Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011: A Year of Outfits

With 2012 just around the corner, I thought I'd take a look back at some of my favorite outfits from the past 12 months.

January 2011
I rang in the new year with a blogger swap :) That gorgeous Betsey Johnson number on the right was a part of my haul. While it hasn't made another appearance on the blog to date, seeing it in my closet makes me smile.

February 2011
February was a tough month for me, full of decisions to make dramatic life changes. I think I tried to reflect "strength" in my outfits by attempting to toughen up my look while still sticking with the girly accents I love like frills.

March 2011
March consisted of more girly essentials like full skirts and sheer details. This month I focused on reconnecting on a deeper level with some amazing girl friends. I could have never gotten through that period without you ladies!

April 2011
April was amazing. I got settled in my brand new house, and met the man of my dreams unexpectedly. The outfit on the left is actually what I wore on our first date :)

May 2011
Yay for the warm weather finally moving in! I practically lived in skirts last spring, and these are just a few of my favorites! I welcomed a new member into my family last May too, my gorgeous little pug Coco.

June 2011
More tough decisions this month! Although I had new expenses (love you Coco, but jeez, you get pricey sometimes!), I threw caution to the wind and decided to leave my "safe" job.

July 2011
New job, new challenges, and a whole new level of awesome. I lived it up last summer with lots of BBQs with family and good friends.

August 2011
August involved a wonderful trip to Seaside Heights and New York City with my man. Posting was sporadic, but you stuck with my anyway... thanks lovers!

September 2011
Amazing times in September. I vowed to get a few last wears out of some of my favorite summer pieces, and had the privilege of attending Ottawa Fashion Week SS12.

October 2011
Halloween hijinx and good times all around. There's something special about decorating your house for a holiday that I just loved. Oh, and I got to be blonde for a day.

November 2011
In November I started my Buried Treasures Challenge, which forced me to explore the contents of my closet in new and exciting ways.

December 2011
Which brings us to the end of the year... I figured you guys were having holiday outfit overload so I'm just sharing a few of my more casual looks here.

2011 was Amazeballs.
Here's looking at you 2012!


  1. Such a fun post! I think March and May were my favourite looks- edgy feminine! How sweet that you included your first date look. Happy New Year Mel :)

  2. I am not sure I could choose a favorite! You look great in everything!! :) Happy New Year!!

  3. MY faves are October, November and December!
    I hope you have an amazing new year and many good things go your way!

  4. Mel the blue dress in January is GORGEOUS!! I absolutely love it. Three enthusiastic thumbs up!

  5. i love seeing your style evolve throughout the year! funny how you look back and see how your state of mind and events in your life had an influence on how you dress. Heres to a New Year pretty lady!

  6. What a great rundown of the past year! Every blogger who's done a year in review seems to put their own twist on it, and I like how you related your outfits to your overall mood at that time. I think my favourites are your two March outfits and the second outfit in April. So pretty! Now following.


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