LA VEINE: A LETTER

June 30, 2017

A LETTER

A year ago, La Veine was born out of pure boredom and the urge to create something of my own. From the start there was this very specific vision that would turn the blog into something I had never seen before, and I worked towards that goal from day one. La Veine quickly became my favorite hobby, my passion and my biggest obsession. After all this was, and still is, my baby project.

A year later La Veine is a lovely blog, but it's also something completely different from what was initially planned. The project itself has changed a lot from day one in order to evolve and I've learned a few things along the way as well, which is something I believe not only to be natural, but also inevitable. I had the chance to work with great brands, take pictures I still love and to connect with so many of you. It was an exciting journey and I got a taste of what I could be doing in the future.

But one push at a time and I was slowly becoming someone I didn't want to be, at least that was what happened online. I tried to look stylish and likable, I shot my outfits of the day and talked about my favorite clothes. It was fun for a while, but then I realized that I was not being myself; I am not a blogger and I am definitely not a digital influencer. It's just not something I can do and love. And it's time to finally keep it real and do something different not only for myself, but also for the ones who might actually enjoy reading my ramblings. I want to be a different kind of influence to the world. I have a lot to say, and I'm planning on sharing it my way.

I finally graduated from college last week (huge win!) and it was absolutely incredible to see something I created with my own hands walking down the runway for the first time. I realized I want to feel that proud of every little thing I do in my life, and that's why this (temporary) goodbye is so important. I'm planning on staying away from the internet next month since I have a lot of books to read, a roadtrip to take and a completely different La Veine to plan. But I will definitely be back, so stay tuned and enjoy your Summer.

See you soon!

UPDATE: Visit me here www.laveinechronicles.com

103 comments:

  1. Girl, I know the feeling... e embora adore o teu blog tal como ele é, compreendo perfeitamente a urgência / necessidade de o moldares a ti. Estamos sempre a mudar enquanto pessoas e por vezes nem tudo muda ao nosso ritmo. Espero que tenhas umas óptimas férias e que faças do La Veine exatamente aquilo que absolutamente adoras.

    Good luck!!

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  2. Congratulations on your graduation.
    and on all things you have done.
    Are you speak in Brazil?
    Here it's very cold hehehe
    xoxo

    Karina Pinheiro

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  3. Congratulations! We'll be here waiting for you to come back with an even better blog!

    Good Luck,
    La La Land

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  4. I really liked reading this post! Congratulations on the graduation!

    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  5. Congratulations, Marta! Woot woot! You should be super proud of yourself:) And we will definitely miss you, but I completely understand. We all need a break once in awhile to re-charge.
    Have a great summer:)

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    1. So great to hear from you again, Marta! Hope you're having a lovely summer so far!

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  6. Hope to see you back again, soon. Congrats on graduating college. That's such a great accomplishment.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  7. Can't wait to see the next iteration of your online presence - whatever it is!

    NO BASIS IN REALITY | LATEST POST | INSTAGRAM

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  8. Primeiro: parabéns pelo 1 ano! Espero que venham muito mais, mas dessa vez com o La Veine sendo do jeitinho que você sonhou e que a tua verdade reflita no blog <3
    Um beijão,
    Gabs | likegabs.blogspot.com ❥

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  9. Congratulations, dear! Enjoy what you intend to do and when the time is right, looking forward again to your posts. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  10. Obrigado, Marta :)

    Tão feliz por ti!!! Que muitas portas se abram!

    NEW COOKING POST | DELIGHT You With My QUICK and HEALTHY Recipe!
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  11. Congrats!! This is so important for you, I will always follow in all your walk. I'm sure that you are an amazing person !
    Have a wonderful day
    kiss
    www.admaiorasemper.website 

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  12. Congrats babe

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    Molly X

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  13. beautiful post ... thanks for sharing this.
    Yes, it is very important to be yourself.. especially nowadays .


    NEW POST


    Stay Gold

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  14. Congratulations to college graduates ♡
    Have a nice rest and come back to us: *
    I greet and I follow
    body-and-hair-girl.blogspot.com

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  15. Volta rápido babe! Parabéns pelo teu incrível percurso!
    THE PINK ELEPHANT SHOE

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  16. Parabems!

    http://iameleine.blogspot.com/

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  17. Congrats! See you back again soon!

    Sweet greetings!
    kiss:))

    xxBasia

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  18. Muitos parabéns que venham muitos mais :) Boas férias
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  19. Congrats on graduating! Enjoy your summer :)

    http://colleenwelsch.com

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  20. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
    Would you like to follow each other? If yes, please follow me on the both of my blogs and let me know in the comments of my newest posts so I can follow you ASAP.
    Have a great day!

