Happy New Year everyone!! I’m so beyond excited for the year that lies ahead. This is going to sound super weird but there is something about even numbers that I just don’t like, I’ve always been that way…OCD much? Or I guess in my case not so OCD since most super OCD people tend to like even numbers…regardless the fact that this year is an odd numbered year I’m thrilled. If you know me well then you always know that I base everything off the vibes I get in my gut….seriously it’s the most annoying thing sometimes because even if I’m super into something or a situation if I get the wrong vibes I bail. Brian knows it all too well in the nearly 10 years we’ve been dating. I’ve learned to always trust my gut because anytime I have I’ve never regretted it. The closer we got to the end of the year I kept telling my close friends and family “y’all I just have a feeling about this new year, like I’m already getting weird butterflies about it”. I have a feeling that God has something amazing planned for me in some sort of way. 2016 wasn’t a bad year at all for me, I was healthy, my family and friends were healthy and prospered in their careers and personal life, I stood beside one of best friends as she married her best friend, I welcomed Addison into my little family and reconnected with old friends. I grew closer to the Lord, closer to Brian and closet to the women I want to be. I learned what a friend should be and how I should be a better one. I started a business and was for the first time in my entire life experienced stressed…seriously y’all even in college I never stressed about anything, it’s never been how I’ve operated but now that I’m the boss it’s a whole new game. I can’t thank not only my family & friends but to all of y’all for being to sweet, encourage and supportive not only with being a reader/friend via the blog but also in the start of my business, it means more to me than you’ll ever know! I learned that not always being strong is ok, you just have to have a kick ass support system to catch you. The one thing I never learned to do was curl my hair…I have high hopes for 2017 though especially since I finally got a legit curling wand. It’s like a just told a girlfriend of mine, “2016 was the year of putting all the pieces together and this new year is when it all starts making sense.”
I know a lot of people make New Year’s resolutions about working out and eating healthy…I’m vowing to make 2017 the year that everything that happened in 2016 stays there, I don’t care what it was. Keep the past in the past. I’m here now. I’m living now and I’m not letting negative anything get to me or anywhere in my life. I’ve learned that life is too short and I don’t want to look back for anything. God has given me this overwhelming feeling of peace and security and I refuse to let it go!
Speaking of never letting go…this outfit! I know it looks simple but it’s one of my favorites. I’ve been obsessed with these mules ever since I put them on my feet months ago, I got a million questions about them when I wore them in NYC and they’re from a local boutique and aren’t available anymore but I did find them HERE and in other colors too! Y’all when I say these are the most comfortable shoes I own they really are…they rival my Nikes. I’m going to look in getting this brand for SIEBoutique. This turtleneck is one I could live in and probably will, I honestly have zero clue where it’s from. It might have been a Target or TJMaxx find which is basically like not knowing because you can never find the same thing again at another TJ. I found it in my closet when I was cleaning and the tag was cut out (I tend to always cut the tags out of my clothes because they irritate my neck) so I know it’s from last year since I know I didn’t buy it this past fall. It’s one of the softest and most comfortable and I LOVE the slit and how long it is in the back. I found a similar one HERE!
I sadly didn’t shop any of the big sales for clothes over the holidays but I did FINALLY after over 2 years of living with Brian order a headboard! #adulting As with our entire house I’ve been super great about not making it too girly, as much as I wanted to go in a completely different direction I wanted the house to feel like ours and not mine. I was honestly getting super annoying because all I wanted to do was decorate our bedroom but couldn’t until we found a headboard, hello it’s the focal point of room. Brian & I had two totally different ideas of what we wanted but finally after searching we found one that we both were willing to compromise on and I could not be more excited!! It arrives this week!! New Year = bedroom makeover!
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