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Favorite Outfit of February

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Another month come and gone which means it’s time to discuss our favorite outfit from the past month.

(By the way, if you’re curious about what happens after you vote, well, here’s my round-up of your favorites from 2014!)

To be honest, February is my least favorite month of the year. I joke that it’s also the shortest otherwise I’d be threatening to go into hibernation and never come out.

Getting dressed in February is also my least favorite. I’m tired of cold and snow. I just want to be warm. There are only so many ways you can make a sweater look interesting. Stores are transitioning to spring clothes so even shopping isn’t fun.

Which means that I think my favorite outfit of February is my least winter-like outfit.

black-sequin-leggings-2Also, sequined pants. Clearly a winner.

I really don’t have anything else to say about February other than I’m happy it’s over.

What about you? What did you like in February? Don’t forget to vote in the poll below or click the images to see the full outfits again!

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Favorite Outfit of January

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

Guess who turned three years old yesterday? Yep, it was this little blog. Crazy.

Tomorrow will be the big celebration but for now we’re talking about our favorite outfit of January.

I’m honestly impressed I got this many outfit photos in January because I was a bit busy for much of the month. And looking back nothing particularly stands out for me as a favorite. I suppose, though, the outfit I want to wear again and again is my tweed jacket with my button up shirt.

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What about you? Do you have a favorite outfit of mine from January? I’d love to hear from you. All you have to do is vote below! And remember, you should be able to click on the thumbnails if you want to see all the details for a particular outfit.

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P.S. Red, black and plaid won for December.

Favorite Outfit of December

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In the midst of everyone going over their favorite outfits from 2014 I’m still over here asking you to vote for your favorite from December! It’s easier, though, because there aren’t very many. Travel, food poisoning, and general holiday craziness put a damper on my posting.

But first, a shout-out to my mom. Today is her birthday and I have to say that we’ve been influencing each others fashion choices for years. In fact, I think she was more adventurous than I was! I distinctly remember her trying to get me to mix patterns as a kid and me saying no way

My, how times have changed.

However, one thing hasn’t changed. As usual, I can’t pick just one outfit as my favorite. I have two.

december-outfitsI just couldn’t pick. Of course the one on the left might be influenced by my adorable blog co-star (seen below). But the one on the right was so fun I actually wore it twice in December. I loved the red cardigan with the black and plaid.

Either way, both of these outfits fit my current favorite version of casual: solid colors with pattern accents. And jeans, of course.

So, now it’s your turn to tell me what you liked the best from December! Don’t forget, you should be able to click on each photo to see it full sized at the original post. And you can vote using the poll below!

 

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And, if you’re curious, the camel sweater, green jeans and plaid scarf won for November. So of course I wore it again on Friday.

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Favorite Outfit of November

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

Guess what everyone! It’s time for our monthly wrap-up and your chance to vote for your favorite outfit from November.

Of course, first I’m sure you all want to know what my favorite outfit from the month was. I’ll be honest, I think it’s a three way tie. And that I am glad I bought new riding boots.

favorite-november-outfitsI love these three outfits because they all felt so…me. Preppy with edge. I think that’s how I’m describing my style these days. I felt amazing in all three outfits and would wear them or something similar all fall and winter. By the way, a very similar outfit won for October: the plaid scarf and cream sweater with, you guessed it, jeans and riding boots.

Clearly you guys feel the same way as me. That’s why we like each other.

So, what will it be this month? One of my favorites or something else entirely? Don’t forget to vote using the poll below and remember you should be able to click any of the thumbnails to see the full outfit.

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Favorite Outfit of October

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Looking back at October I realize I wore quite a few neutrals. Gray, black, and navy seemed to be the theme. So maybe that’s why my two favorite outfits are the more colorful ones.

october_favorites_Chicago_style_loop_looksThese are the two outfits that I felt the most “me” in. I think because October was the month when I started experimenting with Le Tote so I was working in pieces that I wouldn’t necessarily have purchased. Like that maxi skirt. Or the floral top.

Also, that white jeans and gray sweater outfit? When I originally wore it I wasn’t sold. But then I wore it again for a photo shoot with Crain’s Chicago Business and ended up liking it more the second time around. Speaking of which, I believe the article is supposed to run on the Crain’s website on November 20th. It may require a log-in but it’s free to set up an account. Hint hint.

So, which outfit will you vote for? One of my favorites? The one Crain’s liked? Something else entirely? Click on any of the photos below to go to the full picture and then vote at the bottom of this post!

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P.S. Want to know what won last month? It ended up being the denim jacket, striped shirt, leopard scarf, and white skirt outfit!

Favorite Outfit of September

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So, how was your September? Did it go as quickly as mine did? I think it went so quickly because I had some great opportunities, both in blog life and regular life. I got to try jeans from American Eagle Outfitters, a dress from eShakti, attend a beer tasting event, and go to Arlington Race Track all because of this blog.

