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Favorite Outfit of January

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Before we get to my favorite outfit and your chance to vote for yours, how is everyone’s 2016 going so far? Mine is flying by! I think because January was a busy month for me. So far in 2016 I’ve:

  • Run my fastest 5 mile race ever
  • Celebrated my birthday
  • Tried a new restaurant
  • Worked my butt off for the F3 Half Marathon
  • Had drinks with friends twice
  • Attended a board meeting for my running club
  • Taken an Orangetheory fitness class
  • Worked my regular day job
  • Published 18 blog posts plus one for Le Tote
  • Lifted some gigantic amount of weights at the gym
  • Gotten my picture taken by professional photographers

Thank goodness this week is much quieter! At least until Saturday when we take the dog to the vet and celebrate my husband’s birthday.

Anyway, moving on to the actual point of this post. My favorite outfit (and your chance to vote for yours!)

My favorite is actually one of my most casual. That’s how it’s been lately, it seems. So, I’ll be interested to see if you agree with me this month.

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Yep. Jeans, cargo vest, boots and plaid. Could I be any more basic? I’m okay with that, though.

So, do you agree with me or do you have a different favorite? Vote below!

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Top 2015 Favorites

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Now that 2015 is officially over I thought it would be fun to compare my favorite outfits of the year with your favorites outfits of the year using the results from my monthly polls. It was interesting to see when you agreed with me and when you had a different favorite. Believe it or not, you rarely agreed with me!

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In fact, the only times you agreed with me were February (which was actually a tie with the red dress), November and December!

Looking back over my favorites for the past year I’m trying to see a pattern in what I loved and what you loved. There are some repeats like my white jeans, my denim jacket, and colorful patterns and prints. But, honestly, I don’t see a theme or anything that would allow me to say “this is my style”.

And that’s okay. I don’t think you need to define your style. It’s okay to say you like something but not really know why. It’s also okay to make some sartorial mistakes. For example, looking at the collage of my 2015 favorites, I actually really dislike the one I picked for January when compared with all the other months.

When I started my current job with its more casual dress code I said I wasn’t going to become the person who wears jeans every day. Well, I wear jeans a lot. Some of that is because my dress pants are all currently too big and it seems silly to replace them. Some of that is because jeans are just fun (and easy) to wear! Especially when it’s cold and skirts or dresses are just asking for frozen lower extremities thanks to my commute.

So, in terms of style, I don’t think you’ll see a lot of differences in 2016. I am trying to cut down on my spending, though, so you might not see much in the way of new items. But I have a feeling you’ll be okay with that.

I also might start including some more non-style posts although I haven’t quite figured out what that would look like. More fitness related stuff? More life stuff? Is there something you’d want to see?

In the mean time, I’ll leave you with my nine most liked Instagram photos of 2015.  A different kind of favorites, if you will.

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Favorite Outfit of December

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Happy new year! We’re at that point where all the tv shows and blogs are doing countdowns of things that happened in 2015 and I’m still over here asking for you to vote on the best outfit for a single month.

No worries, though, if you’re a fan of “best of” lists and “year end” lists I’ll have one of those up soon. Provided, of course, you vote for your favorite outfit of December so I can include it. That’s how it works over here at Loop Looks.

Anyway, when I posted my faux fur scarf outfit I said it would be my favorite. Turns out, there was also another close contender. But, in the end, yes, I went with the original pick.

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My other favorites? All the pattern mixing in the outfit I wore to Bombobar and my sparkly holiday outfit. Opposite ends of the spectrum, eh?

So, tell me, what was your favorite from December?

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Favorite Outfit of November

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Over Thanksgiving weekend I was able to bank quite a few outfit photos which means that the upcoming month will have some outfits that I really did wear, just that I took the photos out of order.

November was similar in that I didn’t always get the photo on the day I wore the outfit. However, my favorite outfit from the month is one that I did actually wear for the whole day when we took the picture.

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I still maintain there is nothing particularly noteworthy about this outfit. But, then again, it’s what I wore and I think it’s an attainable outfit for those of you who read this little blog. A great scarf can go a long way!

So, what do you think? Do you agree with me or do you have a different favorite from the past month?

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Favorite Outfit of October

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Time to choose my favorite outfit of October! To be honest, I had a few that I really liked this past month but, going on gut instinct and picking the outfit that I felt the best in, I have to go with my white blazer and navy top. I don’t know what it is about that blazer, but I think I pick the outfits with it as my favorites more often than not. Just look at how often it shows up on my My Favorite Looks Pinterest board!

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Funny story about this blazer – I bought it while tipsy after drinking at (and winning) a team trivia event last year. I had time to kill between the event and meeting Jason for dinner so I wandered into Forever 21 to look at white blazers and, after trying on about 10 of them, settled on this one. At first I was afraid I would regret my choice to shop while tipsy but it’s been the exact opposite! Perhaps I should shop while tipsy more often.

Actually, no, that’s a bad idea.

Let’s move on! Do you love my white blazer as much as I do or do you have a different favorite from October? Share by voting in the poll below!

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Favorite Outfit of September

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Um, can someone please tell me where the summer went? Why did I spend the weekend at the dog park dressed in jeans, boots, a long sleeved shirt, a jean jacket, scarf AND puffy vest? Why?? I mean, seriously, my favorite outfit of September involved sandals!

