Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BUFFALO CHECK

Madewell Flannel | J.Crew Turtleneck | Madewell Jeans | Zara Coat (similar) | Nine West Boots (similar) | Black Poppy Hat (similar)
Photos by: Drew McLoon

Nothing says winter like a little flannel and plaid here and there. In this case, I'm going with a bold buffalo check print. This Madewell flannel is one of the coziest shirts I own, and I've worn it a ton since I got it for Christmas. I paired the buffalo check shirt with a black lightweight turtleneck layer for a little extra warmth and classic style inspired by my mother circa 1980s.

These photos were taken just before and after Drew and I saw Wild with Reese Witherspoon at the little movie theatre in downtown Lexington--our fav. I loved the movie and seeing Reese play a different role than usual. Not to mention, Cheryl Strayed is amazing, and she almost motivated me to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (maybe part of it…maybe). We finished off the snowy evening with dinner at il Casale with delicious Italian food. And this is just one buffalo check shirt adventure of the season…

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015.

The champagne bottles are popped and the confetti is long swept away, and now the question is…will you really keep the New Year's resolution you made at midnight? I have to say I didn't really think much about a "resolution" for 2015, but I do have a good feeling about this year. 2015 is big. It's my college graduation year (never thought that would come) and, consequently, a year for change and new beginnings. I actually couldn't be more excited! In order to tackle 2015, I've come up with a few "resolutions" or challenges for the year:
  • Stay guilt-free. This is a big one for me. I was reading an old Refinery29 article the other day about guilt and how about 96% of women in a UK-based study felt guilty daily. As I read it, I knew I had this problem--the feeling of not being able to enjoy myself because I feel guilty of not spending time doing other things, being with other people, etc. Refinery29 suggests focusing on the here and now and making a mental note of what you're doing right, rather than what you aren't doing. Hence, why this year I'm remaining guilt-free. 
  • Read more. This one seems easy, and it is. Kind of. With long days and textbooks I actually have to read, I rarely take the time to read something I like. With only four more months of college left, this year I will make the time to read more books, magazines and blogs. If you have any suggestions, please comment below!
  • Be inspired. And stay inspired. With reading, comes inspiration (see above), so there's that. But being present wherever I go and whoever I'm with also helps. I've found it's too easy to get caught up in day-to-day routine, especially when I'm at school and don't have much time to spare. This year I will absorb my surroundings and as much culture as I can through books, movies, shows, exhibits, music, anything. Just because college is coming to a close does not mean I will stop learning.
These are just a few things I'm working on for 2015. I'm excited for the year and all it will bring. Here's to the New Year!
What are your goals and resolutions?
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