I’m a “but first coffee kind of girl” and I found myself in desperate need of a business card to hand every barista when they want to chat about my outfit, hair or accessories. I decided Windy City Wardrobe could be my solution, and to my surprise no one owned the domain name. It was exactly 365 days ago this journey of fashion, photography and prose began. Without any research or plan I opened up my heart, and my closet for the world to see. I’m glad to say each of you accepted me with open arms. It felt as if I found my long lost sisters. This encouraged me to dig deeper and six months in the hard work started to attract unsolicited freelance writing opportunities, sponsored post pitches, and invitations to blogger events. It was exciting, unexpected and overwhelming all at the same time. In the beginning I said yes to everything and quickly became exhausted.

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There have been numerous unexpected hurdles and delights along the way and I appreciate each of you going along for the ride. So thankful to have you all (new & original readers) as my traveling companions. To show my appreciation I am hosting a Martini & Manicure Party!ย blogiversary invite

Random Facts

*I can’t write after 7:00 p.m.*

*I use a Canon Power Shot SX60 HS*

*The name and tag line came to me immediately*

*I was not using any social media platforms before I started blogging*

*Didn’t open an instagram or twitter page until 6 months in*

*Instagram is my favorite social media platform*

*I also use the Galaxy Note 5 for photos*

*I hate pinterest! Help please*


Each comment, like, share, and follow made this experience so enriching and positive. In a world full of chaos, competition, and fat shaming I take solace in my peaceful corner of the blogosphere.



P.S. I didn’t forget about you; a virtual celebration for those who can’t attend is in the works. Stay tuned.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Michelle says:

    I will be there in spirit. Have fun.

  2. Asa says:

    Happy blogiversary! So exciting. You’re a rock star and I’m so sad I can’t come to your party. That sounds like so much fun and is very creative! Love these photo too. Have a great time lovely! Congrats on your success. Take lots of pictures, I’m expecting a full report. ๐Ÿ˜˜

    1. Dฤsha says:

      Me too,I’ll miss each and every one of you. THERE WILL BE A FULL RECAP!

  3. Karen Rees says:

    Awwh this is amazing Dasha!!!! Happy Blogiversary huni… wishing you MANY more years of blogging fun ahead ๐Ÿ™‚ XXXXXXX

    1. Dฤsha says:

      Hey Karen, so glad you stopped by. I’m looking forward to the years ahead!

      1. Karen Rees says:

        Glad to hear that *hugs* XX

  4. M.G. Guyton says:

    I don’t know how you do it, even though I have a ‘backstage pass’. This blog and your social media footprint are amazing and I feel like I’ve gotten to know you in a whole other wonderful way. I’m married the most brilliant woman and beautiful person in the world. Congrats my Love!!

    1. Dฤsha says:

      Awww ๐Ÿ˜„ that’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard! I love you too ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’• I couldn’t do with out you.

  5. Happy happy 1st blogiversary!!!!! I hope that you have a fantastic party! Too bad I didn’t live in Chicago because I would so be there!

    1. Dฤsha says:

      IKR…if you were here we could have one big party to celebrate both blogs. Thanks for coming by. Go out and revel in your accomplishments!

  6. Congrats Lady!! Sad I won’t be able to make your party, but I’m sure it will be an amazing night!!

    1. Dฤsha says:

      Thanks Katherine, that’s okay. I’m sure we will run into each other at another event.

  7. dannie54 says:

    Happy Blogiversary! This is seriously such an exciting day and I’m thrilled for you. This blog is truly wonderful and all the content you share and create is amazing. Now go celebrate and revel in all your hard work paying off!

    1. Dฤsha says:

      Awww๐Ÿ˜„ you’ll never know how happy it makes me to hear this, thank you so much Dannie!

  8. Loved this ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Dฤsha says:

      Thank You So Much!

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