Happy 2 Years to Us & a Giveaway to You

2 year anniversary & giveawy.

Happiness to us All with a Giveaway!

2 years may not seem like a long time to some of you. Especially since I know that many bloggers out there have been doing this job for 5 or even 10 years. But it is a milestone, and I wanted to celebrate it somehow with all of you by hosting a giveaway!

First, I’d like to thank my friend, Pam, for this lively picture. I was helping her organize her photos and she had a duplicate of this one. I thought it would be so appropriate for showing a roller coaster, marking the similarity of the fun and ups & downs that this blogging journey has been!

And it certainly has been a adventure for the 3 of us! My focus today is to show you, my readers, my appreciation for all your support of my blog. So make sure you go to the Rafflecopter below and do a couple of entries into my giveaway.

Just in case you haven’t been around since the beginning, I thought I’d share a couple of the first posts I published.

2 year anniversary & giveawy.

This was the Fur Vest Series where the 3 of us all wore my fur vest. This was before I categorized them, but we are all wearing skirts or dresses in this particular post!

2 year anniversary & giveawy.

And this series was about Glitter clothing items!

Both of these and many other early posts were formatted somewhat differently and the pictures were not the best quality (not that they are always spot on now, but I certainly know more about the process and am trying hard to make them better!).

If you’re ever looking for other styling outfits on my blog, I do keep a index of past posts that you can peruse. I occasionally try to go back to the earlier posts and update the picture sizes and shopping, but it can be a long and tedious process. So feel free to have a good laugh when you look back and tell me which was your favorite!!

Giveaway:

I thought long and hard about what I thought would be appropriate and fun for my readers. I decided that a Nordstrom gift card would be wonderful for any woman! This is a $100 gift card that can be used at Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack. You may shop at a brick & mortar store or online. I picked this particular company because I figured they are more of a splurge store for many of us. That being said, they have quite a few affordable brands and items available all year long.

I also chose Nordstrom because of their free standard shipping (in the US) and ease of returns. I realize that many women do not enjoy the shopping experience, so I might as well make it be as easy as possible! If you do live outside of the USA, then Nordstrom does offer international shipping. However, the international shipping is not free and you’re not eligible for free returns.

The giveaway runs for 5 days—so have at it and enjoy!!

Thanks tons from Jodie (the 50’s model), Nancy (the 60’s model) and Charlotte (the 70’s model)

If you’ve never done a Rafflecopter giveaway before, it’s easy. Once you make a comment, then go back to the Rafflecopter box and click on the box that said “I commented” under Leave a Blog post comment. Don’t forget the other two options where it says to invent your own option. Just click on each and follow the instruction. If you already subscribe via Bloglovin’ or email, then just enter the info in the box and press enter under each of the options!  Otherwise, feel free to be a new subscriber via those venues, enter the info, and press enter!!  Good luck to you all!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Michelle Leslie

    Congrats on your second anniversary ladies and you picked the perfect picture for the post too. It really is a roller coaster ride all the way. Wishing you many more years of inspiring us with your touches of style.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Michelle!
      Who knew the ups & downs involved when we first imagined the possibility, right? But that’s life in a nutshell too!!

  • Jean Ann

    Thanks for the contest I can’t believe it’s been 2 years

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know, right—time really flies!!
      Good luck!!

  • Julie (julimi)

    I’m 26! Thank you for the great posts!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Julie—and good luck to you!!

  • Deborah Gardner

    My name is Deborah and I am 24! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Deborah—-thanks for entering and good luck!!

  • Julie Rod.

    I’m in my 40’s!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks and good luck, Julie!

  • Congratulations Jodie ! I too have just passed the second year. I get what you mean about up’s and downs! But here we are not giving in, and those up’s are outweighing the downs for both of us. Your blog is fabulous and interesting. Well done xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Man, you can say that again Laurie!!
      Thanks for the kind words!

  • Vicky Fosco

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! Your posts are always of interest to me. Keep it up!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Vicky–I really appreciate it!

  • Mother of 3

    Congrats on two years!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!

  • Jana

    I am 59 and I love your posts!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Jana…thanks and good luck!!

  • Thanks for this giveaway, gals! I’m so glad I discovered your blog, and I really appreciate that you offer something different in terms of tackling different themes and showing various ways to style the same type of garment. I’ve learned a lot from you ladies and always look to you for inspiration!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a wonderful comment, Liz. That means so much to me!

  • Marie

    I’m 42! Thank you for the great post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Marie and good luck!!

  • @Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m 37! Happy Blogiversary!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!!
      Good luck in the giveaway!!

  • Linda

    Hi! I’m Linda and I’m 25!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Linda and good luck!!

  • Susan D

    43 with the soul of a 143 year old and, some days, the brain of a 13 year old!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally know that feeling Susan!!

  • Kaci

    Happy Blogiversary!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kaci!!

  • Congrats on two years blogging and thank you for the giveaway! I turned 51 this year!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow, Jill—I have to admit that I thought you were much younger than me!!
      🙂

  • Stevie Turner

    Great giveaway Jodie! Congrats on 2 years’ blogging!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stevie! And good luck!!

      • Stevie Turner

        Thanks!

  • whittikere

    My name is Ann and I just turned 32 this year!

    Congrats gurl!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ann and good luck!!

  • Happy anniversary Jodie! And I wish you growing audience and more joy from the blogging. That was nice idea to celebrate it with a giveaway. o)

    Anna xoxo
    http://www.glamadventure.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!!

  • Congrats on two years! Celebrating with a giveaway is always fun.
    I turned 30 this year.
    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lydia and good luck!!

  • I am a first time visitor to your blog .My name is Amy Orvin and I am in my 40’s.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Amy!!!

  • Woo-hoo! I thought maybe you were at a theme park. haha. Congratulations Jodie! I know how much work and effort goes into blogging, 2 yrs is great. Love the faux fur with the 3 of you, and in the second pic is your hair straight? Thank you for the giveaway as well.
    Thanks for linking to Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!

  • Sara Brents

    Congratulations! 2 years in the blog world is a lifetime!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Man, you can say that again Sara!!

  • Congrats ! I cannot believe it’s been two years already. Congratulations ladies 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lorena!!

  • Laurie Oien

    Jodie, I certainly do know what an accomplishment it is to be celebrating 2 years of blogging. I just celebrated 2 years myself last week and I’m still trying to decide my path with it, but also proud of what I’ve learned so far. Congratulations on your success!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is more work than you think, right, Laurie!!
      So what is your blog? I’d love to check it out!!

  • manda

    I am in my 50s

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks and good luck!

  • Carly Williams

    Congratulations on two years!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carly!!

  • Happy, happy Birthday to your blog!!!

    And thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks and good luck, Andrea!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Congratulations, Jodie. What a great accomplishment. I thought I was doing good for keeping at it for more than six months. Ha, ha. Two years! That is fantastic. And look at how far you have come. Your style has evolved. Your website looks amazing and you have picked up a few friends along the way. Here’s to as many more years as you want. I’ll keep tagging along for the ride! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great way to look at it Amy—picking up a few friends along the way! You are so right and I include you in that gaggle of friends, of which I’m so grateful!!
      Thanks for your support!

  • happy anniversary, jodie! isn’t it fun to watch your blog evolve and change? wishing you all the best.
    xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Beth!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Congratulations Jodi on your 2 year blogoversary! It is such an exciting time and you have really grown. I love visiting and seeing your fashion ideas. It makes me want to stretch my wardroble and wear something different.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a kind thing to say Mary—-thank you!!

  • Tiffany Banks

    Awesome!! <3 So happy for you guys!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tiffany!!

  • Congratulations ladies! I love your blog a lot! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Cielo!

