My Dear Readers,
The year is coming to an end…and I couldn’t be happier.
Not because I need a reboot, but because 2013 has been the best year of my life. New job, new friends, I started singing and playing music again, I travelled to places I never thought I’d go, my self confidence has grown by leaps and bounds. The list goes on and on.
But it has taken a lot of work to get here, and I’m not perfect. When I have bad days, it’s your comments that lift me up and make me smile so hard my face hurts. When I get angry at the fashion industry for promoting an unattainable body image, I don’t get depressed, I get hopeful. I stand up on my blog soapbox and preach to the most amazing audience – you!
Thank you for listening to me. Thank you for being a reader and supporter of Do The Hotpants. Without you, 2013 wouldn’t have been half as amazing as it was. I don’t make a living from my blog. I do it because I love it. I have fun. This is my creative outlet and this is where I can be myself and say what’s on my mind. And I know I have amazing readers who support me.
I’m so excited for the new year and I hope you are too. This blog’s only gonna get MORE AWESOME so stay tuned!!!!
And to all of you with weight loss resolutions for 2014…FUCK THAT ISH. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT AND ABSOLUTELY GODDAMN FABULOUS THE WAY YOU ARE. GO EAT A PIECE OF CAKE AND ENJOY THE BODY YOU’RE IN RIGHT NOW.
LATER DUDES AND HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!
(p.s. I’ve picked some favorite moments of 2013. clicking each photo will take you to the original post)
Sorry for the overwhelming amount of photos of myself.
If you’ve made it this far, I thank you.
HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!!!
I wish you a wonderful new year!
Thank you so much for your superawesome blog! I enjoy every new post and I just love your sense of fashion! Thank you for all you do :*
Have a blast!
<3 <3 <3 thank you for your support boo :')
Hi Dana –
I’ve *so* enjoyed keeping up with you this year, and can’t wait to see how your blog transforms into 2014. I may be repeating myself, but you are truly one of a handful of fashion mavens and bloggers that bring creativity, spirit and individuality to what you do.
Happy New Year!
this brought tears to my eyes, sorry for belated reply <3 and thank you for the kind words
That’s the spirit, Dana! :D Love your amazing posts and your gorgeous personality!
2013 was even more awesome because I discovered your blog! <3 You're truly inspiring, inside out!
2014 will be even crazier and funnier <3
My Fashion Insider
YOU MUST COME TO NYC MISSY!!! <3 <3 <3
You are truly a one-of-a-kind exquisite personality. I love your blog and can’t wait to see the next one!! Have a wonderful New Year and stay true to yourself.
Love you much– Happy Birthday in nineteen days and Happy New Year.
thanks grandma. miss you lots.
Love you so much Dana! So glad I could be a part of your 2013 journey. Here’s to kicking more ass in 2014!!! <3
love yu and miss uuuu
Happy New Year Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of you in2014!
thanks Christine!!! thanks for all your support <3
Happy New Year! You are smart and funny and awesome! Your style is very unique!
aww thank you lady. much love from nyc!
So glad to have discovered your blog this year! You’re a breath of fresh air :)
Keep up the good work, lady! Wishing you a happy 2014!
A DASH OF FASH
hope your 2014 has been wonderful so far. sending love!!!!