One Year Ago Today…

I was starting a blog. I named it Hello Rigby and I had no idea what I was doing, but I was proud of myself for finally deciding on a name and not hating it a day later. I told myself to stick to it and see what happens, so I did.

I used my first post to introduce myself to the world (AKA no one, because it was months before anyone actually really read my blog… remember when I said I had no idea what I was doing?)

So in honor of one year of blogging, I’m going to reintroduce myself.

Jenn of hellorigby! Seattle Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger / hellorigby!Photo by Shayln Nelson

Hi! I’m Jenn. I’m a 25 year old Seattleite, who is apparently crazy enough to name my blog after my dog, Rigby. Rigby is an almost-two-year-old Shiba Inu. He’s named after The Beatles song, “Eleanor Rigby,” in case you’re curious.

rigby-the-shiba-inu-dancing-hellorigby-blogDave also enjoys dancing in the kitchen with the dog.

We live with Dave, my boyfriend of just shy of 3 years in a Seattle suburb, and we both commute into downtown Seattle daily to work at our jobs in the tech industry. I’m a UX (user experience) designer at an mobile app start up, and Dave is a front-end web developer at a mobile advertising start up. We’re a match made in technology heaven.

When we’re not working, I’m addicted to this crazy thing called blogging, shopping, and playing with Rig. Dave enjoys DJing and video games (and he pretends he hates to hang out with the dog, but he doesn’t. What a brat.) We also enjoy trying new food and going new places together.

In honor of a year of posts (over 200 of them… say what!) Here are a few of my favorites:
I’m Not Skinny I’m not Fat
I’m Basic, & That’s Okay
Dear Neighbors…
Urban Campfire Seattle Recap
I am not Fearless, But I am Trying to #BeFearless
Blast from the Past: 10 Favorites from the 1990s
Why I Blog
Are Fashion Bloggers Really Fashion Ruiners?

And now that you know more about me, I’d like to know more about you and why you’re here!

Thanks so much for reading. I really appreciate every single one of you, your comments, tweets, emails, everything. You are what keeps me motivated every day to write and share our story. ♥

344 thoughts on “One Year Ago Today…

    1. Jenn Post author

      Yes, I’ve been dying to know what you guys like/don’t like for awhile, but I figured saving it for my blog’s birthday made the most sense ;)

  1. Deborah

    Happy Birthday to your blog! xo So awesome that you and Dave both work in tech. ALSO RIGBY IS SO CUTE.

    Fav fall item… is maybe a pair of cute ankle boots!

  2. Amber

    Pumpkin Spice Lattes… And I know that’s typical and not necessarily an item, but I basically live on them for the few months they come around every year.

  3. Winter White

    Congrats on one year! I’m in my first year as well and love supporting new bloggers. Your layout is devine and I love the survey (what a great idea)! Best of luck in the blogging years ahead!

  4. Rebecca

    I seriously LOVE that Rigby is named after Elenor Rigby. I have the words, “Let It Be.” Tattooed on my wrist and one day when I have kids all the names I have picked out come from Bealtes songs.
    I should probably tell my husband that.

    I love booties for fall!

  5. JoAnn

    What a cool idea for a reader survey! Funny, my brother-in-law and wife named their dog Rigby as well after the Beatles song. Their other dog is named Abbey after Abbey Road.

  6. Krista

    Nice to meet you! I’m glad you didn’t give up when no one was reading your blog for awhile!
    Must have for fall… well this fall it’s my sanity, it’s gone missing. Other than that? I’m loving the long open cardigan style layer, the ones with no closures.

  7. Girl in Beta

    Happy Blogversary!

    First of all, I read some of the posts above, and the Basic one was right on. I’ve been celebrating some basicness lately, but mainly because it’s fall and I love me some PSL. I also went a little crazy buying pumpkin scented items at B&BW yesterday.

    No shame.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Yay, glad you agreed and like that one. Being basic about fall things is totally acceptable, I love pumpkin everything too ;) Thanks!

  8. Liv

    Great meeting you! I look forward to reading more as this is my first time here! Great post about fashion bloggers! I follow a few of the people that you mentioned and actually had the same thoughts, and agree with your really fair point of view!

  9. Danielle Porter

    My fall must have is pumpkin bread, and a fall wreath for my door! I live in Florida so it’s fall way longer before it actually feels like fall!

  10. Stefanie Foote

    Fall is still warm here in the Southern US, so although I’m still wearing short sleeves, it’s a must to change up my color scheme – dark purples, oranges, chocolate colors – basically anything in rich, deep hues.

  11. Caitlyn

    I love your blog, I love your dog and I love your style :)
    And I love your giveaways lol
    My must have for fall is a cascade front type of cardigan (*see white plums grand mesa cardi)
    and combat boots or riding boots :) and leggins of course!
    I am looking for a black blazer too but can’t find one that fits good enough!

  12. Dara Nix

    Since I live in Florida, we don’t really HAVE fall here …. but I do like a pretty & lightweight duster length sweater for when the nights are cooler.

  13. Tabitha

    Congrats on your One Year of blogging hun! And thank you so much for the giveaway! Oh, btw… my must haves for fall are a comfy sweater and of course, a great scarf :)

  14. Catherine R.

    I can’t live without my Auburn football jersey for game days or my BEAUTIFUL Frye riding boots. Those things are my fall must haves!

  15. Christy Peeples DuBois

    Congratulations in your 1 year!!! I really enjoy your blog and will be following along in the future. I started the survey and it won’t go past the 75% point but I’m gonna try it again. My must haves for fall is tunics and leggings. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks so much Christy, I appreciate it! :) Sorry for the survey problem, no worries if you can’t complete it, I’ll still give you the giveaway entries for trying :)

  16. Dana Rodriguez

    Happy anny!! Doesn’t seem like it has been that long!
    I love fall colors in makeup trends.Also boots and cozy sweaters.

  17. Tracy

    In the fall I wear a lot of scarfs and thick sweaters or fleece as I am always cold -and I love to be comfortable :) I love this time of year!

  18. Cahley Tod-Tims

    My Autumn must have are scarves! I have a really thick houndstooth one that I love, as well as my many hand-knitted ones I make whenever I’m bored!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Um, I’m so jealous you know how to knit! I’d love to be able to make my own scarves! Do you sell what you make too?

      Thanks for entering too! :)


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