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This Week's Top 10


1. This is the first TWT10 of 2018! Although it's technically the second weekend of the New Year, I can't even remember what I did last weekend (because I was supposed to be in NYC but that didn't happen due to the weather, it's fine, I'm over it ;) so this is just the first in my mind. 

2. I'm heading to Chicago this weekend to visit a friend because a ton of my friends from home have already gone back to school and I want to do something fun before I head back myself next weekend. How has it already been a month?

3. A new video is coming to the blog on Monday and I can't wait to share! I'm sorry for the delay-- I've been having excessive technical difficulties, but I promise I am working on it.

Winter Skincare Survival


Today I am excited to be collaborating with Dove to feature some of my winter skincare tips. For once in my life I'm experiencing winter skin that isn't dry, dehydrated, or even painful, and I have to say it's a pretty nice feeling. After a seriously bad sunburn over spring break last year and a few too many hours in the sun this summer, my skin was in need of a refresh this winter and I'm so excited about how it's been feeling lately. Since Wisconsin temperatures are rarely above 0, I'd say it's a pretty big deal that I've managed to keep my skin under control this winter and I'm excited to share with all of you how I've done that!

Pop of Pearl Outfit




I instantly fell in love with this pearl sweater when I received it in the mail about a month ago. Although I never wore it to class (my school style is a bit more laid back), I have worn this sweater out at college and to parties since I've been home. Especially in December when I wanted to feel a little extra and a little festive, I loved pairing this sweater with my typical all-black going out outfits. For only $20 this baby is worth every penny and the quality is fabulous for such a good price!

5 Goals for this Year



I don't like to call my goals for the year "New Year's Resolutions" because that term makes me think of a list of things I'll probably fall behind on come February, and things that aren't really that well-thought out enough to last more than a few weeks. So, instead I am defining the list of things I want to work on this year as goals that I hope to develop into habits by the end of 2018! As I talked about in yesterday's post, my overall outlook on this year is to be more present in each moment and to take life day by day, as they come. Here are five things I hope to do along the way:

Outlook on 2018

Hello, happy Sunday, and happy (belated!) New Year! I don't usually post on Sundays, but it's been a while and I wanted to update you all on what's been going on around here. I took last week off of blogging simply because I wasn't having the best start to the new year and I wanted to get my bearings before jumping back in after the holidays. A shattered iPhone, a cancelled trip to New York (supposed to have been this weekend but they got that huge blizzard), and other various personal circumstances left me feeling drained, uninspired, and really, really unmotivated to get online and share about my life. Now I am back and I want to share my goals to turn this year around!