100th Blog Post: A Look Back

I can’t believe I am writing my 100th blog post today! I moved from Montana to Seattle in September 2014 and started Hot Dress Hot Mess with no idea how it would progress.  It’s been a process of self discovery, constantly getting dressed in the backseat of my car, late nights typing, and making my boyfriend take my #OOTD.  I’m going to use my 100th blog post to highlight my journey with some of my favorite posts and outfits over the years…and some serious throwbacks. Enjoy :)


First Post, 9/30/14: A Bus is Not a Train

My first post had nothing to do with fashion, but rather about when I boarded a bus thinking it was the light rail. This was a hot mess moment for sure!

First Outfit Post, 10/24/14: Color Me Autumn

My first outfit pictures were taken by my boyfriend wandering around Queen Anne using my old Sony Cybershot camera. It’s cute, but we’ve come a long way since then.

Some of my first Instagram pictures  🙈

First Professional Photo Shoot, 1/1/15: A Navy New Year

This was my first shoot with Michelle Dorman, who takes the majority of my photos. These definitely upped my blog game.

Seattle fashion blogger: Hot Dress Hot Mess

2/27/15, Sugar Rush

Embracing my “hot mess” side, I photographed a chic outfit and then shoved a chocolate cupcake in my face. 

Cupcake Royale Seattle

5/14/15, Bit by the Designer Bug 

I still love this look! I introduced how I scored Gucci and McQueen at a discount with this minimal look.

Gray and white Alexander McQueen skull scarf

1/21/16, Fashion Blogger Bloopers

For all the picture perfect photos, there are plenty of bloopers. As a certified “hot mess,” here’s some proof. An updated version will be coming soon!

Fashion Blogger Bloopers

5/4/16, Pink Lemonade 

I wrote this post right after Beyoncé’s Lemonade dropped and was feeling truly inspired. So like any Beyoncé fan would do, I packed this post full of Lemonade lyrics and puns. I ain’t sorry.

Zara Faux Leather Nude Pink Blush Jacket

6/1/16, One Piece, Two Piece, White Piece, Blue Piece

This is one of my favorite posts I’ve written. It’s all about growing up and feeling like you live two lives – one of structure and one of total confusion.

Blue and white porcelain matching two piece outfit (30)

3/2/17, What My Real Life Is Like vs. What You See

After hundreds of Instagram photos and plenty of blog posts, I wanted to reveal what my day to day life and full time job is really like.

4/6/17, 20 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Here’s 20 things you don’t know about me including old high school pics, my love for Hello Kitty, and the many rap concerts I’ve attended. It’s random, a little weird, but honestly me. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. 100 blog posts could never have happened without your support, likes, comments, shares, and endless encouragement. Here’s to 100 more 🎉

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Seattle fashion blogger at hotdresshotmess.com

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