Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How I Wear My: 2015 Favorites

Ana of Mrs. American Made.

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country, my lovely “How I Wear My” partner, thought it would be fun if we did another end of the year post of our favorites of “How I Wear My” for 2015 and I completely agreed! Just like last year, we exempted ourselves, chose pictures only from our own posts, and did not tell each other in advance who we had selected. I had some problems last year picking just one look for each theme, but I told Adrienne this year that I would stay strong and only choose one!

Here are my personal favorites for each month of “How I Wear My” for 2015!

January, Winter White

Ana of Mrs. American Made, above, looked so lovely in her winter white. I think this is such a great outfit on Ana overall, it is definitely one of my favorite pictures of her, and I love her winter white lightweight wool coat by Laundry!

February, Long Necklace

Nora of Jacket Society.

I loved this ensemble on Nora of Jacket Society, featuring an H&M jacket, wide-legged pants, a white shirt, gold clutch and a YSL necklace. This was such a great outfit on Nora, who looks so glamorous and ready for a night out on the town!

March, Booties

Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40, looking so wonderful in her outfit, featuring BP Trolley booties, and capped off with that great smile!

April, Layers

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo looked so lovely in this photo for our roundup on layers. This ensemble was a nod to Ralph Lauren (with a thrifted Ralph Lauren skirt!) and I love the caramel and honey tones with a hit of denim beneath. It is one of my favorite outfits on Suzanne!

May, White Jeans

Helen of Valley of the Shoes.

I thought this was such a romantic yet modern outfit on Helen of Valley of the Shoes. I really loved the femininity brought by both the blouse and those amazing ballet flats (that look like actual pointe shoes to me!) combined with the modern edge of the white jeans.

June, Spring Jacket

Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades.

Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades perhaps presaged that Pantone would pick Rose Quartz as one of its colors for 2016 when she wore this gorgeous pale pink moto jacket for our spring jacket roundup. Actually, I think Pantone must have seen this picture, is that not an icy blue clutch in her hand, so reminiscent of the other color of the year for 2016, Serenity? I think someone from Pantone had this photo pinned to their inspiration board, what do you think?

July, Clutch
Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life.

This is one of my all-time favorite looks from Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life! In addition to the pattern mixing, and red, white and blue in July, I also loved that she was carrying her mom’s vintage Gucci clutch that Alice remembers her mom buying for herself. I love stories like that, which remind us that great accessories live on (and on and on) and are even better when they come to you from someone in the family!

August, Straw Hat

Trina of Tea Time with Trina.

This is my favorite picture of Trina of Tea Time with Trina ever. I can’t help it, does this photo not seem like the very essence of summer? I loved Trina’s pale straw hat, as well as how she was joined on the giant pink flamingo by her beautiful daughter and adorable granddaughter. Such a great shot of them!

September, Tassel

Tamera of Tamera Beardsley.

I cannot imagine doing a tassel post without Tamera of Tamera Beardsley and I said as much to her back in August when we were collecting photos for this roundup. In her typical glammed-up DIY style, Tamera made these earrings from buttons and prefabricated tassels. This is one of those photos of her that remind me, once again, of old Hollywood, so of course, I love it!

October, Poncho or Wrap

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb joined us for the poncho or wrap roundup wearing this beautiful cashmere poncho with ribbed sleeves. I love the color on her, especially paired with a leopard fedora and gray skinny jeans. Such a great ensemble!

November, Gray

Deborah of Fabulous After 40.

I just loved this photo of a very glamorous Deborah of Fabulous After 40, looking so wonderful in her gray wrap sweater with shawl collar. I also loved her red blouse, sparkly necklace, aubergine bag and red manicure. Such an elegant look on Deborah!

December, Brooch

My mother in her Buckley London Poppy brooch.

Of course I am a bit biased, but I cannot help but choose my mother, looking so happy on her birthday in this photo, as my favorite for the brooch theme. She glammed up a basic black turtleneck with a shimmery red poppy crystal brooch by Buckley London, sold for Remembrance Day, and with all profits going to The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland. My mother taught me so much about jewelry as I was growing up, and she continues to teach me about it to this day, and I am forever in her debt!

Such a great sparkly brooch by Buckley London!

A stylish set of ladies for 2015, if I do say so myself! “How I Wear My” cannot happen without all the great contributions we get every month so I want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you. I wish I could hug you through my computer. Thank you for the beauty you bring into my life!

