Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I cannot believe that 2010 has officially come to an end and we are just hours away from the start of a new year. 2011. Wow. It has come too fast. I am sad that time has flown by at the speed of light, but I am excited for what the future has in store. So much has happened this past year in my life. It's crazy just thinking about it all. How 2010 started. How much I have changed, grown, and learned. Where I am right now in my life. It definitely has been an unexpected year, but I loved every single second of it. I have traveled to so many places just in a year. I've been to Malaysia, Thailand, and Bali. I went to Philadelphia to shoot the October Free People catalog. I spent 2 weeks frolicking around my dream city, New York City. I even stopped by Maryland just because I wanted to! I never would have imagined all of the opportunities this blog has brought to me. But they came and I am so thankful for them! I have met so many amazing people this past year, both in real life and through the online blog world, and I hope to meet even more of you guys in 2011!

Crazy to think that at the beginning of 2010 I really had no thoughts of working in fashion, but that is exactly what I will be doing in this new year (you will hear more about this later). Within a year I have made a transformation from a new university grad originally aiming for optometry school (shocking, I know) to a girl with dreams, unafraid to follow her heart, true passions, and creative tendencies without restriction. I am completely happy with the decisions I have made this past year, many of which have been made because of this blog, and I have all of you to thank for being there with me along this entire journey. It really has been an exciting ride.

Most importantly, I have come to learn even more about myself and what I really want in life. I started the year off confused about what I wanted to do with life, but now I feel absolutely confident. I worked so hard this past year to get to where I am right now, and all that work really paid off. 2010 ended perfectly. It almost seems like a dream, so unreal. Yet, it is real and I am proud to say that I made it real all by myself, but I couldn't have really done it without the amazing support of my family, friends, and most of all my little sister Natalie (from Natalie off Duty). She is my best friend. I don't know what I'd do without that girl. I feel really lucky and blessed to have all of your support and to be able to do what I love and to continue evolving as person as I am at it.


2011 looks like it's going to be even better than 2010 and I am going to make the most of it. And I hope all of you do, too. So much more to do, so many more people to meet, and so many more places to explore! Remember to always believe in yourself, in your voice, and in your heart. Use this new year as a fresh start to take risks and as a blank canvas to paint your own journey on. Live life with no regrets and don't leave any idea, dream, or goal behind. Most of all smile and it will all come naturally.

I have been contemplating whether or not to recap on my favorite outfits from the past year, but I finally decided to just do it. It's nice looking back and seeing how my style has changed, or not changed. All I know is that I love dressing up and I don't know what I would do without fashion! Happy new year everyone!!!!

106 comments:

Rae said...

Happy New Year! You are so lovely in all of your photos and posts! have an amazing New Years <3

Raspberry Jam said...

Happy new year!

You had great outfits!

love them all!

http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

XOXO

Leya said...

happy new year dylana =)
all of your looks are amazing!!
so inspirational...
and i love your style..
your so so beautiful...
have a great year okay!

xx

Courtney K. said...

Happy new year! You have a lovely blog, and I wish you the best of luck this coming year.
http://sleepyhead-musings.blogspot.com

Some Style... said...

Happy New Years most lovely! Party on with style! xoxo

http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

Vicky said...

Your outfits are always so lovely. Looks and sounds like you've had an amazing 2010, and I hope 2011 is just as fabulous x

mariana said...

happy new year :D and keep up with the awesome outfits!

http://sayilovemary.blogspot.com/

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Happy New Year! It's great to hear you'll be working in fashion, because you've got great style! Looking forward to seeing more in the coming year. xoxo

Lindsay LeBoyer said...

every single photo is just amazing! can't wait to see all the amazing things you will do in 2011!

thestyle-child.blogspot.com

sharonlei said...

Wishing you the best 2011 has to offer my dear. I'm thankful for you blog. I find so much inspiration. :) See ya next year hun... and I'm sure you'll be as fabulous as ever!!

xx Love & Aloha
Swing by to enter my Wendy Mink giveaway! :)

LuLu said...

Amazing outfits!
Happy New Year! <3


http://luluandthestyle.blogspot.com

Taylor Sterling said...

You're such a beautiful person inside and out. I look forward to what is in store for you in 2011. I hope we get to meet too!

xoxo Tay

Nina said...

