Trendy Teal Turns Two!

Did you know that when I first started this blog, it wasn't really mine?
Well, okay, it was half mine, but it was originally co-founded with Kirsten, my fellow fashionista friend way back in July 2011. However, life took over, and we sort of abandoned this here blog. Then, in October, I suddenly remembered about it and kick started it up again on my own. I was inspired by the fashion blogs I'd been stalking reading and couldn't resist joining in on the fun. 

Looking back at old posts, I can't help but cringe at some of the things I've worn. I was never that super stylish blogger who started off looking incredible in every post. I never imagined that anybody would even read or look at my blog! Its been quite a journey discovering my style, readers! However, I don't regret a single outfit, and I'm happy to be able to click back and remember moments I'd written about or what I wore on certain days. 

So to celebrate my blog's birthday, I'm sharing with you my favorite outfits from each month I've been blogging - so prepare yourself for a LOT of pictures! I did my best in condensing them, but that's never been my forte. 
Thank you all so much for your amazing support through these two years - its been a huge reason for my growing love for blogging. The people I've met and friends I've made through Trendy Teal are just wonderful and diverse in the best ways possible. Its been an incredible experience keeping a blog, and I can't imagine not doing this! 
July 9, 2011 - Our first ever post, when we'd originally intended this blog to be shared. Aren't we so cute? And trust me, I've tried to convince her to join me in my blogging escapades, but she's staunchly refusing. Sigh.
October 2011 - This skirt was a staple for my school style. Since I had to deal with a strict dress code (no jeans or skinny fits allowed - just dresses/skirts that had to be knee length) I had a lot of skirts! I'm grateful for that dress code too - its encoded a level of modesty in me to this day, and I learned to get creative with my wardrobe!
November 2011 - Two totally different styles, huh? (But look, the same pose!) I'll admit, I did a lot of boho looks during this time frame, but I tried switching it up one day when I felt a little rebellious.
December 2011 - A few of my favorite weekend looks. 
January 2012 - See that picture on the left? I was ecstatic when that outfit post got a total of 17 comments - mind blowing! I'm still continually amazed anyone reads my rambling.
 February 2012 - Oh boy, now its getting tough to pick favorite outfits! I think now we can see my style finally coming along. Oh, and what do you think of my Homecoming dress? I was crowned Queen my Senior year, so that dress will always be special to me.
March 2012
April 2012 - This was the month that my precious Jeffrey Campbell Litas arrived. I was (still am) so ecstatic to win them in a giveaway! 
 May 2012 - I graduated high school! It was such a wonderful time in my life - my classmates are some of my best friends to this day. Also, I believe it was around this time that I had the awesome opportunity to start working with My Hot Shoes. It was then that my obsession with crazy shoes began.
June 2012 - This month is bittersweet to me, but it was filled with so many wonderful things. Summer love and new feelings were in store for me, and its both sad and lovely to look back and read about these precious moments. I'll never forget, and I'm so glad I was able to write it down to make sure of that!
July 2012 - I started working at my first job ever, Golden Corral! Haha, I remember venting about how my one co-worker Trinny absolutely hated me. Today, we often text each other funny memes we come across and are usually found giggling over humorous moments at work. Funny how time can change things, huh?
August 2012 - Uh favorites are starting to expand now! Haha, I seriously cannot sense a theme to any of my outfits either! hard to define my style...if any of you pick up on one, let me know!
September 2012 - Ah, I still remember the bundle of nerves in my stomach when I started my first day of college. This was a month filled with some new experiences!
October 2012 - Notice a leap in quality in these photos? That's because this is the month I got my amazing Nikon camera! I'm so glad I invested in it too, its completely turned my blog around in my opinion. Plus, my interest in photography really grew through it.
November 2012
December 2012 - This was such a rough month for me, and I bet you can tell even from the photos how sad I was. But I'm thankful you wonderful readers were there to encourage me! I never thought I had such an amazing support system :')
January 2013 - I like to think this month was one of incredible healing. I visited the Philippines with mom, got to reconnect with loved ones and make new friends, and then come home to take some photos in the magical snow. It also kick started my second semester of college!
February 2013 - If you remember this month, then you know its filled with gushing about a crush I developed. Perhaps that's why I've got such a huge grin in most of these photos. Either way, I love so many of the outfits from February! I honestly feel like this was the month I really started developing my style.
March 2013 - My style is continually changing, but I think this month I finally started leaning toward certain looks. Now I like to refer to my style as boho rocker. These two mesh so well together too!

April 2013 - Yup, I've definitely figured out my style a little bit better. Or at least, several elements of it.

May 2013 - I got a bit creative with locations for this month. With more time on my hands, I took advantage of it and put more effort into making my photos even better.
June 2013 - Yup, this is when the temperatures started rising. It's all about dresses in order to stay cool!

Whoo, well that wraps up my two year recap. If you made it all the way to the end, congratulations.

I just want to thank you lovely readers for sticking with me! I'm planning a major update on this blog soon actually, and I'll reveal that later once the changes are in place. But let's just say Trendy Teal won't quite be the'll see. ;)


Jenniya said...

Beautiful outfits! :)

XX, IamJenniya
New Post! >> Denim On...

Forever Fashion said...

Aw! What a wonderful post!! Love seeing you grow through the years in a massive post like this!! IT's really creative and fun! Best wishes!

Elana said...

Congrats on two years of blogging! It's so fun looking through these photos and seeing how your style (and life!) has evolved. I've loved getting to know you SO much and I can't wait for many more years of blog posts from you to come :)


very pretty outfits :)

Toks said...

These posts are so cool, it's great to look back in time. Nice selection.

Peonies and American Honey said...

It was so much fun looking through your photos and seeing the evolution of your blog. Congrats on turning 2!


Peonies and American Honey

Ishna said...

Congratulations on you blog anniversary! My favorite OOTDs were the one when you wore a blue mullet skirt and the polkadots dress with denim vest! You've got great style!

The Braided Bandit said...

So many gorgeous outfits Linda! Happy 2 year blog birthday to you, your blog is always a place of inspiration!
xo Hannah

Brandy Saldana said...

Happy birthday to your blog Linda!

It is amazing to see how much your blog (and style) has developed throughout the years.

Looking forward to the changes you have in store for your blog!

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Glad to learn such details about your blog, blogging is a really exciting thing!
Nice photography, I always like to scroll down pictures in here, you look lively and you have definitelly your own sense of style!
Have a great time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Melanie Pangilinan said...

Congrats on all your success and for getting this far! =) You've done a great job with your blog.

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Barby said...

i LOVE your style!!!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Congratulations on being TWO! I loved the metamorphosis of your photos and the confidence in your poses. You are a great example to me. Thank you.

btw, there is a Savers in Boise and Nampa. Not sure of your location but next time you hit the big city, Savers will be waiting for you.

Kim Alston said...

Linda, this is so awesome! I became aware of your blog in 2012 but you had so many readers, I was like she doesn't want to be bothered with my blog. I'm so glad I got to know you through blogging. You are the sweetest girl. It's been awesome watching you grow and expand! You're going to be one accomplished woman! I did not know that you shared this blog in the beginning. Both of you ladies are beautiful. Happy Blog Anniversary and I wish you many more. It was great looking through your pics.

Jodie said...

This post is great :) I wish I started reading you blog a lot sooner :(
You can really see sine . Aspects of your life in your photos- you look so heartbroken in December 12
I can't wait for the next two years of trendy teal :)
Thank you for the kind comment

mariafelicia magno said...

you're always beautiful
kisses <3

unitedcolorsofaggie said...

Linda:-) I think that blogging is partially about discovering your style... When I look back at my first posts they also make me cringe;-) Lve this post:-)!!!

Mili said...

Awww happy two years! Your style has definitely evolved! Here's to another two :)

Mili from call me, Maeby

Ali Hval said...

Aw, Linda! I had no idea that you began your blog as a duo with someone else. That's funny how she still doesn't want to join you again, but hey, I'm sure as you progressed you would have broken away to do your own stuff with fashion, lifestyle, and writing and such, yeah? It may have just been inevitable! :)

It's so funny how scrolling through here, I remember all of these outfits... well, most of them. The earlier ones not so much. I AM SO GLAD THAT WE MET, LINDA. Here is to more fabulous outfits and lovely posts! <3

Love and Ace said...

Talk about TBT! Whoa baby. Haha. Congrats on 2 years - you've been doing awesome and I love how your style has evolved. xx Kat

Love and Ace

shamuboo said...

