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It’s CHAPTER FRIDAY’s one year anniversary and we’re celebrating!
CHAPTER FRIDAY

Oooohh boy. It’s CHAPTER FRIDAY’s first birthday and I’m glowing with pride. Exactly one year ago, this all-nighter happened in order to get everything up and running, and here we are one year later.

That one Friday afternoon…
At that time, I had been style blogging for five years and still thought that posting outfits, and new buys, is great fun (I still find it hilarious how many photos I have of myself by now. If anyone ever steals my laptop they must think I’m a bit crazy). But addition to it, I wanted to offer content that was a bit more in-depth. On a five week hiatus in Los Angeles that I kicked off with Anna, I got in touch with so many creatives that inspired me with their unique stories.

They all spoke with such humor and love for what they did – and weren’t afraid to open up about struggles that come with being self-employed either. Their enthusiasm was contagious. I wanted my place online, my website, to reflect that uplifting feeling. So that’s how, on one Friday afternoon, I got the idea for CHAPTER FRIDAY. A positive, inspiring online destination with a focus on creativity and careers. With tailor made tips, reflection and work stories by real, young women.

My main goal was, and is, to spark a bit of joy in your everyday routine and inspire you in an accessible way.

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Today we’re celebrating
I believe it’s important to celebrate big and small milestones. So, with a huge smile on my our face, in the sun, (and with flamingo’s in the background! Flamingos!) I’m celebrating today. I want to celebrate getting to call this my job (which isn’t always as perfect as it may seem on the outside). I want to celebrate the amazing team that I’m lucky to be surrounded with and the special people I’ve met. And I want to celebrate you for being open to following CHAPTER FRIDAY’s journey. The genuine interaction with such a big group of readers is one of my biggest motivators, it’s a truly powerful thing! I can’t wait to meet even more of you this year, at masterclasses, events and a soon-to-be announced intimate reader meet-up.  

A month filled with give aways!
To amp up the excitement, we’ve arranged a bunch of awesome give aways this entire month, featuring my absolute favorites. (I feel like Oprah… And you get a leather jacket, and you get a leather jacket!). The wins include a ‘Yara treatment’ for you and your bestie at my fave nail salon, a big dinner at my go-to place, yoga memberships, a gorgeous skin care package, nail polshes, shoes, clothes… It’s going to be so much fun making some of you happy.

Keep an eye out on CHAPTER FRIDAY this month and THANK YOU!
Love, Yara and the team

Wearing Ganni dress and L’enfent Terrible shoes. Photos: Emma Peijnenburg

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    Congratulations

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    Yara ! Gefeliciteerd!!! Groet Edwin.

    Gefeliciteerd!

    Such a great achievement!

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    Iets aan de late kant maar alsnog van harte gefeliciteerd. Echt een top prestatie! xx

    clare tea (@icitea)

    Congratulations on your bloggiversary! I came across your blog about a month ago and every single post has been fantastic, cheerful, and fashionably chic! The all nighter you pulled seems to have blossomed incredibly. Love what you do and look forwards to seeing more savvy posts to come :)

    emma

    Heey Yara, ik lees pas sinds kort je blog, doordat ik een oude vlog van Mascha van Beautygloss aan het kijken was, waarin ze naar je website thischicksgotstyle verwees. Ik was nieuwsgierig om weer eens een nieuwe inspirerende blog te lezen en het was precies wat jij ook zei wat ik zocht: een inspirerende, creatieve blog die een beetje vrolijkheid in mijn routine bracht. Ik lees j(ulli)e blog nu al een tijdje met veel plezier en het is een onmisbaar onderdeel van mijn me-time geworden! Ik vind het ook heel leuk dat het zo veelzijdig is. Ik ben zelf gek op interieur en fashion, maar ik kon eerder nooit blogs vinden die ook aan de interieur “eis” voldeden, of het paste simpelweg niet bij me. Ben blij dat ik je blog heb gevonden en kijk uit naar alle blogposts die nog gaan komen! You rock, girl!

    Wat een prachtige foto’s, Yara! Gefeliciteerd met het eenjarig bestaan van je (jullie) fantastische platform. Ik heb zelf al heel wat opgestoken van de vele career-tips en hoop dus op nog een hoop positieve inspiratie!

    Manon

    Gefeliciteerd!

    Lana

    Congratulations! Your blog is my absolute favorite, can’t wait for all your new inspirational blog post. I’m loving the pictures!

    Thank you Lana, that’s such a compliment. Looking forward to having you around as a reader!

    Mandy

    Gefeliciteerd!

    Happy birthday! I love this blog and I really look upto you. I hope you have many more great years.

    Girl Against Oleka

    Thanks dear, have a great day!

    Congratulations! The year went by fast.

    Gefeliciteerd met het éénjarig bestaan van je blog! Het is zo een leuk blog! :)

    Happy 1st Anniversary! Chapter friday is a great blog! I love reading its posts :)

    Erika
    http://whaterikawears.com/

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY team Chapter Friday! Yara, geweldig wat je tot nu toe bereikt hebt. Je blog is mijn grote favoriet!

