Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year in Review: Style and Beauty Favorites


Hello loves,
            Would you believe 2013 is over? Where did it go? Thinking back to last January, it’s crazy to see how much my personal style has evolved. I’ve grown so much, realized how eclectic my taste is, and decided to stick with it all. I had many inspirations throughout the year, and looking back, there were some pretty amazing pop culture and fashion icons that really made an impact on my personal style. Also, these are in no particular order—all of these trends and people had an equal impact on my style—it’s too hard to rank!

The Roaring ‘20s with Gatsby: After reading The Great Gatsby, I fell in love. I was even happier when I found out there was a movie in the works as well. I adore vintage, flapper dresses, and everything else associated with the 1920s. Seeing how the 1920s were brought to life in the film made me fall in love with this decade even more.
Link to clothes from Polyvore here.

Kate Spade’s Spring 2013 Fashion Week Runway: Literally everything about her collection made my year. The girly colors mixed with edgy accents is basically my style. The feminine combined with the textures and prints made the collection a perfect way to shape my wardrobe for 2013.

Taylor Swift: I’ve always loved Taylor Swift, but the class and confidence Miss Swift has exuded throughout the entire year is something that I envy. She never had a misstep stepping out on the red carpet for ANY event. She always looked fabulous, and after her incredible year, I can definitely assure that her wardrobe is matching her music success.
Clothing link to Polyvore here.
Embellishments—On Everything: One thing I’ve loved all year long—studs, gems, and basically everything sparkly. Whether it’s sunglasses, tops, earrings, jewelry, and well, the list can go on forever, it really doesn’t matter. Shining bright was one of my favorite fashion highlights of the year.
Clothing link to Polyvore here.
Luxe Leather: Leather has always been one of my favorites, but this year has been one giant leather crush for me. Whether it’s leather leggings, jacket accents, jackets in general, jumpers, shoes, or anything, I probably own it. And I have no regrets. It’s been one of my favorites, and I know I’ll be carrying it into the new year!
Clothing link to Polyvore here.
The Ladies behind One Direction: Whether you’re a Directioner or not, you must admit that the stylist and girlfriends behind these men have styles that make them stand out themselves. These leading ladies rock a sort of edge that is enviable—whether you’re Perrie, part of the amazing girl group Little Mix, Lou Teasedale, the wonder behind the perfect hair of One Direction and 5SOS, or Eleanor Calder, exuding the class of a perfect lady, their style has made a real, enviable impact on my year of style.
Lou Teasdale clothing link here.
Eleanor Calder clothing link here.
Blunt Bangs: Cutting bangs in my hair was one of the most terrifying things I’ve done all year, but seeing many celebrities, including the lovely Taylor Swift that I listed above, doing it, I figured I might as well take a chance and do it. And I loved it! 

Bold Brows: While I have these naturally, they have really been a huge statement this year. (Thank you Cara!) I personally like this trend, especially since it’s something that takes no work for me! We’ll see if this carries on into the new year…

Bright Pout: The daring colors and matte lips worn this year have been incredibly daring--and it was a trend I loved. I love trying risky shades and pushing the color boundaries.

Here were some of my favorite products: Clinique Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy, Maybelline Color Whisper in Cherry on Top, Maybelline Color Whisper in Berry Ready, Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Shock, Maybelline Baby Lips in Oh! Orange!, and Covergirl in Hot Passion.
Hair chalk/dye: To be honest, I think this is fun! I know there is much debate as to whether or not this is something a person should do, but I loved it. We are only young once, right? I might have to do this in the upcoming year—let’s hope I don’t get busted by the beauty police.

Here were a few of my favorites from 2013! I probably forgot about plenty of things, so if you have any favorites, please leave them in the comments below. Thanks for reading this year, and I hope to see much more of you in the year(s) to come. I will be posting a New Years resolution post tomorrow, so I hope you check back and comment what your fashion and beauty hopes for the new year will be.

Much love,
Maggie D. xx

22 comments:

  1. thanks for the follow doll !! i am following you on GFC , bloglovin , Facebook and twitter :) your pinterest widget is not working ..i tried to follow you there ....Happy new year doll ! xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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    1. Thanks for following everything! And thanks for telling me about my Pinterest widget--I just got it fixed up. I can't wait to keep reading your blog in the new year.

      Maggie D. xx

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  2. Love all your reviewed ! inspiring me :)

    Chic Swank

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  3. Oh I loved this post!
    I've been thinking and I'll probably do some hair chalks this year during spring and summer too :3
    Take care, Happy New Year!!

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    1. I know! I would love to try them too! And I hope you have a great New Year as well.

      Maggie D. xx

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  4. I love the Great Gatsby both the book and the movie.=)

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    1. Me too! The early '20s in the book seemed to be an incredible time to have lived, especially in New York.

      Maggie D. xx

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  5. Your blog is awesome so I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    http://fashionsmilescupcakes.blogspot.com/2014/01/nomination-for-liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you for the nomination! I will work on that tonight!

      Maggie D. xx

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  6. I'm a huge fan of leather as well, but I love all of your picks!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I think leather is one of the trends I will definitely be bringing into 2014.

      Maggie D. xx

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