The Coveted is One

by jennine on February 20, 2008

Today The Coveted is one year old, actually, on the 19th… and for some strange reason I had it in my head as the 20th… there goes my mind. So much has changed in the last year, and most of it is because of this blog. I feel like my life is changing course, and it’s just from a series of tiny actions adding up to a very large event.

It all began from a suggestion to photograph what inspired me, so I went down to Union Square to take photos of people. I had so much fun that day, so decided to start a blog with it. At the time, I had never successfully maintained a project, so it was just a hopeful project. I had been meaning to start a blog, but I didn’t know what or how, or anything… so this was just the beginning.

I’m not so good at street photography, those street style bloggers are amazing… so I incorporated Today’s Attire. And since then, it’s been a labor of love. The only thing keeping me going was the fact that blogging is fun, and I just blogged about what I was passionate about.

Sometimes it seemed like I was shouting into a vacuum, but I kept going, telling myself, “the only person I’m here to please is me.”

For some strange reason ideas never ran out for The Coveted, so just I kept going, it became a daily ritual. Perhaps the ideas came because I practiced a daily ritual, as for the first time I understood the importance of artists drawing every day, writers writing every day… etc. I truly began to love blogging, because it exists in the spirit of practice. I don’t have to write perfect posts every time, mistakes, experiments, all of it can be done without pressure. But mostly what kept me the community that surrounds blogging is very supportive, I hope that never goes away.

So now, a year later, I’m packing all my stuff and moving to Europe, to travel around and see what fashion inspirations are over there. I have a ton of ideas of how to develop this little blog, and even if I get to do one or two, that would be absolutely wonderful. I really couldn’t imagine this happening if I tried really hard. Perhaps in a day dream, but the fact that it’s real, is truly astounding.

Here are a couple of my favorite posts from the year, thank you all so much for stopping by!

The Red Balloon, the post that asks what’s holding us back from living our dreams?

How I learned to walk in high heels….

Vivienne Darling, how do we know if we are buying too many clothes?

The interviews with inspiring women like Serena Cole, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Naik Fur, and Miss Liz…

Today’s Attire, what I wore to SF “Fashion Week”, my annual haircut, grumpy days, and happy ones,

Images: top- doolittle1989 and side is my first today’s attire taken a year ago today.

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1 Kez February 20, 2008 at 12:49 pm

congrats, luv. you inspire me. ;-)

2 Aidan February 20, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Yea!!!! I’m so impressed at how far you’ve come in the past year, and I’m so excited to have been there and seen it all develop. I wish you all the luck and inspiration in the world as you venture into the unknown. Know that we are all out here rooting for you, and waiting for the next fabulous thing you throw our way. Thank you so much for your daily doses of beauty! We love you :)

3 EJ February 20, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Happy blog’iversary! Hope the inspiration keeps on coming (and can you send some my too??)


4 Patti February 20, 2008 at 3:12 pm

The Coveted is much coveted! Congrats! Starting a blog really is a good motivator to start other projects.

5 Ginger February 20, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Only a year! I feel like you’ve inspiring me for so much longer. Congrats my dear!

6 Christina February 20, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Happy Anniversary!

7 thealchemist February 20, 2008 at 4:20 pm

yea!! congrats and you certainly have done a lot in a year, here’s to more inspiration, more lovely posts and more of you! :)

8 Kayla February 20, 2008 at 5:40 pm


i never go a day without reading the coveted.

9 UND February 20, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Congratulations! I can’t believe it has been year already. It’s wonderful to see how the coveted has evolved over the past year. Keep it coming.

10 WendyB February 20, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Happy anniversary!

11 punky February 20, 2008 at 6:54 pm


ooh my 2 year birthday is this month too, I almost forgot. We should eat cake!

12 belle February 20, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Happy anniversary! The blog has blossomed and it’s broadened my view on fashion immensely since I started reading. Thank you. =]

13 jennine February 20, 2008 at 9:24 pm

oh my gosh, you all are so nice!
you make me really happy.

14 my love for you. February 20, 2008 at 11:09 pm

awwww, jennine…i am so happy you are here.
you have made my blogging experience that much more enjoyable.
i love your blog…i check it all the time and am always inspired by it. it’s amazing to see how much you do!
i am also always inspired by your warmth and way in which you continually strive to create community.
big hearts, hugs and kisses!

15 meli February 21, 2008 at 12:01 am

It has been nice to see this whole experience for you the post-writer-show-typing master to us the readers grow. 1 year yay!

16 Stylish Thought February 21, 2008 at 8:20 am

Happy Birthday!

17 missmilki February 21, 2008 at 8:35 am

Happy Birthday! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging a year! Well done!

18 chermelle February 21, 2008 at 10:19 am

Happy anniversary!!!

I just foudnd you and I’m glad that you are around. I’ll follow you to Germany too! Thanks for all the insights.

19 Imelda February 21, 2008 at 11:56 am

Keep up to good work, I love your blog!!

20 Jean Voute Pratt February 21, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Jennine - A warm congrats on your milestone. I read a post on a blog the other day about blogs/businesses being like butterflies - chrysalis to butterfly sorta thing. It seems like your bursting free from chrysalis stage and onward to the beauty of the butterfly (in his post that meant self-sustaining readership growth, etc) I look forward to he results of your European style discovery adventure.

21 jennine February 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm

aah… was that
i think i read the same one!

22 Leonie February 21, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Where are you going in Europe?
Visiting Holland too? :D

23 Leonie February 21, 2008 at 6:47 pm

I saw it, it looks really pretty on you! I have another dress and a belt from Diana :D I want more!

Ooh I understand it, I didn’t read it good. I thought you only went to Europe to travel! ;)
So that is a big step! Good luck and if you need tips when you are coming to Holland, contact me ;)

24 squirrelybird February 22, 2008 at 11:22 am

congratulations! you’ve inspired me too!

25 Libertygirl February 23, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Congratulations! The new site looks just fabulous too. LLG xx

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