My New Favorite Outfit: It's My Blogoversary!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's My Blogoversary!

Today is a year since My New Favorite Outfit was started, and what a year it's been!  I'd have to say I've really enjoyed the time, but I had no idea how much work or how much fun it would be.  I feel like I've gotten a style I'm happy with again, and I definitely know I've gotten more self-confidence along the way too.

I thought it would be fun to share my first outfit picture with you (taken with a my iPhone no less) and then show you how I'd wear it today.  I thought about doing a whole week of this series: then and now, but honestly, I wasn't crazy about a lot of the "then" pictures, so I really didn't want to share them "now." One of the things I remember from Go Blog Social in August was someone saying that if you're not at least a little bit embarrassed of some of your early posts, you aren't growing.  I like that, I don't ever want to feel like my style is stagnant.

I really do like my first outfit picture though, I was so excited to wear it and after countless compliments at school that day, I decided to take the dive and share my outfit with the world.....or like the 17 people who viewed my blog for it's first month of life.  Hehe.  Anyway,  my take today is a little bit different.  Last year I owned like a million cardigans and no blazers, today I prefer the structure a blazer gives.  I also wore this with a plain white tee last year, and now I prefer a blouse with a little bit of texture and interest (I'm currently craving this one, it has sequin sleeves, people!). I think style is an ever changing process, and I think it's fun to see how mine has changed throughout this year.

To all of you who take the time to stop by and check out my style, and those who comment so regularly:  I genuinely want to thank you for your support, and you definitely help make my little hobby worth while!












Blazer: Loft c/o Chippmunk similar Loft Coupons
Blouse: Loft c/o Chippmunk similar
Skirt: Target $6 cute option / Target Coupons
Necklace: Rue 21 $10 (in stores) love this option
Bracelets: Stella and Dot Bracelets: Chimera, MoxieRenegade
Shoes: Audrey Brookes $26 similar DSW Coupons

44 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary! I always enjoy your posts!

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  2. Congratulations on your one year blogoversary! Isn't it fun to see how our personal style evolves as the years go on!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Your blog was the first I started reading some months ago. It has started a whole new interest in fashion for me, and how I can adapt some trends to be wearable even on someone of my age! (over 50). I've also discovered the fun of thrifting too. Here's to many more posts!

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  4. Happy Blog Birthday! I cringe at some of mine and Kayla's earlier photos, ha ha! Blogging is a lot of fun and a great way to learn about yourself and your personal style. Making "blog" friends was an extra bonus and an unexpected surprise for me :)

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  5. Happy anniversary Ginny!!!!!!! Weren't you surprised at how much work it is? I sure was!!!! Love your outfit. I'm also amazed at how much my style has changed and evolved. Enjoy today!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  6. i LOVE this blazer- it looks amazing with the skirt :) congrats on one year- can't believe mine in coming up soon!!

    <3 Jenna Brianne

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  7. Happy 1st Blog Anniversary Ginny. You have come a long way and gained over 500 followers and even more readers, since then. I like how at first glance the Then & Now Outfits look the same yet are different. A Blouse & a Blazer are definitely more structured and more chic than a Tee & a Cardigan. I adore that Skirt. Your first Outfit was real nice but now it's ten times better. Your poses have changed too- lots of confidence in your eyes.

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  8. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for sharing your first outfit post, it was fun to see. :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Cash Giveaway!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! I love both outfits, but your gold shoes really make it pop this time!

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  10. Happy blogiversary! You look fabulous! I love that skirt!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  11. Happy anniversary! You have had such an amazing and successful first year! Yours was one of the blogs that inspired me to start my own. I love your outfit (the then and now) and can see how the newer version reflects how your style has evolved!

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  12. Happy anniversary! You have had such an amazing and successful first year! Yours was one of the blogs that inspired me to start my own. I love your outfit (the then and now) and can see how the newer version reflects how your style has evolved!

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  13. Happy blogiversary! So fun to see the "then" and "now", your style has definitely come a long way!

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  14. Happy one year! It'll be mine in a couple months too! I used to take my outfit photos with my iPhone too haha.

    I've made a bit of a switch from 100% cardigans to about 40% cardigans and 60% blazers too. I used to own one, now I have three. They really smarten up an outfit =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  15. Happy Blog Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!! I love your blog, thank you for all the time and effort you put into it! You have great advice and I love seeing the deals and steals you get!

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  16. Happy anniversary!

    I like the belt in the before picture, but I do love the blazer more than the cardigan!

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  17. Happy Blogsaversary! Your first outfit photo looks great! Mine was horrendous, haha. And I love that you did a full circle post and re-styled it! You look amazing - I love everything about this outfit!

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  18. Happy One Year! It is fun to see how you have grown. I definitely agree that some of my older posts are kind of embarrassing!

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  19. I still take all my pictures with my iPhone! :( Hopefully soon I'll get a nice camera!

    xoxo,
    Lauren from Modern Modesty

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  20. Very cool! Happy Blogsaversary!! Very cool idea to restyle your first outfit post (which wasn't terrible itself!)

    Nailah

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  21. congrats on the blogaversary
    it's so cool when it rolls around isn't it
    here's to another great year for you
    brett

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  22. Happy Blog Birthday! Love how you wore the same skirt as you did a year ago. Both ways are wonderful but I really like it with the statement necklace in today's post!

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  23. What a great way to celebrate your Blogaversary! Looking back at how your style has grown and developed is a lot of fun - thanks for sharing ... J

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  24. Congrats on one year...cheers to many more amazing outfits to come!

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  25. Happy blogaversay! I love the way your style has evolved over the last year, very polished and professional :)

    <3 danielle
    goodwillista.blogspot.com

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  26. Happy blogiversary, dear girl!!!

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  27. Happy 1 Year Blogaversary!! I love that skirt and how you did a then and now picture!! SO perfect! :)

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  28. Such a cute look! Love me a structured blazer as well! Happy Blogoversary!!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  29. Happy Blogoversary!! This is a great look! :)

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  30. This is such a fun post! It makes me want to go through old photos!

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  31. Yay! Congratulations on your first blogging anniversary! I love that you went back and "recreated" your first outfit post - so cute. I like both versions, but the blazer adds such a nice structure to the outfit :) I'm excited to have my first blogging anniversary in January - I can't believe I've been at it for 9 months already!

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  32. Congrats to you Ginny! I love your style and you were just as cute when you started! I love the fact that, through blogging, we can gain the support of other women who lift us up and help us to be better people. That is just fabulous! Blessings for more success in year 2!! Susan

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  33. Congrats Sis! So glad you started your blog and I look forward to the many years ahead! Love you!

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  34. Happy birthday to your blog! I love the way you've re-styled this outfit. That skirt is so pretty!

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  35. happy blogiversary :) so happy i've "met" you!

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  36. Congrats, and happy blogoversary!

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  37. Happy Blogoversary!! What a great idea to recreate your first post, it was a great outfit back then and it is even better now. Congrats.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  38. LOVE this! What a great way to celebrate the blogoversary!!!

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  39. Happy blogoversary, Ginny! I've enjoyed getting to know you better this past year. Isn't it fun to watch your style evolve as you blog?

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  40. Happy blogoversary! What a fun way to celebrate :)

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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  41. Happy blogaversary! Love your current remix of the striped skirt, it's even better than the first.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  42. Congratulations on your blogaversary! Crazy how time flies by! I adore your style! Do your friends/family know about your blog? If so, how soon did you tell them?

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