So many lovely looks and the constantly always amazing you. So gorgeous! Congrats on 2 years of sharing your art and your beauty with us. Not surprised at all at your success. It will happen wherever you let life take you.

Laura said...

Happy Blogiversary! That is so exciting! I like how this started out to be a thing between you and your friend - that is so fun! You should feature her on here sometime!

Love seeing all your looks!


Jody Beth said...

How cool! Happy Birthday to your blog! :)


Lily said...

ahhh, how exciting! You two are just so stylish. I loved reading all the little summaries of the montsh in your life. Hehe, I was happy to see a mint and pink outfit and I laughed when I saw that you said you stalked blogs. That's definitely how I feel sometimes. No shame (:

I'm so glad I've gotten to know you better through your posts! I agree, I wish I knew you in real life too!

Boho rocker sounds like a lovely name for your style, because you definitely rock all these looks!

Viv said...

Thanks for the recap on your blog! I like how our origins are the same.. a shared blog that became our own. And I'm totally in the same boat as you.. cringing at what I wore at times / not being super fantastically fabulous the moment I started my blog! Here's to many more successful years!

Lisa said...

I can totally see your transformation Linda! Congrats! :)

The Lovely Memoir

Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

Wow, you can totally see how your style has grown and evolved over time. Congrats on hitting the two year mark!

Intrigued to see the changes!

Wardrobe Quarry

libys11 said...

it was too much fun reliving all these outfit moments with you!!! you have really grown and your style has definitely changed for the better each month, each year.. :D happy bday to the blog!!!

Animated Confessions!

Ashley said...

Congrats on 2 years! I really enjoyed this post and looking at all your photos! It was fun to see how much your style has evolved! You are one of my favorite bloggers and I'm so glad to have met you! You were one of the first bloggers I started following that showed me I didn't have to spend millions of dollars to blog. I also love that all of your outfits show accessible/budget friendly clothing that a normal girl (like us:)) wear... I love it! Anddd I love and adore you, Miss Linda! You are a sweetheart and I'm so excited to continue reading your blog and see the exciting things in store for Trendy Teal and your future:)

xo Ashley

Ashley said...

Congrats on 2 years! I really enjoyed this post and looking at all your photos! It was fun to see how much your style has evolved! You are one of my favorite bloggers and I'm so glad to have met you! You were one of the first bloggers I started following that showed me I didn't have to spend millions of dollars to blog. I also love that all of your outfits show accessible/budget friendly clothing that a normal girl (like us:)) wear... I love it! Anddd I love and adore you, Miss Linda! You are a sweetheart and I'm so excited to continue reading your blog and see the exciting things in store for Trendy Teal and your future:)

xo Ashley

Marlen said...

ok now im super intrigued about this update- how can you just leave us hanging like that?! but yaaaay happy two years!! it was SO neat to see your style evolve and see how you started getting more creative and brave. also home coming queen huh? popular popular ;)

xo Marlen
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dinda belle said...

well we always have our own story for our blog, sometimes it's ridicilous in the back past we wore that outfit and blabbed like we didn't really care or either thought people overseas would read our post. it's so funny Lind, and I hope you keep posting and sharing your style to the world, and as I know you wanna be a writer, make sure before you publish and be so fam, Im gonna be the person to read your book first hhe :)

Candida Maceo said...

Happy Blog-Birthday! Love all the flashback shots. One in particular with a high-low cobalt skirt and some cobalt wedges that I am kinda dying over!!!
You seriously have this sparkle that comes through in every image - don't ever lose that!

Merch Maven

Amanda said...

So cool to see all these pictures! I'm glad you decided to blog on your own ; ) but I think you guys would've been a power couple!

Peet said...

I'm always surprised how stylish some of the were at the bigging, but those bloggers are rare.:) And you didn't do too bad yourself, you know.;) Happy 2. year anniversary, babe!

Sandra Leiva said...

Happy blog-bday, dear!!


Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
I just had my blog birthday, too, and I can't help but laugh looking at my old posts. But as you said, finding your style (both photography and clothes) is a (sometimes bumpy) journey!

Have a fantastic birthdday today,

Mica said...

