|White Princess Coat Steve Madden (available in black here) | Black Silk Blouse Diane von Furstenberg | Red Midi Skirt Express | Cheers Necklace and Gift Bow Earrings Kate Spade | Buckle Down Bracelet in Gold Urban Gem via Rocksbox | Gold Leather Triple Wrap Tassel Bracelet E. Kammayer Accessories (here) | Black Patent Ulltra Pumps Steve Madden | Lipstick: Le Rouge GRENAT INITIE 307 Givenchy (here) ||
Happy New Year!
Today I thought I'd share my outfit from Christmas Day instead of doing a recap of my favorite outfits of the year. This outfit is formal enough for a Christmas Eve dinner, but also could work for a New Year's Eve party. I really love the red midi skirt. It is from Express, and while it isn't available online, I found it in stores. I had a little bit of a shopping spree at Express and Kate Spade this last month and while I bought items for other people, I grabbed quite a few things for myself. The adorable earrings and necklace are some of the other goodies I snagged for myself.
Although I like making resolutions on my birthday more so than for the New Year, I have come to terms that it might not be a bad idea to reinforce the one's I made:
1) Be better with my body - I have taken different classes, most related to dance, so I am at least making that effort. I still have not found a workout routine to stick with, but there is at least some progress in this department.
2) Know when to let go - A lot has been entering my apartment, but luckily I am also making progress in getting rid of things. I am happy to say my apartment is organized, but there are still a lot of things waiting to go, either to be sold on Poshmark or donated/recycled.
3. Make others smile - I feel I made a lot of people happy this month by doing something very simple. I made cupcakes for a 30th birthday party of a good friend and for the ladies at Poshmark, I helped locate a venue for our office Holiday Party, I sent out Chritmas Cards and gave people close to me gifts. Although I know I don't need to give everyone a gift, I felt really happy showing people I was thinking of them. I am grateful for the people in my life and during this time of the year I especially want to show it.
I am doing pretty well with most of the goals I made for myself, but the damage I did holiday shopping will need to be addressed with the resolution of paying off the credit card I used and really sticking to a tight budget with very little room to shop. Although it is something I like to do, I really need to focus on my health and spend less time shopping from home. I might need to give myself an extra challenge with my current wardrobe and make an attempt to wear everything at least once (excluding prom dresses.) It might be the necessary push I need to also let go of more items and potentially make some extra cash off of items I am still holding on to.
Thanks for sticking around with me until the end of 2014. Looking forward to sharing more outfits, recipes and reviews on the blog and to accomplish these goals I've set for myself for 2015. What are your goals for the new year? Let me know!
Until next year,