Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Closet Awards

I came up with the fun idea to choose my current ten favorite items in my closet and give them each an award of sorts. It was really hard to pick just ten, but I did!

The Crush

I awarded this Forever 21 cardigan with The Crush because I was pretty much head over heels for it from the moment I saw it. I was shopping with a few friends and one of them really disliked it, but I bought it anyway! And I'm glad I did.

The Most Versatile

As you might have been able to tell, I have to try really hard not to wear this Forever 21 skirt with everything. It balances a simple tee or sweater perfectly, or nicely nips in a big blouse.

The Well Received

Whenever I wear these, I get squillions of compliments! These Forever 21 shorts are one of my favorite things I've ever purchased, they kicked my affinity for all things high-waisted into super high gear.

The Surprising Newcomer

Until this year I never would have imagined myself wearing a strapless floral maxi dress, but this lovely number from Forever 21 totally got me hooked. It makes me feel so pretty! I cannot wait to wear it while walking barefoot on my favorite beach in Martha's Vineyard.

The Best Thrift Find

These perfectly beat up Frye boots cost me something like eighteen dollars. I pray that my feet will never grow so I can wear them forever!

The Most Rewarding Impulse Purchase

I pretty much snatched this up on my way out of the thrift store one day, because I liked the pattern and it felt vaguely silky. It turned out to be one of my favorite things to wear! It's so comfy and oddly chic, considering it very well may be a maternity shirt. You can check out the pattern a little better here.

The Best Follow Through

This Forever 21 jacket was another thing I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. The plaid instantly attracted me, and it has such a gorgeous cut. I dithered about buying it for nearly half an hour in the store before finally deciding to, and I will be eternally happy that I did.

The Best Steal (literally!)

I stole this vintage Gap sweater from my mom while she was cleaning out her closet in the beginning of April. I love the silhouette of the open weave. When did Gap stop making really cool stuff like this?

The Signature

Even though I acquired this H&M dress just a week ago, I can already tell that it will be the defining piece of my summer wardrobe: easy, breezy (BEAUTIFUL... just kidding, sorry for the CoverGirl reference), and beautifully versatile. Over a bathing suit it's the perfect beach coverup, and I can't wait to pair it with gladiator sandals and a little vest for nighttime.

The Magic Dress

This BCBG dress is my ultimate confidence booster. Honestly, it makes me feel like a movie star! Since I generally wear modest clothes, I like that it's revealing in an unusual way. The draping in front is so lovely and flattering, and I adore the color. I wish I had more opportunities to wear this!

I had so much fun doing this... so I want you guys to join me!
I tag Emmy of Pretty Exquisite, Sylvia of Walk A Mile In These Shoes, Helen of Afeitar, Amelia of Ambiguous Alliterative Abomination, The Clothes Horse, Bonnie of Flashes Of Style, and Amy of Flying A Kite. Can't wait to see what awards you dole out!

Feel free to do this even if I haven't tagged you! If you do it, you don't have to use the same categories.

78 comments:

d. at the disco said...

Great great items. Love your style.
Thanks for the sweet comment!
xo.

Ania said...

I think I need a floral maxi-dress like yours. Never thought I'd like it, but the idea of wearing it for a stroll on the beach to watch the sun set is extremely appealing ;)

Jessica said...

i love the grey skirt! ♥

Danielle said...

This is so fun! I don't think I have enough things in my closet to even be able to do this, but maybe one day. All of these things look so cute!

Damsels said...

great idea
for a post .. and agree the boots were agreat find
We Were Damsels

About it said...

I think I'm sensing a pattern...do you ever shop at Forever 21??

Sylvia said...

ANNIE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE GENIUS! okay, this tag was so so worth waiting for (and i'm really glad i'm in it!) i can't wait to do it. and i'm sensing a very amazing vest coming up with 'the signature.'
AHH YAY!!!

n a t a l i e said...

I've been looking for a kind of skirt that I can just wear with anything and everything for a while. I love the high waisted shorts, and the boots look like a really great find :)

Emmy said...

