Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

2014 was an amazing year for me. I got married to the love of my life, went on three amazing vacations (Dominican Republic, Hawaii, and Denver), nearly won the Blueberry Party (okay, so I came in a distant third), dressed up as a Wes Anderson film for Halloween, invested in this little blog (hello camera and lens), and completed a 74 outfit, 43 piece Capsule Challenge.

It was fun/not-so-fun to look through my archives to try and see how far this blog has come since the start of the year. It’s definitely transformed from taking photos in front of my garage (or backyard – yikes those are rough) to taking them all over the city. Take a walk down memory lane with me through some of my favroite outfits/posts (click the photo if you want to see the original, full post of each outfit)!

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In 2015, I’m hoping to make my life and this blog even better. I have personal goals (exercise more, be a better friend, travel, call my parents more, etc.) and blog goals (take better photos, continue to develop my style, only buy items that “fit” – on my body and in my lifestyle, do really thoughtful sponsored posts, etc.).

Join me in 2015 and see how all of those things go!

Happy 2015 and internet hugs to you all!

Fall Capsule #1: December Outfits + Capsule Recap

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I started my first Capsule Challenge about 3.5 months ago. I wanted an easy way to reflect on what outfits I had worn and what pieces I had utilized, so I thought a recap post might be a good way to do that (here are September’s recap post, October’s recap post, and November’s recap post). This way I can see what’s working and what’s not, and you can have a concise post of the outfits (in case you didn’t want to read my everyday ramblings and just wanted the looks)!

Here. We. Go…

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  1. Whirlwind Weekend
  2. Plaid + Faux Leather
  3. Stripes At Last!
  4. In-VEST-ed
  5. Graphic Sweater, Winter Style
  6. No Dots About It
  7. Fur Get About It
  8. Holiday Dressing
  9. Red-dy, Set, Blue
  10. Orange You Glad
  11. Spotted Plaid
  12. Basics and A Beanie
  13. Life Facts
  14. Sometimes
  15. Neutral Leopard
  16. Striped Up, Plaid Down
  17. Polka Party
  18. And We’re Off!
  19. Swan Song (The End of the Capsule)
  • Most Worn Item (besides jeans): cognac ankle boots, tan sweater, gray jeans
  • Least Worn Item: most of my skirts (see below)
  • Favorite Outfit: #6
  • Honorable Mentions: #11, #13, #14, and #18
  • Least Favorite Outfit: none really!

So here’s some things I learned from the capsule:

  1. I forgot completely about no-shopping during Black Friday. Whoops. Yay for cheating.
  2. I also completely forgot that in December, my work normally lets us wear jeans the whole month. So a lot of my skirts and dresses went unworn in the month of December, which was annoying, because I had SO MANY OUTFIT IDEAS for them.
  3. I’m not made to have a capsule. I think it’s something I would have to learn. I actually really like schedules and consistency, but apparently not in my wardrobe. Spontaneity, please! If I wanted to wear my leopard ankle boots, I couldn’t, which is a sad face.
  4. It was nice (in my early early morning zombie state) to only have 43 items to choose from. It makes outfit planning that much easier.
  5. The no-shopping was hard, but not that hard, since I left myself a cheat: accessories and outerwear. That was nice and really helped expand my outerwear collection!
  6. I had a blank slot in my capsule for a to be determined item (see final capsule items here) in case I had a desire to wear something, but I never made a decision or needed something else, so I only ended up using 43 items for 74 outfits. I had about 20-30 more outfit ideas (mostly work wear) that I could have done, but I was running out of outfits based around jeans. So it goes.
  7. I thought I was going to do a mid-January capsule, but I’m going on a cruise at the end of January, so that might not work…I might consider doing a mini-capsule (say 10 items for 15 outfits or something similar) instead. But the lovely Anne is doing a winter capsule, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with (her inspiration board is EXACTLY what I want to look like everyday for the rest of my life – no exaggeration), so you should check her out too!

That’s about it here then! Thanks for reading and following along with my capsule challenge!

Fall Capsule #1: November Outfits

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I started my first Fall Capsule Challenge about 2.5 months ago. I wanted an easy way to reflect on what outfits I had worn and what pieces I had utilized, so I thought a recap post might be a good way to do that (here are September’s recap post and October’s recap post). This way I can see what’s working and what’s not, and you can have a concise post of the outfits (in case you didn’t want to read my everyday ramblings and just wanted the looks)!

Here. We. Go…

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  1. Out of the Woods
  2. Red Collar Leather
  3. Red Dress: Kate Spade Inspired
  4. Red Dress: Madewell Inspired
  5. Last Leaves of Fall
  6. Black and White and Vest All Over
  7. Stripe Dress: Quirky
  8. Stripe Dress: Urban
  9. Black on Black on Black on Black
  10. Caught Red Walled
  11. Brr, Chicago, Brr
  12. Professional Plaid
  13. Neutrals Without Being Neutral 
  14. Gingham and Lace
  15. 90s Vibe
  16. What to Wear On Thanksgiving
  17. So Much Plaid
  18. Horsing Around (Again)
  19. Happy Thanksgiving!
  20. The No-Shopping Ban Breaks Again
  • Most Worn Item (besides jeans): cognac ankle boots, black ankle boots, stripe tee,  black jeans
  • Least Worn Item: I still haven’t worn one dress. Getting on it this month!
  • Favorite Outfit: #3
  • Honorable Mentions: #1, #6, #11, and #18
  • Least Favorite Outfit: #19 (too grunge meets prim going on)

I’m excited to see what the rest of my capsule holds for me (only 19 looks to go)! What was your favorite and/or least favorite outfit from above (I’m actually really curious!)?

Linking up with the lovely Anne and Jacq for their capsule linkup!

Fall Capsule #1: October Outfits

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I started my first Fall Capsule Challenge about 1.5 months ago. I wanted an easy way to reflect on what outfits I had worn and what pieces I had utilized, so I thought a recap post might be a good way to do that (here is September’s recap post). This way I can see what’s working and what’s not, and you can have a concise post of the outfits (in case you didn’t want to read my everyday ramblings and just wanted the looks)!

Here. We. Go…

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  1. Gingham and Gold
  2. Red Footed Swan
  3. Graphic Sweater
  4. Wolverine Fashion Night Out
  5. Graphic Tee and Plaid
  6. So Fall, Y’all
  7. Plaid with a Side of Tan
  8. Plaid Scarves for Days
  9. Currently
  10. Navy Dress – Work
  11. Navy Dress – Play
  12. If It Ain’t Broke
  13. Official
  14. A Little Lace, A Little Leopard
  15. Target, Target, Target
  16. One Look, Three Bags
  17. Navy Swan
  18. Taylor Swift Day
  19. Horsin’ Around
  20. Black Top + Tan Skirt – Classic
  21. Black Top + Tan Skirt – Glam
  22. Black and Tan and Gray
  • Most Worn Item (besides jeans): cognac ankle boots, J.Crew navy horse print sweatshirt, tan Ann Taylor Loft skirt
  • Least Worn Item: I still haven’t worn two dresses. Uber fail.
  • Favorite Outfit: #4
  • Honorable Mentions: #9, #20, and #22
  • Least Favorite Outfit: #7 (just a bit too much green…)

I’m excited to see what the rest of my capsule holds for me (only 39 looks to go)! What was your favorite and/or least favorite outfit from above (I’m actually really curious!)?

Linking up with the lovely Anne and Jacq for their capsule linkup!

Fall Capsule #1: September Outfits

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Fifteen days ago, I started my first Fall Capsule Challenge. I wanted an easy way to reflect on what outfits I had worn and what pieces I had utilized, so I thought a recap post might be a good way to do that. This way I can see what’s working and what’s not, and you can have a concise post of the outfits (in case you didn’t want to read my everyday ramblings and just wanted the looks)!

Here. We. Go…

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  1. Stripes and Leather
  2. Lace and Gray
  3. Basic
  4. Audrey
  5. Tie a Knot
  6. Vested Interest
  7. Chambray Leopard, Part 1
  8. Home Sweet Home
  9. So Close
  10. Black Floral Scarf
  11. What to Wear Apple Picking
  12. Chambray Leopard, Part 2
  • Most Worn Item (besides jeans): black heels, chambray shirt, and black jeans (ps. these made a good outfit today!)
  • Least Worn Item: several of my sweaters have yet to be worn, along with all my bottoms/dresses that aren’t my leather skirt, gray jeans, black jeans, and skinny jeans
  • Favorite Outfit: #3
  • Honorable Mentions: #1, #8, and #12
  • Least Favorite Outfit: #4 (too boring for me, it needs something else)

I’m excited to see what my October outfits will turn out to be! What was your favorite and/or least favorite outfit from above (I’m actually really curious!)?

Linking up with the lovely Anne and Jacq for their capsule linkup!

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