Three Years

This week marks the third year anniversary of this blog. Hip hip hooray!

Each year I like to ask for comments and suggestions for what you would like to see on Feather Factor, and this year is no different. If you have any suggestions, feedback, comments on this blog or what you’d like to see on it – please feel free to leave them in the comments, or email me at I truly appreciate any input you have.


via Martha Stewart

This year, I also want to add my little plug for blogging in general. I receive quite a few emails and questions about starting a blog, and my advice is – if you are thinking one of – just do it! You can make it private at first if you aren’t comfortable with a wider audience, or just write about a specific niche, or go by a nom de plume for privacy. You can update it everyday, or just when you have time. Yes, there are tons of articles out there about why blogging is and isn’t dead, and yes, blogging can be a lot of work, and sometimes thankless. But nobody will give you more thanks for having a blog, than yourself. I have found blogging tremendously rewarding. I have met wonderful people through this blog, both online and in “real life”. And I have learned so much from my both my blogging peers and readers (and even the occasional nastygram). Blogging has been 100% worth it.

Thank you for choosing to spend some of your precious time on this site – whether you’re simply a reader, a commenter, an emailer, or any combination of the three. I appreciate it very much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  • Pret a Porter P
    March 5, 2014 at 7:52 am

    and I enjoy reading! šŸ™‚

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you very much! I enjoy reading yours as well šŸ™‚

  • a
    March 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Your blog is always entertaining and mature. I especially enjoy the posts on how to save money and yet enjoy luxury. The interviews are fantastic.

    There are 2 camps of sharing about our personal lives – either Instagram (if you don’t want to write very much or write very well) or blogging. Blogging is really for people who are storytellers or people who want to share ideas. Instagram is just eye candy. I don’t do either and I just follow. I am exposed to new ideas, trends, restaurants, tips, etc. that I otherwise wouldn’t have figured out myself.

    Maybe finance and investment experts would be good interviews.

    • Cassie
      March 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

      I second the finance and investment expert interviews! I love reading your interviews and reading about successful and stylish women (and men) in different fields all over the world.

      Also love your purse, shopping and little savings posts šŸ™‚

      • Katherine
        March 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

        Thank you Cassie! I will try and find more finance interviews in the future šŸ™‚

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you a, and a perfect analysis on instagram versus blogging. I enjoy both as well. I will try to find more interviews in those areas!

  • Olivia
    March 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations and many thanks Katherine!!! Along with your great tips, PSAs, informative reviews, and interviews, I especially enjoy the articles (random and otherwise) and other recommended-reading you share. Thanks again for deciding to blog – I really enjoy Feather Factor!!

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Olivia!

  • JJL
    March 5, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I enjoy reading your blog and I adore your personal style. I especially enjoyed reading your travel logs, interviews and some personal purchase sharings. Thanks for doing this and happy anniversary:-)

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you JJL! I always feel that my personal style is quite boring and it’s nice to read a nice comment about it šŸ™‚

  • Tabitha
    March 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Congrats, your blog is one of the good ones.

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Tabitha, same to you!

  • Diva In Me
    March 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Hip Hip Hooray for Feather Factor! Cheers to 3 years of blogging and more anniversary to come! =D
    Eerrm…I don’t have any negative feedbacks. I love your blog and the way you blog. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing all your knowledge and information with us. Your hard work and words are very much appreciated =)

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words šŸ™‚

  • candace
    March 5, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Thank you so much for your blog!!!!! And happy anniversary!!!!!! Cheers to you!!!!

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you Candace!

  • Irina
    March 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

    You know I love this place! Thank you for finding time and will to keep doing this and for always being extremely polite and kind. Thank you for advices, hints, and just overall good mood creating šŸ™‚ I love your weekly updates on reading, article, finance etc and would love to read about MINT more:)
    thank you!

    • Katherine
      March 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you Irina! I will try to do a Mint update and have tried but it’s so complicated and personal. Plus others I have tried to teach it to in person hate it so maybe I am a lone fan, lol.

  • Revanche
    March 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Well you know I’m a geek for money, so obviously more of that is always going to be great, but I do love the balance of your variety here.

  • Revanche
    March 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Oops, somehow I deleted the first part of my comment: Happy blogiversary! šŸ™‚

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Thank you! I love money discussions too, especially reading them šŸ™‚

  • Mel
    March 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I love visiting your blog — it’s very useful, especially when I’m planning trips!

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Thank ou Mel! Enjoy your travels!

  • Jane
    March 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Happy blog anniversary! I really enjoy reading your blog. I especially enjoy the interviews; i find them refreshing and some truly inspirational.

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Thank you Jane!

  • Jill
    March 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Your blog is one of the best and I still love your interview posts, outfit posts, posts on what books you’re reading, and anything related to saving money. Oh and I never get tired of posts featuring a Kelly. Ha. Keep up the great work!

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Ha! I wish I could have many Kellys to write many posts about šŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • Jane K.
    March 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog on the weekends. Your blogs are filled with meaningful contents. I especially love the interviews and luxury travel posts. I would suggest adding restaurant reviews too.

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Thank you Jane! Oh to be able to do restaurant reviews..that would be heaven šŸ™‚

  • Makeup Morsels
    March 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Happy three-years! This is some solid advice šŸ™‚ I always look forward to reading your posts, especially the travel ones.

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Thank you!

