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happy 2011 everyone! i usually don't make a big deal of new year's and this year was no exception. we have very low key celebrations among friends, very chilled and relaxed, no fuss about it.  but for some reason i have this feeling that 2011 is going to be pretty amazing. i feel all charged up with loads of energy and i feel this is the year to make it all happen. no more waiting around for things to happen, we have to make them happen. it's time to take matters into our own hands and make the best of each experience.
but now let's get back to business. as i was away for a few days visiting my parents for christmas, i didn't have much time to update. so now it's the time to catch up on some of the outfits that didn't make it into 2010's posts. this is what i wore for christmas dinner. i felt like doing something festive but not the cliché red and green and so i came up with something fun and playful in black, white and golden. i even put on some makeup (not pictured here) in olive green shades which turned to be a little bit too much for the place we went to. i was actually way more dressed up than anyone in the restaurant (which was just a small austrian tavern more likely), but once i set my mind to get all dressed up there's no stopping me. this is a dress i thrifted last year and never imagined it would get much wear because it's not necessarily me. i guess i learned a lot last year about styling things up and making them my own. the over the knee socks were at first just a styling choice to draw attention away from the shortness of the dress, but they also provided great protection against the chilling wind. it was freezing cold when i took the pictures, my face was slowly turning red, but will will hear a lot more about that in my future posts. i complain a lot about the cold, so brace yourselves.

cardigan: h&m * dress, belt: thrifted * tights: calzedonia * socks: stradivarius * boots: afrodita 


  1. Happy New Year !!! :)
    I love your hair colour !!! :)

  2. Happy New Year! :)
    I love how you styled your dress! It looks great with the layered socks and tights.

  3. I love this look! Your pigtails are super cute too! You should enter this look into herCatwalk's 2011 outfit contest for a chance to win a Louis Vuitton bag!

  4. Love the combination of over the knee socks and boots, so cool and cute !