Thursday, October 22, 2009

greatest hits

I started this blog a year ago without any great aspirations or direction, so I'm somewhat in awe of the fact that I've kept it going for this long.  I've never kept a journal for longer than a week, yet this blog keeps me coming back day after day.  Thank you to every one of you who has ever made mention of this blog in your own - I mean it every time I say how terribly flattered I am that something here caught your eye or inspired you.  Thank you to anyone who's ever left a comment on one of my posts - I truly appreciate your lovely complements, your insights, and your constructive criticism.  You've given me new perspectives on fashion, prompted me to reassess my way of thinking, and laugh out loud in public places.  And thank you so much to all of you who like this blog, enjoy my husband's stunning photos, or are just morbidly fascinated enough to look at this blog as much as you do.  It's your interest that encourages me to keep posting and I cannot say thank you enough.  Thank you!

Anyway, I thought I might celebrate our "anniversary" by sharing some of my faves...

Westernized 2

It's Snowing.
It's Snowing

I Wanna Be in the Cavalry
I Wanna Be in the Ca-val-ry!

Holiday outfit
"2008 Was a Humdinger"

Somewhat Steampunk I Suppose
Somewhat Steampunk I Suppose...

No Local Yocal's Gonna Shut Me Down
No Local Yocal's Gonna Shut Me Down

Painted Nights
Painted Nights

Stitched Up Legs
My New Leggings Have Arrived!

Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Keep Your Hands to Yourself

New Shoes Are Cherry Pie
New Shoes Are Cherry Pie

Gatsby Girl
Gatsby Girl

Roof Hack Posin'
Critter Boil


Cruel Summer
Cruel Summer

opera outfit

Land of the Pine
Land of the Pine

Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness

Funfetti Fringe
Funfetti Fringe

spinal tap
Spinal Tap

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs...
A is for Amy who fell down the stairs... 

Goth in Hot Weather
Goth in Hot Weather

Lady Don't Tek No
Lady Don't Tek No

in the highways, in the heavens
in the highways, in the hedges 

Tuxedo Tuesday
Tuxedo Tuesday

get it together and we'll get it undone
get it together and we'll get it undone 

Therapy Needed
Therapy Needed 

the less we say about it the better, make it up as we go along
the less we say about it the better, make it up as we go along 

If it weren't for double standards, I wouldn't have standards at all.
"If it weren't for double standards, I wouldn't have standards at all." 

to the sound of old T-Rex, and "Who's Next"
to the sound of old T-Rex, and "Who's Next"

little red corvette
little red corvette


piglet said...

Congrats on making it to a year!
I've only been following you for a few months so it's interesting to see the earlier pics.

hannahlizabeth said...

happy blogging anniversary! i'm surprised i've even kept mine going for three months - it's addictive huh?

my favourite looks of yours are goth in hot weather and lady don't tek no - gorgeous!

princesspolitico said...

wow, one-year anniversary! i hope to get my blog to that point - we'll see! love the "therapy needed" post as well as the "get it together and we'll get it undone" post. both outfits are so vibrant! congrads again!


ps. you've been tagged in a post of mine :)

Angela said...

wow! that's awesome! happy anniversary! my favorite outfit is definitely "get it together and we'll get it undone", that is a gorgeous tunic!

emma said...

congrats on the one year! my fav is definietly the green jacket and white pants with those awesome topshop shoes

mom & son said...

happy blogversarry!
wish you more posts to come and
a good fashion inspiration to everybody.
you really have a good sense of clothing style.

mom & son said...

happy blogversarry!
wish you more posts to come and
a good fashion inspiration to everybody.
you really have a good sense of clothing style.

Leproust Vintage said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!

Leproust Vintage said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!

grace said...

oh man i really like those shoes in your 'gatsby girl' post...i went straight to the website with intents of copying you...but they only have 8's and i wear 7.5 :-(

Charlene Ashley Dy said...

Happy birthday to your blog, E! I love your fashion evolution!!! You're an awesome blogger!!!

Zhcsyra hp said...

whoa.,.the pictures u choosen are terrific.,.
much love <3333

Taylor Sterling said...

oh I love seeing all your looks! You are so fab!! xx

Just Angie said...



Valencia Lia said...

