15.12.10

Life | The B.. B.. B.. Blog, 236 posts later

'Le Blog' is coming to about a year's age and I can truly say: 'Oh boy, it’s been a ride!' A good one, full of fun and learning experiences such as…

· The most difficult thing when taking your own outfit pics is getting the damn focus right.
· The most embarrassing thing while taking outfit pics is meeting people (who must think you are majorly weird).
· My picture visions are worlds apart from the outcome (which is not only down to focus issues).
· Sometimes I am finding it difficult to find a balance between my own blog and communicating with other bloggers (not enough hours in a day, obviously).
· I'm blessed with an amazingly patient and tolerant family. Living with someone who talks a lot to screens (interrupted by nervous fits, shouting 'HELP, IT'S NOT WORKING!!!') can't be easy.
· Painted nails are fun, even if you don't like your hands (I hate my hands.).
· I am spending less money on clothes than I used to. (Blame lack of time and rediscovering all the clothes I have already.)
· Putting so much energy into thinking about and styling clothes has lead to me relying on a sweater, a pair of trousers and some boots IRL.
· Blogging collaborations are SO MUCH FUN! Thank you, Sarah, for coming up with the Take 10 idea!
· Blogging is an obsession, which suits my OCD personality just fine.

Without wanting to sound schmaltzy, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for visiting Psynopsis and taking the time to comment on my photos and musings. I could say I'm doing it just for myself, but really I doubt I would do it without your feedback and encouragement.

Now, though not a big fan of give-aways, which usually come with some 'follow me' condition, I'm in a total Christmassy giveaway mood and if you were interested in getting the skirt I'm wearing (it's a stretchy one-size skirt; the lining worn as top, which I received from the lovely Stephie) just add (until Friday, 24th of December) the sentence 'I want the skirt!' to your elaborate comment and the random number generator will do it's magic to find a lucky winner. And NO, you do not need to be a follower or swear eternal love and never waning allegiance to me – but if you feel so inclined…

skirt: december no. 5, courtesy of Stephie’s shop, shoes: bruno frisoni, belt: 2nd hand, leggings: katherine hamnett vintage/diy

47 comments:

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Gorgeous style...love it! Great post!!!

vint junky said...

Awwwwww congratu-malations!!

Let's get schmaltzy!!
I genuinely love your blog Sabine. I really relate to your posts ( and you, from what i *think* i know about you!) and find myself staring at the screen nodding away.
You're definitely one of bloggers i'd really like to meet up with someday
...and yes, i'd absolutely love your skirt...but i'm just a greedy mare ;)

xxx

Annalena said...

i want the skiiiirrrtttttt!

thanks for continuing with your blog. i love coming here to look at your new posts!

SabinePsynopsis said...

THAAAAAAAANK YOU! Girls, you are IN the skirt pot, you are!

Maddy said...

Wow!! Only a year? I feel like I've known you a lifetime! I know I've said it once, and I'll say it again...I ♥ you, Sabine!! I'm so happy to have met you this year and I hope we'll get to meet each other in person someday. Not sure when (or how!) but it has to happen :)

BTW - I want the magical one size fits all skirt!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I feel like I've known you forever, too, Maddy, and your blog is GREAT!
... and one more in the skirt pot!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Congrats on almost a year of blogging. My first year just ended and it FLEW by. It is hard to find time to do everything, though. Definitely not enough hours in a day.

Alina A. said...

congrats! and that skirt is lovely.xx

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Dancing Branflake said...

As your number one fan, I think I should have that skirt.

heart charlie said...

Happy anniversary to you and your blog! amazing! (love your photos)

northwest is best said...

Congratulations on your year of blogging! I have trouble with photo taking too. The few times I've been confronted in the street by curious onlookers I just say "I'm a student! It's for a project!". This is a lie, but good enough excuse.

PS - I would like the skirt. Oh yes.

Mat said...

happy blog birthday to you! keep it going

Echi said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

I want the skirt!

nyanzi said...

i love your blog.
it is a breath of fresh air and always love your topics of choice.
more please.

Flashes of Style said...

I just looove this dress! <3

xoxo said...

Cool outfit! I really love the large belt :D

Xoxo

Purdey Singleton said...

I want that skirt! ;)
Congratualtions on your one year anniversary, I love reading your blog, you look fab x

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INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

sounds like fun
I want the skirt!!!!! its fabulous and you look amazing

Veshoevius said...

I detect a customised top? Fun look and like the glizty gold courts! Happy Blog Anniversary! I can relate to many of your blog lessons listed already.

drollgirl said...

it is a PLEASURE visiting yer blog, so keep it up!

p.s. you look fab!

