We are well into the third month of 2014 – have you touched base with the goals you set for this year? When the New Year comes around, we typically set out with a lot of ambition and expectations. In January, I urged you to set a goal to FEEL GOOD and LOOK GOOD in 2014 by making small changes in your everyday life to produce big results.
When the year starts to pick up, we often lose sight of the goals we set in January. Don’t get discouraged when life gets in the way! You can always check back in with yourself and your goals. What better time to do so than the coming of spring? A new season is right around the corner, and spring is a great time for renewal and reviving your 2014 goals.
Need a little nudge? I’ve got 4 ways to FEEL GOOD and LOOK GOOD in March!
Instagram Inspiration from Bethenny Frankel, DVF, Splendid, Elizabeth and James, and Home on the Runway
A precursor as to why you and I and the rest of the world need to take a moment to enjoy these 6 awesome holiday themed social media posts: Thanksgiving happens to fall at one of the most crucial times of year. The holiday season means crunch time, and just when you’ve got your rhythm and your energy is soaring sky high, Thanksgiving smacks you onto your ass (literally), and you spend a long weekend sitting on the couch in a food-induced coma. The week after Thanksgiving is pure torture. You’re expected to return to work with the same vigor you spent all of November working up to that has since been lost somewhere between festive cocktails and the Macy’s parade. This year is no different – I’m not even sure what day it is, but it sure feels like some mutant workday that falls after Friday – this week feels like it’s never going to end. I still haven’t fully recovered from my Thanksgiving slump and I need a pick me up! I know you do too, so without further ado, here are 6 awesome holiday social media posts to get you through. It’s almost Friday (I think) – you can do it!
Yummy Recipe Courtesy of Alton Brown
Photo Contests by Anthropologie and Hobo
12 Days of MyChacos
Joie’s Swoon-Worthy Holiday Board + the Perfect Stocking Stuffers
DanniJo via Instagram: Pssst…let the countdown begin. #finebydannijonescoming soon to DANNIJO.com
Two faves are better than one! One of my leading ladies of style in Hollywood is teaming up with one of my most coveted jewelry lines. Actress Rashida Jones is working with sister duo Danielle and Jodie Snyder of DanniJo for a groundbreaking collection for the brand, Fine by DanniJones. I have one word for this upcoming collaboration: stunning.
Get in the holiday spirit like Joan, Megan, and the rest of the hip fashionistas on AMC’s Mad Men with this holiday soundtrack inspired by the show. Whether I win the giveaway or not this is album is heading to the top of my wishlist.
One of the most beloved beauty brands has a new face. Our favorite Gossip Girl, Blake Lively will be the new ambassador for L’Oreal Paris.
Get ready to add some new fragrances to your collection. My all time favorite twins are releasing not one but TWO perfumes. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen will add Nirvana White and Nirvana Black to their brand Elizabeth and James. Unfortunately, these fragrances will not be available for the holiday season, but we have something to look forward to in the new year. Come January 2014, both scents will hit the shelves for purchase at Sephora!
Anthropologie via Pinterest: #Farmer #Cheese #Thyme #Pie #FourAndTwentyBlackbirds #AnthroBlog
Holiday season means pie season! For those of you in NYC, you may be familiar with Four and Twenty Blackbirds, the Brooklyn pie shop featured in Anthro’s blog.
P.S. If you’re in the Atlanta area and need a pie fix this holiday season, visit The Pie Hole!
When was the last time you went unplugged for a day or even a few hours? When you start to think about it, the answer might surprise you. A recent event in my life inspired me to go unplugged for the past week. No blogging. No social media. Very limited emailing, texting, and smart phone usage. For a blogger and freelance writer, this may sound completely crazy. You may be wondering how I could go unplugged for a week. If I can do it, you can too!
If you’re like me and graduated from high school prior to 2006, you remember the time before Facebook, blogging, and other social media dominated our lives. Now, these online platforms have infiltrated not only our personal lives but also our professional lives, making it more difficult than ever to go unplugged. I would say this past week is the longest I’ve gone unplugged in years!
TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Challenge yourself to go unplugged for a week, a day, or even an hour! Step away from the screen, and give those eyes a reprieve from the electric glow. Remember what it’s like to look around you and enjoy your surroundings. Give those fingers a break from typing and texting and revisit the feel of turning pages between your fingertips – read a book or pick up a magazine! Most importantly, use your time unplugged to get face to face with friends and family you typically text or email. I guarantee that taking the challenge to go unplugged will make you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good. Stay tuned for my upcoming series FEEL GOOD, LOOK GOOD in 2014!
MANLY INSTAGRAM PICTURES
The Row:Esquire Magazine Cover, March 1965
P.S. If you have the NEW Esquire Network, look for their 80th Anniversary special. Watched it this weekend, and it was a delight!
Aaron Paul: I love these kids parents so much.
FALL FACEBOOK POSTS
Grant Park Farmer’s Market in Atlanta: It’s a beautiful morning for fresh roasted chestnuts! Stop by Crack in the Sidewalk’s booth to pick up this tasty treat at the market today.
South Moon Under: Flannels and jewels!! #weekendsparkle
HALLOWEEN PINTEREST PINS
Etsy: DIY skull string art.
Cosmopolitan Magazine: 15 Costumes You Can Wear After Halloween