What I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Winter Outfit Ideas / Grey Turtleneck & Cream Puffer Vest

Textured Turtleneck Sweater (on sale for $20 and comes in three colors!) / Cream Puffer Vest (on sale for $44!) / Stretchy Skinny Jeans (on sale for $53!) / Black Leather Ankle Booties (c/o Shoe-Inn) / Maybelline SuperStay Liquid Lipstick in ‘Lover’

I’m going to put it out there right now — I’m the worst when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. I cringe at the thought of looking back at last year’s list because I’m pretty sure I didn’t achieve a majority of my goals (even after I wrote about how not to break them). This year, I’m doing away with the construct of resolutions and sharing the things I’m looking forward to in 2018. I’m hoping that by re-framing my goals that it’ll seem less like a to-do list and more like things that are already going to happen.

Winter Outfit Ideas / Grey Turtleneck & Cream Puffer Vest

1. More travel.

Last year brought along a new job with some major perks. In 2017, I hopped on a total of 72 flights! We criss-crossed around the continent to places like Miami, San Juan, Washington D.C., Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tulum. along with lots of visits home to Phoenix and San Diego. We went abroad for our second time in London and our first times in the south of France, Ireland and Northern Ireland. It’s going to be a hard year to beat, but I’m ready for it! We’re actually going to Australia in two weeks and have plans for Cuba and hopefully Spain later this year. We’ve got a lot of places on my list before we start a family, so you better believe we’re crossing off some new destinations this year!

Winter Outfit Ideas / Grey Turtleneck & Cream Puffer Vest

2. A more curated wardrobe.

Earlier this year, I mentioned how the color palette of my closet is shifting. My personal style is constantly changing and right now, it’s really being driven by a desire for more neutral colors and quality pieces. Hopefully after scrolling through my Instagram feed, you’ll notice the difference. I’m trying to be more thoughtful in everything I bring home, especially since I don’t have much place to store things anyway. Instead of chasing the latest trends, I’m looking for pieces I’ve always needed and will always wear. Case in point: these black leather booties. They’re fashionable and functional and will definitely come in handy for years to come. I’m hoping to invest in more things that will stand the test of time and let go of everything else that’s just taking up space in my tiny little NYC closet.

Winter Outfit Ideas / Grey Turtleneck & Cream Puffer Vest

3. More substantive content on the blog.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that things have been a little quiet around the blog. I think part of the reason has been all of the focus I’ve been putting into my full-time job over the past year left me feeling exhausted by the end of the day. It’s more demanding than any role I’ve ever had in my professional career and I’m still trying to understand how to balance that. But another big reason is that I’ve been feeling really uninspired about blogging. Do you really want to know about “the perfect dress for wedding season” or do you want hear about things like finding a new job, dealing with work-life balance, or making friends in a completely new city?

Of course, I love putting together outfits and editing photos. Where I get stuck is writing the content to go along with it. There’s something unsatisfying about writing about pairing a turtleneck sweater with a cream puffer vest. Of course, I love sharing amazing styles and sales with you and I obviously make commission if you purchase something through my links, but I have other experiences that I can share that I think could inspire you in some way and reinvigorate my love for blogging. So bear with me as I strike the right balance between with my content. And if there’s anything you want to hear from me about, let me know in the comments section below!!

Winter Outfit Ideas / Grey Turtleneck & Cream Puffer Vest

I think 2018 is shaping up to be an amazing year and I’m looking forward to the new adventures and stories to come!

Winter Wardrobe Essential: Black Letter

Get the Look:

Textured Turtleneck Sweater (on sale for $20 and comes in three colors!) / Cream Puffer Vest (on sale for $44!) / Stretchy Skinny Jeans (on sale for $53!) / Black Leather Ankle Booties (c/o) / Maybelline SuperStay Liquid Lipstick in ‘Lover’

Thank you Shoe-Inn for sponsoring this post!

Celebrating 5 Years of Living in New York City

Navy New York Sweatshirt

New York Sweatshirt (only $49!) / Ripped Jeans (plus another option here) / Chloe ‘Marcie’ Crossbody Bag / Daniel Wellington Watch (c/o) / Leopard Flats

Five years ago today, I moved to New York with two oversized suitcases and no job. I said goodbye to my then-boyfriend, now-husband behind while he finished his last semester of grad school in Arizona and moved in with a random Craigslist roommate for two months. After a month and a half of unemployment, I landed a job in marketing and communications – also from a Craigslist ad. Two months later, Hurricane Sandy rolled through and our apartment was without power for ten days (to give you a perspective of how much that sucked – I lived on the 17th floor and there was no way to get up except by climbing the stairs). In the first few months of living in New York, I wondered how long I could actually last here.

31 Things You Might Not Know About Me On My 31st Birthday

Casual Style Inspiration: White Tie Front Blosue & Step Hem Jeans

Tie Front Blouse (on sale for $31 – wearing XS) / Step Hem Ankle Jeans (on sale for $59 – wearing 2P) / Chloe ‘Marcie’ Crossbody Bag / Rosegold Bangle Watch (c/o) / Gold Pave RingGold Cuff (c/o) / Leopard Flats / Smashbox Lipstick in “Safe Word”

Thirty-one years ago today, I made my debut into the world. Man, has time flown by! I’ll be celebrating with a few of my favorites in NYC tonight, before heading off on a quick adventure to the south of France in a few days (I’m so excited for this trip, but probably should start packing soon…). In honor of my 31st birthday, I figured I’d switch it up a bit by sharing 31 things you may not know about me. Here goes nothin’.