25 March 2010

Spring Cleaning

I'm not big on resolutions so I never make them on New Year's because I already know I'll only keep them for about a day. But I know I should change things around a bit because I can be a complete lush in many ways and feel a bit inspired by some fellow bloggettes who are also turning over new personal leaves, big or small. And what better time than the beginning of spring to do something new and fresh?

First, here's my OOTD featuring one of my new fave pieces (I'm not sure if I just love the color or actualy think it looks good on me, because I had a heck of a time trying to make it work):

Sorry for the dark pics - today's been gloomy and I'm not smart enough to turn on the overhead light (dur).

And I couldn't figure out what belt to wear. I ended up with the wide one because it felt more comfy and seemed more casual.

Better idea of actual color of the cardi.

Cardigan: Anthropologie Tabitha Spilling Ruffles (they call this color lilac - I call them colorblind)
Tunic: Forever 21 Effortless Calm
Belt #1: J. Crew superskinny leather (now on sale, gold sold out online
Belt #2: Anthropologie Infinity
Jeans: Levi's 545 skinny
Shoes: Nine West patent leather Temani wedges
Bracelets: J. Crew Crystal Abacus & Demi Studded Bangle (both now on sale)


And now some new initiatives for self starting today (and me pep talking myself - feel free to skip over if you like, there's a lot of blah, blah, blah):

#1 - Make a conscience effort to eat healthier. It'll make you feel better and maybe help you lose weight. And heck, it may even taste good.

#2 - Make a conscience effort to be more active. Walk around the block. Do that Yoga Booty Ballet video, you used to like it. Make friends with P90X (::shudder:: OK, maybe too soon).

#3 - Shop less. There's no way you can quit cold turkey (steel will of a rubber band here!) but it is not OK for you to see the UPS guy on a weekly basis.

#4 - Do something decorative with the dang house. Hang some paintings up, put some personality into it.

#5 - Cook more. Watching the Food Network and not cooking is like watching exercise videos while sitting on the couch munching Cheetos.

And this one's good for everybody:

#6 - Take a breath and remember to be happy with the life you've got now.


  1. I love that color! The fun little ruffles are a nice touch too! I think you went the right route with the wider belt -- it cinches your waist right in! I bet it'd look super cute unbuttoned, too! And good luck with eating healthier (I'm not saying that in a sarcastic way, I mean it, haha!). I need to be better about not eating junk. But it's so much work! And I hate that fresh veggies and fruits go bad so quickly... well, much quicker than a bag of Cheetos, haha!

  2. Personally I like the wide belt better.

    I must remember to do #6. Quit stressing and think about #6.

  3. I know what you mean with the New Years Resolution as it's tough for me to follow through too. Personally I think change is always good and for the better... love how you are opening up to new colors and Purple is one of my faves ! Loving its ruffle details and the belt looks chic with it !! Thx for your visit as always :) Mon Mode Blog

  4. Thanks for the comments, Amy. I am in love with this cardi but short person vs long sweater usually doesn't work out well. The wide belt was way comfier anyways. As for the good eating, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    I totally agree with you, Blondie. I need to do #6 A LOT.

    Thanks for visiting, Zanah. Funny how I've always loved purple as a color but barely have any in my wardrobe. And change IS good (keep repeating that, Self).

  5. These are great resolutions. Best of luck with them! #6 is something I should do more...

    I really love this cardigan on you -- the ruffles and the color are both great on you, and I like the wide belt a lot with it.

  6. I love that cardi and the color! I also loved your pep talk - I needed it too! Thanks!

  7. Oooo that is such a sweet ruffled cardi!!

    Great list!! #6 is my favorite. A lot of us forget to do that.. :) Hope you're doing well sweetie!

    xx Love & Aloha


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