Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Favorite 12 of 2012

2012 was a very significant year for me. I achieved many of the goals I had set for myself, made new friends, started high school (!!!), shared many laughs, and most importantly started Freshmen Fashion. My life changed in so many ways during this year. Hopefully, your year was just as good as mine. I want to wrap up the year by sharing 12 of my favorite things from 2012 with you guys. If you would like, I encourage you to make a set on polyvore and show me your favorite items from 2012 and tag me (@beverlylorraine) in it. I'd love to see what you've been obsessed with this year. Here are my favorites.

As I always say "fashion is a part of me" and during this year there was no exception to my motto. In 2012 I believe I better developed my personal style "rocker-chic/glam business/pinup girl influenced/...". Also my love for everything fashion became stronger (I didn't think it was possible) thanks to this blog.
Some of my favorite fashion picks from 2012:

- Denim shirts
I bought a denim shirt from H&M similar to the shirt featured up above at the beginning of the school year and have worn it over 100 times and styled it in so many ways since then. Denim shirts are great because they are so versatile. You can dress them up with statement necklaces or dress them down with scarves and skinny jeans. What I love most about my denim shirt is that it is  medium light in color so I can pair it with dark wash skinnies for a modern look.

- Cropped Black Blazer
Also at the beginning of the school year I purchased basic black cropped blazer originally around $40 for $7 at Kohl's. The blazer shown above is very similar to mine. Everyone should own at least one basic blazer. They are comfortable, classy, and can easily dress up any graphic t-shirt or pair of jeans. Although some blazers can be pricey you can find affordable options in fun colors/patterns at stores like Charlotte Russe, Forever21, and H&M. If you buy a nice quality blazer it will last you forever and turn out to be a great investment.

-Wedge Ankle Booties
All throughout 2012 I have been rocking some seriously high wedge booties. My favorites are from the Simply Vera Vera Wang collection for Kohl's. I found them on the clearance rack for more than 50% off. It was an amazing deal. The ones featured in the picture above are very similar. You can buy yourself a pair right here

-Floral/Patterned Scarves
Scarves have been and always will be a high part of my wardrobe. They're an inexpensive way to transform and update any outfit. They're also a great way to add a bright splash of color to punch up your look. This year I've been obsessed with floral and cheetah print scarves. The one shown is from H&M.


-Charm Bracelets
I have been in love with charm bracelets in 2012. I've been wearing them constantly. One of my favorite Christmas gifts was from two of my best friends. They gave me the two beautiful gold Alex and Ani bracelets that are shown in the collage above. I love them! If your reading my loves, thank you very much. :) You can get your very on piece of Alex and Ani jewelry right here.

So ummmm... this was one of the coolest things ever. 


My favorite beauty products from 2012:

My daily makeup look is always all about my eyes. I rarely wear bold lipstick so most often I like to play up my eyes and eyelashes. I have been using this mascara all year long (I especially love the waterproof version) and it amps up my lash volume, adds length, and overall makes my lashes look super flirty and full. What more could I ask a mascara for?

This primer is very inexpensive (only $1!) and works wonders. I helps keep my eyeshadow last all through the school day and is an overall wonderful product.

- Dark nailpolish
I have been wearing dark nailpolish all throughtout the fall and winter. I love Revlon's nailpolish. Valentine is a great shade of dark red.


Music is one of my many loves. Besides my usual faves (Greenday's new trilogy is awesome) these two albums really stood out to me.

Hot Fuss The Killers
The Killers happen to be one of my new favorite bands that I discovered in 2012. There songs have always been some of my favorites but I guess I never really knew who they were by. Hot Fuss is definitely one of my favorite albums now and "Mr. Brightside" has always been one of my favorite songs. You can buy this CD here.

Light Me Up The Pretty Reckless
I am in love with every single song on this album. I also appreciate Taylor Momsen's love for leather jackets, studs, and knee-high boots. You can buy this CD here.


I am not a huge movie fan. The only movies that I can watch from start to finish are horror movies or stupid comedies. They are the only genres that will hold my attention and keep me captivated. Ask any of my friends who have ever gone to the movies with me, if I don't find the movie interesting I will always find a way to make fun of it. I'm a pretty harsh critic.

The Perks of being a Wallflower
This movie has got to be one of the best I have ever seen. Everything about it was sheer perfection. Logan Lerman is one of my favorite actors along with Emma Watson. Me and my friend are absolutely obsessed with this movie now.  She bought me the book for Christmas and I can't wait to start reading it. The soundtrack ("Come on Eileen" anyone???) is also great. I don't believe that this movie is out on DVD yet but... you can pre-order it right here from Barnes & Noble.


As you may or may not know I love reading fashion related books. Here's a post about some of my favorites.

Style Lauren Conrad
Just an all around great book. I love Lauren Conrad's style. Purchase this book here.

 I hope that you all have a very safe New Year's Eve and an extremely happy 2013.

I encourage you to make a set on polyvore and show me your favorite items from 2012 by tagging me (@beverlylorraine) in it.


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