january - march
march to april
april to june
june to september
september to december
seeing as 2014 was the first year to date that i'd blogged properly for the entire year, i thought it'd be nice to throw together a round up of all my outfit posts throughout the year; i managed 49 ootd posts altogether, which i don't think is all too shabby! i approached personal style blogging very reluctantly at the end of 2013 – i was preoccupied with thoughts surrounding what people who knew me 'in real life' would think of it – after having read plenty of fashion/personal style blogs for the last year, and now at the end of 2014, i'm glad i made the jump.
i think reading other blogs and starting to write my own has helped massively with my self confidence and body image over the last year. reading blogs exposes you to a variety of different styles and body shapes, and has kindly reminded me that people can look and feel fantastic whether they're 5ft. 2 or 5ft. 10, a size 6 or a size 16, and it's encouraged me to let go of my own insecurities and obsession with 'perfection', and to rather be more confident in my own style and appearance. taking the next step and blogging my own style has helped me to overcome my own fears in terms of how i perceive my own appearance, and the lovely comments i've also received along the way have helped to remind me that hey, i can look good even when i don't particularly feel at my best, and it's altogether helped me to build a more positive mindset. of course my more positive body image hasn't come from blogging alone, but i feel that it's definitely been a great help, and for that reason i'm viewing my blogging experience throughout 2014 as a positive one, even if it has dwindled out a little over the last couple of months due to university commitments.
i don't want to sit here typing up a bunch of promises i can't keep in regards to my blog, but i can say that this isn't me giving up. third year's proving a lot more difficult than i originally anticipated and it's meaning that i have less time and motivation for blogging, but i don't want to give up on it altogether. i'm unsure of where 2015's going to take me, let alone my blog, but i'll definitely try my best to document the ups and downs along the way (where necessary, of course) because when it comes naturally, blogging can be a lot of fun.
outfits 10, 12, 30, 43 and 46 are a few of my favourites for the year, and i'd be interested to know what your favourites are, too! i hope 2014's been a good year for you all, both in and out of blogging, and i wish you all the best for the new year ahead.