Saturday, January 7, 2012

It's that time of year again. It's time for people everywhere to make New Year's Resolutions. Since I'm a full week late on this post, thousands have already made their resolutions for 2012. They've challenged themselves to lose 20lbs., quit smoking, or maybe to simply live a happier life. 

Instead of making a list of things I want to change about myself after 2011, I've decided to make a list of things I absolutely loved about 2011. Why look back on the negative of 2011? I say we should celebrate all things fabulous about 2011 and look forward towards 2012.

Number 10. Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang
Overall, award show fashion seemed to be down in 2011, but I fell in love with Sandra Bullock's Oscars dress. Vera Wang always does things the right way. Her strapless, scarlet gown paired with a crimson VBH clutch and Harry Winston earrings and bangle made for a perfect combination for last year's Best Actress winner, the lovely Mrs. Bullock.

Number 9. The Help
This film did not disappoint. The story, the acting, the fashion -- for me, this movie had it all. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out. 

Number 8. Skinnygirl Cocktails
Bethenny Frankel saw an incredible opportunity and ran with it. These low-calorie cocktails don't sacrifice on freshness or taste and have become all the rage. Skinnygirl started out with Skinnygirl Margarita and they have since added Skinnygirl Sangria and Skinnygirl White Cranberry Cosmo. Check out their website here. Trust me on this one.

Number 7. Lace
I love all things lace. In 2011, lace made a move from the basic black and white into beautiful new hues. I think I'm in love!

Number 6. NBA Lockout
I've never been a big fan of the NBA. This season, we were lucky enough to have the start of the NBA season delayed until Christmas. During college football season, I don't want to see NBA highlights on SportsCenter. If only they could have delayed it a few more weeks, we could have fully enjoyed the perfectness of college football without hearing about Queen Lebron and his inability to perform in the 4th quarter.

Number 5. The death of Osama bin Laden
I didn't really know where to rank this one, so I decided to place it right in the middle of my list. In 2011, heat waves swept the country, natural disasters made near daily appearances in the news, we came within hours of defaulting our our national debt, and the political theatre seemed to be more vicious than ever. So, as odd or sick as it may be for Americans to come together over someone's death, it happened, and it was beautiful. In addition to all of the obvious reasons that the death of Osama bin Laden was such a major event in 2011, it was notable because even if just for a few days, America was united again. 

Number 4. Pinterest
As if we didn't already have enough social media platforms to keep up with. Pinterest made a debut in a big way in 2011 and girls everywhere found another procrastination tool.

Number 3. Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
The highly anticipated fourth installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn - Part 1, did not disappoint. In my opinion, it was by far the best made movie of the series. I'm looking forward to the final installment of the series to premeire in 2012.

Number 2. The start to Election 2012
Election season is finally upon us! In 2011, we were introduced to several new faces looking to evict President Obama from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Please do me a favor this year -- educate yourself on the issues and candidates. Do your duty and vote!
As for me, I've joined the Hunt and am supporting Jon Huntsman in the primary. (Check out!) However, you can bet your last dollar I'll be supporting the eventual Republican nominee, whoever that might be. We seriously cannot afford (both literally and figuratively) another four years of the current administration.

Number 1. The Royal Wedding
The royal wedding lived up to the hype and gave women everywhere something we had been lacking since the tragic death of Princess Diana -- a new people's princess. There is really only one word to describe the royal wedding -- perfect.

So, there you have it. My favorites from 2011. What were your favorites from 2011? What are you most looking forward to in 2012?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad #1 was the Royal Wedding!

    You're so right, 2011 was a GREAT year! Your FIRST in DC!!

    Look out 2012. It's gonna be great!