AN’s Two Year Blogiversary!

My boyfriend is soooo lucky, because apparently, I’m the one who forgets anniversaries! So, sorry little blog, I missed our official anniversary by two weeks, but it’s the thought that counts, right? Right?!

So, to make it up to the blog, here is a post celebrating the last two years of Alterations Needed. =)

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It all started on September 3, 2008 with a little post I like to call “Introduction“. I was terrified to press that publish button, because it meant anyone in the world could find my little creation, and I was scared no one would like it, or worse, call it stupid.

And then it sat, with no one caring about my little blog, all by itself until someone left AN it’s very first comment! Exactly 1 month and 10 days later! Petite fashion blogging was so lonely back then…

Pooja – Are you still out there?

I was excited when Banana Republic posted size 000P on their size chart, and then sadly disappointed when customer service said it was no more.

The first Adventures in Alterations…check out those Photoshop skills ladies! Vintage AN posing!

Then, on October 18, 2009…another petite joined the party

I’m sure you all know who this is. =)

This was the post that got me linked on Jezebel (and I totally freaked out)

I got a DSLR camera, and did my first outfit post! Thank goodness my photography skills have improved since then.

Then, on February 11, 2010, after months of contemplating, and weeks of near emotional breakdowns (Note to self: building a website with no formal training is really hard), the Alterations Needed Forum was launched!

I decided to come out of anonymous blogger hiding for my birthday.

And, last but not least, the Marketplace opened on the Alterations Needed Forum!

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There you have it! The last two years of Alterations Needed in a nutshell. Thank you to everyone who reads, comments, tweets, facebooks, and plays in the AN Forum! A mini giveaway is coming next week!

45 Comments

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    HM63

    The blog and the forum have become great communities. You should be proud. I ran a website for several years so I know well all the work that goes into it. Congratulations on two years! :)

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    curls-and-pearls

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a great accomplishment, you really have done so much for the petite community. So glad you were brave enough to hit "publish" and share yourself with all of us :)

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Elle

    Congrats on 2 years! I am glad to have found this petite community and I look forward to more great posts from you!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Nelah

    Congratulations..your blog has come a long way and accomplished such milestones. Thanks for being an inspiration, I know I have become more aware about buying clothes that fit or nearly fit since I join this blogging community. More exciting, I stopped tossing unworn clothes away and shop wisely.

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    Way too many typos- here's a redo:

    Is it bad that I almost teared up reading about the "history of AN?" Lol!

    Congrats on the two years…you're the original who paved the way for…what is it now – 15 or more petite fashion bloggers? This is a funny coincidence as I was drafting my "anniversary" post too and went back and dug out some of your history to share : )

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    SugarNikita

    I'm SO glad you started this blog. It has given me so many good ideas, and some encouragement knowing I'm not crazy when I ask for sizes stores don't have! I check in every day, and always look forward to seeing what new ensemble you come up with! Keep up the wonderful work, and happy belated blogiversary!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Hanna

    Awww, congratulations! Happy 2 yr to the woman who started it all! You were the first pioneer to venture out into petite style and fit. My closet thanks you. <3

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Jen

    Congratulations! I read this blog every week and it's been a great inspiration for me in my own search for clothes that fit right. So, thank you!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Jen

    Awww, wonderfully presented. Very commendable! Congratulations on kicking on through all the ups and downs to get to the great environment AN is now.

    Much love, and here's to another fantastic year!

    :D

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    orchidsinbuttonholes

    Congratulations on two wonderful years! I'm so glad to have found your blog.

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Vicky

    I admire your courage. Keep it up. Happy anniversary, AN blog!

    Thank you for the AN Market. Just sold a pair of shoes to a fellow petite. :) Loving it.

