One Year

Monday, January 26, 2015








Top: Kate Spade (old), similar here
Skirt: Mindy Maes Market, also love this
Shoes: JustFab, also love this
Ring: J. Crew (old), similar here
Earrings: Loft Outlet, similar here

Wow, I can't believe it has been a year of blogging! To be honest, I did not think I could make it a year. A lot has been going on in my personal life that trying to keep a consistent schedule was very difficult. But for once, I had a place where I could showcase my creative outlet and do something for me. For that it kept me motivated! This little blog has given me opportunities I never thought I could be a part of or achieve. However, RD's Obsessions would not be what it is now if it wasn't for you! Thank you so much for following along. Your comments, likes, and follows seriously make my day and it is the reason why it surpassed my expectations of what I could achieve here.

I also want to give a special thanks to my fiancé, Tre. This blog for sure would not have existed if it wasn't for him. He was the one that mentioned I should start a blog (and I kept shaking my head 'no' haha) and pushed me to go for it (I guess he was right, I did want to be a blogger and just needed that nudge haha). He supported me throughout this journey and continued to motivate me. He was just as excited as I was with my first brand collaboration or first press feature/mentions. Every success this blog has had, he shared the joy with me as if it was his own. And of course, this blog would not have existed without any photos. Tre took most of these photos and I'm so grateful he takes time out of his busy work schedule to take them. So convenient to have a photographer on hand anytime ;). I am one lucky girl and can't wait to marry him in 5 months!!

This blog is also special to me because it is 100% genuine me. For those who know me very well, they know I don't open up much. There's only a select few around whom I can comfortably be me. I had a little anxiety when starting this blog because it meant I had to open up a little bit about myself to strangers! Looking back at my early posts, I definitely held back. I can tell by how I styled my outfits. I played it safe.  I was nervous about what others may think. Those 'safe' outfits are now my least favorite outfits. They just didn't seem me. The more I felt comfortable dressing how I wanted to dress, the better response I got from my blog. That gave me the confidence to be myself.

To sum it up, RD's Obsessions was more than just a display of my outfits. It helped me grow as a person. I was able to visualize my growth and appreciate who I am. A year ago, you would never catch me taking a selfie. I would cringe when I see photos of myself. I now have more confidence. It  helped me realize I had all this creativity bottled up in me like photography, web design, product designing, and calligraphy. Now, I'm seeking more (creative) ventures in my life.

Thank you all again for following along! I truly appreciate the support you have for this space right here and hope you continue to follow :)

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xo RD

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  1. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. Love your outfit!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  2. Congrats on one year! You picked the perfect look to celebrate. Those pink heels are awesome. So fun that your fiance is so supportive. My husband is the same way and it really makes a difference.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thanks Amy Ann! That's so awesome that your husband is so supportive! I couldn't agree more that it makes a difference!

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  3. YAY!! Congrats on one year girlie! RDs Obsessions gets better every day and I'm so happy that through the blogging world we have been able to become friends IRL:)

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi!! I'm so glad we met through blogging and became friends too! :)

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  4. Congratulations, Rach! One year is a huge deal and I truly believe that your fiance played a very important role in you making it here. You look gorgeous in this outfit and I'm so glad we "met" though this virtual world!

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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    1. Thanks Ivete!! I'm so glad we met too :)

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  5. Cheers! Congratulations on a year! It's been a good one -- I'm so glad that I found your blog! And here's to years more!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I'm so glad I came across yours too :)

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  6. Happy 1 year! Such a gorgeous outfit, perfectly represents your personality and blog which is a great achievement! My blog has only been going for 6 months and I have a lot to thank my amazing business brain husband and my super photographer for, Im so glad to have this creative outlet so best of luck to you and all your future plans xx

    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com/

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    1. Thanks girl :) That's so exciting about your blog! Looking forward to where it takes you!

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  7. Congrats on one year, Rach. It's been wonderful getting to know you! I am also introverted so opening up on my blog was quite weird at first, but I think I've gotten the hang of it now--after 6 years, lol.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl :) Haha, you're funny! So glad we met!

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  8. Congratulations girlie!! You look gorgeous and I LOVE this skirt!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  9. Your post was beautiful and congratulations on one year of blogging! Beautiful outfit!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  10. Beautiful! Love your shoes!
    Congratulations on one year of blogging!
    xx
    www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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  11. So much fun! Congratulations! I love the blog and can't wait to see what year two brings you! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  12. I so love your new look! Happy one year to you! It is great that you've been able to come out of your shell a bit thanks to the blogging world. I am very happy for you and look forward to all your future posts. (:

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    1. Thanks so much Kiki :) So glad we met!

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  13. I love the look, those shoes and skirt are amazing!

    Style by Avery

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  14. Love love love this outfit babe!!! Stunning!
    Kisses,
    Anna
    www.workingchix.com

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  15. Congratulations on the beautiful site and one year! Glad I met you :)
    xoxo,
    Peggy

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    1. Thanks Peggy! So glad we met as well :)

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  16. Congrats! Brave lady, don't catch a cold ;-) Lovely color of your shoes!

    Lera's Affordable Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks Lera! Fortunately, the snow made it 'warmer' haha.

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  17. Congratulations on your wonderful step dear..your shoes are so beautiful, I love the white combination! :-)

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    1. Thank you Jackie! Thanks for stopping :)

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  18. Wow!! Perfect!!!
    Love it

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  19. So cute! I love the tulle! And congrats on the dedication and hard work! :)
    xo,
    Randi
    http://www.randiwithani.com

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  20. Discovering your blog on its 1st anniversary and I am happy for you as the hard work youve put into this baby is evident! Cheers to more years of successful blogging (:I absolutely love how girly and playful your look is! What is a celebration without a little tulle eh!? Hahah!
    x Tanaka
    Swankxtar Style Blog

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    1. Thanks so much Tanaka! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  21. Congratulations! You have a beautiful blog! I love this outfit, you look gorgeous!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks Euge :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Those heels are killing me, you're so adorable!

    Little J Style

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  23. you look great, you skirt is so gorgeous! congrats on your one year anniversary!

    lifeisashoe

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  24. You look adorable. Congrats on completing a year.
    http://www.letsexpresso.com/travel/11-things-know-traveling-india/

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  25. Congrats lady! Also love those pink pumps ;-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  26. Wow you have such a sense of style! Stunning outfit and pictures! Great look!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  27. Loving the tulle! Such a fun piece to have in your wardrobe. And Congrats on one year!

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    1. Aw thanks so much Catryn :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. You look fabulous in this outfit! Tulle skirts are my personal fav and I love those pops of pink!

    XO Courtney
    www.ColorMeCourtney.com

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    1. Thanks Courtney :) I love tulle skirts too. I wish I had an excuse to wear them all the time!

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  29. Love that skirt, so elegant and flowy! :)

    And those heels are so pretty and cute! :)

    Geekette in High Heels

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