Friday, October 14, 2011

FATED TO BE CELEBRATED!

It totally slipped my mind that FATED TO BE HATED just had its first birthday! I started this sucker on October 11, 2010 and in 365 days time, its blossomed into my profoundest passion. In fact, I consider this blog a pet. It needs attention, affection, maintenance, a walk every once in a while, and a satisfying scratch behind the ears. In honor of its FIRST EVER anniversary, I decided to re-style an outfit I wore exactly one year ago! Coincidentally, I call this dress my "birthday frock" because it looks like the perfect floral garment for a party. If only I had a set of couture balloons and a couple velvet-textured birthday caps.










FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Birthday clip - DIY
Necklaces - Chanel
Dress - TRAMP, Buffalo Exchange
Scarf - Vintage
Socks - ICING
Wedges - NINE WEST espadrilles

Here's the original post for comparison! I no longer own those cork-heeled Target wedges, so I opted for my Nine West espadrilles instead. And the scarf went from an accent for my purse to an accent for my waist! The dress is still perfect without it, but I love how the magenta marries all the Spring colors in my ensemble.











I would really like to use this 'cyber-celebration' as an opportunity to thank each and every person who has taken the time to follow along with Fated To Be Hated. I put a tremendous amount of effort and energy into keeping up with this project, and hearing your incredible words of encouragement affirms that my infatuation with fashion blogging is not in vain. Blogging is one part personal reflection, and two parts understanding and appreciating your audience. This endeavor would have quickly fizzled into oblivion had I not received such supportive feedback. And then I may have named my blog Fated to be Faded (Into the Background.) But my blog isn't fading into any background at all. After a year of waking up at 7 AM, chewing my nails in the closet in search of the perfect blazer, punching keys, tucking my feet into dangerously tight pairs of secondhand doc martens, yanking the neck of my tripod into place, posing beside my antique loveseat, and arranging my point-and-shoot camera on its timed capture setting, I'm more energized than ever. I've spent 12 months "falling into" my status as a blogger, and now that I know the ropes, I'm ready to transcend every convention established. I really want to push the envelope in 2012. Thank you all so, so much for leaving comments, checking for updates, and recommending this page to your friends. Just remember - every time someone bookmarks my site, an angel gets its wings!

EVERYTHING IS INFINITE,

Bebe Zeva

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress you always look so stunning!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.com/

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  2. your eye make up is always gorgoeus :)

    http://thetackyreality.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  3. Gorgeous outfit, and happy blog birthday! I love the present bow in your hair :)

    frillsandfreckes.blogspot.com

    xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love your dress. It's SO pretty. The colors are amazing. I love your necklace too. Very wonderful look

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  5. sooo beautiful!
    Love your dress!
    xx

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  6. Looks gorgeous!!!

    Happy Bday :D



    X

    Sara Bow
    www.sarabow.de

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  8. happy birthday to your lovely blog ! this dress is adorable, i would totally call it 'birthday frock' too. xxxx

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  9. congrats BEBE! I wanna say Ive been here since the beginning. I like your style of course but I like more that you are young and super smart and against anal. haha. I like your views. Hang in there! I know college is annoying. esp. the people.

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  10. So happy for you on your one year! The "birthday frock" is super cute on you, and adore the darling, frilly socks!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  11. Ow sooo cuute!!! And I've been following you since the start and I can really see and admire the literal growth of your blog.....in a way you DID inspire me to blog up! :D
    wish you much love and luck in your endeavours.
    tats <3
    p.s- totally feeling up that eye-do and PINK lips that you emanate so gloriously....lob lob...

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  12. Happy Birthday!
    And I have to thank you for being so gorgeous and inspiring. ^^

    haru-in-wonderland.blogspot.com

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  13. This look is just stunning! I love it :) Especially the Chanel necklace <3 Happy blog birthday! I can't wait til I get to my blog's first birthday! :) xxxx

    silversandjewels.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow! it's so weird that I only discovered your blog a few days ago but you've been on here for a whole year.
    Happy anniversary and many happy returns :P
    I absolutely love the dress by the way :3
    Chenna xoxo

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  15. congrats. nice blog.

    pls visit also mine :)

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  16. Such a gorgeous dress, and it looks amazing with that big pink bow!

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  17. happy birthday to your blog! I love how you reworked a dress from a year ago in celebration. Great re-styling!

