Animal Prints in Steamboat

Hello lovely people! I just wanted to share a favorite outfit from my trip to Steamboat Springs. Several of us went into the town for lunch and shopping and I had the opportunity to shoot this new jacket and bag. I love them with the black and animal print look. It is so fun and perfect for a wintery night on the town.

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Jacket H&M (on sale!), Shirt Macy’s, Skirt similar (another option), Tights Express, Bag Tribe Alive, Boots Macy’s

Erin

New Year Goals: 2018

Happy New Year!!! As crazy as it is 2018 is upon us.

I seriously can not believe it is 2018. I don’t know why but it just always seemed so far away. I am not really sure what this year will bring, as I am in such a state of transition, but I know it will be good. I decided that posting my goals for this year would be a great way to work through what I really want to focus on, and it is a great way to hold myself accountable. I am using categories, however the goal itself is within the explanation. Saying I am going to ‘work on my friendships’ is just way too vague for me and I know I wouldn’t really follow through. These are goals that I am really wanting to revisit at the end of 2018.

Fitness: I have kind of let this slip a little over the past few months. I often have periods of two or three months where I am really good about my fitness routine and then life will get in the way. I always feel way healthier and better in many aspects of my life when I am working out regularly, so I am really wanting to prioritize this. It is a goal I feel people often associate with the New Year but I want to make it a little more specific to me. I don’t want to focus on losing weight or running long distances. I am committing myself to moving every single day. It might be a 20 minute, high intensity work out, or an hour long walk, but it needs to be something. A big problem for me seems to be losing momentum. If I miss more than one day it becomes much harder for me to get motivated and find time to work out.

Jobs: I feel like this post is going to be very focused on how much I am in a transitional place in my life. I have been doing some jobs I enjoy lately but I feel like I am drowning in everyone else’s idea of what I should do next and what kind of jobs I should be looking for. I think I need to finish my StrengthsFinder and just try a couple things that I may not have thought about doing before. As much as I do want to find a more permanent job that I really love, that pressure I am putting on myself is really not helping me with the search process. Since I feel like I have to find the perfect job, I can’t really even look since I don’t even have a clear vision on ‘the perfect job.’ I really need to relax in this department and just try some new things that aren’t permanent or perfect.

Travel: A big part in why I should not be getting too permanent with any job is that I have lots of fun travel plans for this year. My sister is graduating from high school and we are planning a big trip for the summer. It is going to be a great opportunity to hang out with her and see some new places. I have been so lucky in that I have travelled a lot. There are so many places, people and cultures that I can still learn so much from. I am excited to spend a chunk of time somewhere else with some fantastic people! I really think that I have so much to learn from the world still so I want to prioritize traveling this year.

Friendship: This is probably the most important goal to be aware of throughout the next year for me. Because I know I will be moving around a lot and in a very transitional place, I can see it being difficult to maintain friendships to the level I want. I want to dedicate some quality time to my close friends. I am already planning a couple trips with people but for some friends it might just be a phone call every other week or a text check in on a regular basis. I always get really frustrated when I am the only one in a friendship reaching out and lately I noticed that I have done this a little bit in the past few months. I really don’t want that to be a habit so my biggest priority as far as friendship goes is to reach out to people. I am going to include my relationship with my boyfriend in this category because the circumstance is going to be pretty similar. It does not look like we will be in the same place for very long in the near future and I know that is going to be hard. I really need to be diligent about my communication and organize my time well.

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May 2018 bring you adventure, health, style and lots of love!

Erin

10 Favorite Outfits: December

It is a little late but here is much December outfit round-up. Although we ended up getting two pretty big snow storms this month, the first half was so dry, as you can see!

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Shirt L.L. Bean, Sweater Icewear, Jeans similar, Belt Talbots, Boots L.L. Bean

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Boots Tory Burch, Jeans similar, Shirt similar, Blazer similar, Glasses Oliver Peoples

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Blazer similar, Turtleneck similar (also this one), Pants Macy’s (on sale!), Boots Tory Burch

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Flannel L.L. Bean, Skirt similar, Boots Tory Burch

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Skirt similar (this one too), Shirt Old Navy, Scarf similar, Boots L.L. Bean

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Jeans similar, Sweater similar, Hat similar, Coat J. Crew Factory, Boots L.L. Bean

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Shirt L.L. Bean, Skirt J. Crew Factory, Tights similar, Coat J. Crew Factory, Boots Hunter

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Blouse similar (this one too), Skirt similar (also this one)

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Flannel L.L. Bean, Jacket Eddie Bauer, Hat from Iceland (this one is semi-similar), Boots Hunter, Leggings similar

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Jacket ASOS, Jeans similar, Scarf similar, Turtleneck Target, Mules similar (much cheaper too!)

Happy New Year!!!

Erin

White Christmas

Happy almost New Years!!! I will be doing a post tomorrow reflecting on this year but for now I wanted to do a quick post on the holidays and snowy winter.

Christmas was a little different this year as a had a friend in town but it was actually super fun to switch things up a little bit and share some of our family traditions. Aiden was here up until just before the holiday and my friend, Deeksha, joined us through the 26th. I had such a great time sharing my town with people I love! Christmas was wonderful and the snow brought even more. Because there has been so much happening here, I haven’t had much time to post but I wanted to share some pictures we took while walking in a Colorado storm the day after Christmas.

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Sweater L.L. Bean, Hat similar, Jacket similar, Boots L.L. Bean

Erin

Snow Day

Hello hello! Happy snow day! It has finally really started to snow around here. I took these photos with the first decent snow that has fallen while I have been here. The great thing is that it is snowing super hard right now. I can’t wait for a powder Christmas Eve. Chunky sweaters are the perfect piece right now. I am loving vintage sweaters, including this Abercrombie one. Thrift stores often have some hidden gems and sites like Vinted and Thredup can be good for quality thrift items. I recommend knowing your fabrics and brands in order to learn how much things are with used.

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Have a wonderful holiday!

Erin

O’ Christmas Tree

We went to a Christmas tree farm/nursery last weekend and found the perfect tree. It was quite the family adventure! I only wish we could have brought the dog, Charlie. Enjoy these pics from the day!

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Skirt BB Dakota, Sweater similar (oversized), Tights similar, Scarf similar, Boots Hunter

Erin