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New Year 2017 and Goals

Hello there friends!! I am definitely coming back to this blog refreshed after almost a week away. I tried to be really present with the holidays and not be on my phone taking pictures or scrolling social media - while it wasn't a true detox it felt good. The only real photos I have from these last few days are from NYE - it was basically the only night we left the house aside from going to the movies because it has been absolutely frigid here and we're expecting much of the same later this week and weekend! It's been a lot of Netflix watching, eating hearty meals & relaxing which is exactly what the end of the year should be about! 
We spent NYE with our friends at a little wine bar in Cambridge called Spoke. They had live jazz music, small bites and a champagne toast at midnight. It was the perfect mix of low key with a little bit of excitement. We were nervous about the Uber surcharges because of the demand, but thankfully we left right before the spikes in prices took effect. 
 We met up at Jackie & Tom's for a little pre-party fun.
I got this idea in my head that I wanted to wear a jumpsuit for NYE and last Monday I popped into TJ Maxx and found this Vince Camuto one.  This was the second year in a row that I wore red (and Vince Camuto) so here's hoping that's a good sign! I paired it with these fun baubles from Sugarfix and kept everything else pretty minimal. 
^one more just being silly^
After not having much of a routine since Christmas I'm really excited to get back into my groove. The best way for me to do that is with setting some goals, bought a new planner too😁 They aren't resolutions because I know that wouldn't work for me and I wouldn't last past the first week of January! So instead - here are a few things I plan to do the entire year! 
  • Write something good about the every single day. I started a google sheet with Gary and we each have our own tab to write down one good thing that happened every single day. At the end of the year we'll look back on all the little moments!
  • Be kind to myself. I am most definitely my worst critic, but instead of looking in the mirror this year and thinking about all the things I would change, I'm going to appreciate every single imperfection.
  • Stop the comparison game. In the age of social media and the curated lives we all put out there, I have to stop comparing my life, my home, my blog, my everything to someone else. We only see snippets of what we choose to share and like many I only want to put the positive things out there, too much negativity as it stands, so why add to it, but we all know pretty pictures are not real life 100% of the time. One of my favorite quotes is "A flower doesn't compete with the flower next to it, it just blooms" and this is the quote I'm taking all through the year. 
  • Quality over Quantity. This goes for everything in life. From shopping to food to stuff. I want to be mindful of everything that I purchase this year and making sure it really serves a purpose. I was pretty good about it in 2017, but right before trips I tend to make impulse buys and with an upcoming trip in March, I need to NOT do that! 

What about you - do you have any goals for yourself in 2018? How was the start to your New Year? Please make me feel better and tell me it's really cold where you live as well! 

54 comments

  1. Friend it’s so good to be getting back in the groove today! You looked absolutely gorgeous on NYE!! I love your goals for the year- especially around the comparison game! I think we are all guilty of falling into that trap! Cheers to a wonderful new year!

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  2. Perfect tips oh you gorgeous gorgeous gal!!! Slaying it in red! May 2018 bring you immeasurable JOY!!!

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  3. That jumpsuit looks awesome on you!!! I love your goals. I got a gratitude journal for Christmas, so I am with you on focusing on the good and writing it down. Also on quality vs quantity - definitely something I want to get better at!

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  4. Happy New Year! I am the same way, not really into resolutions. I am kind of leaving this year open, just taking it one day at a time.

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  5. First, off you look amazing in that red jumpsuit!! Second, I'm focusing on goals not really resolutions too. I've been sticking to something similar to quality over quantity the last two years so that one is definitely still on my list! What is it about a new planner In January lol?! I bought one from Marshalls last month too that I can't wait to write in today!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  6. What a fun NYE you had, and I love your goals! It's been so cold here today too and I have been hibernating, lol! Yesterday I got in the car to go grocery shopping and realized it was the first time I'd driven my car since Wednesday!

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  7. We totally did low key as well! Happy new year and great resolutions. I totally need to practice mindful buying also

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  8. I love your both going to add to the Google page on good things happening. You'll love looking back over it at the end of the year.
    Your jumpsuit is adorable!!!

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  9. Happy New Year, Biana! Sounds like you had a great time ringing in 2018 and I love that jumpsuit on you! Red is your color! I love the idea of writing something good about the day down in Google sheets. Great idea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  10. Perfect goals for a new year! I have to say mine are very similar. I love that you guys are writing down something good that happens every day. That will be awesome to look at at the end of the year!

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  11. Letting go of comparison is a big one for me! It's something I let drag me down way too often. I love the quote and will have to keep that in mind myself! I also need to make it a point to be more intentional, especially with purchases!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  12. Well, I live in Texas, and it is so cold today! I know it gets much colder in Boston, but 25 degrees in Texas is definitely not the norm! I'm glad you had such a relaxing break and a fun NYE. Here's to a wonderfully fulfilling 2018!

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  13. I hope you have a wonderful 2018. These are really good new years resolutions. I'm also going to try to not get caught up in the comparison game.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  14. LOVE your goals this year, and how fabulous were you in that jumpsuit on NYE. Red and Vince Camuto for the win. Happy New Year girlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  15. I love your goals, especially the 'write something good everyday'! What a fabulous idea! You looked fabulous on NYE, this jumpsuit was great! I hope you are weathering these temps, it is FRIGID!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  16. That jumpsuit is everything, girl! Hope 2018 is your best year yet.

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  17. You are adorable in that jumpsuit! Looks like a great night with friends and your love. I stepped away over the holidays too and it has really felt good. I can definitely get on board with these goals....my word for 2018 is enough....I really want to focus on all I have enough of AND accept that no matter what I am still enough. Happy New Year!

