Sunday, January 7, 2018

Before The Freeze

Head to Toe: Sweater, Evidnt // Skirt, The Fifth Label // Coat, BA&SH // Booties, Dr. Scholl's

What is that? A sliver of shin showing? Okay, you got me, these photos are a few weeks old, i.e. pre "bomb cyclone." It has been a very chilly, snow-covered 2018 so far, so I've been in full-on hibernation mode and haven't taken any blog photos. These were shot over Christmas break when my family came to stay with Sean and I in NYC for the holiday. It's been a wonderful whirlwind of a month, but I'm ready to settle in (and yes, hibernate) for a little while.

I haven't written down any resolutions, but my mind's been preoccupied with how I want this year to look. It's certainly going to be a busy start—our wedding is in April, and I have some other career news to share soon—but full of some awesomely exciting times. In the midst of determining whatever my resolutions might be, I keep thinking of this quote by Gretchen Rubin in The Happiness Project (which I read years ago and am contemplating revising): "The days are long but the years are short."

It's so true. Last year was full of some long, trying days (and lots of wonderful ones), but it seemed to go by in a flash. More than anything, I want to slow down and enjoy this time in my life, which you only get once. I think the first step is to cut out the background noise...Today, I unfollowed about 50 accounts on Instagram. It was a small gesture but felt surprisingly freeing. I guess that's my first resolution, to simplify. Stay tuned for what else I come up with for 2018. What are your resolutions?

16 comments:

  1. Ooh I love this! That sweater is so much fun! I love it paired with the skirt too!
    And I agree, 2018 is definitely a year to slow down, simplify and just enjoy life as it happens.
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  2. I love that "simplify" is part of your 2018 goals. Have an awesome one!

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  3. Let Go and Let God is my motto this year :)
    have a great and simpler year to you
    and all the best for your upcoming nuptial!

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape

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  4. Ahh I wish it was warm enough to wear a midi skirt with no tights! You look so fabulous here and totally something I would wear!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  5. ¡Hello!
    Beautiful photos. Great post. I`m following, thanks for following me.
    Aprovecha La Vida Cada Día
    ¡Kiss!

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  6. This is just so fashion foward I just love it. I just follow your blog can we follow each other?

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  7. que monada de conjunto, las botas son lo mas!
    Muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog, te espero por mi nuevo post, mil besos!
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  8. I love your sweater set! the colorblocking is so cool!

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  9. Stunning pics, Annie! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  10. I love your skirt and the whole outfit as well!
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | DIY & Lifestyle Blog

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  11. So cute!

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  12. This is such a chic dress! Love those boots too - so fun.
    Ah I look forward to being able to go out without tights on! Stay cozy
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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  13. Wonderful post, love it!
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

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  14. Love everything about this outfit. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/valentines-day-photo-backdrops.html

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  15. Great look! Your style is amazing I love it <3
    kisses from Poland :*
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