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Really Petite

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!! YAY! How awesome is this? 2 years? That is amazing!!!!! I gave you a shout out on my post today!!!! :)

    Happy Anniversary and please continue to inspire all of us fellow petites!!!!!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Suman

    Glad you hit that publish button :)
    When I ask for size 5 shoes people look at me like I'm an alien. But thanks to you.. now I know where to find them. You have a great sense of style n I LOVE IT!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    stylepint

    Congratulations Kelly! It was a Eureka moment when I found your blog as well. I was such a lurker that I didn't comment at first. But I'm glad that you kept at it and it's wonderful that it's grown with the forum and the marketplace! =)

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Em

    Congratulations! I hope to be where you are someday – you're an inspiration, and evidence that it can be done :)

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    simplyvonne

    congrats on ur 2nd annie yay!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Cee

    Congrats on 2 years of blogging! You're not alone, I have a horrible memory when it comes to anniversaries too -_-

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Callandra

    I found this post very encouraging. Thank you for sharing your journey and congratulations!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    SewPetiteGal

    Congratulations on 2 years! I love your blog and originally followed / commented as BurberryLvr from tPF until I finally started my own :)

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    AubreyOhDang!

    Cheers to many more posts in the future, Kelly!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    PetiteXXS

    Congrats on the (belated) 2-year anniversary!! You really were the original trailblazer for petite bloggers everywhere! I remember stumbling upon your blog for the first time and it was like finding a kindred soul (size-wise anyway!)… I immediately went back and read through all your archives and have been hooked since! You've always sort of like the "mothership" for all the petite bloggers, especially with the Forum and Marketplace. Keep up the great work and thanks for being the inspiration for us all! :)

    Btw I'm also curious about this Pooja and am wondering if she knows how far you've come and how much the petite blogging community has flourished! :)

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    PetiteLittleGirl

    Congrats on the 2 year anniversary! You're my inspiration and I am sure for others too. You're the reason that I enjoy blogging so much. Keep up the great work (I know it's hard work). I am looking forward to many more great posts in the future

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    Anonymous

    Congrats! Thank you for upkeeping your blog. I've learned so much about how to dress for my petite frame all thanks to you and the other bloggers after you !!

    -Myleesa

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    R.L.

    Congrats on 2 years! That's a relationship milestone, so I'm certain it's a mega milestone for blogging :) I've learned so much from your blog and appreciate all the time and informative reviews you put up. Can't wait to see more from you!

  • Reply September 17, 2010

    The Little Dust Princess

    Aww, I love the post. I haven't been following you for more than a year, but I check back every time you have a new post. : ) I'm so happy that you've hit two years and still continuing to blog! I've seen many blogs that have been left alone after about a year or so of activity. So sad. I enjoy the AN blog and I love getting to know you and all the other petite bloggers. : )

  • Reply September 18, 2010

    AnnieKuro

    Congratulations!I don't know when I started to follow your blog, but its been a long while. During my lunch time, I always pull up your blog and cruise around. I even stuck with you and PAG during my prego year, when I couldn't do anything but drool at all of your lovely petite purchases!! Keep up the good work! You are a voice and great source for all of us petite ladies!!!!!!

  • Reply September 18, 2010

    Vix

    Hi Kelly –

    First, non-petite-sized congrats on how much AN has grown in the last two years! I am in awe of your output and as you know I am always recommending you and the other petite bloggers to those in need….

    As a "gift," I wanted to make sure you knew that Australian stylist/blogger Imogen Lamport at Inside Out Style has just finished her new ebook — "Never Short on Style: Dressing and Finessing the Petite Frame."

    [$15 though Sept for readers, $20 after.]

    I've been reading Imogen for a few years, and she has loads of (IMO) great "how-tos" for all shapes, sizes, and heights on her blog — enough that people can get a feel for what her book offers before purchasing if they want.

