As I sit here writing my first post of 2014, I can hardly believe that 2013 has come and gone! It feels like just yesterday I was moving back to Boone, starting my career at Appalachian and training for my first 5K race.
Now, one year later, so much has changed! I just accepted a new job at ASU, I'm settled in (and getting ready to re-decorate) my not-so-new apartment and I'm training for my SECOND half-marathon! To be completely honest, I think 2013 may have been my best year yet! I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store!
In order to properly say goodbye to 2013 and ring in the new year in style, my friend Danielle and I had quite the time celebrating last night! Of course, it wouldn't be worth writing about without a fabulous dress, and you better believe I had one of those! The dress that I chose to wear is probably my favorite dress of ALL TIME, coming in just ahead of my birthday dress from this year. It was amazing!!!
I picked up this little piece of Heaven at H&M in Times Square during my trip to New York City. Believe me, if I could jet off to New York before every big event, I absolutely would! H&M in NYC is a completely different caliber than the stores we have here, and I could totally get used to that kind of shopping.
After an array of possibilities of where I wanted to celebrate this year, I ended up in Boone for yet another New Year's Eve. I was here last year as well, and had the most wonderful time! Danielle and I made reservations at a restaurant nearby, and had a fabulous time enjoying good food and yummy dessert! She chose key lime pie, while I had to try the cookies and cream cheesecake.
After dinner, we made our way back to my apartment to finish up getting ready and snap a few photos. We had way too much fun posing around my apartment and toasting with pink champagne! I paired my over the top pink dress with gold Lilly Pulitzer Resort Chic heels, a NYE feather headband and Kate Spade pearl bow earrings.
I'm a tad obsessed with this candid photo that Danielle got of me getting ready last night!
Danielle wore a strapless dress with a black sequin top and red bodice, paired with black beaded sandals and black statement earrings. So sassy!
Around 10:45, we made our way to a bar in Boone called Char, to start the countdown to midnight. We even ran into a few familiar faces! It was so much fun! Cheers to another successful New Year's Eve in Boone!
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