Two thousand eleven has definitely been a year of changes in my style. When I started blogging I tried copying many young blogger's styles and was all about trial and error. This year however I decided my style needed to grow-up a bit, after all there are cute outfits that look great on 20 year olds, but I'm way past my 20's and I needed something that made me feel like me, and not like someone else. So this is the year in review of Modesty is Pretty, hope you tag along!
This skirt proved to be a great purchase, I continued to wear it a lot throughout the year and I became obsessed with mustard. I also became more comfortable with mixing colors.
When I wore this. I loved this outfit although I felt a bit unsure about the collar (felt a bit childish), I have a fondness for peter pan collars.
I'm not much of a scarf wearer but I have tons of scarves, I liked this one very much, there are so many ways to wear scarves and add interest to your outfit.
This was the first skirt I ever made. It was made from leftover silk from some curtains my mom had made. I used this pattern, it is very easy to follow for those who are making a skirt for the first time.
I had wanted a pink skirt for the longest time, when I was unable to find it, I bought a regular vintage skirt and refashioned it into something I wanted. I made the scallops for the first time and I loved them.
I saw a skirt at Anthropologie just like this one but theirs was very unflattering on me and had an elastic waist (which I dislike) so I refashioned a white dress and made my own version.
I often wear long sleeves even though I dislike them, but I do like the way rolled sleeves look.
When I saw all the 70's inspired looks in magazines I thought I would never try it because I disliked 70's fashion, then I found this dress and boots. I'm still not a big fan of that fashion decade, but I won't say no to it anymore.
Classic! Can't go wrong with classic, I wore this to my nephew's high school graduation.
I thrifted this dress because I loved the green color, bright colors make me happy. I tailored the sleeves and the length of the dress to fit me.
This outfit was inspired (copied) from a blogger I follow, I had thought about refashioning this skirt, but some things are better left alone.
July is one of the hottest months here in Texas! It was torture but this necklace made me want to get dressed. I bought it at Anthro for $30 bucks because it was broken, but that has never stopped me, I bought it, fixed it and I wore it a lot of times.
I'm a big fan a crocheted garments, I have had this top for a couple of years and never got around to wear it because it's rather bulky, I figured belting it was the only way I could wear it, and I was right.
When I bought this skirt I was a bit nervous about the length but thanks to supportive comments I got over it and it turned out to be one of my favorite skirts during the summer.
The top is one of my favorites too, it was a boring off white shade, once I dyed it I wore it a lot.
I have a fondness for 1950's looks.
Another 60's dress I thrifted, 60's dresses made me change my mind about shift dresses, they are very flattering.
This ModCloth skirt fits perfect, I highly recommend it, it's a semi-full skirt so that it's not overwhelming on your hips.
The outfit is perfectly preppy, just the way I like it. I have this thing for uniform inspired looks too.
When I thrifted this jacked I knew it would be the perfect jacket for the Fall, my favorite season.
I loved combining sequins and ruffles in this outfit, V-necks are very flattering to short necks.
Curvy girls I have always admired your curves, this outfit gave the illusion of curves and I loved it.
I wore make up and my red dress, I loved how the make-up looked, however I won't wear it everyday. Natural is beautiful too.
One of the things I have noticed in my blog is that I wear a lot of stripes and plaids, so I combined my two favorite prints.
And the last change of the year, I took a plunge into skinny jeans, I'm definitely going to wear them more often, I really like them but I never found a pair that fit, that is, until I learned how easy it is to tailor them.
Ladies thank you all so much for staying with me this year, and for always being encouraging with your comments. When I started blogging, I didn't have any idea of what kind of style I liked. With time though, I've learned to dress in a way that makes me happy and comfortable, but all your kind and encouraging comments, and constructive criticism have helped along the way. I look forward to next year, and I'm excited to see what other things and changes it will bring. ^_^