Monday, December 30, 2013

Best of 2013....

























I look at a lot of my older outfit posts....and just say to myself....WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE YOU THINKING LOLL!! Especially the ones with the bright red hair. Oh boy. Thank goodness we've passed that phase. Has this ever happened to you? Those cringe worthy photos. The ones you just want to delete or revert to draft. Yup. I've definitely experienced this first hand. Having a blog is a cool way to document memories. See how your style has evolved over the years. Things that worked. Things that didn't. Recipes you absolutely loved. Recipes that were complete failures. Saying too much. Saying too little. And so on. This blog has been a challenging and rewarding experience for me. Also, a humbling one. I've met so many sweet people. You guys are like my online family. And I'm so grateful for all of you. I would not be here without you, so thank you for your continued love and support. It means more to me than you will ever know. Also, just wanted to wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014! Let's forget about the past. Let's stop worrying about the future. And just enjoy the present moment. May 2014 be an amazing year for all of you! Lots of love! -RitaPitaChiquitaBanana ;)

P.S. Just wanted to share 13 of my favorite looks from 2013 (links to similar items included).

85 comments:

  1. I tried to pick a favourite outfit out of these most popular ones, but I just can't! I've been sitten here trying to decide hahaha :) I love your style because it's so classy and feminine!

    I wish you a great end of the year and best wishes for 2014! :)
    Valérie | scribblesofvalerie.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Valerie <3!

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  2. Oh it sure happens to me, I'm like, really I wore that? lol but I guess is part of blogging and learning everyday, plus I think all these looks are amazing, you have such a fantastic style! So glad I found your blog this year!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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    1. You are soo right Cee! It's totally a learning experience! So well said! Thank you for the kind words darlin! So great meeting you (virtually) this year ;)!

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  3. Hi!
    I really like your blog!
    You follow me? and I follow you back!
    Happy new year
    http://defishencia.blogspot.ru/

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    1. Hi darlin! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog:)!

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  4. Love these looks! You have amazing style!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  5. So many cute looks in 2013! I love the stripes and olive together!

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  6. Hard to pick a favorite...you had so many fabulous outfits! Happy New Year, Rita!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Le Mode Giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon! Happy and healthy New Year to you as well:))!

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  7. Love all of these great looks! I still have moments where I say "what the hell were you thinking" I'm a work in progress! :) Happy New Year to you!

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    1. I love that idea Aracely! We are all a work in progress...and none of us are perfect! It's totally a learning experience! Through our blogs we can discover what works best for us:))! Thanks for the kind words and Happy New Year to you as well:)!

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  8. Girl, I think we all can relate. You're not alone! You're last few words were exactly what I needed to hear, "lets stop worrying about the future and enjoy the present moment." I'm taking that with me as we head into 2014, Happy New Year!

    xo, Shimmer Me Pretty

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    1. Thank you so much Kylie Rae:)! Wishing you all the best in 2014 girl!

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  9. Rita, I agree with everything you have said, all happened to me ;-)
    You look lovely on each of these photo and we certainly are our own worst critics anyways...!

    I wish you a happy New Year and I certainly don't want to miss my online fiends :-)
    Big hug from Germany,
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. You are so right Annette! We are our own worst critics....and we need to stop being so critical of ourselves lol! Thank you so much for the kind words!

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  10. The were all great! Really like your style ;)

    Happy New Year

    xoxo
    Espelho da Isabel

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  11. These are some of my favorite looks from you Rita! It's so much fun to watch your style evolve over time.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  12. Great choices Rita. Happy New Year!
    Iva
    www.fallinginstyle.net

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  13. You have such a cute style!! I love every outfit...

    Happy New Years Girlie!
    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  14. I have always loved your style - it's the perfect mix of preppy, girly, and always pulled together. Can't wait to see what 2014 brings!

    P.S. I'm working on that response for the email you sent! It'll be to you soon :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and support Fran! That means so much to me coming from you! I look up to you girl! Regarding the response...I know you are super busy, so thank you for taking the time to write back. Looking forward to it:)!

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  15. HI RITA!! Omg, you look uh-maaazing! Like seriously, in everything, lol! Hope you had a fabulous 2013 and an even better 2014! Happy New Year doll! xo :)

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    1. Lisa you are too sweet! You have been a wonderful friend! Thank you for your love and support! Happy New Year :)!

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  16. Love your outfits Rita! Keep up all the good work! Happy new Year! xo

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    1. Thank you so much Aisha! Happy New Year to you too <3!

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  17. So many lovely looks! Last one is maybe my fave ;) XO
    happy new year! XO

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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  18. I definitely feel like you're apart of my online family :) Great post! You've had a very fashionable year - I just adore your style! I especially love the first look.
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and support Kat! I agree...you're definitely part of my online family;)!

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  19. You have such a great sense of style! Wishing you another fashion forward year xx

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  20. I love the green looks!
    happy new year!

