Tuesday, January 17, 2017

6 Winter Investment Pieces







Each year, budgeting finds it's way into my resolutions. A perk to my tiny apartment, is that I only have a certain amount of room to fit everything, which helps me to make more thoughtful purchases. There will always be new trends. However, there are items that I revert back to each season, no matter what. My winter parka, black bag and cozy turtleneck sweaters are the first items I grab. Over the knee boots are perfect for both day and night (this pair is ideal for rain or shine) and a little (faux) fur adds the perfect amount of glam. Don't forget a cozy hat, to make your morning commutes a bit brighter. What are your staple choices during this time of year? xx

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Snow Day


This weekend, we had our first big snow. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season coming to a close, I was more than excited to use the weather as an excuse to enjoy some cozy time inside. I finished this book on Sunday and it's the perfect way to start a new year with inspiration. I have been on a hot tea kick lately (Trader Joe's has the yummiest Mango flavor!) and love this mug from Anthropologie. In addition, I can't forget my favorite winter accessories. The first snow of the season, always proves to be my favorite. New York seemed to slow down, even if just for a moment, which reminded me how lucky I am to call this city home. xx

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hello, 2017


Happy 2017! In the past year, I learned and experienced so much. It truly was a stepping stone, that I am forever thankful for. I am not one to make resolutions, but do like to focus on lessons learned and build on them in a positive way for the next year. Here are a few - I hope they bring you bright inspiration!

1. List out priorities
2016 taught me a lot about what truly makes me happy, how to speak up for myself, and the people I should be surrounding myself with. In 2017, it will be important to take those lessons and start using them to make decisions in everything from career to personal relationships.

2. Personal wellness
This has definitely fell through the wayside lately. I eat well and exercise, but definitely need to get more sleep and slow down. Whether it's treating myself to a manicure after a tough day or staying in to cook a meal that is on my recipe list, these little moments truly make all the difference.

3. Stop overcommitting
Guilty as charged! I am definitey one who struggles with saying 'no.' If a friend asks me to join them Although, I love being a 'busy bee' it can be overwhelming to do everything and be everywhere. Admittedly so, I think this all stems from being afraid to let people down. I am learning that those who truly care, want you to be happy also.

4. Live in the moment
My favorite moments this year, were those spent alongside family and traveling with dear friends. Most of the time, my face was free of makeup, phone nowhere to be found and we were doing the simplest things - dancing to music in one of our apartments, late night dinners and walks at home down to the beach. I love a good photograph, but sometimes they aren't needed in order to truly capture a memory.

5. Just do 'you'
I want to be the best version of myself, but it can be difficult when always adding so much pressure to everything. Taking time to be grateful, feeding myself positive words of encouragement, and simply taking a step back is warranted. After all, the opportunities will forever be outside my door, and that is the most exciting part about 2017.

xx