Top 10: My Top 10 Favorite Outfits from 2016

Hello all! This year has been a big year for me…I graduated from college and announced my consignment business, which will be opening in 2017. Plus I am now employed full time! In addition to all of that exciting news, this has been one of my most prolific blog years and has included some of my favorite outfits of all time. So for our top 10 list today, we are going to look back at some of my favorite outfits from 2016! Let me know if I forgot your favorite outfit or if you have any thoughts in the comments below. XO
2016, leather, stripes, summer, top 10
1. This striped shirt was a staple in my wardrobe this summer. It is so versatile and easy to wear. Plus, this blog shoot was one of the most fun shoots I’ve ever had. My mom takes most of the amazing photos you see on the blog and it is always an adventure for us as we try new poses and locations.  
2016, pearls, sequins, summer, top 10
2. Sequins are a regular occurrence in my wardrobe and I love this statement making jacket. This was the perfect outfit when my boyfriend and I went out in New York. This is by far one of my favorite outfits of 2016! 
2016, lefty, ruffles, summer, top 10
3. Ruffles were a new addition to my wardrobe this year and I am excited about them to say the least. This was just one of the ruffled outfits I’ve worn in 2016. 
2016, leather, personal, ruffles, summer, top 10

4. I wore ruffles again on the first day of my new job! I bought this outfit as my “first day of school outfit” at my job, but this shirt became one of my favorites this fall and I don’t go more than a couple of days without wearing this skirt! Must be lucky! 
2016, pastel, summer, top 10
5. Pastels have always been one of my favorite color groups, but this year, I have loved wearing lots of pastel accents against navy. Mixing pastels together is also one of my favorite ways to add more color to an outfit. 
2016, 60s vibe, fall, pink, top 10
6. The 60s were a huge style influence for me this year. I have loved channeling that decade with mini skirts, color blocking, and big earrings. This was one of my favorite 60s looks from 2016. 
2016, fall, pink, top 10
7. A new thing for me in 2016 was utilizing the tailor. Let the “Taylor goes to the tailor” jokes begin, but I have been extremely thankful to have a tailor when I am not ready to give up on pieces that don’t fit quite right. 
2016, hat, layering, stripes, turtleneck, turtleneck thursday, winter, top 10
8. My new blog series this fall/ winter has been all about turtlenecks- tips and tricks for wearing them. Make sure to stay tuned on Thursdays for even more fun turtleneck ideas. This has been my favorite turtleneck outfit so far! 
2016, dress pants, fall, mad men, red lips, top 10
9. I have been loving turtlenecks this winter, but also cozy knits in general. I love the idea of wearing a bulky sweater with feminine details like red lipstick. The combination gives any outfit that extra oomph as well as making it look elegant. 
patterns, red lips, t-shirt, tartan, top 10
10. My final look from this weeks top 10 was actually from Christmas Eve a couple days ago. I love pairing t-shirts with big jewelry and dressing it up with heels. This outfit came together perfectly and had just the right amount of holiday flair. 

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60s Inspired Style

Hello all! My outfits are normally not directly influenced by movies, people, or other things I’ve seen. However, once I’m dressed and out the door, I sometimes feel like I just walked off a certain movie set and forgot to take off my costume. Earlier this year, I got that feeling with this Mad Men-esque outfit. Today, I felt like Alicia Vikander in Man from Uncle. First of all, I love that movie. It gives me costume envy every time I watch it! Secondly I love Alicia so I was not upset about channeling her. There is just something about a turtleneck, mini skirt, and tall boots that is very 60s to me! Anyways, this skirt is a newer addition to my wardrobe and it is just perfect for fall because I can easily pair all of my turtlenecks with it! XO 

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Pool Side Style

I think every girl has experienced insecurity about wearing a bathing suit or being at the pool at one point in life. I definitely have and it can be really difficult to have fun at the pool when you feel self-conscious about what you are wearing. I mean every morning when I get up, my goal is to wear something that makes me feel incredible and beautiful. So why not do the same thing when going to the pool? I am not a super boho girl and I will never be comfortable wearing a skimpy bikini so I’m not going to. This last time when I went bathing suit shopping, I was required to get a one-piece because my scars from surgery still can’t be exposed to too much sunlight. But I discovered that I love one-piece bathing suits and this one specifically has this old-school Hollywood glamour feel which I am obsessed with! 
Cover-ups are always the hardest thing for me because options are always limited. This one is from Michael Stars and I got it in my summer box of style from Rachel Zoe (which is incredible and you should check out here!) Anyways, it also has that old-school glamour feel so walking into the pool last weekend I felt like I had just walked off a 60s movie set…confidence, check! Mission accomplished! XO 
P.S. If you have any ideas for what to wear to the pool or comments, please leave them below or email me at leftylivinglife@gmail.com! 

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Color block Mini Dress

I just recently rediscovered this dress in the depths of my closet. I was a little skeptical when I found it because I avoid orange at all costs. However, with the cream and blue, I didn’t mind it as much as usual. On the hanger, this dress was cute. Not anything too exciting, but cute. But as soon as I put it on,  I knew it was going to become a staple in my wardrobe. It is extremely comfortable, but what I love about it so much is it makes me feel like I just walked off of the set of Mad Men. I love the late 60s vibe of this dress and how it is fitted and flattering without being a body con dress. Plus, did I mention the awesome kangaroo pocket? Because it has one and y’all know how I feel about dresses with pockets! Love! 
In addition to the usual awesome outfit posts, keep an eye out for some exciting new additions to the blog as well as some big news! To make sure you don’t miss anything, subscribe for our newsletter using the little box on your right! XO 

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