Do swing by Adrienne’s to see her personal favorites for 2015.

Again, THANK YOU to all the fine foxes who participated throughout the year. I wish you the happiest (and stylish!) of holidays!


Suzanne Carillo said...

What a fun round-up!

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful hostess each month for your HIWM parties. I always find some inspiration.

Thanks for including me with all these other wonderful ladies.

Wishing you and your family a happy holiday and all the very best in 2016!


Jill said...

Hi Suzanne, it was tough just picking one of your looks, I found several that I wanted to post. Thank you for your stylish contributions all through the year! I hope you have a great holiday with hubby and your pug! xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Jill, thank you very much for selecting my outfit and being among this wonderful stylish group! Also, thank you and Adrienne for this monthly series of inspiration, I really look forward to each installment!

I hope you and your family have a lovely holiday season and the best is yet to come in 2016! xx

Adrienne Shubin said...

What great choices! I love that photo of Trina on the awesome. And your mother is so beautiful in that pretty brooch.
What a fun year it's been with you, Jill! Here's to 2016! xoxoxo, A

Nora Minassian said...

Thank you so much for including me in this wonderful group of women and their looks. Who knew my "long necklace" looks were gone be so popular :) Thanks for putting it all together every month and I am so looking forward to neck years looks.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Jill said...

Hi Helen! That was such a dreamy look on you, I still love it, that was an easy pick for that month! I hope you have a lovely holiday with hubby (hope he gifts you some diamonds!) and sweet Bella! xx

Jill said...

Hi Adrienne, I love that picture of Trina so much. It looks like it should be in a magazine. The joy radiating out of it makes me smile every single time I see it! Cheers to you my dear on another wonderful year of HIWM. It has been a delight! xx

Jill said...

Hi Nora! I loved that Adrienne and I both picked your looks for the long necklace roundup! I just wore that tassel necklace from your shop last night to a holiday party and got two compliments on it. I am spreading the word about you right here in Brooklyn my dear! I hope you have a lovely holiday with your family. I also hope you sell sell sell in the final shopping hours before Christmas! Whee! xx

GSL said...

Great selections! I'm a bit partial to Ana with her promoting items Made In America!

GSL said...

Merry Christmas Jill !!!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Jill, I am so honored to be in your favorites! That was such a nice surprise...your collaboration with Adrienne has been so much fun. Have a wonderful New Year and here's to more fun in 2016...

Jill said...

Hiya GSL, oh yes Ana is our cheerleader for buying American-made goods and she has influenced me greatly in the past two years with my purchases. Merry Christmas to you! Hope your book is selling. I am going to order a copy in January! xx

Jill said...

Hi Pam, you look so happy in that photo and I love that picture of you, there is no way I could not include it! Merry Christmas and Happy 2016 to you and your family! xx

Tamera Beardsley said...

Jill what an amazing roundup my dear! i am truly honored to be among these amazing and stylish women!

Wishing you beautiful times with your family this season!

Thanks to you and Adrienne for your continual effort in these inspiring monthly roundup!


Jill said...

Hi Tamera, I find your look an inspiration, always. It was extremely difficult picking just one of your looks, I loved so many of them this year! Thank you so much for joining us with your sense of joy and your beautiful sartorial style! I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family. xx

Hermesmerized™ the duchessofH said...

Merry Christmas Jill!
I think all the ladies look fantastic; and I agree that Flamingo float photo of Trina is FABULOUS!

HappyFace313 said...

:-) This is fun! I enjoyed all of them.
xo :-)

Happiness at Mid Life said...

What a fun look back at all the great themes in 2015 and thank you so much for including me in one of your favorites.

Have a wonderful holiday season!


Jill said...

Hello Duchess of H! Isn't that a great picture of Trina? It should be in a calendar it is so good! xx

Jill said...

Hi Happyface, I hope you will join us again in 2016! xx

Jill said...

Hi Alice, that picture of you is one of my favorites. Such a great look and you look so happy! xx

Petite Silver Vixen said...

And a Happy New Year to you Jill. Lovely looking back over the year especially as I was a late comer to the series in November.
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this year and being inspired by each month's theme.

Jill said...

Hi Jacqueline, it has been so wonderful having you join us. I can't wait to show off your gloves look too! Happy 2016 to you! xx