a year of outfits

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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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29 Responses to a year of outfits

  1. Fabiola "Fab" December 27, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    A year of amazing outfits that is! :)
    Xoxo

  2. Jenn December 27, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    What an amazing year of outfits! I looove the high-waisted maroon trousers + navy collar tank outfit.. my fave for sure :) Happy New Year!

  3. Lindsay @lindsayliving December 27, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Flipping through these outfit photos was so fun! I love your vintage style. It was also interesting watching your hair get shorter as I scrolled down through the post. ;) Here’s to another year of lovely outfits!

    xo,
    Lindsay

    Lindsay Living

  4. Berty Morales December 27, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    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.

  5. Dom December 27, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Fantastic! All these outfits have been personal favorites! Such inspiring looks to try for the upcoming new year!

  6. Sarah Kyle December 27, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    They are all so freaking adorable.

  7. Azu December 27, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    That first look has got to be my favorite. All of these looks are so perfectly put together :) I love your style!

    xoxo

    Azu

    http://www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

  8. Naomi A December 27, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    You have such great personal style! I love the shoes from the first pic, I see them frequently!

    I am having a little giveaway you might like!

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/

  9. Jennifer December 27, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    I’ve loved following your style this year :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  10. Moda de Colores December 27, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Love your personal style, and love that sometimes you repeat shoes.
    HNY!!

    http://modadecolores.blogspot.com.es/

  11. Liz December 27, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Looks like a great year! Amazing looks!!

    http://lavieenliz.com

  12. Girl@boroughvintage December 27, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Great outfits! I can’t believe the year has come and gone. Happy New Year!!

    http:www.boroughvintage.com

  13. Jo - Lost in the Haze December 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Four years?! Big congratulations Erin! Here’s to another year of beautiful outfits, eh! : )

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

  14. izzy December 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I always love seeing what you come up with style wise, always so inspiring!

  15. Aggie December 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Hi there!
    Just discovered your blog !
    I’m completly falling in love with your style ♥
    I continue my visit :)

    Kisses from France!

  16. Jade Sheldon December 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I think you look more beautiful now than ever before! That confidence you speak of is definitely shining through! Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings…

  17. Tilly December 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Beautiful. So many of these outfits are making me swoon right now! You’re really inspiring my sewing wish list.

  18. riris December 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    I’am a big fan of your blog, you give me tousand dozen inspirations,
    yhank you so much..

    xo,Rist!
    http://ristlicious.blogspot.com/

  19. Katie-Louise Ford December 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    You’re an absolute dream! Happy New Year sweetheart xx

  20. Grace December 28, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    I love your style! I’m so jealous of your dress collection, mine is a bit lacking.

    Grace
    http://gracep-photos.blogspot.com

  21. Rona December 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Love em all! :) You’re fantastic!!! Have a wonderful 2013
    x

  22. Crystal Lee December 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    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!

  23. Gracie December 29, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    You’re SO lovely! That pale green & pink one was my favourite. I love your colour combos.

  24. nination December 29, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    you look great! I love your style and the dress are amazing!

  25. hannah December 30, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    another year of stylish babe-dom

    happy new years!

  26. airikastore December 31, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    wow.. stunning!!

  27. mariebayarea January 17, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    you just reminded me why i love you sooo…sigh….

  28. eileenv January 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    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.

    //Eileen

  29. Rebecca January 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    What a great summary! Your style is fantastic. Also, I love the blue polka-dot pleated dress with the cream blouse. Simply gorgeous! : D

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