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Top 19 Fashion Posts from 2019

January 2, 2020

Hello and welcome to Dressed for My Day. I’m so glad you dropped in. Yesterday I paused to clue my readers in on where I’m heading in 2020 with the blog. If you didn’t get a chance to visit, I hope you’ll take a moment to find out what to expect in 2020 here at Dressed for My Day. But today I’m taking another look over my shoulder to learn from the past. I’ve gathered the top 19 fashion posts from 2019 so I can see what you gals really come here for.

Top 19 fashion Post from 2019 at Dressed for My Day with Kay Harms

These are only fashion posts, not beauty or fitness or inner beauty. But those include outfit posts, how-tos, # ways to style… and other fashion advice type posts. Honestly, many of these are my favorite posts, too. And after reviewing them I’m even more convinced that I’m heading in the right direction with the few changes I’m making in 2020.

By the way, thank you so much to those of you who left all those affirming comments yesterday! Wowsa!

Oh, and don’t worry. If I can possibly help it, this is not going to be a wordy post. But I also hope you’ll check out any of these heavy hitters that you may have missed.

Let’s see which posts are bringing the most visitors and faithful readers to Dressed for My Day!

#19 – Christopher & Banks Coatigans Layered for Fall

I happen to know that Christopher and Banks swung a lot of readers my way with an ad they sent out featuring this blog post. But that’s okay because it also brought some new subscribers my way. That tells me that many of my readers enjoy shopping this brand.

Layering with Christopher and Banks
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#18 – A Trench Coat for Spring

Not surprisingly, the pure outfit posts that rated highest were collaborations with other bloggers. But I also know I have a lot of Talbots loyalists among my readers, too, which accounts for some of the popularity of this post.

A Trench Coat for Spring
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#17 – How I Styled Chico’s Summer Travel Collection

I enjoyed working with Chico’s and I know many of you love their styles. They’ve assured me we will collaborate again, so hopefully I can bring you similar posts in 2020.

How I Styled Chico's Summer Travel Collection
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#16 – Target Try-On Session – Fall 2019

Every time I share a collection from Target I get an increase in sales and page views, so I know a lot of you enjoy shopping this reasonably priced retailer.

Target Try-On Session October
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#15 – A Dozen Transitional Outfits for Early Fall

Common sense tells me that the posts that meet a common felt need are going to resonate most. That’s why this post did so well undoubtedly. I think we all struggle a little with what to wear in those in between weeks!

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#14 – Dressing the Oval Shape this Fall

This was the only post in this mini-series that did well. In fact, I watched page views go down with each subsequent post. Evidently a lot of my readers identify as ovals! Which is great information for me to keep in my back pocket.

Dressing the oval Shape this Fall
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#13 – Fall 2019 Wardrobe Essentials

I could sense that many of my readers were seriously attempting to build a wardrobe that works for them. So this post‘s appearance in the top 19 doesn’t surprise me at all.

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#12 – What to Wear so Your Eyes Pop

I think we all want to know what to wear to look our best.

What to Wear so Your Eyes Pop
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#11 – 12 Ways to Style a Pullover Sweater

I’m pleased that this post did so well. This is what you can expect to see a lot of here at Dressed for My Day in 2020.

12 Ways to Style a Pullover Sweater
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#10 – 13 Reasons You Need a Chambray Shirt in Your Wardrobe

Can you see why I think it’s safe to take Dressed for My Day more toward slow fashion? These wardrobe staple posts seem to resonate with you gals.

13 reasons you need a chambray shirt in your wardrobe
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#9 – Styling Fall Colors Tone on Tone

I’m beyond pleased that my collaboration with Kristin was one of my tops posts. This is one of the few “outfit posts” in the top 19, and I hope it swung her some good traffic, too. Again, this is really a how-to post with an outfit as the backdrop. You can expect to see more of these, too.

Styling Fall Colors Tone on Tone with Kristin and Kay
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#8 – Talbots 2019 Fall Collection

The fact that this post is number eight reminds me that many of my readers are Talbots shoppers. No, I know that’s not all of you. But many of you. I’ll continue to cover a variety of stores.

