2011: A Big Year for Me!


Hi lovelies!  Did you have a good Christmas?  I definitely did, but more to come on that later :)  I wanted to get in one last post before the new year and share with you my 5 highlights of 2011 :)

1. I graduated from college. Then I moved to New York, leased my first apartment and started a real job!  Those are all pretty major life changes- as my sister said, “You’re like a real person now!” haha :)

2. I wore red lipstick! A year ago, I would have been way too afraid to put on red lipstick and leave my house.  Now I’ve found a couple of shades that work on me and I love how glam I feel with some lipstick on.  I’m proud of myself for trying something new in the beauty department and here’s to expanding my lipstick collection in 2012!

3. I met these lovely ladies and other great bloggers. In June, I attended my first blogger meetup in Connecticut and had a really good time hanging out with Lydia, Amber, Courtney, and Megan.  Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with Alex (who is awesome btw :) several times, as well of meeting some of my favorite bloggers, including Mel of Une Vie Geniale and Keiko of Keiko Lynn.  I can’t wait for the next blogger meetup!

4. Fashion Week in NYC. Fashion Week in September was a crazy/awesome time.  I had the opportunity to attend some really fun events like the Stranded Blogger Meetup, ModSwap, and Blogger’s Night Out, as well as had my first Fashion’s Night Out experience.  I was exhausted after that whirlwind week, but would do it all again in a heartbeat.  Maybe next time I can attend one of the blogger conferences!

5. The Grand Opening of my Etsy shop. It was something I had been wanting to do for a while and once I finished school, I finally had more time on my hands.  My little shop is still growing, but one of my new year’s resolutions will be to improve on my shop and get more sales!

Tell me: What was your favorite part of 2011?

I’m just want to take a moment to thank you all for your support this past year!  I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that there are some people out there who actually want to read what I say :)  Happy New Year to one and all!  I hope you have a blast celebrating and I’ll be back with lots more posts about the holidays and more after the new year! :)


  • Sounds like you had an awesome year! All good major life changes. And the red lipstick looks fab. Happy New Year!

    • Thank you Mary! Happy New Year to you as well! :D

  • You’ve totally had a big year! I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring (I’ll finally be graduating!!!!).

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    • So exciting- bet you can’t wait! :)

  • M

    congrats on your great year! cant wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012! XO
    Thanks for following me too!!!! :)



    • Thank you so much- same to you! :D

  • It was a great year for you! Hope 2012 treats you just as well. I think you’re the only person I know our age who graduated college, found a real job, and got their own place in the same year. I’m still on step 2.

    • Thanks Ashley! Yeah, it’s pretty crazy to me how much has happened in the last year because I didn’t fully realize until I sat down to write this post. Can’t wait to read about what you’re up to in 2012 and I still need to catch ip on your last posts of 2011 too! :)

  • Thanks for the shoutout, friend! Happy New Year!

    • Happy New Year to you too Alex! :) When are you coming back to the city?

  • Congrats on becoming a real person! Maybe someday I’ll be one too.
    You look awesome in red lipstick, I’m glad you’ve decided to embrace it!
    Hope to be seeing you more in 2012!

    • Thank you Lydia! I would absolutely love another meet-up soon! :)

  • Definitely a great year for you! Congrats on all your accomplishments! Good luck with your Etsy store! I’m sure you’ll do very well! :)

    My favorite part of this year..that’s hard to say since so much happened. But my proudest achievement is getting sponsored by American Apparel, which has been my dream for 5 years. I’m still in shock! Haha.


    • Thank you very much for your encouraging words Melanie! Also, congrats on you sponsorship from AA- that is pretty awesome! :)

  • Wow what a successful year for you. Happy new year and best wishes for 2012.

    • Thank you Imogen and the same to you! :)

  • You have had such a great year with so many exciting things, I bet 2012 is going to be so awesome girl!! Here’s to new adventures :) xx

    • I’ll cheers to that! ;)

  • Thu

    What a great year for you. You look so pretty in your grad gown ;)

    Hope you had a great New Year my dear.

    Please check out my blog for a review of V Nunes Jewelry, thanks ;)

    • Thanks so much! I will definitely check out your review :)