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  18. This cold weather has made it so hard to want to go anywhere! Your NYE plans sound like so much fun and I love your jumpsuit- what a great find! I love how you guys are keeping track of daily good things- I'm hoping to stick with a gratitude journal of some sort this year!

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  19. Happy 2018!! I am with you, I don't do "resolutions" because they are too restrictive and I would fail instantly. I like the word "intentions" which is like your "goals" Love how you are going to write down one good thing that happened every single day, I think that is positive and perfect. Oh and you SHOULD wear A LOT of red because you look gorgeous in it! And...like you.....I have to stop comparing myself. You are right, comparison is a social media trap that does nothing but make us feel either bad about ourselves or falsely inflated! lol xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  20. Red looks good on you!!! And I love a good jumpsuit--it looks beautiful on you!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  21. What a fun night! And you are going to crush 2018, babe! Happy New Year!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  22. I love that Google Sheets idea!! So cute!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  23. Happy new year, babe!! Totally loving that festive jumpsuit on you. Cheers to 2018!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  24. Happy New Year, beautiful lady! That red looked just smashing on you! I think that blogging innately creates a comparison game, and it's so important for us to take the time to focus on all the good we have, rather than comparing to others :)

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  25. I'm keeping a log of daily good things as well! Happy new year!

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  26. Love that first pic of you two! Gorgeous in red. Glad you enjoyed your break. I like your goals. The comparison game is so tough.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. I love the flower quote! I don't tend to end up in the comparison game, but I think it's important to remember that it's futile! I also love you in red - you wear it so well! Time to own your amazingness, girl!! You're gorgeous!

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  28. Sounds like you had a fun low key new years! I went to a restaurant/bar thats a few towns over that had a little NYE party. I've been off for 10 days and am ready to get back to my normal schedule. I have a bunch of things I want to change in the new year. We will see if I stick to them!

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  29. LOVE your jumpsuit and a jazz bar for NYE- perfect! Girl it is FREEZING here and we have 7 feet of snow...haha it's insane. I am all for being more mindful this year and girl YES to loving yourself more- you are beautiful, sweet and talented. Have a great 2018!

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  30. Hillary,

    It is freezing here and now the weather folks are predicating a possible Nor' Easter.

    I am also about focusing on self and family more this year.

    I enjoy your blog!

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  31. I love your goals for this year. I have very similar ones.

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  32. Hope you’re surviving the cold - it’s horrible here, too! I love your idea of writing one good thing every day. May have to steal that! :)

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  33. You look beautiful in your NYE outfit! That color is so wonderful on you! I do love Vince Camuto! I love your goals for 2018. I am all about the quality over quantity this year!!! I want to love everything I have. Hope you stay warm these week. Cheers to a wonderful 2018!

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  34. Happy New Year, gorgeous! I took a break, too. There was just so much going on around the holidays, this time of year can be such a whirlwind! Anyway, I wish you a wonderful and prosperous New Year! May everything you set out to accomplish be a success. You look absolutely stunning in that red outfit by the way. Sending you so much love!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  35. You look absolutely gorgeous, and I love that jumpsuit! I tried to be more present this holiday too, it felt so good! I think all of your goals are great, I tried that first one last year and I only did 7 days, I am going to try it again! Happy New year!

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  36. Those are some great goals! I live the Google doc idea! Also, you look fantastic in red! Hope you have a great week ahead. XO- Kim

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  37. Glad you got to disconnect and relax! I tried not to post on social as much either and it felt really good! Obsessed with your red jumpsuit! Cheers to the new year!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  38. You looked so gorgeous on New Years!! I’m so glad you guys had a great time. Such fab goals, love that quote about the flower, really made me stop and think. I’ve been thinking about you guys with this cold! Time for a FL visit ;)

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  39. All you ladies look fabulous on NYE!! I actually bought a gratitude journal for 2018 so everyday I write down 5 things that make me happy or that I'm grateful for - I think it will be a good reminder all year long

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  40. I love all of your 2018 goals! The comparison game is such a tough one to escape but it’s so important for peace of mind! Happy New Year love!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  41. Amen to every single one of these goals! You do you, girl! We all love you and that's why we keep coming back every day! My goals look very similar.

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  42. Love a good social media break! And I love your goals, I think I need to take a lesson from you this year! Happy New Year pretty lady!

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  43. These are great! It's going to be an amazing year!!

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  44. Killin' it in the red girl - straight killin' it! I agree with these goals - excellent! Cheers to the new year friend! xo

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  45. I love your idea of writing down something good that happens every year! It's so easy to forget how wonderful our lives are, especially when the comparison game starts up with social media!

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  46. Love the 1 positive thing about each day... I might have to steal this idea!!! XOXO, R

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  47. Girl, I hear you on the weather. We have been having single digit temperatures and subzero wind chills for the past few weeks. And then it snows. Ugh. Anyway, moving onto more positive things!!! LOVE red jumpsuit on you. So beautiful! Writing something positive about every day is a great idea. I am also going to try hard to not compare myself to others. Especially on Instagram and the blogging world. Happy New Year to you and I sure hope that we can meet this year! :-)

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  48. LOVED your outfit for NYE! And I love your goals for this year. The comparison game struggle is so real over here, and I'm hoping to get rid of that this year, too. xx, I'm Fixin' To

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  49. You looked stunning in that red for NYE!!! So classy!! Loved this post- it inspired me to finally sit down and come up with some goals of my own for the year.

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  50. Such great goals and love all the photos! Happy 2018!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  51. I live in the UK and yes it's pretty freaking cold here too. You look great in our NY outfit! Here's to a great 2018 💖

    Annick

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  52. I love your goals lady! Cheers to an amazing year ahead!

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  53. Very "adult" resolutions :) I think making strides toward not comparing ourselves to others' social media lives can only come with experience.
    Happy new year!

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