Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 20 of 2013

It's always fun taking a trip down memory lane to reminiscence the past year. As 2013 draws to a close, I rounded up some of my favorite looks that I have posted on the this blog, twenty to be exact.

From the chevron craze earlier this year, to leopard being the new neutral, wearing more stripes than anything else, bright and bold colors, ankle boots being my BFF all year long, being mad about plaid, fur vests galore and my Phillip Lim for Target bag being my favorite purchase of the year, 2013 was probably the most fun I have had with fashion.

I learned what I like and don't like, what suits my style and budget and not to buy and wear things solely because someone else has it or looks cute in it. Believe it or not, I toned down my spending during the second half of the year and really thought hard about my purchases and how they could be worn more than just once. The key was reminding myself that I didn't necessarily need a particular item just because it was cute.

Style/fashion blogging is truly more than just clothes, it's getting inspired and inspiring others, building self confidence, managing personal budgets and financial boundaries, learning self control, a place where you can actually show people a glimpse of your personality without having to say a word and most importantly, for me, a creative outlet that's all my own.

I look forward to sharing more of my personal life and style with all of you in 2014. Thank you again for making this year one of the most memorable ones in all my years. This little space of mine is pretty special. I wouldn't be pouring my heart into if it weren't for you. If you have a question about any of the looks posted today, just shoot me an email or leave a comment. I didn't have the focus to link back to the original posts. Sorry for slacking.

I wish all of you a safe and Happy New Year. I hope you ring in the new year with a happy heart and big dreams for 2014. I am taking tomorrow off, so the Random Wednesday link up will be back in business next week. Be safe and cheers to us all. God bless!



Ashleigh said...

I think I love the first time you busted out your Lim bag the best!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Can't wait to see what styles you show us next year. Have a great rest of this year and a fabulous 2014!!!


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

You have an adorable fashion sense. I liked all your outfits. You're so right that there was a chevron craze last year. I do hope the trend lasts into 2014, because it's such a flattering print.

Happy New Year to you. Hope you have a fantastic time celebrating.

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Unknown said...

So great to see these all together. Just love your Philip Lim bag ^^

Have a very happy New Year's Eve! :)


Nina Piccini said...

Lovely round up!
Cheers to 2014!

xo, Nina

Charming Lucy said...

I have made up my mind to be a more purposeful shopper too! I tend to think I need every piece of cute clothing I see on blogs! But they do not all look good on me!! Thanks for the encouragement! I love the blue and red maxi - a maxi is on my wish list for summer! Susan

Kimberly said...

I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried - love them all! Have a happy new year's! xo


TaraMixandMatch said...

Happy New Year Shanna! Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year love! Hope that 2014 is just as great, if not better than 2013!!

Heidi said...

Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!


Daria said...

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Daria said...

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let me know!


Unknown said...

I love your style, cant wait to see what you have in store for 2014. Have a Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true!
Ms Dee Kay

Rebecca said...

It was a great fash 2013 for you Shanna.....HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!!


Claire said...

In every outfit you are stunning! 2013 was good to you in everyway fashion especially. You are beautiful with the best personality ever, I pray many more blessing on you in 2014 and hope it's the best year yet! Happy New Year

God bless



TheTinyHeart said...

Happy New Year, Shanna! Here's to a fashionable 2014! :)

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Jeans and a Teacup said...

I think you killed it this year with your outfits! Happy New Year! Looking forward to following along in 2014!
Jeans and a Teacup

Helene in Between said...

I always adore your style shanna!!! you did not disappoint this year. Can't wait to see what 2014 holds!

J is for Jessica said...

I think my favorite is that red and white striped dress! Makes me ready for summer! Happy New Year!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Every single outfit is a hit! I wish I had your style sense! I'm excited to see your outfits for 2014!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Happy New Year, Shanna! I am looking forward to more life and fashion inspiration from you in 2014!! XO

Sarah Tucker said...

That red and black chevron dress is so stunning on you!! That is by far my favorite! Happy New Year!!

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

What great looks! Your style continues to be an inspiration. I can't wait to see what you wear in 2014!!

Franziska said...

I love that you switch between girly girl, preppy, bohemian, and everything in between like it's nothing. You just always look so cute! Can't wait to see what 2014 brings for you!!

Unknown said...

What a great recap Shanna, and thank you for sharing all of your amazing looks. I am a huge fan of your blog and style. Wishing you and your love ones a Happy New Year xoxoxo

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You totally brought the fabulous this year!I love checking in daily to see what you've put together.

Happy New Year friend!

FitTravelerAJ said...

Happy New Year to one of my fav bloggers! You are truly amazing and I cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for you and your family!


M said...

My favorite is definitely the striped poncho look. I love a good black and white stripe. Have a great day off and a Happy New Year!

Jessi said...

So many beautiful and diverse looks! Happy New Year!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Happy New Year beautiful lady! Love all your outfits this year! Cheers to 2014!

Anonymous said...

Great outfit recap! Happy new year!

Carly said...

Happy New Years my dear friend!


Corinne said...

So many pretty outfits! Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2014 =)

Corinne x

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Great round up Shanna! LOVE that striped Chevron dress. Here's to an amazing 2014!

Allison said...

You seriously have the best outfits out there my friend. I tried to pick a favorite and couldn't. I love every single one! Happy 2014 Shanna!!

Holly said...

Your style has inspired me all year! I seriously don't know how I got dressed without you're outfit posts. You have helped me to put things together in different ways and really start to maximize what I have in my closet. I am guilty of buying things because they are cute or because someone else has them. I have really toned that down this year too. Yay us! Thank you for allowing me to follow along with your life and style journey! Happy New Year, my friend! xoxo

All That Glitters said...

I love each and every one of them lady! Happy New Year!

susan jakovina said...

I'm going with this...RED is your color. Jeez... it is just fabulous on you. When I looked through for my faves, each of the looks had red. Chevron dress, stripes...yup. RED!