    Lia
    bylinebylia.blogspot.com

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  18. Happy birthday Fated To Be Hated! Happy to have one amazing blog to follow!!
    Dolly, xo
    Unicorns, Heels and American Dreams

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  19. So lovely!!!

    http://thefreakoffashion.blogspot.com/
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  20. Happy Blog Birthday! I always love seeing your updates in my feed.

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  21. I love all the details of the outfit, from the adorable hair clip to the pink bow!

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  22. Happy Birthday to your blog! I can't believe I haven't subscribed until now. Apparently, I have been reading your posts from the link on each of your latest look ahaha! I'm amazed on how much you have improved within just a year! Hope to celebrate more blog birthdays with you! <3

    http://manicberserker.blogspot.com
    http://manicberserker.blogspot.com

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  23. Happy birthday to your blog :)

    That dress is so pretty and WOW your eyes look amazing. x

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  24. such a darling dress and those necklaces are eye catching
    www.alittleweirdom.blogspot.com

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  25. You're such a doll! Adorable dress! Perfect, as always, Bebe! <3

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  26. Lovely! Like a Pretty Doll!

    I'm following you show some support to new bloggers: www.zilmysfashion.blogspot.com

    Thanxs!

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  27. you are such a beautiful person inside and out... it kills me!

    keep up the fantastic work doll x

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  28. its super cute! totally like your original style

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  29. awww Bebe!!!! I love that last part! It made me grow a smile from ear to ear :) It is my, or should I say, OUR, pleasure to read your blog and stare at your photos for 10 minutes each.. I adore your style of writing, I can genuinely say that following you for the past year has been a pleasure and cannot adequately express to you how much of a positive influence you have been to me. First off, you've not only inspired me to NOT GIVE A DAMN what people think, but you've also opened my mind up to so many styles, and definitely extended my vocabulary (just by allowing me to read your posts)!

    Last but not least, you are the sole reason as to why I opened my blog up mid-April this year. I made a Blogger profile to follow you. God, if anyone is your biggest fan, IT IS ME (or maybe your Mom and stuff), but you are the best! You have such a beautiful soul and I just hope to be as successful as you one day! I mean, being in the NY times by 18 years old? I almost came to tears when you posted about it! I couldn't believe it. So amazing Bebe.

    I RUV YOU!!!! :)
    PS Sorry for such a long comment!
    PPS I love this outfit!

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    loving how you restyled this outfit (: Bebe, you are SUCH an inspiration. honestly.

    x
    Jackie
    BeyondJackie

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  31. Gorgeous outfit, I love that dress! Happy blog birthday! lol! :) Those necklaces and those frilly socks are adorable too!

    ♥ Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

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  32. OMG you looks so cute in that dress. totally different to your casual look :D but pretty.

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  33. You're a real beauty, i really love the dress! X

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  34. I also liked comparing your makeup, such a marked change! Love the blog, Bebe.

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  35. fun look! :)

    http://bydetails.blogspot.com

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  36. Love this outfit so much!
    Sara xoxo
    http://sparkle-bomb.blogspot.com/

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  37. OMG im so inlove with all this outfit. You look so amazing, just like a doll ":)

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  38. Hey, happy Blog birthday!!!! Love this Look, it's just Perfect for the celebrarion!!!
    Looking forward to your Future posts!!!
    X

    Dani

    www.mystylesmysmiles.blogspot.com

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  39. Whohoo!! HBD to your blog, keep going/ writting this blog! I love it :))

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  40. You cutie! Happy belated birthday, FTBH!

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  41. absolutely stunning! I love your blog and sense of style.

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  42. I love your dress
    your chanel's necklace is AWESOME!
    H-B ! <3

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  43. happy blo birthday :)

    i forgot the birthday of my blog too it was in september :D

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  44. Congratulations on your 365 days of blogging! I absolutly adore your blog and as I read this post it made me admire you more as a blogger and inspired me to keep going forth with my blog. Keep up the good blogging, your great at it =)

    P.S-I love the dress it's superb!

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  45. Amazing blog, I follow you! :) Great outfit. It's a bit strange but that's it what I like ;).

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  46. your blog is a real inspiration for me. keep up the good work! ;)

    Greetings from Germany,
    Anna


    http://rottenplums.blogspot.com/

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