Things That Are New

January 02, 2014

 Wearing: H&M tank | Target top (similar) | Gap skirt (similar) | Old Navy boots | J.Crew beanie (similar)Michael Kors Watch My Flat in London bow bangle | Michael Kors bag (similar)

Hello everyone! Just sharing a fun print mixing outfit.  One of the things I consider when print mixing is pairing like colors for a more united look.  Also, I'm trying to figure out why I have never worn skirts and booties before.  This will definitely change.  Anyway, I'm here to be a little more transparent today rather than just a normal outfit post- I've been feeling so inspired by things that are NEW, and I can't wait to share my goals for 2014. I'm such a goal-oriented person. I don't function unless I have something to work towards… so here goes.

Four things I'd like to keep in mind in 2014:

1: Have JOY | I've decided that "joy" is my word for 2014. I want to find as much joy as possible in the mundane little things that I seem to be unappreciative of amidst my busy weekly schedule.  With working full-time, taking grad school classes full-time, blogging, trying to have somewhat of a social life, and having time for myself, life just seems to get very very busy. I want to change my attitude and just try and find the joy instead of living with stress. It's all about attitude, right?

2: Stay Connected | I have a very big family, and a huge network of friends that I've known for a long time. I want to make it a goal to stay connected with my family.  I want to be better at showing appreciation for my family and the relationships that I value so much, but never take the time to express.

3: Live Healthily | I am making some necessary lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, exercising more, and lowering my level of stress [mentally that is]. I'm participating in the Whole 30 challenge during the month of January, and I actually have started working with a personal trainer to help me maintain a routine exercise schedule.  With personal training sessions twice a week for the next four months, I'm bound to make exercise a habit, no? Anyway, I know I'm young, but I want to make these changes to my lifestyle before I start a family and life gets even busier than it already is!

4: Give |  I dedicate a great deal of time to my job and its' requirements, but I don't want to be a "giver" only within the context of my job. Whether I'm giving my personal time, money, or words of appreciation and thankfulness, I want to be someone who is remembered as "the servant of all" and I know that sounds weird because "servant" has a very odd connotation to it.  But really all it means is that I want to do all I can to enrich other's lives, because after all, it all comes back to relationships, right? That's what we live for.

What are some goals you've set for 2014? I'd love to hear them and discuss!

27 comments:

  1. What a great shirt! Such a fun colorway! Happy New Year!

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  2. You look great I love the mix of checks and spots :) great contrasting
    X

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  3. Beautiful! And great goals for the new year! xo

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  4. Lovely goals for the new year! Hope you manage to achieve them all!

    Really like the plaid shirt with the polka dot skirt too, they work so well together! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  5. Love the color combo...you look great!
    -Lindsay
    Nickel City Pretty

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  6. Don't you just love that plaid shirt?! I have the same one and wear it a lot! But love how you mixed it with polka dots. I still am working on figuring out my goals for the year but I think you got it right with the word joy. I want to focus on joy this year too.

    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the pattern mix! And I'll cheers to more JOY in 2014!

    xx
    Here&Now

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  8. Great resolutions for this year! I hope that you'll accomplish all of them :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. Great look! I love your shoes - great choice for this outfit. I love what you did with your hair too. This color combo is amazing and you look gorgeous!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  10. super look ;))))

    i invite to me too

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  11. Such a cute, eye catching look. I love it with the beanie and bold lips too.
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  12. Great print mixing and love the beanie! My goals include getting organized and taking more risks. Fearless is my word for 2014!

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  13. Wow that green shirt looks very nice with your hair! :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  14. I love how that skirt and shirt go together!
    I don't really make any resolutions ;) XOXO

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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  15. love the green checquered top.xx

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  16. I love that skirt!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  17. Really pretty outfit! I like the combination of tartan and dots in the same colours :)
    xx

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  18. Great outfit-- I love these prints and colors paired together! Good luck with your 2014 goals :)

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  19. I am loving this print mix
    I just started wearing booties and skirts together back in the fall
    They are so cute together!
    Brett

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  20. Love everything about This look. Genius mix of print.

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  21. I love the colors :) You look amazing in green!

    www.gamesoffashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the booties. I agree, they look great for the "tight-less" skirt look! I do love the plaid shirt, is it flannel? Flannel seems to be in, but I'm not sure it wash 'n wears really good?
    Love your list! It's nice to see an inspired list instead of the usual lose 10 lbs stuff. The only thing I would add to the list for me is #5 Learn. Never stop learning and growing as a person. Be someone your kids can look up to and learn from!~
    LizzieP5

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