May 14, 2011

new chapters

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One year ago I started this journey in front of a red brick wall outside my house in Australia with a floral dress, and a pair of tights that had way too many holes. I never thought that I would stick with it and meet so many amazing friends, but I did, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I cannot tell you enough how much I have enjoyed running a personal blog, and letting you have a little sneak peak into my daily life. Your comments, emails, tweets, snail mail, presents and clothes swaps have made me over the moon.

In saying this, I am sure you know what is coming. Its been a difficult and personal decision, but a good one at that. I have decided to say 'sayonara' to blog land indefinitely. Don't fret friends, you can bet your bottom dollar that if and when I do return I will be the same Kate Maggie...and maybe even find another red brick wall. This feels like a hard break up, and that's mainly because it is. This blog has become one of the main parts of my daily life and of course I am going to miss it, and all of you. I love all of you readers, and if you ever need anything, you can always write me an email. You know how to find me. Is it silly I have tears? :)

Till next time my sweet peas..

xo Kate

56 comments:

  1. Aw! This is very sad! I'm not sure why you are choosing to leave the blog but I can imagine a number of reasons. After spending a week away from my blog I'm not sure I want to update it as much. I feel obligated to take pictures of things which sometimes takes away from just enjoying the experience. I also feel like I try to post outfits when they aren't all that great or interesting. So instead of posting what I want I'm actually trying to cater to an audience.

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  2. Kuleigh, thanks for your comment! Its several reasons, and obviously hard because I love blogging! But its right :) Will miss your comments. Hugs to you girl. xo

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  3. I love you kate.
    I will miss you dearly beautiful girl.
    xoox

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  4. Oh, you're one of my favorites. Love you so very much. Thanks for everything the past year. xx

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  5. It's not silly you have tears. I've only been reading for a few months and this is sad for me. You have a lovely future ahead of you. I wish you all the best.
    My Heart Blogged

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  6. Thank you so much for reading <3 and for your sweet tweet. That means the world! Thank youuu. xx

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  7. I have looked to you for all kinds of fashion inspiration because you embody the style I want to achieve at some point. I will be sad to not have new posts of yours to browse through and find inspiration. I've only been reading for a couple of months, but I am sad. I wish you all the best moving forward. Too bad I didn't get to pester you--err know you--more.

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  8. Sarah! Send me an email anytime and we can get to know eachother. Thanks so much for your sweet words. I love your blog as well! Never be afraid to try new and crazy things...that's what I do! Dont worry about what people think. Will miss your comments girl. xx :)

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  9. I will miss you so much! You are by far one of my favorite reads & such a sweet person. You have inspired me so much, and your comments on my blog were always some of my most treasured. Good luck in everything you do!

    Lots of love
    <3
    Savannah

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  10. Kate,

    You've been such an inspiration to me, such a genuine and all around lovely gal. Just because your are leaving the blogosphere doesn't mean that you're leaving the world or our hearts! You have my email, and I yours, so if you ever need anything just write me.

    I love you dearly, sweet girl!
    xoxo

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  11. Best of luck with everything! I think you are just adorable and have loved seeing your creativity in your outfits. You seem like such a sweetheart.

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  12. I'm terribly sad to see your blog go! You've always struck me as one of the sweetest girls in the blogosphere, and I honestly mean that. Best of luck with whatever comes your way. <3

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  13. Miss Kate,
    I just want to say thank you. For being so completely wonderful and inspirational, and for allowing all of us a little peep into your corner of the world.
    I know this must be really hard for you, but I applaud you for making the big decision. I've been teetering on the edge of to-blog or not-to-blog for a little while now and even that is so hard! I love sharing my photos and adventures, and keeping them all in one place like a little scrapbook, but it takes so much time... time that could be spent on taking more photos, going on more adventures and making more memories.
    Life is short, and it should be spent on the things that make us the happiest. I hope that's where you're going. :)

    Love and well wishes from Peter Pan land,
    Meg

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  14. Your beautiful style and smiling face will definitely be missed in the blog world.
    Take care!

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  15. KATE,
    I just want to tell you that I thoroughly enjoy your blog and will miss reading :(
    this is rather sad, but I know you will have many adventures and be happppppy :)! take care & hope to hear from you.

    http://project-vee.blogspot.com/

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  16. aw everyone is stealing the words from my fingers already, but yes Kate dear, I will miss you too, and I wish you all the best in the "real" world ;)

    <3
    Meghan

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  17. Man, What a weird day....

    This morning I broke up with my boyfriend of 5 years... Now your blog will be disappearing. Both totally unrelated, haha, but I didn't see either coming. I'm kinda debating on ending mine as well. Loved reading your blog and getting to meet such an awesome canadian. Good luck. Heres to embracing changes! Have a good one Kate. :D

    Shy

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  18. I've been thinking about doing the same thing for such a long time. I think it's the vagabond tendencies in me that make me want to keep moving on to new things.

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  19. Noooooo! How will I get my necessary Kate dosage?! Surely facebook isn't good enough. Surely. :( I will miss seeing your pretty little face and quirky outfits, but have no doubt this means bigger and better things. Right? Right? Love you Kates and thanks for helping to inspire me to start a blog of my own. xx

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  20. Aww Kate! I'm so excited for the new adventures that are going to be coming your way, but it's bittersweet because I won't be there to share them with you via this blog. You're such an inspiration and such a sweetie. I'm going to miss seeing your gorgeous face and reading your witty blog posts, BUT I hope we still get to see each other this September in NYC :) If not, then somehow you have to make it here to California or I need to go there to Canada! Ah! I love you Kate<3

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  21. Aww, your blog was one of my favorites and I will definitely miss all of your witty posts and beautiful outfits! xx

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  22. Oh Kate! This made me so sad to read - but at the same time, I'm really happy for you. I can tell you are doing this for the right reasons and you are going to be happier because of it. :)

    I'm so glad I got to know you through blogging, you are such an inspiration and I'm beyond thrilled that you and I have become friends!

