2015 – what an incredible year! I try not to get too self-reflectory around this time as I focus too much on my shortcomings in life and usually end up moping around because I’m not yet a billionaire 24 year old model/ businesswoman/ superstar DJ that lives in a penthouse with a kitten called Jagger. This year, however, I’m set on focusing on the great, so here’s a selection of my most read, most shared, and most popular features of 2015. It’s been a real game changer for my blog in terms of content. As a fashion writer in my ‘real’ life it’s been more vital than ever to carry my skills for scoping a story and thinking of a new angle to look at a topic through into my blog life. Funnily enough, whilst my blog remains big on personal style, it’s the lifestyle posts that have been the most successful, simply because they appeal to every twenty something girl going through the same issues that I face, rather than readers who simply like to look at the clothes that I wear. For these posts, I’d like to thank my friends for encouraging me to drink too much prosecco with them, then bitching about their boyfriends and bodies and jobs at such a level it inspired me to write something about it all. In no particular order, here are the top 10 most popular posts of 2015.
I still can’t get over the amazing feedback I got from this post from followers and friends. Although I lost the comments from disqus when migrating platforms, it opened a huge level of discussion from girls who had been feeling the same as me but couldn’t quite work out why, and whether it was normal.
Can we? Researching and writing this post empowered me so much and taught me the importance of stopping playing the role of the ‘cool girl’ who’s so blasé about everything, because at the end of the day, you’re only hurting yourself.
Calling bullshit on the idea that women are ‘brave’ for going makeup free and that we should embrace our ‘natural, makeup free self’ in order to be beautiful. Shaming women for their choice to wear makeup is just stupid, and utterly anti-feminist. It’s not about how pretty someone is, it’s about confidence and choices.