Looking Back at 2011 - My Fave Moments!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

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

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Outfit Review - My Fave Outfits of 2011!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It's so fun to be able to look back at my favourite outfits of 2011! I truly can't believe that my blog will be "one" in January -phew, this year went by fast. I'm so excited for 2012, and I'm so looking forward to another wonderful year of blogging; this blog has truly turned into such an incredible love & passion of mine. With that said, thank you so much for your amazing support guys. I couldn't do this with out you!! Cheers to another year of outfits & amazing bloggy friendships!
Outfit #1 - This has got to be my all time favourite outfit! I could wear it over and over again, in fact I just might wear it later this week with some cute boots & over the knee socks!! This dress was my first purchase from ModCloth (yay!) and I loved adding a pop of lace to this sweet little floral print dress. Outfit #2 - Aw, these were my first train track photos and I love the cinematic feel of them. I adore the hue of the skirt; it's such a pretty blue, and pairing it with my green tights just seemed perfect!
Outfit #3 - We had such a mild summer this year. I spent most of it living in my straw fedora, retro flared jeans, and cork wedge heels - summer, I miss you! Outfit #4 - I wore this fun little ruffled & layered number one afternoon when Martin and I went to explore a local train museum by our home; it was such a fun day and I loved everything about this outfit! I'm absolutely a layers girl, through-and-through!!
Outfit #5 - My first fall as a fashion blogger left me feeling endlessly inspired. Our town was bursting with such beautifully rich hues and I loved incorporating them into my outfits. Martin and I headed down to the ocean early one evening to take these photos - ah, what a stunning season!! Outfit #6 - Cutest photo shoot ever! If you head over to the original post, both Martin & my pooch made an appearance. Also, this outfit landed me on the front page of Chictopia and received some pretty crazy high votes! Thank you guys, I was super flattered!! :)
Outfit #7 - Everyone had such lovely things to say about this outfit. For many of you, it was your personal favourite and I was absolutely smitten with it too. I loved working with a brown, black and camel palette for this one and it featured my fave fashion accessory ever - my bowler hat! Outfit #8 - This outfit was featured in The Huffington Post - I loved wearing this cozy little number. It includes all of my most adored things: cable tights, my vintage knit hat, a bright floral pattern and a stunning pier. I was so smitten with this location!!
Outfit #9 - I believe this was my last fall post for the season and I was beyond enamored with both the location & how the outfit came together. I've never been much into red, but somehow this year I've really developed a love for it and I have some super fun "red hued" outfits up my sleeve for the new year. Yay! Outfit #10 - I saved the best for last. I worked with ModCloth & my dear friend Tieka of Selective Potential for this particular outfit post. We both styled the same dress for ModCloth's "Spread The Cheer" event; the whole experience was amazingly fun and proves that everything is better when great friends are involved. I loved, loved this dress and I hope to wear it again for my upcoming Valentines post - it'll be so much fun to remix!!

Hope you guys enjoyed my 2011 outfit wrap-up! I'm so excited to share more blogging fun & outfits with you in 2012!!

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hey guys, just popping in for a super quick post today, and to wish everyone a very merry x-mas!! I hope you're enjoying your time with family & friends, as well as enjoying a Christmas season full of love and abundance! Ours has been pretty jam packed, but we've been savoring every single minute of it. Here are some insta's from our annual brunch with friends, and lastly, dinner with Martin's parents on x-mas eve! Yum, what an amazing dinner!!
I'll be back later in the week with a re-cap of my favourite outfits from 2011, and my fave blog moments too!! See you then - enjoy your day! xo veronika

Look Book: ModCloth’s Spread The Cheer Event!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry (almost!) Christmas, everyone! I couldn’t be more thrilled to be participating in ModCloth's "Spread The Cheer" event today. Ah, what a super fun day! If you aren't familiar with it, just earlier this month, ModCloth reached out to five bloggers to choose the perfect holiday dress for one of their favourite bloggers, and the lovely Tieka of Selective Potential picked this gorgeous dress for me to receive. I’m so in love with it! Tieka, if you’re reading this, feel free to pick out all of my clothes!! ;)
I had way too much fun styling up the "Roses for Every Occasion Dress." I decided to go for a double rose print look and I love the final result. I also couldn’t resist throwing in my beloved bowler hat & a cozy cable knit cardy. For this post, I opted for a more evening/going out look, but I’d also feel super confident re-styling this pretty dress for a Christmas lunch or family dinner... I would choose a neutral hued trench & cable knit tights, platforms and a cute scarf! I absolutely love wearing red over the holidays!
Oooh and that's not all!! Be sure to head on over to the ModCloth blog to peek at my feature, and see how the rest of the lovely ladies styled their gorgeous holiday dresses. I'm sure you'll nab some great holiday inspiration for yourselves. Lastly, you can also find me (later today) on the ModCloth website on the product page for the "Roses for Every Occasion Dress!" Oh boy, how exciting is that?! A huge thank you to ModCloth and Tieka for asking me to be a part of this wonderful event. Happy Holidays!! xo veronika
Outfit Details:
Hat - Thrifted (similar)
Cardigan - Forever21
 Rose Tights - ASOS (similar)
Shoes - Polly, Jeffrey Campbell (similar)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Look Book: Graffiti Walls & Slouchy Boots!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Well, it’s official. I’m in the full swing of x-mas parties and I’m loving every minute of it! We’ve been meeting up with so many of our friends for festive dinners, and just this past Sunday we headed into the city to enjoy a super fun Christmas brunch with our best pals; it was hosted by a dear friend of ours, and we stayed well into the evening (so much fun!). Aww, I absolutely adore our friends - you couldn’t ask for a better bunch!! ♥
Meet my favourite thrifted Betsey Johnson skirt. I still can’t believe I picked it up for something crazy like $5! Nuts, right?! I can't wait to remix it again this winter with some bold colour & fun accessories. I'm also crazy about boots this season and I couldn't wait to wear my new wright boots - aren't they the cutest?! They are super comfy and keep my toes nice & toasty too. Wow, I seriously can't believe it’s December and look, no coat! It’s been super mild out. So far, having a blog in the colder months hasn’t been too bad - hehe, let’s see how I’m holding up in January! ;)
Later today I'm off to do some serious Christmas power shopping, and I'm super excited to pay a quick visit to H&M to nab a few things for myself. I've been so busy this month, I haven't had the chance to spend my monthly clothing budget... as a side note (if you're curious) I spend $200 on clothes every month. Does that sound like a lot?! It seems to go super fast: one cardy, two skirts, french fries at the food fair - and I'm done! xo veronika
Outfit Details:
Cardigan - Zara (similar)
Top - ModCloth
Skirt - Betsey Johnson
Tights - Joe Fresh (similar)
Bag - H&M 
Wright Boots - C/O Blowfish

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