And just like that, 2017 has arrived! New year, new outfit, new everything! I can’t believe that the holidays are over and that it’s back to the grind. It’s also that time of year when everyone talks about their resolutions and goals. I briefly touched on some of my goals in my 2016 year in review post, but otherwise, I don’t set resolutions. Let’s face it. The novelty of the new year, new you wears off pretty quickly. Instead, I think it’s important to always be open to making positive changes. That being said, I do use January as a time to reflect. You can come pretty far in a year!
Madewell Anthem Long-Sleeve V-neck Tee | GUESS Shape-Up Seamless Jeggings c/o
Similar Printed Scarf | Similar Peep Toe Booties
As I read the comments on my last post, I realized that a number of you didn’t know that I work for myself now. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. I didn’t announce it, or anything like that. That didn’t seem necessary to me. I’m also not really sure how to summarize my job title. Sure, I’m a full-time blogger, but I also do freelance design, as well as social media management. In all honesty, I also don’t make enough money from blogging (yet), to equal a full-time income. It’s all a work in progress.
Rather than focusing on what I’m not doing, I take the time to reflect on how far I’ve come. I took a trip down memory lane during one of my first shoots in Florida this year. I stayed in the same place that I did three years ago, when I was only a few months into blogging. Naturally, I had to take a look at the posts from back then. Yikes. It was cringeworthy! I shot my photos with a tripod, self-timer and my kit lens. I didn’t know much about photography, nor did I edit my photos. Regardless, at the time, I loved how it all turned out. Oh, and if you’re curious, you can check out some of the posts here, here and here.
Remember: it’s important not to compare yourself to others, but to compare yourself to yourself.
Three years later, I’m still proud of all of the content that I produce, but I think these shots turned out a lot better! Of course, this time, my dad was my photographer instead of a tripod.
Of course – New Year, New Outfit:
If you don’t care about my ~blogging journey~ and all of that fun stuff, let’s chat about today’s outfit! It’s a simple look, but totally in line with my everyday style.
When I got down to Florida, I ordered a few things from Madewell. It’s one of my favourite stores and they don’t have any Canadian locations. I was eager to place an order without the fear of paying an arm and a leg in duties. This striped long sleeve top is definitely a new favourite. It’s so soft and cozy, without looking sloppy. By the way, it’s on super sale, so you should probably buy one.
I’m also wearing a new pair of GUESS jeans. I bought my first pair of GUESS jeans a few months ago and since I love them, I couldn’t resist another pair. Their denim is super comfortable, but also very flattering. If you haven’t tried GUESS jeans before (or if it’s been a number of years), you should give them a try! I went to their spring/summer preview a few weeks ago…and there’s so many cute pieces coming out in the next few months. I can’t wait!
I hope your first day back to the grind was a good one!
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Omg congrats on working for yourself!! That’s a huge step and you did it! I definitely enjoyed following your journey!
These jeans looks amazing on you babe! And I love the top from Madewell. I need to go in there more now that we have one here.
Straight A Style
Such a great, laid back outfit.. I love the scarf! Happy new year ^^.
Congrats on the transition to working for yourself! I’m sure it can be scary and stressful but you seem like you have it under control. I hope your business flourish in 2017!
Cute outfit, love the scarf! Happy New Year Jackie! I Can’t believe there aren’t any Madewell stores near you, that’s one of my favorite stores too…when there’s a sale LOL 😉 Congrats on working for yourself, that’s awesome!!
Thank you so much Tracy! Happy New Year 🙂
Lesley Metcalfe says
Congrats on making the move to working for yourself! If you’re still on the hunt for your job title, consider “Jackie-of-all-trades” LOL 😉
HAHAHA okay, that is totally a line I’ve used before and NO ONE else thought it was funny!
head to toe chic says
That’s so awesome that you work for yourself!! and I’m really loving this outfit, especially your scarf!
It’s a lot of work and guessing, but I like being my own boss 🙂
So cute! Love this! That is so great you work for yourself. I would love to do that.
It’s definitely a work in progress. I feel like it’s a lot of juggling and uncertainty, but I really enjoy the work. We’ll see how it goes 🙂
Yay to your growth in your blogging journey and a big yay to your outfit! Love the scarf and the shoes! I love a good pair of GUESS jeans as well. Glad you got some (duty-free) shopping in while you were in Florida! :]
It’s a LONG journey, and it never stops, but thank you! And yes, MAJOR yay for duty-free shopping!
You are looking so beautiful dear, the bag is really cool!
Gorgeous!! I love this look, especially the bag!