Happy 1-st Birthday MaryPolka

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Polka dots skirt – Dress Link

Hello my beautiful friends,

and Happy 1-st Birthday to MaryPolka Fashion and Lifestyle Blog! I started the blog back in 2014 during the time I was living in Madrid and it was one of the best decisions in my life.

As you have already notice the name of my blog includes the word “Polka” and that was my aim when my cousin came up with the name of the blog – it contains a fashion related word and some word myself related – so here you go – “Mary” as my name is Mariya and “Polka” as “Polka Dots” – marypolka.com {MaryPolkaDotcom} In the look above I am featuring this gorgeous polka dots skirt from DressLink and I am loving the way it completed my idea for a chic and feminine look.

I would like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned and accomplished during my first blogging year and hope to encourage some of you who are reading this post and are at the very beginning of this wonderful journey called blogging.

And here are some tips I would like to share with you guys:

  • be active and keep working hard
  • take some quality time to get inspired, also take time to spend with your family and beloved ones, do not ignore them, they could be a really huge support during this journey
  • connect, connect, connect – that is the secret to success, it is all about fellowship and connections, you can be the perfect stylist, perfect editor, you can have the most expensive and luxurious clothing, shoes, bags, but without people to read your posts, to be able to know your personality – it is not worthy at all!
  • put 100% effort and don’t think readers will not notice you being fake and pretending to be someone you are actually not
  • respect the hard work, always appreciate the support from your readers and people you are surrounded with

Being a blogger is not as easy as many people think. It is a real commitment, hard work and requires a lot of creativity, time, money. At that time of my life it is not a full time job but I hope and pray it will become one day in the near future:) Why not? Dream big, work hard, hustle and pray! Never stop hustling! And here is one of my favorite quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough”

Happy 1-st Birthday MaryPolka blog!


    Mary ♡

  • Kirsten Wick

    Happy 1st anniversary gorgeous girl, so happy to have connected via our blogs, thanks so much for this! I just love your outfit Mary, so playful and cute. Hope we can meet some day even though that I’ll be moving to the UK soon but that’s not so far is it? Love, Kirsten xx


  • Thank you so much dear Kirsten! It isn’t at all 🙂 I would love to have the opportunity to meet in the near future and why not in the UK, maybe London 😉 Hugs

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    OMG!!!! Mary, happy 1st Anniversary!!! Your blog is such an inspiration! Gosh, I can’t stop staring at your photos. Far and beyond gorgeous!!! Love your polka dot skirt! Great styling gorgs! :=)

  • Hello dear! Happy blog Birthday! You always look so beautiful! Pretty Outfit!


  • Thank you so much! I appreciate your words dear! Hugs x

  • Thanks Eli x

  • Siffat Haider

    Such an amazing milestone! Happy 1st birthday love, you’re doing a wonderful job – keep it up!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Happy Blog Anniversary! You look so stunning (love the polka dots!!) and I’m so proud of you!! You are a fantastic blogger!

    Sending you much love, and have a fabulous Monday!

    xoxo, Vanessa


  • Happy Blog Anniversary, beautiful! You look GORGEOUS, I adore that dress and the hints of pink.

    I wish you so much success; may you continue to grow and may amazing opportunities find you. You are such an inspiration, beautiful, and it’s been a pleasure meeting you here and I hope one day we can meet in person 🙂

    Sending lots of love your way!



  • Happy bloggerversary! Such an incredible achievement to hit a year and i wish you so much more success in the future! Your look is gorgeous btw, keep inspiring! x


  • Totally in love with this shooting! Your pics look perfect and the bouquet is so pretty! You are stunning *_*

    kisses and happy anniversary!!!!

    Francesca http://www.everydaycoffee.it/

  • Raysa Garcia

    OMG… Thank you stunning doll!! You are one of my Favorites bloggers as well. I’m so happy to have connected with such a beautiful girl like yourself. I’m gonna be doing something special on my blog and of course you are included. Much love to you beautiful doll!
    Xox, Raysa

  • Thank you dear! I appreciate your words x

  • Thank you so much dear Vanessa! You are the best x

  • Thank you so much for the love! x I would love to meet you in person too x

  • Thank you gorgeous! You are a true inspiration for me x

  • Thank you sweety! kisses

  • Thank you so much for the sweet comment guapa! Cannot wait! Excited! Have a fantastic day! x Hugs

  • Cara

    You are so amazing. And Happy Birthday to your blog!!! So glad we’ve been able to connect, I love reading your posts and pictures!! 🙂
    xx Cara Lilli

  • Thank you dear! Same here, thank you for your sweet comments and love x Mary

  • Aaaww cutie, thank you so much for mentioning and happy blog birthday! You’re looking gorgeous as usual and I’m also very happy that I’ve connected with you!
    XX ♥

  • Happy blog birthday girl!! Can’t wait to see what more is in store!!

  • happy birthday gorgeous!
    kisses from dubai ♥

  • congratulations & cheers to lots of success your way – xx


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  • Tal

    Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!

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  • Whitney V

    Awwww this is so darn cute! Congratulations Mary Polka, cheers to you and your beautiful blog! 🙂



  • Happy Birthday MaryPolka <3 Love the story behind your name. X Charissa

  • Same here dear Kati x

  • Thanks sweetie x

  • Thank you bella x

  • Thanks darling x

  • Thank you dear x

  • Thanks love, have a lovely week x

  • Thanks lovely Charissa x

  • This is amazing. Happy 1st Birthday!!1 Love the flowers and your outfit is too adorable. I love how you combined your name with a word reflecting to fashion. That very cute. Great way to make it your own.

    Hugs & Love