New Year's Resolve


Dress: Forever 21 Plus
Heels: SM Parisian Plus
Black and Silver Bracelet: C and A, Shanghai
Silver Fringe Necklace: Bazaar

For the past couple of years, I've stopped making New Year's resolutions. Why? Well, because they always seem to be about losing weight and I always bid them goodbye merely a week later when faced with my lifelong nemesis. If you haven't figured it out yet, I am sorely lacking in self-control when faced with my  food.

Anyway, this year I was resolved to be better but didn't have any specific target in mind, until I realized that my lack of resolve was caused by my fear of disappointments. Year after year, I'd set a goal and I always tend to miss it or not push through with it altogether, so why bother right? My logic tends to be one-sided when it comes to shielding me from future hurts. My solution? Blog about it so I can't wimp out.

This 2013, I am making a New Year's resolution that entails major commitment because I am determined to face my fears head-on. At 27, there's really no better time than the present to start making changes and taking charge of where my life is headed. So whenever I face something that causes my shyness to rear its head or my fears to cause me to retreat, I will, at the very least, give it a good try. (Bolder, fiercer, edgier fashion choices included.)

“What would you do today if you knew you wouldn't fail?" A line Josh Duhammel said from a speech in the cheeseball movie, New Year's Eve. "Now go out and do it.”

2013, bring it on!

What are you New Year's resolutions?

The Belated Bloomer

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  1. Abiii! You have a good outfit here! Love the redness of the top and being paired with a striped skirt. So wearable and chic!

    I have the same feeling too in rounding up resolutions in the past year, though this year i tend to navigate changes toward to other aspects like financial matters and personal happiness. Gotta hang the "losing weight" as its been in the list for more than a decade now. hehe..

    Anyway, I would like to invite you in an exclusive free event that me and fellow friend organized. It will be on 01.20.2013, check out site link below for further details. Hope to see you there!



    1. Hi Mitch! :D This is a great idea! I will check my sched!

  2. Nice hair and such an adorable face and smile. :) What I thought was a cropped top and a rather high-waist skirt is actually a nice dress. The bracelet and sandals are very cool as well. Have yourself a happy and prosperous new year!


  3. mine resolutios have to do with language learning. I want to be fluent in some language besides English! You look nice and good luck in the new 2013!

    1. That's a really nice resolution too! Maybe I ought to brush up on my Mandarin. :)

  4. Yes! You go girl! :) My 27th year was big for me too. It's when I learned to accept myself and to be proud of my own little accomplishments. Now I'm 33 and I'm glad 27 happened to me. Here's to a great new year for you!

    Hope you can visit me too at http://www.mariaatienza.weebly.com

  5. Good point. Maybe I never make resolutions because I'm scared of not following through with them and disappointing myself!

    Love how you look in this coral color - beautiful :)

    1. Yeah, that's what I realized too. Thanks Megan!

  6. I love your new year's resolution! I also love that skirt. I hope you have a really blessed 2013!



    Southern (California) Belle

  7. I love this look, especially the jewellery! And that's a lovely resolution. :)


  8. I don't "officially" make resolutions but I am trying to eat healthier and be more active. Maybe this year, hehe.

    1. I'll definitely eat more, but I'm not 100% sure on the healthy part. Haha!

  9. you look just lovely. I love red with stripes. it's a refreshing bit of nautical that i wish i'd see more of in winter! xoxo linds {{http://www.rubygirlblog.com/}}

  10. Love the outfit, that skirt is so cool! I don't tend to make resolutions because I, too, am afraid of failing. But you're pretty inspiring - who knows, maybe I'll find the confidence to achieve some of my own goals this year. Wishing you the best of luck with yours! :)


  11. Wow! I just want to say that.... YOU inspire me!

  12. I really like your look. I find it very interesting the combination with the red top and striped skirt :)
    I'm your new follower, also on twitter. Would you like to follow each other?


    xoxo Nancy S.

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