October 2013 in Review

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

You might be forgiven for thinking October is every bloggers favorite month ever, because what blogger hasn't posted an ode to pumpkin spice or shared a zillion and two pics of leaves (guilty as charged!- at least on the latter account). But it has been a great month and here are just a few reasons it should be your favorite month too! 

Favorite Outfits October, Autumn, Fall, outfits, clothes, modcloth, popbasic, gamine

Tweed Bazer | Gingham Skirt | Golden Skirt

Favorite Mail
This month I shared a stationary wishlist, we talked about how to write invitations and got an inside peek at the subscription box company, Stitch Fix. Would you let a stylist pick out clothes for you via mail?

Favorite Movies
Try on the fashion styles of favorite films Annie Hall and Sabrina, or curl up to watch Halloween flick, Bell, Book, and Candle!

Favorite Plans
October started off with a bang, sharing some ideas of things to do with the monthly Why Don't You... post. It was also a month that saw a lot of changes on the blog. I attended the online conference Alt for Everybody (recap here) in September, and have been fired up to make Never Fully Dressed better than ever! Among other changes,  there were two new blog post series  introduced this month- Cinema Style and the Dogeared Page!What did you think of either of these? I also asked you for input with this survey (It is not too late to help out and give your opinion!You can also share further ideas in the comment section below). I'm well aware some of these changes might be great, and some might be seen as unsuccessful risks I took. But, hey, you gotta break a few eggs in order to make a blog, right? Or something like that. Speaking of, the topic of risk-taking was the centerpiece of this month's Q+A, when we asked What is the Biggest Risk You Ever Took.

Lest you think October was all blog and no play, we were excited that dance classes started up again (The boy and I do social dancing, both ballroom and "country" dances), and I also daydreamed about shopping with this fall list.

Favorite Finds

Did you play with American Girl Dolls as a kid? What about paper dolls?

I'm in love with this new blog series by Messages on a Napkin called What to Wear

A case for cursive? 

Katrina looks purrfect, Jenn nails casual style at it's best, and Carrie is a floral dream.

Newly rediscovered silent films!

A voice I could listen to for days + a beloved children's classic? Yes, please.

Loving this new-to-me blog, Vintageshere. Check out her use of color!

It's Not Happening Here, But It Is Happening Now

The Pineneedle Collective put together a directory for ethical clothing shopping

Edible Flags

What do Brad Pitt, Wes Anderson and Japan have in common? This commercial.

How Movies Teach Manhood- A must watch for anyone with a child in their life.

Guess what America leads the world in?


  1. October really is the best month, I've thoroughly enjoyed it as I know I have months of cold and snow to look forward too.
    Love your roundup, great picks! And those outfits are perfect for autumn

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  2. Loved your blog and will come back for sure! I find it very inspirational...

    Oh, I just started following you on GFC and Bloglovin by the way! Hope you come by my blog sometime too! Would love to know what you think about it, and maybe follow me back if you like it? We can also follow each other everywhere else;)!

    These are my links hun <3:
    Instant Milk link
    Facebook page link
    Twitter link
    Bloglovin link


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    1. Oh, thank you! I'm very pleased you liked me enough to follow.

      I always love seeing new blogs, so of course will check yours out. However, I do tend to only follow those I really love and/or have formed a relationship over time with the blogger. So I will hold off on following until I've gotten to know you more. Thanks

  3. wow.. that tweed blazer post is just ah-dorable!
    and your Favorite Finds list is pretty kewl :)

    The Sweetest Escape 

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  4. Love that first look -- menswear FTW!
    Fifth Freedom Fashion

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  5. I love your monthly recaps! October is such a great month! The weather is usually so nice and I love the start of the holiday season! You also had some great outfits - I especially love that gingham skirt!

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  6. Great links! I, also, really like the new post series :)

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    1. Weird question, but do you like the Cinema Style series, the Dog-eared Page (excerpts from books) or both? I am trying to get a handle on what people are enjoying. Thanks!

  7. October is such a fabulous month! One I truly enjoy. The weather is jus plain wonderful!


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  8. Love those outfits, you look great! Perfect for fall.

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  9. hello :)

    thank you very much for featuring me :) on your lovely blog. Following you as well!

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    1. You're Welcome. I enjoy you blog and style.


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