What Olivia Did in 2012...

Monday, 31 December 2012

2012
(From the bottom: Snow, my first ever internship at Company, my first fashion week with Cosmo, taking a tourist bus around the capital, meeting the Queen!, first business cards, meeting LIDYA, filimg the Dahlia summer film with some amazing ladies, Field day with my best lady, turning 19 and afternoon tea, appearing in Company, Lounge on the Farm fest, Jazmine's surprise birthday, Paris with Joe, appaearing on the DP and Miss Selfridge home pages (wtf?!), interviewing Miss Healey, Olympics excitement, endless Whistles fun, taking my brother to his first Reading festival, trips to Leeds, PPQ at LFW, Festival number 6, assisting on shoots, winning my second Cosmo award <3, trips with my main blogging bffls, out-takes lols, speaking at Cambridge, meeting my childhood sweetheart, my Lionheart pages, seeing Bon Iver, raising dollar for an amazing tash cause, big purchase of the year (first pay cheque!), my big things for 2013, interviewing Lucy Rose, visiting Laura Ashley archives, becoming obsessed with burgers, hanging out with Miss Cohen in Liverpool, a real byline, decorating my room, family Christmas and festive fun!)

If anything, a yearly review is the perfect excuse to indulge in the fact my blog is called What Olivia Did- as, well I can tell you what exactly I got up to all in the name of my blog- AMAZING right?! Okay, maybe not. But it's a nice chance to reflect on a pretty busy year and get all gushy on you guys. Correct.

2012 has been a year filled with more experiences than I could have possibly imagined, it's had it's highs, and certainly it's lows- but I've come out the other end feeling stronger and more appreciative of everything around me. This year has taught me how important in life it is to appreciate what we have, and the people that are genuinely important. I spend a huge percentage of my life aiming to be a people-pleaser, worrying about things that are frightfully daft, but this year I've realised not everyone will always like you- and that's fine. I know not to focus on the people that aren't important, and count my lucky stars that I have people in my life who do care, a friendship group that's out of this world, and this Christmas meant I've never been so grateful to have the people I do have around.

One thing, that has bought me more adventures with some of the most incredible people has been my little blog, something I don't thank my followers enough for.Thanks to you, the people that read this crazy little hangout- I have been able to go further with my blog than I'd ever have hoped. This year bought trips to Wales and Lounge on the Farm festival, the theatre, writing for Cosmopolitan at LFW, the Cosmopolitan and Company blog awards (where I swooped another gong - or something like that- YOU GUYS), it took me to London Fashion week for a second season (but this time on my own), it forced me to buck up a bloomin' large amount of confidence to talk at Cambridge University (nope, still can't believe that one...), interview some of my favourite ladies across both music and television and helped me secure a year of interning, and now a position as a grown up freelancer. Jeepers. I certainly need to start saying thank you more- and this is definitely a start. SO THANK YOU. I really really couldn't have done it without you -sending a million cyber hugs to you all-! I honestly appreciate every single comment, click, tweet, like- what have you and am continuously humbled by your support and kindness. T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U and have a crackin' New Year, like you deserve (going on Nessa on you...)
2012
(Some of my fave get-ups from this year...)

Here's to another year of fully fledged blogging, being grateful and grabbing life by the metaphorical horns and having an amazing time(and maybe a tattoo at that...sorry nan!) Below I've plonked in a couple of go get 'em quotes I hope to abide by in the New Year! Have a great one!

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(Sources: 1. Skinnysticks.tumblr.com 2. AmandaCatherine Designs 3. Spirituallythinking.blogspot.com 4. Unknown)


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31 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved reading this post. I've followed your blog for a while, and it's always been one of my favourites. So thank you.

    It looks like you've had a pretty fun 2012, I hope 2013 is just as good for you. Happy New Year!

    xxxx

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  2. Sounds like you've had a great year Olivia, and I wish you the best for 2013!


    lucy xxxx

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  3. Best wishes for the New Year lovely!
    xx

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  4. Without a doubt you have been one of my favourite blogs to read this year :) wishing you a very happy new year you gorgeous girl! xxx

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  5. What a perfect way to end a year of blogging. Happy New Year Olivia! Here's to an equally fabulous 2013 x

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  6. Amazing. Your blog is a dream.

    http://alysonlowe.wordpress.com/

    xxx

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  7. wow, what amazing year you've had! I love you blogg and hope 2013 is just as amazing!

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  8. you're so lucky and deserve all the success! One day I hope to achieve the things you do
    ps, I'm loving the Tom Daley pic you had to sneak in there ;-)

    Francesca xo
    http://goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. You've had an amazing year! I love all your outfit posts, hope you have a great new year! xx

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  10. Amazing!
    Have great time Olivia!

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  11. Great post! Looks like you had a brilliant year. Love your outfits, you have such great style.

    Happy new year! :)

    http://www.youremyfavouriteflavour.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Lovely blog, im getting some inspiration!!!
    Beth x

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  13. Lovely Post :)! Love the quotes at the end! Happy New Year!

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  14. Aw this is lovely, Its like a re-cap of all the posts I have been avidly following.


    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  15. Love these post! Hope you have a happy new year! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Happy New Year! =) I adore your blog and I like the way you think. I think being grateful is the most amazing feeling you can have! Have an amazing year!

    http://marilovescupcakes.blogspot.com.ar/

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  17. Happy New Year 2013 ! Champagne !

    You will be sublime in 2013 as you have been throughout 2012.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  18. you've had such a lovely year and i'm so glad i was here to read all about it, here's to another great one! :) <3

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  19. lovely post! lots of colourful photographs to highlight your busy year :D
    also love the inspirational quotes at the end! :D xx

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  20. i love your blog!!!
    Would you mind telling me what app did you use to make this picture college? I love it!!!
    Happy New Year!!
    xx

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    1. Sorry, I mean the picture collages of this post.
      xx

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  21. What a great new years post! You have had such a stylish year, love the black dress with the lae type sleeves and your polka dot dress! Love your blog so look forward to a year more of blogging, looks like youve had a fab year. Happy New Year hope you have a brilliant year :)

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  22. 2012 looks like it's been a great year for you! I hope 2013 is just as awesome! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Hope there's more patterned trouser posts this year, I looove your blog xx

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