Friday, December 30, 2011

2011: A Year in Outfits

I welcomed 2011 as a year of surprise and mystery, both of which were fulfilled beyond my expectations. I agonized over the college decision process, I graduated high school, I spent a summer loving life before I flew across the pond to spend my first semester of university in London. Last year, I would have found this very idea to be entirely absurd, but even in my 2010 review post I accepted that things often work out in the craziest ways possible. At this point, I'm quite glad some things didn't happen. I had my heart set on attending RISD in autumn of 2011, but I ended up thousands of miles away from home instead. I wouldn't change that for anything. 2011 has been a year of decisions and transitions, all of which I suppose are quite natural for someone my age.

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January: I just can't quit now, you really got a hold on me.
I dyed my hair red and enjoyed wearing my Docs with floral prints.

February: Zigzag and plaid
After a few weeks of staying home sick with glandular fever, I returned to school and mixed prints. While wearing Doc Martens.

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March: All the styrofoam began to melt away.
I enjoyed the stoned-librarian turn my style began to take, and I ended up as Teen Vogue's pick of the day.

April: Philly Frolicking
Weeks after a rejection from a certain school whose colors are brown and red, I took a trip into Philly and explored NoLibs.

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May: Last Day
I enjoyed my last day of high school...

June: Graduation Day
...and a month later, I graduated.

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July: Back to school vibes
I pondered life in a park, and it started to sink in that I would be quite far away come autumn.

August: Going away party
My friend threw a going away party in my honor, and a few days later I packed by bags and left the country.

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September: Sun is in the sky, oh why, oh why would I want to be anywhere else?
I took a cue from a famous British songstress and enjoyed a few sunny days in London town.

October: Return from the countryside
After a weekend retreat to the Malvern Hills, I returned to London with a sense of rejuvenation.

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November: Hilsener fra KĂžbenhavn
I went to Copenhagen, Denmark! I've long been enthralled with Scandinavia, so this was quite a treat (although very cold).

December: Home is wherever I'm with you
Three and a half months, four countries later, I returned to a wintery Philadelphia. Home.

Here's to a 2012 full of surprises!

xox Catherine

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  1. This is a lovely year in review! That is so awesome you got into a school overseas. My dream is to spend some time living in another country! Also, Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities in the world. I think the last two photos are my favourite outfits!

  2. Such gorgeous outfits! Love the bag in the last picture!

  3. I love this! You've really got a collection of pretty dresses going. I'm going to be going through the same thing next year! It's my first year of college and I'm going to be away from Home. I'm glad to hear it all worked out well for you. I wish you the best in 2012! Happy new year!

  4. My best wishes for you in this new year.
    Great blog.

  5. You have such a great relaxed style! I am glad we were able to witness all of the things that happened this year! :)



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