Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Little Slice of Sunshine

_____I do like this jacket that I recently bought. It's quite comfortable and I feel like it looks a wee bit expensive, even though I got it at Charlotte Russe for quite an affordable price! Plus, it's actually a color-- it seems to be hard to find any pops of color lately! Maybe it's just me.

_____So, since many bloggers have been writing about what they've accomplished or done in the last year, I feel that I should as well (even though I have been rather inactive on the ole bloggy this past year)! I actually feel like I have done quite a bit...
  • To start, I've lost about 18 pounds since June and I am very happy and proud of that! I started running/biking daily and eating super healthy (it's okay, I won't feel bad if you've been following me and didn't notice a thing-- that just means I was doing a good job at covering it all up. My mom is the only person who has noticed anyway lolol)
  • I had my Senior Art Show, went to prom with a lovely friend, graduated-- all that good high school senior year stuff!
  • In April, we took a family trip to North Carolina and even went on a Segway Tour with this cool tour guide dude named Wes. Also, we stayed at a goat farm, but unfortunately never saw any goats because the owners were jerks very much to themselves. The goats were a lie!
  • I started college at the University of Alabama; subsequently, I have finished my first semester (with all A's, hoorah!)
  • I learned many sayings from the wise Honors Calculus teacher that I had last semester:

"Can you have two shadows facing the sun? No, no. Ghosts have no shadow. He has no shadow, he is not a real man."

"This problem is very spicy. For such a spicy dip, you must tip the waiter."

"When I get old, my face is not smooth. When you are one year old, you can take any derivative."

"The forest is very dangerous; you must find the mathematical light."

_____Now that you are filled with much wisdom, you, too, can start this year off right!

Jacket: Charlotte Russe
Dress: New York & Company
Tights: Christmas giftie, TJ Maxx
Booties: hand-studded/DIY


Vanessa said...

I loved your year-end recap! Congrats on the 18lbs, the all As, the first college semester, the art and everything else.
Also: Congratuations on finding this perfectly citrusy delicious yellow jacket. It is indeed quite fine looking.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

You are sunshine, and you look so divine. You really are one of my favorite ladies ever.

I think it's amazing that you've lost 18lbs. You're beautiful no matter what, though. I'm trying to get in better shape myself (10lbs is my goal!) so hopefully I can be inspired.


anton belardo said...

YEY your back! I super miss you (⊙ω⊙)

-kisses A.

Liza said...

I love your coat! Such a fun color. You've accomplished a lot this year! Cheers to a good 2012!


elanor, said...

those calculus quotes make me happy and sad at the same time! ugh how i dislike calc!

congrats on the accomplishments! i love the bright coat! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Its sounds like you had a fun year, I love the lessons :)
And woohoo for the pop of color :)

LyddieGal said...

Well... I'm slightly confused now, but it sounds like you had a really fun year (aren't segways awesome?)
and I hope you have an even better 2012!

Love the yellow coat and the hounds-tooth tights - fabulous!

Chic on the Cheap

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on getting fit! The bright yellow is pretty!

Annie said...

Love the black and yellow together...that jacket is so cute!

The Other Side of Gray

Isquisofrenia said...

i really like it too
i have this bright yellow sweater i got too last year but sometimes i tink its too bright for me hahahwill see

em.me.ma said...

WOW 18 pounds is crazy. i lost 10 last summer and pretty much gained it back ahhh. christmas time is brutal but I'm gonna get back on track! you motivated me ;)

Ashley said...

I totally didn't notice you lost weight! But, going back through some of your old posts, I can tell. You look great, grrrrrl! I'm trying to lose about 10 more lbs by my birthday (so, I have two months) but it's difficult, I think because they're basically the last spare 10 lbs I have left. I keep hitting plateaus. Any advice?

You're looking fab in your yellow coat. Nice pick!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Holy cow, look at you doing AMAZING THINGS. 18 pounds?! So great! Also great is this jacket! Definitely perfect for bleak winter days. Looking lovely as always, m'dear :)

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LINDA said...

Cute post! Beautiful!


Linda from www.moonon.com

Analisa said...

I love this post. Congrats on what you've accomplished this year! You look beautiful!

E said...

Whoa, sounds like you've had a very full year! LOVE that adorable yellow coat!

Olya Khorosh said...

I love your jacket! Nice post


fhenny said...

congrats for passing the 1st semester in college brilliantly, losing some weight, and all the achieved goals
cheers to the new 2012!

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Natalie Leung said...

that yellow coat is so cute!! really sweet style :)


Theonlyfashionprincess said...

That yellow jacket is so eyecatching: STUNNING! X

anton belardo said...

Been blogging again i missed you dear! <3 <3 <3 kisses A.

Kumiko Mae said...

wow im so jealous! i hope i lose as much and more hahaha but i think even with additional muscle (or fat) you'd still look amazing bec of your pleasant aura :D *new followeR*

anton belardo said...

thanks dear! the first thing i thought of when i saw those "red & yellow shosies " was MCDONALDS haha glad your back kisses A. and BTW i want ur leggings O______o

Daysha said...

Love your jacket, those amazing tights, and shoes! Congrats on everything!! Xo- Daysha

NLR said...

Cool outfit!
I just love the color of your coat :-)


monica said...

i LOVE that yellow jacket! it makes me happy

morgan. said...

you are so adorable! i wish i could pull off the stuff you do.

two birds said...

congrats on getting more active and eating healthier...losing weight is just the bonus for you! (you always look great.) i love this outfit, and how you've paired the yellow coat with those fun tights!

Anonymous said...

Ali, I really love that yellow coat<3!! And you look great! We miss you all back in Norway<3