Closing the Year Off

Okay, I hate to admit it, but I had a lot of vision and goals for this blog by the end of the year, and I failed. I didn’t stick to my to-do list as I should have. I had spread myself too thin. I let other priorities take place.

There are a ton of excuses that I can make – I moved states, which meant I didn’t have a photographer anymore. Who would want to read a lifestyle blog without visually pleasing photos? Plus, I moved to the countryside and driving to civilization where the backdrop was pretty would be a pain. And then, life, you know, sort of takes over.

Red Military Coat

I was about to give up my hat once again on this blog, until I met a new fashion blogger in the area who re-ignited my passion for this lifestyle blog. I forgot how fun it was to plan outfits and locations, to feel like models for a hot fifteen seconds, and to strategize how to become better at this craft of content creating. Since restarting the engine, I’m fired up, guys! I’ve been a lot more active on Instagram (follow me, if you haven’t!), and I am actually planning a content calendar!

Guys, I’m ready for the new year!

Red Military Coat

SHOP MILITARY OUTERWEAR

As nice as living in Texas has been, the weather does unfortunately not fulfill four seasons, so it’s hard for me to have an excuse to bring out one of my favorite coats – this Banana Republic x Olivia Polermo collaboration from last year or so. I had been looking for a regal red military coat for years, literally, and and nothing was ever just right. Or, it was super expensive. This particular coat was a rare online find that I’m honestly really proud of. The length is just right, the colors just right, and the fit just right. I absolutely love it.

Now, I just need a reason to wear it!

Red Military CoatRed Military Coat

SHOP SIMILAR OUTFIT

So, what’s in store for 2019? I’m shooting for one blog per week discussing beauty and skincare, literature, personal style, and most importantly, living minimalistically and environmentally friendly. That’s one thing that I speak about quite a bit in real life is how we as humans can better the planet we live on, and I want to share that interest on this blog. There’s a lot of changes happening, like large companies starting to ban straws such as Starbucks and Disneyland, but there’s so much still that needs to be done. Let’s start (or rather, continue) that discussion in the new year.

26 Comments

  1. December 30, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    So glad you found the inspiration to keep on going with the blog! It can be so easy for us to feel like giving up on blogging (I almost gave up on mine!) but at the end of the day we’re creative people and well, we can’t STOP creating even if we do need a break from time to time xx
    Also – LOVE that coat!!!

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      December 30, 2018 / 11:25 pm

      So true! It takes a lot of energy to keep a blog going. Lots of moving parts on the back end of it.

  2. December 30, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I know the feeling when everything just comes in a way of blogging and then suddenly you feel this spark of encouragement again (for you it was another blogger, for me just looking at blogs just like yours and thinking: if they can do it, I can do it too, right?). I love the coat, Olivia is a fashion genious.
    Good luck on writing systematically on your blog.
    Dorota
    http://www.journalofdorota.com

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      December 30, 2018 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks, Dorota! It’s definitely encouraging seeing others who’ve done it before.

  3. December 30, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I can’t wait for your environmentally friendly content as its something I’ve been working on a lot this year. I love this whole outfit!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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      December 30, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      Oh, awesome to hear!

  4. December 30, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    Girl, that coat is gorgeous – the colour really suits you!!
    One post a week sounds like a good goal to me, I’d be especially keen to read posts on a more sustainable lifestyle

    Becca / becc4

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      December 30, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      Thanks, Becca. I’ve already planned a few topics to cover 😀

  5. January 1, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Hello, Deasy!

    Know that I almost gave up blogging too because of soo many reasons. However, the thought that we keep coming back to our blog and have those times where we’re burning with passion is such a good feeling and makes our blog more valuable. Love to see you fired up with passion! Let’s be better bloggers this year, hopefully!

    By the way, love your feed on Instagram. No reason to not follow you.
    Have a beautiful year ahead.

    T H E A S T R O N
    InstagramTwitter

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      January 1, 2019 / 5:36 pm

      You’re so right. They’re our escape, and I love it!

  6. January 1, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    lovely outfit! <3
    happy new year xx

  7. January 1, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    Now i wish i could steal this outfit off your body…you look breathtaking…. That’s some super dope coat. happy new year

    Glowyshoe’s blog

  8. January 3, 2019 / 11:13 pm

    the red coat looks perfect! i adore this kind of coat, it fits u very well! lovely *-*

  9. January 4, 2019 / 3:56 pm

    Hope the excitement stays with you and really love your coat, so I’m looking forward to seeing more <3

    xx

  10. January 5, 2019 / 6:18 am

    Such a pretty outfit, I love red and this looks really nice. Good to know you’re determine to continue blogging, we all need push sometimes. Wishing you a wonderful 2019!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

  11. January 8, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    What a great find with that coat! It’s stunning on you! 🙂 It’s so nice you are motivated and energised to blog again too! 🙂

    Hope that you’ve had a wonderful start to 2019 so far! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  12. January 8, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    I love this outfit so much. It definitely looks like a great outfit for the holiday season and you paired each item so well to create the perfect look.

    Keep staying fabulous!

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      January 17, 2019 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks so much, Audrey!

  13. January 21, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    The way you styled that dress ontop of the turtle neck?! Yes!! And matching it to the jacket like that. It looks amazing. YOU look amazing!

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