Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Day

's 2012. Happy New Year!

This is the year I graduate! It's a bit hard to imagine all the changes that will take place in the months to come, but even though change is a bit hard for me, I know that good things will come, and I'm pretty excited.

I woke up this morning feeling really good about the coming year. I know that there are a lot of things that I definitely can and would like to work on, so I wrote down some goals that I feel are very do-able (30-some of them) for myself to start working on. In my last post I mentioned that I missed dressing more creatively, so that was one of the first things I thought of while writing my list. I feel like I've got a pretty good start on it already!

I thrifted this skirt a couple of days ago for $8, only to find out later that it's by Vivienne Tam. So I imagine that it was quite pricey to begin with! The pattern and material are so unique, and I really love the shape of it as well! I've also been wanting a detatched collar (do they have an actual name?) for a while now, so I finally just cut this one off of a blouse that I never really wore, and I love it! It adds so much to just about anything, and it was super easy to do, too!

I hope you all had fun last night! Have you made any goals for yourselves for the new year?

Here's to all that's to come!

Outfit Details:
Calvin Klein Blazer - Thrifted ($10)
Elk Dress (worn as top) - H&M ($13)
Vivienne Tam Skirt - Thrifted ($8)
Collar - DIY from a thrifted blouse ($0.50)
Belt - Thrifted ($0.75)
Boots - Thrifted ($4)
Socks - Walmart
Hat - Forever 21 ($4)


  1. I adore your creative outfits, do fabulous and paired perfectly. You are such a brilliant inspiration and example for a take on modern vintage style.
    Good luck for your final year!
    Love Alexandra

  2. Ooh my, I am completely in love with that skirt - the colors are incredible! On my resolutions list - read more books :3

  3. Oh Victoria, this is one of my favorite outfits. It is very creative, and I am in love with your collar and your shirt. Just beautiful :)

    My new years write more!

  4. I can't decide what I like best about your outfit- The amazing skirt, the gorgeous top, the detached collar or the hat! Arghh I love it all! Definitely following!

  5. Seriously, you always find the most amazing designer/brand pieces when you go thrifting! That Calvin Klein blazer is a gem, and that skirt is SO BEAUTIFUL. It looks great on you! :)

    I love writing out goals for the new year...Delightfully Tacky just posted about this thing she does each year, like you take your age and write down that many things to do before you turn a year older. It's kinda cool. :)

    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

  6. That skirt is so darn cute! I've been looking for a knit skirt for sucha long time! You're blog is so so cute!

  7. Just found your blog. That skirt is so adorable!
    Also I'm so in love with your hair!! Mine was that short, but my boyfriend convinced me to grow it out :( Definitely going back short again soon, your look just reminded me why I loved my pixie cut!

  8. That skirt is AMAZING! So unique! :)