I remember writing my first post…it feels like a lifetime ago, and I had no idea, at the time, what A Fashion Love Affair would become, or how much it would enrich my life - but I am certainly glad I decided to go ahead and click "publish" on that first article!

Thank you all so much for sharing this experience with me…I absolutely love reading all of your comments and emails, and I especially love when I get to meet people in person! It has been an amazing year full of travels, delicious food, projects, collaborations, fashion weeks, launching the XO Styling Iron, and many, many outfits - and I am so looking forward to doing it even bigger and better for 2014!