Tag "New Year’s Resolutions"

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1: Casey and I are in desperate need of a living room wall makeover, so I’m really loving this gallery wall for inspiration

2: Our bedroom in the apartment is really dark, which can be nice when sleeping in, but I still love a bright yet cozy bedroom.

3: Sharing this image just because these cute girls make me smile.

4: Again with that natural light! A nice bright, white kitchen would be so amazing to cook in, don’t you think?

5: Colorful clothing is great, but sometimes all black everything is all a girl needs.

6: Working on attaining cool fonts and came across these awesome free ones!


As I ease into January and get back into the swing of things, I’ve been thinking about a few things I want to try and be more consistent with on a daily basis. I have my bigger life long goals, like keeping up with my gym routine, eating healthy and drinking more water, but I also have smaller, slightly less intimidating goals.

One in particular being more proactive and present on Pinterest! I remember a few years ago when Ben Silbermann approached me at an IFB conference, handed me his business card and told me he had started a site called Pinterest. I didn’t really know what it was back then but it’s so amazing to see where the company is today. It’s truly such a great place to find and share inspirations as well as a great way to keep everything visually organized.


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1: I really want to be somewhere warm in the upcoming months. These palm trees have me dreaming of the beaches in California.

2: Cream colored, cozy turtleneck knits are my jam. I love my oversized one I found for $5 at Value Village!

3: DIY chalkboard mugs! LOVE.

4: The lovely Arielle from Something Navy, looking stylish as usual. I want to recreate/DIY this look with a cheap pair of faux leather pants.

5: Easy to make (and healthy) egg muffins! Yummmm.

6: Le sigh. Emmanuelle Alt makes me want to own only simple, classic pieces. And tuck my shirt in. And wear blazers.


That said, as silly as this might sound, sometimes I just get so overwhelmed with everything that is out there and feel like I’m on social media overload at times. That there are more blogs and vlogs than I can ever read or watch, that I’m not posting enough on my own platforms and that I will never be able to tackle and clean out my overcrowded inbox. Because the truth is, instead of delving in, sometimes I just shut down. Does that ever happen to you guys? Ugh, it can be the worst!

But the thing is, I’m not complaining or being negative…actually the opposite. I want to take a look at what’s overwhelming me and slowly but surely, carve out time for what needs to be taken care of, take it one step at a time, and get it done. So, one of the things I’m starting with is, growing and expanding my presence on Pinterest. I want to share more inspiration with you guys, because well, it’s visually stimulating, inspiring, makes me happy, and it’s fun! I’m excited to delve in even deeper and fall down many amazing “pin holes” if you will.

So, in an effort to start flexing my P-muscles, I dug around and found a bunch of images (and the sites they came from) that I like at the moment to share with you guys. You can follow even more of my pins and boards here, so I hope you guys will follow along!

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading what I have to say.

I’m always so appreciative of you guys and your amazing support. xoxo

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Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunglasses / Zara Scarf and Boots / Spiewak Leyden Parka / Hive & Honey Jacket / J.Crew Top (old) / 7FAM Jeans (c/o) / Roxy Leggings / Alexander Wang Rocc Duffle Bag
Getting back into the swing of things after the holidays is always so hard for me. Do you guys struggle with the January blues too? I am slowly coming out of my mini funk but what really helped me jumpstart things and regain my focus was when 7FAM jeans came to me about a resolutions project they were working on. They asked me what were four things I wanted to try and accomplish in the first couple months of 2013 and how I envisioned making them happen. For me, I like to choose goals that will improve my life and that are important to me, but also doable and manageable. I took a day to think about it and then came up with four things that I would like to achieve that I will be sharing with you over the next month.
My first resolution is that I would like find a yoga studio I love (my old place, OM, closed down and I have yet to find another that I liked as much that one) and go at least 1-2 times a week. With my schedule, sometimes it can be very hard to fit in an hour of yoga but I am determined to do it. I have been researching different studios below 14th street and am going to start trying out various classes and teachers to see which ones/who resonate with me.

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 My trick to seamlessly transitioning from running errands or meeting clients to dashing into a yoga class, is to layer fitted nylon yoga leggings underneath a pair of loser fitting jeans. I’m wearing a pair of distressed 7FAM jeans that allow just the right amount of give for a second layer. It also helps to find yoga pants that you find cute or enjoy wearing. Then after class I just tuck my jeans in my bag, leave my leggings on and slip on whatever shoes or boots I was wearing before and it helps me still feel put together.

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When I am out and about, I don’t want to be lugging my mat around with me, so I will either keep it at the studio or just use what is available there to keep things simple. Also not needing to worry about running shoes allows me to just use my bag as an easy carry-all for all my essentials.

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens
Another little trick I like to do when it is freezing out and I am transitioning between things in my day – such as running from an errand or a low key meeting to a yoga class, is to layer and play with mixing patterns, which creates an interesting dimension underneath my puffy coat. When it is so cold outside it can be very tempting to not care what you put on underneath your parka, but by layering with fun pieces, I know that every time I take off my huge sleeping bag of a jacket, I will still feel cute and put together. :)
Thanks for reading about my first resolution. It felt great to share it with you guys and wish me luck on finding a studio that I love. I am also open to any suggestions you might have so here is to a New year, new visions! #7FAMvisions xo

Pretty Hair

Photo by Aurora

Seeing that it’s the start of a new year, I am in the mood to change up my hair a bit. First off, I am going to get a haircut and possibly get my bangs back. Secondly, I am playing with the idea of trying out a slightly darker shade for the winter months. Those are two things that I can do immediately, but the third thing I want to try and attempt, is to grow my hair out to the length in the photo above. I’m not saying it will be easy, but I am going to give it a shot. I have always loved long, romantic mermaid-esque locks, so here’s to growing my own! Wish me luck!

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