5 years of blogging (+ a special surprise for YOU!)

5 year blogging anniversary — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

It’s hard for me to believe, but I’ve been doing this blogging thing for FIVE YEARS now. In some ways, it feels like I’ve been doing this forever, and in other ways, it feels like I’m still brand new at it!

My blog has undergone a lot of change over the past few years—of course, it has grown and evolved as my life has evolved. My blog started as Twenty-Something Simple on a free Wordpress blog in late September 2013. Then, in 2015, I attended a blogging conference and was inspired to rebrand and switch to Squarespace. That’s when Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair was born!

I’ve always written about my personal style. I first fell in love with style blogs, so that’s always what my main focus has been, and it’s interesting to look back at those first outfits and see how much my style has changed over the past few years. I truly think I would not put that much effort into what I wear each day if I didn’t have this blog!

I have also enjoyed keeping track of my clothing budget and sharing my travels and other bits of my life. As much as I want to share more of my life than I currently do, my life is just…not that interesting, lol. When anything remotely interesting happens, you’re the first to hear about it. ;) Regardless, I hope you are still able to get a feel for how I am in real life and what my story is.

I appreciate you so much for reading, for commenting, for pinning, for sharing my posts/blog, for following along on social media all these years. I would not have had some of the opportunities I’ve had if it weren’t for you, so thank you! (I also appreciate it because it doesn’t feel like I’m shouting into a void every time I post something new.)

As my way of thanking you for everything you’ve done for me, I’ve decided to put together something special…


The prize features a few of my favorite things as well as an item generously gifted by one of the lovely brands I’ve had the pleasure of working with (you probably know the one I’m talking about!). You’ll find all the details on the prize and how to enter below!


A few of my favorite things — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair


One winner will receive everything here:

Please note that the prizes above are only available to a reader located in the U.S. This giveaway is open to international readers, but the prize(s) will be different if an international reader wins, and I will discuss options directly with the winner if that happens.


To enter the giveaway, fill out the form below AND leave a comment on this post answering these questions (YOU MUST DO BOTH TO BE ENTERED):

  1. How long have you been reading Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair?

  2. What are your favorite posts on Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair?

  3. Tell me something about yourself!

As a bonus, if you enter the giveaway and have commented on any of my posts in the past (since my blog became Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair and started using Disqus for comments), I will count one extra entry for each comment you left on a previous post. For example, if you enter the giveaway and have commented five times on previous posts, you will receive six entries. I will only count the comments made on prior posts up until this post goes live, so comments made on older posts during the course of the giveaway do not count as extra entries. Also, if you do not enter the giveaway by filling out the form and leaving a comment on this post, your previous posts do not count as entries. I appreciate every single one of you for reading, but I wanted to extend a special thank you to those of you that have been interacting with me over the years! :)

The giveaway will close on Saturday, October 6th at 12 am MT, so you have about one week to enter. The winner will be selected at random from the pool of entries (and bonus entries, if applicable). I plan to select and contact the winner that Saturday. The winner will need to provide me with a valid mailing address in order for me to mail the prizes.


THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Thank you for entering! <3