Today I’m asking myself: where has the week gone!??! Last week, the days seemed to drag; it felt like Friday would never arrive. Perhaps the shortened week was the culprit. This week, however, I can see that it is Wednesday, but I feel like I have yet to accomplish what I set out to do on Monday. My schedule has been rather full, and it feels like I’m playing catch up constantly. I’m hoping I can get myself together by week’s end, at least! Caffeine, anyone???
Annnnyway, with the weather being so strange lately, my wardrobe doesn’t know what to do. Here in Florida, we’ve gone from weather in the 40s one day, to highs at almost 80 the next. I haven’t been able to do my typical winter clothing rotation; I have both short dresses and long pants being worn on different days of the week.
We are now officially into the beginning of 2014: did you make resolutions this year? Have you stuck to them for these first few weeks?
I sometimes hesitate when it comes to making resolutions at the new year. I want my goals to be realistic and achievable, so telling myself I’ll give up something completely or reach a goal that is potentially unattainable doesn’t hit home. Yes, there is something to be said about pushing yourself to reach new levels, but I don’t want to discourage myself either.
Last year, I decided I needed to commit to hitting the gym/doing physical activity on a regular schedule. I am happy to say that I achieved that goal for the most part. Everyone has a week here or there when it is just too hard to get yourself in gear, and that’s ok (hence why I didn’t make it my goal to be at the gym a certain number of days EVERY week in the year…I would have been destined for failure). I know it isn’t original, but I want to keep that resolution for 2014 as well…but perhaps kick it up a notch with a few added goals. I have NEVER been able to do a pull up…not once in my life. I got extremely close over the summer, but never was able to get my chin over the bar. I’m hoping that I can recommit myself to my gym schedule and make that one measly pull up happen in 2014.
Mixing shades of black: do you do it?
Sometimes it can be a tricky task: do your black pants have to be the same shade as your shirt? I’ll be honest: I don’t think I really know the answer to that question. I just know that I very much enjoy wearing black on black on occasion, and this is one of those days. Black can be a perfect blank slate to brighten up with the addition of a properly placed accessory…like this scarf. I never would have thought this clearance purchase from Target a few years ago would get so much wear over time. Again and again I find uses for it in my wardrobe.
Does this dress look familiar? It probably should…its colorful sister has been on the blog previously. A few months ago I scored an incredibly comfortable Cynthia Rowley tee shirt dress at Marshalls. The pop of coral in my wardrobe was a great addition for the warmer months, but as soon as December rolled around I knew it had to be retired for a while. I was sad to see it go for a while; the material is thick and stretchy, and the swing of the skirt is girly and fun.