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My Favorite Outfits {What I Wore Wednesday}

Hi, everyone! How was your Christmas? Mine was wonderful. The hubs read the Christmas story to the kids and we talked about why we celebrate Christmas, how we’ve been blessed over the year, and then gave the kids their gifts. Even though our kids are teenagers, I like the tradition that we established when they were little people. It feels comfortable. Do you have any Christmas traditions?

Another tradition I have is to do a review of the past year’s blog posts. It’s fun to look back and see how I’ve changed and to see what goals I’ve accomplished and what goals I need to push with me into 2013. So I thought it’d be fun to start my review with some of my favorite outfits from the past year.

What I Wore 6 June

Brown, Cream and Green Sleeveless Dress {Living Outside the Stacks}

Dress ~ Dress Barn

I bought this dress to wear to a wedding years ago. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the wedding so the dress sat unworn for months. Since then I’ve worn it twice. And every time I put it on I feel so elegant. Almost like I should be on the cover of a magazine.

What I Wore 11 July

Print Blouse and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

Blouse ~ Deb’s

Jeans, Wedges ~ Kmart

Hands down, this is one of my favorite summer outfits. The colors on the blouse light up my face and the jeans fit like a dream. And, well, you can’t go wrong with wedges.

What I Wore 5 September

Denim Jacket, White Sundress  and Cowboy Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Denim Jacket, Sundress ~ Walmart

Cowboy Boots ~ Thrifted

This outfit was totally built around those cowboy boots. When I saw them at the store I literally squealed; I’d been wanting a pair of cowboy boots forever. And, come on, they’re red and they’re fabulous.

What I Wore 8 October

Citron, Purple Polka Dots, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Cardi ~ Target

Blouse ~ Thrifted

Jeans ~ Kmart

Boots ~ Payless

I’d been trying to get more color into my life and I think I nailed it here. The citron in the sweater goes with the purple, greens and oranges in the blouse without being all matchy matchy. Nothing but fun.

What I Wore 17 October

Black Cardi, Tank, Khaki Skirt, Tights and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Cardi, Boots ~ HSN.com

Tank, Skirt ~ Walmart

Tights ~ Rite Aid

Again, it’s all about the boots. Aren’t they fabulous? They’re Sebago and they’re sold on HSN.com. I do believe they are the best boots ever. They’re incredibly comfortable and versatile; I can wear them with anything. And that sweater? I waited months for it to go on sale. It was totally worth it.

What I Wore 13 November

Teal Cardi, Tank and Brown Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Cardi ~ Deb’s

Tank ~ Kmart

Skirt ~ Thrifted

I absolutely adore the color combination here. Normally, I would’ve played it safe and worn a brown sweater but popping it with the teal just pulled it all together. I also stepped outside of my comfort zone and wore a belt around my waist. I almost never do that but I like the way it defined my waist. You can check out my favorite thrifted outfits by clicking here.

What I Wore 11 December

Black Sweater, Brown Cami, Floral Skirt and Black Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Sweater ~ Walmart

Floral Pins ~ Handmade by Me

Cami ~ Kmart

Skirt ~ Thrifted

Boots ~ Payless

I heart this skirt so much! It makes me feel all girly and fun. I just wanna grab the hem and twirl like a little girl. And the boots keep everything from feeling too precious.

So that’s it, my favorite outfits from 2012. I’m looking forward to sharing a happy, healthy and fashionable 2013 with you.

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  • http://twitter.com/365Sara Sara Baker

    I absolutely love your style! Everything here looks great and I really like the cool poses that you share. I like that you shop at places that I do (including KMart and WalMart and thrift stores). Oh, and I adore those cowboy boots. I’d love to go shopping with you!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Sara. I love easy pieces and even easier shopping. As much as I’d love to spend $90 or more on a blouse, that just doesn’t work for me. I like showing that you can be stylish on a real budget. And, yes,a shopping trip would be so much fun.

  • http://twitter.com/KiwiTheBeauty Kiwi™

    I love how u take pic!! Cuteness!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, lady!

  • Rachel G

    You really own some awesome boots!! I love looking back on outfits I’ve worn and the memories that go with them!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you. I’m a boots girl to the core. :-) I need to do a better job of recording what was going on in my life with each outfit (bad blogger).

  • http://yummommy.blogspot.com/ YUMMommy

    Loving the boots! I’m a huge fan of boots. The sundress paired with denim jacket is my favorite outfit.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      I’m a boots girl too. I have yet to find a pair I don’t want.

  • Corner Curl Girl

    Love your style! You just gained a new follower! ;)
    BTW, I left a comment on the BLM Facebook page too.

    Ccurlgirl.Blogspot.com

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, lady!

  • Create Hope Inspire: Miriam

    i love the way you cobine layers and colours. Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for being part of Wardobe Weds this year :o )

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you. I’ve had so much fun expressing my creativity.

  • MarieYoung

    Your boots are too cute. Especially the ones from the HSN.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Marie, they’re crazy comfortable too!

  • Bernettastyle

    Very cute!!!! I might do a similar post

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Oh you should! It’s fun to look back and see how your style has changed. If you do, come back and leave a link please.

  • mamaviolet

    Love the blue and orange combo and you have rocked it all year long. Happy Holidays!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thanks to you I’ve discovered thrifting. Love it!!!!

  • Shon

    Great post! Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family. Nice to see you since I have not stopped by in a while.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Shon! To you and yours as well.and a very blessed New Year!

  • Kendra Pahukoa

    all really cute and i neeeeed the monkey cup!!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      The cup is from Pier One. I think you can still find them. I’m such a monkey girl!

  • Gina Kleinworth

    I need to just come raid your closet. Love all your outfits!!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Gina, you know that goes for me too!

  • http://Leeleewrites.com/ Leelee

    I don’t know how you chose any outfits to be your favorites. They are all fabulous

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thanks, Leelee! It was hard but fun.

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On

    Wow! I’m in love with so many of these looks. That floral cardigan is to die for. And that first dress is gorgeous!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Alison. That floral cardi is one of my faves.

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