Definitely my favourite post ever!!! Seeing all of these outfits together :) it's just wonderful! Happy new year Dylana sweetheart, I hope that you achieve even more success than in 2010 :)
Kisses

http://ninasclosetsa.blogspot.com

Just a lazy morning said...

Happy new year!!
All this outfits are amazing!
xoxo

Violetta E. said...

HNY!

Niki said...

Amazing outfits! Happy new year!

Kathleen Carla. said...

aw love the recap of your 2010. congratulations to everything Dylana! and i know 2011 & more you'll continue to inspire and amaze with your great style. i hope you have a happy new year girl!! :)

<3, Kathleen.

daisychain said...

Have a fabulous NYE and all the best for 2011! xxx

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea, you really did have an awesome year! And I love this look back at all of your outfits. I love how everyone is doing recaps, hehe :D
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! :)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

I love this recap! I hope 2011 brings you everything you dream of and more! Have a great new year!

Ashley Rae said...

Dylana! I love this post! Thank you for re-capping 2010 for all of us! It's so encouraging to hear that your blog played such a positive role in your life for
2010. I'm so happy I started my blog this past November because it really has given me a creative outlet for something I have fun doing. Happy New Year and I can't wait to hear about all of your new adventures in 2011! Be safe tonight!

--Ashley
araeofstyle.blogspot.com

Amber said...

fab looks!
happy new year!
x amber

fashion clocked said...

happy new year beauty! wow what an incredible recap, your news for 2011 sounds awesome and very exciting, and your outfit recap is gorgeous! So pleased i discovered your blog this year. Thankyou so much for the sweet comments- they mean so much! take care and have fun! Katie.xx

fashion clocked

Amanda said...

happy New Year! Can't wait to hear more about your new career. The collages are super fun.

HNY, luckynumber3.com

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laxfashion said...

I Love Your Blog!!!
Happy New Year!!!

http://laxfashion.blogspot.com/

DiamondsandTulle said...

Happy New Years Dylana! It's amazing to think that I just discovered your blog this year, at such an exciting time in your life! May 2011 bring you all that 2010 did but MORE, Bigger and better things!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Pssshhht said...

Happy New Year! Good luck and i hope youll have a beautiful year 2011!

Tash

Tariro said...

Happy New Year!
I cannot wait to see what you have in store for 2011.
xox

Kathleen Rhea G. said...

Happy New Year!! Love you Dylana & your ever lovely style :)

xo Kat

vogueish said...

oh..my..really...thanks for being such an inspiring and a wonderful blog....
happy new year!!!
wish you more success!!!!!

Adam said...

Love all the photos- simply stunning.
xx
http://thehausofblog.blogspot.com/

simplyhope said...

Have a wonderful New Year! I am soooo glad I found your blog:D You are such an inspiration to me!

Annika said...

happy new year. your photos were stunning all year. truly amazing.

http://escapetotoyland.blogspot.com/

Klaudia said...

Wow, lovely bloggg!!!

Jaclyn said...

It wasn't until the end of 2010 that I found your blog - but, sure glad I did! Cheers to the New Year. Your style rocks! ;)

Jaclyn

alannah. said...

ive only joined you in the past two months visiting your blog almost daily & i love it. cant wait to go through 2011 with all you have to offer. happy new year!x

Joy and Amore said...

happy new year for you

i love this post so much,you ar totally gorgeous

Becky-May said...

its so lovely to hear such positive thoughts. I find your blog such an inspiration and I know I will continue to, good luck and have a great new year!

BM

thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

xxx

Natalie said...

2010 was definitely a year full of absolutely fantastic outfits for you, haha. :D I wish you all the best for the coming new year, and hopefully 2011 has some grand things in store!

agnes said...

de très jolis looks, et de très jolies photos

Bonne et heureuse année 2011

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Happy new Year dear!

http://vicissitudinilombarde.blogspot.com/2010/12/circo-notturno.html

liisa said...

you look lovely as always, happy new year!

adele said...

amazing looks, dylana! everything looks awesome! love'em all! ♥
xx

P.S. hope you'll have a greater year in 2011! HAPPY NEW YEAR! ♥

-adele
yoougotsomestyle.blogspot.com

bellaMUMMA said...

