2011 Outfit Recap

This year has been a crazy one for my wardrobe. That probably sounds really silly, but it's true. In early 2011 I was just a simple, black bow flat lovin' gal and I was insistent that I'd never "love shoes"... Are we all rolling our eyes yet? Um yeah. I found three cute pairs of wedges/heels at Target one fateful day in February and my closet has exploded with platforms, ugly shoes and wedges ever since. Heaven help us all. Now I'm a little too obsessed and my "collection" is kind of embarrassing. At least we're making progress here! I really love showcasing my ~*personal style on LCH simply so I can see the mega mistakes I've made (yowza!) and fun ways to switch it up. It's kind of awesome to be able to look back and actually see personal growth and evolution. My outfits almost solely consist of cardigans, dresses and tights (still), but there's an occasional doozy every once in a while. These are my favorites of 2011...

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

If you're interested in 2010's Top 12 Outfits, you can see those here! (They're grainy and so dated, but still! Evolution!) I kind of can't wait to see what 2012 brings. Hopefully the faintest idea how to do hair/makeup so I can look less like a 12 year old hot mess! Oh, and I hope to get better at ~accessorizing (though I'm not a fan of jewelry... hmm!)

Do you have any favorite outfits of 2011? Yours? Mine? Another blogger's? Share them below! Inspiration should be celebrated!

55 comments:

  1. so cute!! Blonde wig is so adorable. I can't ge over how cute it is!

    Your style is so rad. It's great to see how you evolve over something as short as a year. I sure know I have.

    Here's to 2012! Have a great week :) :) :)

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  2. I can't believe how fast this year has gone by! You look lovely in all these photos, you really know what dresses look best on you!

    http://marjalovely.blogspot.com/

    Marja <3

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  3. love this post but I have two questions:
    1. Would you ever redye your hair that pretty candyfloss pink again? I love it!! xox
    2. Would you ever do a tutorial on how to style your messy bun that's in a few pictures? You totally rock it gal!
    xox

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  4. adorable is right! i was just thinking of doing the same sorta post for my blog :o)

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  5. how does your hair stays still healthy with your different hair colors? i am jealous, you are always looking AMAZING! i am excited to see what colors of hair and which outfits do you choose next year <3

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  6. it's amazing how fast a year can just fly by. I love how your hair changed with the seasons too. I look back at my pictures and see how my style has evolved and sometimes cringe. haha.

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  7. This is such a cute idea. I love watching your hair evolve throughout the year. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  8. i find it amazing that you can pull of those cool tattoos and beautiful clothes :) xo,

    amourette

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  9. I adore so many of those dress and you always style them so well!
    Looking forward to seeing new ideas in 2012 :)
    x

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  10. You should go dark again! It's so beautiful. Mind you, you really can rock every colour and this collection of outfits is PROOF. Werk it gurrrrl!~

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  11. You literally have one standard outfit (dress, tights, short cardy) that you just switch out patterns and colors with.

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  12. I love your looks, I'm really quite jealous of your wardrobe. In my ideal world I'd wear cardigans, dresses, and tights everyday but I'd be lost about shoes and accessories. I usually end up wearing the same jewelry everyday even though I have loads of options.

    I really love the hot dog dress look, it is so colorful and makes me think of a comic book. I love your most recent look with the spiked boots as well because I also like to think of myself as a heavy metal princess.

    Some of my favorite personal items this year are a pair of lace up pants I was given and a white beaded cardigan I found from 'Charming Charlie', I always feel amazing when I wear either.

    I'm talking too much as always, I hope you have a great New Years!
    You are truly gorgeous and your blog is a joy to read.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  13. @ Anonymous: I feel like you must lack the mental capacity to comprehend a sentence (or you just don't read anything...) This blog constantly has the disclaimer: I only wear dresses with cardigans and tights. That's my style. Thank you for your this painfully obvious realization. I'm glad you could join the rest of us! ;)

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  14. I absoloutly love your style, I love to wear tights with my dresses because I dont really comfortable but you have inspired me to try it :D thanks!
    Plus I love how you rock the Lita shoes. I am happy I found your blog!!

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  15. Funny, I didn't know you could build a "fashion" blog based on one set outfit, but apparently you can. Learn something everyday!

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  16. @anonymous: this is actually a lifestyle blog, but HEY! i'm livin' proof, baby!

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  17. Love your blog, love your style...and love that you make dresses, tights and cardi's super special.

    Anonymous can go suck a big fat LEMON!

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  18. I love all the outfits! I think Strawberry Rain is still my favorite! I also love blonde on you! I usually buy longer mid-thigh cardigans, but I think I'm going to try some shorter ones, thanks to you :D

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  19. It's fun watching you dress up! I love your outfits and I love to watch the evolution of anything, especially someone's personal style!

