2014 Year End Wrap-Up

Monday, December 29, 2014

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Yup, it's that time of year again where the excitement of Christmas has ended and the excitement for New Years has begun. There's just something about the idea of a "fresh" start that sounds overwhelmingly...awesome! So, while most people are wrapped up in coming up with New Year's resolutions and finding the perfect outfit, others are probably cuddled up in their blankets at home on their laptops with nothing but reflections of this year clogging up their newsfeeds. Well, I'm here to add to that clogging, but as more of a helpful gesture than an annoying one...hopefully!

I thought I'd put together a few of the billions of ways for you to find out what happened in 2014, in your life and in the world. Read on to find out what happened in 2014!

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The fashion world has it's ups and downs and this year was no different! Check out the links below to find out what was in and what's out.

BET B*Real 2014 Year-End Fashion Wrap-Up (video) - BET style bloggers dish on the best dressed stars of 2014

The NY Times: 5 Highs (and Lows) from the Year in Fashion - A quick wrap-up of the fashion industry by the New York Times

Vogue: The 30 Best Instagram Fashion Moments in 2014 - A picture is worth a thousand words? Check out which Instagram moments made Vogue's top 30 Instagram Fashion moments of 2014!

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If you're on social media, you've probably seen something pop up about looking at your year in review on that social media platform. The following are some of the ways you can see your year on social media along with the worlds':

Instagram - Instagram doesn't technically have a year in review, but a similar app called Statigram, uses your Instagram information to formulate a year in review for you. Basically what it does is it shows you your Top 5 most liked pictures.
1) Sign in to your Instagram account on Statigram
2) A screen should pop up asking if you want a video of your year in review

Twitter - General news wrap-up || Twitter Analytics (not a wrap-up, but a cool feature)

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What a year in music it has been! From Sam Smith to Hozier, from all the songs about the booty to all the songs about positive body image, and of course you can't forget to shake it off, shake it off. (;

DJ Earworm Mashup - United State of Pop 2014 - A mashup of the top pop songs of 2014 created by YouTuber DJ Earworm; super neat!

Spotify Year in Music 2014 - A wrap-up of the top tracks all around the world on Spotify; if you scroll all the way to the bottom you can see your year in music on Spotify if you use it (:

USA Today: 2014's Biggest Moments in Music - A more comprehensive list of the top music moments in 2014 compiled by USA Today

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If anything, this year was the year of YouTube! YouTube stars have basically reached celebrity status and it's become a social platform that is finally being taken seriously all around the world.

YouTube Rewind 2014 - A YouTube tradition since 2010 (I think); a video that includes various YouTube stars that also reflects some of the most memorable moments of the year

Top Trending Music Videos of 2014 (Global) - The top 25 trending music videos of 2014

Top Trending Videos of 2014 (Global) - The top 10 videos that everyone talked about in 2014

Best Pop Covers of 2014 - The best covers of famous songs such as "Shake it Off" and "Let it Go"

Best Wows of 2014 - The most mind blowing videos you'll probably see.

Best Eye Candy of 2014 - The most beautiful scenes of the world.

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The ice bucket challenge, the Oscar selfie, the Sochi olympics. A LOT has happened this year. Check out the links below to find out more!

WSJ: 15 Best Pop Culture Moments of 2014: The Wall Street Journal gives a quick overview of some of the outstanding moments in pop culture this year from Kim Kardashian breaking the internet to the Oscar selfie.

Cosmopolitan: 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014: This year was definitely full of girl power. Check out this list of 20 of the best moment for women this year.

Business Insider: 2014's Biggest Moments in Tech: You'd think we'd have flying cars by now...but we have made some great advances in technology. Check out some of the biggest moments in technology this year.

MSN: The Biggest News Stories of 2014: A compiled list of 61 of some of the biggest news stories of 2014. (Click through pictures)

CNN: Top 10 Stories That Got You Talking - A list of the top 10 stories of 2014 that readers voted on.

What a year it has been! Sometimes you forget all that has happened in the year and I hoped this post helped you remember and reflect. And just to make you feel super old, here's a list of 28 things that will turn 20 in 2015, other than myself, courtesy of BuzzFeed. I hope you all have a Happy New Year and I'll see you in 2015 with a brand new blog design and hopefully more posts! <3

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  1. Great post! I have been looking at some of this and this year has definitely past so fast! I still remember celebrating the New Year day! I hope you have a wonderful year. With love,


  2. This is an awesome post! I'll be looking through all of these tonight haha! I watched the Youtube Rewind like several times lol! Its crazy how this year has just flew by so quickly! Have a great New Year and I cant wait to see everything you have in store for 2015!!!!


  3. OOOOH what a cool post! I didn't know about Statigram, I'll have to check that out!! Hope you have a great 2015 Manpreet :)


  4. Thank you! Yeah I feel like the older you get the faster time flies by. ;p Hope you have a Happy New Year as well Vera! (:

    Lots of Love,

  5. Thanks Jasmine! :D Yeah this year's YouTube Rewind was a lot different than previous years. It included more international YouTubers that I haven't even heard of. Hope you have a Happy New Year as well! (:

    Lots of Love,

  6. Thanks Jessica! (: Yeah, it's really neat and if you actually use the site you can get more stats on your Instagram. Hope you have a Happy New Year as well!

    Lots of Love,

  7. This is such a great, unique post. Can't wait to go through all the links tonight, procrastination material for hours ;) Love your blog hun!


  8. Thanks Ellie! (: Haha, I'm glad I have provided material for a fellow procrastinator. Have fun, and thanks. :D

    Lots of Love,