Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 (Re-Caping / Resolution-ing)


As 2012 has come & gone I thought I would put together a little recap post of sorts in order to chronologically peek through my year. Obviously as can be, above was a Doll Parade re-cap, showcasing all of the outfits that have graced the blog over the past year. But there's always more to the blogger than her MK bag or rhinestone necklace, and if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'd get a little peek into that life. Things aren't always lattes & kittens for ye ol' fashion bloggers, and though it's sometimes easy to "romanticize" our lives through the internet, no one's life is perfect. We all have boring days & messy closets. Failed dinners & high heel free days. Breakouts & broken hearts. I find myself reading blogs and wondering how their life is so perfect, but have to remember that this is only what people choose to share with us. I try to never "overshare" on any platform either, but thought I would touch on some of the things that took place this year - good, bad, and ugly. 

2012 was a year of extreme changes & major surprises for me. It was both a hard year and a wonderful year. My heart was as empty & full as its ever been at different points of it, and, in a nutshell, 2012 changed me. A heck of a lot. Completely, actually. I am as sure as god made little green apples that these changes are good ones, which is the biggest solace I can take. I got my 1st stomach flu ever. I became a better, healthier, and more creative cook. I scored the roomate & best friend lottery. I turned 28 in Oscar de la Renta. I dressed up as Frida Kahlo for Halloween. I photographed 2 weddings. I took trips to Portland & Montreal. I went to my 1st blogger conference in Halifax. I vacationed in Turkey, Greece, and Italy with my wonderful family (1, 2, 3). I found homes for a family of stray cats (1 home being within our family!). I attended a masquerade & a factory party. I was FASHION Magazine's May "It Girl" & became a part of their weekly Style Panel. I bought my 1st (adult) bike. I spent an inordinate amount of time with this wonderful person. I took a whole bunch of mirror selfies (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). I kept in constant touch with distant soul mates. I drank approximately 856 coffees. I documented the crap out of this little thing. I ate a ridiculous amount of kale.

Last year I had a slew of resolutions (quit biting my nails, become a better cook, become more frugal, etc.), but this year I'm only going with one: Be a blessing to everyone I meet. I was listening to this song on my drive back from home and a similar line stuck out to me. So I'm taking this one on full force & forgoing my "usual" resolutions. I just want to be a classy & positive force of nature. That's it, that's all. I have to say that I have absolutely no idea what 2013 holds, which is both exhilarating & terrifying for me.

As always, thank you for following along & for taking a little bit of time to frequent my tiny corner. It means more to me than you can know to have you visit.

x, Kristin


Krystin Lee said...

Such a great resolution! You had quite the fashionable year missy - looking forward to 2013!
xo Krystin

Meg said...

This is awesome. These photos are great, that song is AWESOME & your resolution is top-notch. Gone are the days of randomly scribbling a long list of mostly ridiculous & empty plans & promises in notebooks...thankfully! xo

danni said...

killin it in 2012!!! so many gorgeous outfits. and love your resolution, we should all take that one to heart :)

xo danni

Anonymous said...

2012 looked very, very good on you!

JennaStevie said...

This is such a great recap post, it looks like a veyr stylish year and sounds like a really good one full of change which is good. That's a great resolution, can't wait to see more from you in 2013

Kate said...

I love the collage style of your photo recap! And love this whole recap in general! 2012 was a very full year in many respects, and brought many joys but I'm pretty pleased to leave it behind and I've decided that 2013 is going to be my best year yet. Plain and simple. I need it and deserve it and so I've decided just to rock it! :) I love your resolution & look forward to watching you shine through the next year! Love love. xo.

Anonymous said...

I love Brandi Carlile and that song is one of my current favorites. That line stuck out for me as well and I love that it's your resolution!!

I'm a new reader to your blog but I love your style..definitely inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Much love from afar K! xoxo DQ

sis said...

as a fellow non-over sharer slash moderate to nil sharer, thank you for sharing! Good, bad and ugly I;m excited to follow you a long through 2013 :)

Kandise said...

You and your wonderful person are wonderful to me.

PS... you hardly ever wear that length, but I love the maxi skirt on you.

Alicia Lund said...

Great re-cap... I personally loved your Frida Kahlo moment. ;) Yay for the new and exciting possibilities that 2013 will bring!

Jen said...

What a lovely recap, gorgeous girl... you've had so many amazing sartorial moments and have definitely inspired me many times! I'm glad that in spite of a very eventful 2012, you've grown from it and have simplified your resolution (which is an amazing one, might I add). I'm looking forward to seeing what this year will bring for you and for following along on your beautiful blog!


Short Presents said...

I love love love this recap! Holy Hannah you have impeccable style! totally crushing on your closet now and that green coat!


PS: I always read your Style Panel responses! Keep up the good work.

Julye said...

You have written such a nice post :D !!!

Maggie said...

Can't wait for more great outfits this year! On another note, are those black joe booties comfortable? My store had some on sale for $20, but i wasn't sure how good for walking they would be...

Awesome post!

Cats Pjyamas said...

You have a beautiful cat

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