happy new year!

New Years Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays.  It’s about looking back on the accomplishments of the past year and looking forward to the adventures to come.  Of course, it’s also about looking fab while ringing in the new year, which means throwing on a black velvet dress, big chunky jewelry, and a classic shaped clutch.  Cheers and happy new year everyone!

Dress: H&M
Belt: H&M
Clutch: DVF
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelets: Banana Republic, J.Crew
Heels: Stuart Weitzman
Nail Polish: Essie’s Downtown Brown

best of 2011.

2011 has been an incredible year and I can’t believe it’s almost over!  I started this blog just nine months ago and I’m excited to watch its transformation from a distant idea into a continuously inspiring project.  To celebrate, I picked out a few of my favorite outfits of this year.

This year, I was all about remixing and reusing pieces to create new outfits.

I didn’t let working an office job get in the way of my style.

But during the weekend, you could probably find me in a romper.

Come night time, I busted out the leather skirt.

And no matter the year, I will never get tired of a dress with a great bold print.

To everyone who reads, follows, or comments on this blog (or tells me in person!): thank you!  You guys are the reason that I keep doing what I do.  I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!

retro active.

I snagged this orange A-line skirt on sale at H&M recently.  I usually wear pencil skirts, but the flare and color on this little guy was too fun to pass up.  Topped off with a pair of cat eye sunglasses and I’m feeling all kinds of retro.

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: H&M
Sunglasses: Kate Spade
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelets: J.Crew
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik