Long time, no talk friends! I can’t believe we’re already a month into 2018 and this is my first blog post of the year!? Seriously, time flies. Some of you noticed my lack of posting this year and were wondering what the deal was?? So, to ring in the new year I figured it would only make sense to give you a little life update and let you know where the heck I’ve been.
Flashback to December 2017. Christmas! I challenged myself to join in on the Vlogmas fun and was uploading vlogs everyday for the entire month of December. That was the plan at least. I ended up making it to Day 20 when I got hit with that nasty Christmas flu and was pretty much out of commission. I go into that in more detail in one of my January vlogs which you can check out here.
Flash forward to the new year when things were looking up health wise and my motivation for work was on that ‘new year, new me’ level. My mindset was in a great place and I was ready to start the year off with a bang. But after a couple of days that feeling wore off and for some reason I found myself in the complete opposite mindset. I was unmotivated and convinced myself every idea I had was a bad one, typical self-sabotage thinking.
Here’s a little tid bit about me. I’m a perfectionist. You’d think this would be a good thing, and in certain situations it definitely is. BUT I’m a perfectionist to the point where if I don’t think something is perfect I just end up scrapping it and I can’t move forward. This was my January.
I don’t want you to get the wrong idea and think I’m coming across as woe is me. I really just wanted to open up and share because that has been my reality for the past month. I know I’m not the only one who goes through it and there is something to be said for writing things down and sharing your feelings. I tend to bottle things up and have the mentality of ‘I can do this on my own’, but even as I sit here and write this it feels like a weights been lifted off my chest. Funny how that is!
Starting off 2018 with a rocky start might not have been ideal BUT I have to say I surprisingly learned a lot about myself and realized that making small changes to my daily routine has really helped me slowly get out of this little funk.
I will admit I’m not 100%, and feel like I need to settle in and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. All that said, if you’d like to see a post on the changes I’ve been making to get out of a rut let me know! I’d be happy to share.
In the meantime, I just posted a new vlog sharing the last half of our January! I did a lot of beauty related things in January like getting my eyebrows microbladed by @studio.n.beauty, my hair extensions re-installed @thextensionist, and another glorious facial from @dermalounge.medispa!
*You can mention my name at all of those places and receive 10% off your treatments!
On a less personal note, let’s chat fashion for a second shall we??
I haven’t actually been shopping in over a month! (pause for shocking effect). But I ran into the mall really quick the other day to pick up something for a campaign and of course I had to pop into Zara. I mean, I was right there so how could I pass up that opportunity?
With Zara’s sale still going on the store was a gongshow but I ended up finding this fun striped sweater at the bottom of a heap of clothes. It was only $22 so I couldn’t say no!
I also made a pit stop into Le Château because as you guys know I partner with them monthly and am always keen to check out their new goodies. It was also sale season in there so I picked up the cutest bucket bag for 50% off and of course, another beanie.
SIMILAR STRIPES SWEATERS
SIMILAR WINTER BOOTS
THE REST OF MY OUTFIT
Thank you to all the readers who have been following me along over the years and if you’re reading this for the first time, welcome!
I’ll chat with you all in my next post and as always, happy styling!