  • Jean Ann

    Congratulations you are fabulous!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And thanks to you Jean Ann, for your wonderful support! I love how you’ve taken it to heart!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Happy Two Years Jodie! Isn’t it funny to look back at the earlier pictures? It is a great way to track our progress though. I try to update picture sizes, layout and whatnot on older posts when I like to them. Every once in awhile during my free time (ya, right… lol) I’ll do a few, but it is so tedious and time consuming!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hey—-we (and by we, I mean you) need to come up with a plugin that updates our older blog posts to the way we have it now—wouldn’t that be nice?
      Thanks for the support & love, Debbie!!

  • wahoo! happy two years! that is so awesome!

    kelseybang.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kelsey!!

  • AModernMomBlog

    Congrats! Two years is definitely a worthy milestone in the blogging world. I have loved seeing all your styles over the past two years and look forward to more posts. You ladies definitely have a wonderful style!

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carly!!

  • Judy Gramith

    For some reason I thought you had been blogging for longer than 2 years..
    Your blog postings seem far more seasoned and professional Jodie.
    What a lovely way to thank all of your followers!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice comment, Jude!!
      Sometimes it seems like longer than 2 years, ha ha!! But maybe that’s because most posts involves 3 women!!
      Good luck!!

  • Starla

    Happy Blogiversary to you! I love to see different outfits from all ages- clothes are my favorite thing, lol. I am in my twenties! xo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Starla!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Happy Anniversary! Nice to see your original posts!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Terri!!

  • Time flies when you are having fun! Congrats on 2 years – I am so excited to continue following your journey & outfits

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Michelle!!

  • Congrats! I love seeing the styles through different ages! I really like that first fur vest one you posted here!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ruth!
      It’s been so surprising to me how much wear I’ve gotten out of this fur vest! That’s always a good feeling, huh?

  • Congrats on 2 Years – your blog is one of my favorites!

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice thing to say Rosie!! Thanks!

  • congratulations on your two years! its so good to see three ladies of diff age groups style a similar piece.
    http://www.thestyletune.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Chichi!

  • donnaduck

    Congratulations on two years of blogging!! I’ve only been reading you during 2016, and I’ve enjoyed so many of your blogs! I love the way you style all three of you, love the smiles, love your mom getting out of her comfort zone sometimes too! I’m also a fan of how many of your clothing items aren’t all “high end” and not in my budget. It’s so nice knowing I can find very similar items and afford them too!

    Here’s to another year of blogging, Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the support and kind words Donna!
      I think this journey has put all 3 of us out of our comfort zones occasionally. Nancy’s always a good sport and rarely raises an eyebrow when I style her looks! Mom is definitely of German descent and likes to make her opinions known—ha ha!

  • Congrats on two years, that is amazing! Cheers to many more!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Aracley!!

  • Laura

    Congratulations! It’s always fun to look back at older posts and see how your blog has evolved! Thanks for the fab giveaway too! I love the range of outfits and inspiration you give beyond the 50s, 60s, and 70s age groups to people like me in the 30s age group!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laura!!
      I think it’s good to see clothing worn by our own age group, but it’s also beneficial to get inspiration from all age groups!! Besides I always feel younger when I copy you youngin’s!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Woo hoo! Congratulations, Jodie!!! I’m so happy you do this and that I found you and we’ve become friends. I cannot wait to give you a congratulatory hug in person in just a couple of months! Here’s to many more years of blogging success!

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the wonderful support and love Sherry!!
      It is amazing how time flies—and how much we learn along the way!

  • Congrats to 2 years!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie!!

  • Congratulations!! What an accomplishment! Cheers to many more years 🙂

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Congratulations to 2 successful years!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • Congratulations!! It’s been a fun ride for all of us. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You can say that again, Darlene!!

  • Congratulations! It is nice to see some pictures from the beginning as I dont know you that long! But I hope to enjoy a very long time of your fabulous creative creations!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nancy—you are always such a positive influence!!

  • Mireille

    I don’t know why it took me so long to bookmark your blog since I have visited it over the past months but now look forward to reading it each day. I love that sometimes my favorite outfit can be yours or Nancy’s or your mom and I like the encouragement to try different combos with my clothes! Always fun to look at your older posts too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the uplifting comment, Mireille!
      I think it’s so fun to take the same theme, yet come up with totally different outfits right out of our closets!!

