[splatter print blazer and black pants: H&M | striped shirt and gold chain necklace: Forever21 | neon yellow bracelet: Joe Fresh | black flats: Zara]
Foraying into a print and pattern look today. This print blazer was discovered on the same trip to H&M as the matching dress in this post. Prints are one of my biggest fashion challenges, but I'm still determined to experiment with them in outfits. I think strips are "neutral" enough to pair with a print blazer, but that could just be me.
For 2013 I made a few goals (I feel like no one sticks to "resolutions").
1. Run a half marathon.
Spontaneously at the end of last year I wanted to try it. I've been hitting the treadmills almost daily since mid-December and have been steadily increasing my cardio. In another month or two, I'll start to follow a marathon training routine and run in intervals.
2. Take non-food related photographs more regularly.
Experience is the best teacher for me and when my schedule got a bit off in the latter half of 2012, I stopped going out just to shoot photos. This year I want to schedule time at least once or twice each month where I just go out alone with my camera (not for volunteer or work).
Moving has really helped me see how much I can live without. I've been going through my things and downsizing. For example I have a lot of nail polish but there is no point to have more than I could use up in my lifetime. The things we own are useless if we can't or don't even use them. So with that mantra in mind I've been re-evaluating all the stuff I have.
4. Take time to seriously reflect on what I want to accomplish in life.
I've always been a go with the flow type of person and rarely pursue a specific direction in life. Now that I'm in my late 20s, I definitely feel like I'm in a transitional period. I really want to stop and think about what I want to do and just go for it. This one is definitely the hardest and most vague. I have no idea how to approach it other than to try and follow what makes me happy.