Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dressember day 31

Cashmere love for the final #dressember

Cashmere sweater and sheer midi skirt because Wellington has decided that it s NOT summer. 

And finally?

Ending #dressember with a bang

Favourite LBD for New Years Eve. 

Don't tell Amy but chances are that, come tomorrow, I will be found wearing jeans or shorts. Weather dependent. 

Favourite Photos: 2011

Monday: Craig and Diamondhead

Thursday: C and the Light Box


Saturday: buying Charlotte's wedding dress

Thursday: leaving the office late

Thursday: on the bus to opening night

Friday: Graffiti in Wellington

Snow on the Buddha

Monday: I am in love with my new commute

Eastbourne Sunset

Wednesday: reflections

I love this Wellington Graffiti

Another year over

Saturday: Charlotte getting bronzed

2011 was a year with a lot of up, a lot of down, and quite a bit of in between.

In 2011 Craig and I said goodbye to the Hutt Valley for city living in Wellington. We travelled to Hawaii and not much of anywhere else. Work was both stressful and fulfilling, full of sound and fury, culminating in ... not a lot.
My family expanded by one when my baby sister got married. Full family dinners are now a table of eight.
I am skinnier, richer, happier, and more complicated than ever before. I made new friends, kept old ones, and made the most of living in town.

Best of all, best of all, I became an Irish citizen.

In 2011 I resolved to:
x be more frugal - yes? yes.
x maintain the healthy-ish lifestyle I managed in 2010 - yes.
x declutter - oh yes.
x take a photo every damn day - yes! yet again. I missed two self-portraits though.
x keep percolating this tattoo idea. - yes! and uh ... also yes.

I am ever so excited about 2012:
x Europe*
x a new job**
x taking a photo every damn day
x new tattoos***

Let's see how it goes. I can't wait!

LONG HAIR Au Revoir 2011
first and last

* in April Craig and I are, leave from work notwithstanding, heading to Europe for a month.
** fingers crossed. I have leads and plans.
*** I have plans for two in 2012. I've managed to make it onto the list for one of my wishlist artists. I cannot wait.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Penultimate! Dressember day 29 and 30

Day #29 (TWENTY NINE!!) of #dressember

Purple flowers for a boring day of errands.

<3 It was my boots! And they are amazing.

Day 30, the penultimate #dressember

White t-shirt and sheer midi skirt.

Today? today we spent an hour at the travel agency. Craig and I are planning a European Excursion for April/May 2012. I am ever so excited. We just need to work out the ... employment side of things and then we're going to book!

So so excited.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dressember day 27 and 28

#dressember day 27

Linen mini skirt, white cami, & a faux miu miu jacket printed with birds. 

My jacket is printed with birds

I am so sick of #dressember (day 28)

My "I just blue myself" dress. 

I am so very very ready for Dressember to be over. Not because I wouldn't be wearing dresses but because, oh lord, it has been agony stuck taking these terrible photos every day. Don't even get me started on posting them here. I hate myself SO MUCH. 

<3 Boxing Day with the cousins
Starting in on one of my xmas presents Brunch times!
Karen Walker Runaway Girl <3 Can I be bothered to go out for coffee?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Dressember day 25 & 26

Purple dress for #dressember 25

Purple dress from Forever 21 Hawaii for Christmas day. 

I inadvertently matched both my xmas present from my adorable husband AND my lovely mama's xmas table colour scheme. I love matching. 

! @meadowlarknz & #thewire from my Mr Backyard croquet

Sheer black shirt dress for #dressember day 26

Sheer black shirt dress from Cotton On - perfect for two Boxing Day events. More food! More sun! More cider!