For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to take a little walk down memory lane and see how far Tastefully Trendy has come in the 2+  years since I began this great adventure!  Below is the very first post I did as a consistent fashion/personal style blogger.  (You’ll notice this post references some previous things I’ve written; those were embarrassing, and I’ve hidden them. Therefore, for all intents and purposes, this is the first.)  You can also click over to it here.

In many ways, I’ve progressed.  For one thing, my face is now in my pictures and you can generally tell what color I am wearing.  For another, my hair is longer.  Also, I learned how to center pictures.

But, in many, more important ways, I’ve stayed the same. This outfit is still on point, and I still love this skirt and wear it to any occasion that might possibly call for sequins.  My writing style is still sincerely self-deprecating.  But, hopefully, I’ve also remained true to my original goal of not only showing the world (aka my facebook friends) my favorite outfits, but also empowering women (and maybe a few men) to be confident in their own fashion abilities, realizing that clothing is not some unattainable, expensive social ritual, but that your wardrobe can actually be fun, no matter your size, shape, age, or tastes.

So, thank you all for following along with me over these past two years.  Here’s to many more!

(Oh, and P.S. – that hope that I could use this blog to help me pack for things was a pipe dream.  I remain ever yours, the worst packer ever.)


Happy New Year!

For the first time in a very long time, I made resolutions for the upcoming year.  One of them is to be a better blogger.

I have this fancy schmancy new phone now, and although it does distort colors somewhat (you might have to suspend disbelief when I tell you what the colors are), I think it’s an easy way for me to document what I wear every day, without having to sort through all those enticing Polyvore pictures.

Also, it may make my life easier when I go to pack – I will have a catalog of  great options.

So, thank you to everyone who encouraged me to blog again.  Your confidence in me goes a really long way, and I’m looking forward to a very tastefully trendy 2013!