Dec 30, 2011

NYE Series {Guest Post} Grace of Stripes and Sequins

Our next guest doesn't need an introduction as I'm sure all of you already know who this wonderful lady is. Grace, from Stripes and Sequins, is one talented gal. Her blog is always full of amazing DIY project ideas, the latest fashion trends, and much more. Once you're done reading about her 2012 resolutions and NYE traditions, I suggest you run over to her blog and show her some love.
Hi Fashion Truffles readers, Grace here, from Stripes & Sequins. If you aren't familiar with it, Stripes & Sequins is a lifestyle/fashion blog.  I share daily inspiration, my favorite things, and weekly do-it-yourself projects.  Like Viv, I'm based in New York City.  I'm honored to be guest posting for Viv as her blog is one of my daily reads. 

Growing up, my parents had (and still have) a restaurant on Cape Cod.  They would work, and my sisters and I would stay in and watch Disney movies and then watch the ball drop.  Our house is attached to the restaurant, so my parents would be sure to come inside to count down with us.  As I got older, I would work too.  I slowly climbed the ranks from silverware dryer to dishwasher to bus girl to food runner to waitress.  After college, I stopped working to spend the night with my friends.  Today, the boyfriend and I have a huge New Year's Eve party every year.  It's always so much fun.  A big mix of my friends and his friends...  people fly in from all over the place - this year, the furthest is from Northern Ireland... our very close friends are making the trek over.  There is always a story to tell. This year, we're going with a Roaring Twenties / Great Gatsby theme... I can't wait!

This year my New Years resolutions are simple.  I'm making some big changes over at the blog, focusing on getting back into shape, and (like Carly,) I'm determined to learn how to sew and take a photography class.

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  1. So happy to read a guest post from Grace! This series is fabulous Viv! A Roaring Twenties theme sounds so fun, and I cannot wait to see pictures. And I'm happy to hear someone else has similar resolutions. I need to start looking for classes ASAP.

    Happy New Year to both of you fabulous ladies!



  2. A twenties theme is the perfect way to ring in the new year!

  3. Good luck with your resolutions!! Excited to follow your progress. :)


  4. great post! wishing you the best NYE celebration ever!

    Hope you are having great holidays :)


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  5. I love your blog! Really cute!



  6. Grace's party sounds amazing. Great series Viviana! Have a wonderful New Years Eve ladies!

  7. I want to come to your party! LOL. That sounds amazing!
    Happy New Year everyone!!

  8. So fun! I'm a big fan of Grace's blog and am totally on board with her resolutions. Gym and photo class are both topping my plans for 2012. Great to discover your blog.


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