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.
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.
Dave 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. ♥
Here in Finland, temperature drops below 10 celcius degrees, a fall jacket is always needed.
Sounds similar to our weather here for fall! Thanks for entering, Mai! :)
Congratulations on a year! Here’s to many more.
Thanks so much, Kate!
A great scarf!
Thanks for entering, Elise!
Yay! One year! You rockstar! :) I love your idea of doing a survey! A very smart way to get to know your readership better!
Oh, and my must have for fall? Tall brown boots and scarves. I’m obsessed with both!
Great picks, Susan! I love scarves and boots too :)
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 ;)
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!
Haha, aw thank you Deborah! I’m so obsessed with ankle boots this fall too!
congr!!!! tall brown boots!!very nice!
Thanks Michela, good luck!
Happy one year! I hope you get some great feedback on your survey! And my must have is boots..all types!
So far it’s been amazing – love the blogging community! Thanks Chelsea!
Congrats on 1 year!!!!! Seriously big accomplishment. Mine is almost here.
Thanks so much, Nina!
Congratulations on one year!! That’s great!! I’ve still got a while to go until I make it to one year. haha!
Thanks so much Julie – good luck on hitting your own one-year! :)
boots. last year i went on this quest for tall boots that fit comfortably, and with a lot of online returns, i found the perfect pair. i love them, and i can’t wait to wear them this year. thanks!
oh that’s awesome – I always have a hard time finding just the right boots! :)
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.
Haha, no, but that’s okay! :) Love the little indulgences. Good luck!
Happy Blogging Anniversary! Boots are a must for fall for me :)
Thanks Carly! Good luck :)
My great big wool coat!
Good luck, Naama!
girl, i cannot even believe your blog is only a year old! you are kicking butt!! happy one year! and… i have to have fall boots!
Aw, thank you so much Helene! Big compliment coming from you :)
My must have for fall are 2 things.. scarves and boots!
Good luck, Mickie!
Congratulations!! A must for fall for me is sweaters, chai tea, Chapstick, and books.
Thanks Maria! Good luck! :)
My fall must have are cute stylish boots! :)
Good luck, Ashley!
A must have for me are cardigans!!
Good luck, Emily!
Weird, not all of my comment posted… Boots & a great leather Moto jacket are my fall must haves!
Kim you DO NEED that jacket…wish we were the same size size so I could borrow it though!! #daughterisafashionista
Haha, you guys are cracking me up! Good luck :)
Good luck, Kim!
Thanks so much Kim!
Definitely tall leather boots!
Good luck, Colleen!
Congrats on the year! that’s awesome.
must have for fall is a nice lightweight jacket.
Thanks so much Steve, and good luck!
Congrats on a year of blogging! I’m most looking forward to wearing scarves everyday again. And hot coffee.
Thanks so much, Victoria, and good luck!
Love your dog! Congrats on making a year, I hear the first year is the toughest for most bloggers!
Aw, thank you! I’m sure the first year is the hardest, but also the most exciting!
congrats on the one year! love that first pic, you’re so pretty ;)
Aw, thanks Kristen! I’m blushing!
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!
Thanks Winter! And thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it :)
Happy Blogiversary! Look at how far you’ve come! <3
Thanks so much Shipra!
Congratulations on your blog’s first anniversary!
My must have for fall are combat boots
Thanks Joanne! :)
Happy 1 year!
Thanks so much, Maryann!
I have to have my boots and a non-bulky, but warm jacket.
Good luck, Breenah!
Congrats. Warm jacket.
Thanks Michelle, and good luck!
YAY!! Happy 1 Year!! I’d have to say I can’t make it through fall/winter without fleece lined leggings. such comfort. omg.
Thanks so much Kasey! Oooh fleece lined leggings sound genius!
I love learning the origin of the name… am a dog person too, but every time I see your posts I always start singing Eleanor Rigby. :-)
Thanks so much, Freda! Haha, I love that! :)
I have many fall must haves: big cozy sweaters, burgundy nailpolish, a good book to cozy up with, Hunters, pumpkin candles.. I could go on ;)
Haha, sounds about right! Good luck, Chelsea!
