2014 Fashion Recap

12.30.2014

This year I decided to add in another end of year post all about the outfits from throughout the year. It took me awhile to decide how I wanted to do this one. But when it all came down to it, I decided to put a twist on it that was focused on the people that have made me successful... you! My readers, every single one of you, have put me where I am today. So I decided to share my top outfits from each season based on which ones were most popular with my readers.

S P R I N G

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Tee: Style Lately c/o 
Leggings: Gap Body
Cardigan: Old Navy
Booties: Francesca’s 
Hat: H&M 
This look got lots of love for the tee. People loved the black on black on black with a stand out white tee - and even better a stand out white tee that simply stated, "Killin' It" It was also my first debut of my very favorite lip color - Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria. This outfit was a special one in my blogging career because it was the first time I felt like I actually got a hang for the fashion blogging based on the love and reviews from my readers.
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Skirt: My Sister’s Closet c/o
Elephant Top: Aeropostale
Cardigan: Jane.com
Shoes: Payless
This look was featured on Laced Hair's profile. It was one of my first outfits after getting back to Arizona. And the very first one that I tried something different with my hair - pulled back. Which might seem sort of silly, but my long hair being straight down was sort of a security blanket. So the fact that it got shared on a hair profile and all you were supportive helped build confidence in me.
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Pants: Target 
Top: Gap
Shoes: Target c/o 
Short Necklace: Lisa Leonard c/o
Long Necklace: The Shine Project
Earrings: Cents of Style c/o
Bracelet: Jane
This one started out as a sponsored post outfit about wearing white confidently. But I ended up loving it, so I was so excited when it got good feedback from my readers too. I have a strange love for white pants - but like most women, I had body issues and wondered if I could pull them off. I shared these white pants for the first time a year or so ago, and because I didn't end up on some hater site saying, "She should never wear white pants!" I decided to bring them into more style posts. Oh, and I wear them year round. before labor day and after labor day.

S U M M E R 

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Kimono: Pink Blush
Top: SexyModest
Shorts: Aeropostale
Sandals: Target
Necklace: KDizzle Designs c/o
This kimono is seriously the king of all kimonos. I had been looking for the perfect one for months and months. When I saw this one it was an instant obsession. When it showed up at my house I put it on and lounged like a 1920's movie star. And as soon as it was on the blog it got rave reviews. And now I have seen it pop up on a lot of my friends. I love seeing how we all style the same item so differently.
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Swimsuit: Beverly Swimwear
Sunglasses: Target
I was BEYOND excited to share this swimsuit with everyone. A custom swimsuit fit just for you? With colors and all? How can you say no? I was excited to try something new out with the high bottoms and a fun color scheme, but I was nervous to share it with you while it was on my body! But I decided to bite the bullet and go for it. And I am glad I did because you made me feel like a queen bee - and now I don't ever worry about my swimsuit bod. I just rock what I got.
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Top: Style Lately c/o
Cardigan: Maurices
Belt: Target
Shorts: Aeropostale
Shoes: Target
This gold look was one of my favorites to put together. As soon as the tee showed up in my mailbox I knew that was the way it needed to go. Apparently my readers love gold as much as I do! That was the overall theme of your comments, which is perfect because that was my thought process when I was putting it together. A little gold here, a little gold there. In my opinion, you cannot go wrong with gold. I am glad you guys agree with that statement.

F A L L

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Top: Aeropostale
Cardigan: Aeropostale
Pants: Cotton On
Belt: Thrifted
Bracelets: Jane.com
Shoes: Target (similar)
People seemed to love the elephant details on the top of this look. Something that I thought would just be a nice touch for an item in my closet turned out to be a slam dunk with my readers. It was actually the second time I wore it - the other post is featured under spring - but they were more noticeable with an open cardigan.
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Top: Target
Pants: Gap
Booties: Francescas
Hat: Arrow and Co
Belt: Gap
Necklace: Lucy&Lyla c/o
I was asked to join a "How We Wore It" style collaboration by one of my friends. I was really nervous about it - in fact the night before I text a few of the girls doing it to see what they were wearing because I didn't want to stand out like a sore thumb. The next day when we all posted most of them swung by the blog and complimented my outfit. Sometimes it is readers that build each other up and sometimes it is bloggers. I am lucky to be a part of such a supportive community.
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Tunic: Lucy&Lyla c/o
Leggings: Target
Scarf: Soel
Boots: Payless Shoes
This lace tunic was a hit with followers and with Pinterest. A couple of the photos got a handful of pins and repins which was exciting to see. Usually just one photo gets pinned/repinned by people but this time there was a variety or detail and full body photos pulled from the site. I love when people like multiple elements of an outfit rather than just one detail. It makes putting together new things more exciting for me.

W I N T E R

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Girl Boss Tee: Style Lately c/o
Cardigan: Pink Blush c/o
Jeans: Gap
Boots: Forever Young
I am pretty sure this one got love strictly for the hair - not so much the outfit. Actually, maybe for the shirt too. That is where most of the comments were directed to - hair and tee shirt. I have never gotten so many likes on Facebook as I did for this very photo! I was completely blown away by the love and support of so many friends and readers. Now I am just trying to figure out what I did differently with hair and makeup that day so I can replicate it again.
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Top: Pink Blush c/o
Scarf: Pink Blush c/o
Leggings: Pink Blush c/o
Boots: Macy’s
Lippie: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria
I was excited to see the reviews on this look because it was a simpler outfit. The things people loved about it were the details. The lace elbows that matched the lace scarf and the earrings that somehow matched while at the same time didn't match at all. It added an element to the look that was unique.
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Skirt: Lucy&Lyla c/o
Top: Cotton On
Tights: Target
Shoes: Famous Footwear
Not only was this social media and the blog's favorite look, but it was my favorite of all year as well! I have never felt so pretty and confident as I did in these photos... even if I was slipping on an inch of solid ice while my husband snapped away. I rarely share outfits twice - but I could not help it with this one. I was in LOVE! I was featured on Lucy and Lyla's website, and the best part was hearing back from my contact with the company that after they posted my photo they started hearing from a ton of customers and bloggers about the skirt. She told me she would keep the green look for me though because it was spot on. I had never felt so flattered as a style blogger!
So there you have it! A quick 2014 style recap with the most popular outfits with my readers. I feel so lucky to have supportive readers and a supportive blogging community to get me through my ups and downs of style blogging. I have loved trying out new outfits and creating new looks, so I appreciate your support more than you know! Are any of them ones that you loved from this last year? Do you have any trends you would love to see on the blog next year?
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