Hopefully you all enjoyed and indulged in some much needed time off over the holidays! I certainly participated in my fair share of sleeping in, spending time with family and friends, shopping, imbibing and reflecting on all the happenings of 2011.
Today it was back to reality for me, and like many people this time of year, I tried to stay mindful of my resolutions (and hopefully build some habits that will stick around beyond February). One of my intentions this year is to be more present and grateful in the day to day happenings of life, so I wanted to share a few things that made me happy today in their own special way.
|Sources: Book, Quote, OPI Polish|
Book - What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style by Jessica Quirk. I've blogged about Jessica Quirk's fantastic "What I Wore" blog before, so I was super excited when I found out she was penning a style guide. I ordered mine last week, it arrived today, and I've already read it, cover to cover. It's a comprehensive, yet straightforward personal style manual that offers simple steps on how to build a "smarter closet". Starting with basic pieces in core colors, Jessica illustrates how to build out endless outfit options with secondary colors and add ons (accessories). Included throughout are Jessica's own fashions sketches which lead you through each season (and sometimes occasion - weddings and Valentine's Day, anyone?) to help you create your own stylish arsenal of outfit options. I've been inspired countless times by her blog and know this book will be my new style bible for years to come.
Quote - It's so easy to let doubt and fear take root and smother our dreams and ambitions. This quote really hit home for me. It's a keeper.
Polish - OPI nail color in I Think in Pink - I don't care if it's winter and polish should be dark. Today it was sunny and nearly 55 degrees, so when I got my nails done earlier today, a light candy pink just felt right. And as I type this, my cotton candy digits are still making me smile.