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  1. Krissie

    I registered with this e-mail: Califkitties@aol.com
    Thanks for the chance to win this nice prize!

  2. Jc Loh

    Happy Anniversary, woohoo!!

    Love to shop at Shein, thank you.

  3. Jules

    Hello! My name is Jules Foorens and I liked the page on Facebook and Signed up with my e-mail Julieds96@hotmail.com!

    thanks for the giveaway and many kisses! keep up the good work on the blog xxx

  4. Brooke

    Love this posts…hard to believe it has been a year already! Mine is coming up and it seems like this past year just flew by. This dress looks so great on you too, beautiful look. Happy Blogiversary (belated) but you can still celebrate. 😉

    Brooke | KBStyled

  5. Brooke Ellen

    That is so exciting!!! Congrats and I love all your thank yous to those that have helped you.
    I can’t wait to see where you go!!


  6. Mary

    Congrats lady! You deserve it! Loving this look on you – its so cute!


  7. Kristyn Kilcullen

    happy anniversary! I love Shein and thats a cute dress

  8. Lauren Spann

    you are amazing and such an inspiration!! happy 1 year <3 can't wait to see where your second year takes you.
    Southern Elle Style

  9. carrie

    Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary…seriously cannot believe you have only been doing this a year. You are a rockstar!
    What a great giveaway…we love us some Shein!!
    CS Gems

  10. Natalie Keinan

    So amazing how far you have come from initially starting your blog! Congratulations on such an amazing year! So glad we are part of multiple blogger groups together that help support each other!!


  11. Adaleta

    I’ve heard of Shein and have yet to buy anything from them. After reading all of this & this giveaway, I am in and will likely be browsing the site when I get home from my current trip! Thanks for sharing! xx, adaatude.com

  12. Karen

    Love-Love-LooOOoove having met you via our InstaStyle group. Its also taught me so much and you all are amazing people and friends!! And LOVING your look! I clicked through to see how I can get myself one! Also registered with them! Love it…and you look amazing (as always!)
    xx, Karen (KarenYMorse@aol.com)
    Glam Karen

  13. Anna

    Congratulations, girl! Such an exciting journey! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you next! XO


  14. Cynthia Richardson

    Cynthia dot Richardson at azbar dot org

  15. Brenda G.

    My account at shein is registered as zkmooon14@yahoo.com

    Congratulations on your blogiversary by the way and I wish you many, many, many more!

  16. Nicole Isabel and My First Year | The Miller Affect

    […] but all of the love and support I received from you guys yesterday! Thank you for reading my Thank Yous post and good luck to everyone who entered the Shein giveaway! As promised, here are my favorite […]

  17. Marisol Avila

    Love your blog! Such a great post about attending New York Fashion Week. I’m making it a goal to go next year! Hope to meet you there. Congratulations on your Blogniversary!

  18. Stephanie

    Happy belated birthday to themilleraffect.com! What a difference a year makes. Congrats on everything you’ve accomplished in such a short time! Always happy to share my geek tidbits with other bloggers, and it makes me especially proud to see them flourish like you have. Looking forward to seeing what’s next for you and the blog for year 2!

  19. Elizabeth Fee

    Congrats!!! Your blog and insta have always been a favorite 🙂 Recently tried something from SheIn thanks to you so I’m excited to receive it soon and hopefully add more clothes for fall! Keep up the great posts girl! I signed up using elizabethfee@yahoo.com xoxo

  20. Kim Pincombe Cole

    Happy 1st Blogiversary!!!
    I love that you gave a shout out to everyone that has helped you get this far!

    I’m already registered at SheIn:

  21. Kelly M.

    Congratulations! I registered for SheIn 🙂

    khughes2 (at) tiger (dot) brenau (dot) com 🙂

  22. Suzanne

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! ! I registered smisuz@yahoo.com Thank you so very much!

  23. dari

    email used: poetryinleaves(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. Anonymous

    Congrats on the 1 year!! I signed up for an account—I love SheIn and have purchased several items from them in the past! Would love to purchase some fall/winter wear!

    1. Amanda Miller

      Great! Make sure to leave your email in a comment on this post to complete your entry!! <3

  25. preeti

    congrats!!! thanks to you for creating the facebook group and providing all of us with an outlet for questions and celebrations!

    xoxo, Preeti

  26. Kristen Brenner

    Wow congrats on a year so much has happened and I couldn’t be happier for you! Love love love following your blog. (Connected with Facebook hope that counts)

  27. Michelle L

    registered My email is meteor _ ra1n at hotmail dot com.

  28. Christy Peeples DuBois

    Congratulations on your year blogaversary!! I love your look and Shein has so many cute goodies I would love to add to my closet. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  29. Amy Ann

    Lovely post! It is amazing how great people can be and how much it takes to run a good blog! Congrats on one year. I’m so thankful to know you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  31. Michelle D

    Congrats on one year of fabulousness! !

  32. L&W

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Congrats sweet Amanda! We are so proud of your first year success and all you do to help other bloggers! 🙂 xo


  33. Stephanie Phelps

    I signed up for the emails my4boysand1 @ gmail dot com


shein giveaway

I didn’t want to make a big to do, but October 1st was my Blogiversary. It is crazy to me that it has been a year already. It went by so fast! I learned so much this past year, and I cannot wait to take what I learned and make The Miller Affect even better! Thank you so much for your continued support. I couldn’t do what I love without you!

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Photos by Sandra Omielanczuk

I learned a lot in my first year, but mostly I am thankful for all of the opportunities I have had. I couldn’t have done it without the following people:

Thank you to Adria Lea Photography (my sister) for taking time out of her busy schedule to take my photos for free. Without this, I wouldn’t have grown so fast. Your continued support and awe keeps me fighting to be even better. I love you.

Thank you to my boyfriend. Our little camera isn’t much, but we bought it together and for that I am so proud of it. Thank you so much for stepping in in Adria’s absence to take my photos. I know that it can’t be fun for you, but you pretend it is and work hard at keeping it fun for me. Thank you for believing in me. I love you!

Thank you to my Facebook group, InstaStyle Society. You girls have taught me so incredibly much. You have taught me how important a blogging community is. Most of all, you have taught that jealousy only keeps you stagnant. Together, you have all helped me get where I am.

Thanks to Bridget Ryan. You know what you have done for me. You also gave me confidence when I really didn’t have much and you gave me advice that was priceless. Your class and style will always be something I look up to.

Thank you to Stephanie Drenka. You met with me and taught me all about how to work the back end of the blog.. and you still answer my questions right away without expecting anything in return. It is so refreshing to know there are still people out there like that. You are the reason why I try to give as much as I can on my blog and do not keep any secrets to myself. My blog wouldn’t be what it is today without your willingness to give, your leadership and your expertise. Thank you thank you!

Lastly, thank you to Jaclyn Mittman. I may have never even started a blog if yours hadn’t given me so much inspiration. You are truly an artist in what you do.

I am sure I am missing tons of names, but when I think about how I got where I am so fast, these people come to mind. I am forever grateful!

Tomorrow, I will share some of my favorite memories from this past year :). <3

The Outfit:

Dress: Shein (see below for a Shein giveaway)

Purse: JustFab, similar HERE

Shoes: ASOS, sold out, similar HERE

Shein is giving away $80!!! All you have to do is:

  1. REGISTER for Shein

  2. Leave your email below in a comment!

*Shein will pick a winner based on the validation of your entries. Winner will be announced this weekend! Good LUCK <3

XO Amanda
October 7, 2015 Outfits

Thank Yous + Shein Giveaway

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