Monday, November 1, 2010

Year in Review: Outfit Favorites

Today marks one year since I started this blog, which has since become one of my favorite creative projects. It's been a lot of fun to share, but it wouldn't be the same without people to read it--so thank you so much for reading!

Anyway--here is a redux of some of my favorite outfits from the past year.

NovDec

It was great to start this blog in the winter, where I was inspired to layer creatively and not succumb to becoming a giant Michelin-Man blob in my winter coat.

JanFeb

I had a big moment with these boots and huge scarves. I'm pretty sure I wore these boots through 75% of the winter (and a scarf through 100% of winter).

MarApr

These were two of my favorites because I felt comfortable and pretty, two things I'm always striving for when I get dressed. (And yes, I was still wearing those boots).

MayJune

When summer came, I got a little more experimental with patterns and wore a shoe with a heel for the first time in years.

JulyAug

A patterned top and full skirt became my go-to uniform for the end of the summer. I particularly loved this July outfit, which I recycled a few times on a family reunion and on the weekend, because it always garnered compliments.

SepOct

And recently, I've been drawn back toward simplicity in the cut of my clothes, even though I'm still trying to introduce a little more color into my life.

Do you have any favorites? It was hard to choose, because I've had so many fun times and fond memories in a lot of these clothes and they remind me of a truly wonderful year :)

Thank you for being here! xo

69 comments:

Rebecca said...

I really like the May and March looks, though they're all great.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I really loved your May look -- such a sweet outfit, and I love your Heidi braids!

Congrats again on your one-year anniversary! Hope you enjoy blogging into the next year.

missvinylahoy said...

I really, really like that while you might experiment with mixing patterns and colors, you stay true to yourself. You might wear something a little outside your comfort zone, but it's very much you.

Maria said...

Wooohooo congrats! I really love all of your favorites. Your style has really had an influence on me and I'm so happy you're still going at it!

Catherine said...

Hm, I love all of the ones with your boots (especially the LL Bean boots), but I think I'll go with November and October as my favorites. I love the fall!

Katie W said...

While i love your simple style (i.e. Feb, May, Oct), I enjoyed the introduction of the Lobster dress and the mixing you did for the above June look :) I'm looking forward to another year!

Kristin said...

The May look is just lovely, although it's hard to decide since I love the boots and scarves as well!

Congrats on one year! So glad you enjoy sharing with us :o)

kenda said...

happy blog anniversary! my favorites are your june, july, august & september looks. i have the hardest time finding inspiration during the warmer months, so i take special notice when a blogger manages to look chic during the summer.

Roo said...

Happy blog birthday! I particularly love your use of colour in january, a month that can so easily be a bit drab

MJ said...

I love the black and white stripes seen with the mustard in April and July, however I like the the stripes in April a little bit more than July.

And I really like your October look. It's perfection really.

eek said...

Fantastic looks, all of them. I love that you know your style, what you look good in and your remixing abilities! Congrats on your blogiversary :)

annie said...

Happy birthday to your blog! :) My favorite outfits are your February, May, July, and October ensembles. Just beautiful!

A-Dubs said...

There've been a LOT of gorgeous ensembles, but of the ones you've posted above, I like October's best. But it was difficult to choose just one!

Justine said...

These looks are great. My favorite is the May. =]


Just Better Together

Charlie said...

I love may and the newest one, but in all these outfits you look very comfortable and pretty, and so natural, and so you. Lovely!

Congratulations on the "anniversary"!

xxx Charlie
http://www.femininebravery.com/

briannelee said...

All of these are very cute, but I think my fav is this past Octobers! Congrats on one year :)

Berni said...

Happy one year anniversary! All of your favorite outfits are great, but I love the April and May looks. Those sandals are so pretty and that blue cardigan is really beautiful. And your May hairdo is very cute :) I love braids.

Alex said...

I love the May look - so simple and pretty, and the hair is fab! They're all great though. You have such wonderful style.

archives said...

yay! congrats!!! :D july is my fav!!!

Lauren said...

I started following you around May/June :) I've loved checking out your blog each day to see how you've remixed, and lately, how you have incorporated color and chic simplicity into your outfits! Definitely am going to use you for inspiration into the winter - it puts me into a creative funk just thinking about the cold!

Small Time Style

kileen said...

congratulations on your 1-year anniversary!! i'm a relatively new follower to your blog, but i'm loving your outfit inspirations. it's especially interesting to see the outfits over the months. keep 'em coming!! :)

kileen
cuteandlittle.com

KT said...

Congrats on the one-year anniversary! It's so great to look back and see how things have grown, changed and evolved. - Katy

Jess said...

I really adore the February outfit!! It's so adorable, polished, yet winter-appropriate. And I really like the June look too- that top+skirt=divine

http://penandstilleto.blogspot.com/

Shop T.O. Live said...

Oh, I remember all these outfits! I can't believe it's only been one year! I think September's is my favorite. It's so simple but the yellow shoes just make it so fresh!

Lilli said...

congrats on the year!

Fiona said...

Hi there,

New reader here:) Love your outfits but what is the blue bike in the background of some of your photos?? I love it!!!!

Fiona

livin wide said...

happy blogaversary!

Heidi: the Shoeologist said...

February, May, October = True Love!

Happy Blogiversary!!

xox

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

May and June are my favorites, though all of them are cute!

Ramona said...

Tania,

Congrats on the one year anniversary! I loved the March outfit, those tights are lovely! I look forward to seeing a new post from you in my google reader, you are definitely my favorite style blogger that I follow. I was at a wedding this weekend with another friend who follows and her comment towards my outfit was "that looks like a what would a nerd wear outfit, I love it"... too funny :) Keep up the great style, your look is very inspiring.

