Happy Birthday Blog!


After a much needed blog hiatus over the Christmas and New Year period, I’m back! And today is the perfect day to get back to the blog world, because today is The Illusive Femme’s first birthday. My little baby blog is one!

It’s a strange feeling to think I’ve only been blogging for a year. A year ago today I decided I was going to use my university degree in my own way and The Illusive Femme was born! I’m sure I’m not the only blogger who cringes when they read their earlier posts, and I have heard of others deleting them because they just didn’t work with their current aesthetic, but personally I’m keeping them, because if I do ever need a boost I’ll go back and have a read. It’s pretty amazing to see how much I’ve grown as a writer in the past twelve months, and it’s hilarious to see how much technical skill I was lacking a year ago today. It’s funny how much you can learn if you push yourself. I’m forever learning, and keeping this online journal is one way I’ve kept myself educated this year. So go back and read my earliest posts (if you dare), they’re a good laugh.



I have loads of new ideas for the blog in 2015 and whilst some are still in the works, my mind is bursting with inspiration for the next twelve months. Don’t worry, you’ll still find the usual food, fashion and culture posts, but I want to do more this year. Watch this space.

Finally I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been along for the ride so far. I still get excited when readers leave comments on my posts, or a new friend subscribes to the mailing list. Without my readers I’d simply be a girl sitting at a computer, talking to herself. It’s the interaction with you all that keeps me going, I love it. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram, so add away! I’ll be back to my usual blog schedule next week, so keep your eyes peeled. Can’t wait to get back in.



E x


  1. Happy Birthday little blog! I’m so glad you have decided to leave your earliest posts. I contemplated deleting mine as well but decided to keep them because they add to story of my blog, but mannnn has my writing and photography skills improved! It’s fun to be able to look back and laugh at how terrible some of those posts are. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for 2015 xx H

    • It is hilarious to see how far we’ve come! I didn’t even know how to add a link in back in the day! Hilarious much. Too excited for everything this year holds Hannah, thanks so much for stopping by xx E

  2. Happy birthday blog. I didn’t realise you were so young as you seem so worldly and polished… Wow, you’ve had a big year and are a success already. hip hip hooray. Yummm cakeeee…

    • You’re so gorgeous. Thanks honey! Hahaha, yup baby blogger right here! It has been a wonderful first year. And the cake was delish! Any excuse for cake really 😉 x

  3. A very big happy birthday🎉 am looking forward to seeing what 2015 has instire for you and your lovely blog!

  4. Happy bday blog! Feels like longer than a year that you’ve been doing this. I will definitely be looking at your old posts so I can laugh at you. Mwahaha.

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