Rosie Unknown said...

Congrats on one year! It's been great having you around!

Ashley said...

Congrats on becoming a year old! How exciting! I think I've got another 6 months to go before I hit that milestone!

I just discovered your blog recently, and I already enjoy it. :) Hope you're around for another year, so I can keep reading!

And, just gotta say..."The most difficult thing when taking your own outfit pics is getting the damn focus right." I know. That was my biggest downfall when I first started. I still struggle with it sometimes!

I totally want the skirt, too.

T. said...

Happy Blog Birthday!
Wait- What do you mean IRL? You don't wear the outfits you show on the blog in real life?

tanvii.com said...

What a lovely post Sabine. I can relate to everything you said. [except the self photography] There is not enough time in the day to manage everything.

Also, so good to see you after such a long time. You look good and I love that dress. It is beautiful and I totally want it! :)

Clare said...

There are so many things to say. First thank YOU for being one the best bloggers everrr! And Sabine... that dress. I can't look at it, the beauty... it burns my eyes!

hahah but seriously, you look red carpet ready in that frock!!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Merci!
@ T - I do and I don't. I'm not a Let's-just-take-an-outfit-pic-before-work blogger. It's more a process of envisioning (is that a word?) combinations I find interesting. Then I need to find a location to take the picture, wait for the right light etc.
It might well be that I just keep wearing this outfit or wear it another day...

chantelle said...

sabine, it's been such a long time since i've had the chance to visit your lovely blog! and oh, how i've missed it! yes, painted nails are super fun & blogging is so addictive :) i love love love this outfit, so chic & pretty - especially your gorgeous gold heels. . . i want the skirt, please! :) i hope you're well ♥

Heather said...

hahah omg I totally agree with your musings here!! focus and meeting ppl while shooting are the WORST!!!!!

janettaylor said...

Great photo!

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Isabel said...

congrats on one year!

Cloud of Secrets said...

Congratulations! You've built something amazing in a year.

I'm with you on certain points and discoveries...the trouble of focusing when doing self outfit shots; balancing one's own blogging with appreciating and encouraging others; rediscovering clothes...

I'd add that I spend so much time blogging about my style life than I don't have enough time to shop and spend money!

I've been pleased sometimes by how my picture visions turn out in comparison to what I'd thought was possible. Yay, digital SLRs...and sometimes Picnik.com!

and flowers pick themselves said...

great post, my dear! congrats on a year of great blogging!

xo Alison

kirstyb said...

love this dress

Fashionistable said...

Happy birthday to ya, happy birthday to ya, happy birthday. It has been a real pleasure following you, meeting you and having you as a great blogging friend. Congratulations. Xxxx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Happy almost blogiversary, sweetie! So happy that you decided to start this blog because it's one of my daily cups of joy :)

Oh and that skirt is off the charts! I want the skirt! xoxo

Zarna said...

i love you're wearing the skirt as a dress! it looks great on you!

and happy blogiversary!

The Zhush said...

I want the skirt! And happy almost one year blogging to you and your perfect sample size self! You really could wear almost anything and make it look divine, but the reason I am always back for more is your personality....we actually are quite similar (ie...I have never required followers for giveaways, hate my hands, yet love the look of a painted nail...etc! )xx
Sue

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

My dear, thank you for your inspiring blog! I honestly enjoy visiting and to be honest I love the quality of your pics!
"I want the skirt!" and I'm already following you anyway ;)

Noelle Chantal said...

Gosh I love love this outfit!! The knot, the sheerness with that belt and slightly metallic cement leggings. :) Love this outfit!

Soccer Mom Style said...

Congrats, Sabine! love your blog, and I am not saying this just because I WANT THAT SKIRT!!!!!!!! ;)
I've been looking for a sheer skirt forever now with no success (I don't like ordering online and plus everything i find is too expensive).
xx
maya

20 York Street said...

Keeping up with blogs is not always easy! I find it even hard to blog Monday to Friday everyday!

p.s. I want that skirt!

besos,

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Kazuko said...

CONGRATS! didn't know your blog is that young! :) and already so successful! wishing you loads of fun and followers for the coming years and hoping you keep up the great job!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Congrats! And this outfit is fabulous!! Love your gold shoes!

Sleekit said...

Geez yer skirt!

Sleekit x

Merry Christmas

WeShop said...

Awww, thanks Sabine! It's been great getting to know you through Take10. xx

Francesca said...

I love this Sabine, you write really well!

P.s. I want the Skirt!/I would really love it if you so desired to choose me to be the recipient of the skirt!

x

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel