Friday, December 28, 2012

Year in Review: Hits and Misses

I've seen a ton of "Best of" blog posts over the past few days, but I couldn't decide if I wanted to do one myself for Hems for Her. Finally, I asked myself if I enjoyed reading others' posts, and I do. Then Audrey talked about the evolution of personal style. I have had that very conversation several times in the past few weeks.

 It's extremely interesting to look back and see what you were wearing a year ago. So much of it is totally cringe-worthy. It would have been way easier to pick "Worst of" posts like Marion, but my ego isn't quite as ironclad as hers! So here it is, five of my favorite looks from the year that was 2012.

Little White Dress:

I got a ton of wear this year out of this awesome Marilyn-esque dress from Dorothy Perkins. Pairing it with turquoise here was my favorite, but here and here are two more I really loved.

Animal Print:

Animal print was another big fashion trend with me this year, and it was fun to go back through and pick out my favorite look. I picked this one with a cheetah print shirtdress from Old Navy and mint green accents, but I also loved my leopard print. A lot.


I've been a member of Kiyonna's Blogger Brigade since January, and I haven't worn a thing I didn't totally love. However, I think I will always have a sweet spot for my first dress from them- the red Harlow Faux Wrap Dress. For two of my other favorite Kiyonna looks check out this post or that post.

Skinny Jeans:

One of my very first posts was about the wonderfulness that is the SKINNY JEAN. I love them. I wear them all the time on the weekends and casual days at work. Here's one of my favorite casual work outfits, but check out typical weekend wear and just one of many colored denim posts from 2012!

Bird Prints:

If you've read this blog for any amount of time you've probably realized that I am a little obsessed with bird prints. Put a bird or an owl on it and it MUST be mine. Usually it's a hit- like this bird print shift dress or this birdy blouse from Old Navy, but there have been some misses along the way. Take for example, this God-awful dress. The print was amazing. The cut and style- embarrassing. As soon as I saw these photos, I got rid of the dress. So for my final favorite look of 2012, I share with you one of the WORST outfits I wore this year.

So what look or trend are YOU most embarrassed of this year?


ashleigh said...

Oh, I quite love the little white dress! I think I'm most embarrassed (no pics of it) Of the day I went for everything. Fedora. Red tank. Leopard print shirt. Black skinny jeans tucked into brown and gold boots. Red lips. Four necklaces + bangles + earrings. It was just not working. Something needed toned down. I'm glad there are no pics of it though!

Sharon S said...

That red dress was my fav look of look gorgeous in it! Have a great weekend, Katie!

The Tiny Heart

Tara_St said...

Love that red dress. I think I have the God-awful dress in another pattern. It's from Target right? And it's too short to be a dress...haha

Penniless Socialite

kristian satterlee said...

I love these types of posts too, so I'm glad you did one!

You have such a fun style. The white dress is one of my favorites of your outfits too.

Kim Roche Simpson said...

The leopard and the red are my favorites! I just did our 2012 year in review also!

still being [Molly] said...

so many fabulous looks, katie!!! i love the bird print!

Jenny Lauren said...

Aww, Katie, those are such fabulous looks and definitely my top choices too. Ha ha, I love that you can still have the courage to post one of your not-so-favourite looks too. I'll definitely be doing a recap post as well.

xo Jenny

Marie_McGrath said...

I have really enjoyed getting to know you and your style throughout this year. You always look so amazing!

grownandcurvywoman said...

You look wonderful in all your outfits! Im so glad Selah referred me to your blog. I love it!

Tori Clark said...

Hands down, your red dress is the best of these 6! I know you have more than 6 great looks from the past year too ;)

Jupe_Cambria said...

That animal print look with the pops of green was on my favs list from your posts this year! I'm excited to see what you pull from your closet in the months to come :)

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Franziska said...

That red dress looks amazing on you! I love these pieces and can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

Marissa said...

Red dress is my fave out of the 5! I also really loved your bathing suit shots that you did this year. I'm so glad to have found your blog and become your bliend along the way. Fellow ON Shoppers unite!! Happy New Years to you! xoxo

Lauren said...

The leopard print is beautiful on you!

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