Today's Everyday Fashion: Two Years

First re-creation

Two years ago today I started* - and what a ride it's been! I had a vision of fashion media without the frills, that felt doable, and ultimately would give women a realistic source for fashion inspiration (celebrities are the best, but how does someone on a budget do it?). And without a doubt I'm even more passionate about this cause today. Everyday I strive to bring you new ideas for using the items you already have in your closet, for smart shopping, and ultimately to help you solve the question "what do I wear?" so that you can get to the good stuff in life - your family, your job, and the things you care about the most. In celebration of two years, I decided to take a look back - at the first outfit I ever created (below) and my first ever re-creation (above)**. I'm also taking a look forward, but am both excited and nervous to not know what the next year will bring. And today? Today I want to recognize the best thing about this website - you! You mean the world to me; thank you for reading. Cheers to two years!

Inspiration photo: InStyle
Pink blazer: Banana Republic, $50 (similar)
Shirt: Banana Republic, $35
Necklace: Banana Republic, $18
Belt: The Limited, $20
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Banana Republic, $50
Purse: Juicy Couture/Macy's, $250

*I started daily outfit posts on Facebook on May 11, 2010 and created the website on May 27, 2010.
**Two years later these are still my favorite jeans, and I love both of these outfits. But what's with the popped collar below? (lol)
First outfit

Blazer: Gap, $50 (similarsimilar)
Shirt: The Limited, $15 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Belt: Gap, $10
Shoes: Coach/Marshalls, $70