Ringing In The New Year.

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Velvet Dress, T-Strap Shoes, Clip on Earrings: Thrifted.
Cream Circle Scarf, Cameo Ring: Target.
Cream Tights: Gift.
Braid Headband: Claire's.

Hello everyone & happy last day of 2011!
I'm not a big 'New Year's Resolution' maker, but upon looking at last year's post on this day I did happen to make one that I had completely forgot about. At this time last year I was suffering terribly from my OCD. It was taking my life over. I couldn't eat, I could sleep, I didn't want to go to school, or do anything at frankly. I felt so helpless and defeated and didn't know where to turn to. Last year I made the resoltion to overcome my OCD, and you all know what? I did.

I'm so proud of myself and how far I've come in just a year. Yes, I did have to resort to medicine to help beat OCD, but that doesn't mean I didn't have to fight it on my own either. I truly never though that I'd be able to get away from all that I was suffering, but I proved myself wrong. And I couldn't be happier.

So this year what's my resolution? Hmm it's a tough one. I always feel like when I make resolutions I set myself up too high, and then get disappointed when I can't succeed. I know I want to try and eat healthier and exercise more this year because 2011 was a rough year for me regarding body image, but I'm afraid of letting myself down if I can't. So I suppose I'll make an unofficial New Year's Resolution. To have a healthy and happy year. To make 2012 the best year yet

Love you all and have a beautiful New Year's...
With much love, Lauren.
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46 lovely little notes:

Shady Del Knight said...

You've come a long way, Lauren, and you've only just begun. All the best to you in 2012, dear friend. Happy new year!

Em [The Writer] said...

Oh Lauren, I hope you know how proud of you I am and how much you have overcome! You deserve a fabulous 2012 and I hope you get one starting midnight! Happy new year!

The Midwest Muse said...

You are adorable. I love this scarf and I'm so proud of you overcoming your OCD and I hope 2012 is as amazing as you deserve it to be! It's going to be a big one for you lady! I can't wait to see where the future takes you!

The darling homemaker said...

Lauren,
You always look so amazing. Thanks for your beautiful comment on my blog. I send you best New Year wishes my blog friend!!! Let's make 2012 our best year ever! :)

Blessings Always,
Jacqueline

Maria said...

Your hair looks so beautiful like this! I love your classic jewellery too. I've always wanted to attempt velvet... something and this is the perfect nudge! That dress is gorgeous on you.
Thank you so much for replying to my email, I sort of wish we were besties in real life! Hehe ♥ It's so amazing that you have overcome your OCD... an incredibly hard thing to do. Your blog is definitely one of my favourites and I love reading your posts and being inspired by your gorgeous outfits.
♥ Maria

Emily:) said...

Haha, that's a wonderful resolution:) I absolutely LOVE your hair, how on Earth did you get it to do that wrap around thing, while looking flawless? And the outfit is to die for too, perfect for New Years':) I'm so incredibly proud of you Lauren, I know how hard it is to overcome obstacles, but to overcome OCD is unimaginable! Happy New Year!

Kezzie said...

Your braid headband looks so much nicer on you than mine does on me- I think it's the fringe that helps! You look very cute in these pictures- I really like that velvet dress!!!
I think that's good to have one general resolution like that!

Lady Cardigan said...

That's an adorable outfit, and I like your shoes. Congratulations on keeping your resolution so well! I started making New Year's resolutions about 10 years ago, usually small ones but to my surprise they do help me achieve goals.

CaptMO/ DJ ABO said...

The outfit is perfect for bringing in the new year!!! I absolutely LOVE what you did with your hair! Here's to another great year for you!!! Happy New Year dearest Lauren!!! :-)

Dark Blue Stripes said...

Love the velvet dress with the t-strap shoes. Very romantic chic. Happy New Year!

Christie

Dark Blue Stripes

Stripe Green Socks said...

Hello lauren!

I'm very proud of you for overcoming OCD. I know how big of an accomplishment that is because I suffer from OCD as well. Last summer was one of the wrost times of my life. My anxiety was taking control of me and everytime I left my home, I would have a panic attack. I hope the for the best for you in the upcoming year. Happy New year!

Melinda

Anonymous said...

I tried for a year on my own to overcome anxiety and subsequent depression. I finally tried medication and it took the edge off so I could work through the depression and anxiety. I don't doubt for a second you worked super hard to overcome your OCD! Medication is not some magic pill that fixes everything, it just helps rebalance brain chemistry...the rest is up to us! : )

Sehar Bique said...

Lauren... You look lovely As always.. May you have a very healthy new year... Happy new year dear :)

Nima said...

Hi Lauren.. Happy New Year 2012..
Best Wishes for upcoming year.
Its good you have achieved your resolution last year.
Velvet dress and accessories look awesome.. You look classy..Beautiful Blog...:)keep rockin:)

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

This is such a great post! That's so awesome that you were able to accomplish your resolution! I hope you had a good New Year!
-Katie

Marie said...

That is lovely New Years resolution!! Love your outfit and your braided do is GORGEOUS! :)

Elizzabeth Hope said...

Happy New Year!! Just found your blog! Love it!!! I'm following now :)

XO, Lizz
www.GirlMeetsFashion.com

Laura (White Winters) said...

Gorgeous pictures! Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is good to you.

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

Maria- CityLaundry said...

love love ths look! and that braid is the cutest!

happy new year!
xx

www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

Squared said...

wow! your hairdo is awesome! love it! and you look very pretty!
perhaps awe could follow each other?

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

what a classic, gorgeous look from head to toe!


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I'm having a giveaway...

Zane said...

wonderful dress and I adore your hair here

Stephanie said...

U are the ONLY one I know who can pull off a velvet dress so beautifully!

Loving all the mixture of texture... perfect!

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