A Bold New Day

dress: vintage, sweater: ross, scarf: marshall's, belt: thrifted
Happy 2012! I hope you all had a fun New Year's Eve and I'm sure everyone is up to their necks in resolutions for the new year... I'm hoping to write out a list sometime in the next couple of days. I'm going to try to focus on the tangible things that I may actually get done. There is a lot of hype about resolutions, and while most of the time they are forgotten about, I think it's helpful to make the goals, if nothing else. A big part of living is the process of continuing to move forward and maintain progress.

Saturday afternoon Nat and I went ice skating! Poor Nat. He is one of the unfortunates who can't quite skate...hah. I think he still had some fun though and I'm glad that he is sweet enough to go with me even if he isn't much of a fan of skating. The ever-delicious In-n-Out followed skating... and our New Year's Eve party afterwards consisted of a crazy long game of Monopoly with Nat's family. It was really fun and I loved spending time with them. :) Despite the fact that both Nat and I were the first to lose...Oh well!

I'm back to school tomorrow as it turns out (not Wednesday...) so it's so long to this beautiful winter break. It was nice knowing you! Here's to the most successful and productive semester yet! xx
currently listening to... Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


  1. Wowwwwww how cool pictures! I love this post! so original!!!!

    Your skirt it's amazing!!!!



  2. Good luck with this semester. What a fun date! I love your dress.

  3. Great photos! I can't remember the last time I went ice skating - such fun!

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    Elegantly Academic

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    i got skates for christmas! this places look like so much fun with the christmas tree in the middle. I can't wait to test out my skates
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  5. Glad you had a good New Years Eve! Your skates are amazing - so vintage looking! I'm a huge fan of ice skating, but I haven't been able to go since last winter. Frowny face.

    By the way, I also love your dress! <3

  6. Aww, this looks like so much fun! I haven't been ice skating in such a long time. Your dress is adorable, and you look wonderful as always :)

  7. I love your new blog changes! And really jealous that you got so many good outfit pictures while moving...!

  8. These pictures look really fun. Love your hair too. x


  9. I love that dress! I havent been skating in forever... I need to do that this year!

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  10. Gorgeous photos and a lovely dress to match!

  11. Great photos!! That dress is really nice!

  12. I love the idea of skating in a dress!

  13. You look so graceful when you skate! And don't feel bad Nat! I cannot skate either... We can't all be as graceful and beautiful as Elanor ;)

  14. How adorable are you Elanor!! Loving your plaid dress and big chunky sweater. I don't think I could ever be coordinated enough to pose for photos and skate...I would most likely wipe out...hehe. I love these photos to pieces. Have the sweetest new year darling!

  15. An outfit post on the ice, how adorable! i love your outfit. Were you wearing a jacket!? I loveee that sweater. You look so cozy. Niklaas isn't a huge ice skater, either. I always have to hold his hand. But I don't mind ;) hehe!

  16. ice skating is so hard!! i love these photos. and cute dress!

    <3 steffy
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  17. love these photos amiga! and great outfit! im glad you had a great year and here's to a new one!

  18. Happy New Year for you too! I haven't been skating this winter yet, it's always so crowded and it kills my joy! The photos are very sweet, I love your dress :D

  19. I love ice skating!

    You look really cute!

    Happy New Year!

  20. Oh my gosh, ice skaaaaating! You look adorbz. The plaid dress you're wearing is just too cute, and I must give you props for actually dressing up while being at the rink! I usually just throw on my warmest things, aha!

    Also, now I want to ice skate. That seems like the perfect activity. Maybe I can convince my dad to go with me since I don't have a significant other. Yeah, sounds like a plan! >:D

  21. This looks like such a good time! I've been ice-skating maybe twice in my entire life and I find it incredibly awkward. But it's fun if you're with the right people!

    So glad there are other people out there that played games on New Years Eve. I was beginning to think that everyone either sat around with their cats or were at a party. haha
    I always lose at Monopoly too. I cheat but it never helps.

  22. You look incredibly graceful at ice skating! I would love to try one day, but if it's anything like roller skating I should probably bring some pillows to land on. haha. Happy New Year pretty lady.

  23. I need to go ice skating this year, I can't believe I haven't yet! And a perfect thing to do with the boyfriend!
    I love what you wore too, looks like a perfect cozy outfit for the rink :)

  24. That dress is amazing...you look so pretty!


  25. You are so pretty! I have a sweater just like that and it's super cozy :)

    xo Jennifer



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