ring in the new year



jacket: mother's early design school work
velvet blouse: thrifted vintage
forest green pants: american apparel
shoes: urban outfitters ($5 blk friday XD)
gold collar: f21
glasses: the alley


the time...new years eve, the place...the alley way. I have been accepting the color black in my life, but not without pops of color. I was feeling rather afro centric, so I had to rock one of my mother's fresh out of design school vintage designs. I love this jacket. On her it was a bit oversized, on me, fits like a dream. I truly love incorporating pieces from my moms early design days because we have such a similar taste in style.

as for my resolutions? I want to stop sweating the small stuff and allowing things I cant control to stress me out. I am very proud of how I took the reigns of my blog and focused it more, but as a blogger you never want to stop improving, so I want to make sure my blog stays true to me, to never feel like I posted something or did something that felt out of character.

And lastly, I want to save money, this means I will jump start it with a complete spending freeze and ease back in to budgeting well. TO BEGIN this means no more runs to the thrift store. i have plenty, and I want to challenge myself with what I have. I have some exciting trips planned so I will need money more then than another silk blouse..haha. PLUS, I want to make my lunches more than to rely on whats around campus. So here's to a brighter new year of always challenging myself to be a better me! ♥

hope 2k12 is already awesome for you! ♥♥♥

19 comments:

  1. Love your outfit. Those pants are SKIN TIGHT but they look great on you, especially with those boots. :] Happy New Year!

    PS. I laughed hardcore at your comment about your mom thinking we could potentially be related. However, I had a wake-up call over just how small the world actually is, so it just could be possible...

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  2. LOVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEE that jacket! your mother is a genius!!!

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  3. i love this outfit! the gold collar is awesome. my resolution is also a spending freeze through march. i think remixing what we already have will be surprisingly fun!
    -sarah

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  4. omg I love your style I like so much vintage style fun picture hehe kiss from poland today new outfit

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  5. You have a great sense of style! I love the way you use pops of color, and those sunglasses are just awesome.

    I'm following you now! <3

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  6. love everything about this!

    xoxo
    MissCrystal

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  7. happy new year. i love the accented african textile on your mom's blazer. just the right touch!

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  8. Love this outfit! $5 for the UO boots?! What a steal!

    I'm starting with a complete spending freeze too! Good luck to us both :3

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  9. im away from the internet for a week and I miss so much! Loved scrolling through your posts The shapes you are pulling here are pretty radical. So cool that your mom designed that jacket. Does she still do design?
    x

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  10. HAPPY SUPER DOOPER NEW YEAR!

    Good luck with he spending freeze! I'm trying it as well...it's not going very successfully, though!

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  11. I really love your style, it's so eccentric! The details on your jacket especially is so interesting! I'm your new follower, hope we can follow each other! x
    Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

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  12. the detail on your jacket is blowing my mind and ERM $5 for your booties OMG!!

    J x
    Happy New Year.

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  13. so cool! really love your outfit!

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  14. Good luck with your resolutions hunnie & omg that jacket is FAB ♥ Stay amazing!

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  15. Absolutey friggin cool outfit!!!! LOVE how you styled this and added the jewelry!! Hope you had a Happy New Year's!! Just found your blog! Would you like to follow each other??

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  16. AND your shirt is purple?
    this is just the coolest.

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  17. Wow, you're mother's jacket is amazing! Just found your blog so it'll have to do some research and she if she's still designing. Happy new year!

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  18. This jacket made me start singing Queen Latifah's UNITY in my head, and that is never a bad thing.

    Jordan
    http://dressforthepart.blogspot.com

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hey guys