    Lief! <3

    HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY! I’ve loved reading CF, it’s a great mix of style, lifestyle and more, and makes me want to visit Amsterdam asap! Can’t wait to hear about your giveaways

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

    I know that you’re a daily reader, thanks for always leaving such fun comments! And yes, Amsterdam is incredible this time of year :)

    I love the pop of glitter of that dress!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

    Congratulations! I can’t believe that it has been a year already – time flies!

    Zo trots! Hoop dat jullie het gezellig hebben gevierd! xxx

    Is het al een jaar geleden zeg? Wow! Ik weet nog dat ik het ongelooflijk spannend vond toen Chapter Friday online ging. Nu een jaar later geniet ik er nog altijd even veel van om de site te lezen. Gefeliciteerd met de eerste verjaardag!! :)

    Wat een geweldig lieve comment – van jullie allemaal. Zo trots als ik dit allemaal lees! Liefs van heel team CF

    Ah congrats! My blog turned one two days ago!
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

    Congratulations!! Wonderful blog, keep it running for many more years!
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    Laure

    Gefeliciteerd! Dat eerste jaartje is zo snel voorbijgegaan!

    Thank you Yara for taking the leap and giving us something different and inspiring every day!
    More years of success and joy!

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    Gefeliciteerd!!! Op naar de volgende succesvolle jaren!

    Congratulations, Yara! You are gorgeous – and I love that dress!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

    so much fun
    xxxx
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    I remember that moment when you switched to Chapter Friday as if it was yesterday! It was a big and amazing change and you have definitely inspired me numerous times. I’m so glad to see how LA has inspired you to fulfil your dreams and take a step forward.
    I have just moved to LA and I can see that it’s been doing wonders for me too… Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS to you and may you keep up the great job! :)

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    That is incredible! Wishing you a great time, where did you move from?

    Happy Anniversary!

    Thanks for all the inspiration. Here’s to many more years of Chapter Friday.

    Super gefeliciteerd! Ik volg je blog vanaf het begin en ik vind het zo inspirerend hoe je zover bent gekomen. Echt top. Geniet er lekker van!

    Jules x

    Congrats on your first birthday! Love the blog and LOVE that dress!
    x
    http://www.shedoes.com.au

    Isn’t it the best? Ganni sure knows how to make a statement ;)

    Romy

    Gotta admid i love chapterfriday so much more than i loved this chick got style.So much positivity!

    :D

    Congrats!!! I enjoyed following your blog and look forward to more!

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    aww, that dress looks adorable

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    Wat gaat de tijd toch snel. Gefeliciteerd! Hele toffe website hebben jullie, ga zo door :). X

    Sennett

    Wauw wat vliegt de tijd! Van harte! Prachtige foto’s en veel succes voor de toekomst.

    Eva

    Een jaar al! De tijd vliegt.. Weet al je L.A. diaries nog zó goed. Gefeliciteerd!

    Aaah, haha. Ik heb die tijd ook nog zo vers in mijn geheugen staan. Was te gek om elke dag een LA-avontuur met jullie te delen!

    Fab, like this dress!

    L.A

    http://www.itsaboutla.fr/

    Claire Jennings

    Happy Birthday! I love your posts and am constantly inspired by them, you, and the team! I hope you all have fun times celebrating

    Een jaar al!! Wauw, gefeliciteerd! Enne, prachtige foto’s Emma :)

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    Wat een topper is het he? ;)

    Hieperdepieperdepiep HOERAAAA! Van harte gefeliciteerd! Wat gaat zo’n jaar enorm snel zeg. Heel erg gaaf hoe Chapter Friday er nu voor staat, kan er enorm van genieten.

    Geniet van deze mooie dag (het lijkt wel voorgesteld met dit prachtige weer)!

    Liefs, Marlon

    Dankjewel! Jij ook! :)

    Yaaay! Congrats :) Nog heel veel geluk in de toekomst toegewenst met Chapter Friday. X

    Congrats! <3

    LOVE your dress!

    Congratulations!!!It’s a great website and I can only imagine how much heart and positive energy you all have been putting in it!!!

    http://www.mymoodmday.com

    Congrats Yara! Je bent ontzettend goed bezig.

    x
    http://www.thecherryfactor.com

    Carola

    Congrats Yara, echt supertof en ik lees de artikelen altijd met heel veel plezier!

    Proficiat met je éénjarig bestaan! Leuke foto’s!

    Happy Birthday! I already like your old blog, but this one is great too! And the photos are beautiful and that dress, it’s so gorgeous!

    Steef

    Gefeliciteerd! Heel tof! :D

    Natasja

    Happy birthday! Ik volg je blog al erg lang, de omschakeling was in het begin wel even wennen maar het is er zo veel op vooruit gegaan! Mijn complimenten & ga zeker zo door!

    Happy birthday, Yara and the team! Beautiful pictures. This website is on my daily rotation, and I’m so grateful for all the wonderful people and work you’ve introduced us to! Thank you for doing this every day. Enjoy your first birthday!

    Aw, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I feel so blessed with so many of you loyal readers, and I truly enjoy making this blog a place you can find inspiration every day. A big thank you, and hope you will enjoy reading it for many years to come!

    <3

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