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#7 – 13 Ways to Style a Denim Jacket for Spring and Summer

Another wardrobe staple styled in a multitude of ways. What other wardrobe staples would you like to see similar posts about? I’d really like to know.

13 Ways to Style a Denim Jacket for Spring and Summer
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#6 – How to Minimize Large Upper Arms

Here’s another one of those posts that meets a felt need. I just hate the title of this post! But I try to title with the words I figure women put into search engines.

How to Minimize Large Upper Arms
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#5 – 12 Ways to Style Black Pants

Yet another wardrobe staple! And this is one of my favorites. In fact, I’ll probably offer an updated version in 2020.

black pants 12 ways
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#4 – 5 Ways to Wear Camo Pants

Camo is still trending, but it’s not as hot as it was last spring. Still, this post continues to attract readers almost daily.

5 Ways to Wear Camo Pants
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#3 – What to Wear So You Look Slimmer

Again, we all seem to love posts that tell us what we can do to look our best. We especially like it when those tips are easy and actionable.

What to Wear so You Look Slimmer
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#2 – Instead of Shorts Wear These 11 Alternatives

So many of my readers are choosing to put away their shorts. And I find myself wearing them less, too. So it doesn’t surprise me that this post did well. I think I’ll post an updated version of this one in early summer.

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#1 – Fall 2019 Trends & the 40+ Woman

I’ll be posting a similar post in the spring. I think the big draw of this post is that it focuses on the 40+ woman and how she – you and I – can best wear current trends. We’re at an age where we want information that speaks specifically to our needs. I’ll be doing more of that in 2020.

Fall Trends and the 40+ Woman
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Here’s What I Want to Know:

I’d love to hear from you more about the kind of posts you’d like to see here. If you have specific questions, ask them. I’ll vet your responses of course. I can’t answer all of them! But if I think your topic resonates with others, I’ll gladly turn it into a future post.

Also, I’d love to know if you happened upon Dressed for My Day because you came across one of the posts above through either Google or Pinterest. Let me know in the comments.

Finally, tell me which of the posts above was your favorite. I’d really like to hear from you today!

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Blessed for My Day

I’m praying for God to bless Blessed for My Day this year. He has certainly blessed it for the past 22 months. It’s been a joy to watch it grow. But I am praying for Him to increase its reach even more this year, giving me the opportunity to encourage women like you and me to remain vibrant, engaged, relevant and influential.

But in the end, it’s up to Him. I trust that whether this little corner of the blogosphere grows or diminishes, He will guide. I encourage you to hold your dreams and plans loosely, too. Let’s trust Him to work through us in the coming year.

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” ~ James 4:13-15

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30 thoughts on “Top 19 Fashion Posts from 2019

  1. Thank you Kay for the recap on these posts. I read a few that I needed reminders for like #1, 2, 3, and 6. I liked all 19. It was hard to narrow them down. Have a great day ~Lisa~

  2. Happy Anniversary to you and James!! There are so many of the posts from last year that I loved so. It’s very difficult to pick just one. Most of your posts are ‘hits’ with me and rarely ‘misses.’ Even if your choice of clothing to feature on a particular day doesn’t resonate with e, you still have good advice that I can use. Look forward to spending 2020 with you.

    1. Thank you, Sondra, for the well wishes. I’m glad you’re enjoying the posts. And I’m glad you’ll be around in 2020. Have a wonderful day!

  3. How fun that we share an anniversary date! 32 years for me and my James as well today. 🙂 Looking through these posts makes me realize how much I have learned from you this year. Thanks for all your hard work researching and writing, editing, photos…everything about these posts. You do create high quality content and we benefit and learn so much from you. Thank you again! I am a nurse, so most days find me in scrubs and then in work out clothes or jeans. So my favorite outfits are those that feature casual or dressy casual clothes. The ‘what to wear instead of shorts’ post might have been my favorite…but its hard to choose. Looking forward to reading your blog in 2020 – your focus sounds very good to me. And I LOVE your Saturday posts!! Please keep those coming!

    1. Oh my word!!! How fun! Happy Anniversary, Deanna and James ?. Thanks so much for sharing. And thanks for your feedback and encouragement. Have a wonderful day!

  4. I really enjoy (and learn a lot from) the posts about How to. I have saved the ones you did on makeup and skin care (I started using Cetaphil and the toner you recommended). Also, try-on sessions from Target and Loft. I don’t shop at Talbots (although my mom did before Alzheimers.) How to look good in photos – one of my favorites since I hate photos of myself.
    Happy Anniversary! Cannot wait to see your outfit for tonight.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Arna. I’m so glad you enjoyed many of the posts from this past year. I’ll be doing another beauty series, but hopefully it will be on video. Yay! Thank you for the well wishes. Now the pressure is on to come up with a great outfit for the evening. Ha!

  5. Happy Anniversary!
    Well I just can’t decide which is my favorite post, I like them all! I believe I found DFMD through your other website, I enjoy reading, learning and being encouraged from all your writings in and here on the Blog but I suppose my most favorite is the Blessed for my Day inspiration because we’re never truly dressed adequately until our soul is clothed with the truths of God’s Word. In the future I would love to receive step-by-step tutorials, either through video or on your Blog, showing some how-tos such as, how to tie a trench coat belt, how to roll and cuff a long sleeve button down shirt, etc. These would be so helpful. Enjoy your day! ❤️

    1. Hi Nancy! Yes, your idea for a video about styling tips – the ones you mentioned and others – is definitely on the list. I want to provide practical tips that can make a huge difference. I’m so glad you found your way here. Have a blessed and happy day!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Thank you both for all the passion you bring to DFMD. I believe I discovered DFMD on Pinterest while researching AZ hiking. The BFMD offerings, as well as your daily content and musings on Instagram are engaging. TBH, your blog post where you mentioned regretting the add on purchase of magenta shoes is the “Kay on my shoulder” favorite when even thinking about adding any item to my wardrobe. I hope that you resurrect the interactive DFMD Challenge in some way for 2020 too. It was fun to “see” DFMD personified by so many.

    1. Good to know, Chyra. Thanks so much for sharing. You know, I’ve opened up the group and there is freedom for anyone and everyone to post on the Dressed for My Day Facebook Group, but no one ever has. I don’t know if I don’t have something set up right or what. But I really intended for the group to be interactive. I’d love for women to post their questions and fashion quandaries, but no one has. I know you’re in the group. Would you mind checking to see if you can post in it? You could post anything you want just to check it out for me. I definitely need to work on that and get it going better!

  7. Happy Anniversary to you and James! I enjoyed reading the recap – not sure which is my favorite., I am drawn to more than a few!

    1. Thank you so much, Helen. And I’m glad you can’t decide which is your favorite. That means you like several. Yay! I hope to continue to publish good content this year. Thanks for reading!

  8. I happened upon you through Christopher and Banks Coatagin post—I bought the sweater AND started following you. I am so glad I did! Another blogger I follow is younger and trendier, and I was trying to hard to look like a 30 something soccer mom but I’m 57! I also love your devotionals—they always seem to be just what I need for my day.

    1. Oh, that’s so good to know, Kimberly. I’m really glad you landed here! I do want to stay relevant and incorporate some trends in my wardrobe, obviously. But I have discovered that when I try too hard I end up looking like I’m wearing a costume rather than my own clothes. Ha! I hope you continue to enjoy the content here. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary! I have enjoyed your blog for most of its life and I look forward to reading your emails and posts almost daily. Your bright, warm, and encouraging words and tone always lift me up, even if the blog post on a given day isn’t my cup of tea.

    I follow a couple of other bloggers, and I love that you often do something completely different. For example, I loved the post #12 on how to make your eyes pop. Lots of bloggers do the chambray shirt and denim jacket styling, and while I like to browse your take on those clothing items, the posts on wearing clothes that make you look your personal best are more interesting to me. Also, your height and pants size are the same as mine, so I’m always interested in which jeans and pants are working for you.

