Thursday, January 2, 2014

The one where I started liking New Years

To be honest....I hate New Year's. I've just never been a fan. Something about it seems sad to me. I know it's supposed to represent fresh beginnings and new possibilities but I always seem to hang on to the nostalgia of the year passing, the fact that time is passing faster than I'd like....ok, and maybe that there's no holiday in which we get off work for another 5 months. 
New Year | via Tumblr

Last year's New Year's was so much fun...and different...with a hiking trip. And this year I was determined to stay on my mission of learning to love NYE. 

And I'm so glad I did because I had SO.MUCH.FUN.

I went to Bungalow Ball, which was a great Gatsby-themed party with some really awesome girls. We pre-partied at a friend's condo and then spent our night dancing and laughing. So many fun memories and such a great way to bring in the New Year. 
NYE Prep...Being a girl is so much also involves a lot of time and glue 

Such a fun group

New Friends! <3

Being Silly 

and, New Year's Day with my girls

How did you spend your New Year's Eve? 


P!nky said...

I'm with you lady. I always want to look back, nostalgically, to what was. But, I find my inner NYE by the end of the night.

Looks like such a wonderful group of ladies. I agree, being a girl is sooo fun :)!


The Pink Growl said...

Ashley, my friend, you are stunning. I've always loved NYE, it's just such a great chance to feel like you get a fresh start. Even though really, you can do that at anytime. XOXO

BLovedBoston said...

What a fun party!!! You girls all looked fabulous - and those lashes - get it girl!! Sounds like you had a great time!

Elise said...

I feel you on NYE...I do love it, but it's hard not to feel a little sad at the same time. I seriously feel like I was JUST celebrating NYE last month.

Tiffany said...

What a fun party!! Sounds like it was a blast! I'm like you...the nostalgia of a year being over is rough, but I also kinda like the new beginning idea. I'm way more lame, however, in that I went to dinner with my boyfriend and his best friend, hit up the best friend's hot tub, and was in bed by 11. Ha!

Rissy said...

You looked absolutely beautiful Ash! Please teach me how to glue on my fake lashes so they are not just looking up at me like "mehhh why won't you wear me?"

I'm so proud of you for your new found love of NYE : )

Erica Ashley said...

That looks like so much fun! I love all of your dresses! Happy New Year!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you look so great, ash! love your NYE outfit - so sassy! you are just beautiful, friend.

and let me know when you are up for a 5 hour "coffee date" again. i'm up for it anytime. ;)

happy new year!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

What a fun idea for a party!!

We spent it at a friend's house. The guys were playing poker, while the women were standing around with each other hehe

My-cliffnotes said...

That sounds so fun!!

Katie said...

I really want to try false eyelashes. Any suggestions for best kind?

They look great on you!

Fit With Flash said...

I would like NYE if THIS is what we could do. My BFF and I were talking about it the other night. Never happens though… and I don't know if I'd really spend the money to do it either. Looks like you had a great time! Happy New Year, friend.