My Christmas was short of spectacular. My new year was no different. I won’t go into detail but it emotionally took me off track and I was unable to really enjoy my holiday. But not for my parents and my pup Paris, I would have stayed in bed the entire time. In fact, I did that NYE. Pathetic, I know.
I’ve been told I need to work on my attitude when dealing with unfortunate situations. But, when you just don’t see a silver lining in that dark cloud, how can you transfer those negative emotions into a happy, happy, joy, joy state of real existence?
It’s now Jan. 2nd and I’m determined to make the best out of the most inconvenient, most painful and daunting occurrence that’s had me in a royal funk for 9 days now. In that, I spent hours perusing designer deal websites that offer glitz and glam to make every girls nightmares go away.
For starters, anything bling-y makes you smile! Doesn’t it do it for you, too? Chic for sure, but all those flashy sparkles always make me giddy. Then there’s green. The color of grass and money. You can’t go wrong with that. There are shoes and hats, of course, two accessories, which by I allow myself to fix all woes! And perfume, especially personalized ones. Those are a sure way to make you feel .
So for Christmas, I relished in the sweet (and some practical) gifts I received and those that remain on my wishlist… because there’s always the hope of that Prince charming making his way to my heart by Valentines… or my birthday… or Christmas, again!
Here’s to hoping you had a marvelous Christmas and lovely New Year’s Eve celebration! May all of your wishes come true this 2012!
T to B:
Personalized Coco Chanel perfume
Missoni knit hat
“Zipper” crystal bracelets from J. Crew
“Lorna” studded pump by Sam Edelman
* all pictures except the Missoni hat were taken by my lovely iPhone and edited in Instagram, which by the way, I love! Follow me there at “BrenHerrera”
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.
17 thoughts on “Sparkles & Shoes for the New Year!”
I'm a big fan of Instagram and all things sparkly. I do have to tell you that there is almost always a silver lining, sometimes you're just not ready to see it.
Hang in there…todo pasa.<br /><br />Love the items you picked.<br /><br />xo
Thanks for sharing with your readers some of the rough patches when you experience them…it's all just part of your success story on your rise to the top!<br /><br />Hugs Bren!
I really like the shoes you selected! As always, you have a great knack for fashion! Keep up the great tips!
We have all been a in funk. And all I can tell you is that this too shall pass. And you will emerge from your funk, more fabulous than ever. <br /><br />And those shoes!? Those shoes just made me smile 😀
The silver lining ALWAYS appears when you are ready for it 😉 I love sparkly tings too!!
I understand about funk but just take it one day at a time. I hope you get out of the funk soon.<br /><br />Love the items you received! 🙂 Wishing you all the best for 2012!
Thanks, lades! It's starting to get better. Just a lot of discipline on my part. The goodies make it somewhat better. It's especially nice when those around me know what I love. The shoes were actually an early Christmas gift from my sis so I've already worn them! Bracelets, hat, perfume and all the other fan things I got will be broken into this week! <br /><br />Happy holidays!
Bren..!<br />… todo pasara pronto hermana! I loved all the presents you received! 🙂 <br />Happy new year XOXO
Gorgeous shoes! Hoping everything will pass quickly. Of course, it can't change anything today, but just have a feeling that things will be working out for the better.
Very cute! I miss virtual shopping/collaging, something I used to when I was single. Dreaming about all the cute stuff you can buy one day is definitely a great pick-me-up! 😉 Hope you feel better!
Cute shoes! I love the sparkles and color. Hang in there 2012 has great things in store for you! Happy New Year!
Love this! I take pics with my Blackberry but not as nice as that Instagram application. That's the only reason I've considered getting an iPhone :?<br /><br />Mercedes<br />http://bechicmag.com
Love the shoes and hat Bren! Happy New Year. May all your wishes come true too 🙂
Cute, cute, shoes. Love them. <br /><br />Sorry to hear the holidays were not very happy for you. Hoping your 2012 gets off to a happier start! <br />Hugs!
Thanks for sharing with us. It reminds us all that we're not the only ones to go through rough patches. I hope brighter days are here for you or coming soon!
Love all the goodies! Especially the shoes and zipper bracelets. Always so chic, B! Happy new year to you, too.