I hope you have the chance to look back on 2014 fondly tonight, but before you gauge the past 365 days as a year of progress or regression, I urge you to measure it by more than the balance in your bank account or that latest promotion. If 2014 has taught me anything, it’s that your existence is measured by much more than conventional modes of success.
Tonight as the ball drops, think of the lessons you have learned this year, how you have evolved, the new relationships you have formed (or even the old you have rekindled), the challenges you have taken on, and the impact you have had on others. Whether you are having a cozy night at home or are painting the town red, remember to make this night a celebration of the year’s victories, as measured by your terms. A very happy new year to each of you.
CARDIGAN: BANANA REPUBLIC | T-SHIRT: HUGO GUINNESS FOR J.CREW | SKIRT: BANANA REPUBLIC | BEANIE: AMERICAN EAGLE | BELT: J.CREW | BOOTIES: RACHEL ZOE | HANDBAG: ALDO | SOCKS: URBAN OUTFITTERS |SUNGLASSES: RAY-BAN | RINGS: TOPSHOP | LIPS: BITE HIGH PIGMENT PENCIL IN ‘CORVINA’ | NAILS: MARC JACOBS HI-SHINE LACQUER IN ‘LE CHARM
Photos by Mike Avery