First Outfit of 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011
Happy 2011! Chase and I celebrated the New Year by partying it up at Universal City's City Walk. It was CROWDED...like you-can't-move-unless-you-push-and-shove-and-bite-and-claw crowded. And guess who doesn't like crowds? ME. But Chase and I figured we should do something this time because the past three years we played board games and went to bed before midnight. MY kind of partying.
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I'm pretty much the most horrible person ever. I forgot about Getting To Know You Saturday!!! That's a lie. I didn't. I was taking an internet hiatus for the first day of the New Year. If you don't count the two or three times I checked Facebook, I think I did a pretty good job. Anyway, tell me one of your resolutions this year...that is after you read this and think about it for a little. None of this "I want to lose weight" or "I'm going to be nice to people" because we both know that's not going to happen. At least, not for me. Mine (and Chase's) is to make sure we physically acknowledge each other when we pass. It sounds silly but we often pass each other in our apartment without talking or touching and it's kind of sad. We've been trying it for a few days now and the results have been lovey dovey. Do it. I dare you.
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So onto the outfit, shall we? This is it. I'm wearing, yet again, ANOTHER Christmas present! Guess which one? If you guessed my skirt, you're right. If not, you should read my blog more. Totally love this skirt. I don't have a lot of ideas on how to wear it yet but it doesn't mean I love it any less.
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This is how I think I dance. I guess. I don't know. I don't dance in front of a mirror. (Maybe I do. You'll never know..)
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I'm wearing a JCPenney trenchcoat (free with gift card), JCPenney earrings (free with gift card), secondhand Forever 21 blouse ($6), Forever 21 skirt (gift from my sister-in-law), JCPenney tights (free with gift card), and Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).
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77 comments :

  1. The same happened to me on NYE .. the place was so crammed that we had to get out of the crowd or get hurt! The skirt looks lovely :) x

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  2. Happy new year, Elaine! You definitely got a lovely haul of presents.

    My resolution this year is to finish unpacking our house. Since I'll be done with grad school within the next couple of weeks, I'm out of excuses.

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  3. That blue looks gorgeous on you! All around great outfit today.

    -Kaity

    A Slip Shop

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  4. We went out last new year's eve and I couldn't stand the crowds, so we definitely stayed in this year!

    You look super adorable, that skirt is lovely! :)

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  5. yes your new years sounds like my new years. i love the new skirt!!

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  6. One of my new year resolutions (next to loosing weight :) is to become a full time photographer! :D Love the skirt! :)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love your new skirt. The people who buy you presents have your style in mind when they shop. You look great.

    I haven't set any new year's resolutions apart from to decide what I do with the blog. My one year challenge is nearly over so I need to work out what happens next. Nice resolution that I have 10 days to do.

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  8. Loving this look-cute top. happy 2011 to you!!

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  9. I swear nothing looks more classic than a blue blouse and bright red lipstick. You're gorgeous, dahling! One of my resolutions is to take walks. For my health, for my heart, for my brain, for my emotional being... I think taking nice, long walks is so freeing and wonderful and I'm making it a goal to do it more!

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  10. Happy, happy new year! It looks like you got some great presents. I went with a quiet New Years with the family and loved it. Crowds and parties are overrated.

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  11. Love the outfit! And you're kind of partying for new years is what I like too :D
    Hmm....a resolution for me is to stop being so shy and try to be more outgoing, hehe
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  12. I guessed the skirt, because I'm pretty sure that is the same blouse as in the picture in the top corner. And I love that. Here is to finding new ways to wear all our old clothes in 2011!

    The Auspicious Life

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  13. Happy New Year!
    Very lucky to get some fabulous clothes for Christmas.
    I've already done a post for my new years resolutions/goals here
    http://modelmumma.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-years-resolutions.html

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  14. What a pretty new skirt!~ it looks so wonderful with your shirt and those awesome tights!

    and my resolution is definately to post on mr. blog more and explore with my tripod and camera for new locations. :D

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  15. I've thought about my resolutions and decided I hate the word "resolution." Instead I'm making a list of New Year's goals. And one of my goals is to wear clothes that *I* like, and not worry about whether other people will like them. I'm the one wearing them, I should enjoy them, and try new looks that I've been too afraid to try in the past! :)

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  16. You look great in this outfit. I love the new skirt. The blouse is really cute too!
    No Guilt Fashion

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  17. That shirt is awesome! The sleeves, the shininess, the pop against the rest of the black clothing. <3!

    http://tolookforstyle.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm going to learn how to cook this year! I think I'm going to try a new recipe a week, we'll see how it goes. I really like your resolution! :) Maybe I'll give it a try without telling my boyfriend, lol, see how he reacts!

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  19. I think this outfit is really nice. A fun, yet sophisticated look. I think your New Year's Resolution is a good one too... cute. :]]

    Mine? Probably get on the Internet less. :p

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  20. Hahaha, the first time I was reading your new years resolution, in my head it said "...make sure we physically get to know each other..." and I was like, "well then, ok!" and then I read what it really said, lol. :)

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  21. Cute skirt! It looks so twirly! :)

    That sounds like my kind of New Years as well, haha. The staying in and playing board games, I mean. :) That's exactly what I did last year - albeit with a group of friends. This year Will and I were going to go out and see the pinecone drop (my town's version of the Times Square ball drop) but since it was -20 degrees outside, we decided against it and ended up staying in and playing Wii.

