Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Best of How I Wear My 2014!

Aya of Couturgatory.

Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) thought it would be fun if we did a Best of “How I Wear My” 2014 roundup and I completely agreed! We decided to exempt ourselves, choose pictures only from our own posts, and also to not tell each other who we had selected. I don’t yet know how Adrienne fared, but I can tell you it was not easy to pick a single look from each month’s theme and for a few of the months I simply could not pick one favorite, it was a tie!

Here are my top picks of “How I Wear My” for 2014!

January, Coat

Aya of Couturgatory, above, wore a gorgeous and unusual Buddhaful coat paired with a long white skirt. It was such a beautiful picture of her and I still love it.

February, Pink

I wear jeans so much of the time that this look by Ana of Mrs. American Made is close to my heart. I love the Weston Wear pink blouse under a tweed coat with leather detailing and the T-strap shoes peeking out from under the edge of her jeans. Casual yet elegant!

Ana of Mrs. American Made.

March, Boots

Pictures of Sheree from It’s Not That Deep are always so good and this is one of my favorites of her. She is wearing Brian Atwood boots and, perched on the narrowest of high heels, she looks as glamorous as ever in a range of neutral tones and those glorious trees behind her!

Sheree of It’s Not That Deep.

April, Skirt

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo mixes patterns together so well and this photo of her in a floral skirt worn with a leopard print sweater is proof of how easy she makes it look. This is such a great outfit on her!

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.

May, Sneakers

This outfit from Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun was easily my favorite look featuring sneakers. I still love the unexpected pairing of a long black and white striped skirt with burgundy Converse kicks.

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun.

June, Pastel

My favorite look for June was by Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb, who combined a sequined and striped Les Petites top with a lavender skirt. I thought this outfit was spring perfection, from her hair and sunglasses to her high-heeled sandals and neutral bag!

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.

July, Summertime Picnic Look

Terry of Terry’s Two Cents looked so dapper in his gingham shirt, khaki shorts and fedora. I also loved the addition of black leather loafers with no socks!

Terry of Terry’s Two Cents.

August, White

I struggled so much selecting just one look for this month because we received so many amazing pictures. I found I could not pick only one and had to make this month a tie!

Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe sent in a photo featuring this beyond-gorgeous combination of white and cream from the H&M Conscious Exclusive collection. I loved the scrolling details on both the jacket and pants. I also liked the mix of masculine and feminine in this look.

Veshoevius of The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe.

Glenda of So What To Twenty!, meanwhile, sent in this stunning and ethereal photo of herself in a strapless and pleated white dress, the ultimate in femininity.

Glenda of So What To Twenty!

September, Sandals

This ensemble by Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades is the height of summertime glamour in my book, from the black dress to the gold gladiator sandals. I also liked her clutch, aviator sunglasses, jewelry and wide belt.

Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades.

October, Favorite Color

As much as I love blue these days it was easy to pick this terrific look in different shades of blue from Silk Path Diary. I like the white flats she wore with it and of course that beautiful blue Kelly, wrapped with a Twilly!

Silk Path Diary.

November, Leather, Crystal or Glass

It seems to me that since November’s theme encompassed more than one item (in honor of HIWM’s 3rd anniversary!), it only makes sense that I would have two favorite looks, each highlighting one aspect of the theme.

I thought Linda of A Labour of Life looked so great in this leather skirt, with those sexy red plaid (and studded!) high heels, and a fun dog sweater and statement necklace peeking out from her leather jacket. This is my favorite picture of her!

Linda of A Labour of Life.

Nora of Jacket Society shared this drop-dead gorgeous photo of herself in a stunning ensemble and featuring an amazing crystal necklace. I think she looks like a Vogue model in this shot and the style is pure Grace Kelly, updated for today!

Nora of Jacket Society.

December, Sweater

This was another month where I had to call a tie because I loved both of these very different looks for very different reasons!

Nicole of High Latitude Style took red and green, the colors of the season, and turned them on their heads with this outfit, a surprising combination of two brights put right next to each other to make one outstanding look. This is definitely my new favorite picture of her!

Nicole of High Latitude Style.

Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge really knocked me out with this long black sweater. I love the drama of it and how it elevates jeans and a white T-shirt.

Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge.

Do head over to Adrienne’s to see what looks she chose as her HIWM favorites of 2014.

And THANK YOU, so much, to everyone who sent in a photo this year. We could not put this series together without you and we love it when you join us! Thank you for a very stylish 2014!


Adrienne Shubin said...

No fair picking ties! Just kidding...wish I would have done that too. It was SO hard to pick. I must have changed my mind twenty times!
What lovely and stylish people we have featured this year. I love all your choices.
Looking forward to another great year of How I Wear My style!
Much love to you and thank you for being my partner. I can't believe we are already well into year 4! Wow!
xo, A

Suzanne Carillo said...

These were all so great! Aya's photo first off is fantastic.

Thanks for including me Jill and all the very best to you and yours in 2015!


une femme said...

Thanks for including me! I always enjoy seeing the variety and creativity that all of the participants bring to the monthly theme.

Glenda said...

Wow, thank you for including me. What a wonderful surprise and a cool way to end the year. I'm completely flattered and honored to be in the company of such stylish men and women. I hope we all have an incredible 2015!

Dawn Lucy said...

Wow, thanks so much for including me! I'm totally flattered, Jill! What a bunch of lovely ladies and thanks so much for hosting this cool round up every month! You know I was trying to find you in plaid yesterday for my PLAID party but I didn't see anything recent. But you know you're one of my favorites, Dear.
Dawn Lucy

GSL said...

Great pics of stylish ladies...and then two cents of Ter isn't spare change either.

Alice Warren said...

I always love this series and seeing all the stylish bloggers. Thank you for sharing the Best of 2014 and looking forward to see what 2015 will bring.


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You picked some great looks...I kind of went pin crazy here. Thanks for the inspirational link up you and Adrienne host!

Nora Minassian said...

Thank you so much for including me with this fabulous group of women. You and Adrienne do a wonderful job with these series and I look forward to next year.

My Rose Colored Shades said...

I absolutely love some of your picks! And thanks for including one of my looks! I've been enjoying the How I Wear My series ever since I found it. It's so much fun seeing how an item can be styled in so many different ways. Thanks for hosting this amazing series and Happy New Year, Jill! ~Cynthia

PinkCheetahVintage said...

All so good!

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I love this series Jill! Maybe I might try and send you something even!! happy new year xx

A Labour of Life said...

So very excited to have made your list and I also fell in love with Catherine's lavender skirt when she posted it. I so love your How I wore my series, thank you for all your hard work

Jill said...

Thank you so much to everybody who participates in this series by either sending in photos or stopping by to read it. I cannot thank you enough! XO, Jill

Catherine Summers said...

Jill thank you so much for picking me as your Pastels choice... I'm so flattered! It's still a fave outfit of mine.

Your series has been brilliant to follow and I've loved being part of it. Here's to more in 2015!!

Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

Anonymous said...

Great roundup, Jill. My faves were Sheree's boots look and Glenda's pleated white dress.

Happy new year!