05/18/2013 10:02 am ET Updated May 18, 2013

Tina Fey Style Evolution: From Liz Lemon Geek To Glamour Girl (PHOTOS)

We fawn over many a stylish lady here at HuffPost Style, but there's one for whom we reserve the highest heap of admiration: Tina Fey. The writer-director-actress-mother wears many (figurative) hats, and maintains an envious sense of self and intellect along the way.

The only thing more interesting than watching Tina herself has been watching her transformation. The Pennsylvania native got her comedic start with Chicago's Second City troupe in the early '90s and moved to New York City to write for "Saturday Night Live" in 1997. Three years later, Fey moved to the front of the camera, eventually going on to host the show's "Weekend Update." Tina's trajectory skyrocketed from there and the writer became a bona-fide actress, even producing and starring in her own TV show, the widely lauded "30 Rock."

To honor the wise woman who gave us "Mean Girls" and Liz Lemon, we've prepared a tribute for Tina's 43rd birthday on May 18: a style retrospective. In her book Bossypants, Tina told us, "Don’t concern yourself with fashion; stick to simple pieces that flatter your body type." As Tina transitioned from bespectacled, self-deprecating writer to glamorous awards show host, she's stuck to that principle.

Which of Tina Fey's looks is your favorite?

Tina Fey's Style Evolution

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