    Link to her entry about the ebook is here: http://www.insideoutstyleblog.com/2010/09/weekend-reading-never-short-on-style.html

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Reply September 18, 2010

    Michelle

    Congrats! But also, a huge "thank you!" for starting this great petite community. :) Not having friends my same size, I have felt the slightest bit out of place. So glad to have found such a wonderful group of girls to relate to! :)

  • Reply September 18, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Thank you everyone! It's been so much fun running AN and the Forum. I don't know how I got along without them, and all of you! =)

  • Reply September 18, 2010

    diaryofashopper

    Awe. This is such a cute post! Congrats on your two year anniversary. :)

  • Reply September 19, 2010

    The Owl's Closet

    Congrats on ur blog bday!! I really enjoyed reading this post:) It sounds like it has been an exciting two years! Thank you again for dropping by my blog:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

  • Reply September 19, 2010

    Anonymous

    Congratulations on the anniversary! I am frequent reader of your posts and I really love your blog. I have learned a lot from you about styling and how to tell when cloths do NOT fit, it's unbelievable. I finally brought 3 pairs of pants, which had been sitting in my closet unworn for two years, to the tailor, because I finally realized that the reason I didn't like them is because they were just too big. Now, I have 3 "new" pairs of beautiful pants, thanks to you!
    On a another note, I want to apologize for always commenting anonymously, but I am a University professor and I don't want students or colleagues to recognize me. :-)

  • Reply September 19, 2010

    CynthiaC

    Congratulations, Kelly! I'm really happy that you came aboard and that the petite blog community continues to grow. I used to be one of the only ones out there and people thought I was crazy for blogging about these issues (actually, many still do. Don't know if you get it, though) As we continue to grow, I hope that mainstream media will pay more attention to us and actually discuss OUR issues! Thanks for helping our community grow :)

  • Reply September 19, 2010

    Nukem

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  • Reply September 19, 2010

    mich LA

    Congrats, Kelly! So happy I found your site this year through PAG!

    Looking forward to many more posts to come. :)

  • Reply September 19, 2010

    Erin

    Happy Blogiversary! I could have sworn I'd commented earlier, but I guess not :)

    As everyone has said, it's so nice to know that there are others in my situation! Even if I'm huge compared to most of you, we're still all in the same boat :)

    Cheers and here's to many more years to come!

  • Reply September 20, 2010

    Canadianpetite

    Congratulations! I tried recording a YouTube but was a no-go. I tried taking pictures but that was a no-go either. So I thank you petite ladies for blogging. Where were you when I was mid-20s and looking for well-fitting clothes!

  • Reply September 20, 2010

    Indigo

    Congratulations and BIG thank you for starting the blog.

    Thanks to you, I went through and purge most of my unfitted clothes and I am much happier with what I have now.

    You even inspired me to hit the gym because after 2 kids, I am still short but clothes no longer fit the right way.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Indigo

    Congratulations and BIG thank you for starting the blog.

    Thanks to you, I went through and purge most of my unfitted clothes and I am much happier with what I have now.

    You even inspired me to hit the gym because after 2 kids, I am still short but clothes no longer fit the right way.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Erin

    Happy Blogiversary! I could have sworn I'd commented earlier, but I guess not :)

    As everyone has said, it's so nice to know that there are others in my situation! Even if I'm huge compared to most of you, we're still all in the same boat :)

    Cheers and here's to many more years to come!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    mich LA

    Congrats, Kelly! So happy I found your site this year through PAG!

    Looking forward to many more posts to come. :)

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Alterations Needed

    Thank you everyone! It's been so much fun running AN and the Forum. I don't know how I got along without them, and all of you! =)

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Michelle

    Congrats! But also, a huge "thank you!" for starting this great petite community. :) Not having friends my same size, I have felt the slightest bit out of place. So glad to have found such a wonderful group of girls to relate to! :)

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    AnnieKuro

    Congratulations!I don't know when I started to follow your blog, but its been a long while. During my lunch time, I always pull up your blog and cruise around. I even stuck with you and PAG during my prego year, when I couldn't do anything but drool at all of your lovely petite purchases!! Keep up the good work! You are a voice and great source for all of us petite ladies!!!!!!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    The Little Dust Princess

    Aww, I love the post. I haven't been following you for more than a year, but I check back every time you have a new post. : ) I'm so happy that you've hit two years and still continuing to blog! I've seen many blogs that have been left alone after about a year or so of activity. So sad. I enjoy the AN blog and I love getting to know you and all the other petite bloggers. : )

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