13 is My Lucky Year.

Photographed in Central Park, New York City

Jacket: Walter Baker, not available online; Tank: Gap; Pants: Zara, old; Fedora: Nine West, old (Similar by Threadsence): Boots: Steve Madden; Handbag: Michael Kors: Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Pave Cone Cuffs: c/o Bauble Bar; Watch: Michael Kors; Animal Bangle: Bauble Bar: Twitter Handle Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana (featured in Open Sky Collection with Possessionista)

2013 has arrived.

And when it comes to thinking about the new year, its hard not to think about the past one, as well. 2012 was MAGICAL for me…I call it my “year of yes”….I said yes to anything and was willing to go out on a limb and trust my heart…I left 10 year retail job to become a full-time blogger, I got my own spinoff on Bravo (still can’t believe it and OMG’ing everyday!), I moved into a big girl apartment, I made new friends and got rid of the exhausting ones, I managed to stay single and worked on being the best version of myself, and I traveled….ALOT.

One of my favorite places that I visited this past year (9 times, to be exact!) was New York City.  Some trips I was there for a total of 24 hours, while other trips I stayed for 13 days (NYFW, duh!). But everytime I set foot in the Big Apple…I was overwhelmed with the same emotion…the energy, the street style, and the bright lights…its almost too much to take in at once and I get the this giddy feeling from head to toe.  And that feeling has led me to admit something that I am slightly ashamed of, “Dallas, while you will always be my one and only true love, I might be having a small affair with NYC.”

But Dallas, don’t overthink it…you are the most charming city in the world. You hold the key to my heart, have some of the best restaurants in the country, house plenty of beautiful and poised people, and have the most adorably irritating, yet unpredicatable weather.  I mean, in a city that birthed the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Neiman Marcus….what’t not to love?!

And that leads me to my biggest upcoming thrill for 2013: the premiere of Courtney Loves Dallas on Bravo!  Saying it out loud is still wild to me.  There are so many emotions that bubble up when I think about this new journey….excitement, anxiety, laughter…the list goes on and on.  But what I keep trying to remind myself is that every year has led me to this exhilarating moment…the tough year in 2010, the last year of my 20’s in 2011, and the year of yes in 2012…the combination of all those experiences have prepared me for the wild ride of 2013.

So, with that said….

Let’s Do This, 2013.

xo,

PS. In honor of Courtney Loves Dallas airing on my favorite network, Bravo, I am giving away a fun swag bag today filled with Bravo TV goodies! See the rafflecopter below for details to win! (If the widget below doesn’t load, just refresh your browser!) Good luck!

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  • Meaghan Moynahan

    Super excited for the premiere of your new show! & loving this fresh start to 2013

    xo Meaghan
    districtsparkle.com

  • Abbie

    In 2013, I’m most looking forward to starting graduate school as I get one step closer to my dream job.

  • Heather

    I am most looking forward to the year of traveling! On the list so far: Breckenridge, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Baltimore!

  • Rachel

    Looking gorge as usual….excited for your show…when does it start?

  • Sharon Shaffer

    I’m looking most forward to seeing my boyfriend who moved to Japan last year… LDRs are tough!!!!!

  • Stephanie Lucero

    I’m looking forward to turning 40 this year!!!!

  • Debbie Gonzales

    Happy New Year and Congrats on your Bravo show!! I am anxiously awaiting its premiere to get more of your fashion goodness and your other bright co-star, the city of Dallas!! You make Texas proud. 🙂

  • Katie

    Excited about the show! How fun!

  • Jordan

    I’m so happy you got your own show!!! You absolutely deserve the blessings coming to you. I’m definitely looking forward to that this year.

  • Samantha Humphrey

    Ahhh I love that MK bag.

  • Melissa

    I’m looking forward to moving into our new home, being a little more fashion forward, and of course watching Courtney Loves Dallas!

  • Elise

    I am excited that a new year always gives us another chance to “get it right”!

  • Andrea

    I’m most looking forward to traveling, fun times with family and friends and a new show called Courtney Loves Dallas!

  • Olivia

    So happy for you! Wish you all the best in 2013 & I cannot wait for Courtney Loves Dallas to start! I’m most looking forward to a fresh start in general 🙂

    xo Olivia
    go for the glam

  • Lindsey

    excited about your show to start!

  • Lauren

    SO exciting! Congrats & can’t wait to watch the show! In 2013, I am looking forward to launching my jewelry line with my best best friend, Anna!

    xo
    Lauren
    http://laurencroswell.tumblr.com/

  • Hollis

    Can’t wait for the new show! I’m most looking forward to the endless possibilities of 2013!

