Monday, 4 January 2016

OOTD - Happy New Year + Real Talk


Now that the champagne has been popped and 2016 already rung in, it seems strange to do a new years post now - but I couldn't let such a huge milestone go by without addressing it properly.  I've always loved the refreshing sense of rejuvenation and self-reflection that comes along with a new year.  Although my resolutions are fairly constant each year (one day I will eat healthier and get back to the gym) this year is especially exciting for me.  I've made the conscious decision to really focus on the blog, and devote more of my time to it.  The fact of the matter is that I get such joy out of La Petite Noob, and I feel like life is too short to not pursue your passion.  That being said, I do want to thank all of you for helping me make this dream a reality - I absolutely cannot wait to see what path this journey allows me to walk down.  So stay tuned for some big things coming to LPN this year, and please always feel welcome to let me know what you would like to see for future posts. You guys are the absolute best, and I can't wait to take 2016 by storm together! 

Dress - Forever 21, Coat - Toyshop Petites, Boots - Zara
Headband - Forever 21





How was your new years eve?  I had an absolute blast ringing in the new year with my parents, one of my brothers, uncles and cousins - with Brian and Fritz in tow, of course.  We ate like kings, drank ourselves silly with champagne and just enjoyed the feeling that comes along with family being together.  Although some may find staying in with family to be boring for new years, I come from a 'been there, done that' perspective about going out to big parties - this lady has spent one too many new years eve waiting over an hour in line for coat check at the end of the night! Just because we chose to stay in, doesn't mean that we skipped getting dressed for the occasion. I've been waiting for an excuse to wear this sparkly shift dress, and what better than new years eve?  Paired with some over the knee boots and a fuzzy jacket to keep warm, I felt totally festive while staying comfortable for the evening.




I hope that you're 2016 is off to a fabulous start! Let me know what you got up to this new years eve - did you stay in like me, or did you paint the town red?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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  1. So excited to hear more about your plans! Congratulations on such an amazing year! I totally stayed in with friends on NYE- but obvi got fancied up! This dress perfect on you!

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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    1. Thank you Gabriella! I had a ton of fun following along your New Years shenanigans on Snapchat - who says that staying in is boring?? Excited for what 2016 has in store for us!

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  2. Our posts are so similar today...old lady status + getting dressed up regardless of where you are is the best option in my books, haha! You look gorgeous girl!

    xo Kaylee
    http://www.theblondielocks.com/

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  3. Congratulations Joelle! So happy for you! I can't wait to see what comes out of the next year, I just know it will be great things!

    Courtney
    La Belle Sirene 

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    1. Thank you so much Courtney! I think that 2016 will be an amazing year for all of us!

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  4. Happy New Year!!Wishing you the best for the new year and achieving your goal of maybe full time job at La Petite Noob? Never say never!

    Eleni xo
    Bijuleni

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    1. LOL it's true, never say never - although my retail addiction may keep that goal at bay for some time :p

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  5. Happy New Year, Joelle! Excited to see what 2016 brings :)

    xo Chloe
    xoChloeGordon

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    1. Thank you so much Chloe - same to you! Love watching your videos.

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  6. So excited to see what's coming!! You and your blog have had such a great year!

    I totally just hung out with my folks at the annual party we go to. Ugly sweaters, glorious amounts of food, games, and a 5 minute walk from my bed :)

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. YES the 5 minute walk to bed! You really can't beat that! Looking forward to many more Kris+Joelle hangouts in 2016 - I'm hoping to make my way to MTL!

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  7. This is such a pretty outfit! The dress and the coat are so perfect together.

    My NYE was also pretty low key...but I still wore the sequins, since I wanted to. Happy New Year!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Thank you Jackie! As much as I hate how winter ruins dresses with coats, I'm glad that they were able to pair well together this time. Sequins in new years is a must! xo

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  8. I stayed in with family on NYE too, and it was WONDERFUL! Much needed after the craziness of the holidays. I'm excited to see what's in store for your blog in 2016 - I've loved following you this past year!

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    1. Sounds like a wonderful New Years Eve - I love that you spent it with family as well! Thank you so much for your support Lena, it means the world to me :)

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  9. Dear you’re really beautiful.Love the outfits!
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