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A very MOD New Year: a gothy polyvore outfit inspired by modcloth

If you’re anything like me, you wait until the last absolute second to make any plans for New Years Eve. Not to mention waiting until the day before to pick out an outfit. I’m plagued with the “last minute” hassles all the time, and really should know better. Maybe next year!

One of my favorite websites to get special occasion dresses from, and lets be serious, entire outfits is Modcloth. They have a wide variety that fits any style, shape, and size. If you’re stuck in a complete rut they even have stylists that you can talk to to help complete your look. Which is great for someone as indecisive as me.

This is a little outfit I put together using only items from Modcloth. I’m not a girl that likes too much color, and I like my statement pieces to be in black or silver. I also like the idea of being able to wear everything separately with other pieces of my wardrobe.

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Dress: Committee Celebration Dress
Booties: Lisbon There Bootie
Purse: Twist of Licorice
Blazer: Front and Convention Center Blazer
Tights: Know a Trick or Two Tights
Scarf: Head Over Heels Scarf
Belt: Sash Samba Belt
To see the whole outfit on Polyvore, follow me here!

While I know the dress comes with a teal/blue belt, I really like the idea of this sash belt with the dress. I love mismatching belts that come with pieces of clothing for other belts I have or find. Especially when I can make it match with some of my jewelry pieces I already have.

I hope everyone is gearing up for a fantastic New Year! I can’t believe it’s going to be 2014.. Where did my early 20’s go?

xo

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Manicure Monday: My New Years Nails

This Monday, I bring you the polish that graced my nails on New Years Eve. While it’s nothing spectacular (I recycled 2 other polishes I’ve used before..) I thought it was quite fitting for the festive ringing of the New Year.

The polish itself was a dark silver/ gray, and I merely put a layer of my new favorite top coat “Flurry Up!” from this manicure Monday post on top.

I’m quite sure my nails will be seeing a lot of this sparkly top coat from heaven in the oncoming weeks.

xo

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A New Year: New Goals

Resolutions? Not so much for me. I always felt that you can evoke change in yourself and in your life on any day of the year, not just the changing of the calendar.

Last year I managed to complete 2 of my goals, which in total isn’t too bad. I bought 3 plants, and managed to work away at my debt. I know, pretty lofty accomplishments. I did take steps towards crossing off the others, that counts for something.

My goals for 2012 include:

  • Create more traffic to my blog
  • Finalize my etsy shop
  • Purchase a new camera
  • Work on my savings
  • Travel more often
  • Create more DIY’s
  • Find an apartment with a bathtub
  • Volunteer/Get more involved with the local arts community
  • Find more part time work pet sitting
  • Create a piece of art every month
  • Read more often
  • Start taking more pilates/core fusion/yoga classes
  • Find a local tattoo artist
  • Take more time for myself
  • Enjoy the smaller moments
  • Laugh more

I think I have a lot to look forward to in 2012. So, for my last post of this year, Happy New Years! I expect great things.

xo

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2011: My Year In Review

I find the best thing about the onset of a New Year is the time you spend reminiscing about the year that has passed, and the excitement of what’s to come.

2011 was a good year for me as a whole. The lows were mid-level at best, and the highs scaled mountaintops. I started a blog, I made baby steps towards going back to school, I got a new job and even a part time job on top of that. Kh and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary then Kh met my family (and I met Kh’s..). I turned 25 in New York City, and was spoiled rotten.

Friends came to visit, and others left my life for the better. It’s been a rather short year, and I’m surprised to see it go.

I hope you have as much fun looking through these photos as I had digging them out of the archives. Here’s my 2011 in photo form!

January:

February:

March:

(view from our hotel room in NYC!)

April:

May:

June:

July:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:

May the highs of your 2011 be the lows of your 2012!

xo

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