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The Best Of The Sunday Mode

You know, I realised the other day that I've been blogging for more than a year now and do you think I celebrated hitting that milestone at all? Nope, in typical Julia fashion I did absolutely nothing. I mean sure, I may have eaten a 'celebratory' cookie or two or four but let's get real that's just all part of a normal day for me. 

Even though it makes me cringe to read some of my really old posts I sometimes find it refreshing to look back over the content I've produced in the last year and reflect. I've never done a round-up style post like this before but I figured hey, I've surpassed the one year mark now so why the hell not do a little something something to commemorate that?

If you fancy a trip down memory lane with me, here's what's been happening on The Sunday Mode over the last year (and a bit):

BEAUTY-

FASHION AND STYLE-


And just to make you all laugh, have a look at the very first post I ever wrote here and feel free to cringe at everything- the photography, the writing...just everything. Excuse me while I go and hide in a hole.

Enjoy!

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106 comments:

  1. Congrats on the milestone! It is interesting to look back at previous posts to see how you have changed or your style!

    nat // dignifiable

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    1. Thanks Nat! Yeah it's definitely interesting looking back.

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  2. Well done!! Time has certainly flown and your blog has just kept on getting better and better. It must be challenging but satisfying to keep progressing toward. Although I enjoyed your first posts it is interesting to see the progression in writing, photos and layout. You are obviously a very creative person who thinks deeply about a lot of things and likes to help and share what you know and learn. You have a loyal follower here who really appreciates your work. I look forward to the next year of posts!

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  3. Great! Keep it on
    Gina // www.artsyrunway.com

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  4. Congrats on one year!!!! I love your blog!! xoxo

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  5. One year! Congratulations dear. I love how you organized your posts into header columns.


    www.lilyofnigeria.blogspot.com

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    1. Brilliant, glad you like the layout of the post :)

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  6. happy blogiversary, looks like you're doing an amazing job! love your posts!

    xx Melis
    http://fashionmews.com

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    1. Thanks Melis, that's really sweet of you to say :)

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  7. i love your posts, really want the olympus pen like you too x

    www.sonias-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I haven't got the pen but I do have an Olympus and I'd definitely recommend it :)

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  8. You have nothing to cringe about! Even that first post is brilliant! Honestly, it's way better than mine! Hahaha
    Congratulations on the year milestone!!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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    1. Oh you're way too nice Beckie but thank you!

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  9. Congrats on still going strong! I've just read your first ever blog post, and I think mine is worse! Yours isn't bad at all! Yay for progress :)

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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    1. Haha thanks Georgia, it's so hard to go back and read my first few posts...

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  10. congrats!!! :) and i really like the idea of this memory post!

    xoxo,
    marie

    www.heartfelthunt.com

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  11. Congrats on your one year blogiversary! Loved reading through some of your older posts :)

    We are Dannah | Australian lifestyle blog

    xo

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  12. Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary! I know mine is coming up shortly as well and it's such a great time to reflect on how far you have come in the blog world =o) Love your blog!

    http://www.dreamofadventures.com/

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    1. I couldn't agree more, it's a great chance to reflect! Congratulations on your upcoming 1 year mark as well :)

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  13. lovely :)
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  14. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! We're coming up to our 1 year too, it's crazy to see the difference in writing and photography as blogging starts to become so much more natural over time. Here's to seeing many more posts from you!

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  15. This is such a lovely post, it really is so important to look back and reflect over everything you've done and achieved, congrats on 1 year lovely!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  16. Loved reading through your posts! Your first post was pretty nice to me!

    Congrats on year!

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  17. Congratulations on blogging for over a year! That’s such a big achievement and you have a beautiful blog to show for it. You should definitely celebrate even more, push the boat out and have a whole cupcake lol. I’m definitely going to be checking out more of your posts. Haha my older ones make me cringe so much too. I can’t look at them, otherwise I know I’ll just end up deleting everything lool.:D xx

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    1. Haha I'm not a cupcake person but you know what I'm going to go buy myself some more cookies or something to celebrate more, thanks for the enabling!!

      Yeah looking at old posts is so rough and reading them is even worse for me!

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  18. Happy bloganniversary! Sometimes I check my old posts to see how much everything has changed and how far away I am from my goals :) Your photography improved so much!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  19. Cobgrats! One year is a big deal ans I wish you more successful years to come! I always read my first posts and I usually laugh, but I don't want to delete them cause it reminds me of all the progress I made.

    Yiota x
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  20. Cobgrats! One year is a big deal ans I wish you more successful years to come! I always read my first posts and I usually laugh, but I don't want to delete them cause it reminds me of all the progress I made.

    Yiota x
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I feel the same way, even if sometimes I just spend the whole time cringing!

