Oh-Em-Gee!

I truly can’t believe it’s already mid-January. Yesterday was the first day of my last undergraduate semester (meaning graduation is coming up faster than I realize) and every day I feel older and older. Nevertheless, I’m excited for this semester and all the fun things it will bring!

I got this cute rhinestone bobby pins for Christmas and I was just dying to try them out. I decided to pair them with slept-in, braided hair since I felt like the quirky bobby pins would compliment it nicely. I also chose one of my favorite chunky sweaters as a juxtaposition against the flowy pleated skirt and heels. I loved this vibe and can’t wait to play around with it more!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bobby Pins: OMG Rhinestone Bobby Pins
Top: Grey Chunky Sweater – Rubbish
Skirt: Black Pleated Skirt (similar)
Shoes: Carrson Sandal – Steve Madden

Feeling very blessed that the first week hasn’t been offensively cold yet. I know it’s probably coming, but I wish it wouldn’t- I have too many skirts I need to wear!

-K

My 2020 Resolutions (+ A List of Bonus Resolution Ideas!)

2019 has come and gone, and with a new year comes New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions, goals, visions, whatever you want to call them- they’re a great way to refocus and help get your life back on track for the new year.

I’ve always liked writing down my resolutions (usually in a journal of some sort), but this year I decided that I should take the time to post mine here, as well as provide some additional ideas in case you’re struggling to fill your list as well. It’s only January 6, so it’s not too late to get your priorities in order and start making a game plan for 2020!

Here’s my personal goals for 2020, and stick around for even more ideas should you be in need any yourself!

MY 2020 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

1. Continue Making Fitness a Lifestyle

I had this same resolution for 2019, but luckily it still applies despite the massive progress I made last year. I hope to make working out a part of my weekly routine and continue to grow stronger and push my body’s limits (while respecting what it can and can’t do due to my reoccurring lung problems.) Hopefully more barre and pilates classes are in my future!

2. Prioritize Eating Out With Friends Versus Eating Out For Convenience

This is something I did a pretty good job of last year, but I started to fall off the wagon as 2019 came to a close. When I choose to go out to eat, I want it to be in a social setting, not by myself just because I don’t feel like shopping or cooking. If I’m going to be eating alone, I need to be eating at home. This helps save my wallet and my waistline!

3. Learn How to Use a Curling iron

Okay, this is kind of a silly one… But it’s something I’ve never tried but always wanted to master. My hairdresser recently gave me the most gorgeous waves using just a curling iron, and that’s when I decided this was my year to conquer the curling iron. I’ve used wands and straighteners to create curls, but never an iron. The time is now, I need those waves in my life!

4. Post More Consistently

I posted 131 times in 2019… quite a lot for someone who only launched her blog in February! However, the consistency just wasn’t there. I posted almost every day while I was in Austin, but would go weeks without posting once school hit its peak in the fall. Since then, I’ve made myself a content calendar which will help me most on a more regular schedule. I have some really exciting posts lined up already and I can’t wait to share them!

5. Read at Least One New Book a Month (Not for School!)

This is also a resolution I’m taking from 2019. I love self-help books, but sometimes it’s hard to prioritize reading them between school, my sorority, my blog, my resumé business, etc… But reading is so good for you, and once I sit down and actually start reading, I absolutely love it. The goal: at least 12 books this year, ones that aren’t required for a class!

BONUS RESOLUTION IDEAS

If you’re not used to taking a step back and setting goals for your own life, New Year’s resolutions can be daunting. I hope that my list above and my reasoning behind each one helped get your own creative juices flowing. If you’re still stuck, here are 25 ideas that you might want to consider adopting for 2020!

  • Take more weekend trips.
  • Spend more time outside.
  • Get better grades.
  • Practice mindful eating.
  • Set (and stick to!) a budget.
  • Aim for 8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Don’t hit the snooze button.
  • Start meditating.
  • Learn a new language.
  • Conquer one of your fears.
  • Learn how to play an instrument.
  • Organize your living space.
  • Create a nighttime routine.
  • Spend less time watching TV.
  • Volunteer more.
  • Drink more water.
  • Say thanks for something every day.
  • Learn a new sport or hobby.
  • Stop multitasking.
  • Eat less sugar.
  • Schedule in 1 hour of self care per week.
  • Spend more time with loved ones.
  • Clean out your inbox.
  • Be intentional with your time.
  • Start a blog.

If you’ve already set your New Year’s resolutions, let me know what they are! Anything I didn’t cover?

-K

Hey Macklemore

Happy 2020! That feels so weird to say, since I’ve known that was going to be my undergraduate graduation year for basically forever. That means college degree 1 of 2 is that much closer!

I stayed in pajamas at home all day yesterday, ringing in the new year with cinnamon rolls and bacon, watching copious amounts of college football and taking time to relax with my family. (We believe that New Year’s resolutions like healthier eating don’t come into affect until January 2.) That means that today’s #OOTD is the first of the new year!

As soon as I put my leopard coat on, I could feel myself channeling major Macklemore vibes. This one didn’t come from a thrift shop, but I felt funky just the same. I know this coat is going to be one of my go-tos this winter and early spring!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Sunglasses: Cateye Sunglasses – Target
Coat: Faux Fur Leopard Coat (similar)
Top: Crewneck Long Sleeve T-shirt – Target
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: High-Waisted Rockstar Jeans – Old Navy
Shoes: Grand Court Sneaker – Adidas

Also, today I broke out some liquid matte lipstick that was part of a Christmas gift! I had been skeptical about liquid lipstick for a long time, but I’m absolutely obsessed with this set and their matching lip liners. Cheers to more adventurous fashion and beauty choices in 2020!

-K