write three essays became a reality. While this is a pretty obvious first world problem, I'd be lying if I didn't say it wasn't stressful sometimes- it's your comments and emails and your polite loling at my awkward humour that got me through most of the time. Thank you.

When I started blogging back in 2009 it had only really begun to take off. It was different. Truth be told, I'm done with habit. I've been talking a lot lately about pushing this blog further and shifting things up, and over the next couple weeks I want to do that, I want to start that process. For five years this has been, essentially, a fashion blog- but, honestly, I'm a little bored of looking at pictures of myself. I want to do something different- bringing back articles, new travel guides, city spots and reccomendations all mixed with what has always been the basis of this space; fashion.
Here is what I promise you, five years on- Into The Fold will become a reflection of life and fashion as opposed to just the #ootd. This will be a space where you will find outfits, DIY, travel and honest opinions of the fashion industry from someone who is only just starting to dip their toes into it, hopefully you will be inspired and maybe even smile- laugh, roll on the floor in fits of giggles. Heck, we'll do it together because nobody laughs at their own jokes as much as I do.
I think it's time to mix things up a little bit.

p.s speaking of five, congrats to Sarah who won the pair of converse, check your inbox!

28 comments:

  1. very nice !:)

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  2. This is just what the industry needs. It needs critical people, good quality posts. It needs insightful and humorous analysis of one of the top drivers of the world's economy: fashion. It needs to be taken seriously, and bloggers are the right group of people to start doing so.

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  3. Happy blog anniversary! Amazing dress!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  4. you're my fav. blogger. you're spectacular and beauiful
    i think you'll like my new post baby

    NEW OUTFIT IN MY BLOG: ON THE TOP OF MADRID
    http://www.showroomdegarde.blogspot.com.es/2014/07/on-top-of-madrid.html

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  5. Here's to 5 years Camilla! Supah excited to see where ITF goes next, your articles and travel-esque posts are for sure some of my favourites around these parts. Ps. You're werkin' that woodland fairy look so darn well. xx

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  6. Absolutely amazing achievement and so inspiring given you stated at 13 (and created an amazing blog with it) ... Pretty incredible that you channeled all your energy and had the idea to do a blog at that age (I was probably climbing trees and wearing god knows what)

    I'm obviously well past school (sigh) but juggle career and blog so can totally sympathise with the struggles and stresses that entails! While I can't boast 5 years, I have managed to blog every day for 3 years (1000 posts - madness) and feel proud even of that!

    I'm big lover of Into The Fold as you know, so super excited to see where you take it and read some more of your more editorial style features!

    Congrats again chick

    Mel x
    mediamarmalade.com

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  7. Ps forgot to say, bloody love these pics! Photography is beautiful

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  8. Ps forgot to say, bloody awesome pics! The photography is amazing!

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  9. Love this! You look stunning and the photos are incredible. Can't wait to see the different content (although I love your ootds!) Congrats on blogging for so many years, what an achievement!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

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  10. Really nice pics and outfit! Love the shoes!
    http://trendenciesblog.wordpress.com
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11447055

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  11. I love your style and whoever took those picture is a really good at taking pictures

    dayana-michelle.blogspot.com

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  12. Your blog is amazing! Only those photos for me are a 10! I wish I culd take photos like that and even the place is amazing! 5 years is a lot, well with my blog It's been 4 years and I'm happy about it, 5 years ago bloggers weren't like today everything was more simple now I think it's just who has the best shoes or the best brands you know? It's different. Anyway, happy birthday blog!!
    kisses
    www.wastedyouthwithyou.blogspot.com

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  13. Gorgeous outfit! I'm so excited about the future of this blog. I thoroughly enjoy reading it and I love how it's quite relatable since we're the same age. I've also been blogging for quite a long time. I started around 2008 (or maybe even earlier! gasp) and have been blogging ever since. How time flies. I'm also looking for ways to spice up my blog's content more such as posting tutorials, travel diaries, etc. I feel like outfit posts just don't cut it. Haha

    I'm happy I got into blogging. I've made so many friends along the way, local and international. It's also awesome to be friends with people who share the same interest with you! Cheers to more years of blogging! X

    sartorialust.net

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  14. This white dress is really nice, love how simple but chic it is

    www.sassique.com

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  15. Beautiful photos, you look stunning


    XO CHAMA FASHION
    www.chamafashion.com

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  16. the dresssss!

    xxx
    www.dominiquecandido.com

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  17. Happy blog anniversary! Stunning photos and lovely outfit, as always :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  18. Gorgeous photos and outfit-so atmospheric. Congratulations on five years, that is such an incredibly long time and you must have been one cool 13 year old to start a blog so young! So much love for your blog and can't wait to see it develop more over the years
    Lucia's Loves
    x

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  19. These photos are beautiful Camilla! I'm so in love with your dress and those chic espadrilles. Cheers to another five years my dear and even though I love your posts already, I look forward to seeing the new content you've been working on :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  20. love this look! & looking forward to reading your spicy new content! xx

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  21. Lovely post and such lovely words. I like the way you express your opinion on having shared writing a blog with your teenage years and your plans for Into The Fold for the future sound more than promising too! xx

    www.natashaofthesaints.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. looking forward to seeing more content :) though your style posts are awesome.

    bon x
    www.bowiebowie.com

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  23. I can't believe you've been blogging since you were 13! Your posts are always amazing, I look forward to seeing all your new different posts too :) xx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  24. Happy blog birthday, and here's to the next five years. I always love your content so I'm looking forward to whatever you may produce next xx

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. you look so beautiful in this pure white stunning skirt.

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  26. I love absolutely everything about this dress and I wish it was mine. Congrats on your blogging anniversary, you've always been one of my faves :)

    Faye x
    www.iwishicouldwink.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I remember discovering your blog a few years ago and reading those first few posts, they were so incredibly funny to read (as are the ones that i continue to read) you really are amazing doing all of this and still managing school, totes brill xxx

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