Saturday, January 2, 2010

"new year! new you!"

NYE outfit

NYE outfit

NYE outfit

Ugggh, does anyone else hate that stupid expression as much as I do?!  If I see it on one more women's magazine, I'm going to scream.  I like the idea of bettering oneself as much as the next girl, but "new me?"  Did the "old me" really suck that badly?  I really wish the object of mainstream fashion magazines wasn't to turn us all into cookie cutter pods.

Griping aside, New Year's Eve was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to getting some things accomplished in this new year, namely purchasing a home - adulthood is scary!

NYE

K and I got our caricatures done - sooo amazing!

And I'm totally thrilled to have made the Weardrobe 100!  And next to Fashion Chalet, one of my favorite bloggers, no less!!  I also want to thank the BonBon Rose girls for the shout out in their Deck Yourself Out in 2010 with Bejeweled Pieces post.  They're having a giveaway, too, so make sure to check it out!

vintage locket
necklace from a boutique in Hoboken
Anthropologie top
Express skirt
Report Signature shoes
Zara purse

65 comments:

hannah elizabeth said...

ughhhh that line so bad and overused!

i love your nye outfit, perfect amount of sparkle x

Walk The Sand said...

That top is absolutely stunning. I love it.

And yes, I hate that saying too!!

x

http://walkthesand.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

Wowza, love the top! I hate that expression too. Congrats on the feature.
xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I hate that saying...and it's in almost ever January issue, too-- you'd think the editors would wise up and use a different saying. Or dump the feature altogether.

Love that top! :) Congrats on the weardrobe kudos! - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Jasmine said...

you have the best lace tops!! i love this one so much! :D happy new year dear<3

Dodo said...

You really look like your caricature! And I adore your top! Happy new year!

janettaylor said...

I'm crazy for Ur skirt!

Xx

Laura Gerencser said...

I love your top! You always have such pretty outfits!!:)

daisychain said...

Both your top and skirt are incredible pieces!

I hate "new year new you" I lost count of how many times it was said to me at work today!

J-Diggety said...

That skirt is fabulous! And yes, that phrase annoys the shiz outta me, too.

Happy 2010!
xoxo J

Ruta said...

You look so gorgeous. That skirt is absolutely magical.

MrJeffery said...

love the beading on the skirt!

Jen said...

the lace on that top is gorgeous. and i'm loving your eye make-up in this post. :)
and that caricature is awesome!

nookie said...

gorgeous skirt!happy new year!

Julia said...

Your sparkles and layers are stunning and grown up and also playful. I love how they go with your hair, too. Congrats on Weardrobe! Buying a home? Terrifying! But worth it! Good luck, my dear. :)

xx

Rachel said...

You look stunning! I'm especially in love with that skirt!

And I have to agree with you about the "New year, new you" expression.

I do hope you had a fantastic time ringing in the new year. I hope you have a great 2010!

Helen said...

totally adore the skirt and the way youve done your eye make up dear!!

helen x

Leah said...

Love the skirt... you are indeed fabulous. Congrats on making it to Weardrobe 100. You totally deserve it.

Miss Eve said...

You look so pretty and I love the caricature!!! I want one about myself too!

Happy, Happy New Year!

Cheers: Evi

Clare said...

yeah, that saying is pretty awful. That tank is so pretty, and I love all the detailing in this outfit!

Rica said...

wow congrats with the weardrobe 100! i totally love your skirt. it blends well with your top and shoes. fantastic look for new year!

belated happy new year to you dear :)

xoxo,
sassy rica

Phyllis said...

you are sooo beautiful E! great outfit. happy new year, and congrats!

fadetoblack said...

wow that top is incredible :)++

Dream Sequins said...

Aw. You look so sweet in these pictures. Your complexion is glowing! Congrats on the Weardrobe 100. I have to go check it out!!

Amelia said...

I love this outfit. Great skirt! And congrats :)

FashionAddict said...

This is so gorgeous! I love love love that cami, and the skirt is just perfect.
And yeah, that "new you" line is terrible and exploits women who have bad self esteem. I am all about fresh starts and love the opportunity for a clean slate, but I don't need a new me, I just usually need to kick a bad habit (i.e., chocolate every day, LOL).

Christen said...