  • Emily

    I really enjoy your blog, Jodie. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so fabulous to hear Emily!!
      I feel the same way, as I read a ton of younger bloggers and get a lot of ideas from them!!

  • linda

    2 Years is a long time to come up with such interesting outfits…congratulations! I am in your mother’s age group so I love seeing what you dress her in!! She is a beautiful woman. Good luck and keep up the good work

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Linda!! She’ll be delighted to read your comment! And I’m happy that you read the blog….I know some of mom’s friends don’t “do the internet or computers”!!

  • donnanance

    Congratulations on your blog-iversary! I agree with Miss Rena, you do have a unique approach to showcasing outfits. One more year and I’ll be with Miss Charlotte in the 70’s range.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank you so much!
      Good luck and Happy Monday!!

  • How fabulous for you to be celebrating 2 years of blogging. Yours had such a unique approach and I adore its friendliness and down to earth qualities. Congratulations on your success.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rena!!

  • Congratulations! You are such a pro I thought you’d been doing this for much longer!

    Thanks for the giveaway : )

    I follow you already on Bloglovin’.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous Suzanne—thanks for following (and the kind words!!)

  • You guys rock! Always looking classy and elegant!

    Happy Anniversary btw, I absolutely love reading the blog.

    Awesome giveaway!

    Kisses & Happy Monday,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Taislany!

  • suzy w.

    What a great milestone for you ladies! I must say the fur vest with the purple/magenta dress is my most favorite. I LOVE vests and they are so versatile. I too am a recent subscriber and look forward to many more fun fashion ideas! Congrats!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Suzy!!
      Don’t forget to click on the I commented button under leave a blog post comment to be entered if you’re interested!!

  • Happy Anniversary, Jodie! Wow – 2 years went by quickly. It’s been fun following along and getting to know you and your family and seeing your style and blog grow. Best of luck and to your continued success in the years to come. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jennie!!

  • Happy Anniversary! And best wishes on continued success!!! (Your blog is SO polished, I would have guessed you’ve been at it for MUCH longer! Doubly impressed. )

    You know that I’m a newbie, but I’m so happy I found you. Love how you demonstrate how to shop in your closet and mix in a few new pieces for frugal updated fashion! Always grateful for your inspiration 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Oh, Em!!
      That’s so nice of you to say—thanks for the uplifting comment!! (And I hope you entered the giveaway?!!)

  • Suzanne Dennis

    I’m so glad that I found your blog a few months ago! I’m in the 60’s age group, so I fit right in the middle. It is evident how much thought and effort goes into each post as they are well-planned, and I enjoy seeing what each of you styles. I really like the series approach as well!

    I tried to enter the giveaway but wasn’t able to comment from there. Maybe it isn’t set up that way? I assumed I’d have a box to type in when I clicked on make a comment. Oh, well…I am happy to comment here even if it doesn’t count for the entry. Keep up the good work! I look forward to your e-mails reminding me of a new blog post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Suzanne—I appreciate your kind comment and input!!
      So now that you’ve commented, you just need to go back to the Rafflecopter and under “leave a blog post comment”, press the box that says “I commented.” That way your entry gets counted and possibly picked for the giftcard!! If you already get the emials, make sure to check the other options in the Rafflecopter and enter your info in them too!! Good luck!
      🙂 PS…I also added some instructions above the Rafflecopter. Could you let me know if they make sense, and what I should change? Thanks so much!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    CONGRATULATIONS JODIE ON PROVIDING A HIGHLY READABLE BLOG. YOUR POSTS FILL A VERY EMPTY NICHE.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Bernadette—I appreciate the kind words!

  • Queen of Rods

    Happy Anniversary Jodie! Although I am a more recent subscriber, I certainly am enjoying everything that you have to offer. Keep up the good work 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Janet and good luck!!

  • Congratulations! What a milestone! I loved seeing your early blog posts pictures and such a great giveaway!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!