In Retrospect, 2013

2013 was a milestone year for me. I graduated from my university with honors and recognition, secured a full-time job, participated in a few art exhibitions, traveled to a new place that felt like home (Portland), took multiple trips to one of my favorite cities (New Orleans), and made so many new friends. Of course, the past year wasn’t without its challenges; I said goodbye to two close family members, my Grandpa Pat and my great-grandmother Mimi, both within the span of a couple of months. While there isn’t much that can make death more palatable, I felt very fortunate to have spent time with both of them this year before the passed.

I couldn’t think of a better way to close the year. I spent the final couple of weeks binging on Tex Mex with my twin sister who was visiting from across the country. On New Year’s Eve, I shared nachos with an old and dear online friend Cassie, who was stopping through Texas on her way to Brazil (!!!!). I rang in midnight with Spice Girls, shots, and friends. Lots of Beyoncé. Champagne kisses. Sore feet. Makeup fully intact the next morning. (Still can’t find my heels.)

New Years is always a frightening reminder of how quickly time passes. Just a few days ago, my friend of twenty years just gave birth to her first child, a baby boy. Today, my little sister turns seventeen. Thank god I color my hair because I’m pretty sure it’s grey underneath.

Some recent Instagram shots:

Breakfast in bed with Chloé Attitudes, a Christmas gift from my sister

Agent Provocateur Mercy bra

My sister and my matching Lanvin loafers

Brown paper Christmas presents for my family

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  1. Laila
    January 8, 2014 at 7:13 am

    What a lovely post! Sounds like you had a great 2013 and I wish you every happiness for 2014 XX


  2. Lindsay
    January 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I’m glad your year wrapped up nicely! I look forward to more posts in 2014! :)

    By the way, I love your socks in the first picture! Do you mind if I ask where you got them?


    • Catherine
      January 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

      They are by Madewell! It looks like they’re sold out, but I know usually has similar ones! :)


  3. Crystal
    January 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Congratulations with all your accomplishments in 2013!

    Love the lingerie.


  4. Mindy | Arc Line Space Dot
    February 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Really enjoy your writing and blog. I hope 2014 is off to a wonderful start for you and am excited to see what it brings for us all. Thanks so much for the inspiration!