Monday, January 2, 2012

relaxation resolution

Jeans- Gap; Blazer, Tank, Boots, Scarf & Belt- Thrifted; Ring- Gifted (from my Dad); Nail Polish- Water Mist by Sally Hansen & Today was a Fairytale by Deborah Lippmann


It feels like ages ago that I last participated in Inspiration Monday so today I decided to join in on the fun! I liked the photo of Rosie Huntington-Whitely (albeit having no clue who she is, just knowing that she is a pretty lady with a pretentious name, wearing leopard print-good enough for me!) I've expressed and demonstrated my love for leopard many times on this blog so for my outfit, I decided to switch the elements for a patterned blazer and a neutral scarf.  I fell ln love with this blazer as one of my many thrifted purchases during the holidays.  I wore this ensemble Saturday for cat sitting (you know you're jealous) and shopping with my man where I bought a purple wool jacket (on sale for $35, reduced from $150) and furry earmuffs for myself and a Perry Ellis jacket for my man (yeah that's right I like to be the sugar momma sometimes!)


{I love the outfit but in hindsight, the belt may be a tad too big...}


I stuck to my guns on last year's New Year's Resolutions and took up a new hobby- exercising! Which I like to think as more than a hobby, it's a full fledged addiction lifestyle change! As far as the 'managing my finances in an adult manner' resolution goes, let's just say it's a work in progress...

This year my New Year's resolution is simple: set boundaries.  I'm notorious for taking on more than I can chew so in 2012 I'll say 'no' when I need to and make sure to give myself adequate Emily time.  This will become increasingly important due to an exciting life change (no Mum, don't worry I'm not pregnant) which I'll share with you soon.  My mantra for 2012? Teach me how to dougie relax!


What's your New Year's Resolutions for 2012?

38 comments:

  1. that is a wonderful bold blazer, what a nice find!

    good luck with your resolution!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  2. Love that you paired that bright blue belt with that fun blazer - it looks great!:)

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  3. i was wondering how you were going to style that blazer, & it looks good! i actually googled that rose girl (the inspiration). i linked the wikipedia on her name, in my post, but i don't think anyone can tell. she's a supermodel for victoria's secret, & an actress. the movie she's known for, i think was transformers 2. don't you feel educated about unimportant pop culture now?

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  4. Hey there Sugar Momma! You look great. What a fabulous jacket paired with the neutral scarf. You sound like you have some great resolutions for 2012. Can't wait to see what you have in store :)

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  5. Every year I also resolve to take more time for myself to try to relax...but I break it every year. Maybe I'll do better this year. And I love that thrifted jacket, it's such a fun piece.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Love the pattern on that jacket!

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  7. Emily, nice jacket, it really stands out in a good way. You are looking more fit than ever in your jeans, and after all the holiday food we are exposed to that is a great thing. I am intrigued by what you said about a life changing thing....??? Do dish! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  8. I like your interpretation, it's a lot cuter than the original. That patterned vest is so colorful and fun. The scarf is so effortlessly chic. Your life change sounds exciting. Have a really good year with lots of Emily time!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  9. I actually didn't make any resolutions but of course I'm giving my best to do everything even better than before :) and yeah, I should also relax more :P

    when it comes to your outfit then that colourful jacket is the coolest thing. it absolutely lights up the whole outfit!

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  10. Im loving the idea of inspiration monday and I love the thrifted Blazer

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  11. ahhh ahh I have to say that I adore this blazer! so cute!

    xx Missy
    www.myconcretecatwalk.com

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  12. The print on that blazer is to die for! You've styled it well too, it could almost be too busy of a pattern, but you've made it look nice - awesome!

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  13. I love this Inspiration Monday idea!
    & I need to learn to relax as well.


    http://tmotrials.blogspot.com/

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  14. i like your blazer!

    happy 2012!

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  15. You Look Great. Are you getting Married? Can't wait too hear what your news is.

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  16. LOL don't worry I just found out who she is recently. She's a VS model and was in the latest transformers movie after Megan Fox got fired! :P

    You look great - love your interpretation and good luck wtih your resolutions!

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  17. Loved your outfit! And about setting boundaries too! I have to learn it from you!
    Happy new Year, Emily!
    And I just gave an award to you!
    Great that you're back!

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  18. I really like your take on this outfit. It looks so relaxed!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  19. Oh girl, I've missed you and your fabulously chic self!! I LOVE your whole outfit--wish you could take me thrifting!
    Hope your New Year is going great!

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  20. Why are you so cute?? Hmm? It's frustrating for me. JK.

    I love this outfit. It's definitely something I would wear over and over.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  21. i loooooove this blazer! you look amazing and your take is so fabulous! happy new year!

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  22. super cute blazer!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  23. Mother here...actually, it's showing my advanced years when I wouldn't mind if you were pregnant...BRING ON THE GRAND-BABIES!!! (well, no pressure, whenever you're ready, I mean!)hahahah. Glad to hear about the saying "no" resolve!

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  24. such a cute jacket
    great take on the inspiration photo
    seems like everyone is doing this challenge
    i need to go check it out
    i am on day 2 of yoga...long way from the old days, but i am "resolved" to get back to everyday!!!
    cheers to our exercise endeavors
    brett

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  25. That blazer is awesome--what a great find! I love how you mixed up the inspiration. I think finding time to relax is a great resolution--good luck in the new year!

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  26. Oh my gosh, what's the life change? Are you engaged? I'm so intrigued!

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  27. Awesome for you keeping your resolutions from last year. I hope you obtain your goals this year as well! Loving that blazer. So pretty!

    P.S. I laughed at your comment about Rosie's name - I so thought the same thing when I first heard it.

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oh the jacket is a scene stealer for sure! What a terrific find.

    Julie

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  29. Managing finances in an adult manner = NO FUN FOR FASHION LOVERS
    Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat, and it's super boring.

    I love this jacket that you are wearing. I might need to steal it from you since I can't actually buy it myself -- you know, because of the shopping ban. (Lame.)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  30. Super cute! I really like the inspiration photo but I'm actually liking most of the inspirations better. I excited to hear about the new changes. :)

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  31. I am so in love with that blazer. You look so lovely!

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  32. Oooh, I'm not used to seeing you in jeans! Usually you're all dressed up. =) But I love this more laid back look! That patterned blazer is gorgeous!

    And I can't wait to hear about your life changes!

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  33. Oh, and I almost forgot... I tagged you in a fun little post! =)

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  34. relaxation is TOTALLY necessary! I commend you for setting that goal, Emily! :) I need to add that to mine :)

    I love that paisley shirt you have on! I almost forgot how cute paisley could be!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  35. I'm with you! I'm making more Kim time and incorporating exercise into my daily routine. Good for you!

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  36. You nailed this! I really like the rolled jeans over booties.

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily