2014 archive

A Dose of Fancy

Winter break and the whole holiday season just flew by so fast and I was so much busier than I anticipated, so blogging had to take a bit of a backseat for the last few weeks. I know this term is probably going to be crazy as well, but I’m looking forward to having more of a routine and setting aside more time for blogging! Anyways, I really wanted to share this outfit from when I went with my mom and grandma to see the Oregon Symphony perform with Natalie Cole a few days before Christmas. The concert was so amazing and I totally loved the excuse to get a little dressed up. A black lace dress with matching maroon tights and heels felt perfectly festive and elegant.

Cardigan: borrowed from my mom / dress: handmade / tights: Hue / heels: BCBG

Create52

I’m not very good at making New Year’s resolutions. That’s partly because my years feel marked more by the start of a new school year than the turn of the calendar and partly because I can only stick with goals if they are super specific and, most of the time, I struggle to come up with something super specific every New Year. This year, my New Year’s resolution is really more of a personal challenge: to do something creative every week for the next year. It can be anything from knitting or sewing to DIYing something for my apartment. I don’t even have to finish an entire project each week. Basically, I just want to set aside a little time in each busy week to be creative and invest time in things I enjoy doing.

I have always been crafty and creative – my mom and all of my grandmas are very crafty and so I grew up constantly making things with them – but it’s easy to let those fun projects slip when things like school, work, and relationships take priority in your life.When I am in the middle of a creative project, I am much more passionate and excited about life in general and I want to make the effort to be that way more often. I’m planning on using Instagram to keep me accountable and track all the different projects I work on throughout the year and I’ll probably be posting about it here too. Looking forward to 52 weeks full of craftiness!

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