I can’t believe this is my 100th post! I was looking back through all my posts since the beginning, and I definitely picked up the pace in 2014. I will work my hardest on providing more interesting and insightful posts for your viewing. Thank you so much for following along ❤
It’s awards season, and it’s time for the selection of my favorite looks I’ve posted for the past year! I thought it’d be fun to list a variety of outfits throughout the no-new-clothes challenge, especially for new readers 🙂 There were some hits and some serious misses, but I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite outfits (and linked them up to their original posts).
Best in Show
Yellow lace dress: Target | Green cardi w/ black trim: H&M | Black fringe booties: Target | Chain necklace: Forever 21
I absolutely love this outfit. I started really experimenting with colors here. I would usually pick one focal piece and find accessories or neutral tones to compliment it, but this outfit just came together and is hands down my favorite outfit I’ve recorded over the year. My eclectic college fashion is shining through in this dress + boots combo.
Best Use of a Bow Tie (Tied…No Pun Intended)
Cream-colored sweater: Forever 21 | Burgundy bow-tie shirt: Forever 21 | Gray skinnies: Delia’s | Burgundy suede wedges: Forever 21
Pink cardigan: Maurice’s | White bow-tie shirt: Forever 21 | Gray jeggings: Reitman’s | Black flats: Target
Best Accessorized Outfit: Leopard + Red
Leopard-print sweater: Forever 21 | Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple | Gold nail: Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish
Best Costume/Dress-Up: Park Bom
Black faux leather jacket: Target | Cherry blossom dress: Forever 21 | Gold wedge sneakers: Amazon | Wig: eBay | Circle lenses: Pinky Paradise
Best Surprise Combo: Yellow + Gray
Gray cardigan: Target | Yellow blouse w/ eyelet collar: Forever 21 | Black skirt: Forever 21 | Black heels: Target
This particular outfit was very influenced by Louis Vuitton (see post). I have since sold the blouse because it was 3 sizes too big, and this is the only way I could disguise it (not versatile enough).
Best Rediscovered Item: Floral Studded Blouse
Floral/stud blouse: Forever 21 | Salmon-colored honeycomb sweater: I | Black skinnies: H&M | Burgundy suede wedges: Forever 21
Best New Item: Black Sheep Sweater
Black Sheep Sweater: Forever 21 | Black skinnies: H&M | Black heels: Target | Pearl Headband: Forever 21
I have an upcoming post on any new items I acquired during my no-new-clothes challenge (sounds counter-intuitive) using funds I made selling clothes, and this piece tops the list out as my favorite.
Best Baby/Bridal Shower Outfit
Royal blue/mint peplum dress: Forever 21 | Mint belt: Forever 21 | Mint watch: Charlotte Russe | Mint shoes: Macy’s (Nine West)
Best in Sports Luxe
Neon yellow jacket: Brooks | Track pants: Adidas | Polka dot shoes: Keds
Okay, this is probably more sports than luxe, but it was the only picture I managed to capture of any kind of workout gear, and it really has become a comfortable staple. My favorite place to wear it? The airport on my way home (I like to dress up for the airport on my way to places, ha).
Best Feminine Look: This Dress
Greige cardi: Forever 21 | Salmon-colored dress: H&M | Braided sandals: Aeropostale
Between the chiffon outer layer, the ruffles, and the pretty spring-color, this dress always makes me feel so feminine and pretty. It’s perfect to wear to work with a cardigan, or to wear out shopping on a hot summer day.
Best Modern-Day Professional Look
Green cardi w/ black trim: H&M | Purple cutout tank: Forever 21 | Black pencil skirt: Charlotte Russe | Black heels: Target
This look, complete with a relaxed sock bun, is one of my favorite modern-day professional looks. The contrast between the bright green and the purple is blended together with matching earrings from Old Navy. The black trim on the cardigan pulls in the skirt and your basic set of black work pumps.
There are many other looks I liked and wanted to post, but I narrowed it down to these few.
What do you think of my selection? Do you agree/disagree? I’d love to have some feedback as well as some inspiration for what you would like to see in the future!