  • Jenn
    March 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Happy 3 Years, Katherine! I always enjoy reading about your vacations and monthly favorites on your blog. This is probably a little creepy but I also love when you feature your dad on Instagram. Seems like such a fun person!

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Hi Jenn, totally not creepy and I’ve actually heard that several times. He is very fun šŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • Philip
    March 6, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I have been fascinated by your blog since I discovered it three years ago. Your posts are well-written with a bit of humor which many undeniably enjoy. But what I like most about it is the fact that it’s not commercialize, like most other fashion-oriented blogs are.

    You are unapologetic about having or wanting the finer and nicer things in life, which I like a lot. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more!

    On a different note, If it’s not too much of a trouble, I would love to see your collection–your handbag, fine jewelry, and shoes. Maybe not your whole collection, but your favorites. Also, how you store/organize the aforementioned things šŸ™‚

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:20 am

      Hi Philip! Thanks so much. I think right now my organization is not fit for public viewing (and some of my items aren’t stored here) but one day!

  • Stephanie
    March 6, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Happy 3 years to your blog! I enjoy your blog immensely and echo everyone’s sentiments above. Your blog is full of original content that is fresh, intelligent, and helpful. In fact, I am once again in Budapest for work and will be trying out the Taste Budapest tour this weekend based on your recommendation! I also tried to get reservations at Onyx but they were all booked =(.

    Anyway, just wanted to say congrats and I always look forward to your posts!

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much and enjoy the Budapest tour! Did you check if Costes had an opening? They would be good too.

  • Lauren
    March 6, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Happy Anniversary Feather factor!!!!! I absolutely love this blog your experiences mixed with a delightful pinch of humour make F.F incredible:)

    P.S. I was wondering if you could do a cam parison of the birkin 30 and kelly 32 what fits inside with the flaps opened and closed etc.

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Hi Lauren, thank you! I really appreciate it. I will try to do a post like that one day šŸ™‚

  • Mel
    March 6, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Happy third Anniversary to your blog Katherine!

    Wishing you continuous and creative success to it, and to you personally all the best because you deserve it! You are a beautiful person, inside and out, and this is something very rare…. here and in real life.

    Your blog is THE BEST!


    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Hi Mel (beautiful lady), thank you so much šŸ™‚

  • Lisa
    March 6, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Congratulations! I know it takes much work and dedication to maintain a blog and yours is well written, interesting, thoughtful, and just all around fantastic. I have learned so much along the way and frequently go back to search blogs you have posted to re-read. Thank you for your insight into all aspects of a well lived life. I especially like the posts about travel, savings, luxury items and the latest deals! šŸ™‚

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Thank you Lisa! I very much appreciate the kind words šŸ™‚

  • Marlene
    March 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Oh my goodness! Has it been 3 years?? I remember the very early days on TPF and when you published your very first post. You struck a chord with many. Keep up the fantastic job, Katherine.

    • Katherine
      March 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Thanks my friend! Hope to meet you in London soon šŸ™‚

  • Trang
    March 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Happy anniversary Kat! I love your postings. They are so honest, witty, and thoughtful. Your personality really shines through in your writing and I think that’s what’s so appealing.

    • Katherine
      March 7, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Trang! Wishing you many H silks and shawls this year šŸ™‚

      • Trang
        March 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

        Ha! I love that you remember little bits like these about your readers!

  • Michelle
    March 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog, especially the travel posts. Here’s to many more years of wonderful reading to come. Cheers~!

    • Katherine
      March 7, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Michelle!

  • Ammu
    March 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations! I enjoy your travel and food posts – also love the interviews (you ask great questions!).

    • Katherine
      March 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Thank you Ammu!

  • Anonymous
    March 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Hi. I enjoy your blog. It’s informative and a fun place to stop by when I get a break. FYI- the first sentence above states it’s your 3rd week anniversary but I got it after I read the title. šŸ™‚

    • Katherine
      March 7, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Thank you! And thanks for the correction, I can’t believe I didnt catch that! šŸ™‚

  • Jo
    March 6, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Kat,

    I have been a reader for some time and have not actually commented on your blog before. I just wanted to say congratulations on your anniversary and that I really do enjoy reading your lovely blog. You inspired me to pick up my first Bolide and to endeavour to buy 30 items or less this year! As of March, I’m at just 2 items. My husband and bank account are eternally grateful!

    • Katherine
      March 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Dear Jo, thank you so much! I LOVE the Bolide and am so glad you got one. Good luck on the 30 item challenge, sounds like you are doing great!

  • Michelle
    March 7, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Happy Blogaversary Katherine. I can’t believe its been 3 years. I’ve really enjoyed visiting your blog. I always leave better informed. Here’s to many more years of Featherfactor!

    • Katherine
      March 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Thank you Michelle!

  • Hawraa
    March 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Hello Im from Kuwait. I really enjoy your posts and some of them actually changed my life style specially my fashion budget.. keep the great job you are doing

  • Lynn
    March 9, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Congrats on the anniversary, Katherine! Always enjoy reading FF because of your intelligent and informative posts, a rarity among ‘fashion’ blogs. Keep up the great work!

    • Katherine
      March 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Thank you so much Lynn!

  • Shirling Vanessatime
    March 9, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Congratulation Kat!!! I read a lot of blogs, but FF is my top list to read šŸ™‚ Your blog is different, smart and informative. I love reading it, keep it up your great works cause I know it takes a lot of work to write a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing all informations with us. Cheers!!!

    • Katherine
      March 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Thank you! Very much appreciated šŸ™‚