A Glitch In The Matrix : August 2009 Style


August 27, 2009 + hair tutorial

In truth, I wasn’t going to post today. I dunno, I just needed a break from my computer, had a glitch in the Matrix. But just before bed I decided to check my email just to make sure nothing was pressing -obvious addict here- and randomly stumbled upon an outfit from August 2009 and thought a look back may be fun.

I still used my Canon Powershot then, placing it on the edge of anything nearby, setting the timer and running to position. Then back and forth and back and forth until I thought I had enough okay shots to make at least 4 work. This was only soon after my original Completely Gratuitous Outfit Posts where I used my iMac photobooth to take all my shots. But what I remembered most about August 2009 was that it was the very first month I became brave enough to step out of the gallery or privacy of my own home, and start taking my outfit shots outside. OMG I can remember how embarrassed I was if anyone caught me… and EVERYONE would stop and stare, or even offer to help take pictures of me. Because who in their right mind was taking photos of themselves!?!?

So I giggled at the memories, though not very long ago, and marveled at how much style & fashion recreate themselves into the exact same things, if that makes any sense. I guess what I’m getting at is I would wear any of these outfits today, maybe the same way, maybe styled or accessorized just a bit differently and I love that.

click on the date below each photo for the full outfit post


August 25, 2009


August 6, 2009


August 28, 2009


August 11, 2009


August 20, 2009 …the beginning of print mixing


August 7, 2009

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August 21, 2009


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    August 30, 2011 |

    I love this post! It is always great to remind ourselves of the past outfits for some inspiration! Sometimes they make us smile, sometimes, they almost makes us cry! But I love all of yours 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

  • Van

    August 30, 2011 |

    Great outfits! You are always an amazing inspiration 😉

    go on like this!

    check out my blog!


  • thankfifi

    August 30, 2011 |

    So true for me too – I’d prob happily recreate an outfit from 3 years ago (maybe not 10 though!) but what I love about fashion style blogging is that it makes you constantly think of new ways to style the pieces you own, don’t you love that?

  • Deborah

    August 30, 2011 |

    This post has made me realize that I’ve been reading your blog since the iMac days! I wish I remembered what led me to your blog.

    I have to tell you that you’ve inspired many many outfits.

    Thanks Maegan!

  • *starr fish

    August 30, 2011 |

    So great that you have a history of your fabulous style right here on your blog! I started reading summer of 2009 and remember when you started your out of the gallery pics! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with all of us!


  • Kimberly

    August 30, 2011 |

    Gorgeous, as always – especially love the purple dress with scallops!

  • Lex

    August 30, 2011 |

    I must have been reading since back before then too because these all look familiar. I found your blog googling silver strappy shoes but I think it was what you could do with limited space in your apartment that sucked me in. Love your office by the way!

  • La Petite Olga

    August 30, 2011 |

    You look great with curly hair!!
    Haha I know what you mean with people staring at you in public…

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Amy

    August 30, 2011 |

    I don’t think I could take pictures of myself outside in public – way too shy for that! I usually end up doing the self-timer/run back and forth thing too…or the ol’ iPod in the mirror :S

    Love the big blonde curls!

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    August 30, 2011 |

    I love! I can’t believe I’ve been reading LoveMaegan that long, I remember all these. The Aug 6th one is my favorite, I love scalloping and the colors. Gorgeous Maegan

  • Katie

    August 30, 2011 |

    What a fun look back, I love this 🙂

  • Bree

    August 30, 2011 |

    The first outfit has always been one of my top favorites. That hair? Incredible!

  • Alyson

    August 30, 2011 |

    totally love the look back, especially since i only connected with your blog about six months ago. your style is awesome, even when it’s just jeans and tees. YOU shine through each one. Keep rockin’ for us, inspiring all us women daily. xo– alyson

  • K.M.

    August 30, 2011 |

    the last one is my favourite..so beautiful ♥

  • Aims

    August 30, 2011 |

    You’re so freaking adorable, seriously!!

  • secretfashionlove

    August 30, 2011 |

    Love the Outfits !

    Love S.
    Check out our Blog

  • Anonymous

    August 30, 2011 |

    A good fashion stylist (You!) is always in style. Your fashion sense is timeless.

  • Craftmaker

    August 30, 2011 |

    Love this post! Oh, the old days…

  • Keisha

    August 30, 2011 |

    I think it’s nice to see how your style has evolved over the years. You definitely take more risks now than you did then, but everything looks great! You helped my style evolve too. I also credit you for getting my DIY creative juices flowing, lol!

  • Amy

    August 30, 2011 |

    I loved looking at the old photos-it’s fun to go back through old ones to see how your style has evolved. Great Post!

  • Vanessa, Take only Memories

    August 30, 2011 |

    I LOVE that first photo! The curls look amazing on you!