Wishing you the happiest and most amazing 2011!!!!
Love love love your blog and look forward to visiting for more gorgeous posts this year!
Nikki X
(www.bellamumma.com)

Fashion Tidbits said...

happy new year dylana!!! :) best wishes for 2011

Eli said...

yay happy new year! I look forward to more of your wonderful posts!!

TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather said...

Happy New Year! Hope the new year is just as amazing as the last, or even better! Thanks for inspiring us with your amazing style!

*chameleon* said...

Happy New Year to u too dear!!U looked wonderful during the whole year,so just continue with it!!!:))
Best wishes and kisses!!!

"Rock your own style,dance your own beat..." said...

such lovely colajes...love them...u look amazing in every one of them...such unique looks...love the rewieu...:)))
i hope u had fun last night....
dont worry...u will do much,much ...better then 2010 en 2011...:))))
trust me...:))))
kisssesse
have a great year..

patlost said...

I wish happy ney year too :)
I follow you and invite to visit my blog: www.patlost.blogspot.com

xoxo

Moniek said...

Happy new year! You have a wonderful blog :) x

EdgyCuts said...

May you have an even greater year! Wish you to travel and explore the world way further! If you come to Europe, I'd love you to be my guest :}

www.edgycuts.blogspot.com

Hanna said...

Amazing post! I love all the outfits you are wearing and I think you have a really great sense of style! I wish you the best of luck in 2011!!

http://style-in-sight.blogspot.com

Gertrude said...

Thanks for stopping by! look like you had an amazing 2010 .. good luck for 2011 :) x

Bibi HI said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR PRETTY GIRL FROM SPAIN!!!!!!

miamauschen said...

It is so great to hear of your success. But it was not only look- it was talent that brought you there. I love your style- sometimes I don't like it- but most of the time it's so great.
I hope 2011 is even better for you, if that's possible :D
Greetings from Germany

PersonalShop said...

Wish you all the best for 2011.
Day after day i'm more and more addicted to your blog eehehehe^^

Michaela said...

You have worn some really great outfits! Happy new year!
http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

wow,,u have lot style collection

Marloes. said...

I love to see your favorite outfits of 2010 in one post!! I wish you an amazing 2011!!

bunt♥leben said...

Happy new Year ♥

Eva said...

You have such an amazing inspirational looks. Wish you and your blog the very best new year!

Love, E.

http://blogtravelogue.blogspot.com/

Paulien said...

I love how you wear all those different styles! My favourites are the edgy ones (hat, masculin pants) and the more boho ones (maxi skirts and turbans). Anyway, I just really enjoy reading your blog!

Happy new year!

Taj said...

<3 AMAZING as always!!!:)

Fashiable said...

Thanks for your lovely comment. You've got an amazing blog with a beautiful style!! I am going to follow you:) And happy new year!

X Nanne
www.fashiablee.blogspot.com

Saskia said...

Great flashback post. Love nearly all of yor outfits!

Miksu said...

You got really nice clothes!! And I like your style of writing :)

greetings from Finland ;)

Joy said...

Wow! I really love your unique face and style! Very rare! I'm going to follow you def!

Serena P. said...

YOu are the best of ever!!!
S.

La Petite Anglaise said...

Happy New year! This outfit collage is divine and gives me a serious case of wardrobe envy. Inspiring post too. 2010 has indeed been a wild ride. At the beginning of the year I thought I'd be going to study History at University, instead I am blogging and working in fashion so it just goes to show that there's nothing more important than following your dreams, whatever the risk. I look forwarf to reading more from you in 2011. X

ella-lapetiteanglaise.blogspot.com

T. said...

That sounds amazing!!

Hermke said...

Just love all your pictures! xx

sequingown said...

I can see myself in what you said about ending a degree and then finding out you want something totally different. I'm going to work with fashion from now on too, starting 4th January, so I wish you only the best!=)

Missy said...

wow youve had such a great year x

Missy
Blending Style, Celebs and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Abigail said...

great recap of all your style :) love it xo

www.lovelywanderlust.com

Lena said...

Happy New Year!

Robbie said...

Happy new year, I hope it brings you even more success and happiness than 2010.

