Happy One Year!

Posted in Daily Outfits.

On October 1st, 2009 one girl picked up her camera, snapped a photo of her outfit and posted it online.

My first outfit picture. ASOS dress, Primark trench, cardigan and belt, Topshop shoes

Last summer I stumbled across What I Wore when browsing Modcloth. For years before, I’d been documenting my daily outfits – first in a fashion diary written in a thoroughly old-fashioned way, then on the fashion thread in the Money Saving Expert forums.

Discovering Jessica’s blog opened my eyes to a whole new world of fashion – one where it wasn’t models wearing beautiful clothes but real people, with stressful jobs, bad hair days and chipped nails.  The realisation that people were actually interested in reading about the mundane yet stylish lives of others intrigued and excited me.

One year on and this blog has become my finest piece of work. I’ve always wanted to write a book but I know my limits – I’m no Jane Austen. The reason I chose copywriting over journalism is because I have a particular fondness for short, sharp prose, and blogging is the perfect format for the kind of writing I like to think I’m rather good at.

I love to write, but I love to communicate more. My readers reassure me, inspire and drive me. Every comment makes me think and the feedback is invaluable. So, dear readers, here’s to you, you and you. I hope you’ll stick around for more outfits and opinions.

A few fashionable favourites from the last 12 months…


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Happy 1st Birthday A Little Bird Told Me!



Aww happy birthday to your sweet little blog missy πŸ™‚ yours was one of the first blogs I ever followed! keep up the great work, we love ya jen! x


Happy Blogging birthday! You have achieved so much in one year – well done, you should be very proud! x


Happy Blogiversary! You’ve done such an amazing job with your blog – I can’t believe you’ve only been gonig a year!

E is for Eleanor

Have missed you!

CONGRATULATIONS! I remember the beginning, you have gone from great to brilliant things and I’m totally proud of you right now. (that sounds WAY patronising, not meant that way at all obv)

Can’t wait for the next year ahead Jen! So exciting. xxx


Oh I remember you starting your blog too! I lurked for ages before I worked out how to comment without having a blog of my own, hahaha. We miss you on the fashion thread Jen, come back!!

Loved your photo roundup – so many different looks but all so very stylish. I might be seeing if I can work my own version of that lovely autumnal look with the yellow top under the floral dress. So pretty!


Happy Blog Birthday! I’m so glad that I discovered your blog!

I love all your outfits. My favourite has to be te playsuit and hat. You look gorgeous in them all though.


Aww yay congrats!! Its lovely to see a collection of your outfit photos from the past year – you really are a stylish lady πŸ™‚


Jen, I thought you were a blogging veteran who had been blogging for years and years! Congratulations on this lovely blog and for being such a huge success in such a short period of time πŸ™‚



Happy Birthday Jen!
Your blog is one of the first I read everyday and I love it.
So glad you inspired me to blog also, best thing ever.



I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year – feels like forever! Keep on writing, I love reading your posts. Many happy returns to you!


A very Happy Birthday and may A Little Bird’s 2nd year be just as successful!
I personally have found every post such an interesting and enjoyable delve into your fashionable life. You are one of my favourites x


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