When did flash back Friday become such a thing? Does anyone know? Or do we not care?
I get a kick of looking back at times, especially to my first posts here on Investment Piece. There were so many ideas, so much naviety, and an iPhone and my fashion. That was it. I had no clue what I was doing; I just knew that I wanted to share my perspective on styling with you! There were series and craft ideas and recipes, it took me a minute to find my niche. The best part? The pictures have gotten SO MUCH better**, and I like to think that I’ve stayed true to my style.
**I have to shout out to my “team” of photographers whose work you see reguarly on site. There are some pictures I take myself (with a big girl camera). Some my mom takes, some my friends take. Then I work with Megan Weaver, Katy Shayne, Kathryn Reily, and Spillman Stephen. And am always excited to collab with someone new!
Ironically, I don’t get embarrassed when I flash back to these first posts. (Not to imply I’m not thrilled that I’ve gotten better!) I loved these outfits, still wear them, and was so excited to go out and make something. I had this tripod for my old iPhone and a little remote control, and it was so fun! From early mornings to locations, I worked hard on planning outfits and shots. And there’s a few I’d love to go back and redo!
Then, while going back through my first posts, it hit me that you’ve helped make this my life. My first posts were in March 2015. These past 3 years have made me grow, brought me to different places, I’ve gotten some amazing shoes and lost some amazing shoes. Having you along for the journey brings me so much joy, and means so much to me. Maybe this is just our little corner of the Internet, but I love the community we’re building here.
I have our “official” birthday celebration scheduled for next month. There will be all sorts of giveaways, events, and posts for you to be a part of–I hope you stay around and enjoy it!
What do you love to flash back to?
Happy Friday!! Thank you for indulging me by looking back at these first posts!