Another Year Rolls In

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As 2014 closes and a new year begins, I sit completely alone in my house with a book and a nice head cold. I’m typing this on my phone since my laptop is upstairs and, like always, I’m far too lazy to walk up the steps to grab it. 2014 was an interesting year. I felt lost through most of it. I was taken away from a city that I loved and felt like I belonged to and reintroduced to a city that I’ve lived my whole life. I learned that things will work out if you think they will through hard work and determination. No one is going to hand you anything, you have to work for it. I made many new friends and new connections. I learned how to make a schedule that I’ll actually stick by so I won’t leave something to the last minute. I was introduced to a new way of writing and reflections on the world around me. I learned how to walk in heels. This past year I have slowly realized who I am as a person and the steps to take to become the woman (gasp!) I want to be. I have a plan. I have goals. I have lists for the new year and as cheesy and sentimental all of this shit is, it’s nice to look back at what I’ve achieved during these last 12 months.

My goals (not resolutions) for 2015 are to watch 50 new movies, read 50 new books, start eating better, use French more frequently, become more involved in the blogging community, and not let the anxiety take over.

Happy 2015! Let’s make this a great year.

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Christmas (New Years Eve) Party Hop

Christmas (New Years Eve) Party Hop

I haven’t figured out my exact make-up look for Christmas just yet. Usually in the morning, I just pick up the first couple things that I see and whack that shit on my face. However, I think I’m going to actually try to pick out a lip color (obviously red), but the eyes, I still have no idea. My favorite blogger/vlogger that constantly inspires me is Emma Pickles, so it is her YouTube channel that I turn to for some looks. Below is one of my favorite Christmas inspired looks from Emma that I hope to recreate in some fashion for the day of family fighting, eating, and (sadly) no drinking.

As for New Years, my friend Caitlin and I have a tradition which includes Chinese and watching lots and lots of TV to ring in the New Year. It’s a holiday that I’ve never particularly understood the hype around. However, us girls like to dress up when we grab Chinese and I always like to do my make-up in a fun way, so below is another Emma Pickles video I hope to recreate.

As for outfits, I have a bit of an obsession with dresses. For family events, I like to make sure that I can still move around and it won’t get me made fun of tooooo much when I’m around the family. This year, I’m thinking of doing a mid length (for Grandma’s sake) white dress I bought from Target with fleece lined tights, black Steve Madden chunky heels, and my leather Topshop jacket. I want to keep it casual and have the bold lip be the focal point of the day.

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On New Years I’m thinking of going pretty, pretty casual. I love this Urban Outfitters “school girl” style dress that I have. The back of it has a nice open slit. The fleece lined tights are going to make a reappearance paired with my ASOS platform shoes and my Topshop maroon coat.

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My nails are very minimal with the beautiful Essie “Forever Yummy” and some OPI Katy Perry edition sparkly nail polish on my ring fingers.

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What are your plans for the holidays? And what type of outfit/make up looks are you going for? Leave them in the comments!

Two days to go! AHH!