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!
Ahhh, love that! Haha, I hope your husband is okay with that! ;)
Congrats! I really need fall boots. Riding boots are my absolute fave :)
Love riding boots too – good luck Lauren!
Congrats on one year! Great giveaway!
My fall must have is a great pair of leather boots!
Good luck, Jamie!
Congrats on your first year! Rigby seems like an awesome chap, certainly good enough to name a website after. ;)
Haha, I think so :) Thanks so much Rebecca!
scarves and dark/red lipstick!
Great picks, thanks for entering Monica!
Congrats on one year! :) My fall must-haves are cute scarves and knit sweaters.
Thanks so much, Olya!
Here’s to another great year.
Thanks Sandy! :)
Knee high boots and dark, vampy nail polish are my musts for fall! :)
Great picks Bridget! Good luck!
Happy 1 year!!!!! Glad for your success.
Thanks so much Laney!
My must have for fall…My olive green canvas jacket. Dress it up or dress it down!
Great pick! Thanks for entering Kathy!
My fall must have is boots!! And Happy Blogiversary!!
Thanks so much Katie!
I love Seattle- I’m glad to hear it’s as cool to live in as I think in my mind. And UX Designer- I love this so much! I’m a digital PM :)
Very cool! Love hearing what everyone does for their “day” jobs :)
So nice to learn more about you and what a fun little survey you put together at the end!
Aw, thank you so much Laurel! I appreciate your participation in the survey :)
fall boots cant wait
Thanks for entering, Cynthia!
congrats on one year!! i really like your blog because you come off as very personable. :)
Aw, thank you so much Esther!
also love that photo of you!
Thank you! :)
Congrats to you on one year of blogging! Thanks for the fun giveaway.
Thank you, Stefany! Good luck!
My must have is a scarf! Also chapstick, my lips are already getting too dry!
Haha, mine too! Good luck, Emily!
Congrats on 1 year of blogging, and I enjoyed learning some new things about you! :) I didn’t know you worked in the tech industry.
Thanks so much Lisa! Yep, I’ve been working in the tech industry for about 5 years now :)
I always busy myself a brand new sweater :)
Love sweaters, good luck Trish!
congrats on one year. My favorite thing about fall is getting to wear sweaters.
Thanks so much Karissa, and good luck!
Congrats in your first year, I am loving your beautiful blog!
Aw, thank you so much Brittany! :)
Congrats on a year!
Thanks so much Lori!
My must have for Fall is a great pair of boots.
Good luck, Priscilla!
My must have is some great sweaters. I am always cold so I wear sweaters all the time.
Love sweaters for the same reason. Good luck, Tammy!
Congrats on your anniversary. Cheers to many more
Thank you so much Glasgow! :)
Good luck, Georgia!
*Sigh* Oh how beautiful you are! I love your “I am not skinny I am not fat and I am okay with that” Post! Exactly how I feel. :)
Love, Thea / http://maedchenvommeer.blogspot.de
Aw, thank you so much Thea! You are too kind. <3
my must have is riding boots
good luck, Elena!
How sweet of you to host such an awesome giveaway! And congrats on a year of blogging! So exciting!
Thanks so much Kendall!
BOOTS BOOTS BOOTS! :) This fall I’m looking for some over-the-knees.
Love boots too! Good luck, An!
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.
Oh I love that, how cute! If Rigby had been a girl, I had Penny Lane in mind ;)
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.
Haha, thanks Krista! Open cardigans are my favorite for cool weather too!
Rigby is just so darn cute!! Congrats on your 1 year blogaversery!!
Aw, thank you Rebekah! :)
Thanks for entering, Tara!
Lots of scarves!
Good luck, Kelly!
I love that your dog was named after the Beatles song. it’s one of my absolute faves! Congrats on your blog birthday!
Mine too, love The Beatles (obviously!) Thanks Katie!
I would so love a quilted jacket in navy suede.