    Cheers,
    Holl

  • Dana Miller

    Looking forward to new opportunies and new Bravo programming! Both priorities!

  • Laurie

    Cannot wait to see you on Bravo again! Hasn’t been the same without you!

    Stay fabulous!

    xx

  • Erin B

    Awesome girl! Love your ‘tude and outlook.

  • Stefanie // Life on the Squares

    Courtney,

    Love the outfit and happy new year! Can’t wait to watch Courtney Loves Dallas – I miss Dallas so much (went to SMU)!

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  • Dana Miller

    Opportunities*

  • Alissa

    I’m looking forward to Courtney Loves Dallas, leduh!!!!!!! (Ok and also growing my blog 🙂

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

  • Krystal

    I am looking forwarding to working on me. I want to say yes when it is the best for me and no without any guilt. I will be 30 in April and I need to grow up.

  • Meaghan Biederman

    Looking forward to traveling more, and moving into my own big girl apartment 🙂

  • Maura

    I’m moving to a new city, yay!

  • Janice

    I am most looking forward to seeing what new things this year brings!

  • Gabby Portela

    So excited for your show to premiere! Loved you on most eligible dallas!

  • Amber

    Can’t wait for your new show!!!

  • Nikki

    Can’t wait for Courtney Loves Dallas to premier…I am looking forward to the exciting possibilities 2013 has in store!

  • Corinne

    I cannot wait until Courtney Loves Dallas airs on Bravo!! I was obsessed with MED because of Courtney and now her havin her own show is amazing!
    I hope everyone ha a fantastic 2913! I know mine will be fantastic because this is the year I turn 21! Woo!

    Happy 2013!

  • Shawnna

    So excited for your show!

  • Suzy

    Going back to school, going back to Hawaii and going back to old friends. 2013 is the year of the throwback!

  • Brooke

    I am looking forward to a fresh start, a positive year, new beginnings, and of course your new show – so excited!!

    xoxo,
    Brooke

  • Sarah

    I’m looking forward to taking chances this year, on love and life, and for love and life!

  • Huong

    What a great year for you, Courtney! I have been thinking about being a full-time blogger, but the decision is so hard when you’re still paying off loans/debt. You’re such an inspiration. Do you mind my asking? What did you do in the retail world? I love Dallas too and having lived in the DFW area my whole life, I am so happy and glad I moved to downtown this past year. I can’t wait to see another fashionable and successful year from you. I like how you see your years in themes so I think I’ll try that and some more leopard print this year. 😉

    Pink Carnations

  • Cher

    Looking forward to see where travels will take me!

  • Lilliana Espinoza

    I always read your blog it excites me, to find out what Courtney wore. I never leave a reply, but this post is my favorite of all and I’m excited for this new year and of course your new show.

  • Kristen W.

    I am most looking forward to becoming the best version of myself possible!

  • Cat

    Excited for you, my friends and I actually had dinner next to y’all at st Ann on New Year’s Eve, you looked fab!

  • Maygan

    As soon as I moved to this fabulous city, the first thing I searched was the fashion scene and I came across your amazing blog. I love your style, your knack for pairing affordable pieces with high end names, and your love for this great city! I have never seen your original show, but I can’t wait to see the new one!

  • AmandaO

    I’m looking forward to 2013 because my brother comes home from deployment in Afghanistan!

    Can’t wait for the premiere of your show!

  • Krystin

    Congrats on such a great year! I’m excited for what 2012 has in store for you! I still love seeing you around Uptown! 🙂

  • Wen

    Can’t wait for your show! Happy 2013!

  • Chels

    Nice. Look fwd to watching your spinoff show on Bravo!

    Love your blog too!! Keep rockin’ it.

  • Lizz

    Starting my own blog!

  • Kalli

    I’m looking forward to being a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding in Greece this June!

    http://kompsi.wordpress.com

  • Sami

    I am most looking forward to lots of travel.. but I’d be lying is you and Brad weren’t the two shows I was most excited about! 🙂

  • Taylor Schaffer

    I will turn 24 this year- a number I have always oddly loved. Plus- I’m excited to tackle my list of 2013 to-dos!

  • Kelly

    Hopefully it is my lucky year too, I love your red bag!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Melanie

    Love the outfit and BRAVO! Cant wait to see the show and hopefully win the swag bag!!

