Wellness Wednesday: Accountability

Accountability is something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. We all know that if we say we are going to do something, we should do it. But that’s not always the case, am I right? One of my goals in this coming year is to hold myself more accountable. (Side note: I’ll be sharing some of my 2018 goals soon! I really do love this time of year… I’m always excited for a fresh start, the reminder to reflect on how the past year went, and do a little planning for the new year ahead.)

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Kate Spade Dress + When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

Happy New Year! While I had every intention of sharing a few sparkly ensembles before the new year, life got in the way last week. In fact, nothing has really gone “according to plan” these last few weeks and it’s been an excellent lesson(s) in something that I’ve been trying to work on over the last few months — letting go of the expectations and going with the flow.

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Friday Finds || Weeks 50 & 51

Happy Friday! I’m sure it’s been a busy week gearing up for the holidays ahead. With last minute shopping, wrapping gifts, preparing to travel, prepping for guests, tying up loose ends at work before time off… This week can be a lot to handle! (At least it was for me.) I actually had to “take the day off” yesterday… I didn’t open my inbox or even touch my computer all day. (Until I had to finish this post at 1am, haha.) I felt a little guilty, but I couldn’t tell you the last time that happened and it was a much-needed breather. So if you’re in a similar boat right now, don’t be afraid to take some time for yourself!

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Black & Gold in the Windy City

I styled this pleated gold maxi skirt on the blog last week for an indoor fête, but if you’re headed somewhere over the next few weeks that won’t be cab-to-curb, you can always opt for two of my favorite style staples — a black turtleneck and a (faux) fur coat! What I love most about black and gold (I have a littleeee bit of a repeat-offender situation going on lately… this outfit, this outfit, and this one, too.) is how it translates to pretty much any festive or formal occasion. It always looks oh-so-elegant! New Year’s Eve, company parties, winter weddings, black-tie galas, charity events.. You name it, you can’t go wrong with classic black and gold.

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Christmas Plaid

I saw this tartan plaid maxi skirt and I just couldn’t say no! Sure, it’s kind of a lot… But that just makes me love it even more. It’s definitely one of those pieces where you either love it or you hate it… Unless you’re in my boat and you’re absolutely obsessed with it! It’s a statement skirt that’s going to be in my closet for years and years to come. I was actually joking with Melissa that I envision myself wearing it when my future home gets photographed for a holiday tour… So let’s hope it still fits in like 20 years, haha!

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