2015 ~ A Year in Review + Link-Up


Today I’m featuring my favorite looks from 2015. I picked one look from each month. In the end, I found it very interesting that some of these looks will not be featured again because in my massive closet purge, I gave away many of these pieces.

Does that sounds a little strange? How can they be favorite looks and yet I let some of those pieces go? Well, I found that even though I like the looks I’m featuring today I realized not all of them embodied my style. I’ve been mentioning lately that I got a little lost with my style. At times over the last year or so I found myself dressing for others or for posts rather than for me. What eventually happened is I looked in my closet at lots of pieces I didn’t like or  did not even wear. Those pieces wrecked havoc on my ability to actually get dressed and wear things that I loved which embodied my style. It was time for a change.

And what happened? The purge! And that purge opened up the doors of freedom for me. 2015 was a style evolution and revolution for me. I hope 2016 will be a year of focus. It’s opening up to be a year of words. Words and ideas which I will post about this month. So grab your coffee each morning in January as I reveal what’s been on my heart and where I’m headed this year. I am thrilled to be sharing all of this with you. For now, I’ll just close the book on last year’s style and move into something new this year.

And since it’s Monday, it’s time for our link-up. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week. Whitney, Casey and I enjoyed reading your posts and searching for our favorite looks. Can’t wait to see what you lovely ladies link up this week.


Hosted by ~
Carrie/A Lovely Little Wardrobe ~ Bloglovin/Facebook/Instagram
Whitney/Whitney à La Mode ~ Bloglovin/Instagram
Casey/A Little Bit of Cheer ~ Bloglovin/Facebook/Instagram


Each week we choose a favorite…check out Casey & Whitney’s blogs to see if it’s you! My favorite this week is a post by Dana from Something Good entitled The New Year’s Eve Dress. Doesn’t she look absolutely gorgeous in that dress and shoes to die for? Please, please, please read the post…I’m not going to spoil the end of it for you but it’s a great post. Read it here.


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Now let’s get linking! We like to keep things simple around here. Just link up your favorite posts–fashion, beauty, food, DIY, anything goes! Follow your hosts on social media, have fun and be inspired! Thanks for linking up!WehaveaddedaPinterest boardwherewe’llbepinninglooksandanInstagram hashtag. Feel free to add #lovelylittlealamodetoyourlooksonInstagram that you link up with us.

Where you’ll find me linking up.

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  • Katie Mitchell
    Can't wait to hear what you have planned!!! Did you keep the kimono?!! :)
    • Actually, I had two but I didn't keep this one. The kimono was one of those pieces that made me crack and realize I had to dress for me instead of others. The one I kept I kinda use as a robe type thing when I'm the season changed and I was chilly in my pj's.
  • Happy New Year! Jaymie www.jaymieashcraft.com
    • Happy New Year to you as well, Jaymie! Hope it's a lovely year for you and I appreciate you stopping by today.
  • Living on Cloud Nine
    Not strange at all!!! Ahhh, a purge is coming for me soon!! I do love how you gave us a look from each month, you always look ahhhhmazing!!! Happy New Year and Hapoy Monday gorgeous!!
    • I'll be posting about my purge later this week and I hope it will help you. Thank you for just being so sweet! Can we be friends in real life? I know you're in the Midwest, which is where I grew up. Anyway, hope you have a lovely day and Happy New Year to you!
  • I love how you set up your pictures for your month in review!
    • Thank you! I had to keep it organized...of course!
  • So many great looks! TFS!
    • Thank you, Amy! Hopefully, more are in store for 2016.
  • These are all great looks--my favorites are July and November. I totally understand about getting lost in your style; I've definitely been there. I did a huge closet purge myself a little over a year ago and I've been trying really hard to only buy pieces that feel like "me" and that I love. It can be hard to keep in check, but I think having less can still feel like more!
    • We are so on the same way length, Shea. I love that....less is more, agreed!
  • So many great looks! I'm curious, which of these pieces did you purge?? And I'm excited to be on this style journey with you!
    • January is completely gone. March - the top is gone. June - the top and kimono are both gone. February , March, October shoes are gone. Those are all definitely and some other pieces are maybes.
      • You really did purge a lot of these! (I was going to ask that same question :) )
  • beautiful you this past year!! I can't wait to see what's in store for you in 2016!! it's going to be a great year! Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy
    • Thank you! I do hope 2016 will be a great year and much fun blogging with friends!
  • Happinessatmidlife
    So many great outfits Carrie! Looking forward to your stylish ways in 2016. Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week! Alice www.happinessatmidlife.com Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.
    • Thank you, Alice! I hope it is a year of style that is me. See you on Thursday. Happy New Year, friend!
  • Casey
    Always love your style, my friend! I can't wait to see more of YOU!! XOXOXO
    • Thank you, my friend. Here's to great style to us this year.
  • You looked so pretty all year long! January and December were my favorites.
    • Thank you, Lana! December was my absolute fave too!
  • Irene
    loved all your looks from 2015! wishing you a very creative year Irene www.thedailylace.com
    • Thank you, Irene! Happy New Year to you and hope your style is lovely in 2016!
  • vanity andme
    A whole load of lovely outfits here! I love the orange/peach shades.And the black dress looks stunning on you Carrie. Happy new year to you, and thank you for hosting Laurie x
    • Thank you so much, Laurie! I'm glad you stopped by my blog. My favorite is the black dress. It's my mom's and one she actually made about 50 years ago!
  • Emma Peach
    So many lovely outfits! The black dress is fabulous! Happy New Year xxx Emma style-splash.com
    • Thank you, Emma! I love that black dress that my mom sewed herself and wore it before I was born. It's classically beautiful and elegant! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
  • So many pretty outfits Carrie.I love your mom's dress you made your own and the orange, tweed combo, you look ovely Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday jess xx www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com
  • I'm some how almost two months behind on this, but thank you so much for the mention! I'm so glad that you liked the outfit!! -Dana