It doesn't feel like it's the last day of the year. To me, it just feels like Saturday. Well, Christmas just felt like Sunday to me, so obviously I'm not in the holiday spirit this year. At all. I'm blaming it on the lack of snow, and the fact that I was in school two days before Christmas. However, I can't ignore the fact that today really is the last day of 2011. That would just be rude. But instead of talking about lasts, let's talk about firsts. This is my blog's first New Years, so I figured that I should celebrate all the firsts we've had on this site in the past nine months.
(See all the original posts by clicking the purple words in the bolded titles, you know the drill.)
The first words I wrote on this blog:
"I have created this blog because I have a ridiculously time-consuming obsession with fashion, and because reading other peoples' blogs has already eaten up a full 74 hours of my life (note: I made that number up) I figured, why not make a blog that can aid others in performing the increasingly popular hobby of procrastination? This is my way of giving back to society. You're welcome."
Note: 74 hours??!! That's it? Try 7400 if we're counting until now.
My first outfit photo:
This is its original size. It was taken with Lola's iPhone. Oh Lord.
Also, my hair. There's so much of it!
My first completed quest:
"On Wednesday, June 8th, 2011, my quest for the perfect shorts was completed."
If you recall, for the longest time (read: approximately two weeks) I was searching for the perfect pair of shorts. One hot day in June, I found them at Urban Outfitters (oh, how my tastes have changed!), which at the time was my favorite store. It's an exciting tale full of adventure and dramatic twists. You can read the full story by clicking the words "first completed quest," which I strongly encourage you to do. IT'S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO DO IT BEFORE THE YEAR IS OVER!
My first trip diary:
When I went to California in June, I had oodles and noodles of trouble finding time to blog and I was unusually dedicated to keeping it going while on vacation. I feel like trip diaries are an inevitable part of a fashion blog, seeing as people go a-travelin' all the time. Such jet-setters.
My first hiatus:
Due to the demands of being in a school musical, I was gone from this blog for ten days. Some hiatus.
My first birthday celebration:
The one day I didn't blog in July was on my birthday. But I did blog about my fake birthday, a good three weeks before my actual date of birth. I don't know if that really counts, but let's pretend it does because IT'S MY LAST CHANCE TO DO IT BEFORE THE YEAR IS OVER! (<--my favorite part about New Years Eve day)
My first day at FIT:
I posted about every single thing that happened at FIT. For what reason I do not know. I will remember my childhood better than everyone else will remember theirs. ...And so will all the people who read this blog. Awkz.
The first photos I posted to my blog that were taken with my new camera:
The first photo!
Okay, technically these weren't even the first pictures I intended to post because then I had to go in backwards chronological order. That made things seven times harder than it should've been (the whole I'm-going-to-be-cultured-and-French-and-write-my-blog-in-French-for-three-weeks thing was one of the dumber things I've done).
My first trend post:
How cute is this? My first trend post! Also my first street style post, but that's not as important. I remember how hard I worked to get pictures of people wearing orange, and would ya look at that, it's a legit trend. Now that I've done a bajillion trend posts, it's kind of comical how serious I was about my first one, but hey, I get excited really easily. Really easily.
My first IFB Conference:
The first documented FNO/my first day of high school:
FNO is literally one of my favorite days of the year. Actually, that's a lie. It's really stressful. Also my first day of high school. Crazy shiz all in one day.
My first sponsored post:
Doc Martens First and Forever '11! Such a milestone.
My first fashion show:
This was literally one of the best days of my life. I met Derek Blasberg, Zanna Roberts-Rassi and Hanneli Mustaparta all in one day. Oh, and I saw a fashion show, nbd.
My first interview:
Interviews are so intense. Except when you do them through email. Which is what I did.
My first Huffington Post article:
Labelz, y'all! I remember how lolsily (the adverb of "lolsy" which is the adjective form of "lol") controversial this was on HuffPost.
The first documented Halloween:
This was actually referenced in the Vogue Patterns write-up, so this it's actually super exciting. Now the whole world knows how nerdy I am! Whole world=the assorted ladies that have hidden sewing talents and read Vogue Patterns magazine.
My first giveaway:
Highly successful with a total of two entrants!
My first DIY:
I'm actually so proud of this. I spent ALL DAY WORKING ON THIS and it actually got a lot of pageviews. I was worried my hard work was for naught, but it was not (last puns of 2011)!
***I got a little lazy there at the end, but that was a helluva long post...to write. It probably took you like, five minutes to read. Wait, this happens every day, why is it just bothering me now? IT'S BECAUSE IT'S MY LAST CHANCE TO DO IT BEFORE THE YEAR IS OVER!
Happy New Year everybody!
See you next year!