Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Saddle Up!






Distressed Denim: See Thru Soul via Belk similar found here. Denim Top: Who What Wear Collection via Target similar found here. Burgundy with White Polka Dots Neck Scarf: Who What Wear Collection via Target found here. Suede Motto Jacket: Jou Jou via Marshalls similar found here. Camel Pumps: Steve Madden via Belk found here. Limited Edition Saddle Bag 23 in Burnish Glovetanned Leather in the Bordeaux color: Coach







You guys we almost made it through the work week after vacation! Only one more day but who's counting? It's been such a struggle to get back in the saddle- see what I did there :) 

Coming off the high of the holidays made it that much more easy to join in on the celebration of Coach's 75th Anniversary! In honor of such a huge milestone, Coach is bringing back the iconic saddle bag. I have been a fan of this trend ever since it started to emerge on the runways a couple of seasons ago. The size and shape of these bags are both efficient, fashionable and the perfect accessory to top off any casual look. I am in love with all things merlot colored especially during the winter and fall, so this creamy Bordeaux color is a perfect addition to my wardrobe. 

I stuck with a good ole Canadian Tuxedo to keep my look simple and to really show off the bag. Distressed denim on the bottom is a great way to edge up this type of look. I paired my denim on denim with this gorgeous suede motto from Marshalls and neck scarf from the Target Who What Wear Collection. I kept my shoes neutral with these chunky, camel colored Steve Madden pumps.

Happy 75th Anni, Coach! Cheer's to many more years of timeless fashion.

xoxo,
Shauntel





Monday, January 2, 2017

#GOALS



"Great Things Have Never Come From Comfort Zones" Wall Art: Marshalls. "Work It" Marble Printed Notebook: Marshalls. 2017 Marble Printed Planner: Marshalls. Marble Printed IPhone 7 Case: Rebecca Minkoff via Amazon found here.





Happy New Year, loves! I hope that each of you enjoyed ringing in the new year with the ones you love. I mentioned in my last post of 2016 found here, that 2016 was the first time I put together a list of New Year's goals and successfully managed to cross a couple of them off of my list. I also mentioned that this was something I wanted to do at the start of every year. 

Last year some of my goals included paying off credit card debt, (I worked part-time at Hayden Olivia Bridal Boutique and was able to pay off both my credit cards), completing a 2 week sugar detox (I completed the Whole 30 challenge, and you can read about my results and journey here), save to buy a new DSLR camera and lens (haven't bought a new camera yet, but was able to buy a new lens at the end of last year), and there were a couple others that will transfer into this year since I was not able to get to them last year! Below are some of my goals for 2017:

  1. Travel More! There is nothing I love more than exploring a new city with unique people, food and culture. Last year, I made the sacrifice to put traveling on hold in order to meet some financial goals and I'm excited to have a little bit of financial freedom and explore some US states I've never been to. I have my first trip booked for 2017, and will be heading out mid January to explore a place I've always wanted to visit. Stay tuned to find out where that is!
  2. Become better at sticking to my monthly budget- Last year, I started reading Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover and it had me super motivated to become debt-free! I just recently downloaded the Every Dollar App which is supposed to help keep track of your expenses as you stick to your monthly budget. You can find the link to download the app here.
  3. Save More!
  4. Revamp the Blog- this was a goal I had for last year that I wasn't able to get to- but that's okay. I will be making steps within the next coming months to revamp the visual aesthetic of the blog and to make it easier for all of my followers to shop my looks.
  5. Take a photography class- Photography is a hobby I took up a couple of years ago. I absolutely love it and have been "self-taught" up until now. I want to learn the technique as well as explore aspects of photography that I'm not familiar with. I've heard great things about the Skill Pop classes here in Charlotte, and I'm going to make it a point to take their photography class and maybe a couple of blogging classes. 

These are just a couple of the goals I have for 2017. I love having a list to keep me focused, intentional and positive as I go through the New Year. What are some of your goals for the New Year? I'd love to hear them! Please share below.

xoxo,

Shauntel