5 Years of Caralina Style

5 years ago yesterday, I decided to start this blog. I'm not one for sappy posts about how much blogging means to me, but I am really happy I have stuck with it for this long. It started out as just a fun way to share my style. It has turned into the best hobby/side hustle, providing: a way to express myself, a way to work with brands I have always admired (and discover new ones!), a way to learn a lot about business that I never would have learned in school, a way to connect with a lot of like-minded women, and a way to make some extra income. To celebrate 5 years, I have decided to break down how the blog has evolved with a little timeline.

In 2013, I was figuring out how to do this whole blogging thing. I did not really understand how it all worked, and I maybe posted a few times per month. The blogging world is very different today than it was during my freshman year of college!

In 2014, I still wasn't posting very regularly. But I started working with a few brands and posting more outfits when I could! I had a busy college schedule (typically 6 classes, dance rehearsals, and an internship), so I usually only had the chance to take photos during breaks from school.

It wasn't until 2015 that I started taking blogging a little more seriously, and treating it like a business. I started planning out my content in advance, posting a set amount of times per week, using social media for business purposes, learned how I could generate income, and expanded my knowledge of programs like Photoshop.

In 2016, I had just graduated from college and was only working part-time. So, I had a lot of time to devote to the blog. This was when I really started regularly posting, worked with more brands, and even attended a blogging conference!

In 2017, I had been working full-time for a few months. So, I adjusted to balancing my job and the blog. And I also started working with a professional photographer!

2018 (so far)
We are still very early into 2018. But, this year I hope to just continue what I have been doing. I also hope to start posting more fitness content, and maybe some Charlotte-specific content as well!

If you are new here, or have been reading from the beginning...thank you so much for supporting Caralina Style!

As always, thanks for reading!


  1. Woo hoo!! What an exciting milestone! So fun to look back and see how you’ve grown! Congrats!

  2. Congratulations! I started reading your blog in 2014 and it's so nice to see how much you've grown over the years. You're on of my favourite bloggers have been for years. Congratulations, again on this big milestone.

    Felicity | http://oliverandmoose.com

  3. Congratulations! So exciting! Wishing you many more successful years to come! xo

    Sarah Lillian | https://livinglifewithsarahlillian.blogspot.ca