Friday, January 2, 2015

Outfits from 2014 and Plans for 2015

Hi everyone, happy 2015. It's that time of year again where we all seem to write about our goals for the year and reflect on 2014. I usually write a lot about this annually on my blog but this time is different. 2014 was without a doubt the worst year of my life and I struggled beyond what I could put into words. I just don't even want to think about it or I'll cry. While I want this year to be completely different, I know that change doesn't happen overnight so the beginning of the year isn't particularly important to me. Rather than rambling on, about the positives and negatives of the year, I'll just leave you with a short post of just a few simple plans for 2015.   

I found this quote while following up a story that I watched on Dr Phil (yes, I am the biggest fan). I really connected with it so I wanted to share it here.   

Start a Youtube Channel- Ever since the middle of last year I've become interested in youtube; it's great for when I feel alone or bored because it's almost like being with friends. I follow a couple of the big youtubers, although definitely not all of them. My absolute favourite youtube channel is Mammaful Zo. She's so genuine and kind; I'm so excited every time she uploads a new video. I've wanted to join in the fun for a number of months now but still feel a little shy and inexperienced. But I think I'm close to doing it. I need to learn some basics. Do I need video editing software? What can I film videos with? Does anyone know? Any youtubers out there?

Feel Less Depressed- this is a big one and much more complicated than you could possibly imagine. I've tried just about everything over the years so I don't hold out much hope, but I wish more than anything it could happen. 

Exercise- I'd like to get back into running very soon. I tried to a few months ago but had to give it up again because I couldn't stand the constant injuries; I'll take it more gradually this time.  I love the fulfillment and achievement that comes from sport. When I was a child my whole life was sport for so many years and, all these years later, I've never replicated that feeling from anything else. Exercise is obviously supposed to have numerous additional benefits so I hope it will improve my lifestyle. 

Blogging- I'd love to reach at least 1 000 followers on GFC this year. I've been blogging for ages now and I'm still not there yet. Of course blogging isn't just about numbers so I hope I can improve the variety of my posts and further develop friendships.  

Save More Money- Last year my spending was out of control. Each year, when I say I'll save more, the spending gets worse and worse. But I truly believe this will be the year. I've had my fun and I'm over the spending. Last year proved that additional spending doesn't actually make me any happier. Maybe seeing my savings grow will make me feel more motivated towards life. 

Life Outside Work- Last year, particularly towards the end, my life was completely about work. I can barely recall a single experience I had outside of work. I didn't mind at the time because there wasn't much else to rush home for, but I really don't want another year that boring.  I'm tired of working the longest hours because I have absolutely nothing else to do and I'm so over spending the weekends alone in bed. This isn't the fault of my job, I like the people there, I just want to create a life worth living outside of the office. 

Here is an overview of my outfits from 2014.


What are your plans for the year?


Chrisy said...

Ah, the first comment...how exciting! You Tube...yes yes yes. Let us know when you do and I'll subscribe. I've become a bit addicted to the ASMR channels...check them out...think you'd be good in this area also. Depression is a shitty thing...wish I could wave a magic wand for you, but I can't. I've suffered in the past but was lucky to get relief from some meds and counselling. Meditating helped me too...just being able to observe the negativity that was playing in my head. But the main thing that's helped me is a deep compassion for myself....funny I could feel for others but couldn't for myself...but it's been a long process. Much love to you sweetie.

Pooja Mittal said...

U must start a youtube channel girl , i will watch it
looking super pretty
Happy New Year

Mica T said...

I hope you have a happy new year Imogen!

You are a beautiful, stylish and stunning lady and you deserve nothing but the best - I hope 2015 brings you nothing but good things! :)

You have so many goals to achieve - but you can do it, easily! :) Your blog readers like me can cheer you on! Are you on facebook? There are a few Aussie blogger groups there that have wonderful advice too! Blog Chicks is a good one!

Youtube is easy - I just use my camera to record videos and upload, no editing needed! :) You can always film over again if you don't get it first time, I've always just done that so I don't have to edit. it would be great to share your handbag or shoe or dress collection! You can see my channel here, if it helps :) http://bit.ly/AFByoutube

All the best for 2015!

Away From The Blue

Aurè said...

Hello there in the gorgeous Australia...Thanks for sharing such great post! evry photo is as beautiful and full of colours as a painting and Your style is amazing...so chic,so creative,so unique and fabolous...like Your hair style...great!
cheers to a chic,happy,beautiful,stylish 2015!

