Wanna Be Fashionista

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I am not a fashion blogger, nor do I consider myself fashionable, by any means (sorry for all those that see “a la mode” in the blog name and assume “fashion”)!  But once in awhile, I like to throw together outfits that in my mind, I think are somewhat fashionable.  And if any piece of the outfit is from Anthropologie or from my etsy friends, that’s bonus points right there, am I right?  Well recently, I’ve pretty much been obsessed with The Daybook blog (a true fashion blog) and Sydney was so nice to teach us how she post processes her photos (THANK YOU SO MUCH!), that I spent one afternoon downloading a free trial of Photoshop, just so I could follow along with her tutorial (with a few minor adjustments of my own).  Props to my hubby for playing photographer! πŸ™‚

So here we go… from the best of my measly memory, here’s the ingredient rundown of my outfit…

dress: anthropologie
tights: no idea (but i love them so much there is a hole in the crotch, OK, TMI, sorry folks)
boots: steve madden
cardigan: gap
earrings: pretties by meg (i won these from a yellow songbird giveaway, thanks kim!)
necklace: jean jean vintage

Here’s a button gallery of some fashionable bloggers (some being dedicated fashion blogs and others just occasionally blog about their oufits) that I follow (and I think you should too):


BWS tips button Sweets and Hearts

I am Style-ish blogbutton

BonBon Rose Girls

What do you think?  Should I show more of my crazy outfits?  Or should I just stop right here and leave it to the pros?  Do you have fashion posts on your blog?  Do you have any other fashion blog recommendations?


  1. December 1, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    I don’t care if you don’t think you are fashionable…that is the cutet outfit ever! You look lovely!

  2. December 1, 2010 / 2:09 pm

    ” . . . hole in the crotch . . . ” LOL, you have both the humour and fashion part down!

    Nice job on the PS attempt too.

  3. December 1, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    I love your high waisted skirt! I think you should post for fashion shots! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fashion blogs recs…i’ve been reading blushingambition.blogspot.com too

  4. December 1, 2010 / 2:17 pm

    Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing and for wearing your Jean Jean necklace πŸ™‚

  5. December 1, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    You are the cutest, and these photos are adorable! I would love to see more of these photos! Not to mention your tights TMI cracked me up πŸ™‚

  6. December 1, 2010 / 2:39 pm

    You are so cute! I love your outfit and definitely think you should keep the fashion posts going!

  7. December 1, 2010 / 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the shout out lady! Keep those outfit posts comin’!

  8. December 1, 2010 / 2:42 pm

    Ohmygoodness, Sandy, you are just TOO cute!! I love that outfit of yours!! Ahh, your photos are so cute! πŸ™‚ They totally make me smile!

  9. December 1, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    ha! the tights. too funny. but thats real life eh?
    i dig the daybook too…sydney seems SO down to earth, so that’s refreshing. i dont follow too many ‘what i wore’ blogs but it’s fun to see every now and then– so if you feel comfy doing it- go for it girl. best wishes!
    xoxo jcd

  10. December 1, 2010 / 3:08 pm

    i think you so cute in that outfit..and yes I think you should blog about daily outfits once in awhile πŸ™‚

  11. December 1, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    Your outfit is so cute! I wouldn’t mind at all seeing more outfit/fashion posts if you ever felt so inclined πŸ™‚

  12. December 1, 2010 / 3:15 pm

    You are definitely not a wannabe fashionista! You are very fashionable! Your outfit is adorable! I love this post! You should definitely post more of your outfits! Thank you for the shout out!

  13. December 1, 2010 / 3:16 pm

    you are way too adorable!
    and i would say most definitely fashionable!
    i love love love your boots!!
    too cute!

  14. December 1, 2010 / 3:17 pm

    I think you carry your outfits nicely πŸ™‚ I just saw her tutorials! How nice! My only downside is that I have a lousy point-and-shoot camera πŸ™ Thanks for the link back!

  15. December 1, 2010 / 4:05 pm

    You look SO stinking cute!
    Ahh I love love love your outfit!!!
    Thanks SO much for the shout out <3

  16. December 1, 2010 / 4:33 pm

    You did a great fashion post here! I think you’re more of a fashion blogger than you think πŸ˜‰ P.S. I always wondered who took the pictures for all those fashion bloggers, my husband would never take my picture every day! (Although I’ve tried…hahah!)


  17. Chrissy
    December 1, 2010 / 4:36 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous!

  18. December 1, 2010 / 4:45 pm

    you look so beautiful, sandy!! LOVE the outfit and lusting over those boots!!!

    and thanks for including me. i’m hardly a fashionista – but you know me! i love clothes and junk. haha!! its an honor to be a part of this mix!!!

  19. December 1, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    you seem pretty fashionable to me! what a cuuuuute dress! (and cute earrings πŸ™‚ thanks for the shout-out!)

  20. December 1, 2010 / 5:48 pm

    Oh you should definitely do more fashion blog posts. That was completely adorable! And thanks for the fashion links. I do quite like a few of those already! x

  21. December 1, 2010 / 6:05 pm

    you are so cute. {{and funny!!}}

  22. December 1, 2010 / 6:20 pm

    I think you’re extremely fashionable. As for posting your outfits, I have two suggestions: either do it infrequently or do it on a tumblr or flickr to the side. I really like what your blog is now.

