Thursday, October 08, 2009

Third Blogoversary

I’m starting Year Four of WhatIWore2Day. Today marks my third blogoversary.

Cardigan, Moda International. Lace blouse, Newport News. Skirt, Talbot’s. Fishnets, Simply Vera. Peeptoes, Mossimo. Earrings, import store. Bracelet, gift.

Each year, I put on the same outfit and stand in the same place to take my blogoversary photo. I attempt to replicate the pose and lighting. Last year, I mistakenly placed a hand on my hip. This year, silly me, I did not use the auto white balance setting on the camera and had to color correct in Photoshop to get a picture similar in tone to the others. The end result is a fascinating (to me, at least) parade through time.


Other than my blogoversary, I haven’t repeated a single outfit on this blog. I’ve become accustomed to outfit novelty and find it such a drag to pull out this tired ensemble each year. I allow myself to mix it up a little with accessories.

When I started this blog, the cardigan, blouse, and skirt were some of my favorite items. Naturally, my tastes have evolved and I don’t often wear any of these pieces. In fact, since my last blogoversary, I’ve worn the cardigan twice and the other pieces once each.

The cardigan (by Moda International aka Victoria’s Secret):

The blouse (by Newport News):

The skirt (by Talbot’s):

The shoes I wore for the very first picture have long ago expired. The Linea Paolo slingbacks I’m wearing for the next two photos are still in great condition, but I needed to wear peeptoes for this week’s Tights and Toes theme. I chose a pair with coloring close to the previous blogoversary shoes. You can’t see the nude fishnets in the lead photo, but a close up reveals the texture. I love the way the tan net looks over painted toes.

Thanks to all my readers, old and new, for visiting my site. I’m especially excited to have discovered so many other ladies with similar outfit diaries. (The number of style blogs I subscribe to through Google Reader is creeping up to 150!) The community of readers and bloggers is what keeps my interest in maintaining this blog. Here’s to Year Four!

31 comments:

Audi said...

Congratulations, and best wishes for Year Four!

Sheila said...

Congratulations! You have to be one of the pioneers in popularizing women's style blogs! You have certainly been - and continue to be - an inspiration to me.

I just found out last week that my orange tweed skirt is Talbots (someone had cut the tags out, and I didn't know the brand until I saw another one in a thrift store). It is the same as this one! I just love the fit.

Brande said...

Awhile back you did a post which detailed the pieces of your wardrobe you wore most frequently. I'd like to see an updated version of that. It seems in keeping with the blogoversary theme. =]
Love your blog! Looking forward to learning more about pattern mixing, color pairing, accessorizing, and risk-taking from you over the next year! =]

Courtnee said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!I'm a fairly new folower but I love your sense of style and the way you challenge yourself. Thanks for helping me pull myself out of my style rut.

Lorena said...

WOW this blog not only shows how much style and how creative you are but also, how disciplined !
Congratulations you are a true inspiration - :)

ShyGirl said...

Your blog is the first fashion blog I stumbled upon and it inspired me to start my own! I am constantly looking to your blog for fashion advice. Congratulations on your 3rd year!

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

I would agree your style is evolving but somehow this blogaversary outfit still looks fresh and fun.

Kacie said...

That is amazing how you've gone so long without any repeats! You are awesome and I hope you keep up with this blog for many years to come.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!!! I have been a fan for about as long as you have been blogging. Keep going!

Julia Whicker said...

Stupendous! Great fun, this post.
xoxo
Julia

Megan said...

Congrats!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed on making it to my first! Your dedication and creativity are certainly an inspiration.

ScienceGirl said...

Happy blogoversary!

Diana Draw said...

Happy Blogoversary! And OMG is that your house in the 2nd cardigan pic? Because it is absolutely lovely.

I admire your OOTDs because they're so different than other bloggers out there. The variety and mixing is key. Here's hoping that you'll keep up the blogging for many more years to come. [raises virtual glass] Thank you for the great blog!

anks said...

Congratulations.... you haven't repeated an outfit in 3 years!!!!! omg

Judy said...

Happy blogversary. What a great outfit. Guess I've been visiting you for less than a year; I've enjoyed having coffee with you almost every morning. Keep up the good work.

Alyssa said...

Happy blogoversary! You don't see many blogs lasting 3 years, so congratulations!

maryeb said...

Happy Blogaversary.
Thanks for sharing your style adventure with us. You've inspired me to be braver in my style.

Kim said...

For me too, yours was my first peek into a fashion blog and yours is still my favorite (I'm sentimental that way). Not only am I impressed with how you've continued to make it fun and inspiring, you also FIT into the same clothes (that still look new) just as well now as you did three years ago - I'm a little jealous. I also have coffee with you most mornings; you make me look forward to turning on my computer at work every day.

Lisa said...

Happy Bloggy birthday. I'm a big lurker but had to come out for this.

Kasmira said...

Diana Draw - the background in the second cardigan picture is actually a scan from a magazine that I photoshopped myself into for a contest.

gina said...

Congrats on 3 full years! You are the first daily outfit blog that I started reading, and your blog was the one that inspired me to start mine. I love your creativity and the variety of outfits you wear. Happy blogoversary!

Jeannie said...

Happy Blogoversary! Keep up the great outfits!! :-D

Forever Amber said...

Happy blogoversary! What a great idea to wear the same thing each year, too - it's so interesting to look bacl on!

Kel Ward Photography said...

I love this outfit! It's so classy and timeless and it looks fabulous on you. Congrats on your blogaversary! I love seeing the hair transformation in these photos. I have to say, though, that this years shoes are my favorite with this outfit.

Meli22 said...

this outfit is seriously to my taste (but not the coloring for my skin tone!). I love how you have taken the same outfit each year and lined it up like you did- it's really neat to look at! :)

Congrads on year 3!!!!

Janni said...

Happy blogaversary!

Ruth said...

You were my first, Kasmira! :)

Happy Blogaversay!!

Joanna said...

Too funny, September was my third blogiversary, too! Congrats!

♥cheri said...

WOw! I've been following your blog now for over a year, and your style continues to inspire me :)

nurmisur said...

Happy 3rd! You are a reference in the blog community.It's always nice to see your outfits and to some bits of your life.
I hope you continue.

Jess said...

Happy blogoversary!!!