Favorite Outfits of The Year

Friday, December 30, 2011

It's been a very interesting year in blogging. When I started this blog way back in April with Anna, I had no real knowledge of fashion blogging other than I liked clothes, photography and blogging. I've learned a lot, met amazing people, and watched my style (as well as my hair length/color) evolve. It's also interesting to see the shift of quality in photography. When I started I was using a basic dSLR and now I'm using a rather fancy dSLR.

I'm incredibly thankful that all of my readers have stuck around with the whole original name change and then the quitting and the entire new blog. It's been interesting, but I hope the new year is a million times better on this here blog.

While it hasn't been a full year yet, I'm very close and I'm going to take a look back at my favorite outfits of 2011.

The very first blog post:

Click the photos to see the full original posts.

I'm My Own Worst Eskimo

Monday, December 19, 2011

I bought this scarf the other day at Noto and I don't know that I've taken it off since. I'm definitely getting my moneys worth and plenty of interesting looks when I start to put my arms in it like it's a blanket.

I've had a Pinterest account forever now, but I've never really used it because the LAST thing I need is another place to waste all of my time. But you know, I was bored the other night and now I'm wasting all of my time. In my defense, I'm pinning all of my Tumblr favorites since I started on Tumblr. So, I've got a lot of pinning to do...In any event, I do have some wonderful boards going. Follow me if you're so inclined: My Pinterest. I may or may not start neglecting this blog...

Last night I stayed out way to late to see Stiletto and I really love Stiletto. It was wonderful and everyone was drunk and the floor was extra sticky at Thursday's. My favorite thing about events in Akron is, they start 2-3 hours after their advertised time.

Which is why I basically fell asleep writing this. Endless coffee Monday. Endless.

At Ease

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A long while ago, I was at Urban Outfitters and I found two dresses. Each were marked down from $68 to $20. Which is a pretty great deal, but I was feeling terrible about spending that much on two items. I proceeded to the check out and my total was $10. Yup. Two UO dresses for $10. This was one of them. I love the colors, design, and the way the floral isn't all over.

This lake is in one of the Metro parks that's right by my house. I've gone to this park a million times and never knew because the lake has a separate entrance and a two mile hike before you find it. Anyways, it's really wonderful back there.

Thanks for all the books/tv recommendations! I must be terribly cool because I've seen every single show that was recommended and either a) watched the entire series in like a day or b) tried to watch it and didn't like it. Yeah, I'm really cool.


Monday, December 12, 2011

I love this skirt. I love these colors and I love these thrifted Liberty of London boots. Yup. $5 at the local thrift. I've had some serious thrifting luck lately and I'm incredibly proud. I'm thinking of making one of those awkward videos that people call their "thrift hauls"? Hmmm... This is totally one of those skirts + shirts that EVERYONE will think is a dress and I'll have to debate whether or not I should correct them. But it's totally not a dress.

I had a busy little weekend and it feels weird to not be in school for a month, but a good calm weird. Um, I went and saw my friends band Annabel play and it was awesome as always! See also: I stood too close to the speaker and now I want to SCREAM EVERY WORD I WRITE. I'm tired and rambling and boring and I'm about to eat pizza. So nothing makes sense.

Question: I need recommendations for Netflix television shows/movies and good books. I like a little bit of everything and I'm running out of things to watch and read. Thank you!

the Friday Remix

Friday, December 9, 2011

I wear the same pieces all of the time. It's part of how I keep my wardrobe fresh without spending tons of money. Most people look at this as getting dressed, but to fashion bloggers this is "remixing".

I bought this skirt in NYC and I fell in love instantly. The colors, print, shape, pockets, fabric, and everything else. Whenever I don't know what to wear I grab this. It goes well with every thing and looks good as a shirt.

What items do you wear often and why?!

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This sweater I purchased at H&M in Chicago a couple of months ago. It's very heavy knit, super warm, and was very cheap. It's versatile and cozy. Here are two ways I've styled it recently.

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I had purchased a beautiful skirt at Forever 21 and the zipper broke. I returned it, they didn't have a new one. I got a dress. It also broke. So forever I sat on this gift card and finally I found this skirt. It's a light weight strange material, but I love it so much. I think the first photo is one of my favorite outfits ever that I can't recreate because the tops belong to my sister in Florida.

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I'd love to feature your outfit remixes...email me the.midwest.muse@gmail.com if you'd like to contribute!

Scenic World

Friday, December 2, 2011

Every year the AWESOME local restaurant the Lockview hosts an anniversary fall formal. They bring in a photographer and a DJ. Everyone dresses up and takes silly photos like it's the high school dance. I've gone the past three years and this years photo is by far my favorite. In fact I included it in the post for you to laugh at.

Anyways, that's where I wore this outfit to. I never imagined wearing this dress in a formal way. It's funky and a little bit ugly, but it worked surprisingly well as a fancier dress. It's been very warm for fall and I'm totally loving it. I'm also loving my new found hair style. Oh, and I guess it's December now? So, it's kind of weird to be dressed so lightly. These were taken the other day when it got weirdly warm?

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