Monday, May 30, 2011

100th Post!

This is the 100th post on the italiagal blog!

I absolutely love it and I hope you guys do too! Grazie mille ('thank you very much' or literally 'a thousand thank yous') for reading! It helps me to picture a specific audience when I write, so I truly appreciate it.

This blog is something I wanted for a long time and it's almost perfect. You see, I wanted to wait until my next fabulous phase in life and then write about that ...after I was living in an apartment of my own again and possibly working in a Study Abroad office. I'm so happy I started italiagal earlier than planned though, at a time when I'm in transition, working hard to pay off the debts of my old life and creating savings for the new one (I had to have following a quarter-life crisis). Focusing on the positive and my passions like anything Italian, travel and style when my life is in a not-so-thrilling transition makes for a happier life. Happiness is truly about appreciating the little things and sharing with others. In addition, I also loved that I visited Italy since this blog's creation back in August and posted about my fantastic trip! So... this blog is here to stay, and stay tuned for posts about my new life (hopefully not too far away!).

This is where it all started, my first post: Benvenuto! (which means "Welcome!").

I am proud to report that my most popular post is: Travel Tuesday: Overweight and Oversized Baggage.

I am happy to announce that I am doing a giveaway on this anniversary post! One lucky reader will receive:

a copy of
The One Hundred, A Guide to The Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own
 by Nina Garcia!

I adore this book and find the author's writing so entertaining. This is about the creation of personal style and having basics in a stylish woman's wardrobe. I've written this post and then this one directly inspired by this style bible and then many, many other updates about cultivating my personal style. Ms. Garcia's words are always at the back of my mind when I think on the topic. I hope the winner enjoys it as much as I do.

I love that it is 100-themed. Perfect.

To enter: please leave a comment naming a piece in your wardrobe that is so very you on this post. Make sure you leave something where I can get in touch with you, to collect shipping address information later.

I will take all the names and randomly select one on Monday, June 6th, which is one week away and announce the winner the same day. I promise to mail the prize on my next weekday off on Tuesday, June 7th.

Good Luck!

And again, thank you!

1 comment:

  1. LOL, when I first posed this question to Nathan, he replied ironically "Your Erskine shirt. The college you did not go to."

    I think the outfit(s) I have felt the most kick-ass in lately have been pairing capris with button-down solid color shirts. I have capris in gray, brown, black, and a gray pinstripe, and I absolutely feel like I can dominate a room while wearing them. I have heels that I wear with them, but need to upgrade to a better pair.