A Year in Outfits, Part I | A Rose in Bloom

A Very Sunny New Year

2014 was probably one of the best years of my adult life. Truly, even though we had almost no money and things were really tight, somehow we managed to make the things we love most happen. I learned to be happy with the little things in life and to savor experiences over possessions. A lack of funds definitely didn't affect my wardrobe either - I thrifted a lot, used sales and coupons, and, most importantly, learned to re-create outfits with what I already had. Mixing and matching is my new favorite tool. Think about it: I am so blessed to have pieces that I love to wear. Pieces that make me smile when I get dressed in the morning. In fact, for the time being I have stopped buying clothes altogether... I don't need anything with all these lovely pieces!  Have a look at what I was able to create in 2014 using many, many pieces I already owned!

Naturally, I was not able to narrow it down to just one favorite look each month, so there will be a part II. Whatever.

Gypsy Queen

Out in the Field

My Favorite Neon Sign

The Story is in the Soil

Train Under Water


She Talks to Rainbows

Witchy Woman

Cedar Lane

Dancing in the Rain

Did you have any favorite looks you created this year? Please tell me about them! Part II will be here soon!


  1. Lizzie, I always love your style! So carefree and non fussy! It's beautiful. Great looks!

    1. Awww, thank you! I definitely am not a fussy person so I take that as a truly, lovely compliment. xoxo

  2. Hello Elizabeth! I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful year and that you found true happiness around you. I totally agree with the fact that you don't need to spend money to be happy or to wear stylish outfits. All we need is the desire to be creative and original and the rest will take care of itself. You look beautiful in all the outfits and I love your "carefree" super chic style. So spot on! XOXO, Jeannette


  3. I love your style so much! Your skirts and dresses are beautiful, as are you, my dear. :)

    Hope you've had a great anniversary today!!

    Love and light,

    1. Thank you! We will be celebrating at a different date since my husband was working (just got a job - yay!) but it will something nice for sure.

  4. I didn't know you had purple hair! LOVE it. Are you thinking of bring that back this year, or trying a different color? xx

    1. Hah! Thanks! I did love it and had purple for about 3 years. My job doesn't care, but it can be a PITA to maintain. Taking a break for now. :)

  5. You should be totally proud of your outfits - theyre all so adorable! Thanks for sharing the roundup!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  6. Congrats on a happy, healthy, and stylish year! I'm feeling the same thing about my wardrobe. Money is tight and I'm finding that I have essential pieces. It's just so damn hard to flip through a free people magazine and not want everything! xx


  7. love everything! great photos :D

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.com)


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