Fashion Trends I’ll take with me to 2012

For me 2011 was a complete roller coaster for fashion trends. I tried a lot of different things, not all of which panned out  (long boho skirts so not for me) so I want to make a list of trends I picked up throughout 2011 that I’ll continue to do in 2012.

This past summer I dressed very bohemian/hippy chic and it’s so comfy and awesome and I’d love to get more pieces but I need to come to terms with the fact that I look horrid in Maxi dresses and skirts either need to be touching your knee or touching the floor, not the awkward shin length that some of my skirts are. Unfortunately my summer style does a complete 180 when winter rolls around, I wear jeans, and boots with heals, sweaters and pea coats … not exactly boho or hippy chic … but I like it and I haven’t found many dresses I can wear in the winter, not that they don’t exist they just dont’ exisist in my wardrobe at the moment.

Let’s get on with it shall we… 

Hand Knit accessories! I made this Cowl for myself and wear it ALL the time!  It’s so cozy and warm, I love it! I also don’t think it will go out of style 😛

Ahh, boots … I got these from Charlotte Ruse when they were doing the buy 2 get the second pair for $15 deal. They rock, and are my everyday footwear this winter. Like I said earlier my winter style totally clashes with my summer style. But I just can’t help but love these boots! and for $15 … really .. could you not love them?

My summer sandals are not so “dressy”.

I have these in both black (as shown) and in gold. I love them, I don’t own regular flip flops because they give me blisters and for whatever reason these don’t bother my feet. So these are my summer shoes. along with my high top converse which I wear with denim shorts (which gets me a lot of funny looks for some reason)

My favorite summer dress! From AE, I have this in white, and was very tempted to buy the other colors as well. It could be a tad longer as i’m not super lady like and have a tendency to hike through the woods to get to a swimming hole … but oh well.

My hair has grown a bit since this picture was taken when I was learning how to french braid a few months ago but I still do my hair like this, I love the side french braid. I have side swept bangs so it’s nice to have them tucked away once in a while.

Last but certainly not least, nail polish. I experimented a lot in 2011, and will continue to do so in 2012. I’ve gotten into a great habit of not letting my nails get too chipped and old looking before I re-paint, I’ve rediscovered the joys in giving myself a mani-pedi ❤ So light/neutral colors in the summer, and dark colors in the winter ❤

My New Years Resolutions:

1. Save money!
2. Get outside more
3. Meditate regularly


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Top 5

 5 of My Favorite Trends
[at the moment]
I change my mind about what I like on an almost daily basis depending on my mood haha, girls gotta have options! 

So this is my top 5 favorites at the moment!

Cute jewelry that expresses your personality and interests ❤ This is one of my favorites!
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Bold outerwear! Red is totally in right now and Pea Coats are always in style!
I just bought a black Calvin Klein pea coat for my birthday very similar to this one
I love dying my hair and red is one of my favorite colors to dye it so I try to avoid red staples in my wardrobe.
But this coat rocks! 

I’m not usually an early adopter but I was desperate for a Kindle Fire, I had my old E-Reader for years and it was dying an agonizing death so for my birthday/christmas I upgraded! and I couldn’t be happier!

Hairbows, let’s talk hand knit bows! How cute!! InezGill is AMAZING! I can’t say it enough!
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Slouchy boots! But really any boots! LOVE knee high boots!


Nail Polish Trends

How awesome is painting your nails, well unless you’re like me and can’t manage to paint in the lines.

I want to start by saying my all time favorite brand I’ve used so far (i haven’t tried them all of course) is O.P.I. I have never been disappointed by their polish but unfortunately I only have 2 or 3 bottles of polish from them because they are pretty expensive. Maybe santa will put some in my stocking this year ❤ Another brand I’ve been using recently is Revlon which is okay, though it doesnt’ seem to harden as well as OPI does. But instead of $8 a bottle it’s only $2 so I really can’t complain.

Now I LOVE LOVE LOVE short nails, I’m not a huge fan of the flashy long fake nails, not to mention the fake nails damages your nails, which no one likes, plus it can get very costly.  But a short well filed nail can be so fashionable and chic! Right now I’m loving dark colors, dark purple, dark blue, dark red. but that’s just right now this summer for example I was obsessed with neon and super bright colors so it all just depends. I also really like the basic pale pink and neutral colors.

Now something I’ve seen around the internet lately has been dipping your nails in glitter eyeshadow! How brilliant! Great for that holiday party! I’m normally not a fan of glitter, mostly because people have a tendency to over do it and it can look trashy if done wrong.  But how cute is this?

Now for a moment lets pretend it’s summer … warm, beach weather, sandals everyday … now my question for you, if you’re painting your nails do your toenails need to match?
For me personally especially in summer, if i’m doing a light pink on my nails I’ll do a darker pink on my toes, but to me that still “matches” it’s not like I’m painting my nails bright yellow and my toes are green … so, do you care if they match or are you totally into the matching?


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