When the ball dropped at the start of 2011, I knew it would be a fantastic year. Twelve months later, I’m looking back and can truly say it’s been even better than I imagined. Here’s a look back through my blog to show a slice of what made it so special:
I kicked off January with New Year’s Day in New York, then spent the rest of the month dressing in black in preparation of my upcoming move to the city.
In February, I put on my favorite spring clothes and played in the snow and discussed what style means to me.
In March, I began to question if a girl can truly have it all (current answer: yes!) and showed off my fabulous little sister’s style.
In April, I celebrated my eighteenth birthday with my family in London and Prague. I obsessed over the royal wedding in London and danced on the Charles Bridge in Prague.
That May, I pulled out the family photo album and went back to my grandparents’ prom in 1955 and had a little garden party to celebrate my graduation.
In June, I had a lovely time at prom and kicked off the summer with a laidback, nautical look.
That July, I took a blogging hiatus in order to spend ten weeks as a camp counselor in Maine. The camp has been my home away from home since I was nine years old and it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here’s a photo from that summer:
When I returned home in August, I played dress-up all week in my favorite summer outfits and battled Hurricane Irene (then moved to New York the very next day!).
After I started school at NYU in September, I wrote about Welcome Week, picked up a vintage ballgown, and wrote about my experiences at New York Fashion Week.
During October, I had fun playing model for Julia in both New York and Needham.
In November, I started making weekly blog photo dates with my good friend Kristina; together, we watched the filming of Gossip Girl!
Finally, in December, I reveled in the New York holiday spirit and spent the last few days of 2011 in sunny Aruba with my family!
It’s been an incredible adventure and I’m excited for what 2012 holds in store!