YAY. while i was reading this i was like...i don't want to steal but...it looks so fun...SO YAY TAG.

and i also am amused that i was "the one friend that really disliked it"...though i have to say, it's grown on me. you pull it off wonderfully, after all.

we need to go thrifting. like now.

Amelia said...

This is such a fun idea! I will try to get around to it. I love that cheetah sweater, too.

Kristiana V said...

omg, love all those clothes:D<3
especially the plain, gray dress/top

Ruxandra said...

Wow!!!love all your choices:)great magic red dress;).

jules said...

amazing items, I love those boots, and that red dress, hott!

Lily G. said...

Great idea to do this and great items!

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Emmy said...

wait question, do we have to use the same categories or can we make up different ones?

WendyB said...

I especially love the cardigan. If your friends persuade you not to wear it anymore, give it to me :-)

mice said...

Shorts, skirts, dress.. EVERYTHING looks incredible gorgeous!

http://placeforthemoment.blogspot.com/

...love Maegan said...

what a great idea!!! I love all of these pieces!

Elaine said...

This was fun to read/look at! I really like your H&M dress....I may want one now!

clothedmuch.blogspot.com

rachel said...

Thanks! The lightbulb photo was actually taken with an iphone, believe it or not! I took my header photo, as well. Also, I like your header, especially the snake cakes piled on the table!

Toothpaste-Kisses said...

Hello (:
I really adore your blog.
All of these pictures are wonderful.
xxx

Beki said...

The blazer is epic!! Thanks for your nice comment(my cat thanks you too)

tanya said...

this post is amazing! I love all your picks . . . that BCBG dress is definitely STUNNING on you :-)

Raez said...

really great idea, makes me want to do it myself;)

Emma said...

Wow good choices. I really like the plaid shorts!

xoxo

this wheel's on fire said...

i love this post! so cute :)

GISELLE said...

I love that BCBG dress. It looks amazing ion you!

Lily said...

Great idea! Love the grey dress, I have a very similar one myself!

I also love your cowboy boots. :)

carlyjcais said...

I love the little F21 leopard cardigan! It's become my crush, too after seeing it!
Thanks for your comment on my blog-and great idea with the closet awards-

xoxox
Carly
http://chicsteals.blogspot.com

Fabi said...

you are like a forever 21 pro! you have the cutest items from there :) And i love that H&M dress!

Oh So Hip It Hurts said...

what a cool idea for a post!

xx
http://ohsohipithurts.blogspot.com/

Young Damsel said...

such a cute idea! really adore the bcbg dress, so sexy!!<33

xx

Lo said...

what a great competition!

piglet said...

What a fun idea! I'm very tempted to do this with my own wardrobe.

The Clothes Horse said...

That's a really fun way to categorize your wardrobe. Love that pink backless dress.
P.S. The song from the video is Rilo Kiley.

Shin said...

This is such a great idea! Why haven't I think of it before? I love the forever 21 highwaisted shorts and the gray dress! Lovely pieces! I can't wait to see what other bloggers'll choose! xxoxoxo

ana b. said...

What a fantastic, creative post! My favourite has to be your magic dress. It makes such a stunning exit.

Meho said...

that BCBG dress is HOOTTT.. and those boots are one REALLY good find.

Thanks for your comment babe :)

Meho xx

frau.elize said...

i like the way you wear that leopard print jacket =P is there any other way to wear that? i have a similar grey shirt, theyre lovely =)

Fashion Moment said...

Wow, those are smo fantastic pieces!

FM~FP

Manja said...

This is such a great idea! Love all your pieces! :D

5:32 In The Morning said...

Wow. I would never think to give awards to my clothes. Fantastic!

532morning.blogspot.com

alice said...

wow this is great idea! maybe i'll do it! :)

aldonza said...

hello annie como estas¡¡¡te ves genial y tod ala ropa me encnata el animal printo lo queiro y esos vestidos tan sexys ideales para el evrano un beso
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elena-lu said...

love the names you gave each piece and what a cool idea to give props to my wardrobe :)

Fran M. said...

