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Happy New Year’s Eve | OOTD + Looking back on 2017’s Resolutions! Did I complete them all?

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Posting one last outfit idea on the blog today because I am in love with this velvet dress! I thought it looked adorable with black tights and black heels! I paired it with some gold tassel earrings, all I am missing is some glitter and champagne if you ask me!

I love New Years because it’s a time all about new beginnings and bettering yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I understand where all those people are coming from who b***h about “you can make resolutions any time of year” or “new year new me is stupid” – but why not take advantage of a time to set new goals and be a better you?! If you ask me it seems like a pretty amazing concept! I love setting goals for myself that help me grow as a person. It’s not like you have to implement them all right away! You’ll notice at the bottom of this post when I talk about my resolutions from this year, I say a lot of them happened in the last few months! Take everything one step at a time and use this period to be the best you you can!

I will go more into my resolutions in tomorrow’s post, but for now let’s talk about NYE! What are your plans tonight?! I am writing this post a few days in advance and I honestly am not sure what I am doing. There are a few parties going on, but I really want to just stay at the lake and have a chill night like I did when I was a kid haha! Either way, I have some cute outfit options to choose from so that’s exciting!

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| Velvet Dress (ONLY $12 and comes in two colors) | Black Tights ($6) | Black Pumps (similar) | Loren Hope Bracelet | Gold Tassel Earrings |

I thought it would be fun to re-share the resolutions I posted about on January 1st of this year and comment on all of them! I will post my updated 2018 list tomorrow!

My 2017 Resolutions that I Posted on my Blog in this post:

1. Step out of my comfort zone, don’t take the path that everyone else takes. CHECK! I definitely did this and I am so proud of myself. I left the college I was at and really stepped out of my comfort zone going down a different path.

2. Travel. CHECK! This year I went to (in order) Colorado, Arizona, Georgia, London, Pairs, South of France, Italy, Spain, and Croatia! What an amazing year!

3. Post blogposts 5 times a week. CHECK! In the beginning it was hard, but now I am so good at sticking to this!

4. Stop eating ANY dairy exempt special occasions (I’m lactose intolerant and so bad at sticking to it). Kind of check? The last few months I was really good at sticking to only eating dairy on the weekends and it helped my stomach a little! However, the holidays have kind of messed me up! I will continue to work on this next year!

5. Try to eat vegan/plant based during the week days. I didn’t really focus too much on this, I want to try to eat more vegan next year during the week days!

6. Learn French. Bonjour! That’s about all I know… I went to France in the spring and picked up on a few things, but I want to learn more in the future!

7. Read every day. Kind of… I didn’t read out of books really, but I do a lot of online research and read a lot of blog haha! However, I did listen to audio books and listen to podcasts!

8. Start writing my book (can’t wait to share this with you all). Worked on this a little, but want to more in 2018!

9. Stick to a good editorial calendar (be ahead of the game). CHECK! The last few months I have FINALLY figured out the best way to do this for myself and have loved it! I feel even more organized! Let me know if you want some blogging tips posts next year and I’ll tell you how I plan!

10. Post more about makeup and hair. I did this a little, but want to even more next year!

11. Learn about HTML and web building (take classes). Kind of did this! Enrolled in CodeAcademy, but haven’t worked on it a ton yet!

12. Take photography classes. Didn’t take classes, but learned a lot! It is CRAZY how much my photography has improved. If you want to see then go to the January 1st post that I linked above!

13. Take videography classes. I want to do this in 2018 and learn even more!

14. Workout for health reasons. CHECK! I take my dogs on walks almost daily, I was also pretty good about running and going to pilates – but I have fallen off the wagon a bit haha! Want to continue this!

15. Save money. CHECK-ish! Another thing I have been better about the last few months, but not the whole year!

16. Grow my social media, blog, and Youtube. CHECK! I had so many record months this year on my blog and I am about to hit another all time high record this month! Plus, I hit 10k on Instagram and grew a lot on other platforms.

 

So cool to look back on all this and I am so proud of myself for everything I have accomplished and been through! Be on the lookout for tomorrow’s post where I will share 2018’s resolutions plus how I am going to remember them!

xoxo,

Lauren Emily Lindmark

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4 comments

  • Jessica

    January 3, 2018 at 2:41 am

    What a lovely top! Looks so chic and fab, yet so simple.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 8, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Mary

    January 1, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    You look absolutely fabulous! Love this velvet dress on you! Happy New Year!
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      January 8, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Thanks Mary 🙂

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