Bisma Rauf said...

Lovely recap!

Check out my new post Here!!!

Launna said...

Imogen... I think this is the first time I have seen you wear pants... I must have missed that post... you look lovely... Of course I adore all your dresses, you have such a cute and unique style of your own...

Instead of running, why not take up walking... with a little jogging... I have wanted to work up to running eventually but I can tell you this, there is much less chance of injury with walking and believe me, I walk fast... :)

I do hope this year is better for both you and me...2014 was a tough year for me too... I wish much happiness and joy for you this year... let's both make some changes so it will be a good one xox <3

Jeanne said...

Your collection of outfits is amazing Imogen! You have a really unique sense of style!
I wish you the best for 2015!


Cute photos :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

Rhea said...

I look forward to seeing you start your youtube channel. Hope you have a great year :)

Adam said...

nice outfits and good luck to your new year goals

DressUpNotDown said...

Thanks for stopping by DressUp,NotDown! :o) I just popped by to say "Hello" and was struck by the sweet, beautiful outfits you featured! How lovely!!!


laura said...

Happy new year lovely lady, I hope 2015 sparkles for you xx

Kezzie said...

What a pretty year you've had! I am sorry about the depression but hope you have a better time in that respect this tea see. Good goals. Gfc followers, sigh. I've been blogging 10 years almost andI've got a quarter of the amount you have.X

Adriana said...

Nice summary!

Happy New Year!

RaindropsofSapphire said...

You have had some great outfits for 2014! I hope you can achieve your goals too! Happy new year to you too! I hope 2015 is amazing for you!

Raindrops of Sapphire

Lostvestige said...

I hope 2015 is a hundred times better than 2014 was! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what lovely outfits you put together :)

Sonya Ann Kovaleswani said...

I do have the same resolution with your last one :)
hope everything goes well.

best of luck!

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

We wish you all the best in 2015! great resolutions, we hope you can do it!

Loving all of these outfits too btw :)


Harija said...

Happy New Year and wish you all the best for 2015!!
After a long break I am officially back and thank you so much for your support!! I deeply appreciate it ;)
My Lyfe ; My Story

Kim Alston said...

I love your goals Tia! A YouTube Channel will be great. I just started watching some beauty youtubers. It's fun. Good luck with all of your goals. Happy New Year.

Jamie Rose D. said...

So many wonderful outfits! You have the cutest dresses.

I hope your 2015 is way better than last year. Last year wasn't the best for me either but I'm looking forward to better times. Good luck with all your goals for the new year!

Happy 2015!

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing looks! Especially loving the red lace dress.
And I love your goal for the new year. I want to try to feel less depressed too.
Happy 2015, darling!


Tasha said...

All your skirts and shoes are drop dead gorgeous! Xx your style is stunning, I love it :D another lovely post and I hope 2015 is successful :) Check out my new blog post! I'm in need of some followers, thank you! X http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk

LA FLO' said...

your looks are very amazing!


Chloë, Wardrobe Quarry said...

You always looks so well dressed and proper. Wishing you the happiest of new years.

Wardrobe Quarry

Mandy Bajwa said...

lovely outfits!


June said...

So many pretty looks!! WIshing you a very Happy new year Imogen
June Wants It All

Shirley Tay said...

Fabulous collecton, Tia! Looking good as always! Lovely shots & it's great to be back here! Happy 2015 to you & may you have a wonderful new year, dear! Well, I'm back in action & resuming my blog hopping now. So glad to be back blogging ^_^
Luxury Haven

Jackie Harrison said...

You look stunning in all I know what you mean my saving and spending I have in in control by not looking at any store website or when I go out I walk very fast to past a boutique lol. Have a blessing new year with so much joy.

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I think your resolutions/goals for the New Year are brilliant doll! I have similar hopes for 2015 - primarily to find my path, discover a job I love...


Emmylou said...

Happy New Year, Imogen, and best of luck for 2015. 2014 was not the best for me either, so here's hoping the new year will be better.
And you have a great list there:)

Debbie Stinedurf said...

I think the pink jeans with the tweed blazer and the galaxy print skirt are my faves. I know it sounds trite, but I know from experience, for the most part it's the rough spots that make us more who we really are. Here's to a better year! xo

Dawn Lucy said...

What a bunch of creative and cool outfits! I really wish you all the very best in this new fresh year, Dear. I've struggled with depression in the past and it's awful. I look forward to checking out your youtube in the coming year!
Dawn Lucy

francesca romana capizzi said...

