Monday, January 4, 2010

birds of a feather...





After all this small talk about New Year's I couldn't help but bust out last year's dress and prove, once and for all, that you CAN wear it again. Even if it has feathers on it and people do double takes.

Like they've never worn feather-adorned dresses before.

Those hypocrites.

As for the new year and the unfortunate start I had, I'm determined to make 2010 a good one. We've all heard that resolutions never stick and I'll be the first to second that notion. I'd much rather set myself some priorities on a vision board (yes, there is a corkboard currently above my bed now with magazine clippings) to help me not only visualize but hopefully remind myself everyday of what I'm aiming for. And, with any luck, by listing my priorities here in such a public forum, you can all keep me in check. (I.E. Keep me on top of it!)

So without further ado, here goes nothing:

1.) Move to New York City: By this time next year, no make that more like by next fall, I will be living in New York. I don't care if I have to find a comfy street corner and prepare my daily outfit posts from a rickety shopping cart, I'll be there, cage heels in hand.

2.) Job: Of course, in efforts to avoid my street corner example, I will need a job. ANY job at first, yes. But ultimately, I want to write. I have experience with news reporting and editing but my interest, my passion, is feature and profile writing, ideally for a fashion and lifestyle-related magazine. I apologize for the shameless self-promotion I'm doing right now, but I do have my resume and writing and styling clips available upon request. In the meantime, the job hunt is on for 2010!

3.) Blog: Improvement. Improvement. Improvement. Let's just say onwards and upwards for this section!

That's my running list for right now. More to come I'm sure. What are your guys' priorities for 2010?

Dress: Black feather strapless dress, Express
Shirt: Black and white striped t-shirt dress worn as a shirt, H&M
Shoes: Black cage heels, Beacon's Closet

30 comments:

  1. love the caged heals. I keep looking for a pair of my own. and the flapper dress is brilliant. Carrie Bradshaw brought it back for me and I never get tired of it. you make it look goooood

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  2. Great list! And great dress!! Looks loveley!!:)

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  3. I love love love the dress combined with your shirt. So great!

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  4. Good luck with all of your goals!

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  5. i love the feathers! i can't believe that's from express! good luck with the resolutions. i won't be making any. not because i think i'm perfect, but simply because i'm lazy. i can't wait to read about your big new york move!

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  6. Holy baloney; awesome dress! Good luck with your awesome new year goals (though you probably don't need luck!). :)

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  7. I am in love the combination of the dress and stripped tshirt. I love the outfit.

    Great post!
    Dani-Elle from
    www.frivolousidlepleasures.blogspot.com

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  8. love those shoes and dress.
    your so lucky there isn't snowing pouring out of the sky!><

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  9. I LOVE this dress! I absolutely love feathers on a dress. Ever since I first laid eyes on Ginger Rogers feather dress in Top Hat I have loved Ostrich feathers... Check out the dress. It has quite a story too...
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/files/2009/01/iconic-movie-dr.html

    goldleafashley.blogspot.com

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  10. i wish i could wear all the pretty clothes that you do and pull them off! and i love the black and white color scheme.

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  11. Congrats on your dream! I'm in the same boat as I plan to move to London England with or without a job!! I wish you lots of luck and it's a brilliant decision!!!

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  12. Great remix. The people doing double takes are just jealous they didn't think of it first.

    And word on resolutions. I love the idea of a New Year's vision board.

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  13. Super cute shoes!!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  14. i just started reading your blog a few weeks ago, I think that you have interesting style!

    i have just written a post on my new years resolutions too! it's right here http://emilypanda.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/new-years-resolutions-201/

    I have a similar goal that i didn't write on there like you, to move to DC by next fall. I hope we both get to reach these goals. I'm excited for a change in scenery and new opportunities.

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  15. So i'm in love with that dress!
    I love the way you made it so wearable and casual

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  16. I hope you have a great year and you make your dreams come true!

    luv, Prefecta
    
http://anotherfabday.blogspot.com

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  17. i'm loving how the striped shirt makes the dress more casual :)

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  18. The dress is so awesome! Who doesn't love feathers? I guess haters. Good luck with your move to NYC!!

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  19. Love the sandals!
    Are you interested in link exchange?

    www.abitoffashion.com

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  20. I love the way you re-styled this dress!! And people were only doing double takes because they were uber jealous! Good luck with your goals for this year! :)

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  21. perfect outfit! great dress and shoes

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  22. Having a visual board is such a great idea!
    In which part of the US are you currently living? If you don't mind sharing that information. Been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and not being able to locate you at all really bothers me! :)

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  23. Like the photos, and wearing feathers, well after working with show girls for many years, feathers seem, well kind of normal. Great looking outfit.

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  24. I really love this look, you make an otherwise pretty formal gown into a casual every day look. I love that you have transformed this evening gown to be totally exceptable for day-time events.

    PS good luck on your job search and move to newyork! Sounds very exciting!!

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  25. Good luck with your resolutions. I hope that 2010 has many great things in store for you!

    And I love that you restyled a cocktail dress for a more laid-back look! You look amazing!

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  26. love at first sight with the feathers

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  27. this is one of my favorite outfits yet, beautiful texture and I love the addition of the striped shirt. Love your goals too! you're really going places, lady!

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