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Considering I basically wore this outfit two days in a row I figured I should pick it as my favorite for the month. Although I also really liked the leopard skirt and white tee outfit, too.

Which were your favorites from the past month? And is anyone else wondering how fall got her so quickly?

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Favorite Outfit of Summer (aka July & August)

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I’ve been a bad blogger lately. It’s not because I haven’t been wearing clothes or anything. No. It’s more like I’ve just been too busy (or lazy) to take pictures. Especially on weekends. Two weekends ago I was completing my second-ever triathlon (and my first one in a real lake) and this past weekend we were visiting my in-laws. And while downtown Carmel, IN is adorable and would make for some great photoshoots, it just wasn’t in the cards.

And, while I was fretting over my lack of blogging, I realized I still hadn’t ever done a “favorite outfit” post for July OR August! Mainly because I took so few pictures in July and August. So, instead I decided to combine them together for a “best of summer” retrospective.

It’s appropriate because we didn’t really get summer until recently and even then only for a few days. Which is probably why my favorite outfit looks more like it belongs in spring as opposed to summer.

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I just love the simplicity of this outfit. Neutrals. My favorite blazer. Dark jeans that I haven’t worn  since because I think they’re buried in my closet even though I like them a lot. The necklace I almost kept from Le Tote. And that it’s the perfect culmination of my go-to casual but business-y outfit.

Anyway, I do miss blogging. I just don’t miss having to come up with outfits and figure out when to take pictures. Feeling a bit burnt out, I guess. So, cheer me up and vote so I feel like someone is still reading? Too desperate? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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Favorite Outfit of June

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While everyone else is out there talking about the upcoming holiday weekend (Fourth of July, in case you’re not sure) I’m still in denial that July is upon us. But, it is so let’s do this thing where you vote for your favorite outfit of June!

June was a tough month outfit-wise. I’m really struggling with several things: only a few pairs of my pants and skirts fit, the weather has been so ridiculous, and I’m still not sure how to dress. I read posts about finding your style and choosing your favorite pieces and paring down your closet and I think, yeah, let’s do that! And then I look at a month of outfits and think, you know, I like the variety even if sometimes it’s a struggle and sometimes they don’t all work out as well as I thought.

So, you tell me, which of June’s outfits do you like the best? Use the poll below to vote. Or, if you want, leave a comment and tell me which one you think is most “me”!

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And of course, what was my favorite outfit? I think it was the one I wore to celebrate my wedding anniversary. Comfy, a bit trendy, but not too out there.

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One last thing: you might have noticed that I didn’t do a vote for May. Well, it’s because I only had 5 outfits to choose from! I did have a favorite, though. You can see it on my Pinterest board.  And, as always, the Outfit Gallery page has all the outfits in one spot.

 

Top 10 Remix Wrap Up + Favorite Outfit of April Voting

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First things first, guys. Remember that Top 10 Remix Challenge I was participating in during April? No? That’s okay. I failed at taking pictures of a lot of the outfits I wore so it didn’t get mentioned much.

I had grand plans to talk about each piece as I wore it but, man, the days all blurred together. But, I promise you, I didn’t cheat (during the work week, anyway). Even on days when I didn’t get a picture I swear I was wearing one of my 10 pieces.

So here are the outfits I wore that were part of the challenge.

top-10-remix-wrap-upClearly the white blazer and the white jeans were the favorites and I had to keep myself from wearing one of them every day. In fact, what I found myself doing was wanting to pair the 10 pieces with each other. I think that picking them just put them foremost in my mind and it was easier to reach for multiples of them instead of picking one and then building an outfit out of the other pieces in my closet.

I wonder if that would make it easier or harder to do a 30×30 challenge (you know, where you pick 30 pieces and that’s all you can wear for 30 days).

From the sounds of it on Sarah’s wrap up post, lots of us felt the same way. It was definitely an interesting experiment and one I would definitely try again. In some ways it makes it easier to get dressed (grab one thing and build an outfit around it) and in other ways it made it more difficult (but I want to wear all things that weren’t on my list!).

What are your thoughts on the challenge?

However, because I started the challenge a bit late I have three outfits for April that weren’t part of my Top 10 Remix. So, in the interest of consistency, I’m including them for the voting portion of this month’s Favorite Outfit.

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As for me, what was my favorite outfit? You know, I actually liked quite a few of my outfits this month which is probably because I was basing them off some of my favorite pieces in my closet. But I think the winner is my white blazer and the multicolored top. I mean, I loved the top so much I bought it after borrowing it from Le Tote!

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Favorite Outfit of March

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When I first started thinking about writing this post I thought it was going to be like last March. What do I mean by that? That I wasn’t really going to like any of my outfits. Oh, sure, I chose a favorite last March but even then I admitted I didn’t really love any of my outfits.

But this March? I’m actually having trouble choosing! I don’t know if it’s because my dress code has changed, if my style has changed, or what. But I actually like quite a few of the outfits I put together this past month.

But, if I have to pick a favorite, I’m going to go with my faux leather pants, pink sweater, and herringbone vest.

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Sarah over at Sarah’s Real Life is doing a challenge for the month of April where we’re supposed to pick 10 items in our closet that we love and that we feel exemplify our style. I’m actually having a really difficult time choosing! Based on this past month, though, I think I’m gravitating towards simple colors with one pattern and some bling. Now I just have to decide which 10 items I love the most.

So, I’ll turn it over to you: which outfit do you love the most?

 

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