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  21. Congratulations on the milestone! I mean, buying a massive cake ''retrospectively'' to celebrate sounds about right, don't you think? ;) haha. I know what you mean about cringing about older posts, I'm the same way - I like to kid myself into believing they don't exist... but they can be fun for comparisons!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Yeah that's what I do too, I just avoid thinking that they're there sometimes...haha

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  22. Congrats on one year of blogging lovely - time really does fly doesn't it?! You've covered some fab topics - can definitely see why they've been so popular! *going to read your Hawaii post now, sounds amazing!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Ooo enjoy my Hawaii post, that post has some of my favourite photos in it :)

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  23. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I also love looking back at my old post and reflect on how my posts have changed :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  24. Congratulations! It's crazy how fast time flies when you are having fun, isn't it? Wishing you many years of blogging success!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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    1. Thanks Lily, and yeah time really does fly!

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  25. Congrats and happy anniversary! Hope you'll get to (really) celebrate many more! xo

    Sabina | www.IveGotSunshine.com

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  26. I cringe too at my old posts but they're so funny too! Congrats and always celebrate milestones, it keeps you motivated!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. It is actually really motivating! You're right Tamara :)

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  27. Love how you can sum up the best blog posts of yours!

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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  28. What I have noticed in the blog posts I've read by you ( I would be lying if I said I read a few),are that they're extraordinarily relatable and are based on topics which your viewers can touch up on and that's my description of a good blogger. Therefore, keep doing what you're doing ,gurrl! ����

    #sweetreats xx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. This is such a great recap! I think it is always fun to go check out the old posts! Even the best bloggers have some funny first posts :D
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  30. Wow, congratulations on your first year anniversary! I am like you too, I'll bet when my first year rolls around, it will be anticlimactic. Thanks for summing up your posts for us! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah I tend to never really 'properly' celebrate milestones...

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  31. such a great post! and congrats on the anniversary!
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

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  32. Congratulations on hitting a milestone and good on you for keeping up with blogging for more than a year. I was tempted to delete my old and yes, cringeworthy posts too but you know what? I think it's a good reminder of how far we've come along in blogging and how much we've improved so I left it there.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  33. Congratulations! Definitely going to be looking through the posts of yours I've missed, and don't worry, my old posts are SO MUCH worse!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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    1. Ah have fun scrolling through my older posts! But homestly some of my older posts are pretty damn bad...

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  34. Congrats on the milestone girly! Although old posts are cringy, I love going through them hehe x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

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    1. Me too, it's like a car crash- sometimes you can't look away!

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  35. Great post! Well done on the milestone, how have I only just found your blog?!xx
    www.basicallyalice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah thanks Alice! So glad you found my blog :)

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  36. Congrats! great blog!

    xoSE
    http://www.sashaelizabeth.com/

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  37. Congrats on the mile stone thats awesome, I have been doing it for 8 years and I forget often lol xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  38. Wow this is incredible!! Always love coming to your blog. Congratulations xx

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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  40. ElishiaSeptember 20, 2016 at 1:57 PM
    Super awesome stuff, CONGRATULATIONS on one year :) I always love finding new blogs to read and I love the content you've been putting up! Thanks for popping over to my site to have a look, I hope you enjoyed NYC xx

    www.englishgirlinnewyork.org

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  41. Congratulations Hun! It comes around way to quick doesn't it haha.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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    1. Definitely! It feels like I just started my blog.

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  42. It's definitely fun to look back on past posts and see how much you've grown! Congrats on ur one year and hitting another milestone!

    www.wunderbliss.com

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    1. I agree, looking back is kind of a good and bad experience!

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  43. Congrats! It's always lovely to see a blog growing fast :)
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  44. Aw this is a clever way to summarise your one year of blogging. Same with my blog, it just turned one too. Cheers!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Ah congratulations to you as well then! :)

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  45. Congratulations! You have achieved so much in just one year - nice idea to summarise your blogposts like that!

    Miriam
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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  46. Congratulations, this is amazing!
    - Bianca Unhas

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  47. Congrats on a milestone!!!! How amazzzzzzzing!!!!!!!!! woot woot!
    xo Beckerman Girls
    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  48. Congrats on the milestone! I'm so embarrassed by many (many!) of my early posts.

    She Likes to Shop

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  49. Congrats on your milestone girl! xx

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  50. Congrats on hitting your milestone, and you totally deserved those cookies :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  51. Congrats on a year of blogging! I find looking back through old posts so strange, but it's so nice to be able to look back and see yourself improving :) Here's to another fab year!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  52. Congrats on the blogging achievement! You have done a really good job :)

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  53. I totally cringe looking back on my old posts, congrats on the milestone! x
    emilylavenders.com

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    1. Thanks Emily, I feel like we all do a good cringe looking back...

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  54. Congratulations on hitting your milestone! Many more to come.
    Love your posts in lifestyle.

    Appley UK

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