Happy 1 year blog anniversary !! Wow,time passes so so fast :)

And its so beautiful to look back at so many stunning and beautiful outfits.
So funny huh to look after at all the outfits and blogging. heeeee

I guessed it kinda changed my views on fashion too,even though I just started blogging for not long. heeeee

Woooo and you always go New Mexico to find boots ?! That's really so cool!
And I need to check out UO now! But sadly they don't ship over to my side.

Elizabeth Marie said...

You are definitely one of my favorite blog inspirations. Inspirations period.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Um, wow....great style! I love Gatsby Girl!


HiFashion said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I love reading you blog and you laways have such great outfit posts!

Valeriesoh said...

Congratsz darling!!! keep blogging!!! all of your photos are sooooo pretty! please keep doing it! love yoU!

Panda said...

Congrats on the year! I've only been reading yours for a few weeks, and i love it, so please carry on! Its great :)

My fave picture is the critter one. The boots. Are. AMAZING! seriously!

Panda xx

_nina_malvada_ said...

love every single outfit... :)

happy blog-day

la flore et la faune . com said...

Well, this anniversary is the perfect occasion to do what you said :

" E a dit...

It's very festive. I'm going to use that idea for my next party."

I'm waiting for the photo.


AND, I love the 2 first photos

Helen said...

happy one year darl! love the whole timeline of all your outfits!

you can see how your style continues to develop and just gets better and better!

helen x

Sylvie said...

I like the 'Keep your hands to yourself,' 'A is for Amy who fell down stairs,' and 'Therapy needed.' Congrats on one year!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

Happy One Year!!!

beckyxoxo said...

happy birthday to your blog ! :D it must be so fun ! and i love looking at these photos . your outfits are all great darling ! it gets better and better . :) have a nice weekend !

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

i'm going to pop open some bubbly tonight to celebrate your anniversary! ;)

Amy said...

Congratulations on your one year!! That is such an amazing and wonderful accomplishment. I enjoy reading your blog so much and I LOVE all your outfits- I don't think there is anything you wear I don't like- everything is so chic and adorable!


Suzanne said...

congrats! i was planning to do the same with my anniversary.. you're a great inspiration!

chicfaced said...

weeeee! congrats on a year! love the look back.....

What Was I Thinking? said...

Happy one year!!!

Thanks for posting all your faves from the past, now I can catch up on those older posts :)

<3 Christine

janettaylor said...

U know, I love Ur blog! :-) Happy Blog Anniversary, my darling!


Leah said...

Happy birthday to District of Chic.

E, you are a sight to behold... so pretty, charming and very stylish. It's a bonus that your hubby is a good photographer.

Have a great Friday!

lilmisszolicious said...

happy anniversary to you. I wish you all the best for your blog. You're gorgeous.

xoxo zola

thanks for leaving me comment.

raindropsinteacups said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary, and thank you for continuing to blog! I love your blog and covet your sense of style.
- Claire.

Etrapar said...

I love your hair colour from first photo ^.^

Melissa~ said...

Happy one year!
Every single outfit is so amazing, I love them.

Thanks for visit my blog!

Sydney said...

I've just started reading your blog, but congrats on your one year! You have fantastic style.

Mekinking said...

congratulations and happy anniversary! can't wait to see your next outfits :)

Kristin said...

GAH, lady you've got style. That kinda style is inherent. You can't pick that up on the streets. Thank you for inspiring me to rescue my Grandpa's bolero tie after he passed. : )

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Congrats on making it 1 year!

Fashion Court said...

congrats on an awesome and stylish year! xo

Damsels said...

wow amazing ... you were always stylish .... a year of great style .. congrats

assonnata said...

congrats on the anniversary! I simply adore most of your pics, great job, keep it up:)

Danielle said...

Congrats on the year! Cute outfits.

stylefyles said...

My favorite of them all = Critter Boil.
(just thought I'd share something other than a simple congrats).

Stick around for another year or so, okay?


Savvy Gal said...

great photos. you are truly stylish.

WendyB said...

I'm a little biased toward Tuxedo Tuesday, but really I love them all!

Jacqueline said...

Congrats! I just found your blog and I am in love with it =)

Christina Dee said...

congrats on the one year anniv! and the looks are fantastic over the year.

la petite fashionista said...

Happy one year blog-iversarry and to many more. your blog never fails to enteratain:) i love the compilation of all your favorite outfits!


