Wednesday, October 8, 2014

9-5 #I mean business

I am not sure this outfit post is the message I meant for today but here we are. It's been 5 years since my first post. I find it rather hard to believe that this tiny page which I started to keep myself sane while out of work has lasted that long. 5 years! Of course I had to go back in time on this occasion and revisit my first post. Ouch! I was tempted to rewrite it but hey, at least I can see that my writing has improved!

I have been rather sentimental the last few days and dwelling on this (quite important) date. My super-critical ego has had a party highlighting all the things other bloggers achieve and I haven't. Thanks to my boy (as always) I tried to focus on the positive.

Like I just said the blog was started to keep me focused during a difficult time for me. Although I told my nearest & dearest, I didn't share the address or content of it for a long time. I can't recall what made me change my mind & show it to the world but I did. I have since attended many amazing fashion events & press previews, got to meet some amazing people (interview with Natalie B Coleman probably being my personal highlight), learned a thing or two about social media, SEO & photography (on a tripod!). I am way older than many bloggers are and I have a full time job (well not at the start obviously but fortunately since about 4 months later!). It's not just a 9-5 role either, it's a demanding, senior management role which I have worked hard for. It is very much my focus as I am passionate about what I do and it often makes blogging simply impossible.

If you've been with me on this journey since the start, thank you and I hope you enjoyed it. I have no plans for this page which for an over-thinker like me is unsettling and raises a lot of questions but for now, let's just enjoy some more fashion!

9-5 dressing seems so much easier since COS opened on Wicklow Street...


Dress - COS
Heels - Reiss
Bag - Michael Kors
Initial necklace - Chupi


  1. Well done!!! I can't believe it's 5 years already. Your blog is amazing, keep up the good work xx

  2. Anonymous9/10/14

    Very pretty dress!


    1. thx Mel, really enjoying it, my 9-5 staple!

  3. Anonymous10/10/14

    Woooo! Go you! I think you're amazing! It's great to such positivity and enthusiasm. Your juggling of jobs and blogs is very inspiring! You are rocking that outfit by the way - like a BOSS! My new favourite phrase! Congratulations on your longevity aswell, five years is no mean feat. x
    Mary Cate.

    1. Thanks Mary, really appreciated. I still can't believe it's been so long, sign I'm really getting old ;) x

  4. Your dress is so chic and classy and your bag is amazing!

  5. Chic outfit!

    xo T.

  6. Congratulation Anna! Gorgeous pics! Really want to get my hands on that Chupi necklace
    Martina x


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