Nicola said...

I still love the skirt/top combo of june. :)

Chelseabird said...

Congrats on your one year! :]

caffeinerd said...

July and October are high on my list! I love the necklace that Christopher dislikes haha ;) Happy 1 year blogiversary!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

happy blogoversary!

mysunshinegarden said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary! I'm glad you started this project because your blog is so fun to read; I always love all your outfits. Looking forward to another year!!

Bria
Sunshine Garden

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I really loved your winter looks in December, January, and February. Happy blogiversary!

Molly said...

What an amazing blog you've built in just a year!! I'm so glad that I discovered it. I know you've been an inspiration to me in the short time I've been stopping by.

Of these pictures, May is my favorite. Your hair is absolutely adorable and that sweater is gorgeous!!!

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Nicola said...

I like May and August. Long may What Would a Nerd Wear continue!

Suseth said...

I have to say I love October is my favorite of this series. I love pop of yellow and the necklace is perfect.

avi's mommy said...

My favorites are May (love the blue cardigan) and October (the thick necklace looks great over the top). I love your style and congrats on your one year anniversary!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

eeee, thank you!
ramona, especially thank you--that was such a huge compliment and made me laugh :)
and fiona--the blue bicycle in the july photo is a vintage peugeot that i've had since college; the blue bike in the august photo is a vintage triumph 3-speed that christopher built for me when we were first dating :)

Natasha xoxo said...

Love that yellow skirt! It's one of my favorites :)

<3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

chai am woman said...

so much loveliness!!! yay for one year on wwanw! i think february, april, and october are my favs. :)

Monique said...

October is my favorite, I just LOVE mustard and the contrast w/ it and the tights - pure genius! lol.

Congrats on your 1 year!

Peace,
Monique
http://sofullsista.blogspot.com

myedit said...

One year... congrats lady! I look forward ot many more outfits and insights!
Sometimes I think 'how much time have I spent on blogging in the last year?' but I'm sure I would be watching tv if I wasn't blogging...

summertime dreams said...

Congrats on one year!! Just had to say that I love your style! My faves from your last year are January & March :)

Kelly said...

great pics! Happy one year anniversary!

Beck, At Her Best said...

Happy One Year! Great collection of favorites - your grey and yellow combos are always fantastic, too.

Miss L said...

Happy one year of blogging! I love your outfits! I wish I was as stylish a teacher!!

Stephanie said...

happy anniversary! :) I check your blog every day but I'm not sure if I've commented yet. That picture of you in May is just striking. You look so beautiful! I love your October look as well.

Modestly Fashioned said...

happy blog-aversary!!! I love this recap:) you're outfits are so great and preptastic!!! you have a great sense of style:)
~Ally
http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

Terri said...

only one year?! You've been incredibly successful with it. I think my faves are February and March.

cuppycakeme said...

These are all totally cute and wearable and i'm jealous of that gold skirt.

http://www.cuppycakeme.blogspot.com

Destined For Now said...

Congrats! You continue to be a wonderful style inspiration to me.

Nancy said...

Happy Blog-iversary! Thanks for letting us follow along with your creative project. You're such a creative inspiration!!

Robin said...

I think I love your January outfit the most....the pop of color in an otherwise dreary time of the year is so uplifting! You've definitely inspired me to be more creative with my attire :)

Adri said...

Congratulations!I really like the October outfit. It is sophisticated but still down-to-earth.

Cathryn♥ said...

Happy birthday to your blog!! Congratulations!! I am a HUGE fan of both February and May - they are definitely my favs - BeAuTiFuL!!

Cathryn

M. Allie said...

I personally love the June, September, and October outfits!! My favorite is October though :) I love your blog and your outfits! If you want to inject color into your life maybe you can try vibrantly colored shoes? Happy anniversary :)

Pam S said...

I love the outfit for May, though they are all really nice I think for me May is the cutest!
I have only recently (in the past month or two) started reading your blog, you've really inspired me to try new things with my wardrobe, thank you!

Catie Cap said...

I love Feb, June, and July!

I am in love with that mustard skirt. In. Love. I want to make one just like it!

Congrats on the 1-year! I've been following your blog on and off for about 6 months, and I just LOVE it. You're so refreshing and sweet, and have seriously spot on style!

Rosiecat said...

Happy Birthday, What Would a Nerd Wear! As is probably apparent from my comments, I've become a regular :-)

I really like July and August. That skirt from August is so lovely, and it looks great on you.

Fiona said...

Wow the Peugot and Triump bikes are truly as lovely as your outfits:) Now that I've said that i better give my bike, A 78 Raleigh DL-1 some love lest she gets jealous:)

Christiana said...

Love your looks, my faves are May and March

Christiana

ImaginationCo said...

i ADORE january, february and may looks! :)) you are so pretty!

hugs

Angel said...

What cute outfits, and that bike is awesome!! It looks a lot like an old Trek I had, same color, but a standard frame not girl.

Angels Point of View - Street Fashion Blog

goldenmeans said...

Yay, happy one year blog anniversary Tania! Your May outfit is one of my absolute favorites. In fact, when I read the beginning of your post and saw you were listing your favorite outfits, I said to myself, I hope she includes that that pastoral-y outfit!! And you did =)

whenlifehandsyouapear said...

Congratulations on your one year mark! My favorite outfits here are March and April. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the next year!

Angela said...

Hello Tania... just had to tell you that I have this post saved in my Google Reader. Promise it's in a totally non-creepy way! I just love referring back to your outfits for inspiration. You call it librarian style... I just call it stylish! :)

http://betterthanamilkmustache.blogspot.com/

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