I love each of your outfits! The yellow ones are my faves!

Jeanne said...

Thank you for your adorable comment Imogen! Have an amazing weekend Miss!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Wonderful resolutions! I hope 2015 is a much better year, and I look forward to your YouTube channel :)

LEN K said...

You look stunning in each pic!

Happy 2015!!


The Real Arnolds said...

What a great year! So many beautiful outfits on a beautiful girl. Congrats! It sounds like you have some great goals set. Your work sounds very hard and demanding. I bet it would take it out of anyone. Best of luck!

Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Anonymous said...

What a great resolutions! I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for you... I can't wait to read more posts! <3 And what a nice recap... Your style is absolutely amazing!

dimple khadi said...

nice flare
i am following you, please follow back

Nerline Germain said...

I was a depressed mess since I was born until 2005. I was angry all the time because of what happened in my past. I had no friends. I thought the world was out to get me sometimes. One day I decided that I was going to pray about it. I went to my closet and I started praying. The prayer turned into sobbing, and the sobbing turned into screaming. I really felt that God was telling me to let it all out.He took away my pain and gave me peace.His grace is sufficient for me. You have to believe in something, something greater than yourself!I don't know why you feel so depressed sometimes, but remember one thing, "When you are down to nothing, God is up to something."

Red Rose Alley said...

I liked your thoughts for the new year, Imogen. About UTube.....sometimes if I need a good song for my post, I will go on UTube and search for the version that I like best.

Enjoyed browsing through all your outfits for the year. I remember most of them, and the blush dress, oh that's a beauty.

I hope you have peace in the new year, Imogen. That's the most important thing for a happy life. So, my wish for you is peace and lots of love in the new year.


Silvia Negretti said...

I don't think so much about the future, but i liked your toughts for the new year, sweetie!
You look really adorable in every pic! :D
Happy new year!

Silver Cat Tea Party said...

Good luck in 2015! I hope 2015 will prove to be a better year for you! I know exactly what you mean about saving money. Every time I put limits on myself to try to not spend so much I find myself spending even more! But I'm with you for 2015 to also try and save more! Here's wishing good luck to both of us! :)

Antee Gurung said...

looking lovely
Happy new year 2015
stay in touch

Ps New Post in my blog :)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Good luck with your plans! Youtube sounds exciting! x

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

Those are great goals, Tia! Looking forward to see your YT channel. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Happy 2015!

Tram D. said...

Beautiful outfits! :D
I look forward to your YouTube channel ^^


Lally said...

What a fabulous selection of outfits! It's so lovely to be able to look back at them all. I have so many plans for this new year, it's exciting! I hope your 2015 is wonderful! Lally X


Olivia Grace Kimberley said...

Love your style! So vintage! x

Panty Buns said...

Wow! That would be wonderful seeing your hauls and OOTDs on your youtube channel. I haven't joined Google+ so I can't make comments there, but I do have a YouTube channel myself (https://www.youtube.com/user/misterpantybuns) so when I'm logged in I can subscribe and "like" your videos, adding them to my "Liked videos" playlist.
Getting a YouTube channel is easy. Getting it set up the way you want it with right proportioned large dimensions of the graphic for the header is more difficult. I love the header you have on your blog.
It's nice to add the links to your blog for the "about" page, add playlists, etcetera. I don't edit my videos as you can tell if you watch them - lurching in and out of the frame, verbal stuttering and bloopers etcetera. I take my photos and videos using a tripod with a regular point and shoot digital camera. I could use a time delayed start, but if you have your hubby take the videos you don't need that feature. I upload my videos via the USB port into my Mac's iPhoto with the cable that comes with the camera. I can then duplicate the videos in iPhoto, add a title to the duplicate, and then export to the Movies folder and then upload them to YouTube or wherever else. I haven't tried using iDVD or iMovie. The suffix should have something like .AVI. There is a lot of editing software out there and a lot of different kinds of cameras. I've thought about getting a digital video camera.
Feeling less depressed is a huge item. I found out I had a vitamin B-12 deficiency, so making sure I took the supplement helped. Taking one day at a time helps too.
Exercise? WOW do I ever need that. Good resolution!
I think you're doing great with your blogging. !,000 followers? I think I have 50 at the moment on my blog at http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/.
The saving more money is a hard one especially for fashion and beauty bloggers. I think reselling outfits (some bloggers have Etsy shops), advert revenues and sponsored posts might help? It's easy to get carried away buying outfits.
A number of bloggers I follow do thrifting.
You've had quite an odyssey what with being out of work, studying, graduating, and then having your work become a large part of your life. I hope you find the right balance for success and happiness.
I LOVE all the beautiful outfits you styled in 2014! All the colours and feminine designs are wonderful! I'd find it very difficult trying to choose just on favourite.
This year I'm hoping to nibble away at my "to-do list and hopefully eat better and get more exercise - and if I'm lucky average one blog post a month.

