Best 2012 Memories

2012 has definitely had it's up and downs, I am really glad to bid goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013 with open arms! 2013 is the year of change for me. 

Some of my best 2012 memories were fashion related and happened in NYC! I am sharing with you some flashbacks from my favorite parts of 2012. 

Happy New Year! 

Weekly Wisdom

Dazed and Confused October 2012

I love looking back on editorial spreads that really stood out to me. 

The Editorial "Holy Flowers" from Dazed and Confused October 2012 issue was absolutely mesmerizing, the florals and bright colours were something to marvel at. 

Musical Friday

Since New Years Eve is upon us I thought that Musical Friday should be all about New Years Eve. Of course, that means Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Happy New Year lovely readers! I appreciate every single one of you and can't wait to spend 2013 with all of you!



Fashion is an addiction. A love. A passion.

My whole life is surrounded by fashion and style. Vintage paintings from my Mom, fashion books everywhere you look, clothing on display, vintage blue and white plates with my reading glasses, my gorgeous Christian Louboutins sit atop of a stack of British Vogue Magazines, my blue Manolo Blahnicks from Sex and the City pose on the top of a pyramid of fashion books... Everywhere you look in my house you can see my passion. 

The greatest fashion book I've ever owned is "Influence" by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It has inspired me in so many ways. It inspired not only my fashion choices, but my lifestyle and it also has inspired me to change the way I think. 

"Influence" is full of inspiring stories from artists and fashion designers. 

I bought the book at a time in my life when I was living far away from my family, and I was just kind of living. But had no real purpose. I heard that Mary-Kate and Ashley were releasing a book, I instantly became ecstatic. I had grown up loving and looking up to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They have always been my icons. I went to a local bookstore and they didn't have Influence in stock yet. So I walked to a drug store just to pick up a few necessities, and there is was! 50% off and the last one left, Influence was finally mine! I read, and re-read the book. Every time I read it I became more interested in exploring what I could do to accomplish my dreams. 

I think everyone has a trigger that makes them want to do more with their life, and to stop being ordinary. Just not everyone recognizes it. 

My trigger was "Influence". 

If you don't own the book, I highly suggest that you order it from Amazon, or go to your local bookshop and pick it up. It will change your life!

Some photos from my closet! 

What Are You Wearing for New Years Eve?

Let me help you get some ideas to ring in the New Year in style!

My staples for New Years Eve is sequins and of course, gold.

I like to be unique, even though wearing sequins on New Years Eve might be done by a lot of people it's a really fun way to start a new year with something flashy and flamboyant. 

Choosing what to wear is a really exciting process, this outfit is going to set off the year right! I found lots of great sequin skirts that I would suggest wearing with a basic top, sequin dresses, sequin tops and some great sequin sweatpants.
Sequins for NYE

Alice + Olivia Thalia Tiered Ruffle Skirt
Parker Architect Beaded Dress
Free People Sparkle and Stripe Skirt
BB Dakota Neva Sequin Fitted Dress
Gryphon Confetti Mini Skirt
3.1 Phillip Lim Sequin Sweatpants
Antik Batik Troca Sequin Top

Shoes can make your outfit. You might as well get a pair of pumps that is going to make your outfit even more delightful! Gold and silver are my favorite shoe choices for New Years Eve. Metallics are huge right now, and you can find really great staple metallic pieces for great prices.

Shoes NYE

B Brian Atwood Cassiane Fringe Sandals
Elizabeth and James Sand Metallic Pumps
Alice + Olivia Odell Mirrored Wedge Pumps
B Brian Atwood Lesina Strappy Sandals

Accessories are a great way to finish your outfit. A cute belt, clutch or a head piece can really make your outfit unique and standout. Accessories are a girls best friend!


ASOS Gem Bug Buckle Belt
ASOS Peplum Plate Detail Waist Belt
ASOS Horse Clutch
River Island Pearl Embellished Box Clutch
Deepa Gurnani Chain Drape Head Band
ASOS Pyramid Elastic Band

Christmas Haul 2012

Merry Christmas lovelies! I hope you all are having the best day with your family filled with laughter and lots of love. 

This is a quick video of my Christmas Haul from today. I will be posting another video with my Boxing Day Haul! 


Merry Christmas to All

Today, I am spending the day with my loved ones. 

I am at my parents house with my 3 siblings and of course, my Mom and Dad! I love Christmas morning. There is always a feeling of happiness in the house. We start the morning with a large glass of egg nog and a family photo in front of the Christmas tree (in our jammies of course). Then we head onto our stockings and our gifts followed by a big breakfast, a day of cooking and holiday movies. 

I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Have a Fashionable Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all readers of The Brunette Shake!