26 December 2012

These are a Few of My Favorite Things: 2012


Thanks for making this an amazing blog year for me, ladies. To round out 2012, here's my personal Top Ten faves from this past year!

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1. The tillary tote. I don't typically need a bag this large but I adore the shape, the colors ... and for $60 - yes, please!

IMG_4970  casual stripes  IMG_5325

2. Monogram necklaces. Yes, it is all about me sometimes.


3. The chiffon skirt. Who would have thought a typical party fabric in a total girlie hue would end up being such an easy to reach for work piece for me.

pink menagerie   pink gingham

4. J.Crew outerwear. The downtown field jacket has been my go-to travel jacket. The excursion vest is my first puffy vest ever and I am wearing that thing everywhere now.

black layers

5. Pencil skirts. Love the silhouette. Still trying to nail down this whole "walk like a lady" thing though.

gilded estate stripes   IMG_2486

6. Colored pants. There's a first year for everything for me.

 metallic & green  patterned & red  IMG_5785

7. Neon pink. Yes, it's been one bright spring and summer.


8. Red, white, blue. Classic combo. Can't get enough of it.

blues  IMG_4321

9. I have a mild stripes addiction. So of course what did you think would happen when my eye caught this flippy skirt?

gingham stripes  bright cumin  gondola stripes

10. Critter tops. The more the merrier.

pink elephants

orange puffin

soaring birds

As for looking towards 2013, I like to think of a quote by C.S. Lewis: There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Have a wonderful New Year's!

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What has been some of your favorite purchases or styles for 2012? What "wardrobe completing" items are you looking to score next year?


  1. 1 - 10 LOVE them all! Personally that stripey Ann Taylor number is the most hardworking piece in my wardrobe.

    I think 2013 will be the year I purge my closet.. The "too much stuff, not enough space" jingle of those spacesaver bag ads on tv are playing in my head on repeat.. sigh


  2. I have a stripes addiction too :) And I love all your cute critter tops! Happy New Year, Lisa!

    The Tiny Heart

  3. I LOVE your outfits. They are absolutely gorgeous! Aside from your outfit, that monogram necklace of yours caught my eye. I must purchase one for myself. They are to die for!

    I love this post! Such a great round up!


  4. I LOOOOOOVE this yellow dress Lisa and your list of fashion "must haves" is really great!

  5. I think my favorites are the red, white and blue looks! Happy New Year!

    Fizz and Frosting

  6. You looked fab all year long! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!!

  7. You are too cute! Please tell me where you got the yellow jacket. I love it all!

    1. The yellow jacket is an oldie sweater jacket from J.Crew. You can find them occasionally pop up on Ebay - hope this helps. Thanks!

  8. OMG I love that J.Crew jacket.

    It's like a little rock rebel meets J. Crew prep and glam.

    It's killer.


  9. I love seeing so many of your outfits in one place. Your style is classic with a slight twist - it's so inspiring!

  10. The chiffon skirt & the critter sweaters are my fave too!! Oh & I totally jumped on the colored pants wagon this year too. 2012 will also be the year my love of J.Crew (mostly Factory) was born! Glad I "met" you this year Lisa!

    PS - I'm moving blog addresses & would love if you came & followed me at my new spot - http://jenplusjohn.blogspot.co... Take care!!

  11. Love all of these outfits Lisa!! I especially love that you whole-heartedly embrace color, color and more color. A girl after my fashion heart.

    One of my favorite purchases this year has to be my Michael Kors watch. I know it's been sported on everyone and their mama, but I love my watch and would love to add more to the collection.

  12. Monogram necklaces are still something that I haven't ordered/bought and I am dying to!

    1. I got mine from ElizaJay Charms via Etsy - really affordable and loads of options!

  13. Wow! That is quite a lot to be thankful for from 2012! I really love that J.Crew jacket!

  14. I love all of these looks!!! I've been wearing the J. Crew Excursion Vest in Herringbone non-stop since it arrived at my door. I LOVE it!

  15. With all the great jackets I have, the downtown field is still a very favorite. And don't take my excursion vests away from me.

    A nice wrap-up, a lot of really cute combos!

  16. All your outfits look amazing and need to belong in a catalog!! Happy Holidays and all the best to you in 2013!!! PS: Love the first yellow dress on you too!!

  17. what a great post lisa! i love all of the colored pants and skirts and patterns that i've gotten into.

  18. Happy Holidays!!
    I love the first yellow outfit!! My fav is the red mini dress with the tote! SO DARN CUTE!! And love your hair like that, too!!

  19. la la la looove all outfits! All the best in 2013! :D

  20. Belated Merry Christmas. I love your recap. You look cute in every single outfit & they all really show off your style. I'm guessing your personality has the same sparkle irl ;)

  21. You have a great talent of putting together pieces that create fabulous ensembles! Kudos!

    Kisses and hugs from :

  22. Great idea for a post! I love your favorite things! I hope you had a nice Christmas!

  23. love this!! there are so many beautiful outfits i can't pick a favourite!! i have really enjoyed reading your blog this year and getting to know you!! you are so sweet, have great style and a great sense of humour!

    xox P

    phiphi's blog

  24. Happy holidays! I love your picks, I've been wearing a lot of neon pink, stripes, and pencil skirts as well!

  25. What a nice post! You have so many nice pieces, I have to say! I still haven't really looked through all of my 2012 purchases well enough to have an opinion on what I liked most and what not, I really should, too! Happy new year in advance to you too :)

  26. Lisa, you always have the best outfits! I love your mix of colors, prints and patterns. I look forward to your 2013 posts.

  27. The first and fifth are my favorite. Really love all the prints a colorful outfits!

    x Cammie

  28. aww i love love this post!!! i adore monogrammed necklaces too! actually i adore monogram anything to be exact hahah :p it's just so chic! i also adore how all your critter clothing items sooo adorable and so chic at the same time :)! happy new year doll!

  29. I've been all about the critter tops too! Critter tops are my new stripes.

    I think my favorite is #4 (although everything you wear is always amazing!) - the jacket, the layering - it's all perfection.

    Happy new year!

  30. Hello! Happy New Year :) I'm glad I found your blog this year & you can bet that I'll be visiting more in the coming year. Congrats on having over 1000 GFC Followers! Get it girl! LOL!

    - The Fashionable ESQ

  31. Totally agree with you on J. Crew's outerwear, Lisa! Some of my favorite jackets are from J. Crew and I'm glad to have a few that I can always depend on :) I think my favorite purchases of the year are many, but my jean jacket may take the cake! Happy Holidays!


  32. Where did you get the elephant shirt? Love it!

    1. Hi Liz - it's from the Gap. It's called the "fitted boyfriend popover." Hope this helps!


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