Friday, December 30, 2011

Dressing Up For Me in Review 2011

Here´s a  recap in photos of  what I´ve worn this year. First, I ate my words when I said at the beginning of the year that I wouldn´t be buying anymore leopard because it´s overhyped which is still is. I bought a top, a bag and a clutch( which you´ll see in my future posts) aside from my leopard skirt and 2 year old tights which I already had.

Leopard prints

And talking about faux leather, meet the newest addition to the family, a pleated and orangey number which I scored from the summer sales this year at Bershka.


I did try following the trends this year but with a twist. I wore the midi skirt in floral mode, did the color blocking in lemon and lime instead of orange and fuschia, tried the perennial nautical look in red and blue and white stripes which turned out to be a color block in disguise with the yellow scarf  around my neck( Hey, I tried hitting two birds with one stone!) and when Missoni colaborated with H&M, I found a cheaper alternative for chevron prints at a local store in here. You just have to werk it, girl. ;)

Mosaic Trends2

Then I fell in love with orange:

Orange Mosaic

Nuff said.

I also learned how to tie scarves which I love to collect but don´t wear enough.


This year, I posted six photos of me wearing a dress( only six!), I´m showing four. The rightmost is the newest while the others have been with me for more than three years now. If there´s one thing I learned from blogging about what I wore, it´s the idea that you can re-invent your look even if you´re wearing the same dress over and over again by tweaking the accessories that you´re wearing with it. A short knitted cardigan here, a short denim jacket there, a change in the color of your bag over there or a colored brooch on your shoulder and that´s it. So easy, no? ;)

Mosaic Dress

I´m not really a dress wearing person. I´m more of the jeans,shorts and/or separates person so I had more fun with skirts. Having a solid basic colored skirt like beige is a must because you can pair it with any top and you´re ready to go. The same goes for printed skirts and when army green was the trend, I wore mine as a skirt. I tried the fluoro trend too in pink perfectly paired with a dark blue top and a floral cardigan in my fave color/shade, purple. I had  a million of choices of combos for these pairings and I know that you do too with separates. :)

Mosaic-skirts 2

If there´s something which I´ve tried experimenting this year, these are prints like, swirls, stripes and black and white, tie dye and dark printed colors which have become this autumn´s and this winter´s trendy colors.


Lastly, I was ¨stoked¨ when I saw Rachel Berry wore this plaid skirt in one of Glee´s episode. What can I say, I´ve arrived! Okay, so that was just a coincidence. hehehe!


So there, I had a lot of fun checking at what I wore this year and got bleary eyed on the way too. These may not be the best looks and choices for you but I´m just a simple girl who´s trying to document what I wore for the past two years. I hope you also liked my bling, travel and food posts too when I noticed that there are a lot of ME photos indoors. lol!

Anyway, here´s to more funnier and wittier stories on 2012, promise! In the meantime, let´s enjoy the last day and night of the year by celebrating it with zest, laughter and lots of love all the way.


PS:  Please be careful with the fireworks. It might catch on your pretty dress. ;)




Reese Milania said...

Che, happy new year to you and your hubby. Buti ka pa daming outfit post, while ako wala masyado, tinamad kasi ako eh haha. Ingat and God Bless.

Jing said...

Ate Che!I miss you. it's the last day of 2011 here but I'm greeting you a Happy Happy New Year in advance! You're getting sexier and more fashionable each year. Let's cheers to that! ;)

Sherin said...

Great round up outfits. Looks like you had a really stylish year. I love all the faux leather. I embraced it this year as well.

Mom Fashion World said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Ate Che!
Wish you all the best in 2012.
God bless.

sacramento said...

Happy New year, dear friend.
Let´s keep in closer touch this year.
Much love
FELIZ AÑO NUEVO, guapa mía

vitaMinn style said...

Happy New Year to you, Che! I miss blogging and I miss reading your blog!

Have to say that the outfit with scarves are my favorite, you should do MORE of those for 2012! And your Glee Rachel Berry plaid is waaaay cool!! :)

Btw, you'll be so proud of me, I pulled a successful tapas party for NYE, post coming soon!

L1L2 said...

enjoyed your leather skirts the best! tempted to try them in 2012! and yes, have a wonderful year ahead! happy new year...