I'm glad I found your blog, you always have inspiring outfit choices, great posts but also a fresh take on things. I love the outfit collage, sometimes it great to look back on photos and outfits as they remind us of specific moments in our lives.

Keep inspiring us all throughout 2011!
xxx

theothersideofthepondmydear

Sammy said...

I love your style! Why buy magazines when we can just see what clothes you have to show us :D

Oh and happy new year. I'll be following you for 2011

xx
http://diary-of-a-idol.blogspot.com/

Constance said...

I can't wait to hear about all your exciting projects lined up for 2011!! Happy new year x

iris loves fashion said...

Feliz año! Me alegro mucho de todo lo bueno que te ha pasado este año.
Un beso desde Madrid!
:)

BExCLUSIVE MAGAZINE said...

Happy new year 2011!!!

Ciao ciao from Rome
BExCLUSIVE MAGAZINE

http://bexclusivemagazine.blogspot.com/

Julia Nazaly said...

thank you for visit my blog.
have a happy new year.
you are a fashion california gurl :D
sorry for the bad english
kisses.

julianazaly.blogspot.com

Jenifer said...

what a lovely blog, love it all, and you are SO pretty.
happy new year

Catarina said...

Happy new year! Great post, a nice recap of a year filled with amazing outfits.
x

Carly said...

What a lovely way to sign off the year and welcome in 2011. I'm excites to hear more about your upcoming adventures. I too am extremely excited for my own upcoming projects and can't wait to get started.

Good luck with all of you plans.
Carly. Xx

New outfit post www.dressedupdown.blogspot.com

KcomeKarolina said...

great outfits! waiting for more in 2011 :D


happy new year!
xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

MargieF said...

its so nice to hear a story like this. im glad you are following your dreams and succeeding:) happy 2011!
margief
x
www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

J'Adore Fashion said...

Gorgeous outfits over the year!

Happy New Year!

xoxo
Stella

http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

Mary said...

I wish you a fabulous New Year!!
I hope your wishes come true!
Have a nice day:)
xoxo
Mary
fashionteaat5.blogspot.com

ladyjoane said...

Amazing!
I love it :)

http://ladyjoane.wordpress.com/

Car said...

Love your pics!
Have a happy new year!
xoxo
http://romanticthingsalsobites.blogspot.com

Bren Herrera said...

Happy New Year! Feliz Año Nuevo! Nice to find your blog. NIce looks. Now following you!

Bren-
B So Chic!
http://www.bsochic.blogspot.com

Gianella said...

Wow! What a wonderful year you have had :)

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Happy New Year to you as well! Very beautiful outfits :)

♥ Marta from With Love...

lifeisamaze said...

happy new year !
all these photos are amazing !

PUNKIE said...

awesome post! all of your looks are fantastic!
happy New year to you Dylana!

Trendy Gourmandise said...

Happy New Year !

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Carmen Vargas said...

Wow!Es bueno leer este tipo de cosas Dylana, he dejado pasar miles de buenas cosas, oportunidades que sé me hubieran hecho tan feliz este último año y todo por miedo al fracaso.

Todo lo que has escrito me han dado fuerzas para seguir lo que realmente quiero, comenzar de nuevo, arriesgarme y tomar lo bueno de la mala decisión que tomé hace 3 años (mi carrera) y continuar con lo que realmente quiero.

Sigue así Dylana, siempre tan positiva y alegre.
Feliz año 2011 y todos los demás!!

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

deff a new follower!

Laura said...

Love your blog! I follow you :)

Lola said...

Hi there, thanks so much for the comment you left on my blog, I'm a follower of yours, you photograph so well and your outfits are uh-mazing!!

www.dressupwithlola.blogspot.com (Follow me-if you like :))

Krystal Lee said...

sounds like you have worked really hard and deserve every bit of your success,

you have a beautiful blog x
krystal

http://krystalleeart.blogspot.com

sagalina said...

Happy New Year! love all of your outfits and the post was lovely...dont give up on your dreams<3
www.makeaboldstatement.blogspot.com
x,
sagalina

Shannon said...

Happy New year!!!!!!!! What a treat to find your blog! All the best in 2011 - keep following your heart!

caylee said...

you are a true inspiration dylana. congratulations on all of your success, and here's to an incredible 2011!!!
xoxo

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