As a tradition on this blog is to be a few weeks late for everything I thought it was about time to post my 2014 round-up. I was in California when the clock struck 12 on New Years Eve/Day and I was somewhere over the Atlantic when it turned 2015 in America so I ‘celebrated’ New Years on the plane with 3 gins and a family size pack of America’s answer to mini cheddars – perfect. To mark 2014 over here on Paloma in Disguise I have collated a few outfits from the year splitting the outfits into those I bought from a Charity Shop, High Street and Vintage Goods and Things I Made. Thank you so much for reading my blog in 2014. I wish I could virtually send you a gin and pack of mini-cheddars to say ‘ta’ but until that is possible I will just leave you with a round-up of my outfits 🙂
The Charity Shop Part
This is my favourite part of the my 2014 round-up. I have always loved shopping in Charity Shops and that didn’t change throughout 2014. The feeling of walking out of a charity shop with an item you love for an unbeatable price is too good to miss. As I was collecting these images I was pleasantly surprised to find most of the outfits featured on this blog have contained at least one item of clothing from a Charity Shop.
The High Street and Vintage Part
Although I love a good Charity Shop, I will always have a special place in my heart for the British high-street (and ASOS)! From Topshop to H&M to Urban Outfitters – love ’em all. I haven’t actually bought as many clothes from my favourite high-street shops this year for two reasons. The first reason is that I quit my job and went back to college (although student discount has been a perk). The second reason is that I had a massive clear out of my wardrobe and didn’t want to buy lots of clothes. Throughout 2014 I made a conscious effort to buy less and re-use more. In June didn’t buy any new clothes and took a picture of my outfit every day. I found new ways to wear clothes and it was actually pretty fun trying to be a bit more creative with my outfits.
The Things I Made
At the beginning of the year (in this post) I set out with the aim of making and amending clothes. When putting together these images I realised I haven’t actually made as much as I’d hoped but I have amended a fair few charity shop items to fit my size. I hope to continue making clothes throughout 2015 but since I am at college currently studying womenswear from 1750-1780 I doubt these clothes will be too modern and may not feature on this blog! I will just have to think of somewhere else to wear an 18th century sack-back dress complete with a petticoat and panniers – that’s gunna take some thinking! If it doesn’t turn out as I hope I could always wear it for Halloween 2015 I s’pose…
Thanks again for reading and I hope you’ve had a wonderful New Year so far.
Love, Hannah x