    I always like to read about the fashion trends and how to incorporate them tastefully, so post #1 was another favorite. Post #2 is another that I read with great interest, because….spider veins, ugh! I also really liked post #11 on how to style a pullover sweater. I lead a very casual lifestyle and I sometimes feel the layered blazers and cardigans you feature are too dressy for my daily life. I’m also just not into scarves and lots of jewelry. I’m kind of a “one and done” gal when it comes to tops, so I’m most comfortable and warm in a pullover sweater with simple accessories. A lot of bloggers feature pullover sweaters, but I really like how you took it up a notch and showed some fun and trending ways to wear them.

    Best of luck with your blogging business and new life in Cincinnati!

    1. I love all of this Sandy. Thanks so much for sharing. Obviously every post won’t be a homerun for every woman, but I do like to try to provide a variety of content so that you all get something you can use on most weeks. I appreciate all your comments. Have a blessed day!

  10. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! What a great post! I gain a lot of very helpful advice from the posts that show numerous ways to wear one piece of clothing. Yes, I do enjoy shopping at Target. At the stage of life I’m in and where we live, I don’t purchase high end classic items that will last for many many years. Oh, I have several sleeveless vests that cover my backend, but I don’t know if they are current, so if you can offer up any insight, that would be great. Enjoy your celebratory dinner tonight!

  11. Your attitude is excellent! …open to the Lord’s direction and leading, level-headed about fashion, encouraging and positive. You seem to be very honest, and have certainly built trust in this reader. I appreciate you! Last week, when my sister was in town, she asked me what bloggers I follow. I think you’re the first one I shared. I told her that I love your writing style and attitude. Thank you for your quality work!

  12. I have trouble with an outfit looking finished without a third layer. I would love to see how to complete a look with a top and pants alone. Do you use jewelry or scarfs as a third layer? It is hot here on the coast for more months than cold so I run into this problem a lot. Just what makes a look finished?
    I loved the review. I’m looking forward to videos.

  13. Enjoy your blog very much. I most enjoy series on how to wear an item multiple ways, ie denim jacket. I came across your blog through Jolynne Shane’s blog. I do enjoy seeing how to put outfits together, this is where I struggle. As I am enjoying your blog from Canada, the ability to shop in your stores of choice are limited but I do enjoy shopping in the stores when I make a trip to the United States. Keep the posts coming. Enjoy 2020.

  14. Happy Anniversary to you and James along with a Happy New Year! I discovered you on Pinterest shortly after you started your blog, and been following you since then. I love most of your posts and can’t really say which one is a favorite. I love modern classic looks, and I have a casual retired lifestyle in Colorado. I do a lot of shopping at Talbots, J Jill, Chico’s, Marshall’s and TJ Max. Target is a fun place for trends. I want to look fashionable, comfortable and put together at my age, but I don’t want to look like a trendy 30 year old. I think we should strive to be the best we can at the age we are!

  15. Happy anniversary to you and James!!! My favorite post in this group Is fall trends over 40. I want to look current but not like a 20 year old. Looking forward to your 2020 posts.

  16. Kay,
    I found your blog a few months ago while searching for dressing over 40 sites. I was drawn to your site because of your classic styling and wonderful commentary in Blessed for my Day. Even though we have different lifestyles and body types I typically find something useful. I am a doctor and a petite 5 ft. I need to balance the nuances of the medical environment dress work code- to appear competent, approachable, and fashionable. It is more than whether to wear a white coat or not. In fact in the hospital the person wearing the white coat is most likely not a doctor. Because of infection control reasons there is a movement to ditch the coats and shorten sleeves to above the elbow. Everyone seems to dress so casually today.

    1. Hi Virginia! Thanks so much for introducing yourself. I love knowing a little more about my readers and their lifestyles. That’s so very helpful to me. I do have a lot of readers with are retired or who, like me, work from a home office. But I also have many who work in more professional environments so I try to provide office appropriate outfits and style tips at least somewhat frequently. If you ever have a particular style challenge, feel free to toss it my way. I’m always looking for post ideas that resonate with my readers. Thanks for sharing!