In looking back over my posts for this year, I made a few observations!
As I lost pounds and toned up from working out, I became more courageous with my styling. My confidence grew and though I am fairly understated with fashion, I was willing to take a few more risks…I understand a risk to me is nothing to many fashion bloggers! Experimenting with color and prints can be my risk taking.
I do love black and think I always will, but in 2014 I added some different pant lengths and widths so that even my black pants were not all the same. I did have some posts with skirts, but all of my favorite looks were with pants.
I had some fun and went way out of my comfort zone with sneakers…they are great for weekend wear!
I discovered I really do like white denim and enjoy wearing it throughout the year.
I still wore fun jewelry and will continue to do so in the next year. Creative accessories add so much to your wardrobe. This is where personal style can take shape.
I began to invest in some quality pieces I absolutely love and know I will wear often…over time. Brands like Eileen Fisher and Lafayette 148 New York are now in my wardrobe. Since I am way over fifty, purchasing quality designer garments has made more sense to me.
I still love my thrift shopping and to own a wardrobe from all price points.
My style is ready-to-wear and not couture, but I believe I reached my goals to look confident, strong, chic, creative, and youthful. The last picture is my favorite outfit from the whole year.
I look forward to what 2015 holds for all of us.
Did you make new fashion discoveries in 2014? Please share what they were….
A note about my glasses: The main reason I now take all of my pictures with glasses on is because that is my life. I wear my glasses all of the time…except for sleep. Because I need to see and wear them often, I invested in these Prada glasses this year and I love them. One sweet reader commented she would like to see my face…well, this is my face as it really is day after day. The glasses are a necessity more than a fashion statement. But, thanks for asking. For anyone who has selected glasses over contacts, I recommend you purchase frames you love…this is worth every penny because they are such a daily part of who you are.