My Blogger Highlights of 2014 - Retro Sonja
January 5, 2015

Hi loves!

Another year has passed by, so I thought this would be the perfect moment to look back at 2014 and share some of my personal and blog highlights with you! In 2015, among other things, I went to fashion week for the first time, I moved to a new place with my boyfriend, I got my very first SLR camera and I went to New York City! All in all, I had an amazing year! I hope you all did too! I’ve broken the year down into months, so I’m sharing my highlights and favorite outfits per month. Below every photo, there’s a link to the corresponding post. I hope you’ll like it!

Outfit | MBFWA Day 1 – My Self Made Dress
Outfit | MBFWA Day 2 – À la Chanel
Outfit | MBFWA Day 3 – Cobalt Blue & a Turban

January

In January, I went to Fashion Week Amsterdam for the first time! This was definitely a big highlight for me! I loved seeing all those great shows and I also had a lot of fun with my blogger friends!

Outfit | The Vintage Sweater from Milan
Outfit | Is it obvious that I love green?

February

February was a quiet month for me. I can’t really remember any highlights from that month, and looking through my posts, I can’t find anything special either. I probably was working on my master’s thesis ;-) I added two shots of my two favorite outfits from February above!

Blog Class Event by Yara (I shared some of her tips and tricks here)
The first spring outfit of the year with a short sleeved jacket!
Outfit | Cropped Houndstooth
Meet… My new love!

March

A lot of highlights in March! In March, I went to the blog class event of Yara from Chapter Friday. I learned a lot from her story and had fun with some fellow bloggers! March was also the first month in which I was able to wear a spring outfit. And maybe the biggest highlight of all; I got my SLR camera in March! The Canon 700D! Best buy ever! And last but not least, I recorded an outfit video with my sister Simone in March! I really loved doing that and we got a lot of great comments on it. I don’t know why we didn’t make another one yet! I think it’s a great idea to make another one in 2015! How about you?

Diary | VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs – Vintage & Record Fair
Outfit | Checks & Polka Dots

April

In April, I had a really fun collaboration with the International Collectors Fair. This fair is the biggest vintage and record fair of Europe. I visited the fair before, but for this collaboration I got to give away 2 tickets to 5 of my readers and I was able to go to the fair with my boyfriend for free! A really fun collaboration, which really fits my style and blog! And above, you see one of my favorite outfits of April!

Outfit | Custom Made Eudia Hat
Outfit | Boho Meets 50s – One of my personal favorites!
Outfit | Colourful Print Mix on Fuerteventura
Outfit | Dressing Up Flip Flops on Fuerteventura
Outfit | On Corralejo Beach
The bf surfing on Fuerteventura (click here for the diary post + tips)
Outfit | Dots & Daisies (my first attempt at the socks in sandals trend)
ilovefashionbloggers Q&A with Linda, Yara and Negin!
Click here for a post with some of the questions and answers!

May

A lot of photos from May which I wanted to share with you! In May, I posted my first outfit with my custom made Eudia hat, I posted one of my favorite outfits of the year (the boho meets 50s one) and I went on vacation to Fuerteventura with my boyfriend. I had such a great time there! Just relaxing and enjoying the sun! In May, I also posted my first outfit with socks in sandals. Some of you hated it and some of you loved it. I still love it, haha! And last, but not least, I went to the ilovefashionbloggers Q&A in May! At this event, we were all able to ask questions to some of the biggest Dutch bloggers; Linda Tol, Yara Michels and Negin Mirsalehi! In this post, I shared some of the questions and their answers!

Outfit | The Rolling Stones at Pinkpop
Outfit | A Sunny Day in Maastricht
Diary + Tips | Maastricht City Trip
Outfit | Graduating in Yara’s Dress

June

In June, I went to the Pinkpop festival especially to see The Rolling Stones perform there. It was amazing! While my parents, brother, sister and her boyfriend stayed there for the entire festival, we decided to make a little Maastricht city trip out of it! The weather was super lovely that weekend! And in June, I also got my master’s degree in Actuarial Science! I received my degree while wearing a dress I bought from Yara from Chapter Friday!

