2013 Year in Review

December 31, 2013

Hello, friends, and Happy New Year’s Eve!  I cannot believe it is the end of another year already and tomorrow is the first day of 2014!  Wow, shouldn’t we have flying cars by now or something??  ;)

I know everyone is publishing similar posts on their blogs, but I just can’t help myself, I’m jumping on the band wagon!  2013 was a year of personal growth for me.  I don’t have a big exciting bullet point list of all of the things I did this year, but I can say that I had a great year.  I really focused on my goals and where I am headed.  I also embraced where I am at and finally had the courage to start seizing some opportunities that have come my way.  It has been a really good year, but I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be even bigger and I am so excited for all that is to come!

All of that being said, there were plenty of great moments in 2013; allow me to share!  I did quite a bit of travelling this year starting in Boulder, CO where my mom and I visited my brother and his wife.  My next stop was the Big Island of Hawaii, a truly once in a lifetime experience that I am so grateful I was able to share with one of my best friends.  Last but not least, I went on (another) road trip with The Boyfriend to San Francisco for the Outside Lands festival where I saw Paul McCartney perform live – it was so incredibly AMAZING and definitely a highlight of my year!

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And, of course, there are the outfits!  I have to say that since starting this blog, I feel I have been able to really develop my personal style.  And since I’ve gotten a new tripod and spent more time really using my DSLR, I think my photos have (vastly) improved.  In a (totally unrealistic) attempt to keep this post short, here are the highlights – my most popular, and some of my personal favorite, outfit posts from 2013:

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Wow, what a year!  I am so grateful for all of the amazing opportunities that have come my way and even more so for all of the wonderful people in my life, including all of you, my readers old and new!

Do you have any exciting plans for tonight?? Given the fact that I was feeling so lousy yesterday because I am fairly certain I either had food poisoning or a very nasty, rapid flu, my plans mostly involve the couch, some Gatorade and maybe a couple movies, par-tay!  ;)

As always,  thanks for reading :), Kristi


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  • liliandruve

    Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!! :)

      December 31, 2013 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Wink n Pout

    Wow! You had a great year! Just seeing all your travel pictures for the first time, they are breathtaking! And as for your outfits, it is so hard to pick one but we loved you in that red dress and the denim on denim look!

    Happy new year to you! Hope 2014 brings you more happiness and adventures :)

    Love, Wink n Pout
    Blog , App

    December 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much! I had a really great year and so much to look forward to in the new year!! Thank you for being such wonderful friends, I can’t wait for another year of Wink n Pout! :)

      December 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply
  • pattypliu

    I love your outfits. From your style, I can just imagine how much fun you have putting your looks together. And the pictures from your travels are amazing. Happy New Year!


    January 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!!! I probably have a little too much fun haha but at least I am enjoying life, right? ;)
      I love traveling and photographing my adventures and I’m so glad you enjoyed my photos!! Thank you!
      Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’ll have to check your site out, too! Happy New Year! :)

      January 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • finlaygwynne

    Looks like an amazing year. I’m very jealous of your travels!

    January 2, 2014 at 10:30 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! Yes, I was very fortunate last year, but you just never know what life is going to throw your way! ;)

      January 2, 2014 at 10:34 am Reply
  • mckennapaigeryan

    Oh my goodness oh my goodness, I have that fox sweater from Gap too! *Eeep!* Everyone comes up to me now and says “What does your sweater say?” as a joke off “What does the fox say?” and I just start rocking out and singing “Ring ding ding ding ding!” So fun to see some of the photos from your year as I started following your blog late into the year, especially to see how your style developed! Can’t wait to see what is in store for you in the future!

    January 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Hahaha that song is so darn catchy, I love it! Thank you so much, I have had so much fun really working on my blog and there’s always so much more I want to do! I am excited for the new year, too! ;)

      January 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • pinsplace

    Love the picture of the daisy!

    January 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm Reply
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