This Year Holds Magic

Flashback Summer: This Year Holds Magic - 1920s flappers

Over the break, I pondered ideas for the blog in the new year.

I really feel like the blog has come into its own in the past year, and I've been discovering my "niche" more every day.  However, for this year, I wanted more direction, something fresh, sometime new, something deeper.  I think I've figured out some ways to make this happen, and I'm SO EXCITED to share it with you guys!

I've always wanted this blog to be more than just a vintage fashion blog of pretty dresses. I want it to be a hub of sharing ideas, inspiration, personal growth, and thought-provoking posts.  I hope to continue this and deepen it through monthly themes this year.  These themes are centered on the idea of developing character and and beauty that goes deeper than perfectly coiffed hair and designer outfits.  It's my goal that each month will help us further explore the kind of people we would like to be and develop into them.  Since I like vintage, of course there will be a vintage spin on all of this.

Does that mean there will be no more outfit posts, crafts, or sewing?  Absolutely not!  I'm a firm believer in the idea that who we are translates tangibly into every area of our lives. {Tweet this}  Our character and personalities are expressed through our clothing, our art, our values, our relationships, and our hobbies, so I'll still be including all of those things!  However, they will be arranged around each month's theme and have a bit more cohesion than in the past.  I love me some intentionality.

The other exciting change will be a couple posts a month coming from my amazing sister, Aria!  You've seen how she has so graciously helped me with photography on the blog the past couple years, but she is also an INCREDIBLE writer.  She's younger than me, but I think you'll find her posts on holistic healthy living to be full of life insight that you won't believe is coming from a 21 year old.  She's like a young, more spontaneous (and better-looking) Yoda, and I'm elated to have her helping me here on the blog!  She's gonna punch you in the face with some serious life wisdom, in a great way.

In a couple days I'll be elaborating on January's theme: Starting Fresh.  I've got lots of different kinds of posts that coordinate with the theme, and I can't wait to start off this year and new blogging style with all of you!


  1. How fun! I can't wait to see what you have for us this year!

  2. How wonderfully exciting! I'm a huge proponent of blending lighter and heavier, more in-depth topics on the same blog. Just as one wouldn't want to eat a heavy, gravy covered meal every day, nor would most want to survive on rice cakes. A blend of both sides of the spectrum, and plenty in the middle, is truly one of the best ways I believe most blogs can operate and help to both retain and grow its audience.

    I look forward to seeing everything that you and your sister have in store for us in 2015!

    Happiest New Year's wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. This sounds great! I'm excited to read your new posts. Good luck, and happy new year.

  4. Yay! How exciting! You know I love growth and change so I am excited to see all these amazing things you will be doing soon! xox

  5. Oh, I can't wait to see what the new year holds for your blog! It sounds like it's going to be exciting!


    the Middle Sister and Singer

  6. This approach sounds really interesting. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.