Monday, January 5, 2015


Outfit Details: Pink Slate Boutique Plaid Top & Earrings (c/o), Francesca's Necklace, Sole Society Wine Colored Booties, Kate Spade Watch, Painted Threads Black Lace Skirt (similar)

It's the first full week of the New Year and I feel completely relaxed and refreshed after taking a mini vacation from work and well, life. Sometimes it's good to take a step back from all the social media and enjoy time with family and friends. Since it is "resolution season" I decided I would share a few of my goals with you. My resolutions are quite simple. I want to focus more this year on becoming organized, reading more books, and loving others. The first two goals are straight forward. Too often I get caught up in the NYC hustle and bustle and barely take time to make myself complete meals or put my laundry away. To avoid the feeling of drowning in weekly chores, I made a vow to myself to complete one chore each day. This may sound absolutely ridiculous, but it can be so easy to fall into a routine of work, events, sleep, repeat. I made a list for myself which details all of the small tasks I need to complete each week. It feels so good to cross an item off. You'd be surprised at how hard it is for me to even make a dentist appointment. I constantly feel as if I never have time, but this year I'm going to stay organized and make time for not only myself, but my friends and family.

One of the most important resolutions to me this year is to focus my energy on the good and showing others the act of kindness. I want to take time out of my hectic life to pay it forward. Whether it's writing a little note to my friends, sending flowers to a person in need, buying a cup of coffee for a complete stranger, or taking the time to sit down and truly listen to someone in need of a friend. Listening is key. It's important to allow others to feel good about themselves. Try to remove yourself from the situation and open your heart and ears to every person you meet. They will appreciate it.

Well, now that I've shared some of my resolutions with you I would love to hear yours! I wanted this post to be a fun one, something that reflects my personality and style. I'm a huge fan of burgundy and lace this winter, so this outfit was just screaming to be worn for the first post of 2015. I've been wearing this plaid top from Pink Slate Boutique on repeat since I got it. The colors are so flattering for winter, or in another words- against my extremely pale skin. I'm in need of some sunlight people!! Bronzer and sunless tanner will have to do for now ;). Hope you all have a great week.


                                              Photography by Art Petrosemolo

                                              Location: Molly Pitcher Inn


  1. Great combination! I wouldn't think of plaid and lace but you pulled it off so nicely! Love the booties too!
    Happy New year!

  2. Your skirt is so gorgeous, I love it!

  3. Darling outfit. I love everything about it Jess! <3

    xo, Alina

  4. what a great skirt! I've been looking for something similar, and it's interesting to see how you styled it. Very cute outfit!