.:*aMbAr*:. said...

Yayyy!!! Congrats!!!

Also, I had never seen you with longer hair. I love it. :D

Tea For Two said...

Love Gatsby Girl and Funfetti Fringe.

Well done on your blogging anniversary and just keep doing what you're doing.

Michelle said...

Happy blogversary!!!

SaysWho said...

Thank YOU for taking the time to post. It's fun to see and read, and your outfits are inspiring. Congrats on reaching one year!

Diane said...

Happy bloggiversary (sp?)! Thank you so much for your daily inspiration; I truly do adore your eclectic style. I've only begun following your blog recently in the last few months, so this retrospective was full of outfits I've never seen before! I especially like the "Local Yocal" one. That blouse with the blazer is friggin' awesome.

Erika said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary, darling! Judging from your style and all of these looks you've featured here, I imagine we're in for another year of fashion fabulosity!

Loving to the sound of old T-Rex, and "Who's Next" - it may just be my favorite! :)


Hi there, thanks a lot for commenting back! Today there will be more pictures of Jimmy Choo vs. H&M, so stay tuned, hope to see you there! ;)
By the way, your post is awesome, love the pictures! ^^

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gina said...

Congratulations on your first year! I really enjoy your blog.

yiqin; said...

You've always looked fabulous <3

Couture Carrie said...

Happy Blogoversary, darling!

An exquisite post ~ too many faves to name them all; you are such a sophisitcated and savvy dresser!


ryder said...

one year, congrats!
i like your edgy choices more than classic ones. 'cause in them you look so youthfull

S.Elisabeth said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary!
I love all the greatest hits, you pull off outfits in such a classy way!

Lesley said...

Aww this is such a cute post!!! You look great in every pic! Jealous!

gleenn said...

hi E! congratulations for your blog's aniversary. it's very inspiring. you are one of my favorite blogs. not only that you're pretty, not only that you've got great photos, but it's that you are very creative and adventurous with your outfits. all the best for the next round year ;)

Julia said...

I've only recently found your blog, but I'm linking to you! I'm a novelist & blogger from Richmond, VA & like you I enjoy trying out a variety of looks, & like you I prefer to keep it chic & classy. Lovely blog, love the archival photos, & I love your clever titles. I've only been at my own blog four months now, but I do enjoy it. My husband is also photographer. Anyway, you're beautiful, & always chic!

Alita Claudia said...

wow one-year anniversary !! congratulations dear :0

Che Barcelona said...

Hi E :)

ooohhh Happy anniversarry! :)
Its che from sweet revenge,
I love all of your outfit posts!
Btw, Please view my new blog is u can.. its
also I am gonna be cheeky to ask u to add me to your blog roll too!

:) have a nice day chick!xxxx

myrrh goldframe said...

Congrats for a Year anniversary of your blog, dear! i love reading your blog everyday. You never Fails me! <333

Timeless Fashion... said...

Happy anniversary! This is a lovely selection of pictures.

Timeless Fashion... said...

Happy anniversary! This is a lovely selection of pictures.

Elizabeth said...

Happy blog-aversary! It's really cool to see all your favorite outfits, I remember some of them from Chictopia but some are new to me!

kirstyb said...

i love the shirt in the first pic x

Ashley said...

Wow you've got amazing versatility in the looks you put together!

wreckedstellar said...

congratulations and happy anniversary!

x ws x

stylewithbenefits said...

Happy one-year anniversary! Your style is def. inspiring... here's to many, many more anniversaries!

xo, Becs

J-Diggety said...

Only two words for you, miss: you rock. My socks. Okay that was four. Whatevs. :)

xoxo J

FashionJazz said...

Congrats!!! Wow thats amazing!!! I LUV all these looks of yours and like I said before ur a true style chameleon hun!!!


Ramune said...

Congrats on the year! Our little girl has come so far. >>wipes a tear from my face<<


Sher said...

Happy Anniversary! someone mentioned that 1 yr in blogland is 47 IRL. Keep it coming! I enjoy it :)

michelle_ said...

nice recap of what you wore over the past year . you've got such a flair for style ! it seems fashion is in ur blood..

Wicked Halo said...

Happy blog anniversary, it's really cool to see this collection of photos, and see how you've managed to create such different moods :)