Festive and Casual for NYE



charcoal cardigan: leith | plaid top: j.crew | jeans: current elliott | shoes: j.crew | bag: tory burch {on sale here + similar style} | glasses: karen walker | lips: ‘red revival’ by maybelline

Have I told you before that New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday?

I think I say the same about the 4th of July every year, but I really love NYE because of our traditions. We keep everything low key (hence my casual outfit). I don’t think I’ve ever “gone out” for NYE. Matt and I usually end up at one of my older siblings’ houses to play games, eat yummy food and share goals/resolutions while all the kids play downstairs. For some reason it’s the only holiday where we actually get quality adult time with each other and it’s honestly my favorite way to ring in the new year.

This year there’s a twist, though. We have little Benjamin and he goes to bed at 7pm. So we’ve been talking all week about what we’re going to do. I don’t want to miss out on making fun memories, but I also want to put Benj’s needs before my own. Any advice from my fellow mamas?

Also, this isn’t intended to be an afterthought, but here are a few of my (non-fitness-related) resolutions for 2017…

  1. Spend more quality time with Matt. Whether monthly date-nights out or weekly date-nights in. I’ve let our together time get bogged down my endless to-do lists the last 9 months and I’m really missing the days when we were more present with each other.
  2. Learn to cook healthy dinners. For real this time. I’m thinking of trying Sun Basket again and looking for simple-ingredient recipes on Pinterest (please share if you have a board a should follow!). At least once a month I’d like to make dinner for our family (I am spoiled and Matt does all the cooking around here. Always has.).
  3. Clean out my inboxes. I don’t know if any of you can relate, but between my personal email, my 2 blog emails and my Adobe email, I currently have 25,951 unread messages…and counting. Aggh! Most of it is unwanted marketing emails and I can’t seem to get unsubscribed from things, but I really just need to clean out my inboxes and then keep them clean. I feel so much more organized when I do, but I literally only get around to it once a year. But this is the year!
  4. Wear all the clothes in my closet. Or get rid of them.
  5. Read one new book per month. I am that person that buys all these great, inspiring self-help books and then never finishes them. I love learning new skills and reading things that inspire me or give me new ideas. It’s so hard to find the time, but mom life is teaching me how to prioritize, so I think I can do it. Would you be interested in monthly updates on the books I’ve read/am reading? Let me know and I’ll share highlights in future posts–this will also help keep me accountable. 😉

Now for my favorite part…

What are YOUR 2017 resolutions?

Share in the comments or send me a link to your resolutions blog post. I’d love to support you, and I’m sure I’ve missed some good goal ideas.

Photos by The High Pines.



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  1. Natali says:

    Looking so pretty in this casual outfit!


    Posted Dec. 28, 2016 | Reply
  2. Loving the casual look, it’s something that I can easily take inspiration from!

    My resolutions for 2017 are still undecided, but I hope to read 10 books in the coming year.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted Dec. 28, 2016 | Reply
  3. Rach says:

    Wear all of my clothes in my closet is one of my goals for 2017 too. Lately, I’ve been purging a lot. This is a very cute outfit – love the top!


    Posted Dec. 28, 2016 | Reply
  4. emily says:

    2 blogs emails? Do you have another blog besides Little Miss Fearless?

    Posted Dec. 28, 2016 | Reply
  5. Erica says:

    These are great goals! You seem determined & disciplined, you’ve got this!
    I became a mom this year as well, my little girl is about to be 10 months old. It’s been nice to follow you on instagram during this season!
    I have similar goals for 2017– be present with my husband more, worry less about my daughter, read my Bible daily before checking all the things on my phone, check my emails (? More like unsubscribe & delete my emails!), be active at least 3times a week (it’s SO hard to find time to workout now that I have a baby & work! ?) do what makes me feel joy & last but not least be confident in myself!
    As for NYE & your little guy, we’re planning on helping our daughter nap a little more during the day in hopes of her lasting a little longer than normal. We tend to stick to a bed time schedule pretty regularly & figure since it’s NYE we can be a little flexible & help her sleep in different circumstances (even if that means cuddles until she’s out!). Good luck, have fun, & Happy New Year!

    Posted Dec. 30, 2016 | Reply
  6. Stephanie says:

    Love this!

    Eating healthier and exercising is certainly a resolution all could relate to but here are mine that I hope to carry into each new year.

    1. Sit alone in silence more. I’ve found myself so busy with my constant to-do lists that I never have time to clear my mind enough to figure out all that I truly want in life.

    2. Get up earlier on weekdays before work to enjoy my morning and not rush it.

    3. Read more (currently halfway through the “Magnolia Story) would love to hear about your reads.

    4. Take the photography classes I’ve always dreamt of taking.

    5. Pray daily – like really pray.

    6. Breathe more – panic less.

    Posted Dec. 30, 2016 | Reply
  7. minau says:

    Such a great look!

    Posted Jan. 8, 2017 | Reply
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