  • Erin

    Looking forward to the SUMMERTIME!

    xx,
    E

  • Tracy Mann

    My first wedding anniversary 🙂

  • Christin

    yayyyy to 2013

  • Tiffany Elam

    I couldn’t be more excited for Courtney Loves Dallas!

    Also, I got this bag in black for Christmas & I love it so much!!

    xo,
    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

  • Ian

    Love you, Miss Courtney Kerr. The Chicago Gays (and the ladies who brunch with them) are anxiously awaiting the premiere of your new show. As for me, 2013 is the year I finally fulfill my destiny and become a doctor! I still can’t believe it sometimes. First one in my entire extended family. And I’ll be doing it in style! Keep rocking it out, girl! XOXO -Your Chicago Gay 🙂

  • lindsey sullivan

    Most looking forward to a fresh start!

  • Shay Shull

    This is going to be your year Miss Courtney! I just know it!! Lots of love!

  • liz

    I am so excited for 2012 to be over with, and to have a fresh start with 2013!!!

  • Nytavia

    I am so excited for your new show and I love your blog. You are truly an inspiration to me!

  • Jacinda C.

    Most looking forward to really “living” and enjoying every moment this year!

  • Stephanie

    I LOVE that hat! Looks darling on you:)

    Thank you for the inspiring post…where was your 10-year retail job? I had no idea you were in retail before! Pretty impressive and later to become a full-time blogger. Congrats on your achievements!

    http://ishowedupinboots.com

  • ruthanne

    looking forward to another year with my husband and getting FREE from my job to be stay at home!!!

  • erica seda

    I am most looking forward to getting our treadclimber and starting a healthier lifestyle. My daughter eats very healthy, but mamma and dadda aren’t doing the same. And we are moving this August, that should be fun! And our annual beach vacation, can’t wait for that !

  • Chelsea

    So incredibly happy for you and your amazing 2012 journey! I can’t wait to see your show! Love the jacket you are wearing, keep up the great work!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

  • Steph

    Looking forward to seeing you on your new show.. congrats!!

  • Marissa

    I’m looking forward to renovating our apartment while I finish Nursing school, engaging more with the blog community & soaking up ALL my favorite TV shows including COURTNEY LOVES DALLAS!

  • Kate Gillett

    I am most looking forward to graduating college and starting adult life:)

  • Alison

    I cannot wait for your new spin off to air. You always have the most witty and hilarious remarks – your personality made that show, so no surprise you have another one coming! Thanks for the always entertaining blog posts & happy 2013!

  • abby

    looking forward to new adventures & travel opportunities in 2013! & hopefully a trip back to TX!

  • Rose

    Looking forward to trying for baby number two this year!

  • Lauren Christenson

    Looking forward to exploring more of my new city (Dallas) and trying new things!!!

  • Rebekah Hearn

    Courtney LOVES Dallas! LE DUH!

  • Melissa Fielitz

    I’m looking forward to spending more time with my husband and kids. Time goes by so fast!

  • Kelly

    The birth of my future fashionista!

  • Martha L.

    I am looking forward to new opportunities and adventures in 2013!!

  • susan

    i’m looking forward to your new show!

  • Michelle

    Def cant wait to see ur show! Also pumped for myself to take on new jobs in 2013!

  • ashley macias

    Im looking forward to starting.my career!

  • Naya

    Happy New Year!

  • Kristen

    looking forward to a fresh start and starting my career!

  • Sarah

    Looking forward to your show! Can’t wait to watch!!

  • Brenda M.

    I’m most looking forward to more traveling – the sky’s the limit!

  • Leah Watkins

    Bravo’s great new line up
    The Fashion
    Kicking butt at the gym

  • Libi Prince

    So stoked for CLD and 2013!!!

  • Ashley

    Love the tough-but-chic outfit, Courtney! You look fabulous, as usual. 🙂

    Congrats on Courtney Loves Dallas- can’t wait to see you back on Bravo!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

  • Cathy Clark

    I cannot wait for your new show!

  • Dawn

    Can’t wait for your new Bravo show. I was hoping you would be back on Bravo. Love your style!

  • miridenise

    what i am most looking forward besides your new show (you were my fave on M.E.D.) is finding a career in something i enjoy just like you did!

  • Leah

    Traveling out to San Fran to see my sister!

  • kaley

    Im excited for your new BRAVO show!! Cant wait to start watching you again!

  • Veronica Glam

    Looking forward to Courtney Loves Dallas this year!

  • Jamie

    Just found your blog, love it!

    http://www.inspirationlush.com

  • Kimberly

    Love, love, LOVE this outfit. The bag is the best 🙂