Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I've Been Blogging For 5 Years and Still Going!

Where did the time go?  I am still in shock my blog has been around for 5 years!!  Yup, this month is the 5 year blog anniversary for Cid Style File.  Time sure flies when your having fun, isn't that what they say? Yes, I had and am having lots of fun with my blog.  I've come a long way from day one, learned many blogging lessons and have met many great people.  Sure there are also times when I considered quitting and not blogging any more.  I am sure most bloggers go through this phase. Blogging isn't always fun events and free swag...um it can be a lot of work, you do for FREE! No one pays you to stay up all night writing and editing pictures.  No one pays you to be a photographer or web designer. No one is paying you to mange and maintain all the social media outlets to engage with your followers.  It can be like a second full time job, which you do for the love of it.  Some people have been blessed to become full-time bloggers and get paid.  Some of us are still hustling to balance our real jobs with our blogging. Why would we do all this for free? Its something I get asked frequently, simple answer is....I love to blog!  

Maybe one day I will also be able to quit my "real" job and make blogging my primary source of income, maybe  I won't. Regardless of the outcome I love blogging and sharing my fashion, beauty and shopping finds with you all. Hope you enjoying reading about it as well.

My blog may not be the most popular, nor am I the most stylish fashion blogger. I blog because its an outlet for me to express my self via my fashion and style. Growing up a chubby Latina girl in LA, I was not encourage to follow my dream of attending fashion school.  I didn't feel accepted nor did I believe in my self enough to follow my dream.  It wasn't until I discovered fashion blogs and more specifically plus size fashion blogs, that it became clear to me. I found a place that would allow me to follow my dreams and be a part of the fashion world.  Even if it's just a my own little corner of the web, I am now a part of fashion. 


I want to celebrate this mile stone with out making a big fuss. It's about showing my appreciation to you the readers, who keep me going and inspire me to become a better blogger. I am going to give away (1) $50 gift card to a reader who enters the giveaway. You will get to choose from one of my favorite stores. Simply enter below for a chance, using the Rafflecopter widget and a winner will be chosen randomly.


Winner can choose from one of the following, which will be provided by me (not sponsored)  


My top 5 favorites places to shop are:


nordstrom, macys, tjmaxx, marshalls, h and m, giveaway, blog anniversary, cid style file, favorite stores, 50 dollars



Thank you for entering, I'm hoping to have more giveaways soon. Winner will be announced here on the blog, so make sure you keep reading!! 


31 comments:

  1. Congrats!! I know I've been reading you for about three years now - I had been searching for bloggers who didn't look stick-thin and modeled fashions and beauty products that related to me. Here's to another 5 years! Who knows what your next iteration will be but I look forward to it with you!

    To answer your question - it'd probably be Macy's right now since that's the only place that I can get to that offers maternity clothing... :P

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    1. Thanks Chris, I really do appreciate all the luv and support!! BTW H&M does offer maternity clothes too!!! Just an FYI! :)

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  2. Oh wow what an mile stone to celebrate. That's a really long time, and that fact that you're still at it is amazing in itself.

    I would pick H&M because they have my size, that's literally the only reason. Oh and their prices are really god.

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  3. Happy anniversary!!! And this new look is fabulous - I've been meaning to say.

    I would totally pick Nordstrom. My fave.

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  4. Happy Anniversary!!!
    I would totally pick H&M they tend to have the best sales and clearance prices.

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  5. Congratulations on your 5 year milestone! I think I's choose Macy's.

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  6. Congrats on your anniversary! I would pick H&M because I love their tops and dresses and I'm definitely in need of some new pieces for my spring wardrobe!

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  7. I would choose either Marshall's or T.J. Maxx, because I know I could make the $50 go a long way there. CONGRATULATIONS on five years! :)

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  8. I would choose either Nordie's for a hair clip or Macy's for dress shoes for my younger son. Thanks and congrats.
    Alexandra

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  9. Congrats on your blog anniversary! If I won, I would choose Nordstrom and I'd buy some shoes!

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  10. Congrats on the blogiversary!
    I'd choose Marshall's and go all out for some cute summer tops and layered petal shorts. Marshall's gets the most bang for the buck!

    Erica
    http://cominguprosestheblog.com

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  11. I would choose Macys and buy a new pair of summer sandals

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  12. Congrats! I know I don't stop by often but when I do I always enjoy reading your posts and especially your shopping videos. 5 years is something to celebrate though.

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  13. I need some new work blouses so id choose marshalls :)

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  14. Happy blog anniversary! I'd choose T.J. Maxx.

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  15. Congrats! Five years is a big milestone! I would probably choose H&M!

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  16. Happy Blog Anniversary! If I won I would choose Macy's and buy a dress.

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  17. I'd have to go with H&M -- love them all but they're my fave of the bunch. Congratulations on such a blogger milestone! I hope to get there someday..in another 3.5 years! ;)

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  18. I'm new to your blog but I already love it! This milestone gave me a little push to keep blogging and be consistent. If I won I would definitely choose Nordy's :)

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  19. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary, that is truly MAJOR! I can't wait to celebrate with you later this week at LuckyFABB! If I do win, I'd love to win a gift card to Nordstrom because I always find stuff I love and don't need there! LOL!

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  20. Congratulations on the five year blogoversary :)

    I'd enter to win your giveaway, but sadly I'm not in the U.S. Good luck to all who enter! :)

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  21. Congrats Vero!...I'm looking forward to being blogging for that long. If I won I will go to Marshall and buy workout clothes

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  22. I will choose marshalls, because I keep seeing all the good deals you get there and you have inspired me to get more adventurous with my style

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  23. I would choose TJ Maxx and I would buy some dresses.

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  24. Happy blogiversary! If I won i would like the Nordstrom gift card. A lot of bloggers mention the great deals at Nordstrom and I would like to get some spring clothes to try them out

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  25. I would buy clothes, jewelry or purses from Marshall's or TJ!

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  26. Congrats on your 5 year blogiversary! Here's to many more!
    I would pick H&M because they carry plus size options as well as children's clothing. Thanks for the chance!

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  27. I would buy some jeans, really need a new pair! Thanks!

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  28. I would choose Marshalls, because the dollars would go further. And I'd buy some current Spring dresses to help get over this drab weather we're having!

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