  • Aggie602

    August 30, 2011 |

    I lvoe lal of youtr 2009 posts I would wear allo these looks, I really like the curly hair on you it looks very young and playful.

  • Mary Ann

    August 30, 2011 |

    Heh, this is a great post Maegan. Just this month, August 2011, I’ve stepped outside (in public ::gasp::) to take some outfit shots. I feel kinda dumb, too…and hope no one is looking. I hope I care less in time! 😉

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)

    August 30, 2011 |

    That’s how I take most of my ootd shots. By setting up the automatic timer. I love all these “older” outfits too!

  • *Sparkles*

    August 30, 2011 |

    OMG so so love with the first one – the bouncy curls and gold leaf necklace? I just saw one of those for the first time and thought it was a new idea — you were way ahead of the curve!!! I want to recreate your first look so badly now… lol I feel like ppl would think I was crazy sauce if I suddenly showed up to work with so many curls, but who cares?

  • Matter Of Style

    August 30, 2011 |

    your outfits are so gorgeous, i like your curly hair in the first pic(the overall look is so nineties!), the puffed sleeves in the second one, the scalopped edged dress of the third one paired with the blazer!

  • Jac

    August 30, 2011 |

    I remember all of these outfits. I just can’t believe it’s been 2 years since you took them!


    August 30, 2011 |

    love them. especially how u ruffled up your cropped Leather Jacket with the maxi.

  • Mara

    August 30, 2011 |

    aw I started reading your blog in August 2009! So I remember all these photos like they were yesterday 🙂 You still have incredible style and beauty Maegan!

  • Sherry

    August 30, 2011 |

    O my gosh I LOVE your curly hair!!!! Absolutely love the first photo and I love the pink dress and blazer! Who am I kidding – I love all the outfits! 🙂


  • M.R.

    August 30, 2011 |

    love the pink dress outfit!


  • Trissta

    August 31, 2011 |

    Oh! I’ve always loved that scalloped dress! <3 I remember when you first posted it, I was so insanely jealous!

    Much Love,

  • april

    August 31, 2011 |

    I LOVE your 2009 outfits!! Not to be mean, but the ones recently aren’t doing it for me. 🙁

  • Lisa

    August 31, 2011 |

    I’m a new reader and I am so glad I found your blog, you have such great style and I LOVE your curly hair, so cute!

  • Delane

    August 31, 2011 |

    I love looking back at photos too. I love your hair curly. Its very reto glam.

  • Brie

    August 31, 2011 |

    The hair in the first one! I LOVE IT. It’s so “Sandy from Grease after she becomes a bad girl”.

  • art deco engagement rings

    August 31, 2011 |

    Love your first necklace.. fantastic!

  • My Dressy Ways

    August 31, 2011 |

    I remember these outfit posts. I don’t think I was there for the iMac days though. Love you then, still love you now!

  • Hiispyrebel

    August 31, 2011 |

    OH MY GOD !
    Love your look !
    I’m FAN


  • sandyb

    August 31, 2011 |

    i love this re-post idea of yours today. i also love the message – sort of celebrating stepping out of your comfort zone. that’s awesome. fun coincidence, it’s dated aug 21, which is my birthday 🙂

  • bananas.

    August 31, 2011 |

    i would wear all those outfits too!

    though they wouldn’t look as good one me…

  • Ladybird

    September 1, 2011 |

    Wowza girl! I LOVE your first look. So simple, so curly, so seventies chic! You look amazing with those curls and that seventies vibe. Wow!

  • Anonymous

    September 1, 2011 |

    thank you so much for this post! i have been ripping seams out of pants and creating awesome new outfits

  • Agenzia promoter

    September 1, 2011 |

    This post! Truly amazing! I like your style! Your photos are amazing and the dresses are very nice. I love fashion, luxury brands. Your experience with fashion is so interesting coming from a perspective of modesty. Congratulations

  • cushion cut engagement rings

    September 1, 2011 |

    Your style is so wonderful!

  • mauishopgirl

    September 2, 2011 |

    The first pic is my favorite, always a sucker for a good leaf necklace. I was laughing when you talked about passerbys when taking photos of yourself, I don’t take shots of myself but am always taking random shots of god knows what and sometimes try to be real sly about it but my camera plays this little annoying song when I slide it open (very unprofessional pink point and shoot). Makes it very hard to be discreet.

  • Jen of MadeByGirl

    September 4, 2011 |

    love your hair in the first pic, wow! :)))

  • Tiffany

    September 4, 2011 |

    Sorry to leave this type of comment, but I thought you might want to know that another blogger is copying your blogs and reposting them on his own site. http://vera-fejes-kalocsa.blogspot.com/2011/08/this-is-my-life-love-maegan_30.html

    He has copied over 40 of mine. I reported him to google as well as asked him to remove the posts. I wanted to let you know so that you could do so, as well, if you wish.

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