Still (of course!), there are some things that I would love to see myself doing in the New Year- updating my blog and journal more, getting out and doing the things I have always wanted to do (i.e. traveling further distances, discovering new places) continuing to take chances with my personal style, enjoying the moment and capturing it in photos and with art because that is how I love expressing myself. I want to show the people I love how much I care about them and spend more quality time with friends. I would also like to get back into my sewing now that I have had some transition time for my new job- (and the height of retail season is over!) I want to find more inspiration and generate new ideas, take more time for being creative and lots of walks in the woods, I can not find anything more refreshing than that. I think I'd also like to get involved in some new activities too, maybe something environmental, maybe something artsy- I am ready for some fun changes!
For New Years I was feeling rather romantic and a little nostalgic- the perfect mood for this ivory lace dress. The bell sleeves make me long for an era I never experienced and the lace makes me feel like a renaissance princess traipsing through the winter countryside. How could my adventure be complete without a shabby old factory building in the background? Of course staying true to my style, the floral tights give me a pop of color and pattern, with the ladybug being the perfect wildcard- I am in love with this bag!!
I had to work most of New Year's Eve, but luckily New Years Day was all mine. Daniel and I hung out with some friends I met from work in their cozy little Arden apartment New Year's Eve, I couldn't have asked for a better time! It was just the right pace and style for this year. The past few weeks; crowded with working, family events and inexplicable hiccups, melted away while ringing in the New Year with new friends, ridiculous games and a few glasses of wine- they were just what we needed!
Dress, tights, headband: Urban Outfitters, Ladybug purse: gift from ModCloth.com, Necklace: Anthropologie
2013 was a year of learning and growing for me. It was a little more settled than 2012- I got pretty comfortable at my old job and then decided to try something new in the fall- that set me up for a huge transition but it was well worth it. I finally got sewing this year and turned my dream of designing textiles into reality. The summer was full of adventures, creativity and inspiration- I am aching for that warm weather again but also seeing the beauty and restfulness of the winter. I am ready to go further, dig deeper, laugh more, and go on new adventures!