January 4, 2016

black & white resolutions

[ Jacket: J.Crew (long version) | Vest: J.Crew Factory | Sweater: LOFT (on sale!) | Jeans: Joe's | Boots: Sorel | Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar) | Bag: Banana Republic Factory (similar) | Lipstick: Tom Ford "Moroccan Rouge" ]

Photos taken in front of the Natasha Kholi installation (on State near Lake) and the Chicago Theater

Happy New Year!  I'm not one for making lofty resolutions, but with the turn of this new year, I feel the need to reevaluate my everyday habits and make some goals.  I'm making them black & white and writing them down, in hopes that I will better follow through with them!

1. Focus on the positive.  I used to think positivity or negativity were inherent personality traits and I was stuck with negativity.  However, as I get older I'm realizing they're actually habits and if I want to be more positive, I need to actively work on it.

2.  Shop smarter.  I want to focus more on investing in quality, timeless pieces rather than trendy, "now" styles.

3.  Take time for skincare.  I'd like to ramp up my skincare routine.  I want to take better care of both my face (facials, using anti-aging products) and my body (putting lotion on right after showering, exfoliating).

4.  Keep in touch.  I plan to do a better job of keeping in touch with friends and family on a more consistent basis.

5.  Stay informed.  I go through infrequent phases where I'm good about reading the newspaper, watching the news, etc, but I really want to make this a bigger part of my morning routine.

What are your resolutions for 2016?

xo, Annelise

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