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Favorite Outfits of 2015

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!! I can't believe 2015 is over, it's been such a great year. I've accomplished so much with my little blog over the past year and it's been amazing. Every year I like to do a roundup of my outfits through the year with a little reflection.

 While going through my outfits through the year I only came up with 15 favorites! I think this is because my style is always changing and a lot of outfits I wore at the beginning and middle of this year I wouldn't necessary wear now. But I think that's the beauty in personal style--it's all dependent on the person wearing the clothes. Style is a reflection of the wearer. I am constantly influenced by many factors around me, whether from people, nature, architecture, knowledge, sounds, smells, etc., the fact that my tastes change means that I am always growing as a person. I used to be so pretentious when it came to certain clothing items and ESPECIALLY music. I used to also be extremely judgmental of other people and at times myself. 2015 and part of 2014 was the time I stopped disliking a certain musical group or clothing item because other's liked it, and took it for face value. With that said I became obsessed with pop music (the 'old' Sheila would never dare to give Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber a chance), starting wearing things I never considered to be my 'style' (studs, baseball hats, sporty things in general...) and I honestly feel great about myself. Letting go of all this anxiety of who I'm "supposed" to portray myself as and what I'm "supposed" to like and dislike has allowed me to truly grasp what my personal style is--whatever I want it to be. 

If any of you are struggling to "find yourself" or don't know what your "identity" is, my advice is don't stress so much about it. I know that sounds so much easier said than done, and yes it's been a long process for myself, but taking those small gradual steps will lead you to your true self and happiness. Don't care what others will think or say about you and your choices and do the same to others--we are allowed to like and wear whatever we want and if someone has something negative to say about that, they still have some soul-searching to do.

You can read my past outfit rewind last year from here! Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year! Thanks so much for sticking around to read my blog :)

41 comments

  1. The last two rows are definitely my favourite ones! Happy new year! x

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  2. So many great outfits! I used to be exactly the same with music, but now I've accepted that pop music is catchy af ;)

    Flower Crowns and Fairytales

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  3. These are such lovely outfits! Happy New Year!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  4. I love your denim envelope skirt with the red turtle neck! I know what you mean, sometimes I look back on old outfits and I can't believe I ever thought it was okay to go out in that. But then, I'm still sitting here in my ratty sweatpants aha

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. hahaha I guess it's normal to hate what we used to wear lol

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  5. I love all of your outfits. Happy New Year!!!

    www.indigoritual.com

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  6. Sometimes I do find that I avoid things that I do actually like just because its popular. This year, Ill be sure to work on that. Im so happy to hear that you feel great about yourself. I think It a BIG BIG BIG step to getting to be your real self

    BCfactor Blog | BCfactor.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm loving the fact that you talked about identity in this post because that's essentially what 2015 has been for me -- a weird search for the identity I lost somewhere along the year, finding it, picking it up and moulding it to be the better version of myself.

    I can't wait to see more looks in 2016, Sheila. Cheers!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Thanks May! I feel like searching for identity is a constant aspect of one's life since we are always changing/growing.

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  8. I think change is always necessary :) you discover new things about yourself. have a great 2016!!
    www.samanthamariko.com

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    1. Definitely! Life would be so boring without change.

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  9. Oh my gosh I envy your outfits, they're all so stylish!!!

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts
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  10. I totally agree, I used to worry if I wore something "basic" or liked "basic" music, people would judge me. The older I've gotten that less I've cared and the happier I've been! If you don't worry you can really find your own personal style which is important!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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    1. It's so much healthier to like things without fearing what others will think!

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  11. Lovely outfits! This is a great idea :)

    Laura

    http://www.foxtrailsblog.com

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  12. You have an amazing sense of style. Definitely loving all of these looks from you :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  13. You can totally see the gradual style changes in as you go down the post and I think that's a very inspiring thing for others that it is okay to change and wear whatever you want. Fashion is something that I consider an expression of yourself, if you like it then you like it, at the end of the day you're happy and that's what matters ^^

    My favourite styles is definitely the more recent ones because they're really similar to my own style haha :P They all suit you though and I think you look great in them :D

    http://www.kelkelxo.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you for the sweet comment Kelly! Means a lot :) x

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  14. This is really good advice, i hope i can begin to let go and accept a little with my own style, great looks here, hope 2016 treats you well :)

    Dana || Fashion Dew - Round up of 2015 looks

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  15. everything is so on point! all the best for 2016 dear, cant wait to see more stunning outfits<3
    www.rebelrebel.co x

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  16. SO many great looks! I love the grey romper with the denim hat, super cute!

    http://www.themoptop.com

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  17. Love the looks!
    Happy new year!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  18. You always look awesome! And you're the hat queen x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  19. Oooh, my favourite is the red jumper and jean skirt, very classic ! x
    emilylavenders.com

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  20. so many amazing outfits! I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for you! xx
    article21.co.uk

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