I don’t ever want to be a sell-out and I still feel a little weird doing sponsored posts but I never in a million years would have guessed that blogging could bring me opportunities like the one at Arlington or even Lakeshore Beverage.

Sometimes writing this blog is a pain in the butt and sometimes I feel like I don’t know how to balance living my life and writing about my life. I used to blog just as an outlet but now I do it because of the community. So, thanks everyone.

Oh, you probably want to know what my favorite outfit from last month was before you vote on yours. Well, I personally loved how I felt in my super-fancy Rent the Runway dress so that definitely makes the top of the overall list. But for work outfits, I think I have to go with the peplum and cropped pants look. Two of my oldest clothing items that I’d never worn together and I ended up really loving the silhouette on me!

So, your turn. What was your favorite? Don’t forget to vote using the poll below!

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Favorite Outfit of August

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Were you wondering if you were going to get to vote for your favorite outfit of August? Never fear! I didn’t forget. I just actually had enough blog content for the past week that this post got pushed until today. Oh, and don’t forget that some of that content includes a giveaway of a Fossil watch!

August was a month of me getting into more of a routine with my “new normal.” I’ve discovered that I actually prefer working 7AM to 4PM and, as someone who hates mornings, this is crazy. I’ve learned that I’m no good with the remote and our camera on a tripod but it’s better than nothing since I need to take photos after work and my husband won’t always be home.

We’re getting Chewie on a pretty regular routine and my husband’s work schedule seems to have settled down…for now. We’re pretty sure it’s all going to change again in the next two weeks. So, I’ll let you know in the September wrap-up post if I’ve gone crazy again.

So, to go along with the whole getting into a routine to keep things simple, I think my favorite outfit from August was actually one of my simplest.

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It helps that I love this picture, too. But, overall, the lightweight chambray shirt with my white jeans and silver loafers is my pick for my favorite outfit from August. It’s simple, summery, and still allows me to not feel like a schlub at work even though I’m wearing jeans.

Although, I have to say I also really like the pleated skirt with the white t-shirt and polka dot scarf….

So, you tell me: which is your favorite? Vote in the poll below!

 

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Oh, and in case you’re curious, this was the outfit that won last August! Still one of my favorites!

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Favorite Outfit of July

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Welcome to Monday! The first Monday in August. I know everyone on the Internet is wondering where June and July went and I’m no different. My July was a never-ending whirlwind and, as I’ve said before, I’m still figuring out my “new normal.”

Which means I apologize for the small amount of outfit photos from the past month. At least it will hopefully make it easier for you to pick your favorite?

But first: last month’s winner was my stripes and polka dots look. Good choice, guys! The more I look at that outfit the more I love it, too.

And my favorite from this month? Probably the one where I wore some of my favorite things!

Little black dress with blue accessories

I mean, really, did you expect anything different?

So, what was YOUR favorite from July?

 

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Favorite Outfit of June

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Wow, guys, we made it through June! This month has been a whirlwind.

Historically, June has been my lowest month in terms of number of outfit posts. Usually because I go on vacation. This year, though, June is still my lowest but it’s not because of vacation!

Nope. Here’s what I did in June instead:

  1. Ran a 200 mile, 12 person relay
  2. Got a new puppy
  3. Quit my job of six years and started a new one
  4. Watched my husband graduate from College 2.0 and start a brand new career

I think the only thing we didn’t do (other than go on vacation) was move! And I don’t plan to do that for awhile. Hopefully.

Interestingly, even though I don’t have that many outfits to choose from, picking one was still difficult. However, I have to say the outfit I felt the most awesome in was my navy and floral look.

floral-pants-navy-shirt-1_thumb.jpgI think this is the second time I’ve picked an outfit with these pants as my favorite! Apologies if you’re tired of seeing them. If you are, go look at what won as YOUR favorite outfit for May!

Or vote for something other than these pants. Your call.

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Favorite Outfit of May

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It’s time once again to pick your favorite outfit from the past month! First, though, if you’re curious, the outfit that won from April was the polka dot sweater and gray pencil skirt combination. I was not expecting that!

So, readers, will you surprise me again this month? Well, first I have to tell you what my favorite outfit was. And I actually could only narrow it down to two.

favorite_may_outfitI loved how comfortable yet put together the purple cardigan, gray scarf, and black and white top were together. But I also loved how bright and preppy my navy blazer looks with my pink skirt so I’m always drawn to that combination as well.

And, apparently, I really like this pose. I swear I didn’t base my favorite outfit picks on that! It’s actually kind of embarrassing, actually.

So, let’s move on to YOU telling me what your favorite outfit is from May. You should be able to click on any of the thumbnails to go to the original post and the poll is below all the thumbnails.

Have fun!

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