Corinne said...

Good luck in your blogging goals! It's hard to get GFC followers now I think as a lot of blogs don't have it, bloglovin seems to be taking over now!

Movie maker or iMovie are free with PC and Mac and they are okay editors, although they are a bit clunky. I bought Sony Vegas Studio when I started doing youtube videos which is so much easier to use and there are many more options, I think it only cost about £20 and I'd recommend it if you want to start some youtube videos!

Corinne x

Soniya Gauchan said...

hey dear
loved ur 2014's outfit
theres a new post on my blog
plz do check

esmeralda evangelista said...

You are always very amazing. Good year!!

Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

Оксана Золотухина said...

Such lovely pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing))


Monika Faulkner said...

You have the most fabulous collection of retro-inspired outfits, dear Imogen...and a very pretty smile, too!! I'm so sorry to hear that you've had such a long struggle with depression, but it's SO important to keep up with your treatment. Unfortunately, there isn't a cookie-cutter solution for the challenges that you face...but exercise can definitely help; maybe there was a sport that you loved as a child that you'd like to try again?! I'm not a YouTube follower, I'm afraid, so I can't offer any advice there other than "go for it!!" :)


Leah and Rachel Collins said...

So many stunning outfits here! I just love your style! All the best for 2015! x

Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

Laura said...

hope 2015 will be much better for you and that you achieve everything you set out to do! good luck with youtube especially, i'd definitely watch your videos:-) also, you have so many pretty dresses and skirts, can we swap wardrobes, haha? xx

Lenya said...

Beautiful recap. Good luck with your fantastic goals.
Happy New Year

AVY said...

Pretty as always. Happy New Year darling.

/ Avy

Coco said...

Darling Imogen, I know something about your second goal, all my support and love to you!!! Your outfits are splendid!! Now I'll check if I'm following you via gfc and if I'm not I'll do that straightaway! Are you on bloglovin too? And on the other socials? Going to follow you
everywhere sweetheart!
Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

PTYSIA said...

Hello :) Amazing post! Happy New Year!

Lizzy said...

happy new year!

Aleesha Harris said...

Great resolutions! Happy New Year.


Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Wow, stunning dresses. *__*
Lovely greets Nessa

Shannon Jenkins said...

Loving your goals and so many amazing looks! I just love your vintage style!

<3 Shannon
Upbeat Soles

Sakuranko said...

Oh I love all your outfits, just one question, have you not thought about changing your hair style? Always the same is a bit just the same always, and I say this because you maybe can look diferent and beautiful without that style in an outfit.


Kathleen Harper said...

Fabulous style! Hope your new year is going fantastic!

meandmr.com said...

I love these outfits!! You look so cute!!!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Shopping Lady said...

All wonderful looks and great plan for 2015!

My last post: Lucky red

Shopping Girls

jeanne christine said...

Aaww..sorry to hear about your 2014. But I hope 2015 will be a loooott better! Love how feminine your style is by the way! :)


Kizzy Von Doll said...

Happy New Year doll....I hope you have a gorgeous one...and you reach all your hopes and dreams too!! You can do it :))) All of your outfits are stunning, I love them :))) Xxx

Lady parisienne said...

very cool recap and I wish you a great year 2015!

sophia La Style said...

Amazing recap. Lovely style and great outfit.http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

MilanoTime said...

Aww dear, this is amazing <3
Wish you a great New Year!
New post on my blog: http://www.milanotime.net/fashion/cozy-days-while-at-home/


Your first four outfit sets were some of my favourites here. I think if you want to do a YouTube channel it would be great, some people are really good at those. I think you would be too. Happy New Year! :)/Madison

Ana Pejkanovic said...

Nice review and great goals for 2015. Wish you all the best and hope all your dreams come true.

March and May

Shireen L. Platt said...

I do look forward to you starting a YouTube channel and I will definitely subscribe! I think starting a Youtube channel would be good, it will help with our self confidence and also a great way to interact with your readers. Hugs, hope you'll achieve all your goals for 2015 lovely. xx

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Jackie said...

