Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year in Happiness

I've been inhabiting this little corner of the internet since sometime in 2007 (I missed my blog-birthday this year, but ahh, there is always next!), but I've never gone back and looked at the year at the end of it. I don't really care much about New Year's. I don't make resolutions, stay up late, or get really trashed, so it's a holiday I generally feel apathetic about. But this was one of my favorite years thus far. Despite all my frustrations, there were a few times this year where I was wearing exactly what I wanted to wear, out of all the clothes in all the world.

In January, I started wearing red lipstick on a regular schedule, and have pretty much stuck to it ever since!



My lipstick choices are a bit different now though--I've kind of (for the moment) left my MAC by the wayside in favor of my Revlon shades, although I have ventured into Nars territory this week, but we'll get to that later.

I was really over it in February



There were almost no outfit posts in the cold months, which is a trend I'm partaking in again this year (not on purpose). Those winter doldrums, they're a killer.

We had a really strange warm day in March, where I wore a dress I have since sold, that I remember so clearly I can hardly believe it was a year ago.



I'm linking the whole month of April, because I was and am really pleased with how things went down outfit-wise.

I solicited my boyfriend to start taking my pictures:


And he took some of my favorites, probably of ever:



And went places in outfits that make me miss spring really, really awfully:



By May it was pretty much full-fledged summer, all humidity and flea market dresses to beat the heat.



I was bowled over by that vintage find, until I found my little patterned friend in June.



In July I began the long campaign that was the Mad Men Casting Call. I didn't win, but with all the help in the world, I came close!



August is my birth month, and in celebration my parents and boyfriend took me to New York, to spend the entire day in the museum (heaven!). I became a devoted member of the scarf-on-your-head-gang.



I was ecstatic in September to be featured in a real life magazine! Still kind of giddy about that.



In October I shared some of my favorite pictures of my Grandmother, and was so overwhelmed and touched by all of your kind words and comments. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the pictures <3

And in November, I geeked way out and dressed up as Remus Lupin.



And then I was kind of lame in December. But there is always tomorrow, and, you know, the whole next year looming ahead (though not in a bad way)!

Thanks to everyone for reading, for commenting, for everything! You are all wonderful <3




41 comments:

  1. I liked that, a nice fashion yearly wrap up :)

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  2. Ooh.. this review is quite fun! :D Keep up the loveliness, absolutely enjoy what you post! :)

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  3. Great review! All of my favourite posts of yours made it on the list. ;)

    Can't wait to see what great vintage items you find next year! Hope you post more outfits...I love the ensembles you create!

    Happy New Year!

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  4. awwww i love this post!! such lovely outfits & super inspirational :D

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  5. love your freckles,hair colour and the picture underneath the Magnolia tree. happy new year:)

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  6. Spectacular post! Love your candor and your style. Looking forward to a new year of your blog.

    Happy New year!

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  7. great wrap up. may your 2011 be as fruitful, happy new year :)

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  8. great wrap up. may your 2011 be as fruitful, happy new year :)

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  9. This is a great post
    Can't wait to see what you get up to in the next year
    Happy New Year!
    Wish you all the best for 2011

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  10. Love that fifth photo, it is so sweet! The photo of your Grandmother is beautiful too :D hope 2011 is just as wonderful for you!
    xxxxx

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  11. I love this!
    I never do anything on New Years. Tonight the hubby and I are going to watch movies :o)

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  12. this was a fun wrap up, i love your mad men outfit, shame you didnt win, you would have fit right in

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  13. This is such a nice look at your year. A pretty nice successful one I would say :)

    Happy new year!

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  14. such a good year :)
    everything up here were my favorites

    http://escapetotoyland.blogspot.com/

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  15. I so love your blog.
    It's always nice to look back at the year that's passed.

    So many beautiful photos :)

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  16. I revise my opinion, after this awful winter I think spring is my favourite month! And I genuinely love this round up that you done, it makes me realise how quickly this year has gone by! I need to find me a boyfriend in 2011 to take pictures for me! Happy new year x

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  17. A few things came to mind when I looked at these photos:

    1.your freckles are beautiful
    2. headscarves rock
    3. I need to steal your adorable vintage dresses

    keep inspiring us all!

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  18. Happy New Year :)

    What pretty pictures! I found you're blog last night (I cannot remember how..) and started my day wearing bright pink lipstick ^^ Have a wonderful year!

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  19. I know what you mean about winter blues! But your year did look eventful (outfit-wise). I especially love the photo with the magnolia (?) tree, I love magnolias ♥.

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  20. Ahhh most beautiful girl! So much love to you in 2011! oxoxox

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  21. Aw...really wonderful look back at the year. Love all the changes and all the ways you are so YOU.
    XOXO

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  22. i've been very inspired by your blog over the past year. hopefully you'll be able to post a couple of outfits over the winter.

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  23. I think I need to become a member of the scarf-on-your-head-gang soon, I really like this look on you. and red lipstick really suits your skin tone - I wish, I had pale skin.

    Love, Jojo.

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  24. I think I need to become a member of the scarf-on-your-head-gang soon, I really like this look on you. and red lipstick really suits your skin tone - I wish, I had pale skin.

    Love, Jojo.

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  25. Oh dear, your beauty is nearly blinding me.

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  26. you are so beautiful!!! I mean really! Just gorgeous!

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! I hope that 2011 is an amazing year for you and yours!

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  27. You look amazing in dresses!

    Lovely blog! I am def. following!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  28. Can I ask about the first lipstick photograph. Your cupid's bow has a lovely shape as are the corners of your mouth. Do you try to paint your lips with that shape or is it your natural shape.

    I have been attempting it, but it doesn't seem to work

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  29. mustard cardigan ...i didn´t find mine yet! snif snif

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  30. you are lovely. thanks for sharing!

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  31. Lovely roundup! I too love my Revlon matte lipstick so much more than Mac. I *highly* recommend picking up a tube of this discontinued Dior red lipstick that Sarah turned me on to. It's my new favorite---it's the perfect shade of red and it lasts for ages. I'm already thinking of buying another tube just to be sure I always have one handy. :D
    ~Christine H.

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  32. was just passing thru, but enjoyed your recap of the year. you had some pretty amazing outfits too. i'm hoping to wear lipstick this year, period! my lips are always so dry that i eventually stopped wearing any. red would be great, but i'm still searching for the perfect shade.

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  33. A nice walk down memory lane. I just discovered your blog and love it!

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  34. you are SO beautiful1 just perfect

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  35. Oh I love the august pictures, you look stunning! And I was born on the 18th :)

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  36. amazing photos!
    follow me on:
    www.glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2187105/glamourgirl

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  37. your look is adorable! and your desire for the harry potter stories even more!

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