How Not to Start the New Year

Maude Black Cami

Happy 2017! Can you believe 2016 has come and gone? I want to tell you how not to start the New Year, because I know. I have been very slow getting back in the grind of things since school restarted last Wednesday. That was my first excuse, “Oh, the New Year will start for me once the kids go back to school”. Eh! Wrong! Granted they were only in school for 2 days and then the snowstorm hit us here in the South. And then I told myself, “So what if the kids are home, I can still get plenty done”. Wrong again. If like me you’re a huge procrastinator then you have also probably used every excuse in the book. Social media breaks, family time (when really you’re just binge watching a new show you found (Chance, I like Chance), etc. These things are how not to start 2017. I have finally decided on a New Year’s resolution, 2017 is the year my procrastination stops and I start to really get things done. 2016 was a year of a few ups and a few downs both personally and professionally. For some reason I never sat down and defined my goals, plans and resolutions, so it’s hard for me to say I achieved anything when I didn’t clearly set out things to achieve. Does that make sense? So this year I am doing what I didn’t in 2016, I am setting both big and small goals but I am going to touch on that in a different post though. Besides, I have a few things I want to show you for kicking ass in 2017. Definitely keep an eye out for that as well as my post on the Vampire Facial which is up next. In the meantime, I want to share what I wore on Christmas as well as a few new favorite pieces.


Get What you really want this season

Cuyana Cardigan

Berkshire Sheer Diamonds tights

One thing I am really into lately is tights. I think normal adult women call them pantyhose but I am just not a huge fan of that name. Is it just me? Anyway, this pair by Berkshire has a gorgeous diamond print that definitely adds some visual interest. I also have a new pair of fishnets and thigh-high’s with a garter that I am looking forward to wearing. They definitely add a hint of sex appeal to whatever you’re wearing which is always nice.

Maude Star Ear Cuff

Recently I discovered a new favorite place to get trendy necklaces and I swear I’m the last person to find out about them. 7 Charming Sisters is behind the very cool one I’m wearing below. It has an awesome leather strap that’s adjustable which I am obsessed with. They have a really fun quiz to help narrow down your style because their selection is huge! They also carry amazing earrings, bracelets and other accessories. Speaking of, how cute is this little star ear cuff? It’s from Maude which you may remember from past posts like this one. I really love their boho selection but they also have classic pieces like the black cami I’m wearing here. You would think a simple, v-neck cami would be easy to find but it wasn’t. So happy I finally came across this one!

Cuyana Gift Box

Last but not least, I am a huge fan of Cuyana. Their amazing, classic selection and the “Fewer, Better Things” philosophy they live by is amazing! I actually wrote a post wearing one of their silk dresses last year. They believe in quality over quantity and style over trends. Cuyana’s line is the perfect place to start when building a capsule wardrobe or when your closet needs a refresh. I had been on the hunt for the perfect oversized, gray chunky knit and Cuyana delivered in spades. This piece will last and is so comfortable I will be wearing it for years to come. I only wish the weather stayed cooler a bit longer here because I also got one of their infinity scarves in a classic camel- so soft and so beautiful! Definitely check them out when you need to update a classic item in your closet and when you want it to last.

Aklasu Tie

Cuyana Infinity Scarf

Daniel Wellington Classic Black Watch and Cuff

Men's Suit Fashion

Cuyana Baby Alpaca Gray Cardigan

Get What You Want

Daniel Wellington men's watch

How Not to Start the New Year

She’s wearing: Maude cami / Cuyana cardiganCuyana infinity scarf / Zara skirt / Mossimo ankle boots7 Charming Sisters Bright Future Necklace / Maude Star Ear Cuff / Daniel Wellington watch and cuff / Berkshire Sheer Diamond tights / 2SeeLife sunglasses

He’s wearing: Zara shirt / Lauren Ralph Lauren dress pants / Calvin Klein sport coat / Aklasu tie / Daniel Wellington watch and cuff
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Tell us what you think!


  1. L wrote:

    This outfit is so cute on you! <3 I need those tights!

    Posted 1.24.17
  2. Stacey wrote:

    OMG, I LOVE your necklace and tights:)

    Posted 1.18.17
  3. Lacey wrote:

    Loving those tights! Also, I feel ya! Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned, but you just have to keep going! Can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for you!


    @wearetheglittergospel on IG

    Posted 1.16.17
  4. Anna English wrote:

    Such a cute post! Love those polka dot tights!

    Posted 1.15.17
  5. Whitney wrote:

    Happy new year! Y’all are dressed to perfection! We are dealing with bad weather here too so totally understand what it’s like. Hope next week is great for you all!

    Posted 1.13.17
  6. Jaime wrote:

    You guys are such a chic power couple!!

    Posted 1.13.17
  7. Anna Cobbs wrote:

    Obsessed with your polka dot tights!!! So cute!

    Posted 1.13.17
  8. miriam wrote:

    i love DW watches! they’re the best!

    Posted 1.12.17
  9. That skirt is adorable!!! I think I need to add this to my list. XO

    Posted 1.12.17
  10. Shelby Back wrote:

    I love this grey cardi!


    Posted 1.12.17
  11. Ah I totally understand about procrastinating but we all do it! xx Annette

    Posted 1.12.17
  12. Aww! I am a HUGE procrastinator too! I love your outfit though! Your sweater is so cute!

    Posted 1.12.17
  13. Rita wrote:

    Love your look. Gray and black always look so chic. You styled that sweater beautifully.
    Rita |

    Posted 1.12.17
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