    Anyways! Sorry for rambling, haha.

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  22. Love this outfit, you look super chic!

    This year I am hoping to stick with it. I have been talking about doing alot of things. going to grad school, learning a new language, getting my PHR etc etc etc but, I never follow through. I want this to be the year I achieve one or more of these things!

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  23. Happy New Year Elaine. your outfit looks great :)

    New year resolution: start the process on going back to school

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  24. We must have switched lives, because I played board games and cards then fell asleep at 1 am...lol You received great gifts for Christmas first the shoes and now the skirt!!

    ps. My resolution is to get dress more and stay in my pajamas less.

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  25. Gorgeous outfit.
    My new years resolution is to go to all my classes this sem. He he he.

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  26. Happy New Year Elaine!!! So far you are off to a great start with your outfit in 2011!

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  27. Super cute outfit!! A few years ago we went to Vegas for New Year's and it was HORRIBLY crowded - the entire 4 lanes each way street was closed and it was still push and shove kind of crowded. Everyone was crazy too - so we went back to our hotel early and watched movies instead of fighting the crowd.

    Classroom Chic

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  28. You should try wearing the skirt with a bright wide belt!
    I love that shirt...can I have it?!!! PLEASE! I mean, I asked nicely, right? Just joking!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  29. Great smile photos too by the way!;)

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  30. I am not a fan of huge crowds myself either! But I'm glad you guys got to do something that you'll always remember!

    Love the outfit! The bright blue blouse, the black sheer skirt - the silhouette is so pretty on you! Great way to start off the new year! Happy new year to you!!

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  31. Your shoes are WONDERFUL. Gahh I am so jealous of your super sweet deals!

    This year I want to learn how to do a handstand sooo bad!

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  32. love your top and tights girl!!! happy new year!!

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  33. Love that top! It's too cute. :)

    One of my resolutions is to read more books, and I mean actually read them. I get into the habit of saying I'm going to read such-and-such and never actually do. :(

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  34. how cute is that skirt?! love how you paired it with the fishnets. cute!

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  35. You look so glamorous with your curled hair and your pretty outfit. I really like your resolution and hope it helps you two get closer! :)

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  36. You always look so cute, so my first goal is to check out your blog more frequently. My second goal is to be more grateful (Grateful Sundays). And after 25 years of marriage I think your resolution is a good one to try. Of course, our physical acknowledgements will probably be limited to fist bumps and high-fives. But, hey, it's a start!

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  37. I guess we traded places this year. I played Monopoly (but at a friend's house) and you went out. Let's switch back next year. Can't wait to see how you remix this skirt! I have one very similar to yours. I have a long list of goals like every year. Setting them makes me so much more productive. I'll finish reading the entire Bible, try more new recipes, read more books, use my passport again and several other things. I think it will be a very exciting year! :)

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  38. Ahhh you look great here! as usual. I love the new skirt!! Things that twirl are a weakness of mine... :D I love the way you styled this outfit, i'm sure you'll do great outfits with this skirt! :)

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  39. Nice start to the new year! Don't have too much fun.

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  40. beautiful skirt. so lovely and flirty! ADORE it. And you are looking as cute as ever! As for a New Year's Resolution, I think mine is to never miss an opportunity to be kind. On New Year's Day (when there were no buses running) I got the opportunity to give a woman a lift home (she was waiting for the bus!). And heck, it was on my way, and it was fun getting to do something for someone else.

    Every so often I have found myself "missing" an opportunity to do something like this. And this year I don't want to miss any! Oh, and also I want to exercise more (of course!).

    ps. your resolution is AWESOME I am going to have to try that!

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  41. You always look so incredible with the outfits you pull together!!! And the out before midnight...us all the way baby! We have a tradition of cooking dinner together {this year filet mignon with whipped potatoes and sauteed beans...yumminess!} and, of course, out like a light before the ball drops. Party on with your bad self...even if the party ends at 10:30!

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  42. You look ravishing in these photos! i love the outfit and your new years resolution! i think it's important for couples to acknowledge themselves more. mines is to read at least 15 books :)

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  43. I cannot believe this skirt is from Forever 21. It's so long! compare to all the other skirts I've seen, they're like micro mini.

    Happy New Year Elaine!
    I think for my resolution, as sad as it may be, I would like to not use blogger as much as I do. I need to study, study, study! But it's so hard because you all are so interesting!

    Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

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  44. Haha, your humor is ridiculous. It's very fun to read your posts.

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  45. Great start to the New Years!! you look great!

    Nikki
    Fashionsonthefly.blogspot.com

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  46. i love the skirt on you! it looks so cute with those tights. and i think we dance the same way too. :)

    cuteandlittle.com

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  47. I don't like crowds either. I don't know if it's good or bad, but I knew the skirt was new!

