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Style Evolution: How Blogging Has Changed My Style


It's been quite the journey since I started blogging (all the way back in 2011!? What!?), and today I thought I'd reflect on how this adventure has changed me. Let's just say, it wasn't without its bumps, bruises, and fashion disasters...

2011
How many times can Linda pose in front of her white balcony fence? Answer: infinitely.
2011 was the year I started blogging, and I had no clue what the eff I was doing. Lighting? Camera settings? Background? Fashion? Whaaaa?

Haha, but blogging was a good way to discover style and document my journey in trying to obtain it. Plus, the high school I went to had a strict dress code, hence why I had to conform my ideals of fashion to theirs. It was rough, but I made it! Anyways, let's scurry past 2011, shall we? *all but shoves everyone to scroll down and stop looking at the above outfits*

2012
Things start looking better in 2012, and during that time, I feel like my blog was at its all time high as far as views and comments go. Good ole Trendy Teal was doing so well. Not to mention I finally started realizing what looked good in an outfit. This was a transition year from high school to college, and during that time, I was a lot more playful with my wardrobe since I finally had the freedom to dress however I liked without worrying a teacher would whip out a ruler and make sure my skirt was long enough...

2013
Ah yes, 2013. This was the year I feel that I started developing a sense for fashion. Outfits came together more easily and my photography improved vastly. Though I had no definite, personal style yet, I was figuring it out. I was still being influenced by everything I saw and was imitating trends. 

2014
This past year, things finally came together. I've fallen in love with the beauty of simplicity combined with quirky and interesting details. Basic pieces weaved together with intriguing accessories are what make an outfit stand out in all the right ways. I'm still learning, and I definitely shouldn't say anything that limits what I wear, but I think I'm figuring out what I like. 

Cheers to 2015 being the most stylish yet!

What did you think of this post? Which year made you laugh the most? Haha, tell me in the comments below your thoughts!

27 comments

Jina Beautyblogmark said...

What an amazing transformation! You look gorgeous!
Jina
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Carmen Varner said...

Whoa this post rocks. I love seeing the evolution of style. Everything changed -- location, camera, & of course your sense of fashion.
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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

aw fun. what a journey you're on. it's pretty cool to be able to reflect on style and life in general. amazing how time flies doesn't it?
xo,
nancy

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Tanja Jojic said...

I really like this post and how you developed your style. I love love love your style in 2014, and I am so happy for you that you are blogging for so long and enjoying it. You go girl!! =^.^=

Avi Valencia said...

I remember you from 2012 and it's wonderful how much you change for good :) I'm still learning more about styling and blogging as you. I can't wait for your 2015 looks :D

xoxo
Avi
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Ashley Taylor said...

Hey stranger! Just wanted to say that your photography has become infinitely better and so so pretty. You should be so proud of what you've accomplished! Here's to another great year :)

xo Ashley
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FASHION TALES said...

Blogging really does document our style journeys. I love how more detailed your images got in 2013 and now. Great post! <3 Burlap Beauties

caffinatedlove said...

Oh hun, I look back at some of my earlier outfits and I want to roll my eyes into my head permanently. I totally understand about the strict dress-code thing and, considering that it looks like you had a lot of the same restrictions I had to have, I think you did pretty well in good old 2011. :D

I feel like your style really came together in 2014. I know that sounds like a cop-out, but the early 20's is the time where you really develop a sense of self and I think you become WAY more comfortable in your skin.

love,
a

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Melissa Ortiz said...

I love this!! Such a wonderful idea. It's so great to be able to see how your style changes throughout the years :) That's one of my favorite things about blogging. You get to see yourself develop in many different ways.

SissiHope said...

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Talia Shelest said...

I really like your evolution of style!

Mili said...

It's crazy to see how much blogging has influenced your personal style, I think it's done the same for me. I can definitely see your personal style shining through in 2014, and I'm sure 2015 will be even more stylish :)

Mili

Nathy F. said...

It's funny, I think you've always had a distinct style! It's evolved over the years, of course, but I see the love for quirky and interesting details (layers, colors, textures, patterns) all throughout.

Tania said...

It's so nice to look back and see how your style has evolved, that's seriously one of favorite things about style blogging!

Toks - Amy Ramírez said...

Great post. I have noticed the change in your style over the years and it's great to look back. xoxoxo

Mica T said...

This is such an interesting post !I've loved following along! I remember your trendy teal days :)

I think I should do something like this - reflect back, as my style has changed a lot too. I think (with the benefit of being able to critique through photos) I'm getting better at finding things that look good on me. I'm also getting much better at saying "yes it looks pretty, but it's not me" or "it's not comfortable" and letting pieces go. Like you said though, it's always a process and it will be interesting if you do this again in another few years, to see what you've learnt! :)

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Furore Editor said...

I see how you've changed and it's amazing. Great taste

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Kati said...

You should see some of MY old outfit posts - absolutely horrendous, way worse tha yours!
:-)

-Kati

Samantha said...

Ah, Linda, this is so cool and was so fun to read! It's crazy to see your own style evolution via pictures, eh.

Keit said...

Honestly I love all of the years! :-D You had a sense of style from the beginning, even if you didn't quite know what exactly it was. Blogging has helped me so much, my first years I was oblivious to everything, had some massive fashion victim moments too :-D I think it's a never ending learning process.

Lauren said...

My style has changed so much since I started my blog too. Great post to show your style evolution.

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libys11 said...

omg!! when i look back at my outfits from past years, i laugh at my fashion sense too!!! it's great to be able to look back and see how we've changed thru our blog!! :D i thoroughly enjoyed this post, linda!

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Kim Alston said...

absolutely love this linda! i see a confidence about you now. blogging has really helped me. i was looking at past posts and said wow it's helped me. hahaha! loved this post!
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katie said...

It's interesting to take a look back, you really have come a long ways - it's crazy to think that's been five years! This past year you seemed like you were really confident in what your style and voice was, the last block of pictures has a very cohesive look to it. I think you did better than me with your evolution though, none of those pictures look painfully terrible at all but more like you just had a lot of fun with your clothes. I love the colors you've been wearing lately, they look so dramatic with your new hair color!

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

this is such an awesome post Linda! i have loved watching your style grow over the years :)

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Ashley Lachterman said...

What a transformation you've been through! Cheers to a new year and another time to watch you grow! xx.

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czarianonuevo said...

this is such a nice fashion posts throwback! it's amazing how your style has evolved and now, you know more about your style preference :)


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