January 9, 2013

Welcome to 2013. I realize we're 9 days in, but since I'm just now returning from my holiday travels, today is the day my New Year feels like it's officially begun.

When I sat down to think about my goals this year, one word was consistent across many of them.


As a creative individual, I'm wired to just go, go, go, and be doing, doing, doing. All of this has it perks, but at the end of the day, does it leave me fulfilled?

Mostly, no.

In 2013, I've resolved to simplify all aspects of my life. Wardrobe, diet, home, job; it's all up for examination.

It means saying yes to projects that make me excited, and finding ways to create more of those opportunities.

It means finally being okay with only liking a limited color palette in my wardrobe - with plenty of silhouettes and textures to keep it interesting.

It means having one amazing vase instead of ten so-so options.

The easiest place for me to start is, naturally, my wardrobe. When you're traveling, I think you really learn what you need, and what you don't need. Since I spent the last month living out of a suitcase, returning home has provided me with a much needed reality check. Though I've already cleaned out my closet, I plan to shed even more. And that hall closet and all of the nooks and crannies in this place will be examined, too. The tides are shifting a bit, and I think we're all coming to realize we can do more with less.

How's your 2013 shaping up?

PS, if you're looking for a good way to simplify your closet, try selling on Poshmark! It's free to download and easy to sell your old clothes to make money. I'm hosting another party in the app tonight at 7:00 PM PST. See you there?


  1. I think that's the perfect word for 2013. I'm definitely feeling the need to slow down and take on less, though so far I'm not doing such a great job with that.

    P.S. Love your design updates!

  2. I love this! I'm definitely trying to simplify in 2013 too- part of that means learning to say no, and part of that means exfoliating unnecessary stuff out of my life. Here's to living simpler this year!

  3. Woo hoo! I agree about simplifying..it would be great to not get so wound up and crazy busy!! BUTTTT You know what I am going to say! Posh Party tiiiiimmmee! Can't wait girl!

    <3 Amanda

  4. I really need to simplify this year... especially my closet. They say less is more so I guess I'll have to put that to the test!

  5. Simplify is a perfect word for 2013! Good luck :) And I've heard great things about poshmark...hmmm

    The Other Side of Gray

  6. Give Poshmark a try! I made about $700 or so selling old things taking up space in my closet. I highly recommend it.

  7. Thanks!! Design updates are a band-aid, for now :)

  8. Lady - we share so many of the same brain waves! My new years resolution is to LIVE SIMPLY - including my wardrobe, diet, home, and relationships.... so I am so thrilled to have a friend on this simple journey too!



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