Happy New Year!

Okay, so this post is a day late, but I'm on Day 8 of working eight days in a row. Can you blame me for neglecting Bella Vogue for a little bit?

How was everyone's New Year's Eve? I ended up going to a house party with some close friends. Have you ever tried peach tea-flavored vodka? Oh my goodness, ladies and gents, it is to die for! Mix it with some lemonade, and I swear, you'll be hooked!

Anyway. Enough about my alcoholic tendencies. I wanted to share a few things from 2011 that I thoroughly enjoyed, from a fashion standpoint.

First, I am going to start with Beyonce's video for her single "Countdown". The pop art influenced video channels Fame with Audrey Hepburn, mixes mod culture with 1950s musicals, and never skips a beat.

So it's fitting that the next thing I was into throughout 2011 was Bold Color. Shown in a limitless mode, the vibrant hues of 2011 dominated the Spring 2011 trends, in both apparel and jewelry. Citrus shades and sunset tones offered a refreshing outlook of cheerfulness and playfulness to fashion.
Spring 2011 Looks From the Runway: Calvin Klein, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, and Michael Kors. 

Another favorite from this past year was lace. Lace was sprinkled throughout the spring, and became stronger through the fall season. I especially like sheer lace blouses, as you can always play it up by placing a bold color top underneath. 
Miss Me, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton all made a case for lace.

In 2011, the decade of the 1970s came back in a BIG way. Through prints, hairstyles, one-shoulder tops, velvet pantsuits, and all-around attitudes, designers went back to a time where Studio 54 was all the rage.
Looks from the Runway: Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, Tory Burch, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

So now that you know what I was into in 2011, what is it that I am looking forward to? Well, to sum it up: I am excited for all of the fun prints and patterns, the new take on the Tribe Vibe trend, the 1920s silhouettes, and sport couture. Also, Pantone's color of the year is Tangerine Tango. How fun is that?! 
I'll be dreaming of prints & silhouettes in 2012: Peter Som, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Zoe, and Altuzarra. 

What trends are y'all looking forward to? What did you like (or hate) about fashion in 2011? I wish all of my readers the best in the new year!

Photo Credit: Style.com and Harper's BAZAAR.


  1. Happy New Year doll!! I love lace, I stocked up on many things from the year with it all over!! I hope the New Year is a wonderful one for you! x

  2. I love, love lace. And I hope that you're able to get some rest after 8 days of work! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting :) I'm now following you.

  3. I've been loving pastels in general, and diverse colours in lace. Happy New Year! xo

  4. Thank you for stopping by from our blog and your lovely comment! Lace is my favorite trend at the moment :)
    Kisses and wishes for an amazing 2012!

  5. Happy New Year, my love! I had no idea that you have been working so much. That sucks! At least I know I can always find you on Twitter. ;)

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  6. Happy new year,i like this post,the tendences and clip of Beyoncé!

  7. Great spring style recap! Pea tea vodka sounds amazing though I have never tried it! xo style, she wrote

  8. Thanks for the comment on my blog !!!:)
    Your blog is awesome! ;)) I love this post! :) You follow each other? I hope your answer on MY BLOG ... And then I'll follow you BACK !!!!!!! XOXOXOXO

    A big kiss from Brazil !;):):)

  9. oh my goodness I LOVE the lace trend right now. lace anything-I'll take it! that beyonce video was...interesting haha! hope you had a great new years/christmas!

    The House of Shoes

  10. Great post, happy new year!!!


  11. Happy new year!! I can't wait to see what the spring trends are going to be.

  12. I'm following you, your blog is wonderful !!!:)


  13. Thank you for your comment and happy new year to you too :)



  14. You hit the nail on the head for me too! Lace! Color! It wasn't too bad a year, fashionwise...Happy New Year, lady!

  15. Aww, happy new year, lovely!
    I absolutely adored everything lacey this year and am going to fight to bring it all into 2012 with me, too! xx

  16. I have to agree, lace has been my favorite trend this year!

    Happy New year!

  17. Great trend roundup! I love lace and bold colors (perhaps the next trend!)

    Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  18. Great post! Great music! I am exuberant! I wish you every success and much creativity in the year ahead ... and look forward to your posts.

  19. The Beyonce video is fabulous, I adore it <3

  20. So many things which u showed here I loved last year!!
    Happy New Year, best wishes! Thank u for your comment!


  21. Happy New Year to you too! very cool this post



  22. gosh, i feel like i don't even know what spring fashions are coming up. but this past season had some fab trends with fur, snakeskin and sequins! i'll be looking forward to some bright colors!!!


  23. I can't think of anything I disliked, but I was definitely into the fun colors for fall/winter.

  24. i've been loving the lace trend too- spotted a few items at Anthro today that i wanted!

  25. What a great 2011 trend recap and 2012 trend forecast! Color blocking and bold colors were definitely my fave in 2011! Lace,bows, and polka dots are another girlie fave of mine:) and if you have to know,leopard print is my all time fave animal print!!! hehe.. Can't really think of anything that i dislike tho;P

    I did read that Pantone's Tangerine will be a big hit in 2012!!! i'm seriously thinking how to incoprorate this color in my outfit without actually looking like a tangerine! lol

    Wishing you a happy new year too, all the best in 2012!!!


  26. great post!!


  27. Hello!! Yay, so exciting that you'll be at The Texas Style Council - hope to see you there, definitley be sure to say hi!! And goodness, I'm so smitten with all of these trends - especially loving the lace. xo V

  28. I'm pumped for the new prints and patterns- and how we'll all mix-and-match them. :) Cheers to 2012!


  29. Fantastic fashion recap! I haven't heard that much about a 1920s trend but I'm looking forward to it now.

  30. looove all of it!
    we still haven't met up yet. :/ boo! coffee possibly soon?

  31. yes yes and yes. I loved most all of the trends from 2011, and I'm so excited to see where 2012 takes us! I hope you're enjoying your new year!

  32. Great recap of 2011, the lace was a thing that I have loved so much. The song of Beyoncé is fantastic, she's a diva :)
    Thanks for comment my blog!

  33. Prints and patterns. Major yes from me!! :)SArahD


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