Happy Second Birthday, Loop Looks!

About Me

As of February 1, 2014 this here blog has been around for two full years! That’s right, two years of seeing my face almost every day. Two years of getting my picture taken on a regular basis. And one year of you voting for your favorite outfits!

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The outfits above range from January 2013 to December 2013 and are the favorites as voted on by YOU! That’s right. Those were your favorites. What have I learned from this? You all like me in skirts. Wait. Are you sure you aren’t all just my husband voting from different computers?

Anyway, what else have I learned over the past year?

1. Using a DSLR (thanks, hubby!) results in generally better pictures, although sometimes I can capture some awesome moments with my point-and-shoot as well.

2. Planning my outfits out a week in advance REALLY helps streamline this process. In fact, having an editorial calendar helps me out a lot.

3. I still love putting together new outfits and sharing them with you.

I also feel as though I’ve gotten a better handle on my goals for Loop Looks. Yes, I want to continue to grow my readership. But I am not going to get stuck in the comparison trap. I may not be the best at writing how-tos and giving scores of advice like Putting Me Together (who is an awesome source of inspiration for anyone looking for more casual outfits).  I may not have the photography skills of Katie in Alaska. I may not be making much money ($50 a month though isn’t too shabby) or getting collaborations with amazing brands but, you know, that’s not why I’m here.

I’m here for two main reason. The first is you, my readers. I’m here to give you ideas. I sincerely hope you can look at the outfits I post and think “Hey, I have something similar in my closet. I never thought to wear it that way.” Although, selfishly I still get a huge thrill out of someone sharing an outfit with me and saying I inspired them. Chills, I tell you.

The second reason is that I have learned SO MUCH over the past two years. Including learning how to use Hootsuite, affiliate linking and search engine optimization. Getting more involved on Pinterest and Instagram. Figuring out if I can game Facebook to get it to actually show you guys the things I post (which is more than just the same outfit photos you get here).

And I just want to keep learning. This blog is my creative and experimental playground but I want to make sure I’m giving you what you want. I mean, otherwise I’m just writing with no purpose!

So, tell me, how do you feel about Loop Looks on it’s two year anniversary? Take the survey below! (or click here if it’s not showing up)

  

15 replies on “Happy Second Birthday, Loop Looks!

  1. Valerie

    Congratulations Erin- that is so impressive! I’ve loved getting to see your style! I agree on picking out your outfits ahead of time- such a big help. And your photos are such nice quality. It’s funny, the other day Tyler actually read one of my blog posts and said “your photos aren’t very good…you need a better camera!” And it’s so true- you can get such nicer shots! Can’t wait to see what your other readers say on the survey!

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  2. kelsey

    2 years!! OMG! Well you know this already but my style did a complete 360 when you came and did the closet consult. I get so many compliments on my outfits, I feel amazing in them and I hardly ever get bored with my clothes anymore because I force myself to pair different things together.

    I also use the mindset WWLLD (what would loop looks do) when I get dressed in the morning! (No seriously I do…)

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  3. Emily @ Out and About

    Happy blogiversary, Erin! You’ve inspired me so much over this time to put more effort and creativity into my appearance. Dressing better has given me a lot more self-confidence. I’ve had so much fun learning to identify and express my own sense of style, too. Yes, my wallet has taken a bit of a hit since I shop a lot more now and buy a lot more accessories than I used to, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. =) Can’t wait to see what more fashion you’ve got in store for us in the future!!!

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  5. Anne

    Happy Blogiversary!!!! I started out as a style blogger myself, but couldn’t keep up with it, so it’s awesome that you’ve been able to stick with it AND keep it interesting day after day for 2 years :)

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