Happy New Year! I think 2014 was tough year for a lot of people, so I hope 2015 will be brighter and better for you! You've got great goat set for yourself and I look forward to seeing where they take you :)
Wishing you all the best in 2015!

xo, jackie

Elisa Zanetti said...

so many amazing outfits!!!!!
Nameless Fashion Blog

Kaasja said...

This post is so stylish <3 Love it !
Do you want to follow each other?:)

Midwest Muse said...

You are so wonderful and colorful!

Anita Anota said...

I love your style girl! And go on with your plans!!
Kisses and have a lovely week ♥
New post in my blog http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

Tops Jeans said...

Writing posts is really fun. I like your blog and things you cover in it. To be trendy in fast paced fashion I use cute juniors clothes.

Elizabeth Victoria Clark said...

Those are all fabulous goals for the new year - best of luck with all of them!! I absolutely love all of your outfits from the past year as well - you always look so ladylike and pretty. Happy 2015! xx E

Elizabeth Victoria Clark

meandmr.com said...

I love your outfits!!! Thanks you for sharing!!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Elena Dal Maso said...

Great recap!
I'd like to get back running very soon too...


SuperLux said...

Oh my gosh, these dresses! I can't seem to choose which is best, all are trendy and dainty. :D

Miche said...

Oh my gosh, your outfits are AMAZING! So glad you did this recap! Defintely following, and PLEASE get that youtube channel started!

Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

Caro * said...

Beautiful recap in style !
I wish you all the best for 2015 :)

Rosa Mimmino Styleyourselfinstyle said...

Lovely lovely outfits, love your style, and the colors!!!


Melody said...

Beautiful looks !!!
I just discover your blog, and i like your style you are so original :-)
Happy new year !
Kiss from Paris XxX

Jacqueline Stewart said...

They seem like admirable and solid plans Imogen. I love the pho sizzle skirt outfit the best (of course) but I also really like the Christmas one. x

Miharu Julie said...

I love ur outfit

New post in

Natasha Hill said...

I really hope that 2015 is your year Imogen - you so deserve to have a happy, relaxed year, so don't give up. I am a big YouTube fan so if you started a channel I would definitely subscribe and watch, though I don't know much about the ins and outs of editing - there should be some useful websites on the subject around though! I love your outfit round ups and I could never pick a favourite - your own unique style inspires me to wear clothes which are more me than just going along with what is popular or trendy. Thank you for all your amazing posts in 2014! - Tasha xxx

Marisa Noelle said...

I'm officially in swoon-mode over your closet, hehe. What an impressive collection of dresses, cardis, shoes, etc that you have. I am really smitten with that yellow coat too.

Wishing you an amazing 2015! What a great set of goals. I'm right there with you with many of them :-). xoxo Marisa

Sammy Scott said...

So many amazing outfits!
Love them :)

Anett B said...

Well looks like at least fashion-wise you had a great year :) I hope 2015 will be a great one for you!

Bella Pummarola

Anna Martin said...

So many great outfits here! I see a lot of personal favorites <3 Keep being awesome!

- Anna


Beauty Unearthly said...

Love the collection of amazing looks! you look lovely babe :)

Vita said...

I hope you will be able to achieve your goals!
Even though you say you have tried everything, there must be new treatments being discovered too, so hopefully you will find something that can help. :)
Good luck to yout youtube channel, I think you can make do with simple and free software in the beginning, just for very easy editing.

Blog with Grace said...

I wish you well with your goals. Use! I'm a Youtuber I don't make videos for now and I deleted mine but youtube is a community of friends. I see all youtubers as people i can relate to. People like superwoman, zoella, shelly b eniang, lilyofnigeria, Clifford owusu, anna Akana, and jacksgap. They're so many! Have you ever tried praying to God when depressed? It helps. There's this peace that flows through your heart. You don't need to start all prayer warrior. Just get an empty chair, Welcome the Holy Spirit to your room and start talking. Don't keep anything back. Tell God everything. You can Google bible verses for how you feel and read them. 2013 was a terrible year in my life and I almost committed suicide due to depression. My grades were terrible upon my effort at school. But God saved me early last year. He promised to never fail or leave me. He'll do the same for you. I love you, keep rocking. Ps I'm a final year Law student.


Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH, I could spend ALL DAYYYY looking at your outfits!!! I love that you wear hose with everything and you look especially great in your various heels with ankle straps! *jaw dropping* So great! :)