2011 was a big year forme and this little blog of mine.I found my direction, my voice. I barrelled through fashion hits and some terrible misses. I learned to let go and embrace my fashion fears.
While I’m still have lots to learn and more fears to conquer, I thought it would be so fun to take a little look back at the best outfits of 2011.
The first time I belted a sweater….ever. In only my second fashion post ever, I took a big leap and busted out a belt. This is rather hilarious to me now that I have to remind myself that I can wear a sweater without a belt.
The very first Real Momma, Real Style, and I’m still really proud of this outfit. Layers, pattern, a belt…this was big for me. I’m actually glad I went back and found this post, kinda forgot about that shirt
The mustard dress. Still one of my favorite, and most popular looks to date. This dress was just the beginning of my love affair with mustard.
The first tuck. I would never look at a skirt the same. Playing with lengths…the crop, the tuck, the tunic, all became part of my style.
One part Kylie Minogue + one part me = one awesome outfit. Inspired by an outfit I saw Kylie wear in a magazine, I re-interpreted the look to work for me, and love how it came out!
The frenemy dress. I swear, until I put this outfit on, I never thought I would wear this dress again!
Another banished dress turned into another awesome outfit. While I definitely love how this look came together, I love the pic I got of LJ and I even more.
My favorite guy. My favorite skirt. Les Mis…. it was a perfect night to get all dressed up and feel like a real adult for once!
For a long time I was convinced I couldn’t wear leggings. Why would I want to draw more attention to my butt and thighs? This outfit proved to me that not only I could wear leggings, but that I like them!
I spent a week creating new outfits using the same vest in the One x One challenge. By the end of the week, I wanted nothing to do with that vest. But this outfit, with the long searched for mustard cardigan, is definitely my favorite!
I saw this vest at H&M, loved it, and left it behind. A few days later, I was still thinking about it and knew I needed to own it. By far the most outside the box piece of clothing I’ve ever bought…and I love it!
There is no better outfit to sum up how much I’ve developed my style over the past year. From the belting baby step to color, pattern, cuffed skinny jeans, booties, and lipstick. WOW!
It’s easy for me to forget just how far I’ve come, or feel like I’m not coming up with new ideas well. Going through this year’s posts, it gave me a new sense of accomplishment; the fears I’ve overcome, the risks I’ve taken, and sense of self I’ve developed.
Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to a stylish 2012!