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    Intentional New Year’s Resolutions + Power Words

    Today’s post about my 2017 goals and resolutions has been MUCH more difficult to write than I anticipated! Digging deep into your failures, flaws and shortcomings from the previous year can really be a come-to-Jesus meeting! It’s so easy to reflect on all of the GOOD things that occurred and all of the things that went RIGHT. It’s not so fun to admit what you were terrible at and the areas where you completely missed the mark. So, I’ve been doing some reading on how to set intentional New Year’s resolutions in the form of “power words.”

    Coming up with power words to represent your year can be more actionable when it comes to keeping your goals in sight. Instead of drafting a list of goals that I’ll likely forget about by the end of the month, I’m creating a short list of words to help visualize the upcoming year. The idea came to me after listening to creative entrepreneur podcasts and a few inspiring conversations with my photographers at our favorite coffee spot. (After all, they’re the closest to coworkers that I have!)

    Today, I’m sharing my power words and how I’ll be using them in 2017. I’m also haring my first outfit post of the year – including this striped tote from Sole Society. It seriously makes for best work bag for carrying around my agendas and planners and notebooks! (Not excessive at all.) The cocoon wrap and open toe booties are also comfy go-to pieces for days on-the-go and more coffee meetings to get out of the house!


    Click through to read more about setting intentional New Year’s resolutions + more of this outfit with Sole Society!


    This striped tote would make a great work bag! How to Set Intentional New Years Resolutions



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    Winter Denim Trends with Macy’s Pt. 2

    Today is part two of my favorite winter denim trends with Macy’s! If you missed Part One, click on over here! In this post, I’m sharing my love for the Canadian Tuxedo aka how to wear denim-on-denim. Using pieces from the William Rast collection, here’s another easy way to style denim for winter!

    This is my first time trying William Rast denim, and it’s so incredibly soft! The jeans are lightweight and super stretchy (and forgiving!), and I’ve been wearing them nonstop. For sizing reference, order true to size on the jeans, and I suggest ordering up on the shirt.

    Ps. They’re also on sale right now as a part of the Macy’s After Christmas sale!

    The key to wearing denim-on-denim is picking pieces that are different shades of blue. I chose basics like this sleeveless sweater and puffer vest to break up the two denim shades in my outfit. Add in a colored accessory like a handbag to pull everything together!

    More Winter Denim Trends w/ Macy’s in today’s post!


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    Winter Denim Trends W/ Macy’s Pt. 1

    Denim should always be at the top of your winter essentials list, so I’ve teamed up Macy’s to share some of my favorite winter denim trends. Today, I’m featuring the Dooney & Bourke chevron denim crossbody as an alternative accessory to pair with your favorite jeans. I love how the chevron pattern channels retro vibes that complement flare jeans (also seen worn in this post) so well!

    The pattern on the bag speaks for itself, so I kept my sweater and cardigan neutral to really help the blues in my outfit pop. This is a chic outfit idea for day or night, and chances are, you already have the main pieces in your closet. All you need is a fun bag like this one to pull it all together! See below for the more pieces from the Dooney & Bourke chevron collection!

    Ps. Don’t forget to check out the Macy’s After Christmas Sale going on right now!


    More winter denim trends with Macy’s in today’s full post!


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    Why I Love the Puffer Jacket + Sale Picks

    Ever since my discovery of the Abercrombie brand update earlier this fall, I’ve been stocking up with all of their winter new arrivals! This includes outerwear and my favorite winter coat right now – the puffer jacket! This red faux fur lined puffer jacket was on major sale during Black Friday. And it’s currently on post-Christmas sale right now – marked down 60% off!

    I’m pretty sure my affinity for puffers dates back to middle school when all I wanted for Christmas was a Starter jacket. EVERYONE had a Starter jacket even if they didn’t even like sports. Having that pullover puffer was THE jacket you had to have. Apparently my parents didn’t agree. I’m fairly certain I got a pea coat that Christmas…

    If you had a Starter jacket growing up, I’m still insanely jealous of you. 

    Fast forward all of these years, and I’m now making my puffer jacket dreams come true. I picked up this burgundy puffer parka AND this ivory puffer vest with faux fur trim during the A&F Black Friday sale. But, don’t worry they’re now sale items in the Abercrombie post-Christmas sale + I’ve rounded up more favorites too!

    See more of this puffer jacket + Abercrombie sale picks in today’s post!

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    Get An Early Start On NYE Dresses!

    Time’s just about up for Christmas delivery! But, that means it’s perfect timing to get an early start on NYE dresses! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sparkles and pops of color in today’s post. There are even shoe and accessory suggestions to help you find the perfect outfit to wear while ringing in the new year. Ps. In case you missed it, you can find two more glam holiday outfit ideas in this post!

    What are your plans for NYE? Every year we end up throwing something together last minute. We still haven’t nailed down our exact plans yet, but (of course) I already have my outfit options planned. 😉


    Let’s start with a few of my favorite brands for special occasion dresses via Shopbop:

    Yumi Kim | Black Halo | Keepsake


    See more NYE Dresses in today’s full post!


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