Thursday, December 9, 2010

From the Vault:

Sorry for being a crappy cell pic, this was pre-digicam for me.

I've been feeling a bit nostalgic lately. I think it tends to come around at the end of a year. I'm hoping to do a round-up post for the year at the end of December and some what I learned type posts.

This is an outfit that I wore in July 2009. Two months before I really started "getting dressed". I was beginning to try out different cuts of jeans, those black flats were my first pair of non-sneaker, non-boot shoe that I actually wore. In hindsight, I really love the way that top fit me. I probably wore it 2-3 times before getting rid of it. It had an open crocheted back detail and a defined waist, which I wasn't used to.

If you have a blog, has it made an impact on your style? Do you think it's been a good experience for you?

I feel like I've changed in new ways through my blog. I'm still playing all the time with different styles and pushing my comfort levels. I'm really happy with how far I've come with my style.


  1. Wow, you look so different with long hair! Can't decide which I like better, although you know I am partial to cropped 'dos :)

    Blogging outfits has definitely made me much more concious of what I wear everyday, which is a good and bad thing. I like being stylish, but sometimes I think it makes me more materialistic I need those boots or whatever, when I see someone wear something I like.

    I guess it's all about the balance!

  2. Wow, what a change in you, Megan! You're a totally different woman!

    My blog (nearly 3 years, holy moly!) has made a huge change in my style. I always liked getting dressed up, but now I put so much more effort into it, and I challenge myself so much more. I sure wear a lot more colour and I try different combinations.

    I also see myself (literally) a lot differently. Photographing myself every day means I started to see myself objectively, and hey, I don't have massive thighs, and I actually look pretty good! (I used to think I was much larger than I am, probably due to the fact that I WAS 50 lbs heavier only 2 years before starting my blog).

    I don't feel more materialistic (okay, I do have a LOT more shoes), but I feel like my shopping is actually more thoughtful. Because I thrift/consignment/second hand shop, I know that I'm making more careful choices and really thinking about how I'm going to wear things. I rarely shop for emotional reasons like I used to.

    I am still playing with my look, which is fun as I get older.

    Sorry for the novel! :) Great question.

  3. You do look different with long hair! But gorgeous both ways. :)

    I think having a blog has helped me to be more creative and push my boundaries, not to mention the fact that lovely people like you comment on posts with ideas and suggestions that make me better!

  4. I love the old outfit! That really was a cute top! I get really nostalgic around the end of the year too!

    I know a lot of other topics show up in the posts, but I think having a blog has really helped me understand my style. I get to dress the way I want a LOT than I used to (several times a week now!). Rather than pushing my comfort levels of "style", its helped me push my comfort levels in terms of being social while dressed. I have learned a lot about what makes a great outfit, and I find that I know a lot more how to make a piece work when I feel like something is "off" with an outfit. Its also helped me focus a lot better on the holes in my wardrobe and how to shop more thoughtfully. Although I think the best thing has been the people I've met! :)

  5. I think the blog has definitely helped me. When I try out something new, I get feedback - so, even though I'm a slow learner, I eventually figure out what does and doesn't look good on me. I don't get a lot of feedback in real life so without the blog, I wouldn't really ever hear someone say "that's awesome, wear more things like that!" or "uh, that doesn't really work, maybe try X"

  6. I've noticed that I put more effort into varying my outfits... sometimes good, sometimes... trainwreck.

    Too bad you didn't keep that top- it looks freat from the from=nt, and the detail on the back you described sounds cute!

  7. Wow, you have really come out of your style shell! I think my blog had done the same for me... not that I wasn't stylish before but, I try new things I never would and it's awesome! Keep it up :)

  8. As Sheila said, blogging/taking pictures of my outfits has made me more objective about my looks. The way we THINK we're built can be very different than what the world sees.

    For that reason, I think all women (bloggers or nay) could benefit from taking outfit photos, or doing a "screen test" when trying a new style. Sometimes seeing pictures of myself is painful, but sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised.


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