Goodbye 2020 you will not be missed. Let’s pop the Champagne and let the celebration of 2021 begin. Thank you so much for your support this past year. When I launched this blog. I didn’t have any purpose or strategy other than to share my love of interior design and my personal collected style. About eight years ago I let my hair go gray. I began to blog about the process of going gray and the lack of products available. As a result of sharing this experience, I realized that women over 50 (and beyond) were underserved by the blogging community in general. A few years ago I was contacted by Lisa Bayne of Artful Home to become a brand ambassador for her company Artful Home. I didn’t even know what a brand ambassador was and honestly thought she had me confused with someone else (maybe she did). Putting myself in front of the camera was not something I relished. Lisa gave me the confidence to move outside of my comfort zone. You guys made me realize that this should become an integral part of this blog. Let’s take a look at 2020 Wrap Up a Survey and Moving Forward. You can click on any posts you missed or just scroll to the bottom for the link to the survey. My challenge is to provide content that both the over 50 fashion and beauty community find interesting as well as the design lovers.
MOST POPULAR POSTS OF 2020.
This was a collaboration with Beth Djalili from Style at a Certain Age, Sandra Sallin, and Vicki Archer. I have written several posts on going gray but this one combines all the information from the previous posts.
This was a popular collab with Vicki Archer and Susan from Une Femme D Un Certain Age.
I think this post struck a note with you all because we all want to look stylish but we don’t want to look like we are trying too hard!
Oh boy did you love this Target Dress? Over 500 of you purchased it. Why? It was flattering and it was cheap!
This was a collab with three stylish women with gray hair, Vicki Archer, Sandra Sallin, and Beth Djalili.
This was one of our Sunday favorites that were also one of yours. What’s not to love Mark Sikes and Studio McGee?
Scott Schrader’s book is a favorite in our home. I think it is one of the best garden design books available. Love his work! This image has also become one of my most popular pins.
This is one of our Project Design collabs that Mary Ann, Annie, and I have done.
Jennifer from a Well Styled Life and I have a monthly collaboration we call the Monthly Fashion Edit. This was one of your favorites.
This was another collab that Mary Ann, Annie, and I do with a select group of bloggers each month.
So glad this was a favorite. It is definitely a passion of mine.
MOST POPULAR DESIGN CENTRIC POSTS
Design Ed Scott Schrader Design
2020 Design Trends Why a Collected Look is Here to Stay
MOST POPULAR OVER 50 STYLE POSTS
All of these are collaborations with other bloggers
OTHER FAVORITES 2020
Elizabeth from the Vintage Contessa and I have been doing the Ageless Style Series since 2017. Here were your favorites this year.
Mary Ann, Annie, and I have partnered together with a series that we have titled our Sunday favorites. It has become very popular with our readers. Here are the most popular posts in that genre for the last year.
I want to use this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for making this a group of like-minded women interested in LIVING STYLISHLY AT ANY AGE. You guys inspire me every day with your comments and insight. I am completely in awe of you all. When I sit down to write about ideas I want to share here, there’s always the consideration of what you would like to read and how it can benefit our community of readers as a whole. With so many wonderful resources and bloggers out there sharing great content and ideas, I am so grateful you are here.
Below you will find a quick completely anonymous survey. I would love it if you could fill it out. It is your chance to air your grievances! I can make sure that you are happy with your decision to spend time here on the blog.
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions (mainly because I rarely follow through!). I have begun to clean and edit our belongings for the move. However, beginning tomorrow I am returning to Weight Watchers. I have certainly put on the covid pounds. Mary Ann and I have both had good luck with it in the past so we are going back on the program together to keep each other on track. We would love to have you join us with Weight Watchers or any other program that works for you. I need to start some sort of online exercise program as well. Any suggestions? Let’s do this!
This month I am beginning a new collaboration with Sarah London Style. She was one of your favorites from Ageless Style and we both are passionate about a Collected Look. I hope you will tune in and enjoy.
You may have noticed that the blog is now titled Cindy Hattersley Design. After I finish up a couple of projects, I will no longer be doing Interior Design for clients. I will be devoting all my time to the blog. Anyone interested in E design I would highly recommend Mary Ann. She is a pro.
As always thank you for being here and reading 2020 Wrap Up a Survey and Moving Forward. Sorry this was so lengthy. Mary Ann Annie and I are so happy our friend Sandra from Apart from my Art is joining us today. Pop over and visit