    We stayed in on NYE...and I like your resolution, we never pass without acknowledgement. =)

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  48. Love how girly that skirt is! I'm sure you'll remix it well. One of my resolutions is to become more confident in the person I am instead of trying to be like someone else.

    Lindsey Soup

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  49. what a stunning outfit!
    happy new year to you elaine!

    heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  50. I was at Universal City Walk, tooooo! Well, my boyfriend and I went on a double date to Universal Studios and ended up at City Walk after 9pm. Let's just sssayyyy, that um, crowds are SO! not for me. We waited 2 hours at Buca dip Beppo and the food was so not worth it.

    Any any rate: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
    Chandra

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  51. Looking lovely Elaine! I have a similar skirt that I have not yet worn either because I dont know what to pair it with, but I think youve done a great job.

    Rose

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  52. Happy New Year! I'm the kind of person who likes to spend NYE at home as well.
    Love the outfit. The skirt really is amazing!
    As for NY Resolutions: haven't thought about it that much. I would love to give back in terms of doing more charity work, but haven't really thought about it in depth.

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  53. I love those oxfords!

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  54. That's a really good new years resolution! Mine is: To try and not get so aggravated with my boy. Which sounds really bad but long distance relationships are hard, and skype conversations can be taken the wrong way so easily. We get frustrated with each other because we haven't seen each other for so long.
    Anyway: nice outfit, the skirt is so seriously pretty :)

    L x

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  55. You look so glamorous! That blouse is utterly lovely on you!

    My goals for 2011 are mostly to just do more of the things that I already do: run, write, yoga. The biggest challenge is that for a variety of reasons I'm going on GAAD and not shopping for new clothes all year.

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  56. awesome one indeed <3 totally loving those shots <3

    vdcouture

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  57. new year's resolutions are mostly something we want to improve on, something we haven't been doing well the last year. So mine is: WEAR MORE COLORS! and patterns, of course, patterns. but color is a challenge. you know, like bright happy colors.

    happy new years! :-)

    ♥ ♥ ♥

    www.apartmenttwentythree.blogspot.com

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  58. Two of my resolutions are to:
    A. Try one new recipe per month
    B. Learn to do something new

    I think those are workable!

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  59. happy new year! you are off to a great start with this outfit- it is beautiful! the sleeves on that blouse are so fabulous. ~joelle

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  60. I love the outfit...very cute way to start off the new year. :)

    My new years resolution (one of) is to try and not lose my temper with my boyfriend so much. I have trouble showing him grace sometimes (which he likes to point out to me constantly), so this year I will try harder. Just don't tell him. I couldn't stand him knowing I thought he was right. :)

    Happy new year!

    www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

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  61. Those are some pretty sweet stares you're standing on.

    My resolution is to read through the entire bible. I made a few others, but this is the one I *REALLY* want to do.

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  62. That skirt is gorgeous! I love how flowy it is!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  63. Hi my dear Elaine, how are you?
    Lol, I don't like crowds either.

    Love,
    xx

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  64. The skirt is beautiful - I would love it too! :) My only real solid resolution I made was to go camping more - I am setting a goal of at least 4 times before next fall. I feel like its something I really want to do and attainable :) I like yours though too, I may have to suggest it to the hubs!

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  65. Kinda loving your Christmas haul this year!! That skirt is fantastic. I tried a similar one on, but was worried I couldn't remix it. I'm so excited to watch you prove me TOTALLY wrong.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  66. Cute! I like that skirt, your shoes and tights seem new too!
    I like your new years resolution, but I'll leave that to when I'm married =)
    Bellesme

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  67. What a gorgeous first outfit! I'm a huge fan of the skirt/oxfords combo. One of my resolutions this year is to learn to use Adobe Premiere to edit videos. I actually keep track of all of my resolutions on my personal blog, and this year, I also made some style and blogging resolutions on my style blog. Happy new year!

    Lisa

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  68. basically in 2011 i want to rock my job and save lots of money. i like your resolution, i never really think about that. but usually i like to harass josh and so i always bug him everytime we pass. bugging = love, right? haha. ♥

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  69. so I have a question for you--do you read every comment on your blog? I've noticed that sometimes you have alot of comments. that would be alot of reading! anyway---i love your new skirt and the new place for taking pictures. that is a cool stairway! happy new year!

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  70. So feminine and darling! I had fun with my first outfit of 2011, too :) http://bit.ly/ex1llO

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  71. I really like that first photo of you Elaine. You look absolutely elegant!

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  72. Your NYE partying sounds like my kind of partying! Another chill and relaxed NYE filled with food, I wouldn't have it any other way. I LOVE your NYE resolution with your husband, so sweet and very doable! I don't make resolutions but I would like to read more each day before bed. Happy 2011!

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  73. i love when you post big smile pictures! you look so happy and beeeeyootiful!

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  74. Hmmm I was at Universal City Walk with my man and another couple too... Oh LA. Big change from UT no? We made the same move!
    I just found your blog, and I'm loving it.

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