Congrats on your two years of blogging! Nice to see some outfits I remembered from way back when with your blog, hehe! :)

It's lovely seeing the evolution of your style laid out like that, I should try to do that! I do have photos from before my first blog, going back about 5 years as even if I wasn't blogging them I was taking them, just not regularly. I should try lay them out together and see how what I wear has changed! :)

Away From Blue

goodbadandfab said...

Just lovely! =)
personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

Madeline Wainscott said...

This is so awesome!! I really feel like I've been on half of this journey with you. I'm really glad we've met through the blogosphere, you're an amazing person. :)


Maiken said...

oh wow, how cool was this post!! it's so exciting to go through some old posts (I sometimes also do it) and see the outfits and compare them with the newer ones. I think your outfits have had something in common through those two years. at least I think so when I look at all those ensembles. it's probably the versatility ;) anyway, many more blogging years to come, Linda! rock on! ;)

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Megan said...

Happy Blogiversary! We started right around the same time, because my blog turns 2 in the next few days! Crazy how time flies, huh? Love this roundup of looks - it's fun to see your style evolve :)

czarianonuevo said...

this is a wonderful two-year recap of Trendy Teal Linda!! i reached the last photos so I pretty enjoyed this quick trip down to memory lane. I'm amazed at how your style evolved (really digging this 'boho rocker' style!!)and i'm so glad to have discovered your blog!

czarina :)

Tabet said...

lovely pictures and a great look!!! :)

petra lorietta said...

Thanks for the inspiration♥ :) love all your outfits!

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

The right word is STUNNING.

You know to be so elegant and stylish.

Would you like follow each other? I'll be sooo glad =) Let me know

Kat said...

omg yay congrats linda!! :D so exciting that your bog turned two :) time really flies by! :P i love your blog and i love you! :) i cant wait to see what you have in store for the many more year I'm sure you'll be blogging :)

Nathyness said...

Ok, how about this one: "Boho grunge". You're very boho and earthy, but also grungy and edgy.

I very much enjoyed this picture-heavy post! I didn't know about Trendy Teal's original beginnings. Isn't it so much fun to watch your style evolve? Maintaining a blog is so much work, but it's so rewarding to track your style over time and watch how it evolves.

As you know, my blog turned one on the 4th of July. I wanted to do a "favorites" post too (still do), but now I feel like it's too late. What do you think? I think I might do it anyway...

Stylish By Nature said...

Elegant and lovely!!! Love these outfits ! Perfectly styled!

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Satin Diaries(SD) said...

Such a great post. I can see you must have put in a lot of work.


Lorena said...

Happy 2!
Isn't it great just to look back at how much you have evolved ?!

Sam said...

Happy Second Birthday to your Wonderful Blog Linda! So happy that you decided to come back and revive it, its been a splendid journey watching your amazing and eclectic style bloom. Congrats doll.

Halie said...

Aww congrats lady. Ready for change.

his_girl_friday said...

Happy blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy bday to your blog!


SaraM said...

Wow! I've been following you for at least a year now! I loved when I began recognizing all the outfits about halfway through the post ;) What a journey, eh?? Thanks, always, for your inspiration and funny stories, Linda. I can always count on your posts to lift me up after a long day!


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Wow its super cool to see how its changed over the two years, and how your style has changed over that time! Ive really enjoyed reading your blog since I discovered it, and Im looking forwards to reading more and hearing the update!

-Tara x


Annie said...

Happy birthday to your blog!! Such cute outfits :)

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Alexa said...

This is so exciting! I remember my 2 year anniversary. Such a milestone. You've worked hard- keep going!



Lucie Srbová said...

Linda, congrats! I have to admit I had no idea you started this blog with a friend. Your style definitely involved but whose doesnt. Looking at my old pics I cant believe I wore that. :D Anyway wish you all the best and even more succesful years!

Style Without Limits

Ashley Taylor said...

Love seeing your style evolve :) Definitely edgy bohemian.

xo Ashley

Kym said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a clever idea to choose favorite outfits from each month; I love that! Also, I LOVE the new name & look of your blog! I'm so glad you left a link when you visited mine; I just have Trendy Teal bookmarked but clicking on it doesn't redirect me to the new one. I'm no techie, but I wonder if there might be a way to link your new one to the old? Just in case some of your other readers run into the same problem as me. Just a suggestion. :)
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