Announcement: Theme for September 1: Special Occasions

The theme for September 1 is: Special Occasions

September is a very special month for me, because it’s the month I was born and the month I got married. Β Same day, actually, although not on the same year. Β πŸ˜‰ Β This year, September is extra special because it will be my 40th birthday. Β In preparation of this special time, I thought it would be fun if we all talk about Special Occasions.

Your post can be a special occasion outfit you have worn, a Polyvore of your dream outfit for such an event, a story about something special you’ve celebrated, photographs from a special event or even poetry, music or artwork commemorating something special.

Be sure to come back on September 1-3 and submit your post.

How It Works

On the first day of each month, I will post my theme post with the Mr. Linky sign-up form at the bottom. You can link to any post you’ve done that day or previously, as long as it matches the theme. Be sure to add the icon to your post, and link your post to mine using the Mr. Linky box at the bottom.

You can post your theme post earlier than the first of the month, or link to an old post, but you must add it to Mr. Linky on my first post of the month. I will leave the Linky open until 11:59 PM PST on September 3, so everyone has three full days to post.

You don’t have to participate every single month. Feel free to join in whenever you wish. Just be sure you get your post linked before the third day of the month!

You don’t have to do outfit posts. Post on whatever type of subject matter you like, as long as it is related to the theme.

Also, let’s keep the posts appropriate for all ages, in terms of both language and imagery. Thanks!! πŸ™‚

Posts that are linked up without including the icon will be removed from Mr. Linky.

HTML for the icon: (The icon and the HTML will remain the same each month)

<a href="http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/category/monthly-themes"><img src="http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/monthly-theme-icon.jpg" border="0"></a>

Be sure to paste the code in while in HTML mode.

Please pass this invitation on to any bloggers you know who might be interested, and feel free to share the announcement on your blogs. Of course, it’s a good idea to follow my blog to be sure you don’t miss any of the themes. πŸ˜‰

Questions? E-mail me!

Want to Suggest a Theme?

Leave a comment on any post at any time, or e-mail me. If I use your suggestion, I will credit you on my theme post for that month and in the theme announcement the week before. No promises that I will use every suggestion, because the themes have to be things that I would be able to do a post about.

Want to participate in the Monthly Theme?

Here’s how:

  1. Add the Monthly Theme icon to your blog post (copy the code below and paste into your post using the Edit HTML feature):
    <a href="http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/category/monthly-themes"><img src="http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/monthly-theme-icon.jpg" border="0"></a>
  2. Paste the URL to your post using the Mister Linky box at the bottom of my September 1 post.
    Please use a direct link to your relevant post, NOT a link to your blog’s home page.
  3. Visit all of the other participants who have entered, and show them you appreciate their theme posts!

14 Comments:

  1. I’ll be 40 myself next year. It’s hard to believe we 80s goths are getting to that age when it seems like just yesterday we were baby bats. Wow!!

  2. Special occasions sounds like a great theme! πŸ˜€ I’ve really missed the monthly themes so I hope I will be able to find some time for participating.
    Is there perhaps a story behind the choice to get married on your birthday? πŸ™‚

    • Hmm… Sorta, but not really. πŸ˜‰ We just happened to be buying a house around that time and it was such a special, happy transition for us. We’d been engaged 10 months and were just planning a simple civil ceremony, so we decided to group all of those celebrations into one. πŸ™‚

  3. I turned 30 this year πŸ™‚ Haven’t post the outfit jet so it will be a good opportunity πŸ˜€

  4. What a good theme ! It is from Spetember to which month ? =)

    • The theme runs Sept 1-3, but the Special Occasion you feature can be from any time. It just needs to added to the Linky on my blog during those 3 days if you want to be part of the link-up.

  5. I just thought of a theme suggestion while I was writing my boston travel post…. what about a theme about what the local fashion (goth/otherwise) is where you live? There’s bloggers from all around the globe in our little/not-so-little circle! It might be interesting to see what differences/similarities in fashions there are! Local shopping streets, local brands, the “typical local outfit” etc. Lol, unless you’ve done this already…I was going to mention a ring theme, lol

  6. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! You look absolutely fantastic- I thought you were much younger than me. Just celebrated my 15th anniversary, and we just bought a new house and finally moved in….not even remotely done packing or decorating though- πŸ™‚ we’re still in the process of fixing leaks and electrical and getting basic necessities!

  7. Let’s see if I come up with something… if not, I’ll be sure to spread the word about this Month’s Theme on my blog. I really love these β™₯

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