Fashion

Saturday’s Fashion: a look back.

I’ve been posting my outfit pictures since January, and every weekend I  have posts in which you get to vote for your favorite. Now, I had a purpose to that- I was going to do a monthly post with your favorites from each week… but… um… as you probably know, that never happened.

And now that I’m thinking about it (I was updating my outfit archives) and looking over my past outfits, I thought it might be fun for us to see how my style has evolved over the past months. I went from being a little unsteady in my fashion roots, still searching for a style that was really “me” to… well… now. I’m not sure what I am  now. Some days, I love what I wear. Other days, it feels like a mess. But I have found a certain equation that works for me– cardigan+belt+highwaisted skirt– and I feel like I’m finally starting to settle into a way of dressing that is very “me.”

So! Here are my favorites, your favorites, and a few of the weirdest or least-me outfits I’ve worn over the past five months.

First up: My top ten picks.

10. January 3, 2011

Ah, January. Back when I was trying to copy everyone else’s style because I didn’t know what to do with myself. This outfit isn’t very “me.” I’m not usually much for black, but I do love the feel of this. The different textures, the polkadot tights, the polkadot skirt, the booties, the jacket… it’s all so…tough. Well, as tough as I can get, anyway. Which isn’t very.

9. February 15, 2011

Stripes on stripes. I felt so French. And monotone. And chic.

8. April 3, 2011


Hello, yellow! I love this shirt. Embarrassingly, this day I realized that the undershirt I’d chosen didn’t quite hide the bright green bra I was wearing… while I was at church. *sigh*

7. April 10, 2011

There’s something very relaxed and casual about this that I really like. Y’all should know by now that casual… really isn’t my thing, but this type of casual appeals to me.

6.February 12, 2011

To this day, this is one of my absolute favorites. I LOVE the bright color, the pattern on the skirt, the too-high heels, the brooch… everything about this, I adore.

5. April 29, 2011

Say hello to my new favorite cardigan. It’s coral, striped, vintage-looking, and definitely something I’ll be wearing often in the future.

4. April 27, 2011 (my birthday!)

This outfit is probably one of the most “me” outfits ever. It’s got floral, pattern mixing (shoes, dress), bright colors, lace, unusual detail (snakeskin shoes with floral girliness?) and an overall femininity that I can’t resist.

3. May 11, 2011 

What can I say? I really like orange, patterns, and flowers.

2. May 2, 2011

Where do I even start? I love the orange shirt, the weird pattern on the skirt, the fit, the length, the shoes, the OWL!!! GAH! I wouldn’t change a thing about this outfit. Except maybe lower the heel just a tad so that they’re easier to walk in. But seriously… I am so in love with this outfit.

1. May 7, 2011

And tablecloth wins over giraffe by a hair! I had a very hard time deciding between this one and the last one as my absolute favorite, but in the end… there’s something whimsical about this outfit that speaks to me. I think it’s the flowers in the hair, and the unusual print on the skirt…and, of course, the orange shirt. Which, I have decided, is my favorite shirt ever.

Now that I’ve listed my own favorites, here are a few of YOUR favorites:

 

Crowd favorite:

For whatever reason, this outfit got the most votes (by ten) of any outfit I’ve ever uploaded to Chictopia.

And, last but not least, the ten worst and least “me” outfits I’ve ever worn(listen in no particular order):

1.

There is something I really don’t like about this outfit… and I think it’s the jacket. I’m not really a blazer kind of person, especially when it’s brown… and especially when it’s about four sizes too big. Note to self: get rid of the blazer.

2.

I’m not saying that this is a horrible outfit, really… but it’s not very “me.” There’s no whimsy, it’s too structured, and I’m actually not very fond of that sweater. Or black. So y’know, it’s just… not my thing.

3.

I’m going to be honest: I think this looks terrible on me. I like all of the pieces separately, but together? Not so much. I don’t really know what I was thinking when I wore this, except that this skirt is harder to style than it should be.

4.

Once again, not that this is a complete mess… it’s just not me. I’m not a businesslike sort of person, and this is a VERY businesslike sort of outfit. I do love that dress/skirt, though.

 5.
 

I’m putting these two together because for me, they go far past the “not me” stage and into the “hello, I’m crazy, what’s your name?” category. I even titled the one on the right “crazy.” I know one or two of you loved them, but me? Not so much. I felt weird and stupid these days.

6.

I just noticed that I wear those snakeskin shoes ALL THE TIME. Anyway. The outfit… eh. It’s the blazer again. I really dislike that blazer, although I do love the dress underneath it.

7.

I think this is probably the absolute worst outfit I’ve ever worn. There is nothing about the whole that I like. But I was sick that day, so… I guess that’s my excuse. 😀

8.

This one is something that I think is okay in theory, but I don’t really like the execution of it. And it’s not very me.

9.

Once again, it’s a nice outfit (there is something off, to me), but it’s just… not my style. I do love that skirt, though. It’s so twirly!

10.

This is just me being lazy but wanting to get back into the Chictopia world. I’d been lax with outfits for a while… so it’s a bit messy and lacks my usual whimsy (or the whimsy I like to think I have.)

So there you have it! A mini history of my fashion evolution thus far. What are your personal favorites, whether they’re posted here or in the outfits archive? Least favorites? And what style would you categorize me as? I’ve never been able to figure that out. 😉

Thank you all for taking an interest in my fashion; it’s really helped me be more confident in just… being who I am, dressing the way that I want to dress, and not worrying that somewhere, someone thinks I’m weird.

And now, because the day is beautiful, I am off to… be outside. (Not sure exactly what I’ll do, but y’know. :D)

Have a wonderful weekend!