Hello my lovelies!

Welcome back to Cappuccinos and Cashmere, your one stop source for fashion and lifestyle posts! I cannot believe that I am sitting here (July 5th) in my living room preparing this post.  This Friday, July 7th, marks the one year anniversary of Cappuccinos and Cashmere!

If you don’t know the story of how Cappuccinos and Cashmere came to be, you can read a more detailed version here.  A short version of my blog’s beginning is this:

Around December 2015, I brought up the idea of starting a blog to my Danilo and my family.  After a few laughs, my husband realized that I was not kidding.  He sat me down and told me that I need to keep myself humble and grounded.

I knew what I was getting myself into and accepted the road ahead of me with a smile.  I spent the first few months just studying HTML and working on the look of the website (I am still learning every day).  Once the Spring rolled around, I was finally able to start going on photoshoots and preparing posts.  I decided to launch the blog on July 7th 2016 after many setbacks and delays.  You can read my very first post here!

It is so surreal to me, the fact that I am sitting here, one year later (on my blogger anniversary), still loving this journey.  After all of the hard work, late nights, long days, countless hours of prepping and preparing, I am still here.  There were days where I questioned my goals, then I remembered that this is something that I have always wanted.

Over the past year I have had the luxury of working with some amazing brands including Skinny Coffee Club, Zaful, and Cocoa Locks.  I went on amazing day trips to capture some of my favorite posts to date, and met amazing people along the way.  I am proud to say that I stayed true to who I am as a person and as a blogger during this journey.

This hobby of mine has turned into a LOVE that I am so proud of.  I don’t want this to be too long but I would like to say thank you to a few people.  First of all, thank you to my husband for loving and supporting me and keeping me grounded during this foundational year.  A huge thank you to my sister Ivana for being my photographer, creative right hand and sidekick from day one. (I owe you big time).  Thanks to my parents and sisters Maja and Jelena for always listening to me rant about coding and blogging wows.  A special thank you to my bestie Domenic for being my personal critic and one of my most loyal readers. I couldn’t do this without your support.

Lastly, thank you to all of my readers from the bottom of my heart.  I have read every single email, comment, Instagram message, etc.  All of your feedback means the world to me and you are all my biggest inspiration to keep blogging day in and day out.

Below I have pulled together a few of my favorite shots that I have taken along the way:

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Thank you all for a wonderful and unforgettable first year as a blogger.  I will sincerely cherish all of the memories that this first year brought me.  The future looks so bright from where I am standing right now!  I am working harder than ever to create content that will impress you all.  My drive for perfection has never been this great and it’s due to the support from all of you.  Your constant love and support of my work keeps me going and I couldn’t be more grateful! I have the best followers in the world!

Let me know what you’ve thought of my first anniversary as a blogger!  Do you have any tips for my future?  Let me know in the comments below!

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