// BCBG jacket / Gap chambray dropwaist dress from Buffalo Exchange / Joa + Closet ponte pants / Whyred ankle boots / Zara leopard purse //

I hope everyone had a lovely New Year's! Bryan and I stayed pretty low key but managed to get ourselves out of the house to meet up with friends at Mongoose vs. Cobra and grab a nightcap at Leon's Lounge. New Year's has never been a major event for me, since the next morning feels exactly the same. I also never make New Year's resolutions, but this year feels different. I want to be more productive, so I think setting goals or simple daily changes in my life is the right start. 

1) Get More Sleep
This one sounds pretty sensible, but I have a bad habit of dragging my day on longer than it should by staring at the computer or just doing things that can easily wait until tomorrow. I average 6 hours of sleep a night and according to what I heard on the news the other day, I should at least be getting 1.5 hours more.  I really hate going to bed early, so my new goal is to start sleeping at 11 on weekdays.  

2) Read More
My husband complains that I don't read enough, and he's right.  After spending every waking hour reading for law school, reading has been on the back burner for quite some time.   This year I will read at least 1 book a month.  That's 12 books ya'll!  Sadly, that's 11 more than last year.  I'm currently reading the Hunger Games (after watching the movie recently).  I am currently open to recommendations for good reads if anyone has any!

3) Become Limber
Everyone has some sort of exercise resolution, right?  When I'm at the gym, I'm almost always on the treadmill.  The last time I did pilates and yoga, they kicked my butt.  I would like to kick their butt this year, so I will work on varying my routine to include mat exercises.  I wouldn't mind adding some meditation into the mix too.  I know the perfect people who can help me that.

4) Spend More Time with Family
I'm guilty of neglecting my family.  There I said it.  After moving out the house, I've been living in my own little world.  Every day, I feel like I drift further away from the people I love.  I have three younger sisters that could use more mentorship.  After my father's passing five years ago, they haven't had a real solid head of the household.  I want to be the one they can count on and come to for help.  Plus, I'm sure my mom would love to see more of me. 

5) Be Business Minded
I've been "working" on a project for awhile now.  It has been worked on mainly in my head, but this year I want to make it a reality.  Can't wait to reveal it!  I hope you like it as much as I do!

Did you guys make resolutions for the new year?  If so, I'd love to hear about them!


  1. I try to make resolutions each year, but have not decided on any yet. Spend more time with family, do more yoga, less processed foods in my diet, more prosecco - those would be some of my resolutions this year.

  2. Love this purse <3


  3. No resolutions apart from trying to be a little more frugal. I need to work on your number 4 - that one rings with me as well.

  4. I'm with you there. Need more sleep. I'm an owl and only perk up at night. I definitely need to get more limber and tone up too. I haven't really made resolutions this year so I'll need to write them down pronto!

  5. Oh wow, love your style and specially this outfit and your new year resolutions.
    Thanks for coming to my place.

    Cat kisses.


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