Bookshelves of shoes, beaches blue with white talcum sand, golden wine and little-neck clams, lemon yellow zebra fabric and bold leopard wallpaper, vintage glamour and shiny new finds. Waking each morning with ideas swirling in my head, then plucking one out and giving it life through image, words, the tap of a button. And then it floats through the air and appears before you. You, with coffee in hand and fuzzy slippers tucked, clicking and reading and smiling, I hope. And so a day becomes weeks becomes months becomes years. And so we share laughter and love and escapades and dreams. And so we become friends. And I am so grateful for it all. Seven years in, Style Maniac still holds the same allure for me as the very first day I clicked "publish" and entered the mystical wide world of the web. I hope it holds the same allure for you as the very first day you found your way here, to a small spot in the universe filled with sunshine and sparkle and stories and style, and most of all joy. There's a magic to this blog world, I think. Thank you for being a part of it.
Birthday graphic created from post banner image of Style Maniac's business cards. (Click post title to see all imagery.) Photos by Doreen Creede.
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