2018 is almost over, can you believe it? I feel like the year went by so fast! How did we get to 2019 so quickly? It felt like summer was just yesterday!
Today, I want to reflect on 2018.I don’t think I’ve ever said this about any year before, but 2018 was a Good Year! I had so much fun this year.I started my blog and had so many new beginnings this year. I also had so much fun in the summertime and met some really cool people. I had bad days too, but they turned into good days at the end of the day.
I don’t want to reveal all my goals for next year, but for 2019 I want to ….
- Travel – There are so many places I want to see, especially Europe. I want to go to Paris, Italy and Bali just to name a few.
- I want to be more spontaneous and have more fun – I like to plan things, which is not a bad thing, but I want to learn to let go more. Sometimes the unexpected or unplanned things are the best things, which I’ve come to realize this year. Let it go, let it gooooo….
- I want to meditate more – I have anxiety issues and I want to reduce those issues. I have been mediating for a little while and it has done wonders for my psyche. I just want to be calm ya’ll.
These are just some of the little things I want to do, I’m not trying to show all my goals to the world because some people don’t want you to succeed. I also find that working on your goals in silence is the best way! Not everyone needs to know what you’re doing.
2018 was a good year ya’ll, I pray that 2019 will even be better. I am Open to receiving more blessings.
Blazer – Bought a couple years ago from H&M, but you can find similar ones Here
Jeans – Here
What are some of your goals for 2019? How was your 2018? What was one goal that you achieved this year? Comment below.
I went thrifting on Saturday night. To be clear, this wasn’t my first time thrifting. I have done this maybe 5 years ago, and I was pleasantly surprised. Back then, I had found a really nice leather skirt and a red blazer and I really loved them. So what prompted me to go thrifting on Saturday? Well, this lady on Instagram named Netta started a Goodwill challenge and I was so inspired to go thrifting to see if I could find some nice pieces just like she had. Follow her Here
The thrift store that I went to is called Talize. I had been there many years before, but I wondered if they were still as good as they had been before. I also donated a few items from my closet.
To be honest it was really hard to find anything.I searched the whole store but I only found two things that I really liked. A faux fur coat and a blazer. I’ll show you the looks below.
The Faux Fur Coat
I was going to buy a brown faux fur coat, but I figured that everyone on instagram has brown teddy coats so let me get something different. It’s black and grey and cost $24.00. The price is reasonable compared to the prices of faux fur coats from Forever 21 and other stores which can go from $50- $150. This coat makes me feel rich. I felt like I had 5 million dollars in the bank.It’s a little oversized but that’s how I like my coats, it gives you room to add layers underneath if you want to. I wore it with my blue one shouldered dress from Zara and tall boots from Shoe-dazzle. This coat could be worn to a banquet or some elegant event and no one would know that it’s thrifted. Oh, the beauty of thrifting.
This blazer is sort’ve a pinkish nude colour. I really liked that it was so different from all the blazers that I owned. I liked that it was long because I really like when blazers cover my butt. I just think I look better in long blazers ok? I liked the gold buttons on the front as well. The cost of this blazer was $9 but they had a sale where blazers were 50% off so I got it for $4.50. I would say that’s a good deal, wouldn’t you? I mean, where else can you go and find a blazer for $4.50? Nowhere. I paired the blazer with jeans and my trusty ankle boots. This look gives off elevated casual vibes.
Thrifting has taught me that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good. You can go to a thrift store and find fashionable pieces for less. Also, you get to help the community by donating and giving back to the poor. This thrift store that I went to called Talize, they give back to the Children’s Wish Foundation. This foundation grants the wishes of Canadian children diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. So I’m happy that I went there.
Will I go back? I think I just might.
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