a year of outfits


this december marks the four-year anniversary of calivintage, and i sort of can’t believe the whirlwind it’s been since i first started sheepishly snapping outfit pictures on my rooftop in 2008. rather than post a million and one outfits from the beginning of time, i thought i’d stick with the usual year-end round up of some of my personal favorite outfits over the past year. it’s always fun looking back and seeing the ways we’ve grown and changed (or stayed the same), and each outfit holds it’s own set of memories.

a few observations:
1. this year, i decided to be comfortable and just wear my favorite flats instead of destroying my feet with sky-high heels. the only problem is that i think i got a little too comfortable slipping on my ferragamos every day. good thing for me, i did some christmas shopping the past couple of weeks and invested in quite a few pairs of fancy new shoes. perhaps 2013 will be my year of shoes?
2. my hair grew so long! i always think of myself as the girl with a blunt bob, but 2012 was the year i decided to grow out my tresses. the past couple of months it got long enough to try a few updos, but we’ll see how long i can resist the stylist’s chair…
3. i feel like i really came into my own this year in terms of my style. my whole life, i’ve done a lot of experimenting. i appreciate a broad range of styles, and i’ve certainly gone through a lot of phases. most of them have been fleeting, but as i find myself approaching the age of 30 in less than a month, i think i’ve started to settle-in to a signature look, and i’ve really started to focus on cultivating my ideal wardrobe with those “investment pieces” they speak of in magazines. i know my style will never stop evolving, but i can say that i feel more comfortable in my clothes, and my skin, than ever before.

who knows what 2013 will hold, but thank you so much to each and every one of you for following me along on my journey, stopping by to say hello, and being the wonderful people that really truly make this blog possible. here’s to another wonderful year ahead!

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  1. What an amazing year you had. I love your vintage style so much it has inspired me as well. Love every single look posted on this post, it is hard to pick just one. I hope that you and your love ones had a great Christmas and wishing you all a Prosperous New Years.

  2. I love how upbeat and colorful your wardrobe is! a veritable vintage rainbow! And your hair looks really great at this longer length. Oh ya, also, thanks for posting my outfit in your inspiration round up. I am so flattered! Happy Holidays!

  3. I loooove those bright and light green dresses you have to pull over your shirt. They look amazing!

    Are they vintage as well, or do you perhaps have a tip on where to buy that style? :))

    Love your style.


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