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TARTAN LOVE

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Wet Seal Tartan Moto Outfit

Happy New Year! I hope you've all had a great holiday season and are amped to make this year even better than the last! I was iffy about sharing my resolutions with the internets because, let's face it, accountability. lol! But one week in, and finally getting the nerve up to share, here goes a basic rundown...

Learn French.
Already on this! Planning a family trip to France this year so my goal is to be able to carry on basic conversation. And you know, ask where the bathroom is, order cheese and a baguette, and make a purchase. I've clearly got my priorities in order. I'm using the Duolingo iPhone/iPad app and I can't recommend it enough!

Spend more time outside.
Working in an office all day then coming home to work on my blog or catch up on How I Met Your Mother makes it way too easy to stay inside all day. Three easy ways I plan to get some more sunshine and fresh air in my life are 1) eat meals outside--pack a picnic and find a grassy spot to dine al fresco during the lunch hour, 2) get out of the gym--instead, go for hikes, hit the pool, and venture into "sports," lol and 3) take in all that So Cal has to offer--gorgeous mountains, soft sandy beaches, and all the pretty parks a girl could ask for. Being outside makes me happy, and I want to make sure I'm doing everything I can to make myself happy this year!

Wear sunscreen.
A lifetime of sunbathing, beach bumming, and crappy sunscreen habits has left me with less than desirable skin, and I need to remedy this ASAP. Currently getting my Aveeno on daily--on top of being SPF50, my face smells like a Hawaiian vacation. Win.

Be mindful of my food.
It's easy to buy prepared, packaged food, like that triple-washed, already cut salad, but I want to do what I can to buy local, organic foods, support local businesses, and prepare meals at home. I've always enjoyed cooking (I wanted to own a restaurant when I was little!) but recently, it's fallen to the wayside. Gameplan: buy small quantities, buy often, and buy in season! Already signed up for a CSA share from Tanaka Farms. Super excited! To learn about CSA programs and find one near you, check out Local Harvest. :) 

Prioritize my happiness.
It's too easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of never-ending to-do lists and impending deadlines. Maybe it's a selfish resolution, but you can't take your career with you when you depart this earth, so you might as well take a step back from the chaos, smell the proverbial flowers, and relax.

 “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Wet Seal Tartan Moto Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Wet Seal Tartan Moto Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Wet Seal Tartan Moto Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Wet Seal Tartan Moto Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Wet Seal Tartan Moto Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Wet Seal Tartan Moto Outfit
[ :: tartan moto jacket c/o Wet Seal+ :: City Chic top :: Torrid skinny jeans :: ]
[ :: Bella Vita boots :: Forever 21 bag :: ]

What are some of your resolutions this year? :D Any of you have the same resolutions as me? Would love to keep track of progress with you guys! :)

XO ALLISON


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13 comments:

  1. How do you make everything look so amazing? I wouldn't have looked twice at that jacket, but now I'm about to buy it!

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  2. I'm pretty sure your my fashion spirit animal! Seriously we have way too much of the same thing! I'm posting the look next week! You look great by the way!

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  3. I love your jacket! Now I want to get on the tartan/plaid bandwagon too. Haha!

    Oh, and I applaud your NY's resolutions. I didn't make any this year because I always forget about them after a few months. However, this year, I started a gratitude journal and I'm really hoping I'd get to the last page this time around. :)

    Abi
    www.TheBelatedBloomer.com

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  4. Love the jacket, and those are definitely New Year's resolutions to stick with! Good lifestyle decisions! Happy New Year!

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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    1. Just grabbed that jacket for about $16! Hope it fits!

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  5. I looove your outfit! Since I live in Brazil, it's way to hot to wear anything like that, but I reaaallly wish I could wear the boots!!!

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  6. you looks so great.i love the boots


    ♥♥♥
    lg,
    Majka

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  7. Those are some great resolutions for 2014. I promised myself to reduce my sugar intake and cut back on the carbs. So far so good. Started a morning juice program of cucumber with aloe vera - great way to to detox and add energy. And I am planning on taking a a cooking class on preparing vegan and gluten free meals! Phew!

    Good luck on your French class!

    "An end is the beginning of something Amazing" .... unknown author

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  8. I’ve chosen this to be one of my “What I Love” looks for this week. I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog today.

    Terry
    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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  9. I love the jacket and the boots =D =D =D
    Really good resolutions to!

    xoRosie
    Rosie's Life

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  10. Hey sexy lady :) maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC, Facebook?

    Please leave me a comment on my blog and follow by blog!

    http://kstylick.blogspot.com

    You can also like my Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/Kstylick

    I will follow you back! :)

    Korean Fashion

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  11. Hey Allison! I love your outfit (specifically the boots) and I want to buy them. I'm new to Bella Vita and was wondering what size to do for the calf? I can wear Torrid no issue, but not sure on these.

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