LookBook: Starting The Year Off Right

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I love the New Year.  It’s a definitive date for you to reset all the things in your life that have gone astray.  For me, my blog has really taken the back burner for many lame reasons and excuses.  As an old band teacher once said, “Excuses are tools of mediocrity from which we build monuments of nothing.”  So, gosh darn it, I’m going to get this blog back on track!  Besides, I really enjoy doing it and another not-necessarily-a-resolution thing I want to change is to do more things that make me happy!  It’s so easy to get caught up in getting stuff done that you forget to take a minute to have a little fun!  Here are my resolutions for the year!

1)  Post to my blog every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  (Help hold me to it, Lovely Readers!)

2)  Get together with my girlfriends once a month.  It doesn’t have to be something epic every month but we’re starting January with a little wine tasting trip.

3)  Drink more water!  From the feeble amount of research I’ve done, I should drink 2.2 Liters of water a day.  So I purchased a 1 Liter Nalgene bottle to carry around and drink 2 refills a day.

Ta Da!  Totally doable, right?

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Skirt: Alice + Olivia (Similar), Top: Topshop, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia (Similar), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban ‘Clubmaster’, Bag: Kate Spade New York ‘Cedar Street Maise’

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Take One, Pass It On Challenge

DSC_0101How often do you stand in front of your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear!”  Chances are that’s a total lie and we’re just not feeling creative that day!  That’s why when I read about Sarah’s Real Life Take One, Pass It On Challenge I so wanted in on the fun!  The idea of the challenge is to take one item from the previous day’s look and pass it on to the next look.  For example, today’s outfit is a comfortable flowy top and twill turquoise pants.  I’ll be passing on the top tomorrow for a completely different look!  Then I’ll pick one piece from tomorrow’s look and pass it on to the third day’s outfit!  Get it?!  P.S.- You can’t repeat an item more then once.  So I can’t wear the same shoes for 30 days and call myself a winner… that’s just plain cheating!

It’s so easy to get stuck in a routine of wearing certain tops with certain bottoms.  Most of our stuff is so much more versatile then we give them credit for!  I’m going to try this challenge for a full 30 days!  I know, it sounds totally nuts but it’s time for a closet overhaul without buying a ton of new stuff I don’t really need!  Thanks for the great idea, Sarah!

DSC_0099Today’s look was casual, causal, and more casual… with sparkles!  I mean, isn’t every day better when you’re wearing sparkly shoes?!  These kitty flats are just the pick-me-up I need on a blah morning.  It’s also fun to add an unexpected lip color during the day too. Here I’m wearing Maybelline Lipstick in Vibrant Mandarin.

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Top: Halston Heritage (Similar), Pants: 7 for All Mankind (Similar), Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (Similar), Bracelet: Kate Spade

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Monday Must-Have Lust List: Spooky Edition

Halloween 2013

1) Topshop Knitted 3D Spider Jumper

2) Eugenia Kim Bathilda Goldtone Headband

3) Charlotte Olympia Trick or Treat Suede Slippers

4) Topshop Metallic Bug Necklace

5) BP Kitty Stud Earrings

6) Erickson Beamon Mistress Masquerade Mask

7) Hot Sox Jack O Lantern Crew Socks

8) Marc By Marc Jacobs ‘Rue’ iPhone 5 Case

9) Topshop Halloween Nail Wraps