Sunday, 30 December 2012

A year in outfits



A good enough year.

Possibly not a vintage one.
 
Unless you count the wardrobe - that has certainly been vintage!

So here are snapshots of a 2012's outfits.









There have been shorter lengths..
.


Midis...



And of course maxis...




There's been dressing up...




There were some trousers (very occasionally)...





And now and again a leap of faith, encouraged by friends...








Yeah yeah yeah. 

I know there has been more to 2012 than clothes.

But how to sum up a year, with all its highs and lows, friends and family, laughs and despair, fears and frivolity, gifts and joys, change and stasis?

Let the photos do the talking.

And over a full year of blogging, there are a lot of photos!

Happy 2013 to you all - keep blogging, taking the odd risk, and making friends.

I intend to do just that.

  xxxx

51 comments:

Vintage Bird Girl said...

What a wonderful way to wrap up the year Curtise! I for one have enjoyed each & every post, & I continue to be inspired by your outfits, your effortless style & your gorgeous personality. It's been a delight to know you & I look forward to following your antics in 2013. Xx

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love your selection of outfits. They make me smile and your attitude is wonderful. Keep on blogging and hope 2013 is a vintage oone on all fronts.

Style Sud-Est said...

Interesting to see our style evolved and what were our inspirations - i certainly was inspired by you-
I appreciated a lot your humor and points of view in 2012 and looking forward to 2013 in your company and all the others!

We rock sister!

Happy New Year


Ariane xxxx

Trashsparkle said...

Truly working that wardrobe! are you sure you haven't knocked through into an empty house next door; how else do you have room for all those fabulous treasures?;) You are an inspiration Curtise - and I reckon the lollipop lady's had a fun year too:) Have a brilliant 2013 - and I will get off that sofa:) xxx

Secret Squirrel said...

What a year! So many great outfits.. And you sound like you had fun in all of them :-) I am holding you up as 'the' example of creative dressing in the blogosphere. Look forward to more next year.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

it's been utterly wonderfully fabulous to meet you this year, I hope we get more chances next year. You look fantastic all the time and you've been so generous, witty and down to earth it's made knowing you all the better. Also nice to meet your low hanging labia. You're definitely one my my real life style icons xxxx

Marla Robinson said...

A truly fabulous vintage year. You've done an amazing job of styling all these wonderful outfits. Have a happy New Year!

Secret Squirrel said...

p.s I linked to this post today, hope that's ok xx

Megan said...

It's been a gorgeous year on all counts for you. You look so beautiful and confident! Here's to more fabulosity in 2013!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

How I have loved coming to know you a little over the past months of blogging! I'm a huge fan of your style, smarts, and humour, and your kindness and generosity squeeze my heart in all the right places. What a great retrospective post, awesome to glimpse the breadth and depth of your style all at once, and well done as far as summing things up. Happy 2013 to you too, dear Curtise! xoxo

edie pop said...

Wow!!!I adore this outfits anthology, it's a pleasure to see them all together!Last year was a great year because I started my blog and I met you and all the other glorious girls of our community and all these photos reminded me of the moments you shared with us like a real friend that invited us at her place for a tea, we laughed,we cried and we opened our hearts and our closet for each other, yes I intend to continue to do it too!
Happy 2013!!
Love xxxxxxx

Connie said...

Boring?? What??? Are you kidding me? You are Awesome. Love this anthologie and love that we are friends!
Connie*

Rob said...

Fab photos Curtise, thank you for a great years reading and happy 2013 to you

rosyragpatch said...

Definitely not boring! Keep on blogging!

Patti said...

I really enjoyed your anthology, Curtise - the makings of a tradition, one hopes! So many fab looks, and a year has flown by. xoxoxoxo

grunge-queen said...

Oh, what a fun look back, Curtise - I saw many a gorg look I missed the first time around. It's impossible to pic a fave but I must say that I absolutely love the knit midi dress with the floppy hat - vert Great Gatsby or something. A very Happy New Year to you and yours, and here's to another fab year of blogging, blog buddies and wicked outfits! xoxo

Rebecca said...

Loving the sentiment to your post, and how amazing do you look in Maxi skirts/dresses?? Suitably jealous, I cant wait to see what 2013 brings more fabulous vintage at a bet.

Happy New Year to you and yours xx

menopauselsupermodel said...

It has been a wonderful year Curtise!! And you have looked FABULOUS!!
Here's to a gorgeously glamourus 2013!!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

What an utterly fabulous collection! You are unique and awesome! I need to dress up more. Happy new year! x

Fiona said...

So glad to have found you Curtise, here's to more blogging, laughing, chazzing and.... maybe meeting in 2013.
Have a good one.
xx

Joni said...

Your floral labia pants are always divine to see again but I don't remember seeing you in the dress with the words all over it. It kind of makes you look a little flat too. haha!
You know one of my all time favorites is that crochet dress with the orange scarf. The two colors are just delicious together and your shape is BaBang Amazing!!
Last night I scanned over much of my old images. It's kind of a fun review of some of the choices we made along the way isn't it?

Happy New Year!!

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Excellent excellent and excellent!

You are bloody marvellous.

Your posts are a joy to behold, as are you!

Keep up the brilliant work in 13!

Thanks for being an A1 commenter too!
xx

Max said...

Hear hear, i love your witty thoughtful comments as much as your funny, colourful posts. Some memorable outfits there-you really do seem to he able to carry off any style you lucky thing! Wishing you the happiest new year, thank you for brightning up my old year considerably x

Vintage Coconut said...

I am looking forward to another year of your blog Curtise. I cannot even imagine the outfits that will be introduced to us. =D
Bring on the New Year!

Emalina said...

What a good way to say farewell to the year! So many lovely outfits. Wishing you a very happy 2013!