    Love you Miss Kate Maggie! <3

    X

    PS. I'm styling your Mink Pink dress soon! Email me your address so I can send it back to you when I can bear to part with it! ;)

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  23. Ah, I had to reread this to fully comprehend not having you around the blogosphere any longer... I've loved reading your blog and coming to know the sweet person you are, Kate. I'll miss you! :( Stay in touch though, and maybe let me know what great things you've moved on to?
    <3

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  24. :( Will miss your blog so much Kate. You're a huge inspiration, not just fashion wise but also with your wonderful words and general positivity. Your blog is so genuine and beautifully presented, it always puts a smile on my face. Please stay in touch and always remember that if you ever feel like coming back to the blogging world then everyone will welcome you back with open arms. Ok cheesy comment over, I'll miss you beautiful girl xxx

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  25. i will miss this blog soo much, but best wishes in all that will take it's place in your life. ^_^ love you! xo

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  26. awh, I loved reading your blog for the few weeks I have... hope too see you again one day :) have a good one out there! x

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  27. Kate, I had to do the same thing for a good 6 months or so. I became consumed with blogging and was neglecting other parts of my life. Sometimes you have to step back for a minute, recollect yourself, and maybe step back into the game. We look forward to seeing you again sometime :)

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  28. such a cute blog! great shots.
    follow me : )

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  29. ooh Kate, this is SO sad. Your style, sweet personality, and lovely writing... have had me smitten for months!! But at least I can still browse your beautiful archived blog and peek at your gorgeous photography and marvel at your styling panache. Much love to you my dear!

    AND you always have to do what feels right! Sending bloggy hugs! xx veronika

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  30. Kisses!! I'm miss you. I sent you an email as well:)

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  31. *I'll miss you. Apparently my grammar skills are piss-poor today;)

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  32. oh i'm so sad, i'll miss seeing your smiling face pop up on my blogroll. but i understand if this is what you feel is right. we're all behind you :) good luck with everything love.

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  33. Kate! Love! I will miss you so - best of luck with everything <3 Keep in touch lovely.

    xo Robyn

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  34. oh noooo!!!! I would have never predicted this =( Even though I just recently discovered your blog, I felt like I was really getting to know you. I will surely miss your beautiful pictures, your sweet comments, and your warm personality. Best of luck in whatever you do!! You will be missed by many people! <333

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  35. :(
    This is sad, i really love your blog!

    Take care!

    Sara

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  36. I thought this might be coming and although I'm so sad about this... I just want you to be happy. You've been one of my best friends through this whole experience and I absolutely love you. I'm still counting the days til I see you!! I'm going to email you back in just a sec, just wanted to catch up here first. LOVE YOU. so. so. so. much. xo

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  37. Aw, that's really sad! I wish I found your blog sooner and commented more instead of lurking (to start some friendly rapport - you're so lovely and positive)!

    Best of luck to you in your future adventures, you awesome canadian! You seem like a truly wonderful and grounded spirt and I'm sure whatever journey you take you will rewarded greatly (yes, that's corny
    but I mean every word).

    P.S. - If you do ever return, I will make it a point of speaking up (or typing up) more!
    Again, best of luck to you..where ever you go and whatever you do, I hope you'll always be happy!

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  38. My dearest Kate, I am so sad to hear this news. You have been SUCH an inspiration and a great friend. But, I can imagine how hard this decision was to make, and figure you're confident that this is what was best for you.
    And I always want the best for you and wish you all the luck in the world on your new adventures, whatever that maybe!!
    Please stay in touch if you're ever in Vancouver, I'd love to finally meet up xoxo

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  39. Oh no! I love your blog! I understand that you have to take time for yourself but I will miss your sweet words and super cute outfits. If you are ever in MN, come hang out!
    xo
    Erin

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  40. NOOOOOOOO!!!! Aww. Did you have to include the tear-jerking Cookie Monster? Well, I wish you the best and welcome your return! Til then, I hope all is well and your life is beautiful.

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  41. I will patiently await the day when you just cant stand it and want to post your outfit pictures! On that day I will do a little dance and leave you the happiest welcome back comment :)

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  42. aww kate, this is a shame! your my favourite blogger and always inspire me with your talent for writing. I hope to still see your amazing outfits that you create :) and be inspired by your words once again. goodbye for now, hope to hear from you soon!!! <3

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  43. ahh this does feel like a breakup.. or let's go more positive.. a graduation :) it is the season isn't it? you've been wonderful.. i'll miss your ridiculously wonderful photos, adorable outfits, and more adorable face!

    good luck.. i'm sure whatever you up to will be perfect!

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  44. I recently discovered your blog. You will be missed and I hope you farewell. I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute of your time offline and enjoying the things you love...people. Much love and light to you

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  45. Awww Kate! I stumble upon your blog today and reading this post is no fun! Come back soon yea!

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  46. Aww! Just when I decide to start seriously blogging again, too. Well, I hope you come back. Although I've been away for a while as far as reading and commenting on other blogs, I have enjoyed your blog. It was nice getting to know you through your writings and photos.

    :o)Sarah
    restlessromantic.blogspot.com

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  47. Wanted to stop in an say I'm missing your posts! You are beautiful!

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  48. nooo! when i come back you leave!

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  49. whoa..i've just been back checking up on my fave blogs after sooo long and i get to know you're leaving. i will miss you kate. your blog was not only filled with beautiful style but also of amazing inspiration. <3

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥
    www.shopyapi.com

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  50. understandable and I saw you already made another entry since too. my sons have that cookie monster doll by the way hehehehehe.

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