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This year is coming to an end tonight and what a year it was…I am feeling a bit –lot– nostalgic about this because 2011 was so special for me, full of such incredible experiences, trips and new people in my life.
I start every year thinking and hoping to have an even better new year and so far it has happened so once again, here I am hoping that 2012 brings even better things.
I hope you all have an amazing start of the year and the amazing thing about life is that every day, we get the chance to start over, so why not today?



I FINALLY got around to do this DIY but since I didn’t want to ruin one of my favorite denim shirts, I went and bought a cheap one at a small store and luckily, the operation was successful!. …This DIY is as simple as they come so if you are feeling adventurous, here is what you need and the step by step:


*Special fabric bleach in powder (if you can’t find it, use normal bleach)
*Gold buttons (make sure they are the same size as the buttons you are replacing)


1. Remove all the old buttons from the shirt (thats if you decide to change the buttons like I did)

2. If you are using the special fabric bleach, follow the instructions on the package to get the color off the sleeves. I had to heat up the water and pour the powder into the hot water.

3. If you are using normal bleach, pour the bleach (Carefully, otherwise you will stain your clothes) on a small tub with a little bit of water (enough to cover the part you want to bleach).

4. Make the sleeves wet BEFORE you get them in the pot or tub.

5. Once you have your sleeves wet and on the water with the beach, leave it there and move it occasionally so that the color disappears evenly.

6. See the color disappear and get it out of the water when you are happy with the shade. (you can leave it until its very light or maybe a lighter shade of blue).

7. Rinse it and dry it (I washed it again with fabric softener to get the bleach smell off it)

8. If you decide to change the buttons as I did, stitch them once its dry.



Don’t be fooled by the title of this post, I would never wear Crocs on the blog – not the actual animal, but the hideous looking shoe – , not that I hate them, I just really really really dislike them, ok I hate them, what I do love is the croc print on my skirt which was actually the back of the skirt, but I loved it so much, that I decided to wear it on the front.
I know, I know, I have been wearing my Versace for H&M items a lot now, but it was the best opportunity for me to wear this skirt without having to wear tights as well, so I took it ;)

I wore this on Christmas day and its probably the first time in my life that I have worn something with a palm and croc print during the holiday season, I just felt so daring -plus it was hot outside- :P

Skirt: Versace for H&M / Shoes: ZARA / Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim