Saturday, January 19, 2013

26. Surprise, Surprise

Hey everyone! First off, I want to apologize for not posting in a while--January is such a busy month for me with school and skating and everything else going on in my life, and I have been having so much difficulty uploading photos on here! They keep not working, so for this post, I had to upload to Photobucket first and attach as a URL, which made the quality a little less than usual. I hope you still enjoy looking at the outfits!
Now, I titled this post "Surprise, Surprise" because, unsuprisingly, I have two surprises to speak of. The first surprise was a surprise for me: a surprise party! I turned 17 a couple of days ago, and my amazing friends threw me a surprise birthday party! This is what I wore:
The second surprise is a surprise guest on my blog!
Introducing: my lovely photographer, 11-year-old sister, and mini fashionista, Caroline!
On me:
Dress: Urban Outfitters // Jacket: H&M // Tights: Old Navy // Boots: Target // Necklace: Anthropologie // Bracelet: Brandy Melville // Purse: H&M
On Caroline:
Shirt: Target // Jeans: Dillard's // Boots: Nordstrom Rack // Purse: American Eagle // Necklace: Jewelmint

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Goodbye '12, and Cheers to '13

Happy new year, everyone!
This is my 100th post, which is really crazy and exciting--I never thought I would go this far with The Fashion It List! Thank you all for your follows, nice comments, and general support.
For this post, I'm going to take a trip down memory lane and show some of my favorite (and least favorite) clothes, outfits, and other things from 2012, plus some more random tidbits of information and really whatever I think of...let's get started!
Two favorite outfit posts of mine from 2012
{full post here}
I really loved the old sweater with the old dress,
and I wore all brand-new accessories,
 so it was a really fun look for me to put together!
{full post here}
I think I just like this photo more than the actual outfit,
and I really don't know why...I think it looks a lot
edgier than my usual style, so that was pretty cool!

Two favorite fashion purchases from 2012
I bought these in New York and showed them off in a November haul.
The brown sweater in this picture is from my Black Friday haul,
and I wear it as often as humanly possible.

Least favorite outfit post of mine from 2012
I told myself that if I would never delete one of my posts just because my style changed--I wanted to fully see how my fashion senses are progressing. But, if I could delete one, it would be this:
Not really sure what I was thinking doing this post way back in
February...I feel like it is very basic. My taste has changed a lot since this,
and I don't like the way I styled these pieces.
Least favorite fashion purchase from 2012
I bought this angora sweater from H&M recently and showed it
 in my Black Friday haul. Apparently I'm allergic to angora.
You learn something new every day, right?
Two favorite trends from 2012
1. Loafers: These were really in style throughout the entire year, and I think they will continue to thrive for the new year, as well. They are an awesome, fashionable break from heels.
2. Studs: Studs have been all over the place this year, and we have seen them coated on pretty much every type of clothing. I think it is really cool that so many people decided to rock this trend, when previously they were seen as a little more on the punk/rocker side.
Two favorite new fashion blogs that started in 2012
These blogs are both relatively new, starting in the second half of 2012, but that hasn't stopped them from being completely amazing and pretty much the greatest reads ever. Follow!
Two favorite songs from 2012
1. "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons
2. "22" by Taylor Swift
Favorite movie from 2012
Perks of Being a Wallflower
 (I also highly, highly, highly recommend the book
because it is the best book in the entire world!)
Biggest personal accomplishment of 2012
Possibly the best thing that has happened to me this year was my trip to New York for Teen Vogue Fashion University. I already talked about that experience a lot on my blog, so you can see those posts here (link). But, in addition to the actual Teen Vogue sponsored activities, I had the time of my life just exploring the city and making so many new friends. It truly changed my life.
graduation picture!
Plus, some random things I loved in 2012
1. Snapchat app on iPhone
2. (crazy addicting, beware!)
3. thrift shopping
4. designers' inexpensive lines (Jason Wu for Target, Nieman Marcus for Target, etc.)
5. Words with Friends app on iPhone (throwback--I haven't done this in forever!)
5. wild nail art
6. lip stains and lip crayons and lipsticks, especially my new MAC lipstick in the shade Amorous
7. this (click link) article about achieving anything
Okay, I think that's enough reflection on the past. Now, to the future!
My goals and plans and other stuff relevant to 2013
1. I got this Photo A Day photo album from Urban Outfitters a little while ago, and I plan on using it for 2013. The goal is to take a photo every single day, then print them and fill the 365-slot album!
2. A big goal of mine is to write in a journal more (every day?) because I really like to write, but I never take the time to do it...
3. THIS (click link) nifty little idea to fill a jar throughout the entire year of fun times and good memories and then open it on New Year's Eve of next year...I wish I had done that for this year, but it's never too late too start!
4. I'm super excited for summer 2013 because I plan on going to New York City again for a fashion journalism class at FIT with one of my good friends! :)
This post was incredibly fun for me to do--I love writing and reflecting and rambling a bit! Everyone is invited to copy this type of post or something similar if desired; I'd love seeing all of your favorites and plans and whatnot! Even if you don't do this post, I want to hear your favorite songs and trends of 2012. I'm always looking for new music, and I love any ideas because I really am open to anything and any genre. Also, it's always fun to hear about fashion trends (and least favorites, too!)
So anyway, if anyone read all of this long post, comment! I want to hear your thoughts and opinions!
Cheers to the new year :)