The Tune of My 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I find myself flooded with memories — all amazingly vivid despite their multitude. And while I am tempted to sit here and reflect on them all, I realize that in the background of my beautifully chaotic life has been one constant: music. Throughout every plane ride, tailgate (including one announcing the engagement of my best friends), run (& race), work day and more somber moments, there has been a playlist to see me through. So here, for your listening enjoyment, is my 2013 according to music. Thirteen songs to be exact.

Hope you enjoy.

Happy New Year! ~Katherine

1. Pompeii, Bastille

2. Clarity, Zedd

3. Let Go, RAC

4. Royals, Lorde

5. Ho Hey, Nashville Cast (Lennon & Maisy cover, amazing)

6. Roar, Katy Perry

7. Off to the Races, Lana Del Ray

8. I Love It, Icona Pop

9. Ribs, Lorde

10. Warm Water, Banks (Snakehips Remix Version)

11. Counting Stars, OneRepublic

12. The Wire, Haim

13. Mr. Brightside, The Killers (For those who know me, I saved the best for last. 🙂 )

Encore:

Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey (on the last 800m of the Chicago Half Marathon…); Young and Beautiful, Lana Del Ray (song of Gatsby), Dark Horse, Katy Perry; What Now, Rihanna; I Want Crazy, Hunter Hayes

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Onward to 2013!

Hard to believe 2012 is coming to a close, isn’t it? For me personally, this past year feels both like a blink and an eternity all at once. I can’t believe that just a year ago, I was about to embark on my last semester of college. My classmates and I headed back to campus in January with an infinite amount of excitement en tow – it was almost electric. We were ready to enjoy a series of lasts without fully realizing the finality of graduation. With #YOLO leading the way, we charged through spring managing to balance academics with plenty (and I do mean plenty) of fun. From cruising off to the Bahamas for Spring Break to singing the alma matter with a degree in hand, this has been one heck of a year. And did I mention that life in the “Real World” also commenced? It’s certainly a change from college life, but parallels do exist. It’s about squeezing in just enough fun to make the tough days bearable, and remembering that no matter what, it’s the people that make every chapter of life worth living.

Here’s to a fabulous, prosperous, and healthy new year – live the life you’ve always dreamed of!

xx Cocoa & Lace

CL 12 29 12 New Year

  • The Toast: The Flirtini (marie claire)
  • The Dress: Morris Sequined Dress (BCBG)
  • The Party: Anywhere, USA (snapshot via Cocoa & Lace)