Tuesday, December 31, 2013

thoughts on making resolutions + a long over-due outfit post.

redscarfcollage02redscarf03redscarf08redscarf_collage01jacket: c/o oasap / dress: base exchange / boots: c/o Blowfish Shoes / scarf: c/o Le Mode Accessories / lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

i didn't mean to leave you all with just crickets last week. with christmas travels and holiday happenings, i didn't crack my laptop once as i was spending time with family and soaking up every bit of my time at home. it was bliss. i am hoping that you too were busy soaking in the moments of the present rather than social media. sometimes we need that...amen?

in other news, it's hard to believe that we are saying good-bye to 2013 and saying hello to 2014 at midnight tonight. like my dad always says, it's just another page in the calendar. and he's right. people always feel to suddenly change for the better in a new year - and there is nothing wrong with that; but in actuality, we have the opportunity to makes changes any day of the year because each day is a new day. 

it makes me think of this verse: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). makes me thankful that each new day, we are given a clean slate, a second chance to live better and fully. 

and please, don't get me wrong. i am not against making resolutions or creating new goals for oneself. i am making my own list of goals for the new year. we need to set our standards high so that we can grow and be better people; however, i think we cheat ourselves when we don't carry that attitude to every day of our lives and only exercise it when the calendar reads January 1st.

what are your thoughts on resolutions and goals for the new year?

much love.
{happy new year's eve, friend.}


  1. I can't believe it is 2014 already. I'm kind of excited about the new year and what it holds. I don't do resolutions either. I set goals throughout the year. Instead of resolutions, I do a "word of the year." My word this year is perseverance.

  2. Glad you enjoyed time with your family! I definitely think that making new goals is great, but sometimes we get caught up in the whole resolution making.

    Happy New Year!

  3. That scarf? Yes please!!


  4. I think they are helpful, starting on a completely blank year can be encouraging. Just making them specific and goals stepping towards the bigger ones is important. Happy New Year!!:)

  5. I am SO happy it's 2014, I think it's going to be a wonderful year.

    Happy 2014 Ilene!

  6. I did resolutions this year and I am so excited to see what this year will bring!

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  7. I'm not usually one to make resolutions, but have been choosing a word of the year for the past three years. I'm still mulling over 2014's word and thinking about monthly goals, rather than yearly ones!

    Happy New Year, Illy!

  8. so true! I agree that resolutions should be made every now and then so we try to change and be better people every quarter, for example? :)

  9. You are such a pretty face! I love how you narrate your other experiences by the way x


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