3.1.11

keeping the old

layers, tweed, menswear
 rompers, lace up shoes
 pattern mixing
 one piece pants suits, scarves
 denim jackets, knee socks, batik
 harness necklaces, hats
 obi belts, bright ethnic prints
 textiles, across body jewelry 
 fascinators, silk button up shirts
 military
 Bolos (due to Zoë's Bolomania)
 high waist shorts, basket weave purses
 maxi skirts
 fringe, ponchos, western
 ladylike dresses, doctor bags

It was pretty crazy clicking "new post" this morning. Its been a long freaking while!  I trust that the holidays treated you well. They were our best ever I think. Just wonderful! I don't know if I have ever been so present during the holidays as I was this year. AND I am so excited about 2011! Doesn't it just feel like this will be am amazing year! So much has changed! I am looking forward to each day like anything could happen! It feels different from the past new years bubbles. Do you feel it too? 

SO, to kick off the year I did a review of some of my favorite trends of the last year, and while I look forward to some seriously great new trends (that I will likely adapt to my style), these are the ones I think I will hold on to from last year. Maybe reinvented a bit, modified from last year, but still great in my book. 

It will be so exciting to see the innovations of this year! I am thinking tone on tone neutrals, loose layers, minimalism, subtle texture, creamy colors!  I think attitudes will be much different this year as well. More laid back acceptance, self compassion, chill. 

All right! Well, it was nice to be back today! See you soon!

23 comments:

Emily (tomorrow never knows) said...

Welcome back :)
happy new year and all that jazz.
I love the variety in the looks from the year, your style is amazing Christina. Especially since a good chunk comes from thrift stores!

Melanie said...

Glad to see you back!
I'm looking forward to seeing your interpretation on the new trends/styles for 2011. :)

_d said...

So nice to see a post from you in my Google Reader this afternoon! Love the outfits you picked for this post; I always find fashion inspriation in your blog!

-d
deirdreforgione.com

Swalvs said...

Oh I missed you so much

George said...

Glad to see you're back! Looking forward to what 2011 brings too.

ShelleyW said...

So GLAD you are back!!!

Zepequeña said...

Lovely pics!!!!

Zepequeña.

Nåna Jones said...

hey
welcome back
happy new year
i love the previous outfits and i can't wait for the new ones
xoxo
nana
http://nanajonesofficial.blogspot.com/

Em said...

I was very stoked to see a post from you today! Glad to "see" you again! Some of these looks were my favorite of yours as well!

MyDearJenn said...

Happy New Year! Was very excited to see you posted this afternoon!

hanging on handrails. said...

I jumped for joy when I saw this in my reading list. :D So glad to see you.

I think this post does a spectacular job pointing out just how thoughtful your styling goes. Can't wait to see what you come up with next in the upcoming year.

Here's to whatever intimidating/thrilling/lifechanging/unexpected things 2011 has in store for us.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back! I missed your posts.

Kinsey said...

You look seriously gorgeous in ALL of those pictures, especially the romper one! What awesome backdrops you have for all of your photos!

the other emily said...

So glad to see you back! I was just wearing that beautiful necklace I bought from your shop the other day and was wondering how your new styling venture was going - I hope you'll be sharing some news of your endeavors with us here from time to time :)

(And if you'd like, you can see my necklace's current adventures in Barcelona here.)

Terri said...

You should have seen my face break out into a BIG grin when this post loaded! I've missed you...but it's good to hear that your holidays were wonderful and your zest for life is high. I took a 10-day vacation myself over the holidays.

myedit said...

Glad you are back!!! I love your look back... it's one of the best. You have this natural ability to dress. That sounds stupid but you just get it. It always looks natural and easy on you.
Happy New Year!!
xo

compradora anonima said...

I hace benn reasumen you like 3 months And i Love your blog, really good StyleWriter And all
Thrifted Love it

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

Hi Christina, it's so nice to see you're back! Your restrospective is beautiful, you are such an amazing lady.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your incredibly sweet comment, I really appreciate it. Maybe one of these days, by some strange twist of chance, I'll be able to take you out for some tea.

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

Hi Christina, it's so nice to see you're back! Your restrospective is beautiful, you are such an amazing lady.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your incredibly sweet comment, I really appreciate it. Maybe one of these days, by some strange twist of chance, I'll be able to take you out for some tea.

Erin said...

Christina it is so nice to see you back! I am glad you had such a great holiday and that your first adventure with a client was a huge success!
You are an amazing person and I am excited to see where this year takes you!

erin

miss teacups. said...

i don't know if i have ever shared this little secret with you but...you are my style icon. yes, over any celebrity or famous fashionista, YOU are my style icon. honestly, you have never worn one outfit that i've thought looked silly or un-put together...you always look absolutely flawless and i one day hope to build a wardrobe as beautiful as yours!! never stop blogging. i look forward to your posts everytime i see them pop up in my reader.

also...you're stunning. from head to toe.

Lisa said...

um amazing. You have incredible style!

SamanthaS said...

Love the pictures and the CLOTHES!!!

Thanks

SamanthaS

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