2013 Blogging Goals Revisited

The year 2013 is coming to an end and I must say it's been an exciting one full of ups and downs and everything in between. I think I can sincerely say that 2013 was life changing and I can't wait for all the things life has in store in 2014!

That said, sometimes it's good to look back at and reflect on some of the goals you set up for yourself so that you see how much you've accomplished and what you may want to improve on in the next year. Here were my goals for my blog when it was conceived early 2013 and my honest analysis of how I think I did with it:

Sparkles | Sequin Skirt and Black Blazer

Happy New Years Eve everyone!


 I'm going to dinner with my family tonight and this is the outfit I'm planning to wear. I wanted to tone down the sequins and sparkle of this skirt so I paired it with a black blazer and a plain white tee. I also really wanted add some color to the neutral palette so I added red accents. Family friendly outfit, no? :]

Currently... (Vol. 4)

Boy has it been a while, lovelies!

I mentioned last week that I got a promotion and the transition into my new position has been insane! The person I'm taking over for had only a week left in the office so she was cramming everything she knew into y brain all at once. I would come home and literally have a headache and all I wanted to do was go to sleep. Thus, my neglect of this blog...

That said, I'm so excited to start officially in my new job next week! It seems like a challenging yet rewarding position and I'm extremely happy to be there.

Now to the fun stuff - what I've been interested in currently:


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Open Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

Hey there, it’s been a while. I know I haven’t written to you since I was 6, on account of the fact that my mom was really bad at pretending to be you – I asked her why Santa uses our wrapping paper and she couldn’t answer – and the fact that the house I lived in didn’t have a chimney.

Holiday Song Lyrics

The thing that I love about the holidays are the songs that are played on the radio. All the Christmas classics that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside – best time of the year!

It wasn't until recently while visiting my parents, however, that I realized I actually don’t know any holiday songs all the way through.

I started singing the song “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” while making breakfast. As I start flipping my pancakes, the lyrics come out of my mouth in this way: “Have a holly jolly Christmas! It’s the best time of the year…..mmmmm mmm mm mmmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmm. HA~AVE a holly jolly Christmas!” And then the cycle repeats.

4 times.

My mom, after listening in the corner for a while, suddenly asks, “Do you actually know the rest of the lyrics to that song?”

didn't

And the sad thing is, there are many other holiday songs that I don’t know all the way through, like:
  • “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, just like the ones I used to know…..” and then what?
  • Oh the weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful/ and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! ….” and then what?
  • “Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’? in the lane snow is glistenin’! …..” and then what??
  • “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!…” yeah, I don’t know how the rest goes
  • “I’ll be home for Christmas…” that’s all I got
Am I crazy? I can’t be the only one who only memorizes a few lines in holiday songs, right?  Let me know if you actually know the complete lyrics of a holiday song!

Closet Strategy: Plaid Shirt

There's something about the colder weather that just makes people reach for their plaid shirts. I think most people just do the whole, "plaid shirt and jeans" look and it's a great pulled together outfit for days when you're in a hurry. BUT on days you just want to go above and beyond, here are a few suggestions: