Friday, January 1, 2010

Holiday Part 2/Happy New Year


I can't believe 2009 is over already. It has definitely felt like the fastest year of my life. I have very mixed feelings about 2009 as some positive things have happened but at the same time there has been some sadness and struggles. I'm hoping 2010 will be a positive year and I can improve myself, gain more confidence and widen my comfort zone. Its difficult to change overnight but hopefully by this time next year I will be making more progress towards where, and who, I want to be. Some of my resolutions are to:

-spend less money on clothes and shoes.
-find a part time job.
-attempt to enjoy university more.
-pass my third year at university.
-become more confident.
-strengthen existing friendships and possibly make new ones.
-learn how to apply eyeshadow.
-widen personal boundaries and possibly take more risks.
-continue blogging and pursue my interest in fashion.
-learn a new skill.
-become more independent.

I'm not too sure how many of these will eventuate but I think its helpful to make a list to provide direction. I'd also like to say thank you for making my first year of blogging such an enjoyable experience. I have made some good friends and have been greatly inspired. I hope this will continue.
For New Years Eve I attended a party at Rydog's house. It was fun and one of the most enjoyable nights I've had recently. I spent most of the night playing singstar. It became so addictive and I'd love to play again soon. I will post some pictures of my outfit later. Todays pictures are from my holiday where I spent some time on the beach.










I hope to post again soon since I have many things to show and write about. I still have more pictures from holidays and Christmas.


Iva said...

Happy New Year!! ;)

Leah said...

Happy new year... keep the pics coming. Hugs from Manila.

Nina said...

Hi Tia Cherie! I want to spend less on clothes and shoes too ... how do we do it?

Happy New Year!

Nina said...

Yey, agreed! I'm going on a shopping ban the whole of January 2010. I don't know how I'll do but I'm glad I can talk to you about it. I really have to put some money away for a rainy day. Gosh.

daisychain said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, I hope 2010 is wonderful to you xxx

Anonymous said...

happy new year! i never keep my resolutions but you have some good ones :)

Leia said...

Love these pictures! Wishing you all the best for the new year :)

Couture Carrie said...

Cute pics!
Fab resolutions!

Happy New Year, darling!


Indy said...

You look so perfect for days spent at the beach! I really liked reading your resolutions...good luck!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Yay! Those are excellent resolutions and knowing you, they are goals that you are definitely going to achieve! :)
Oh gosh and those photos of the beach took my breath away. So gorgeous! And you are so pretty in them. It looks like Ryan was being a little protective of you on the rocks in the second picture and that made my heart melt. You two are such a sweet couple and every time I read about your adventures together it makes me smile.
Your comment on my blog meant a lot to me. I can't even describe to you how special it was. It reflected a lot of how I feel as well. I feel so lucky that we have become such good friends. When I started my blog last February I honestly didn't expect to make such a good friend. It was a pleasant and awesome surprise. It was one of the only nice things to come out of 2009 for me. :)
I am so excited to step into this new year with you. I always look forward to reading your new posts and seeing your outfits (you have the most elegant and adorable fashion sense of anyone else I know). I have a feeling 2010 is going to be a great year for us! xoxoxo!!

Claudia said...

I like these pictures! happy new year!

Hanne said...

You look really cute in those pictures:) I miss the sun and the warm weather, it looks beautiful! Happy New Year, I look forward to read your blog in 2010:)

English Rose ♥ said...

that beach looks so stunning - you are so adorable

Thanks so much for the lovely comment

Happy New Year Darling!
All the very best for 2010 =]

Stay safe and chic
English Rose x

Sabine said...

Lucky you, spending New Year in a warm climate! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Sabine x

stephy said...

what a good list, i think i should finally make one myself, after not having made one for years. you are right when you say they are good to point into the right direction!

happy new years eve, good you had an enjoyful evening :)

nookie said...

happy new year sweetie!lovely&warm pics:)
here is freezing...

Maria G. said...

Hello pretty!! happy new year!! I've just found that I have so many things in common with you! I also want to be more independent and to become more confident, and I think it's so good to want to get more friends and try to learn new skills, I hope I can get those too, we have one whole new year to at least try it ;) The pics are really nice, the beach is so beautiful! love your skirt!! I'd love to see your New Year's Eve pics! Have a nice day, kisses!!

Rose said...

Happy to hear you had a fun new years Imogen. Mine was pretty quiet, we just went to the beach and watched the fireworks.
Is that a skirt or dress your wearing? anyway its very pretty.
Spending less money on clothes, shoes and jewellery is something i would like to do in 2010 too :)


Mimi said...

Happy new year! Loving your new year resolutions and the beach pictures are lovely. Wishing I was there! Plus, that skirt is so pretty.

The Owl's Closet said...

happy new year to u!:D i enjoyed reading ur resolutions:) thank u for sharing! wishing u all the best in 2010!!

p.s. i just love ur beach pictures. i'm so envious! hehe:D


beckyxoxo said...

Happy new year dear ! I really love the floral skirt ! The beach view is amazing <3

Sher said...

Happy happy new year, my dear! Oh the beach looks absolutely luscious, glad to see you had so much fun:)


iheartvintagex said...

Aww you're so pretty and I really really love the outfit! I'm glad you had a good new years, hope you have a lovely year and stick to the resolutions haha!! :) ♥

Emily said...

Ah, your holiday photos are just what I needed to warm up on this cold & blustery winter day! Thank you for the latest comment you left me, Imogen. It was really sweet of you. You've helped to make my first full year of blogging enjoyable, too. I always delight in seeing I have a comment from you when I check my inbox. You're so kind and sincere and it's been a real pleasure getting to know you through blogging! I really hope that 2010 is a remarkable year for you. Your resolutions seem very attainable and working toward them will undoubtedly be a rewarding experience :)

un petit lapin said...

Happy new year! Best wishes for 2010! Good luck with your resolutions, mine are quite similar. I hope we can look back on 2010 with pride ;)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous darling
love it as always
you have a refreshing blog, keep it up
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments


muchlove said...

Those are great goals! I hope 2010 will be the best year yet, for all of us :)
Lovely photos too, you look adorable in that dress.


FIAN said...

happy new year dear!!

you look so cute,, :)


Anonymous said...

2009 was a bitter sweet year for me as well...and i am really looking forward to 2010. You have some amazing new year resolutions especially the one about widening personal boundaries and taking risks...i need to work on that more as well.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

My gosh the beach is beautiful! I am totally adopting that shop less resolution. =) Happy new year!


Winnie said...

Oh I am craving hot weather! It's going to be somewhere between 0 and -4 tommorow in the UK and I'm not looking forward to it at all!

What lovely picturs, I hope you have a fab year...and my aim is to pass university this year too! Good luck!!!

Coco said...

You always have the cutest dresses...love!

Fashion Court said...

great pics! good luck with all of your goals and i hope 2010 is amazing for you! xo

Kristin said...

Gorgeous photos. Makes me want to take a trip to the beach. Happy new year!

Lilee said...

great blog and beautiful photos!

Iva said...


PinkBow said...

happy new year to you & to another great year blogging!

Savvy Gal said...

great list. wishing you the best in 2010.

michelle_ said...

i love soaking the sun in winter :D
ur skirt is gorgeous !

marvelous blog post !
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Good luck with your resolutions!