2014 The Re-cap (and #100daynospend announcement)

I wasn’t actually planning on a re-cap post, but then this morning i got up with Neo, sat with my Nexus tablet and morning coffee and started reading my morning round of blogs.

On there i saw some amazing 2014 re-caps and i realised how lovely it is to see fellow bloggers round up of 2014. 

So here i am sat at my laptop running through my archive like a crazy lady trying to put a post together… always last minute rachel,always….oopss (potential new years resolution there ,haha)

One thing i started to realise once trawling through my back catalogue of 2014 was how incredibly proud i am of myself. Please know, being British actually makes that incredibly hard to say.  Self-deprecation should be my middle name. I will always point out my own negatives and pick holes in myself (incidentally i’ve actually been doing that a lot lately..perhaps another NYresolution?) but, looking back through my past years efforts for the 3rd year running in to RTH left  me feeling incredibly proud and pleased. 

There are some outfits i absolutely love (again hard to say, damn that overly-British gene!) and i can’t wait to re create. I’m not going to lie, i do sometimes struggle to come up with fresh new outfits that i think you will find appealing. Lately especially, i am happy in jeans and a cute sweater. But i continue because this blog is such a positive wonderful experience, you ladies make me come back week after week and express myself through outfits. Its a good work out for my brain, gets the grey matter moving and makes me think up new outfits instead of sitting in my onesie all day (current situation though, not gunna lie;)  

So thank you all for your support. Thank you times a million.

You made my year.

And lastly, just a quick shout out to say i am about to embark on my 2nd year of 

The 100 day shopping ban!

Yep 100 whole days of no clothes shopping, you can see my original 2014 one here

Exactly the same principals as last year, no clothes for 100 days.

Its hard, its frustrating, but it’s good for me to do.

So if there’s anyone who would like to join me again, comment below and we can form a twitter help group to encourage and support one another through this tough time šŸ˜‰

Like last year i shall be keeping you up to date on how i’m doing and will possibly be venting when needed(heads up,lol)

I shall be starting on Monday 5th Jan, giving me my last few days of shopping freedom.

Wish me luck ladies.. it is not going to be easy!

So there we have it goodbye 2014 , bring it on 2015.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful year!


To the re-cap!













Do you have a favourite month to dress for?
I think autumn winter is my favourite, but dabbling with shorts and kimonos this summer was definitely a nice new addition!



  1. December 31, 2014 / 11:42 am

    It does seem to be a very briish thing to put ourselves down doesn't it! I think that's changing a little though, which is good. You should be proud of yourself, your blog's been a lovely read this year! I don't think I could pick a favourite outfit of yours, but season wise I'm itching for summer now that Christmas is over!
    Happy New Year šŸ˜€
    lily x

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      i hope its changing, i hope young ladies especially, are growing up to be openly confident and outwardly spoken about it.
      Thanks for you lovely words Lily, i have to say i am well a truly a winter dresser… give me layers and cuddly clothes any day.. however if i had your fantastic figure i'd probably love summer dressing too, heehee!
      wishing you a wonderful 2015 lovely xxx

  2. December 31, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    I love dressing for winter, I'm all about the layers! Happy New Year! x

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      me too Laura, me too. Gimme layers and warm woollen knit wear any day!
      Happy new year to you too lovely xx

  3. December 31, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    A FABULOUS year of style from a fabulous lady! You have every right to be super proud of yourself! Wishing you all the very best in 2015 and looking forward to another year of fashion fun with you!
    Dawn Lucy

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks so much dawn and to you too lovely lady! here's to a fabulously fun fashion year!XX

  4. December 31, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    You've had so many amazing looks this past year. Just wanted to let you know that I was so inspired by you doing the 100 day challenge last year that I plan to join you this year. We can commiserate together.

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      Horrayy Ashley! Welcome to the the 100 days of hell haha! But honestly, it does feel fantastic at the end and very appreciative of what you already have. we live in such a consumer driven materialistic world, its sometimes good to take a break from it. I am the worlds worst for shopping for no reason so for me it is a good break.
      I follow you on twitter so we can form a little online help group for those times when we are in need šŸ™‚

  5. December 31, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Loving all your looks Rachel! I'm in for the 100 day no clothes challenge. Need to save, save, save. I'm not on twitter though, I'm on instagram but must look in to joining up : )

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      Welcome to 100 days of hell Juanita lol! I now follow you on IG so if you need to vent just gimme a shout;)XXX

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:33 pm

      aww glad you enjoyed my misery at least JJ haha! and im not sure about brave, more like a glutton for punishment lol… but my bank account will thank me in 100 days im sure;)
      happy new year to you and the family xxx

  6. January 1, 2015 / 2:00 am

    Love all the colors you put together! Very chic style and I am a fan of you.

    Happy new year!



    • January 1, 2015 / 7:34 pm

      thank you grace! Happy new year to you!XXX

  7. January 1, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Great round up of your year in clothes, Rachel. You look fantastic in all of your outfits. I definitely prefer autumn and winter for dressing – I love feeling cosy in jumpers, coats and boots. Lynne xx

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      i am totally with you dorothy.. winter all the way. gimme boots, coats and knitwear any day!
      Wishing you and the family a wonderful 2015!

  8. January 1, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    I'm in!

    • January 1, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      yay! welcome jenny… are you on twitter? we will be forming a little twitter group to help one another when things get tough and we really want to shop!XX

  9. January 1, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I have a Twitter account but I'm never on. I'll definitely join the Twitter group!

  10. January 2, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Someone once told me that if a woman lost 5 kilos she would double her wardrobe instantly. So for 100 days no shopping AND a concerted effort to lose those pesky 5 kilos. With so many outfits shoved to the back of the wardrobe deemed to tight, or highlighting unwanted lumps or bumps I cannot justify any shopping. Look forward to starting with you all.

  11. January 2, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Oh Rachel! I love the re-cap! I am doing another shopping ban, so I look forward to following along with yours! I plan to stretch it out longer than 100 days though… Eeek! I am in a wedding in May and one of my goals is to lose enough weight to not be the fat-bridesmaid of the bunch, so I am not going to spend any cash on clothes until after May 15! (Although, I am hoarding all of my Christmas gift cards so I can incorporate a few new spring pieces here and there…) Also starting up on Monday!! Good luck doll!!

  12. January 2, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    I have loved seeing you grow in confidence this year, RTH is one of my favourites!

    Maria xxx

  13. January 3, 2015 / 4:42 am

    Love the diversity in your outfits, Rachel! You look amazing in every single one šŸ™‚ I'd love to join you on the 100 days shopping ban. I hope I can make it though, soooo hard!!

    By the way, I just updated my blog with a new post. Iā€™d love for you to swing by: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

  14. January 4, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Love this year in review Rachel you some stunning looks! I for one am looking forward to joining in the twitter group. I will definitely need support!
    Jane xxx
    Queen Jane Approximately

  15. January 11, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    You look amazing in that purple dress & biker! Happy New Year Rachel! I look forward to seeing how you go with the challenge! You have an amazing wardrobe to shop! x

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