What also surprises me is how frequently I play with clothes. In my head, it's something I do only occasionally when I have time and energy -- but, checking my blog, I realize I dress up a lot. More than any activity in my current life besides work and motorcycle-riding. And I'm not even including outfits I wear but don't post here because they were disappointing. Yes, I have those...
I just checked and saw that I posted 41 outfits this year. Of that total, I'm pleased with 32 of them. That's a success-rate of 75%. Not bad for a novice. With modest pride, I'm showing you some highlights below. (I'm not including the mermaid tail because technically that's not an outfit.)
As some of you have helpfully noted, I'm beginning to develop a style. Certain designs and colors work for me and everyone agrees when that magic happens. Your feedback helps me identify when efforts succeed. Thank you for that assistance.
I hope we all continue to improve in 2016!
Great choices, Ally. I really like the first three dresses as they exude classic style and give you a nice curvy shape. And showing some neckline really works on you. Happy new year! xoxReplyDelete
You chose some wonderful outfits here. Each outfit fits you so well and shows off your long and lean body.ReplyDelete
My favs in order are the black dress with the sexy slit, the red suit and that last shot with the gorgeous pink, white and black dress.
We only learn through experimentation. Keep having fun!
Thanks Suzanne. I appreciate your frequent good advice.Delete
I agree with Patti: you look fabulous with a neckline to show off your beautiful shoulders! And you have such gorgeous legs...*sigh* Here's to another year of awesome outfits and experimentation!ReplyDelete
How did I miss that 2nd outfit...the stunning black dress?! (Or, if it's due to failing memory...how could I forget!?)ReplyDelete
You chose some superb outfits to showcase your successful 2015. I still learn by trial and error too. The blog photos certainly help to see the reality of the situation where the mirror can sometimes be a bit more misleading.
Have a safe and Happy New Year, Ally! xo
Thanks, Lisa. The black dress appeared early in the year.ReplyDelete
Wow. - the pink top and black & white outfit looks stunning :)ReplyDelete
Red is a beautiful color on you! And those legs - rawwwrrr! :) Hope you had a lovely holiday.ReplyDelete
loved these!! that red looks great and you need more dresses in that style. so flattering on you.ReplyDelete
Wow 41 looks is some serious dedication... you should be proud of that alone. Nearly an outfit a week! It's helpful to look back at old photos of yourself when trying to figure out your personal style. Like you said, there are certain elements (clothes that show off your legs and collarbone!) that pop up that you may not realize until you actually see it for yourself!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to what 2016 has in store for you. I have a feeling it will be great! xx
I think red suits you very well, these earthy tones maybe not toooo much, but also white and pink as in the last picture :)ReplyDelete
When I look back at my looks in like maybe 25% ... taste changes over time and thats fine I think. And fashion is always trial and error, isnt it :)?
Aaaaaaaall the best for the new year!!!!
Yes girl, the last picture is amazing! Red is also your color! Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
42 style posts, that is pretty good! And %75 is more then half so that is good too! Keep it up!ReplyDelete
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It's been a fantastic year of outfits for you. You've taken new risks, tried new things, younger and older styles. I love it. It reminds me why I love experimenting, even if it doesn't always work.ReplyDelete
That is a fabulous black dress!ReplyDelete
I would love to see the other 26 outfits you liked in 2015 ... These are certainly awesome choices ... I love the first three and the last one. Your killer legs shine through in all the dresses which of course adds a little more to the outfits!!!ReplyDelete
I love that you are experimenting and feel comfortable to share your experiments with us.
I look forward to sharing 2016 with you in Blogland!!!
Excellent choices, I definitely think these are some of your best from the year. I love them all. Keep playing with clothes and have fun- that's how it should be. I look forward to seeing more of your looks. Hope you're enjoying the holiday season.ReplyDelete
I love the black dress, it is beautiful, the chartreuse suit outfit is a fabulous and the colour looks amazing on you. Happy 'outfitting' in 2016!ReplyDelete
You definitely have developed your own style since I've started following you and I love all of these looks. I'm totally partial to the red dress (the first outfit) with the gold tinsel; just such a neat, classy put-together look.ReplyDelete
Loving your looks, especially the most elegant ones, the black dress, second from top, is my favorite ! Looking great, keep it up and keep experimenting with fashion, can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016. I will be there, my friend. KissesReplyDelete
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Those outfits are indeed ever so good. I had not seen that stunning black dress yet. Wow... that is gorgeous. I don't think I could look as good as this in such a dress. As for style development... I am still trying and failing. It is definitely not something I was born with. But trial and error and looking at many blogs helps me improve. Have a fantastic 2016 Ally.ReplyDelete
Red is most certainly a great color on you Ally! My favorite though is the black dress...wow! For me, it seems like my sense of style has emerged with age like so many things seem to.ReplyDelete
That black number - wow! You look wonderful, happy and relaxed, too.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely recap, Ally. Thank you for sharing some of your favourite fashion highlights from the past year with us. That subtly green tinged gold suit slays me in the best kind of way each time I see it. Tres elegant!!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful outfits and I'm really pleased for you that you feel you're developing your own style and growing in confidence. It's a journey we're all on and I love seeing the path everyone takes.ReplyDelete
I love those shot silk trousers on your - so chic and something a little bit different for you and oh, that red dress that's your favourite - stunning.
What a wonderful post :) I wish you a happy healthy 2016 with lots of fun!ReplyDelete
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You certainly did better than I - I only "liked" 17% of my outfits :(ReplyDelete
I've been wondering how you'd do in skinny jeans, flats, a blazer and a fun necklace ?
What an interesting idea! I wish you could help me shop for jeans.Delete