Saturday, December 31, 2011

Outfit Of The Evening: Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

Shirt/Dress: Arden B. {similar here}
Knit Pants: Ann Taylor {here}
Faux Fur Coat: H&M {similar here} {and here}
Heels: Brian Atwood "Sasha" {last seen here}
Necklace: Target {similar here}
Bracelet: Vintage, belonged to my grandmother
Ring: Forever21 {similar here}
Sunglasses: Tom Ford "Anouk"

Only yesterday did I realize today, Saturday, was the last day of 2011. For weeks now, I thought New Year's Eve was on Sunday, ooops! Anyways, NYE, to me, is always appropriate for sequins, heels, and glamour! 2011 has been one of my better years and I'm brightly looking forward to 2012 - I can't wait to see what it has to offer. Readers, be safe and have a fabulous New Year! PS - I purchased this black faux fur jacket at H&M from the clearance rack for $30 in 2005. I wore to watch the NYE Ball Drop in Times Square to ring in 2006. 

I feel like my blog started going in the directions I always wanted it to this year. The acquisition of a digital SLR camera [wow, great price on Amazon] and 50mm f/1.8 lens, courtesy of my dad (early Christmas present), and a willing friend who's handy with a camera has certainly helped. I also have started to refine and evolve my style and I've gotten a lot more comfortable with accessories - I hope to keep this up in 2012. 

In closing, here are a few of my favorite fashion photos from 2011!
{1} My first outdoor photo shoot, 8/2011 here
{2} Experimenting with photography, 9/2011 here
{3} First of my historical finds, stunning antebellum homes, 9/2011 here
{4} First post with this fun leopard Asos clutch, 10/2011 here
{5} One of my most public shoots - outside a local arts fair, 10/2011 here
{6} I love these two colors mixed together, 11/2011 here
{7} A dress I altered, 11/2011 here
{8} Perfect holiday shot ;-), 12/2011 here
{9} Pulling my red wool coat from the depths of my closet, 12/2011 here
{10} Closeup of my cutie pie, Bandit! 12/2011 here


Joyce said...

I love the sequin top you are wearing! And the recap with these photos are great. I especially love the one with your shoes and Bandit :)

Alison McMath said...

Have you got your own personal photographer? ;) Your photos always look so well thought out. Love the fushia off the shoulder number and leopard print clutch x

Mary Ann said...

Thank you!

Alison - my friend is nice enough to take the photos for me. ;-) Between the two of us, we usually get some good shots!

Michelle said...

nice outfits,im having a kate spade giveaway btw ,join if u like?

Sara Soda said...

That faux fur jacket is amazing! I can’t believe you got it for $30! You are the clearance rack queen. :)

Sianna said...

Aww, the bunny's so cute! And your hair looks great!

Anonymous said...

Great photo selection, wonderful outfits are on them. And one more time, i love your bunny, it's lovely! (:

Happy New Year. ♥

just tututiny said...

Lovely photo, you are so pretty! I love how stylish you look in everything you wear!

Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

yiqin; said...

you always look so stylish and well put together!

Beauty Follower said...

Real great outfits. Love the shoes in all of your photos!

Katha Strophe said...

Fantastic pictures!
I really love your sparkly shirt, happy New Year!

Kionon said...

Dat Rabbit.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your style! It is refreshing.


Carly said...

Love the recap..all beautiful outfits/shots etc.

That ring is fabulous!!! I can't believe it is Forever 21..looks way more high end...

Best and Brightest for 2012 and Happy New Year!

Candy Apple Fashion said...

I love your fur coat. I can't believe it was only $25! You always look so glamorous! I am following now :)

Bonnie said...

You are so sparkly in the first outfit ... Lovelovelovelovelove.

Happy New Year!
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Kim (SassyUptownChic) said...

Hey Mary Ann! Happy New Year Doll! I love that fur jacket, sequins top underneath and your heels. You have the prettiest outfits. I hope all is well. I have a new blog url, if you wish to join. Wanted to make sure you had it. :)

JustPatience said...

Wow. Those shoes are killer and amazing. You had beautiful looks for 2011. Looking forward to what you have in store for 2012.

simplychic said...

nice 2011 recap! happy new year!!

MELISSA H said...

looking great! (:

Bolanle Aladesanmi said...

All trendy outfits, very beautiful!