Well here it is another year has gone by (see ya later 2016) and a new chapter begins (HELLO 2017). It still just seems so crazy to me that another year is upon us and with that comes so much opportunity and so many great new memories. In 2016 I learned a lot about myself and a what I want for both my personal and professional life. I really want to write the newest chapter in my book for 2017 and make it the best year yet both for myself and for my blog. This blog has been such a outlet for me whether it is a long day of work or a bad week, I find so much comfort and joy sharing myself and my adventures. Someone like myself who is very shy, this year has been a total jump for me with my blog. I am getting more comfortable with myself and gaining more confidence each day but with that said I want to continue to grow myself and A Styled Love Affair. So 2017 will be seeing some changes which are all great.
Resolutions for 2017:
1. Style Make over – A Styled Love Affair. Since having my blog I have kept with just having the generic WordPress platform rather than updating this beauty and bringing out the potential it has by updating it to a actual full fledge website. We all need a makeover in life whether it be personal, career, lifestyle and for me this will be my 2017 makeover. If anyone has any recommendations would love the suggestions.
2.New Content. As many bloggers know it is easy to get into a blogger rut which I can get into a lot trying to figure out ideas of what to write. Since I like to keep my readers engaged I usually write 3x a week but it is usually the same content of myself and my outfits. Since I am looking to get my blog a makeover so does the content I contribute to my readers. I would love to share more How-to’s, beauty posts, My Favorites of the week etc. There are so many possibilities and I want to bring that to A Styled Love Affair
3.Blogger Meet-ups. As I have mentioned I am very shy and tend to stay behind the screen more than most I think. This is my year to quit that habit of being so shy and getting to meet some amazing blogger babes. I would like to make more connections with people that love to do the same passion as me. I do tend to get nervous to reach out to other bloggers since I don’t want to seem creepy but I am actual very genuine in trying to connect.
4.Go For It. With this New Year and new possibilities I want to make new opportunities with A Styled Love Affair. I want to go for new opportunities with Blogger Collaborations, Style Collaborations, maybe add some styling refreshes to readers who might want a closet refresh and really expanding into vlogging. Now I know that vlogging can be very tricky but I want to dip my hand in it all this year. Mark and myself have been playing with the idea of trying this out and I want to make that jump and go for it. What is the harm of trying you just keep working at it and make it better over time.
5. Get Behind the camera. Mark 100% of the time is taking the photos of me which is super helpful and so sweet of him (especially those early morning wake up calls) but I want to start to learn more about photography and enjoy it as much as my husband does. Lately we have been trying to take out both cameras so I can start to get better at handling the camera and learn how to shoot. Photography is such a intricate and delicate world that I want to learn, yes it will be a lot of hits and misses but I want to know what I am doing to and what my husband does behind the camera. I am looking forward to getting to know more about this craft.
1. Love & Family. Mark and I do spend a lot of time together yes but much of that time I am on my phone trying to update all of you of my latest outfit post or latest adventure. I would love to make more time for him and my family while balancing my blog life too. I am not sure how to balance this but I want to find a way without it always having to be about social media or blog posting. While I do love my blog and this passion I don’t want to forget about my loved ones who need the love too.
2.Lifestyle. I am a active person and work out every morning at least 4-5x a week (if you haven’t seen on my insta stories) but that is the only time I can get my workout in because I work late a lot of the times and after work I am so pooped and/or need to work on my blog. With that being said I want to make time to really find some newness into my workout whether it be a new class or activity (I love kickboxing) or if that means getting out more during my work day just to take a quick walk around the block to get some fresh air and just get some me time. With that healthy lifestyle also comes eating well, which my friends will make fun we eat to well (except weekends are the worst). With the holidays I got off the healthy eating kick and was eating out a lot but I want to get on the wagon of eating well not just during the week but also more healthy on the weekends while keeping active.
3. Get out and Explore. Many of the times when Mark and I go out it is mostly for photos and that is it. We never just explore and with the temps going lower and lower it gets hard to want to get outside but we have decided to change that and get out and explore. We live in such a great city and live by the most beautiful city in the world with so many nocks to discover we are just letting it go by the wayside. I want to get out there and explore where I live and also get my hands on photographing other images other than just myself.
4.Travel. This is always one of my resolutions which I like to make every year no matter what. Travel does not always have to include a trip to a big overseas destination or a white sand beach, it can include a day trip to a new town or a train ride to another city. With the coming of the new year I have some big and small plans for travel with the hubby and possibly a family trip (my mother would like to take us on a big family trip this year looking forward to planning this if it does happen). My bucket list has surely grown a lot over the years and I hope to cross a lot of those destinations little or big can get crossed off this year. : )
My list of resolutions could go on & on & on really and they will come as the year comes along and I can’t wait to just jump head first and go with these new resolutions as they come.
As we know the Holiday celebrations and sparkle of the New Year’s celebrations are over but that doesn’t mean that we have to fade out of that shine all together LOL. Which is why I am bringing the shine today on this first Monday of the New Year in this amazing Club Monaco beauty. I am so into pleated midi skirts whether warm or cold I can’t get enough of them. One since they are so easy to go from day to night or work to play with a touch of different accessories or pieces and Two they are such a classic piece that are great paired with just about anything a sweater, t-shirt or blouse. Since I just wanted to add a dab of shine and not go overboard, I paired this gold pleated beauty with a simple gray turtleneck (which can I say every girl should own every neutral color in a turtleneck lifesaver) and my favorite leather jacket its been a outfit repeater a lot these past few months but I can’t get enough.
Loves Happy First Monday of the New Year whether you are home enjoying the last day or few days of your Holiday I hope its with the ones you love.
Let’s make this year great, what are some of your resolutions for the new year?
Thank you so much for following or just reading along
Club Monaco Gold Skirt (love & love)
H&M Turtleneck -old (love & love)
Nordstrom BlankNYC leather jacket
Strappy Heels -old (love & love)