Thrift Bee said...

Well reading through your year of outfits...minis...Oooh she looks good in a mini thats the length for her (great pins) midi's....oooh maybe not she looks good in those too...maxis...biatch.. how come those work too??
Love your wishings for the year. Making new friends in your forties is just great.
Have to also echo Op shop mama, your posts make me chuckle, but if there was a vote for best commenter...You win hands down...I don't think your past caring, i think your 'always caring'
Happy New Year Curtise.

freckleface said...

Ooh look at all those lovely outfits, which look like they were attached to such fun posts. Now that I've been lucky enough to find you I look forward to seeing all that 2013 has to offer on your blog. Happy New Year to you and what a great philosophy you have! xxx

two squirrels said...

Oh Curtise you are an inspiration and just truly lovely lady!!!! Thank you for sharing your world and popping in to mine to make it better. Your comments have made me smile and my heart sing.
Happy new year and may 2013 be filled with many more fabulous vintage delights.
Love Vanessa

lucy joy said...

Curtise - you are a one-off special person and the fact you've shared that unique and brilliant body, mind and 'soul'(you're bound to question the existence of such a thing!) is something I am very grateful for.

I want to always know what you're up to, what you'r wearing and thinking, what you have planned....


...I may be about Wed - Sat next week. I'd love a meet-up if you're free?

Stay Beautiful!

Lucy x

joyatri said...

What a lovely visual summary of a year in outfits.
Happy New Year to you, too, Curtise. I've enjoyed reading your blog the past year and look forward to meeting up one day when I'm in the UK again. Second to None - here we come. Or, possibly a day trip up your way from London?
Thank you all your comments on my blog this year, too.
I also spent today putting more things on Etsy and eBay. It's kind of hard for us to de-clutter when we keep dragging more stuff home from the charity shops, isn't it?

bonsaimum said...

Great Photo's. Happy New Year to you and your family. :)

Krista said...

I can't pick a favorite but I am a huge fan of that patch jacket and love seeing you wear it. I really have enjoyed all your silliness, witty comments, and most of all your friendship. I adored meeting you this year, it really was a highlight! So thank you Curtise, for just being you.
I love you!
Xoxoxo
Happy new year!

Vix said...

I can't pick a favourite either...oh, forget that, I can, it was the three times i go to spend time with you and discover that you were even more beautiful, funny and brilliant than you are on your blog - and that's a tough act to live up to!
Miss you already, can't wait to catch up and meet up when I get back.
Happy 2013 to all of you!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxx

silvergirl said...

Love your fun and eclectic style
Looking forward to getting to know you better in 2013
Brett

Forest City Fashionista said...

Love your 2013 retrospective - reminds me of why I adore you! Here's to a 2013 full of laughter, love and more blogging!

Stacey said...

Ahhh, look at all your fabulous frocks! I love every single one. Here's to another year of blogging fun & gorgeous outfits!

Pretty Quirky said...

love your vintage style :)
check out new blog post: www.prettyquirkyblog.co.uk

Diane said...

The frilly blue knickers were my absolute fave - and who the hell would find you boring? Glad to make your aquantance this year Curtise - so very pleased to have found you xxx

WendyB said...

With every photo set I was thinking "This is my favorite category." "No, this is." They're all great!

Trees said...

So many fabulous outfits!! I can't decide on which one I like best - Happy 2013 lovely lady. Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog over the past year, its really truly appreciated.

Annie said...

I can't pick a favourite outfit either! I'd love to come to Sheffield to meet up with you this year, if that's not too scary a prospect!
Here's to 2013, Curtise.

The Style Crone said...

You are a wonderfully creative show stopper with the photos to prove it. How fortunate I am to have found you, as you delight me with every post. Happy 2013 and I'm looking forward to the next year's applause worthy adventures.

Misfits Vintage said...

I don't understand why I keep missing your posts!!! How does this keep happening? Doesn't the internet know how much I fucking ADORE you!??

I love love love this wrap up - I love your hot legs in minis, your magnificent bosom in midis and your gorgeous arse in maxis. I love your head in hats, your hair messy and hiding in the bustle of the hedgerow. I love you in blue and red and purple and blue. I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening and underneath the moon!

And anyone who doesn't love you can fuck the fuck off!

Here's to another fabularse year, mi fabularse friend. I'm fucking lucky to have you in my life.

Sarah xxx

Mrs. H said...

some fabulous outfits, here's to more vintage in 2013

: )

Sacramento Amate said...

Happy 2013, my dear Curtise, my always inspiring friend.
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Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Congrats on making it through with style!! Here's to another year of change and stasis, yes? Love you!!!!

CityScape Skybaby said...

I've loved reading your blogs this year Curtise, they're full of fun, flair, wit and wisdom in equal parts and I was a late comer this year, so I've a full year of your blogs to look forward to in 2013!I'm looking forward to seeing what mischief you get up to this year. xx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Happy New Year Curtise - hope 2013 tops 2012 in every way, with an even bigger and better outfit retrospective for January 2014.
We should meet this year, I hope it happens!
XXX

New Year's Resolutions of the Stars!

Helga! said...

It's been a year of frigging FABULARSENESS!!! Gawd, you have a majorly enviable frock collection AND bod, my darling!!! Long may our feast of frocks continue!!!
Love you long time!XXXXXXXXXXXX

Melanie said...

How did I miss THIS one? What a great trip through your year - you are like a lovely chocolate full of all my favourite flavours. You keep that light shining! You are my inspiration. Twirl, baby, twirl. xoxo

Jordan Randolph said...

You look like such a fun and fearless person! Love 2012; I'll be following you into the new year!

Jordan
http://jordansvintagekitchen.blogspot.com