Tuesday, January 4, 2011

my outfit: a casual start to the New Year!

It's hard not to wax poetic with the turn of a New Year... a blank page. It's easy to look back and highlight the past. (which, btw, I am loving on others' blogs). But I don't feel much like looking back, although I will briefly. I much prefer the magical crystal ball feeling that is looking towards and planning for a New Year.


2009 was a REALLY hard year for me, likely my hardest. (some of you may had that in 2010)

2010 was one of my best, arguably THE best... if you don't count 2011, it's hard to count 2011 yet... but I feel like it will be better. (some of you will have that this year - hopefully many of us!)

For 2010 my mantra was "JUST DO IT" (yes, I was all 'Nike' about it) - my focus in life and with the blog was to try new things, try anything and just get moving on any and all action items I could think of to better my life and this blog. Looking back, it was a great mantra... the "it" list was born, the looks:book was born, the blog over quadrupled in readership, a rockin' e-book is in works, I am now making a substantial amount of money through the blog to finally justify all of my hard work (and so I don't have to go back to work) and tons more fun projects and partnerships were had. A successful year indeed.

But in looking forward 2010 was A LOT of work. Work I enjoy, but a lot of it. My mantra for 2011 then is "DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO". I hope to refine my blog... continually making it more a better reflection of myself and continually making it more enjoyable for me to produce and you all to read.

This outfit was a typical weekend day (I hardly ever take pictures on weekends...) but we were all feeling super lazy, but wanted to go out for breakfast. So I threw on a bunch of warm and cozies and we headed out. It was a perfect weekend outfit.

Sweater, F21 (similar)
Chambray Top, Old Navy (similar)
Leopard Tank (peeking out!), Old Navy
Jeans, Gap
Minnetonka Boots, Nordstrom Rack


Kelly said...

Looking good Jill! Love those boots!

MerciBlahBlah said...

This outfit is cozy chic perfection. LOVE the boots.


Capital Barbie said...

I think this is an awesome look back. As one of your newer readers I look to you for inspiration for my daily life and my new blog. You are a great example for all of us who are hoping to be just like you, a fabulous blogger!

Keep doing what you love.

Lilly said...

I love how cozy this outfit looks/is. You pulled off denim on denim very well.

Linda Rose said...

Loved hearing about your life in years. 2006 was my hardest year by far. Last year was a lazy year for me and this year see a lot of things picking up and moving forward. Hoping it'll be my best year in a while.
You know, whenBob first started his first blog he worked so hard. But after he put in all the hard work, he's finally to a place where it's almost running itself now. Just do it is right on. Work hard now, reap the reward later.
I'm excited for you and all this year brings!

Jenny said...

You totally deserve all your success! You've been one of my biggest inspirations for sure! Keep up the great work!!!

thebrunetteone.com said...

If I could pick an ideal comfy outfit...this would be it. Denim shirt with chunky knit sweater? Fur boats? Done and done!


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