I loved the first cardigan, is great. Your blog is really nice =]

Mimi said...

Love them all!!!

I know how crazy is it that Dakota is so grown up and stylish.. Long gone are the days of frou-frou dresses at premieres!

xo

Justine-R said...

Love all ur outfits!
But "The signature" & "The crush" are my favourite :)
Bisous

Justine

ellesappelle said...

such a fun idea. love 'the crush' cardigan!

Hannah said...

This is such a nice idea. You have some lovely pieces in your wardrobe.

Sydnie said...

These are all gorgeous! I think my favorite is the F21 skirt ... it has such a nice shape to it!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Faridah said...

What a great post idea! I too love your signature piece. I can tell it would be mine too.

xx

Maverick Malone said...

I really love those first three items...the leopard print sweater (is it pink??), the skirt (looks bubble hem-SO cute!) and the plaid shorts. Great finds! :)

xox, mavi

Little Monarch said...

hey! i love reading your blog! which is why i have awarded you the honest scrapper award!

you can check out what this means by reading my latest post (which features you) at www.iamalittlemonarch.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

OK, I loved it on the website, but now I HAVE to get that Forever 21 dress. It looks great on you!

Stacy said...

love the shorts and especially the magic dress!

http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

josie(bean) said...

what a cute and entertaining post! Thanks so much for commenting on my page, I love your blog and we have similar taste :D

black vanilla rose said...

i want your magic dress... beautiful! xxx

Anonymous said...

I so love the boots that you have got. It looks so worn but wonderful! I have always wanted a worn-looking pair of tall boots for myself.

Thank you for taking the time out to do this wonderful blog post. It is interesting and a very good idea indeed! :)

Cheers,
Kate
http://www.toyourstruly.com

Laura said...

Hey thanks for your comment! Yes I mostly take my own pictures, I feel like such a geek sometimes with my selftimer...

I like your blog!

Georgie said...

That Forever 21 skirt is steal-worthy.

Robin said...

Switch wardrobes with me.
I love yours.

Robin
http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

diane said...

Thank you ! That's such a nice compliment !
I love all your clothes, specially the grey dress, the forever 21 jacket, cardigan, and the skirt. So amazing. I want all of them. Lol. x

Flashes of Style said...

Aww this was so much fun! I especially like the gap sweater, what a neat pattern. And thanks so much for the tag :) Once my busy life slows down I definitely will be doing this.

Mardjan said...

i had that h&m dress on in the dresser, wasnt sure to buy it though, i love the last dress, it looks very sexy without looking cheap. you really have some great stuff

thanks for commenting :-)

Luna : said...

this is such a cute idea, i love it

Shen-Shen said...

This is SUCH an awesome idea!

And your magic dress is super magical!

Arielle said...

love the pink dress :)

Talk Pretty To Me said...

Great pieces! I love those Frye boots! I hope for your sake your feet never grow either. That H&M dress is insane. I have that floral maxi and I'm in love with it too!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Diana said...

hahaa, the closet awards! clever!

Meg said...

You have amazing clothes. In fact, I almost bought those high-waisted bright-ass amazing shorts at F21 back in December, but they brought too much attention to my ass. Sadface.

Nerdic.. said...

Love the dress and the cardigan from Forever21!
X, www.fashion-nerdic.blogspot.com

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

how funny that we do have a Top 10 list in our closet. i love the leopard sweater and the boots...and the red dress the best!!
xox

amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com said...

Oh!! This is such a fun and fantastic idea! i'll be doing this tonight!! i'm so excited.. hehe, you look fab.. love your awards you've given!


xoxoxo, thanks for tagging me beauty queen :)

Higgeldy-Piggeldy said...

I've been craving some nice cowboy boots, combined with bootcut jeans..feels very fresh to me right now

Mads said...

Love the back detail of your dress!! love your blog, would love to exchange links..=) hope you visit my blog soon..=)

-Mads
fashionisthebestmedicine.blogspot.com

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