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  21. Omg I totally have cringeworthy photos, to the point where I almost want to delete them! But then it's nice to see how far I've come. You look gorgeous in all these! Hope 2014 is awesome for you!!

    Mili from Call me, Maeby

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    1. Haha....we're in this together girl! Thank you so much for the kind words and support! Looking forward to your awesome post in 2014 Mili:))!

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  22. What a great roundup! I know what it's like to look back at outfits you wore and think "Wtf?" Haha! But you did really great this year, I love the outfits you wore with the striped top. It's such a classic. Yes, let's move on to the future and look forward to what it has in store! I can't believe it's already going to be 2014, it just blows my mind.

    Hope you have a fabulous New Year's Eve and Day! xoxo

    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and support Lisa! I agree with you girl...so excited to see what 2014 has in store for all of us!

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    2. You are most welcome! Thank you for your amazingly kind words that you left on my post. It meant a lot to me. So excited to see what it brings. :D

      Always,
      Mostly Lisa

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  23. obsessed with your shirt in the first outfit and fell in love with the third outfit! You're so fabulous!
    xoxo

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  24. You are amazingly beautiful! Such a great inspiration, I need to learn more from you ^_^
    Have a wonderful New Year with new beginnings, blessed with lots of love and happiness :*

    Sanja's Burgundy Blog
    Sanja's Burgundy Facebook Page

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    1. Thank you so much for your love and support Sanja! YOU are an AMAZING woman! I could learn a thing or two from you girl:)! Sending you lots of love, light, and prosperity in 2014:)!

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  25. Love all your outfits, but if I have to pick it would be the blue one! You're fabulous! Happy New Year girl :-)
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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    1. Happy New Year Andrea! Thank you supporting my blog in 2013 <3!

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    1. Thank you so much Carmen! The same to you and your loved ones! :)

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  27. Love your outfits. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I hope you had a wonderful christmas days too and enjoy it a lot. I wish you a great new years eve and all the best, luck, health and happiness for 2014.
    enjoy it my dear.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Petra! Sending you lots of love, light, happiness, and prosperity in 2014:)!

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  28. I don't know...I don't think I've ever seen a bad outfit on you! I love your Best of 2013 outfits! Happy New Year!
    ~jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica! Means a lot to me! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones:)!

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  29. Such a great year! I love all of your outfits! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! Happy New Year girl:)!

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  30. Love all your looks! I think my favourite would have to be the third one :) So girly and pretty! Hope you have a happy new year!

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    1. Thank you so much Joyce! Really appreciate your support! Happy New Year to you and yours:)!

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  31. Happy New Year Rita! Thanks for you kind and encouraging words! It means a lot to me :) Thank you so much for your support as well, I am grateful to have gotten to know you! I love outfit 3 because its fun and girly and I like blue too :) Hope this year I may get to meet you in person because that would be cool! Have an amazing year! Sending you lots of love! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kajal! Definitely let me know if you're ever in the CA area! Happy New Year girl:)!

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  32. Some of these were definitely my favorites too. When putting my post like this together I cringed a lot, pretty much everything from the beginning of the blog to last January should be deleted and never spoken of again, but then I hunk, if the early stuff isn't a bit embarrassing, I'm not growing. Have a great New Year, Rita!

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    1. You are so right Ginny! It just shows how far we've come and how much we've grown! Thank you so much for the kind words! Happy New Year <3!

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  33. Stunning head to toe! Every look!
    Happy New Year!
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much darlin! Happy New Year! :)

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  34. Great outfit recap! A little cringing means there has been interval growth/evolution, so that's a good thing! Thank you for all of your support and friendship this year... cheers to 2014!

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  35. This is what I love about you!!! Your "down-to-earthness", quirkyness, honesty and warmth. Oh yes and style! Thanks for your support Rita! You're one in a million.
    I'm taking your excellent advice.... to just live in the moment!! Have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2014 my friend!!!:)

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  36. Happy New Year Rita! I have loved reading your blog and look forward to 2014! Thanks for the support and kind words. Hope nothing but the best for you in this new year.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  37. Happy New Year! Wish you all the best.
    Love that looks :)
    xx
    Katha

    showthestyle.blogspot.com

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  38. You had such a stylish year! Can't wait to see what 2014 brings! Happy New Year!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  39. 2013 was a fab year for you!!! Best of luck in 2014!!!

    Elena
    http://www.purdyfancy.com/

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  40. AMAZING LOOKS!!!! YOU HAVE LOVELY STYLE!!

    http://beharrean.blogspot.com/

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  41. Great looks of 2013! It seems it was a very successfull year for you! You have amazing style girl. I'm so proud of how far this blog has come for you. Amazing! And you also make me want to buy a white skirt LOL. And some olive. Ps what camera do you use? Love the quality of the photos. Happy New Year!! xo

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Lauren! Means a lot to mean and feelings are mutual:)! P.S. I use a Canon 60D.

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  42. You have such great style, I want to raid your closet!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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