Favorite Outfits from 2014 - The Dainty Squid

Favorite Outfits from 2014

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's a liiiittle late in the year to be doing a 2014 recap but despite that fact I can't seem to get this one off my mind so I'm writing it anyway! Each year since I started doing outfit posts I've done a little round up at the end of the year with my favorites. Last year was kind of different for outfit posts. I moved at the beginning of the year which means I lost all favorite spots to shoot. I took a couple months off but honestly REALLY missed posting outfits.

It took a lot for me to venture out and find new spots in the city. I've glossed over it a lot in the past but I definitely have my fair share of quirks. One of which is that I'm extremely shy. I take that back, I used to be extremely shy (put me in the kinda shy category now) so going out into the city to find spots where I could do the most awkward thing ever - essentially take a ton of selfies - was rough. Slowly but surely I'm gaining confidence, and feeling less and less weird about what I do. It's funny because in these photos, especially ones from closer to the time I moved I was the most uncomfortable I had ever been but by golly, I look the happiest. Each outfit shoot was a victory for me. They pushed me out of my comfort zone and I was rewarded with photos I loved.

Other than being little reminders of how far I've come with anxiety, it's really neat to watch my style evolve. 2014 was definitely a game changer for my wardrobe. I went from dresses nearly all the time to wearing lots of jeans. I actually bought more jeans last year than probably anything else. My closet had maybe three pairs before that. My outfits now need to be able to handle anything as opposed to in previous years where I didn't get out of the house much and the extent of what I really did was grocery shopping and light hikes in the woods.

Right now I guess you could say I'm on a short hiatus. It's freezing here, and outfit photos, although I know I would love the photos, just don't sound like that much fun. But I'm sure 2015 will be full of them, just give me a few weeks.
xoxo

See past years favorite outfits : 2011, 2012 + 2013

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  1. 1) These are awesome and I am jealous that you have enough of a wardrobe for outfit posts to be interesting (mine is severely lacking right now!), and 2) I don't think I've ever seen your shin tattoo but HOLY GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thanks so much! That's my latest addition, I'm still obsessed with it even though it's been months.

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  2. (I don't think me originally comment went through...so I'm trying to remember what I wrote) Your outfits, your hair, your posts, your adventures...these are all things I continuously look forward to. I don't remember how long I've been following you, but seriously...I love your blog, and this yearly post is one of my favorites that you do! <3

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  3. I love them all. As usual, your style is perfection, and I DO love all the jeans this year <3

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  4. Um, you're adorable! And ALL of these outfits are incredible!
    Circus & Bloom

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  5. Loved the stay cozy and eye love you outfits :)

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  6. I definitely like the jeans and blouse look just as much as the dresses - I think having an adaptable wardrobe is the best wardrobe!

    <3
    kimberrleigh

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  7. It's always so funny for me to read that you are shy about taking photos in public. You always look so comfortable in the photos, and your style is so on point! I haaaaate taking photos in public but I'm working on it! I just hate people watching me.

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    1. Thanks so much, Tara! That's really funny because I am most definitely SHY.

      Good luck getting more comfortable taking photos in public. Practice makes perfect! ;)

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  8. I love that you look genuinely happy in all of these. So many fashion bloggers/people who post outfit photos (myself included) always look so bored or scared. I love seeing what you wear because you just look so confident!

    -Nathalie
    www.davyblog.com

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  9. I still love your style. It has changed and I love that too. I haven't been keeping up with my blog like I used to, but every time I read yours, I feel totally inspired.

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  10. I always love seeing your outfits no matter what you wear! You're great with color and complimenting your amazing hair colors. There were so many great looks in 2014. I can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  11. I love your style! And it's a great inspiration for shopping too (-:

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  12. LOVE your hair! So great to see someone so colourful and cheerful. The colours really suit you and you pull them all off with such grace and style!

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  13. I LOVE your sense of style, and the way you add so many fun and quirky items to your wardrobe! I always look forward to your outfit posts.

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