It's that time of year again, time to look back on all your style posts and figure out what was good and what was bad, what worked and what didn't. I keep reading that fashion blogs are over, and I noticed this year that many of the bloggers who started around the same time that I did have quit. Blogging is rewarding in so many ways but it can also be so incredibly frustrating. It's tough to stay true to yourself, but in the end that's what makes it enjoyable. I think, from my experience anyways, that if you blog about what you like, even if it's not the most popular thing you'll meet people who share similar interests. Because of this I still love blogging and reading your blogs so I plan on continuing in the new year.
Blogging has challenged me to stay creative when getting dressed and not fall into a rut and I have to say, after putting this post together that I'm pretty sure of my style. I love lace, white lace specifically, neutral colours and smaller scale patterns and prints. I've ventured out of my comfort zone a few times and outfits that have more of a 60s/mod vibe to them (like this one) work for me, and the ones that try to incorporate pieces that are more tailored and classic don't. It's just not my thing. I always end up hating those outfits and it takes everything in me not to delete those posts off the blog!
I survived dressing a massive pregnant belly, though there were a few days (possibly weeks) where I resorted to leggings because the amount of effort required to find something decent to wear was just too much work. I also survived the 'wow you're getting huge' comments in that last month of pregnancy - seriously that's the worst thing you can say to a pregnant woman, EVER!! I also managed not to hurt anyone who uttered those words, a pretty astounding feat let me tell you!
I added a few purses to my collection but still haven't found a replacement for my grungy fringed black purse. Every time I use it I notice just how ratty and gross it's become, yet I can't seem to let it go. I also realized my winter wardrobe is really lacking, and I think that's because I just don't like winter. Going forward that's something I need to work on, since you know, it's cold in Canada 9 months out of the year!
last year's year in review post here