|White Gold Button Blouse and Tan Petticoat Momo International | Metallic Pleated Skirt Devlin (here) | Trench Coat and Pink Bow Thin Belt Banana Republic Factory Store | Abba Earrings in Ballerina Loren Hope rented via Rocksbox | Sunburst Bangle in White House of Harlow 1960 rented via Rocksbox (here) | Nude Patent Ulltra Heels Steve Madden | Le Rouge Fuchsia Irresistible Lipstick Givenchy|
A new year and a new look. As a birthday wish, I asked Armando to help me redesign the blog's site, and I am happy to see share this labor of love with you today.
I am 24 now, and I can't believe how quickly the year went by! It feels like it was really only yesterday that I was writing up my own personal goals for my 23rd birthday. If you don't remember that post, last year I wanted to spend more quality time with people I liked, become more financially aware, and travel more. I think I could still work on spending more time with people, especially calling my family more often. As for being financially aware, I've actually saved more than I thought I would. I took on paying not just my own student loans this year, but also the ones my parents took out and I have still managed to put away some money into savings every month. And, I went to Japan to visit my sister twice last year which is a lot more traveling than I had done in the past.
Now I have some new goals set for myself:
1) Be better with my body - I will readily admit I am pretty happy with my figure and never feel like going to the gym or working out, but it is about time I stick to some kind of exercise routine just because I would like some more energy and need the movement after sitting behind a desk all day. I think the key for me to stick to something is to experiment with different classes, and I think I will eventually find something I really enjoy doing that doesn't feel like too much work.
2) Know when to let go - Sometimes I can become a hoarder and tend to accumulate a lot of things, whether it is clothes or cupcake stands. I've actually have been working on this for awhile, but this year I really hope to see more progress with less clutter. One day I want an apartment or house with a big closet, but until then, I have to keep letting things go and be a little bit more selective with what comes into my wardrobe or apartment.
3) Make others smile - I like to make people laugh and I think it is thanks to my dad that I have this easy going personality. I want to be able to do more for others, not only by giving something when I can, but also by baking more. I have not been baking as often, and while it can be a lot of work, I love when I see people smile when I give them something I've made. I wasn't able to make the cupcakes for this photo shoot, but next time I will have photos featuring cupcakes made by me. ( But these made me smile since they matched my outfit, so I hope you like them anyway.)
Thanks for following my blog and I hope you like the new changes. I am pretty excited about the new look and feel very inspired. A very special thanks to Armando for all the work he put into the new design and all his patience when dealing with my requests and changes. His photos are always amazing to me and I look forward to more adventures together this year.
Until next time,