This look is BY FAR the best NYE outfit I've seen on the blogs. In a sea of sequined dresses, it's so refreshing. And oh boy, do I love that camisole!!!

Cindy Whitehead said...

Your top is beautiful! Great look.

GingerSnap said...

Haha - your post made me think of the song "New You" by the Vandals. It's about the a guy trying to get with the "old you" but the "new you" keeps getting in the way. I think you'd like it! :)

Dylana said...

Your blouse is gorgeous! Happy new year!

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Nadia Kamballa said...

Love ur top and heels.. and I agree, that expression is such a bad cliche.. ^_^

http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

loving the whole look, especially that top and shoes!

Valencia Lia said...

Stunning lace top with the black sparkly skirt! You always look amazing girl:)

And the drawing of you is so adorable! Cheers to a great 2010 for you and congrats on your features!

WendyB said...

"New you" I can take. It's "effortlessly chic" that's going to lead me to take a chainsaw to someone.

closet365 said...

What beautiful pieces! The top is insanely gorgeous.

Congrats on making the top 100! That's awesome!

Nina said...

Lace on lace ... didn't know it could be done ... you did it to perfection! Congratulations on making it to the Weardrobe 100 ... you deserve it!

Susan said...

congrats, darling, well deserved!
and you look fabulous of course :)
xoxo

duckalicious said...
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duckalicious said...

that's one of the reasons I don't read women magazines. I can't stand that crap either, along with pretentious titles like "50 Tips For Getting In Shape Til Summer", "15 Must Have January Items" and "20 Ways To Turn Him On". aaaargh!

your outfit is super cool and so is the caricature! =)

mom & son said...

happy new year, E!
wish you all the best in life
congrats on the features. you
deserve everything. you have an amazing
fashion style.

anyway, love that yellow top!

misslikey said...

i love your hair! and style
happy new year
xoxo

Elizabeth said...

i LOVE your skirt. :) you have such great style!

Mark├ęt a Tereza said...

Congratulations on the feature! Oh and these shoes are to die for

6roove said...

beautiful blouse and skirt!
lovely match

kisses!

MJ said...

Haha it is a bit of a cliche isn't it? I love this look, you look really tall!:)

http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i love that locket/necklace you're wearing--gorgeous!
and congrats on the weardrobe feature (hardly a surprise, though!).

Jess said...

that lace top is gorgeous - congrats on making the top100 and happy new year girl!

Adri said...

loving that skirt...i love tulle & sequins

Posh said...

Great skirt, so chiq!

Happy 2010!

chicfaced said...

awesome shirt - def thought it was vintage...anthro strikes again. yr makeup looks really good too...very festive and party-ready.

Zanah said...

Lol... that's a funny post! I totally agree with you adulthood is scary... especially taxes for me--hate it :) Mon Mode Blog

Chicago City Girl said...

Congrats E! You def deserve it ~ you have an eye for style and keep true to yourself, no need to become a "new you" for you! ;)

Happy New Year ~ xox
cara @ City Girl Chicago

La Historiadora de Moda said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous outfit! I also hate that phrase and how obnoxiously crowded the gym is January with all the people who buy into that crap.

jessica wu said...

such a beautifully delicate top!

enter my giveaway

xx

Kristin said...

You are more than welcome. Thank you for inspiring us with your fabulous style. We both read you faithfully! LOVE that gorg cami!

Kimberly Feliciano said...

so so so cute! I love your hair and this whole ensemble! <3

Kimberly Feliciano said...

so so so cute! I love your hair and this whole ensemble! <3

MissNeira said...

I love the lacey top! its very pretty!

Hanako66 said...

you look GORGEOUS! such a fun and ladylike look!

anotherfishinthesea said...

Ha - did the old me suck that bad?!! Totally made me laugh, that line is worn out. I love your necklace!

Annie Spandex said...

You look elegant as always and yes, I'm not much for "self-improvement" --"self-acceptance" is way better. :)

Lorena said...

The detail on that top is exquisite, I would have thought it was vintage!

Amanda Lalique said...

WOW. I love this outfit. the top is gorgeous but so is the skirt. Great look.

xx
http://mandalyzing.blogspot.com

Sher said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading. No matter what "you" you choose, I'll still enjoy reading your blog :)

Little Bow Prep said...

Super pretty outfit!