Outfit | Vintage Emerald Chique @ MBFWA
Outfit | Pineapple Retro Chique @ MBFWA

Spijkers & Spijkers @ MBFWA

Dorhout Mees @ MBFWA
Full MBFWA report here
Both photos by Team Peter Stigter
Outfit | Houndstooth Times Two @ MBFWA
Outfit | Red, Red & …. Red!

July

In July, I went to Fashion Week Amsterdam again! This time it was a little hectic, because I had just moved into a new place and I was living out of boxes, haha! Above, you can see my fashion week outfits, two shots by Team Peter Stigter of two shows I went to and one of my favorite outfits!

Outfit | Picnic in the Park
Feature | I’m in CosmoGIRL!
Outfit | Biking To Utrecht
Diary  | Biking Holiday in the Netherlands
I made a post about which type of midi skirt suits best with your body type!

August

In August, I got featured in CosmoGIRL! magazine as look of the month! I’m still so honored! And in August, I went on a biking holiday with my boyfriend. Due to bad weather, we had to stop early, but I loved it for as long as it lasted. This year, we’re thinking about biking to different Dutch cities and make short city trips out of it in the weekends. And last, but not least, in August I made a post about which type of midi skirt looks best with different body types. It’s one of the posts from this year that I’m most proud of!

Outfit | Dramatic 40s Look
Outfit | The Mary Poppins Coat as a Dress
Outfit | Yellow, Red & Green

September

In September, I went to a Caro Emerald concert, which I dressed up for to the max. I really love to get all dressed up for her concerts. This outfit is one of my favorites of 2014! Above, you can also see two other outfits from September which are personal favorites of mine.

Outfit | Polka Dotted Jumpsuit
Personal | My Wardrobe Report
13 Tips on how to wear a midi skirt without looking short
Outfit | Business Chique with Socks in Sandals

October

In October, I got asked to work on a wardrobe report for Dutch website I Love Fashion News. I decided to share the photos on my blog as well! Also in October, I posted a post with tips on how to wear a midi skirt without looking short. This one also became one of my favorite posts of 2014!

Outfit + Diary | Caro Emerald in Carré
Outfit + Diary | Caro Emerald in Carré
NYC Outfit | On The Brooklyn Bridge
NYC Outfit | Faux Fur in Chelsea

NYC Outfit | Ice Skating in Central Park
NYC Outfit | Our Last Day in the Concrete Jungle
Diary + Tips | New York City Vacation

November

In November, I went to another Caro Emerald concert. This time I went for a retro meets modern kind of combo. The next day, me and the bf were on a plane to NYC. And wow, did we have a great time! This was probably the biggest highlight of 2014! Best vacation ever! We were there for 12 days, which sounds long for a city trip, but all 12 of them were gone in the blink of an eye. I’ll definitely be back!

Outfit | Let’s Get Into The Christmas Mood
The difference between vintage & second hand (+ retro & antique)
Outfit | Yellow Vintage Dress & Cloche Hat

December

In December, I posted some Christmas outfits on the blog. This Christmas outfit was my personal favorite. I wore it to the Christmas dinner with my boyfriend’s work. I even rock ‘n rolled in those heels. Can you believe it? I know I still can’t, haha! In December, I was also really happy with my new cloche hat which I bought in New York! And last, but not least, I posted my very first lookbook video in December; a Christmas lookbook! I got great comments on this video, so I’m planning on making more lookbook videos this year! And I’m wondering: would you like to see lookbook video’s of my recent outfits or would you prefer a lookbook with a certain theme? And if so, what themes would you like to see? I’d love to know!

So, this is what my 2014 was like! I really liked looking back at my year like this. I really had some great highlights and I’m looking forward to have another great year in 2015! I hope you liked seeing this recap of my year and I wish you all the best for 2015!