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE
    Instagram : http://instagram.com/livinglikev (follow me, I follow back :) )

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  21. Congrats ;) Great post
    www.alessandrastyle.com

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  22. I think you are so brave and I 100% understand where you are coming from - you should always come first! Don't loose yourself, treasure who you are and I'm so happy that you're taking this break. I went through something similar recently and realised I wanted something different for my blog. Taking a break and re-evaluating your art does wonders! I hope you find whatever it is you're looking for and congratulations.

    PS: Your blog is still my favourite x

    Imogen

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  23. You can be proud of you! Congrats on all you've done!

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  24. My best wishes to you darling
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  25. You've come a long way with your blog. :) I feel the same way how my blog is like my baby. Can't wait for your return and seeing more content you make and congrats on graduating!

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  26. nice post!
    xx

    http://www.julialisblog.com/

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  27. sometimes a break is so necessary. enjoy your time away, we will miss you, but I know you will make a big comeback when you return! <33

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  28. Congratulations on graduating, great news!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  29. Congratulations!!!

    It's always important to stay true to yourself! I'm sure the next La Veine is going to be awesome!

    Enjoy the roadtrip!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  30. Very eloquently written and I can totally understand where you're coming from - enjoy your break away from the internet, and I hope you'll return some time in the future!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  31. Isn't it interesting how blogging intentions change? I can definitely relate. Congratulations on graduating! Enjoy your break, make the most of it, and I'm excited to see where you take this space when you get back!

    amberelb.com

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  32. Parabéns lindona!!
    Boas férias.
    bj http://diadebrilho.com

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  33. Muitos parabéns por concluíres o teu curso! Aproveita bem o verão, quando voltares cá estarei para ler os teus posts :)
    Beijinhos, The Fancy Cats

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  34. Muitos parabéns por teres concluído o teu curso! Desejo que tenhas tanto ou mais sucesso no futuro :).
    Aproveita bem o verão, diverte-te e descansa muito, porque mereces :). Nós cá estaremos à espera de ti quando voltares.
    Beijinhos,
    Cherry
    Blog: Life of Cherry

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  35. Love your post!! Great content
    http://starlingdays.blogspot.com/2017/07/blog-post.html
    https://www.instagram.com/mira_shpak

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  36. As usual amazing post! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  37. Wow wonderful post, love it! :)
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

    veronicalucy.blogspot.com

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  38. Muitos parabéns por acabares o curso! Eu percebo-te perfeitamente e fazes bem em tirares este tempinho para ti! Estaremos aqui à tua espera :)
    Beijinhos <3

    www.losingmamind.blogspot.pt

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  39. Good luck with it! It's always a shame when a blog stops, but I fully understand why you need to.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  40. Glad you came to realize that this person wasn't you! Always do only what makes you feel good and don't follow trends! Wishing you a great day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  41. Fazes um excelente trabalho quer de escrita , quer estético! Sou fã e venham muitos mais! bj
    Coco and Jeans by Marisa x My Instagram x My Bloglovin

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  42. Congratulations! it is so important to give your soul to your projects to make it happen, right? I'm really happy about the results and wish you all the best =) And congrats about graduation


    Beijinhos
    n. // www.fashionjacket.com.br

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  43. Congratulations on one year of this blog! And congratulations on your graduation! That's amazing!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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  44. That sounds exciting! I'm looking forward to new things you will post :) and also congratulations!

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  45. Ohhh Marta! This is so emotional you deserve a hug! This goes with my latest post SO well! It's so easy to 'just do it' without an actual purpose but the most important thing is to step back, have a break and start something new!

    I am excited for the future of La Veine!

    http://www.desiringsme.com/the-blessing-of-change/

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  46. Amazing post, dear! Looks wonderful :)
    Hugs ♥
    LIANA LAURIE

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  47. Congrats on 1 year of blogging! Plus graduating, so many amazing achievements xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  48. Primeiramente, parabéns por teres acabado os estudos.
    Quanto à tua saída temporária do mundo dos blogs, iremos sentir a tua falta portanto, volta rápidooo! :)
    www.styledays.pt

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  49. Congrats dear for your cute blog
    kss
    =)
    New post in my Lifestyle Blog

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  50. Congrats on your graduation! Whishing you the best!
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | DIY & Lifestyle Blog

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  51. Congratulations on one year blogging and on your graduation! You should feel proud!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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  52. Congrats on your blog and graduation! Take your time - sometimes it's ok to take some time and enjoy free time without being busy even with blog :)

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  53. Congrats on graduation girl! Can't wait to hear what you've been up to post grad.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  54. Good luck for the future & good on you for staying true to yourself! All the best & hope to see you again here sometime in the future!

