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!

The Feeling of First Snow in NYC

Snow Day Outfit Inspiration

Cream Sweater / Quilted Puffer Vest (almost sold out, similar here) / Black Leggings (on sale for $25!) / Red Pom Pom Beanie / Packable Hunter Boots / Maybelline Color Stay in “Lover”

I’ve lived in New York for more than five years now and I still haven’t gotten over that feeling when the first snow of the season rolls around.

Thanksgiving Sales to Shop Right Now

Black Friday Weekend Deals: 50% off LOFT

LOFT ‘Snowbird’ shirtdress (50% off!) / GiGi New York ‘All in One’ clutch (get a free gift card with purchase!) /BaubleBar ‘Mason’ ring (35% off!) / Movado ‘Bold’ rosegold bangle watch / Gorjana ‘Carine’ ring / Gorjana ‘Candice ring

Happy happy Thanksgiving! I’m currently in my pajamas, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my in-laws and of course, getting a head start on Black Friday shopping. So many Thanksgiving sales have started already and they’re good (like 40% off everything at J.Crew kind of good). Even some of my most recent outfits are on super sale right now (I’m wearing this bird print dress for our Thanksgiving meal and it’s on sale for 50%, along with everything else at LOFT!

Shop 50% off everything at LOFT:

J.Crew Cocoon Coat & Striped Blanket Scarf

J.Crew cocoon coat (40% off – this never happens!) / GiGi New York ‘Madison’ crossbody bag (free gift card with purchase) / NARS satin lip pencil in ‘Rikugien‘ (20% off with code GIVE&TAKE!) / BaubleBar ‘Mason’ pave ring (35% off!) / Daniel Wellington watch (free strap with purchase) / Gorjana ‘Candice’ ring / BP ‘Trolley’ ankle booties

Some of these Thanksgiving sales are unprecedented. J.Crew is offering 40% off your entire purchase (new arrivals, markdowns – you name it!). They’ve never done this before and probably won’t again for the rest of the year, so now’s the time to pick up your a classic Cocoon coat or Chateau parka. Or even splurge on a genuine leather moto jacket. I recently got this military inspired jacket and have been wearing it non-stop!

Shop 40% off everything at J.Crew:

Fall Sweater Trends: Turtlenecks

J.Crew Factory striped sweater (60% off – only $35!) / LOFT sateen five pocket leggings (50% off!)/ Ann Taylor haircalf mini bucket bag (50% off!)/ Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ sunglassesBaubleBar ‘Mason’ pave ring / Gorjana ‘Candice’ ring / Daniel Wellingon ‘Classic St. Mawes’ watch in 40 mm / NARS velvet matte lip pencil in ‘Cruella’ (20% off with code GIVE&TAKE!)

Almost everything I wore in this outfit is on sale right now (for 50%+ off!). That little pop of leopard hiding by my side? It’s 50% off, along with everything else at Ann Taylor. It’s one of the best sales for both classic and fashion-forward pieces for your winter wardrobe. I curled up to this plaid cape on the plane ride to Arizona and plan on wearing this little red dress for all of the holiday parties this season.

Shop 50% off everything at Ann Taylor:

Have you started your Black Friday shopping yet? I’d love to hear your plan of attack and what’s on your wishlist this year! Check out even more Thanksgiving sales to shop below and check back tomorrow for more updates!
All of the Thanksgiving Sales:
Ann Taylor – 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
Banana Republic – 50% off full price styles with code BRFIVE
Express – 50% off everything and free shipping
Kate Spade – 30% off everything with code THANKFUL
Madewell – 25% off everything with code THATSALE
J.Crew – 40% off everything (FIRST TIME EVER!) with code HOLIDAY
J.Crew Factory
– 50% off everything
LOFT – 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD
Nordstrom – 40-50% off select styles
Shopbop – Up to 25% off your purchase with code GOBIG16
Tory Burch – 30% off everything with code THANKS
Urban Outfitters – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off all apparel
West Elm – Save up to 30% off with code MOREISMORE