Sounds pretty! Good luck, Maureen!
Congrats on one year!!
Thanks for reintroducing yourself! I went ahead and did the survey. :)
Thanks so much, Jessica!
Hooray for one year! My fall must have this year is a ton of cardigans!
Thanks Destiny! Good luck :)
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.
Yay, glad you agreed and like that one. Being basic about fall things is totally acceptable, I love pumpkin everything too ;) Thanks!
congrats! i filled out the survey.
Yay, thank you so much, Christen! Really appreciate it. :)
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!
Thanks so much Liv, happy to have you here! :)
Must have for fall.. cardis and boots!! Can’t wait for it to get cooler here in CA!!
Oh I know, it was just in the high 80s yesterday again… can’t wait for our real fall! Thanks for entering, Rachel!
Happy Birthday to your blog!
Thanks so much, Jemma!
My must-have for fall is cozy sweater, perfume and capuccino.
Sounds fab, thanks os much for entering Anna!
Lightwear sweaters in cute colors)
Good luck, Lulu!
I follow you via my blog page, but rafflecopter doesn’t let me log in with my page. I am a big fan of your blog, congratulations on one year!
Aw, thank so much Jennifer! :)
Congrats on your first year of blogging! Happy to have found you!
Aw, thanks so much Kristine!
Congratulations on the one year mark!!!!
My fall must-have is boots and warm socks! =]
Thanks for entering, Haley!
Congratulations! I’d say the must-have for fall is a sweater + tights, and a PSL in hand if you can manage :)
Thanks Cynthia! Good luck :)
My fall must-have is PUMPKIN, and a lot of it. I love me some PSLs and scented candles, but my cat’s name is pumpkin, my body lotion is pumpkin scented, and pumpkin carving is a must always.
Aw, that’s adorable you have a cat named Pumpkin! Love pumpkin flavors and scents too :) Good luck Erica!
A beautiful sweather
Good luck, Cristi!
Boots, scarves, and plaid.. Oh my!
Good luck, Kenzie!
My must-have for this fall is definitely a nice textured black leather jacket with detachable fur! :D
Sounds perfect! Good luck Jess!
Iam leaning towards a nude natural look this fall!
Good luck, Amy!
my must haves for fall are candles, wooly socks and sweaters!
Sounds great, good luck Fatima!
my must haves are sweaters and boots!
Thanks for entering, Fatimahh!
my must-have for fall are black boots
Good luck, Lisa!
Suede boots are my must have for fall.
Great pick, Mary! Good luck!
I love scarfs <3
Good luck, Petra!
Congrats! My must have for fall are my leather ankle boots, weather proof but still looking good
Thanks so much Katie! Good luck!
Give me sweaters and darker makeup!
Thanks for entering, Jessica!
Must have is hint of blush and scarves!
Thanks for this chance!
You’re very welcome – good luck, Lilia!
My favorite fall item is leggings because they are super comfortable!
Love leggings too! Thanks for entering, Natalie!
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!
Love fall wreaths, and pumpkin bread is SO good! Thanks for entering, Danielle!
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.
Love colors of fall too – thanks for entering, Stefanie!
IF I HAVE A GOOD MASCARA AND A NEW LIPSTICK THAT MAKES ME HAPPY I’M GOOD TO GO!!
Totally with you, those are my top beauty must-haves too! Good luck Jennifer!
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!
Aw, thank you so much for the kind words, Caitlyn! I really appreciate it. Good luck!
My must have for Fall are my silver studded black suede boots! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!
You’re very welcome – good luck Tiana!
My TUK boots
good luck, Meka!
A warm scarf!
Thanks for entering, Luna!
Colorful lipstick to keep the blues away. ;)
Great plan – thanks for entering, Verena!
Boots and sweaters!
good luck, Andrea!
jeans and cardigans are my must have for fall
Totally – thanks for entering, Jenn! :)
Happy 1 year :) scarves are certainly my fall must have!
Good luck, Lauren!
Congrats on your blogiversary!
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.
Good luck, Dara!
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 :)
Thanks so much Tabitha! Good luck!
Congratulations on one year!!!! I absolutely love your blog and think you’re doing a great job!!!
Aw, thank you so much Niki! :)
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!
Good luck, Catherine!
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.
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 :)
awesome giveaway and congrats on the 1 year!
Thanks, Kristyn! Good luck!
My must-have for fall is boots
Good luck, Katie!
I love boots and scarves
Good luck, Mona!
Good luck, Richelle!
Happy anny!! Doesn’t seem like it has been that long!
I love fall colors in makeup trends.Also boots and cozy sweaters.
Thanks Dana! Good luck!
I’m basic and that;’s ok was one of my favorite posts ever! Same with i’m not skinny not fat! bc that’s me :)
aw, thanks Caitlyn! Glad you enjoyed that one :)
I love my chai tea lattes for fall!
Thanks for entering, Mika!
Boots, scarves and a cute rain coat are my Fall must haves! I am from the PNW as well, so a rain coat is a must!
Definitely is! Thanks for entering, Paige!
I like a deep red / burgundy shade of lipstick for fall.
Good luck, Alexia!
My must have Fall item is boots and a sweater.
Good luck, Susan!
Dark nails, berry lips
Good luck, Sara!
My fall must have is a new pair of boots.
Thanks for entering, Jill!
Good luck, Joni!
Dark vampy nail polish! xx
Good luck, Jenn!
Congratulations on one year! Your blog is amazing!
Thank you so much Jessica! :)
I love all the fall clothing and my staple Caramel Macchiato.
Yum, me too! Good luck, Kristina!
I love pumpkin pie for fall
Yum, me too! Good luck, Illy!
My must have is a cute fall coat!
Good luck, Samantha!
a jacket is required
Thanks for entering, Daniel!
My fall must have is a nice scarf and dark lipstick :)
Thanks for entering, Fabiana!
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!
Me too, good luck Tracy!
a pair of tan booties :-)
Good luck, Loris!
Congrats! And Rigby is just awesome! :-)
Fall = tea! :-D
Aw, thank you Gaby!
Dark nail polishes and big chunky scarves
Thanks for entering, Joana!
My must-haves for Fall include some Ugg boots, a warm peacoat and a Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks :-)
Great picks, thanks for entering!
Thanks for entering, Melanie!
Considering this weather, good rubber boots!
Thanks for entering, Ana!
A pair of comfy shoes is a must for fall and any season!
Thanks for entering, Nancy!
My must have for fall, comfortable denim jeans!!
Great pick, thanks for entering Shelley!
Leggins and Boots!
Thanks for this amazing giveaway!
You’re very welcome, Maria! Thanks for entering :)
Good luck, Dana!
Kelly orange bag!
Thanks for entering, Samantha!
i love oranges and reds and anything fall-scented!
Good luck, Megan!
Definitely love the colorful wellies :)
Thanks for entering, Laura!
Pumpkin Pie is a must have
Thanks for entering, Suzie!
A warm house! :)
Good one! Thanks for entering Katy!
Ha, I’m with you there, Willete! Thanks for entering!
A hooded cardigan
Thanks for entering, Heather!
My must have is a scarf of course! :)
Thanks for entering, Francesco!
Thanks for entering, Amanda!
Thanks for entering, Kelly!
My must have for Fall is boots.
Thanks for entering. Tara!
New sweaters in great neutrals, like gray and black.
Thanks so much for entering, Lorena!
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!
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! :)
A warm pair of Winter boots.
Thanks for entering, Cheryl!
Thanks for entering, Karla!
It’s a tie between a warm comfy sweater and a cute pair of boots.
Great picks – thanks for entering, Angela!
Moccasins are my must have for fall.
Thanks for entering, Rebecca!
My must have for the fall is a nice warm coat.. as I think it will be a cold one!
Thanks for entering, Judy!
Got to have boots and leggings.
Good luck, Jessica!
Knee high boots!
Thanks for entering, Emily!