    TFM Life & Style blog

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  55. Aproveita a pausa... mas regressa! ;)

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  56. Congrats on graduating! I love your blog and can't wait to see what new direction you take it in x

    www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

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  57. Congrats on graduating! And definitely stay true to yourself - you'll find your blogging to be a lot more rewarding.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  58. Congratulations on your graduation. I'm excited for you for all the fun things you've planned. Can't wait to see the new direction you take with this blog.
    http://doreensstylediary.com

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  59. Congratulations on graduating Marta, you're amazing. One step closer to world domination!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  60. Congrats on graduating ! ❤

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  61. Congrats on your one year anniversary, and finishing your study of course!!
    I've seen you also use your blog to promote your fashion designs, so I'd like to know, have you created special post or page where we can see them? :)

    Best, and lot more fun with your blog and design in the future!
    Danny

    d'star

    *d'star*

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  62. Massive congrats on your graduation, girl! I had a peek at your creations and it's definitely something to be proud of. We will miss your informative posts, but feeding the soul comes first. Have a great summer and hopefully see you soon!

    Saida

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  63. Congrats on your diploma! Hope to have you back soon, Claire and I love your content! :)
    Have a great Summer!

    Nicolas from Dresscape
    www.dresscape.com

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  64. Congratulations ! I'll miss your posts, but I wish you a great summer, and hope to see you back here soon with the new La veine ♡ ♡ ♡

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  65. Muitos parabéns e espero passar por cá em breve!
    beijinhos
    https://direitoporlinhastortas-id.blogspot.com/

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  66. Really interesting post! Thanks for sharing)

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  67. Enjoy your time away from Internet. We will wait for what is next to come!! I hope we can see soon the new La Veine and enjoy your posts. Lots of love!!
    Steal4Style.com

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  68. Congratulations and have an amazing summer! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  69. Great post, I like it :)

    new post
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  70. I understand where you're coming from since I have been blogging for almost 6 years now and the blogging industry has changed alot. I miss the days of more organic and "real" posts instead of curated/sponsored influencer type of content. Best of luck and have fun on your break <3

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  71. Parabéns querida e volta depressa! :)

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  72. Muitos parabéns Marta :)
    Aproveita bem o verão ^^

    Espero o teu regresso, beijinhos *
    O blog da Mó | Instagram

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  73. congratulations!! great post:)


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  74. As usual interesting post! Thanks for sharing)

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  75. Congratulations on one year.. blogging really gives you so much happiness :)

    Thank you for your wonderful comment in my previous post :)

    Maybe you have time to check out my new post Sherlock Holmes

    Love
    Akanksha

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  76. Congrats on your schooling girl and it's now time to enjoy your summer! I'm glad you realized what you wanted out from this and I really look forward to seeing how you switch things up :)

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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  77. Happy 1 year anniversary! Such a big milestone to reach, hope your next year is mega successful :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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  78. Really interesting post! Thanks for sharing)

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  79. Thanks for being honest about admitting how you feel. I believe in being true to oneself. Whatever direction you decide to go in, shall be the right one!

    ANOUK

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  80. Congrats on your graduation! I am wishing you luck with all your goals and can´t wait to see the new La Veine. I totally get you, I do blog, but I don´t like to call myself blogger and I am for sure not an influencer. I also do not like the way this branch has developed so far. Believe in yourself, I think your decision was so right to go forward other stuff and to find out how La Veine should look like in the future! xoxo

    www.naomella.com

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  81. Congratulations on graduating, and your year of blogging! I think a break from anything is good now and then to recharge, so I hope that you have a wonderful summer and come back refreshed, renewed and ready to make the blog you want :)

    I've always said if you create the type of blog you'd love to read then you'll never get bored of it and you'll always have fun! :)

    Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  82. Congrats Hun.

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  83. Congratulations for your graduation, I am going to wait for your upcoming post, enjoy your time while away from internet dear :)

    xoxo,

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  84. Congratulations darling and see you back soon!

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

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  85. see you soon!
    <3
    xo, Ana Rita Leite

    WHITE DAISY

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  86. Congrats! :)

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  87. Anonymous8/11/2017

    Its such as you read my thoughts! You appear to understand a
    lot about this, such as you wrote the guide in it or something.
    I think that you just could do with some p.c. to drive the message
    home a little bit, however other than that, this is great blog.

    An excellent read. I will definitely be back.

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  88. Congratulations on your graduation and enjoy your break! I think it's important to take a step back sometimes to reevaluate.
    See you soon!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  89. Congratulations babe!! Enjoy your little time off! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  90. Great post, I like it :)

    new post
    http://mensfashionobsession.com/

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  91. Congratulations!

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  92. Congrats on your graduation and on your first blog anniversary! Wishing you the best!
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | DIY & Lifestyle Blog

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  93. Great post, I like it :)

    new post
    http://mensfashionobsession.com/

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