Happy Monday, everyone! This weekend was such a great one. Not only was I able to spend some QT with hubby, but we also got a lot of things done around the house. It’s that time of the year when I start cleaning out closets, drawers and everything in between. So, we did a little bit of that on Saturday and Sunday. By next weekend, we should be done….I hope. 😉
Today’s post is a recap of my favorite outfits from my Personal Style Monday posts. I started this linkup as a way to express my personal style and of course, I wanted to give you all a chance to do the same. I started out by having just 8 or so links for months and now I have 30+ linkups almost each week. I LOVE it and I thank you all for linking up and sharing my links each week. Check out some of my favorite Personal Style Moments of 2014, as well as some things I’ve learned about my personal style along the way.
Clearly I embraced my curves, wore a lot of dresses, and had no problem showing a little bit of skin earlier this year. I enjoyed experimenting with different looks, hairstyles and trends; all while staying true my personal style. I feel like my style has grown, yet has remained simple with a touch of uniqueness that only I can bring. I’ve “found myself” as far as personal style goes, and I’ve pushed my limits when it comes to what I will and won’t wear. Daring to bare my legs in certain outfits, like the black Jessica Simpson dress (above), was liberating and wearing shoes other than flats and sandals was huge for me.
I enjoyed wearing a bit more color this year and I wasn’t afraid to go bold with my outfits. I also learned the importance of knowing your body type. I know what looks good on me and what works for my body; 2 very important things to know when figuring out where to go with your personal style. Something else that’s important to learn while curating your personal style? Trying different things with makeup. For me this was tedious task, but I must admit that it was fun. Weather it was a lip color or a bit of mascara, I took myself to another level in terms of my day to day beauty routine. From makeup to skin care, I’ve re-learned the importance of taking care of my skin as well.
One of my favorite personal style posts this year involved statement jewelry. It was fun sharing my favorite pieces with you! Wearing statement pieces this year saved a lot of my outfits form being boring and blah. It was rather enjoyable styling different pieces and my collection has grown a lot since I published that post. I’d planned to do a separate post on how to shop for statement pieces on eBay, but I didn’t get around to it. No worries; it’s on the top of my to-blog-about list for the new year.
Of course I’ve stayed true to my love for thrifting. Showcasing different outfits with several of my thrifted purchases has been a personal style highlight. I’ve been able to influence others to try thrifting, as well as teach people how to successfully thrift for certain items. Thrifting is a huge part of my personal style and it will continue to be…forever. From thrifted accessories to sweater coats, I’ve had fun showing how to stay on trend without breaking the bank.
So tell me, what did you learn about your personal style this year? Are there any your favorite personal style look from 2014 above? Let me know!
Since this is the last of my Personal Style posts of 2014, I’ve decided to leave today’s linkup open until the last day of the month. Feel free to post as many looks as you’d like from now until then. Thank you all SO much for linking up with me and I look forward to seeing your outfits in the new year. Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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You look fabulous in all the outfits, but my favorite is the second photo of you in the floral dress! Absolutely gorgeous!
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Aw, thank you Stephanie!
Amy Ann says
Sounds like you all had a great week! So fun to hear your style journey. I have definitely learned A TON about my own style since I started blogging. There is just something about seeing yourself in your clothes that really helps. Thanks for hosting!
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Thanks, Amy! I’ve enjoyed your style journey too. Looking forward to 2015! 🙂
I still love your LBD look and thrifted sweater look. I think my style has evolved to adding few more trendier pieces to remixing what I already own. I am glad you discovered some new likes, such as statement necklaces while remaining yourself. It has been a pleasure linking up with you.
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Thanks for keeping up with me, Rachel. Your kind words and comments really helped keep me going this year. Thank you! I’m very glad we connected via-internet in 2014. XO!
your statement pieces are fab! my fav look from you is that LBD with that leopard clutch
Cha Cha The Fashion Genius
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🙂 Thanks, Charnele!
Great roundup of style! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.
Thanks and no problem, Patti!
So many great looks. I love the black dress with the animal print clutch. Minimalistic and very chic.
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Thanks, LV! I appreciate it…xo!
You’re thrifted pieces are stunning! You look glamorous in each one of these pics! I love your hair curly!
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oops sorry, I meant your thrifted pieces…
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Thanks, love! And no prob. I knew what you meant. 😉
Antionette Blake says
I have learned that even when a current style or fad is not “your cup of tea” – you can always take bits and pieces of it to make it your own. Wishing you and Darrius the happiest of holidays and good luck replacing some of the items that you’ll be donating…which I know you will!
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VERY true. I’ve learned the same, sis! Thanks for the well wishes. Same to you and your family…XO!
lorna mai says
As I’m such a colour queen I have to say I love you wearing bright colours like the dress right at the top. You look stunning,
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🙂 Thanks, Lorna! Color has become my friend, lol.
There’s such an ease with your fashion choices. You look great in them all because they represent Whitney!
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Thank you, Glenda. I really appreciate that…xo! 🙂
Oh to Be a Muse says
Wonderful style all year!
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Thanks, my friend! 🙂
Osy Osehie says
All beautiful outfits. I love your statement pieces.
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Thanks, Osy! 🙂
You had some fab outfits girlie, love the lbd the most so chic.
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Thanks so much! I just love a good LBD! 😉
I have really enjoyed watching your style evolve over the year! I love that you aren’t afraid of color or print, but my favorite thing about you is you 100% know what is flattering to your figure! Thanks so much for hosting!
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Carylee, thank you for that! I’ve worked hard on getting to know my body, so thank you for noticing. You’ve been such a joy to follow as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your style, as well as linking up with you in the new year…xo!
Fabulous 30s says
Great recap my dear. You look great. Wish you in the next year more outfit posts. 🙂
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Thanks, Ana! XO
Chic Therapy says
I love the sweater coat look!
🙂 Thank you!
I love so many of your outfits, though the first few photos were my favorites. I just love your natural hairstyle as well.
I don’t mean to hog your linky, but I’ve been doing a lot of work lately overhauling my career wardrobe. And I wanted to show off my results so far.
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Thank you so much! And link up as much as you’d like. Can’t wait to check out your links…XO!
Texas Jak says
I’m new to your blog, but it has been clear that you do exude a level of confidence that is sexy and powerful. From what you’ve shown, you have a great eye and personal style.
Thank you! I really appreciate it. And thanks for following. 🙂
Jennae @ Green & Gorgeous says
I promise, you make every outfit look so, so effortless! I really envy that about you. I tend to agonize over the way I put outfits together. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and new year!
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You are too sweet. Thank you, Jennae! I’m so glad we connected this year via the blogasphere. Happy holidays to you!
I’m so glad I found your blog this year! I’ve been inspired and i’ve made a blog buddy! I can’t pick a fave, cause you look awesome in all of them! 🙂 Happy Holidays! *hugs*
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DITTO, Adrienne! You are such a fashionable and inspiring blogger. Thank you for reading and commenting! XOXO