  23. December 1, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    Keep at it with the fashion posts! You don’t have to be “pro” to post your outfits – as long as it’s YOUR personal style! I love your outfit – cute dress from Anthro! It’s one of my fav stores!

  24. December 1, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    I love your oufit photos! Keep ’em coming! And I too have a not so small obsession with the Daybook–she rocks, right?

  25. December 1, 2010 / 7:52 pm

    adorable outfit!! love the anthro dress. at least the hole is where no one can see it! YES! you must keep posting your outfits! inspire us some more! πŸ™‚

  26. December 1, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    To answer your question, I think I would sell headbands and other cute stuff that I can figure out to make!

  27. December 1, 2010 / 8:34 pm

    Who are you kidding? You are totally a fashionista! A resounding yes to more outfit posts please:)

    p.s. Thanks so much for linking!

  28. December 1, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    A truly adorable outfit. You’re good at this fashion (& fashion blogging!) thing.

  29. December 1, 2010 / 9:00 pm

    um, i would call that fashionable. and what cute pictures!! it’s inspiring so i’m going to say yes, do it more!! you make me wants to start a fashion friday series!!!

  30. December 1, 2010 / 9:19 pm

    I think you’re very fashion forward! Definitely show us more outfits!

  31. December 1, 2010 / 9:23 pm

    Fashion, to me, is in the eye of the beholder. I think you look great!

  32. December 1, 2010 / 9:28 pm

    ooo i love this outfit, sandy!
    i’ve been looking for a skirt like
    that–so cute!! the boots are great
    too ^_^

    you should post more outfit photos!
    it’s fun checking out your style.

    p.s. thanks for the little shoutout! πŸ˜€

  33. December 1, 2010 / 10:21 pm

    okay, “a la mode” means ICE CREAM in my world, not fashion. Great pictures, how nice of your hubby to participate!

  34. December 1, 2010 / 10:44 pm

    CUTIE PATOOTIE. Yes, definitely post outfits more often!

  35. December 1, 2010 / 11:40 pm

    yess.. more outfit posts please! πŸ™‚

  36. December 2, 2010 / 3:22 am

    your outfit is great. i hope you share more. i love seeing other bloggers’ outfits, they give me inspiration to spice up my own daily outfits πŸ™‚

  37. December 2, 2010 / 4:47 am

    I downloaded the photoshop tutorial a few days ago so I’m going to have to try this out!!!

  38. December 2, 2010 / 4:56 am

    Hey Sandy! Do you know how long the photoshop tutorial lasts for?

  39. December 2, 2010 / 6:54 am

    Definitely show us more! You look so cute! I love anthropologie too πŸ™‚

  40. December 2, 2010 / 7:38 am

    you’re so cute, sandy! i say explore all your interests. i like seeing different sides of people on their blog. really like the fashionista recommendations. i don’t read too many of those types but do like clothes + fashion in general. thanks so much for sharing!

  41. ChantaleP
    December 2, 2010 / 8:13 am

    I agree with everyone, you’re adorable!

  42. December 2, 2010 / 8:36 am

    I like your crazy outfits! Why not show more?!?

  43. December 2, 2010 / 9:10 am

    I think you look tres chic and adorable! I would love to see more of these sprinkled throughout your posts! Just don’t neglect all those yummy food photos and recipes you share πŸ™‚ You should definitely purchase Photoshop! It’s expensive, but BOY is it worth it! I’m constantly learning something new and I absolutely LOVE it!

  44. December 2, 2010 / 10:58 am

    Hehe. Goes to show how fashionable I am… when I saw “a la mode” I thought immediately of ice cream! πŸ™‚

  45. December 2, 2010 / 3:37 pm

    You should definitely keep doing it! And yes, do get Photoshop. So many great fashion blogs – Bardot in Blue, Cherry Blossom Girl, Sartorialist… xo – g

  46. December 2, 2010 / 5:59 pm

    SO SO SO CUTE!!! <333

  47. December 2, 2010 / 9:39 pm

    these are so cute! I love your boots, too. (and photoshop is the best! so worth the money).

  48. December 3, 2010 / 12:14 am

    You don’t consider yourself fashionable?? Are you kidding? This outfit is amazing! I love that necklace.

  49. December 3, 2010 / 11:05 am

    I say go for the fashion posts. You’ll not only receive compliments and encouragement but you could also get some good feedback as well. Love the blog!

  50. December 5, 2010 / 6:41 pm

    Woot Woot!! I got a shout out.. Yay! Thanks Sandy. AND I think you should do more outfit posts. You are one chic lady and I love these photos!! Keep it up please. πŸ™‚

    xx Love & Aloha
    **I’m hosting a Jeffrey Campbell Giveaway. Come Enter!! πŸ™‚

  51. December 6, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    I love these photos! Definitely take more. I LOLed at the part about your tights, haha! I have some that have holes in them but they’re just SO comfy!!

  52. December 6, 2010 / 2:46 pm

    Definitely post more outfits! I love the tank top and boots and tights are my FAVORITE!!!

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