photos by Daniel Golani
dress from Raphael Benisty Collezioni | similar shoes | bag | earrings
When the designer of this gorgeous dress reached out to me to model some pieces from her Houston-based clothing line, I couldn't say no! Being a measly 5'3 (on my tip toes), I don't get asked to "model" often, but then again Michal had never met me in person when she asked. Thankfully midi-length dresses are in style right now! The collection is made up of modest clothing, inspired by Dolce & Gabbanna yet designed with comfort and functionality in mind. I love how chic and timeless the pieces are and would definitely fill my closet with them in a heartbeat. If Zach and I had actually gone out to celebrate New Year's Eve last night rather than laying in bed watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with Bear all evening, this dress would've been perfect for the occasion.
I've never been one to come up with a single resolution every January, but I do like to set goals for the year and try my hardest to obtain them. I always fix up a cute list and frame it on my nightstand so I don't lose sight of what I want to accomplish for the year. There's no escaping your goals when they're staring you in the face every time you hit the snooze button or reach for another Oreo. Oh, you don't eat in bed? Oops. Neither do I.
In case you want to make your own goal list, here's a printable for you!
Here are my New Year's resolutions for 2017:
A bad habit I'm going to break:
Staying up crazy late & sleeping in. This is gonna be a tough one, guys. But I think if I force myself to wake up early enough for about a week straight, maybe I can fall into a better routine. Bear is on my schedule too and when he starts school in a few years, we're both in for a real shock if we don't get on a better agenda.
A destination I'd like to visit:
Dubai. Hey, a girl can dream, right?! Back-up (and more realistic choice): Alaska.
I'm going to work harder at:
Seeing and keeping up with friends. It's hard when you have a little one but I want to make more of an effort to stay in touch with all the girls I love so much!
A project I'd like to finish:
Redecorating our living room.
A class I'd like to take:
Photography. I took a class a couple years ago and it was amazing- I learned so much! But I could still be a lot better.
I'd like to spend more time doing:
Outdoor activities. Bear and Zach both love hiking, so it's the perfect excuse to get out of the house and get some fresh air. I also want to start playing more golf again and get Bear started! Look out, Tiger. There's a new animal-named golfer in town.
A food I want to eat more of:
Home-cooked meals. This is all on me! I want to start cooking more, especially with the crock-pot...easy and delicious. Was I supposed to say fruits & veggies? Nah.
I want to wear more:
Flare jeans. I love them but don't bust them out enough.
What are some of your goals and aspirations for the new year? I'd love to hear!
Happy 2017, sweet friends!