High Heels and Training Wheels: 2014: The Year In Style Review



2014: The Year In Style Review

So if you've kept up with my blog for any length of time, or if you've happened to have read my 'About Me' page, then you know I began this blog as a way to document my own journey into the unknown realm of "personal style". That makes it sound so much bigger than it really is, but when I made the choice to stop dressing exclusively in sweats, I was staring into this dark unknown territory and it was terrifying. I had spent years as a sheltered stay-at-home mom and my biggest excursions in those days consisted of grocery store shopping and preschool drop offs; I had completely forgotten what it was even like to "get dressed" or to "pick out clothes". I had no wardrobe, no closet, just drawers and drawers of yoga pants and t-shirts. So this being my second year blogging, I figured one of the greatest ways to take a look at how my personal style journey has evolved is to....well....see how it's evolved!

Now I'm not going to go all the way back through 2 years of outfit posts (yes, you may take a big sigh of relief) for 2 reasons. A.) that's 2 years worth of posts and this would be the world's longest post ever and B.) those first posts from the beginning are suuuuper embarrassing. It was like watching a toddler trying to figure out how to put their shoes on the right feet. It's that bad. If you really want to know where I began, you'll have to go back through the archives on your own because I really just cannot bring myself to post them a second time. Once was bad enough!

So this is just the 2014 recap. And even the outfits throughout this last year, I only chose my favorites for today because, hey, they can't all be winners. Amirite? So without further ado, here are my fashion favorites from 2014...




 Maxi and Denim




Pink Skirt




Leather Shorts


Green Dress


Stripes and Leopard


Lace on Lace


Lace and Booties




Leather Leggings


Blazer and Booties


Emerald and Houndstooth


Military Jacket


A Vision in Grey

Looking at the whole year at a glance, I realize it's just getting better and better over time. The reason my earlier posts don't appeal to me anymore is because this has been a learning experience and we all have to start somewhere. I've learned that the more I step out of my comfort zone and the more I try to push myself, the happier I am with the final look. In the beginning I would have never worn leather shorts and I didn't even own a pair of heels (it's criminal, I know!) but those turn out to be my favorite looks!

I also learned that I should have cut my hair a loooooong time ago! It's hard to look at those older posts and not have my eyes immediately drawn to my horrible, stringy hair. Yuck! And the one last thing learned; there always seems to be something very interesting off to the right! Seriously, did you notice that?? 2015 resolution: look at the camera! Ha! We live and we learn! That's what I've really learned this year; live and learn! ;) All in all, it has been a good year for my personal style and I look forward to sharing more of my journey in 2015!

Which 2014 look is your favorite?

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