Tuesday, 31 December 2013

OUTFITS OF 2013

Although it's hard to tell recently (thanks to a very old pc and a new incompatible WiFi connection) Be A Goddess had always been a fashion blog with ootd at its heart. Sharing my daily garb with every one has really increased my confidence these last 12 months. Living in a town (surrounded by many other towns) that is less then curtious towards my dress (which I will never understand) it's nice to share with others who appreciate it :)

It might not be entirely obvious but a lot of soul searching figured this year, and inspired by Megan and Paige I thought a end of year round up was the best way to show it. My outer appearance (shallow as it might sound) has always been the expression of who I am. I dress my outside to how I feel inside, so being uncomfortable in how I dress was the result of feeling uncomfortable inside. 

January * Febuary * March

The beginning of the year it seemed I lived in my Ragged Priest Beanie (which I honestly have only noticed writing this), desperately growing my hair. Crop tops where almost a daily occurrence or shorter than short slip dresses. I had attended my first full LFW, made a TON new friends, and in my personal life was pretty content. About this time I was receiving a lot of trolling/hate (February I recieved an annon comment pretty much every post) almost all weight related, some over my eyebrows (jealousy) but honestly didn't care. I felt most confident then. Inspired by Pamola Faith I dyed a blond streak through my hair (obviously the start of her inspiring me). Almost everything I wore at this point was either vintage or thrifted. 

April * May * June

About this time I started to feel extremely ill (something I played down on my blog) but pretty evident in what I was wearing. I pulled on the layers trying to keep warm. Looking back these are probably the best recieved outfits of the year on my blog, I was still showing off my legs but I had given up on my hair it seems choosing a messy bun nearly constantly (something my family loves). My blog photos really started to go up a gear. Thrifted clothes were joined with brands I loved for ages but never owned- such as my Mod Dolly pinafore  and Nikki Lipstick Dollcult tee

July * August * September

Mid year I completely lost myself, I know my blogging suffered and it was plain in my outfit choices. At 23 I thought I would have everything worked out for myself, being in a job I hate and spending a vast majority of 2013 sick (I actually missed days off work :0 ) I took it out on my appearance. These are probably the best of a bad bunch, the only thing of note I can say mid year is my sister getting married.  My hair was almost completely forgotten (I didn't use straighteners for nearly 3 months) and I constantly questioned my style. I honestly questioned stopping blogging but I didn't want to lose the friends I made.  The blond in my hair was dyed out. After being bitten alive mid in June which have scared my legs even today, I almost gave up with my appearance. My outfits where all "safe", "comfortable" and almost entirely normal. I didn't feel like me at all. People rarely stared at me in the street, the online hate disappeared but I hated my wardrobe. 

I set myself challenges to try and keep myself blogging (something I'll be doing more of in 2014) and I spent more on clothes then I did at any other point in my life. At the sane point I really invested in clothes like my Dr Martens sandals, contacting Sara at Waiste for a custom pair of dungerees and my beloved Buffalo Boots I wore neatly constantly in September. 

October * November * December

October I finally said goodbye to the ginger- the longest running hair colour I ever had. Returning to a less natural colour made me happy plus returning from Egypt, applying to uni and dying my hair made a big difference. I know it's silly but having purple locks made me feel like myself again- and I still feel like I have no style (really why do you guys read my blog). Finally these last few weeks I love my hair and take pride in styling it- something I haven't thought I would since saying goodbye to the pixie cuts.  Having good hair really has made the biggest difference. I bought clothes I would never try, and styles I had always been afraid of as I felt more confidence in myself- like my custom smock from Rhiannon at Vintage Style Me and my New Look knee high boots

December's look is the closest to feeling "normal" in months. Legs out, "grunge" but with a pin up edge. Maybe I have developed a style? 

Next year is going to make up for lost time. 
Jodie x 

17 comments:

  1. Amazing outfit and I love your blog so much.

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  2. I think you're a lovely blogger, that's why I follow you, continued true to yourself so you feel comfortable, plus I love that, and I identified with many of your clothing style!

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  3. what a lovely year of looks! I hope you had a wonderful NYE

    The Koalafornian x

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  4. I always find it so interesting how our style is a reflection of what we're feeling at the time, and I love that you're not afraid of that :) I think your style is really coming into itself and it's wonderful to see you growing in confidence! I hope 2014 is a truly amazing year for you and i'm excited to see what you get up to on the blog :) <3

    IN MY SUNDAY BEST BLOG

    Sade xo

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  5. I think you have an amazing style, your wide choice of outfits give you a completely different appearance every time. Ignore the fools who make ignorant comments about your choice of clothes, i'll bet most of them are just clones of their friends, following each others "style".

    Carry on being you, being unique, and being the most attractive blogger on the net. Who else could make a simple pair of plimsoles look so good.

    Good Health and Happiness for 2014

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  6. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle | Living in Color Style.

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  7. You've had a quite a year, haven't you? So glad to have discovered your blog and becoming blogger friends! :)
    Here's to the New Year and an even brighter 2014 for you!

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  8. you're such stylish girl <3 your outfits are awesome <3
    happy new year :) !
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  9. Wishing you a Fabulous 2014! May it inspire greatness and bring you heaps of success and love, topped with happiness, peace and prosperity.

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  10. Love your style! Can't wait to see more in 2014 :)

    Happy new year!

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  11. Hope this year will be better for you, great outfits last year and I look forward to more! read your christmas post and absolutely loving your hair challenges, the last one is ah-mazing. do tutorials, they would be great to read!

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  12. I totally agree with dressing how you feel, recently I have been feeling stressed with uni and all I've been chucking on is black on black on black!
    I can't wait to finish uni this May and have time to get ready properly, making a real effort in my appearance makes me so happy, and right now I just don't have the time!
    I love reading your blog so keep up the good work and I hope you have a lovely start to 2014! :)

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    x

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  13. So interesting how your style changed depending on mood, its amazing how something like clothes can reflect our inner feelings. My gosh I didn't realise you were going through a lot of difficult times - I always think of your blog as being so happy and upbeat and positive and I've loved your style throughout the year! Also I can't believe you're 23, same age as me - I don't know why but I thought you were older you always seem so wise in your writing and bold in your fashion choices maybe! Hahhaa XXX

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  14. I can relate to how you were feeling, it is actually unbelieveable how much our mood actually effects our personal style & vise versa. I think your style is amazing & having just stumbled upon your blog I am now a follower and a fan <3

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