May 27, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Two Years

First re-creation












































Two years ago today I started jseverydayfashion.com* - 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

40 comments:

  1. Happy blog birthday! Looking forward to following along for years to come!

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  2. Wow! Can't believe it's been two years. I follow along, but don't always leave comments. However I wanted to tell you CONGRATS on your success and thank you for helping me get my creative juices flowing!!! You are an inspiration to take blogging to an entirely new level.

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  3. daintyanddecadentMay 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Congratulations on your success!

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  4. You look great in everything!

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  5. Love your blog and start my morning off with it. 

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  6. Constanze SchmittMay 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Congratulations! :) Love your blog and your outfits! ♥

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  7. Thank you for this blog!!  I've only found it last week but already you've helped me SO much with just being able to recognize what I like and put it all together!  Thanks for what you do! here's to another two years at least!

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  8. Congratulations! I read your blog almost every morning. When I'm having a tough time deciding what to wear, I think 'what would J wear'? You may have inspirations you derive your outfits from, but you're my inspiration.

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  9. YAY to 2 yrs!!!!  Raising my invisible glass in hand and toasting with you!!!

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  10. and this is why you keep on doing what you're doing with the passion you have!!! Love you BF!!!

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  11. Happy Blogoversary!

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  12. You have created such a lovely blog.  You should be so proud!  Congratulations!!

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  13. happy blog birthday, j! you are TOTALLY an inspiration to women! keep it real and keep it up. you are AWESOME.

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  14. jseverydayfashionMay 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Thank you Darlene!

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  15. jseverydayfashionMay 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Helen, thank you for the sweet note and for reading all this time! You are a blessing!

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  16. jseverydayfashionMay 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Thanks Tara!

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  17. jseverydayfashionMay 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Thanks love!! 

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  18. jseverydayfashionMay 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Thank you so much Stephanie, and welcome to the blog! :-)

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  19. Congratulations and THANK YOU for a great two years! Love reading everyday(-:

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  20. Congrats on the last two years and all of the success that you have gained from this "little" blog. I had no clue that our blogs are so close in age... mine turns 2 on June 26 this year... keep the outfits coming... we are all excited to see what else you have up those stylish sleeves.

    xo Teresa
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  21. congratulations - you are an inspiration that hard work and passion can pay off - I hope the site and your ventures continue to reward you and I know I will enjoy the journey with you.x
    ♥ ThankFifi

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  22. Can I just say: you have great pair of legs!!

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  23. Congratulations J!  I look forward to your fashion influence being around for many years to come.

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  24. Happy Birthday to J's Everyday Fashion! And thank you so much for inspiring us! Since I know your website, I see my wardrobe and shop differently! And it is so true that you have to pay the big buck to be stylish! Thank you J and Congratulations!

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  25. I mean... It is so true that you DON'T have to pay the big buck to be stylish! ;0)

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  26. jseverydayfashionMay 28, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Thank you so much Molly! I appreciate you reading and commenting girl! :-)

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  27. Happy blogiversary! You were the first fashion blog I started following! Congrats on two years!

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  28. Congrats!  I've been following you for a few months, and NEVER have followed a blog before. I check yours out almost daily and I totally agree with all the others, you've been a huge inspiration for me!  I really appreciate the links to the clothes in your pic, or similar options, and your honest and down-to-earth commentary.  Your site is absolutely the 'Rachael Ray of fashion' in my eyes!  :)

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  29. Your blog is a work of fashion!
    with fashion is so interesting coming from a perspective of modesty. Perfect,
    much creativity, and wonderful photography. Very nice collection and I really
    enjoyed your blog.
     

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  30. jseverydayfashionMay 29, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    This made my day! Thank you so much!! :-)

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  31. Congrats, J! I wish I had found your blog two years ago so I could have witnessed the growth.  You are absolutely one of my favorite reads. :)

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  32. Congrats J! I only found your blog a few months ago, but trust me, I've gone through just about every post you've made! :)
    Anyway, I love your blog bc like you said, it's a realistic sense of fashion that most of us can pull off, afford, and love!

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  33. Congratulations on 2 years!  I absolutely LOVE your blog! :)

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  34. congrats on 2 years and a such a successful blog! I've been following you for a while and you always help me get dressed in the morning haha : ) you're the best J!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  35. I have just started reading this blog (2-3 months) and I LOVE it.  I love your style and have actually bought a few items from different outfits! I wore an outfit that was inspired from your blog over the weekend and got so many compliments, so thank you, congrats and keep up the good work!

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  36. *C.*O.*N.*G.*R.*A.*T.*U.*L.*A.*T.*I.*O.*N.*S.*  on............ the 2-Year Anniversary of J's Everyday Fashion!!    I just  l.o.v.e. ............ the true artistry~~(on a budget, yet!!)~~in *everything* you style!!

    To say that you've met *many* (online and off-line) challenges, J. ............ (i.e., head-on and with extraordinary grace and poise)............ in these past 2 years is probably a genuine understatement!!    Some of those challenges probably would've REALLY "taken down"............ a woman of lesser strength, and of weaker character, than a woman with the strength and character that you're *blessed* with, you know ............ (and that you ALSO work/strive/pray very,  *v.e.r.y.  h.a.r.d.*  for every single day, too!!)

    For those of us, (particularly of an older generation, and I'm 61), who've maybe had some of our cherished dreams............ discouraged............ disparaged............ belittled............ and/or just flat-out-stomped-on............ *Y.O.U.  G.O.,  G.I.R.L.*!!    I think you're going to successfully be IN the Fashion Business for The Long-Haul............ on The Right Path............ 'never~~(as we ALL should!!)~~forgetting, figuratively, Where You Came From............ with your wonderful Kansas Sense Of Self............ *intact throughout*, you know. 


    And, in the meantime, could you please-please-*please* somehow style your ROCKIN', on-trend, lavender jeans, J. ............ with your gorgeous-and-forever-CLASSIC silver belt (Above) from The Limited??!!    (Haha!!)

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  37. Congratulations on two amazing years. I love your blog :-)

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  38. Just found your blog from Pinterest and I'm already feeling inspired! Thank you for your insight!

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  39. Just found your blog from Pinterest and I'm already feeling inspired! Thank you for your insight!

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