It's so fun to be able to look back through 2011 & reminisce about some of my fave blog/life moments, and share a few new pics with you guys too. Let's take a look back, shall we?! January... ah, the month that I started my blog! Yay!! I was so excited to start (no, really!). I kept blabbing on about "Girl & Closet" and my idea of it. Aw, and here is the first photo I ever posted - goodness, it feels like forever ago.
April was such a wonderful month. I attended my first blogger meet up and met three of the loveliest ladies!! Lynn of "Hearted Girl," Alex of "To Vogue or Bust," and Cee of "Coco & Vera." It was such a fun afternoon, we were all so giddy with excitement and couldn't wait to meet. The best part?! We all felt like such great friends by the end of the afternoon. Funnest day, ever!
Later that month, I also attended Vancouver Fashion Week with a few of my close girlfriends, and had an amazingly memorable time. We viewed the Dawn Sharp collection and Autobiographie from Paris; we drank wine, gabbed fashion, and I can't wait to do it again this spring!! I adore my girlfriends - they are so inspirational to me!
We celebrated my birthday in July, and although we decided on a quiet at-home celebration, we still had such a fun time together!! Martin surprised me with pink champagne, the tastiest fruit flan and (my personal fave!) silly little birthday hats. Haha, I love our cute little birthday portrait!
Yay, summer! We spent most of ours living on our patio, and afternoons were spent soaking up all of the amazing hot sun. Ah, I also remember spending warm summer nights relaxing by our pool, lounging around watching movies, or visiting with our friends. I adored every minute of it!!
In August, Martin and I went on the sweetest little date ever! We packed a delicious picnic complete with wine, brought a cozy blanket & snuggled, and watched the most breathtaking sunset. I love going on fun little adventures with my hubby, and this was by far one of my favourites from this past summer.
In September, I met up with so many of my favourite Vancouver bloggers for a super fun clothing swap. We had such a fantastic turnout and I love that our group continues to grow so much.
I was over the moon ecstatic when Tieka of Selective Potential contacted me in September, asking if I'd be her "autumn featured blogger" - hehe, I did a little dance & said YES!
Martin & I got into the full swing of fall; we did a super fun pumpkin carving one afternoon and decorated our home with lovely fall things. And I can't wait to go to a pumpkin patch this coming October and find a local apple orchard too - fun!!
I couldn't have been more ecstatic when Lucky magazine added me to their Lucky Style Collective in the month of November. I absolutely adore the magazine, and I can't wait to work on some fabulous collaborations with them in 2012 - yay!
Later that month, I was super excited to create a little blog nook for myself. It's helped me stay focused & feel really productive. I've added a few more things since, and I hope to share another "blog nook post" with you guys some time in the new year - along with more blogging tips.
December brought so many lovely things my way. One of my absolute favourites was having the opportunity to work with ModCloth and Tieka of Selective Potential, on a super fun collaboration called "Spread The Cheer" - yay!
Lastly, December was made complete by getting to enjoy the holidays with our family & friends... we had such a wonderful Christmas! I've been loving the time off and soaking up every minute of it!!
Thanks so much for reading my yearly wrap-up and I can't wait to see what 2012 brings. I have so many exciting things I'm hoping to do, some of which include: attending New York Fashion Week, opening my online store, and planning lots of wonderful trips with my hubby over the spring & summer months. Thank you for all of your amazing support this year, guys. Wishing everyone a fantastic New Year!! xo veronika