April 1, 2016

White Lace and Cognac + Monthly Goals

Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Jeans: American Eagle (similar) // Wedges: Target (similar) // Purse: DIY! (link on how to do it here) // Watch: Michael Kors (similar) // Pearl Cuff: Marshalls (similar) // Elephant bracelet: Bauble Bar (similar)

Hello everyone and happy April Fools!

Fun fact about today is that it's my parent's 22nd anniversary! Kinda funny that they got married on April Fools day, huh? We always joked around saying that the joke is that they're not really married, haha.

Usually at the beginning of the month I do a 'Monthly Highlights' post talking about all the highlights and fun things that had happened in the past month. This month I decided to switch things up a bit and do a monthly goals post. I have been seeing many bloggers post their goals they want to achieve by the end of the month and I thought why not give a swing at it? I mean, what better way to keep you accountable for your goals than your readers, now am I right?

Before we jump into my goals for the month I just want to point out a few things with this outfit. First off, how beautiful is this top?? I love all of the lace detailing and the high neck top! So feminine and pretty! 

As for my bag, it was a little DIY project that I had done! I have been obsessing over the Rebecca Minkoff cross body, but I couldn't justify spending $250 on the bag. I had actually stumbled upon a DIY version of this purse that Dorothy from Prep in Your Step had posted on her blog and was so excited to be able to make my own version of this purse! You can check out her blog post here to see how you can make your own tassel cross body bag!

Whew, now finally on to the monthly goals!

1. Go completely vegetarian for the whole month
For about a year now I have been on and off with a vegetarian diet. I really don't eat beef or pork, and I only eat chicken on a slight occasions. The hardest thing for me to give up is fish. I love seafood and salmon is probably the hardest of them al for me to give up. Reason why I have had an interest in going vegetarian was just for health reasons. I have read and heard so many things about the meat industry that just freaks me out a bit. 

2. Go outside of my apartment more
I'm really bad at just going straight to my apartment after class and just bumming it there all day. My time in college is starting to wind down and I want to go out and have more experiences while I can. I want to make an effort to explore more of campus, or even just go out a coffee shop and do my homework there instead of staying cooped up at my place all day.

3. Run a mile in under 9 minutes
For pretty much up until the beginning of my second year in college I hated running. It was boring, my chest always hurt and I was so bad at it. For some reason last year I decided to pick it up and I was hooked. Even though now I begin every workout with a 1 mile warm up, I have never been able to get it under the 9 minute mark. Hopefully this month I'll be able to!

I hope you all enjoy reading about my goals this month and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Cheers to the start of April (aka, the best month of the year because it's my birthday month)!


Shop my outfit



46 comments:

  1. Good luck with all your monthly goals! And also, I love that shirt!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  2. What awesome goals!! I am obsessed with your top! Love the neck line on it!

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    1. Thanks! The neckline is what sold me on it!

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  3. You look fabulous girlfriend! Love your outfit so much, especially your wedges. Good luck with your goals!

    Rachel | www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    1. Thank you so much! You're so sweet!

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  4. Goal setting is so important - Need to do more of it. You look fab, as always! xx www.heartofchic.com

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    1. Thank you so much girl! I recommend doing monthly goals! So much easier to start tackling little goals in a month!

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  5. I love the detail shots you put in your posts! That blouse shows off your arms really well, too! XO, Sarah | http://www.thebellainsider.com/ | instagram.com/sarah_thebella

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    1. Thanks girl! Hopefully shows off the work I've been putting in in the gym, hahahaha

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  6. That DIY bag is too cute!
    Loving this white top too.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  7. I am loving the fun colorful tassels!

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    1. Thanks!! They were so fun to pick out!

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  8. This is so cute! I love your white lace top; such a great piece for spring :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole! And thank you for stopping by the blog! (:

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  9. Love the outfit! Good luck with that 9 minute mile...that's hard!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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    1. Right?? I think my fastest mile ever was 9:10 so I definitly think it is attainable!

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  10. I loooove that top! Hope your parents had a lovely anniversary!

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  11. What a beautiful post!
    http://emilysthoughts.wix.com/emily

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  12. I do lots of free from baking - which makes most of my diet basically (but not very strictly) vegan. Good look on your vegetarian goals! It'll be tough :)

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    1. I need to start getting better at making my own food! I guess that's why I love fruit so much because you can eat it as is! haha

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  13. Happy Anniversary to your parents! I absolutely LOVE your shoes, so cute!

    La Belle Sirene 

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  14. I can't believe your bag is DIY! So amazing, girl. Reminds me of one from Rebecca Minkoff's current line. Love the rest of the outfit as well!

    Xx Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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    1. Thanks girl!! Definitly satisfied the want for the Rebecca Minkoff purse... for now. haha

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  15. such a cute outfit! loving your heels. x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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  16. Loving all you convo, that bag is so cute and fabulous!

    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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    1. Thanks Camila! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  17. Great goals! I haven't run a mile in under 9 minutes since 8th grade haha.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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    1. Haha, at least you've done it! I think my closest was maybe 9:10 my senior year of high school!

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  18. I love your outfit. I am so exciting to be able to wear wedges like your gorgeous ones. Great goals for the new month! Good luck achieving them.
    Marly
    www.girlylove.org

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited to break out my wedges now spring is here!!

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  19. I love your lace top and cute wedges. I just got a new pair of wedges that I can't wait to wear.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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    1. Wedges are my fave! So easy to walk in!

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  20. Wow!! Your DIY came out amazing!! I love that RM bag so much but yours is so cute! You did a great job :)
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    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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    1. Thank you so much!! I was nervous it was going to turn out weird, but I am pleasantly surprised how it came out!

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  21. Totally thought your purse was a Rebecca Minkoff until I saw that it was DIY! I want to learn how to do this!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. Really?! YAY!! And be sure to check out Dorothy's tutorial! It's so easy to make!

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  22. I'm seriously loving that purse! So cute! xx

    -Mikayla
    http://thetastetracker.com

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  23. Ahh Amy you are adorable! I love the bag so much! The tassels are a great DIY touch :)
    Good luck with your goals! They all appear to be very attainable so I'm sure you can achieve them :)

    xx shirley
    http://www.classifiedcloset.com/

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    1. You're the sweetest! Thank you so much!! (:

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