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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Best Outfits of 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I can't believe 2010 is over already. I know we all say such things at the end of every year but 2010 has definitely felt like the fastest year of my life. It has also been the most difficult and worst year of my life. I won't go into details because it has already been well documented on my blog. Some very important things have changed in my life in 2010 and unfortunately I don't think they can ever go back to the way they were. On a more positive note a few good things did happen to me in 2010:
-Rydog and I became engaged
-I completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree
-My beautiful kitten Juliette came into my life

I have mixed feelings towards new years resolutions because I don't think its possible to change as soon as the new year comes around in an overnight transformation. I think that change is more of a gradual process and if the change needs to be made then it doesn't necessarily have to coincide with the new year. I often think my goals for a year are too ambitious because I only achieved two of the eleven goals that I set for myself a year ago. However, I will list some of my goals for 2011 even if some of them are not entirely realistic:
-spend less money on clothes and shoes
-save for the future especially for a wedding and a house
-pass my fourth year at university
-become more confident
-learn how to manage my anxieties and solve all my issues which stem from this
-strengthen existing relationships
-learn how to apply eyeshadow
-learn how to curl my hair without a hot iron
-widen personal boundaries and possibly take more risks
-continue blogging and pursue my interest in fashion
-become more independent
-achieve happiness, peace and a more positive outlook on life
-straighten my hair less

At the conclusion of 2010 I thought it would be appropriate to review some of the outfits that I wore during the year. Here are some of my favourites that I posted at some point in 2010.

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Best wishes for 2011.

41 comments:

vintagewithatwist said...

those are some great resolutions! and I really love that strapless sailor dress!

daisychain said...

Have a fabulous NYE and all the best for 2011! xxx

Giovanna&Roberta said...

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Rose said...

Happy new year Imogen! My 2010 was terrible too, lets hope 2011 is much better :)
Lots of lovely outfits from you in 2010, looking forward to seeing more this year.

Rose

ana b. said...

You're always such a picture of poise and femininity, Imogen. I had no idea you and your boy were engaged? Did I miss this blog post. Very belated congratulations and I'm very excited for you both.

I have a workmate who also has severe anxiety issues. I have no idea how difficult it can be but I wish you well for that particular NY resolution.

Sherin said...

Happy New Year!! Hope 2011 is amazing for you.
I'm not a huge New Years Resolutions person either, but I have made a list of things I wantt o do this year as well.

All your 2010 outfits are beautiful. You look so elegant in them all.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Well said, Imogen. I have mixed feelings about new year's resolutions, too. The process of setting goals for oneself should be gradual and throughout the year, not just come January 1. With that said, I hope this year is good to you and that as the months go by you find the strength and confidence you're aiming for.

Beautiful recap of photos. You are always so elegant and lovely. The picture of poise, as Ana B. said :)

Winnie said...

Oh wow love all the outfits from the year, I definitely love how you wear bright colours! A girl after my own heart! love it!

2010 was definitely a crazy year for me too and I'm amazed that after a difficult year studying, I made it in the end! Thank you for the graduation wishes. I am so proud of you to completing your degree after a difficult year with it!! Seriously congrats again to you too for that!

Hope you have a wonderful new year Imogen. You really deserve it!!

SASA said...

you are so cute! love your outfits! lovely blog dear. :) and happy new year 2011. have a nice holiday!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These are definitely some of your BEST outfits and I remember them all! :)

I also want to say, I think your resolutions for 2011 are terrific and very achievable. It's funny, but I also want to learn how to apply eye shadow (without looking like a clown, lol) and also learn how to curl my hair without a heating instrument. :P

I know 2010 has been an insane year for you. A total roller coaster ride. But I am so proud of you for becoming such a strong woman throughout all your stress and difficulties. You made it! You will look back on 2010 as a triumph, I believe. If you can survive this year, you can survive anything!

I hope with all my heart that 2011 is a year filled with happiness, love, laughter, and relaxation for you. You definitely deserve it.

I love you!! Happy New Year! xoxo

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Ah, you have so many pretty dresses my dear! Here's to seeing them all again in 2011! Happy New Year!

ZANAH said...

Happy 2011 luv :)

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The Owl's Closet said...

Happy New Year!! I'm sorry to hear about your rough patches in 2010:( I can definitely relate in some ways, but hey...it's now all behind us now! New year, new start:) I'm with ya, I also have mixed feelings about resolutions hehe I think these are awesome goals and I wish you all the best in 2011!! -AB

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

P.S. Congrats again on ur engagement and finishing up ur commerce degree!

jamie-lee said...

good luck with all your resolutions dear :) and you've worn some such chic outfits this year, love it!

Rose said...

You asked what degree Mikey has now...he has a double degree in social work and social planning! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous goals and looks, darling!

Happy New Year!

xoxox,
CC

rebecca said...

you've got such an amazing wardrobe! happy new year (:

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

jess said...

You have great dresses.Happy new year.

Ruth said...

Wow gorgeous dresses! I dont know which is actually my favourite haha! I hope you had an amazing christmas and new year

I have a giveaway on atm - check it out :)

xxx

ching said...

2011 is a great time to achieve new goals. you can do it!

CMA said...

your blog is really great!
i hope you had a wonderful 2010 and a great new year!
thanks so much for your sweet comment, it means the world!
come back and visit COSMICaroline as looks get revamped and there's a new photographer coming soon! happy new year from me to you!

-COSMICaroline
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Leia said...

Happy new year! All these outfits were lovely :)

Leia

Sweet said...

your outfits are gorgeous my dear...happy new year hope you had loads of fun!!!

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

Kate said...

Your outfits are all lovely - I especially love your spotty dress and blazer look! Happy New Year and good luck with your resolutions, they are all very similar to mine! xxx

St├ęphanie said...

Happy new year !

Mouthwash said...

you are one stylish woman! And it sounds like you had a wonderful year too!



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QueenDesi said...

Happy new year too :)
love all your outfit collections..
you have such a great chic style!!

THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

in Love&Light
Queen D

Josie said...

I'm not big on resolutions either but I love your list! Also love your outfit wrap-up -- you have such flair, my dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Style, She Wrote said...

Great recap! Many well wishes for 2011! xo style, she wrote

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful outfits; I hope you had a wonderful New Years & hope you have a happy 2011!

Annie Spandex said...

Happy new year! I know what you mean, I don't make resolutions. Love those pics! xx

Anonymous said...

aww the first dress is gorgeous!! love the floral on you, i'm glad i stumbled across you on ifb :)

nesha
http://thebuttonowl.tumblr.com/

Nathalia said...

I loved their outfits! especially the dress in the sixth photo *-*

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Kristin said...

SO many gorgeous looks! LOVE the navy nautical number and red flats!

Vicki said...

great photos!! i really must do a new year resolution list thanks for reminding me ;) x

Missy said...

wow i love all these outfits x

Missy
Blending Style, Celebs and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Georgie said...

Happy new year! All your outfits this year have been lovely, again congrats on your engagement hope this year has lots more good things in store for you!
xx

Dina's Days said...

You have some really great outfits! I really don't have new years resolutions, but try to set monthly goals.

michelle_ said...

good luck with those resolutions !
its been great to know you via blogging !
wish u the best imogen !

many thanks for your compliments at my blog recap post :)
glisters and blisters

Becky Regina said...

Happy new year to you ! All the best for the resolutions :) Nice outfits of yours !

p.s. My hair is not straight either but my hairdresser said straight hair wouldn't do the hair style :)

ENVYSPLENDOUR said...

Lovely outfit posts :D
Happy New Year!!
Thank you for commenting on my blog :P

X Laila - EnvySplendour