Goodbye, Year of the Rabbit; Hello, Year of the Dragon!

1 Jan

2011 is so last year! Now, a new set of 12 months with limitless possibilities are here. What could this possibly mean for Thrifty Vintage Chic?

To give context to where things are heading, I love to look at what has been accomplished thus far. And, what year wouldn’t be complete without an overview and a good cheer toast to the bidding future?

From styling a thrifty living room on The Nate Berkus Show to getting dirty in the Navy SEAL PT Course, this year has been filled with beautiful opportunities, love and support. Naturally, here are a couple photos to pay tribute to 2011’s highlights.

{January 2011} being on The Nate Berkus Show

As part of Nate Berkus’ Bargain Buy Challenge, I completely thrifted and DIY’ed a living room for less than $300 and that included: 2 chairs, an accent chair, an accent table, two end tables, a book shelf, a rug, 2 curtain panels, a vintage wall clock and ALL the knick-knacks and visible decor. (CLICK the image above to check out how I DIY’ed my outfit for $40 to appear on The Nate Berkus Show.)

{March 2011} being on The 10! Show

I had an awesome opportunity to share with the Philadelphia-area viewers of The 10! Show on NBC10 some of my DIY ideas for making over “old” clothes for a complete new wardrobe. (CLICK the image above for my Top 5 DIY ideas for giving your old clothes new life!)

{June 2011} fundraising for the Troops

In June, I did a 5-day Navy SEAL PT Course with Instructor Jack Walston to raise money for wounded troops who receive training for new careers, as well as morale boosting support from Cooking with the Troops. (CLICK the image above to learn more about my 5-day effort.)

{October 2011} styling the Goodwill DMD Fashion Show

My model Blair walks the runway, as I, in the background, talk about the edgy business style I created for her as an actress going for auditions. It was all part of an extraordinary Goodwill event I had the honor of contributing to.

With October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey teamed up with the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and five outstanding NY-based style bloggers to stage a fashion show celebrating business-casual attire and all the many different people who wear it. (CLICK the image above to see more images from the event.)

What’s the Take-Away?

It’s just the beginning — literally.

2012 is a Leap Year, and it’s the Year of Dragon, which means this is a rare Olympic-like occurrence for “good fortune in the areas of health, wealth and living a long, prosperous life”.

To me, this means: reaching even further and digger deeper to see big dreams fulfilled; Carving out more time to spend with friends and family; Creating more beauty, love and style!

Most of all, thank you for following this blog, your support, friendship and love. I can’t wait to recap 2012 in what likely will be just a blink of an eye!

What are you do you want to see happen in 2012?

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14 Responses to “Goodbye, Year of the Rabbit; Hello, Year of the Dragon!”

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    I wanna see, all the good things that came into my life in 2011, continue to get better and better and more fulfilling into 2012. Make 2012 a happier year than most of 2011 was.
    Dragon Year set it on fire!!!!!

    (PS- Hot photo. In multiple meanings)

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