Monday, December 30, 2013

A Year In Review + 2014 Resolution

Wow! Is it just me, or did 2013 fly by?! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was in Nashville ringing in this past NYE!

(Yes I'm wearing knee high boots, and yes, I am aware of the fact that it looks like I have no pants on. New Years is a sassy attire occasion, OK?!.) 

I've had so many amazing things happen this year, and I have even more planned for 2014 - I am itching with excitement! Before getting onto my New Year's resolutions and goals, though, I think it's extremely important to take a step back and pride myself on all that I have accomplished this year. (Please note that Frill's successes are also listed below. Sharon and I worked our little booties off this year and we have grown by leaps and bounds!! I am so proud of us, I just have to put it all on paper!)

So, this year, I:
  • Took 18 hours, while working a full time job, and maintained a 3.44 GPA 
  • Went off jumps & rails at the mountain terrain parks (without breaking any bones!)
  • Graduated college
  • Passed the 2 year mark with my boyfriend (2 years is the longest relationship I've ever been in - whoop whoop)
  • Moved into my own place/started paying all of my own bills (and yikes it's scary!)
  • Became mommy to an adorable pup
Of course she's wearing a Frill necklace!

This year, Sharon & I have:
  • Managed 20 sorority accounts! (We had 5 in 2013, if that puts things in perspective.)
  • Added a bridal division to Frill 
  • Connected with the wonderful ladies at Southern Bride & Groom Magazine
  • Went to market for the first time, as buyers
  • Added a boutique division to Frill
  • Launched an ecommerce website 
  • Moved into our first office
  • Moved out & moved into our second office
  • Hosted multiple trunk shows 
  • Connected with the lovely women of Southern Wedding Magazine
  • Started an amazing collaboration with Simply Put Vintage Rentals  
  • So much more - I'm sure I'm forgetting things
Photo taken by Millie Holloman at the Southern Weddings V6 Launch party.

One of our two annual Elon trunk shows.

So now, that all of that is out of the way, onto the good stuff - the resolutions and goals for 2014!!

PS - Please excuse the mess. The blog is getting a make over!! 

Best wishes in the new year!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blue & Turquoise Plaid

Shirt: Target // Skirt: J.Crew // Shoes: J.Crew // 
Necklace: J.Crew (similar here & here) // Bracelets: J.Crew & Frill

I'm not the biggest fan of girls wearing plaid. I love when guys wear plaid. And girls wearing plaid has grown on me. But I've come to realize that there is a fine line between girls looking cute in plaid, and girls looking like they just raided their man's closet for something to throw on. 

Good news - I've figured out the key to a cute plaid! It's not the print, or even the color (although that does help), but how you style it.  You have to make the plaid look cute! Pair it with girlie accessories. Throw on some pearls and slip on some heels and TA-DA your plaid outfit goes from ratchet to adorable. You're welcome. You can now perfectly master the flannel this fall. hahah Hope you guys are loving this fall weather as much as I am!!



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