My New Year’s Resolutions

Happy Tuesday, friends! Are you resolution makers? Because I am not. And I’ve even tried to trick myself into resolutions by saying to myself, “You don’t even have to tell anybody!” but I’m here to tell you, that didn’t work either.

However, there are a lot of things I want to do this year and I’m feeling extra motivated to post it here so that I will feel somewhat responsible to update you guys on the progress. I also decided that it would be easier to make general resolutions instead of ones with an actual amount or date to hit. Then I won’t feel as discouraged when I’m nowhere near meeting that goal.

Okay so here goes nothing!


Here’s another shameless plug about Rifle Paper Co. – I went to Anthropologie last week and bought myself a new planner so I’m ready for the year!

Eat Healthier

You all know I love fries with a passion for fashion but I’m trying to ease out of that obsession for a bit. I’m sure I’ll squeeze it in there somewhere when I can but word on the street is that I need to be eating way more protein (wah wah). I’ve been eating so much more protein than I ever have dating Cody because we eat steak or prime rib quite a bit. It’s really not a bad problem to have. However, I need more so I’ll be letting you know about ways to incorporate more protein into your diet when I figure it all out.

Go to the Gym More Often

I did not set a quantity for this because I knew I would see the amount and be like, F that. But I did meet with a personal trainer yesterday at the gym and signed up to train with her twice a week. I’m really excited because I’m less likely to cancel or decide I don’t want to go when there’s an actual appointment with someone I don’t know. I did a FIT session with her yesterday to see where I was at and it kicked my butt. By the end, I was fighting back nausea and pleading with myself not to throw up. I even excused myself to sit outside in 30-degree weather so my body would calm down lol. Anyway, once the nausea subsided, I walked back inside and said, “Sign me up”. I’ll keep you updated.

Read More Books

I love to read. I really do! When I was younger, I would read a ton of books all the time. It wasn’t until I got into junior high and high school where I was forced to read books for classes that I really stopped reading regularly. I still read books but I hate being forced to do anything tbh. Now that I’m starting my last semester of college ever, I decided this goal needed to make its way back into my life.

This is my lineup for this year so far:

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan
Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan
Mindhunter – John Douglas & Mark Olshaker
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

I’m really very excited because all these books sound amazing! What books are you guys reading right now?

Write More Calligraphy

I think I mentioned this in my Christmas recap but my sister got me a brush calligraphy class & kit from Melissa Esplin at Calligraphy.org. I’m stoked to start it because I’ve really wanted to sit down and just do it but I keep making excuses, especially when I see other people’s amazing calligraphy skills! I’ll try to share more things as I keep practicing.

Take More Pictures

I have a cute Polaroid camera that I never use because I keep telling myself I’ll take it on special events and I forget it EVERY SINGLE TIME. So my goal is to start bringing it along with me and just take pictures. Not just with that but I need to take more pictures with my phone. I know everyone says that you need to live in the moment and take mental pictures and I agree 100% but I also look back through my phone and realize I have nothing to share or for me to look at later. Hopefully this will help me share more of my experiences with you guys!

Are you making a resolution? Do you have suggestions for anything I mentioned above? I’d love to hear from you!
Wish me luck!
xoxo

Mustard Yellow Mood

Fall is here and I’m so excited! It’s my favorite time of the year. Fall in Utah is gorgeous because the trees are all different colors and it’s rainy, dark, and cloudy. One of the best colors you’ll find in fall is the mustard yellow color on the trees. It really makes everything pop! Just like in nature, mustard yellow is a great color to wear in the fall. I used to hate yellow and I never owned anything this color but I fell in love and now I have three tops.

I wanted to share some great fall pieces of this color that you could get right now to complete your outfit!

Tie Back Pullover Sweater from Charlotte Russe

This pretty thing is only TWENTY BUCKS so you can’t even make up an excuse not to get it. I love the tie back detail. Get this baby here.

Steve Madden Trace Studded Mule

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Mules are really in this season and this is a great shoe to accentuate your outfit! Nordstrom has it on sale for $47.96 (originally $80). Get it here!

Girls Night Halter Top from Bohme

“But Michelle, what if I live in a really warm climate and it’s too hot to wear a sweater?” This is the top for you. You deserve to wear fall colors even if you don’t get the weather. This top is $41.99 from Bohme and you can get it here.

La La Lady Dress from Ivy City Co.

La La Dress

One of the best things about colder weather is long-sleeved dresses! This buttery velvet dress is perfect for fall and will make you want to twirl around to your heart’s content. It’s $62 and I doubt it’ll be in stock for very long. Get it from Ivy City Co. here!

Fern Print Maxi by ROOLEE

For you tall hotties that can pull off maxi dresses, this one is perfect! I love the floral pattern and the ruffled hem. This one is available from ROOLEE and you can get it here for $44.

New Look Long Sleeve Wrap Bodysuit from ASOS

yellow bodysuit

I’m a big fan of bodysuits because they just make every outfit look so nice. This one from ASOS is super cute and it’s only $26. Get it here.

Milania Shorts from XO Mandysue

For those of you that live in warmer climates, these yellow shorts are adorable and would be perfect with a light sweater! These are only $35 from XO Mandysue and you can get them here. Remember, Salt + Sugar readers get 35% off on their website by using promo code SALTSUGAR35 so go treat yourself!

Mustard Thermal Button Top from Dottie Couture

Mustard Thermal Button Top

Thermal tops are really in right now and this one has cute buttons to go along with it! It’s $32 at Dottie Couture and you can get it here!

Solid Pleated Oblong Scarf from Maurices

Yellow scarf

Maybe you just want a little bit of yellow to add to your outfit. This scarf is perfect for adding a pop of color! You can get it here from Maurices for $18.

Fujifilm X UO Instax Mini from Urban Outfitters

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Maybe you just want to look good snapping a picture. This little baby is for you! You can get the Fujifilm Instax camera in Marigold for $69 at Urban Outfitters here.

Boyfriend V-Neck Cardi from Old Navy

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I love cardigans and I have more than I need to have. A mustard yellow cardigan is a perfect addition to your outfit for a pop of color. You can get this one from Old Navy for $30 here.

Syndicate Yellow Striped Ribbed Bodycon Midi Dress from Lulu’s

Syndicate Yellow Striped Ribbed Bodycon Midi Dress

Steph and I love stripes and this is a perfect dress with stripes! You can pair it with a denim jacket to complete the look. It’s available at Lulu’s here for $48.

Mid-Rise Pixie Utility Chinos from Old Navy

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Finally, you’ll need to bring your fall colors to work obviously so why not grab a pair of Chinos in mustard yellow? These cute pants are available from Old Navy here for $39.99.

Your closet will thank you for adding a cute pop of color!

xoxo Michelle