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  20. I loved seeing your hair change throughout this past year, as well as your style. I think we always stay true to our roots in fashion/style, but there's always new branches we go out onto for a time. I was thinking about outfits I've worn this past year, and there's a few that just make me grimace and wonder, "Why did I EVER wear that?!" It's all a part of the journey, I guess. :)

    My favorite outfit of yours this year is the 70's Lady post. :) It's one of the first posts of yours that I saw, and I remember showing it to my mom because I loved it so much. :)

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  21. My favorite one is She's gone country. Denim always makes everything more comfy. At least that's my perception. :)

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  22. I love love love your style! You're so pretty! :) I miss your pink hair/wig/whatever it's so cute!!! Maybe you'll go pink again in 2012? :) You get a lot of haters on this blog. They probably wish they had your lifestyle AND wardrobe. I sure do! :D pretty girlllll! :)

    xo -S

    Anonymous haters: Your opinions don't matter! Get a face and maybe then they will!

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  23. i love all all your hair colors. are you going to do something new for this coming year?

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  24. These outfit are all amazing, if I had a collection of cardigans and dresses like this, I would be in heaven.

    - kindoflovely.com

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  25. love this! I seriously just finished doing this same post on my blog. You have the cutest dresses!

    here are my 2011 outfits http://rebeccacaridadblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-style-in-2011.html

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  26. I love this post if not for the hair evolution alone. I love you with each color pictured-- I swear, you can do no wrong with colors.

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  27. ps: thank you for not having a captcha. IT'S A LIFE RUINER.

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  28. you were right, your har did go through some changes. but they all look/ed great on you. and as a dress lover, this is the perfect recap post for me. thanks so much for sharing! oh and I can't believe I remember those outfits. have I really been coming here weekly for over a year??

    have a great rest of the week! Paula from germany
    owlsandink.blogspot.com

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  29. I love your recap & your style!
    It's fun to see the style evolution :] I think it's great to discover what works best on you and stick with it.

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  30. I started reading in Feb and I have to say I have always been impressed by your shoe collection but I had no idea until today that you had just started it. I am blown over by your commitment to adding to your collection! It is so awesome what you have done in the last "year". LOL. I hope to add JC's to mine one day...because of you I am a fan and I think his shoes should totally be considered ART!!

    P.S. You also helped me to start wearing dresses & tights. I was stuck in the boring jean zone.

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  31. You look gorgeous in each and every look. And I love all the haircolors on you! Wow!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  32. what a great idea for a post! showing your style all through the year! i love it! you have great style!! Happy New Year!!
    http://itsawant.wordpress.com/

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  33. i love seeing all your different hair colors each month! :)
    you really are a beautiful woman! i never get tired of your colorful outfits. always puts a smile on my face.
    i think one of my favorites is your modcloth blogger of the moment outfit. i love those boots!!!
    have a wonderful rest of the week, Kaelah!!

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  34. Great post. Love seeing how your style has slowly changed. :]

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  35. awww, i just looked back and suddenly realized that it's been a year since i've been a faithful follower :)
    you're awesome!

    xo
    alina


    p.s. last year's blazer looks way to cool not to incorporate in a cute little outfit again, just sayin' :D

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  36. awesome post. you look beautiful in every one!

    xo

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  37. Looking back on all these pics, I think I like your dark hair the best. And I love your "dress, tights, cardigan" formula. It works for you! And actually, it works for me too even though I have a different body type. I don't see what's so annoying about that...

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  38. all of your dresses are always so adorable! you definitely rock them!!

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  39. I love this! What surprised me is how I recognized the outfits as I went through them. I remember lusting after that mustard cowl! I can't believe it has been an entire year.

    I loved your outfits from 2011 and really look forward to seeing what 2012 will bring!

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  40. You are lovely! I am so happy to have found your blog. You have great style and I love how you change up your hair colours. Some people look weird with different hair colours but you look great no matter.
    Keep it up, gorgeous. Happy new year! :)

    <3 Sara

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  41. Can we talk about your hair? HOW DO YOU CHANGE IT SO OFTEN!? My stylists keep telling me to pick something and stick with it for awhile (recently went totally, completely platinum blonde for now, but I have my eyes on some serious purple). How do you do this and keep super healthy, gorgeous hair?

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  42. Oh my goodness! I want to go through and tell you my favorites out of this line up but there are far too many! <3

    I will say, however, that I just love the dress in your Cranberry Lace Cowgirl post. If you ever see another one for sale online please let me know so I can snatch it up!

    xo

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  43. ah! I love, love, love your style. And your wigs. Where did you get them? I'm in the process of trying to find some because I'm going to shave my head soon and I'm not comfortable enough with the idea of no hair. Your wigs look so natural!

    http://lovelytexas.blogspot.com

    oxox, Crystal.

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  44. every single outfit is stunning, absolutely adore them

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  45. Basically... You have the cutest clothes ever.

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  46. loved the outfit recap! love how your hair changed each month!

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  47. I am love love loving all of the fashion bloggers end of the year wrap ups! This one is no different! You have an amazing style that is so perfect! I love that it is not only gorgeous, but seems to fit your personality as well! Amazing picks!

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  48. You are such a cutie pie! Is there anything better than a great cardigan? I seriously doubt it!

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  49. I love your summer looks. You're always gorgeous :)

    Jess

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  50. My favorites are

    "See you in September"

    and

    "Heavy Metal Princess"

    :)

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  51. My faves are

    "See you in September"

    and

    "Heavy Metal Princess"

    :)

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  52. I love it! The shoes are never ugly they're fab!

    dp

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB