What Olivia Did in 2011...

Saturday, 31 December 2011

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Without a doubt this year has been one of the busiest years I've ever experienced. It held some amazing moments, achievements I'm hugely proud of, trips to new places, and although it certainly held some not-so-good moments, I've come out stronger than I could ever imagine and hugely grateful and blessed for all the things I have in my life. All in a year I've managed to interview one of my favourite bands, pass my A Levels, fall in love with Kate Middleton and become an undeniable Royalist, hold a surprise party, get an internship, travel to New York, go to Benicassim, move to Liverpool, go to university, leave university, move home again, go to a blog event and surprisingly win an award for my little blog. I'm extremely pleased (and pretty tired at the thought) but it's really made me appreciate everything I have in life, and the amazing family and friends I've been blessed with.

These things, and some personal events this year, have also taught me to make the most of every passing day and, pardon the term, 'grab life by the balls' when you get the opportunity. Life is far too short to dwell on things you aren't happy with, and I'd like to think that we're all capable of achieving our ultimate goals if you set your heart to them and put in the time and effort- it won't necessarily be an easy ride, but it'll sure be worth it.

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(some of my favourite outfits from this year)

This year has also seen the grow of my little blog, which I'm still stunned to say helped it blag the 'Best New Fashion Blog' at the Cosmopolitan blog awards this year. I can't believe how much it's grown and the amazing readers I have. I know most bloggers say this but I really am so so grateful for all the lovely, thoughtful and downright kind comments I get on my blog and Twitter, they really mean so much and I appreciate and read every single one. I don't know where my blog would be without the awesome people that read it, and it means a lot that people are still interested in my ramblings and awkward poses -gushing over-.

Anyway, before I go off on a tangent and start as if I'm accepting a bloomin' Grammy, I'd like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe New Year! Happy New Year all!

x

36 comments:

  1. How can you be stunned? Your blogs blooming amazing and your style is gorgeous! I love it, and you seem like such a down to earth person. Im really happy for you and it sounds you had a amazing year.
    Hope you have a even better one next year, happy new year!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow you've certainly been up to a lot lady!! I hope 2012 brings you more joys, excitement and fun times. Good luck with the internship, I know you're starting it soon :) xx

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  3. Sounds like you've had a busy year. Good luck with the internship, hope 2012 brings lots of lovely things for you x

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  4. Congratulations for all of your achievements this year and good luck with 2012 and everything it brings! Love all of your outfits too!

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  5. Happy New Year Liv! Have a great 2012 - hope it is a special and fabulous as 2011

    Rachel
    www.ladympresents.co.uk

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  6. What a busy little lady! Happy new year! Hope it brings you nothing but happiness :). X

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  7. You've achieved so much this year!
    Happy New Year, lovely
    xxx
    www.alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

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  8. Happy New Year my lovely!
    x

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  9. Happy New Year

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  10. Sounds like you certainly had a great year, looking forward to seeing more of your posts in 2012!

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  11. Hope 2012 is just as awesome for you :) Happy New Year lovely! Oh, and your blog totally deserved the award :)

    The Deer Head

    x

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  12. Such wonderful photos, it looks like you had a great year :) I hope 2012 will be even better for you, Happy New Year!

    By the way, I followed you and it would mean a lot if you could follow me back. Thank you in advance :)

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  13. Happy New Year Olivia :-) x x

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  14. your style is lovely,so is your blog and personally i think you deserve all the credit you have been given :)

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  15. This sounds like an incredible year and I wish all the best for you and your lovely blog in 2012. Keep rocking :) Lilly

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  16. Its been my busiest year too! Sounds like you had an amazing year :D x

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  17. Sounds like an amazing year.
    I wish you all the best for 2012! Happy New Year! xo

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  18. What an amazing year you've had!

    I'm looking forward to following your adventures in 2012 :)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    life/style/flash.

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  19. I had the busiest year too, and I wish it will be a great year for both of us.
    love all the outfits!
    besos!
    xx

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  20. Lovely photos, I especially love the bottom right outfit post! xo

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  21. Happy New Year Olivia, hope its a good un for you!
    Sophie
    x

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  22. what an amazing recaps- both pics and words :)
    happy new year!

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  23. You are so sweet! Sounds like you've had a very packed out year indeed and have done some exciting things! Lovely to look back at some of your gorgeous outfits too!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  24. happy new year. :)
    lovely blog only just found..
    looks like youve had a busy but enjoyable 2011..
    here's to 2012. look forward to reading all about it. :)
    c.x

    www.starsandthebutterflies.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow, hope 2012 is just as good for you, I love your blog btw :)

    http://polkadotsandstripesxx.blogspot.com/

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  26. Wow - what a year you've had! I really want to go to Benicassim this year... maybe it should be a resolution!

    Loved looking back at your photos. So many great looks! And you more than deserved your Cosmo award :) x

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  27. Lovely blog. It's really affirming to see the things youve achieved written down. Recent follower but really enjoying your blog. Just started blogging myself. Mixture of life, music and beauty.

    confessionsfromundertheduvet.blogspot.com

    Ps. I was at Benicassim this year too! Loved it! X

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  28. sounds like you've had a wonderful year :) hopefully 2012 will be even better for you :D
    I love the little outfit summary picture from the year, such beautiful outfits :)
    hope you had a brilliant new years :D
    <3 Holz oxo

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  29. Congratulations on being featured on Company's Week In Style Blogger feature! Love your blog!

    http://thatismystyle-styleguru.blogspot.com

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  30. happy new year to you too girl!

    xo katrina
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  31. I love your blog Olivia! One of my favourites!
    x

    www.pantherandlily.blogspot.com

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  32. great looks!
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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