The First Outfit of 2016

I’ve always loved New Year’s Eve. It’s something about that night that makes me think of the possibilities of a new year. I’m truly excited about 2016! I brought in the new year with my husband. Sometimes we celebrate with our friends but with me getting sick last year, we really wanted to celebrate with just the two of us. I love how this plaid shirt gives a casual feel to these sequined leggings. Here’s what I wore:

Leggings: H&M

Shirt: Forever21

Boots: Old Navy

Blazer: Thrift Store Find


Lessons I’ve Learned in 2015

Is it just me or did 2015 fly by? I’ve learned so much this year and want to share what I’ve learned in hopes that it might help someone else. So here it goes:

1. Go with the flow but know that you can’t always control it. 

When I got sick in August, I had to have a volvulus removed.  It’s basically when your intestines wrap around your colon and nothing can get through so you’re basically toxic. It’s something they usually see one sleepy people; not a 27 year old woman. I had to be rushed into survey and spent a week and a half in the hospital. I had some complications afterwards and am still not 100% back to the old me but I’m okay with that. I learned to just kind of go with the flow of life. I used to always want to control every aspect of my life and would freak out when things didn’t go according to my plan but this situation taught me you can’t always plan for everything. 

2. It’s okay to dream BIG. 

I have you guys to thank for this one. I would’ve never imagined that I would have people who were interested in my experiences, point of view or personal style. I’ve dreamed about it and I still plan on reaching bigger goals but I learned it’s okay to dream big. People may laugh and that’s fine. Their laughter just lets you know that your dream intimidates them. If people don’t laugh at your dreams, dream bigger!  Believe in yourself and your dreams and goals will come together. 

3. Your unique perspective is important!

I was bullied a lot in middle and high school. One of the reasons is because I was different. I was teased about the way I talked, acted and dressed. I didn’t know it back then but being different is a gift. If we all thought the same, life would be so boring. While embracing what makes you different you realize that your uniqueness  is a strength that sets you apart from the crowd. I’m not sure about you, but I’d rather stick out than blend in any day. 

I don’t really have any New Years Resolutions. I just want to strive to apply what I’ve learned in 2015 to 2016. So cheers to the new year! 
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