Love,

Sonja

25 comments on “My Blogger Highlights of 2014”
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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Wat mooi om al die foto’s onder elkaar te zien, en vooral al die mooie outfits!

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Dankjewel Denna! Goed om te horen! :-)

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Wow, mooi overzicht! Het was een geweldig jaar zo te zien. En je outfitfoto’s vind ik geweldig!

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Dankjewel Marloes! Ik heb zeker een heel goed jaar gehad! En bedankt voor het compliment :-)

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    woooow! so stylish, amazing post!!

    http://amandachic.com/
    http://amandachic.com/

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Happy new year darling!! Wat heb je een mooi jaar van outfits achter de rug! Up to many more in 2015!!
    Je ziet echt een kwaliteit verschil in de shoots als je de eerste vergelijkt met de laatste. Prachtige foto’s zijn het!!

    Wish you all the best in 2015!!

    X Lily
    http://www.hashtagbylily.com

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Dankjewel meis! Jij ook een gelukkig nieuwjaar nog! :D En leuk dat je dat kan zien! Ik zie zelf ook echt een duidelijk verschil :-)

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    De strandfotos zijn prachtig Sonja! Happy New Year! Cheers to a new year full of blogging! xxx

    http://www.theycallmetrue.com

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Dankjewel Trudy! Jij ook een fijn 2015 toegewenst!

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Top outfits en je hebt altijd zulke mooie foto`s!
    Wauw, ik ga ook maar eens opzoek naar een goede lens, heerlijk om naar te kijken!

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Dankjewel Wietske! Leuk om te horen! Ik gebruik de 50mm f/1.8 lens van Canon. Die is nog best goedkoop (zo’n €100) voor zo’n fijne lens! :-)

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Jouw foto’s zijn echt awesome, gaaf hoor die mooie foto’s!
    Deze outfit vind ik supergaaf: The Vintage Sweater from Milan

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Dankjewel Stephanie! Die outfit vind ik zelf ook nog steeds heel leuk! :-)

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Wat een leuk jaar! Leuk om de mooiste outfits weer voorbij te zien en al jouw blogger successen te lezen!
    De beste wensen voor 2015!

    x, Marky
    http://www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Dankjewel Marky! Lief van je! Jij ook een gelukkig 2015 toegewenst! :D

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Wow wat een hoop mooie outfits en vooral mega mooie foto’s! Ik vind het echt super leuk om deze recap’s terug te zien bij verschillende bloggers. So much can change in one year. Time flies when you’re having fun.

    Hopelijk komen er in 2015 alleen nog maar mooiere kansen en outfits voorbij.
    Keep on rockin’.

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Aah, dankjewel Lauren! Wat een lieve reactie! Vind ik echt heel leuk om te horen! Gelukkig nieuwjaar! :-)

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    Monday January 5th, 2015

    Wat een prachtige outfits, allemaal!!

    xx Laura

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    Sunday January 11th, 2015

    Ah, thanks! :D

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    Tuesday January 6th, 2015

    Leuke stijl heb je, ik ga je volgen.

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    Sunday January 11th, 2015

    Dankjewel Kim! Leuk dat je me bent gaan volgen! :-)

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    Tuesday January 6th, 2015

    Wow!!! So beautiful and exhaustive recap!!! Congratulations Sonja and happy new year!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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    Tuesday January 6th, 2015

    Wat een hoogtepunten en ik zie ook zoveel outfits die ik nog niet had gezien, super leuk!

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    Tuesday January 6th, 2015

    Wat had je jaar een hoop mooie hoogtepunten! Ik hoop dat 2015 een nog mooier jaar voor je wordt :) Je foto’s en outfits zijn in ieder geval altijd prachtig xo

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    Sunday January 11th, 2015

    Aah, wat lief Anouk! Dankjewel! Ik wens jou ook een geweldig 2015! :-)

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