Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My Favourite Outfits of 2013

The final hours of 2013 are swiftly ticking away; perhaps by the time you read this, the new year will have already been announced by an obligatory fanfare of fireworks and the accompanying howls of terrified dogs. Either way, Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is a great year for you, filled with good health, pretty dresses, shoes, and happiness!

Last night, I had a look back through all the outfits I shared here over the last year, and I decided to compile some of my favourites to end the year with. I didn't post anywhere near as many outfits as I would have liked to in 2013. I am aware of how sporadic my outfit posts have become, but 2013 was a year when I spent an awful amount of time living in pyjamas with no strength to dress, living a bit of a nocturnal existence, missing out on too much daylight. Although that couldn't be helped, I do hope to post more outfits here in 2014.

My style in 2013 wasn't really anything to write home about; it was quite predictable, really, and perhaps to others that's seen as dull. I, however, can't think of any outfits I actually hated wearing; I particularly gained a lot of pleasure from wearing and adding to my collection of colourful, printed dresses and cardigans, and felt confident in almost all of my outfits. I'd much rather wear outfits I feel good in, than ones I feel uncomfortable in. The last thing I want to do is walk around tugging nervously at my clothes.

Would you like to look back on some of the clothes I wore in 2013?


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Bottom Row: L // M // R

I had fun mixing corals and purples together, and wore the odd splash of pink. I wouldn't consider myself a 'pink' person at all, but my favourite purchase this year was the South fox print dress (bottom left), that I've barely taken off all Winter.


Top Row: L // M // R
Bottom Row: L // M // R

Many of the outfits I wore included something blue. I wore a generous amount of navy and cobalt blue; two of my favourite colours to dress in.


Top Row: L // M // R
Bottom Row: L // M // R

And as the seasons changed, I've found myself wearing reds and other deep hues with a generous helping of black. I can't get enough of tartan and Christmas jumpers at the moment, either!


One of my most favourite outfits of the year was my yellow polka dot prom dress worn with coral pieces and cropped white leggings. I adored the colour palette, and felt extremely summery outside in the blazing sun. Sadly I didn't get a decent full length photo of me wearing it, and my eye was swollen so I was make up-less, but I'm certain to try this look again this summer.


My favourite fashion purchase of the year was this fox print dress from South at Very and that's without a shadow of a doubt. I've lost count how many times I've worn it over the last few months. I've worn it a dozen different ways using purple, black, forest green and apple green pieces; it works perfectly with forest green. It's become my go to dress that I can just throw on over a pair of tights or leggings and feel amazing every time. I reach for this dress when I want to feel put together, but don't have time or can't be bothered to work out what else to wear. I only wish I'd bought a back up for the dreaded day it falls apart. I will be devastated when that day comes; I adore it!

I've loved sharing my outfits with you all this year, and just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has left me such kind words of support and encouragement in 2013. Your lovely messages have truly helped my self-confidence and body-confidence to flourish, and I've never been so content with who I am in my life, so thank you! I wonder how far I will have come along the road to self-acceptance by this time next year!

I hope you all have a fantastic New Year, and I can't wait to see what 2014 brings.

7 comments:

  1. You look so great with bangs! I really like outfit 2 and 6 from your pink set, the winter deer sweater and all dresses with prints. You have a very nice style and you look happy wearing it!

    Wish you all the best for 2014!

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  2. You have so many great dresses, I love the yellow polka dots, the denim dress and the fox print the most. I hope you have a great 2014 and continue your journey of self acceptance, happy new year! xx

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  3. I adore what you wear, your style is perfectly you and I love to see what you are wearing, you are always gorgeous and your 'reveal' hairdo dress was a knockout! have a Happy New Year Louise and I hope your 2014 is amazing x x x

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  4. You look great in all of these I've loved seeing all your outfits xx

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  5. Argh, awesome outfits! I've been drafting a similar post for the past few days but yours is way nicer ahah... brighter and more experimental! :) xxx

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  6. I think your style is pretty rad given all you are dealing with every day! I really love that maxi dress in the first row of pictures, it looks so great on you. That fox print dress really is adorable on you, I can see why you love it so much. Novelty prints are the best xoxo

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  7. I have just bought the fox dressed from Very for £7! x

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