Sunday, January 8, 2012

2011 style

I didn't get to do too many outfit shots over the last 365 days, but I did get some and I wanted to post them all together, as a year in review.  I have noticed a few things in going back through all of my old photos:

1.  I smile way more now in my pictures (I think I am finally (somewhat) comfortable in front of the camera).
2. I look down/left/right a lot.
3.  I put my hands on my hips a lot.
4.  I had some pretty rough hair days in a few of these.
5.  I need to be easier on myself.  It's so hard when you go through pictures right after they are taken and you pick out all of the negative things (see #4 above) but I have to keep in mind that these were taken starting just 4 months after my son was born and I was going on zero hours of sleep in many of them.
6.  I have a lot of clothing.  One thing I am working on is purging things.  I mean a real clean sweep of my closet.  I have such a hard time with this and always end up hanging on to things that I don't need or that don't fit me well anymore.  I have struggled with what to do with all the clothes (I generally pass them along to my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law or the Salvation Army).  I did attend one clothing swap and it was a great time.  A friend of mine has held Naked Ladies Parties (it's not what it sounds like) and I am thinking of doing one with my friends.  Everyone brings unwanted clothing, accessories, etc and you do a big swap.  Everything left over is donated to the local Salvation Army.  I would like to get my closet(s) under control this year.
7.  Damien is a really talented photographer.

2011 was a very slow blogging year for me.  It was, however, one of the best years of my life.  I am happy to have these memories on here to be able to look back at, but I am even happier to have the time to create these memories with my family.

Happy 2012.


  1. So many beautiful colors! Well, I can definitely say that you have been an inspiration to me, to be more creative, take more chances, combine more colors and prints, incorporate more accessories, and invest in some key pieces that make everything look better (like my Frye boots that you love so much!) Whenever I go shopping or plan my outfits for the day/week, I try to imagine what you'd say if you could be there with me :) So thank you for that, my stylish and beautiful friend.

  2. Oh, and nice striped fingerless gloves! :)

  3. Awesome post! I love seeing all your outfits together. My favorite is the pink dress with the boots. And I love hearing that 2011 was a great year for you. Keep the outfits coming!

  4. Wow, what a lot of great outfits! I love the leather jacket, and the brown boots, and the stripes!


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