I just now realized that I didn't really do any sort of recap for 2011, so this is probably as close as we're gonna get. 2011 was a weird year for me -- full of both ups and downs. My final grandparent, my grandmother, passed away in August and my first pet, my cat Beauty whom I had since I was 8, died in October. In a way, it almost seemed like all connections to my childhood really went away this year. I turned 21 in July, but it was a rather lowkey birthday. I didn't get smashed in a bar (I'm really just not much of a drinker!), but I did get to spend some nice quality time with good friends. I began dating my amazing boyfriend John in March, which was admittedly the highlight of my year. Over the summer, my issues with anxiety and depression sort of kicked into hyperdrive after a stint on birth control, which made for a couple of extremely difficult months. In August, my good friend Grace and I left the dorms for good and began renting our own little house close to campus. Overall, 2011 was kind of a clusterfuck, but it definitely had its moments.
Anyway, here are some of last year's getups!
Honestly, looking back, I think some of these just look a mess. However, I'm proud of the fact that I've grown to be more daring with my fashion choices overall. Thrifting more often has been a HUGE help in getting more clothes for cheap -- a huge portion of this stuff was Goodwill'd or bought on sale (I typically only buy store stuff if it's marked 50% or more off; this blog is called fatbudgetbitch for a reason!). If you're interested in any of these specific outfits (or pieces from a specific outfit), they can all be found and described in detail on my flickr.
This year, I look forward to developing a more cohesive and put together look. I look forward to sprucing up my little rental house and truly enjoying my walks to class each day. I look forward to (and dread) my upcoming 19 hour semester. I look forward to meeting new people and trying new things and I look forward to spending time with the old friends I love. I look forward to learning how to cook more stuff and being a DJ at the college radio station. I look forward to a better year where hopefully I'll better myself.
cheers and thanks for reading, as always,