WIW a year ago & today #1

This challenge turned out to be unexpectedly depressing... I don't fit into *any* of the bottoms I wore 1 year ago. I really have to get. it. together. :(

But back to the YLF retrospective:

- Last year is on the left, this year is on the right. I learned that this jacket is not my best color and is not my most flattering piece, so I swapped out the neutral top for the bright citron blouse, even though this sacrifices the column of color that is in #1.. The silver necklace was added as a further attempt to brighten my face.

- I also learned that I like a little hard edge, even in my work outfits, so I'm wearing Docs instead of loafers.

- Finally, I learned more about caring for my leather goods, so I'm carrying a PU bag due to the rain predicted for this afternoon.

- Most of all, I learned that it's time to let this jacket go. I'll attempt to sell it, but it's not staying with me.

All in all, good, solid lessons. Thanks, YLF!

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  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    You look sassier and more Raelicious if that's any consolation to the "fit" issue. I can't tell the difference except that you look more like "you" this year! The citron blouse and the edgier footwear--all fab! Gorgeous!

  • RWest replied 6 years ago

    I think this jacket would look great if it were a shorter length. It's no so much the color...a bright scarf would really polish this look.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Don't feel bad, just about everything I was wearing this time last year is in my car ready to be either donated or consigned somewhere! I'd be embarassed to put some of it on for a picture.

    I love this year's verson and the boots totally rock it! Bye-bye blazer. *waving* Rae is too fab for you now!

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    Last year was great but this year is GREAT! Sassy and edgy!!

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    Sounds like a lesson learned. Valuable exercise! I don't have any pics organized to know what I wore a year ago except that today was my half marathon so I remember that!
    I can guess that I was under accessorized in general and not wearing shoes very much.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Definitely more edgy and Rae-ish this year!

  • Ginny replied 6 years ago

    I like that you have a more edgy look to your outfit this year!! booties rock!

  • AJ replied 6 years ago

    Is the skirt the same?

    Yes, your pic this year shows more polish and edge.

    Bravo for letting go of the blazer and learning to baby your leather bags!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the boosts, everyone - needed it today!

    RWest, you're right that a better shape would help, too. One or the other might have made it a keeper, but I'm just not feeling it.

    AJ, unfortunately no... This is a different skirt, since I don't fit into the original one. :_(

  • replied 6 years ago

    Love the edgier 2012 version!

    I hope Hank hasn't changed his style!

  • Travelgal Nicole replied 6 years ago

    This years version is great and I love the edginess in your outifts. Its good to look back on our style evolution.

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Hehe, Alicat, Hank has his style statement down cold and is not exploring much these days!

  • taylor replied 6 years ago

    Oh yea, this year~ polished and edgy~...The perfect combo!

  • AJ replied 6 years ago

    Rae, you did a great job finding a replacement for the black skirt because they look the same to me.

    You have such a beautiful, proportional figure, I can't tell that there has been any size difference.

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    Awesome! Love you in citron! The Docs are perfect for UWP--Urban Warrior Professional!

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