Feb 4, 2013

Make the appearance

Happy February! Can you believe it's already the 4th?

In January, I shared my theme for the year (to shimmer), and my intention for the month was to create. I purposefully did not make it more specific because I wanted it to be freeing, not constricting.

I'm really happy with how everything turned out. I wrote, I let myself be free with my emotions, and I made a pretty sweet baby blanket. Yeah, I'm going to call that a smashing success.

I've been thinking a lot about my intention for February - I feel like I've done a lot of internal changing, and now it's time to focus on the external. I don't really pick out outfits anymore - I just throw on what's easiest; some of it is not being completely comfortable with my body, and some of it is laziness, but I've decided it's time for a change.

My intention for February is to make the appearance.

Appearances are not everything, but I feel more confident about myself when I take the time to look put together. It's time to start dressing my body for where it is right now.

First step? New glasses.
These were as much of a necessity as they were a desire. (Little tip, when you get anti-glare on your glasses, get no-scratch as well, otherwise you will have the anti-glare coating chipping off your glasses and affecting your vision. True story). I liked my old glasses (take a glance at the left side of my blog for a comparison), but I think the big frames were more of a phase - this shape is much more me.

I'm going to try and check in with this goal on the blog a few times this month, and I'm sure I'll be uploading pictures to Instagram like woah. (Are you not following me yet? @loveeverydaylife - get on it!)

Did you have an intention for January? How did you do? What's your intention this month?

Happy Monday!

5 comments:

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Know what I love? When people are happy with how they look (whether it's glasses, hair, clothes, etc.), they usually glow and the rest of us can tell. I love that you're loving your new glasses and I think you have a great focus this month. I did have some intentions in January and in the month to come. What I love about these monthly intentions is it feels much easier to manage than the year-long ones.

Nora said...

Love the new look! I'm with you, I feel so much better when I put together an outfit that makes me feel more "WOW" than usual.

Amber said...

LOVE your new glasses! I work in an office with some very stylish women and that really helps encourage me to make myself look put together in the mornings. Plus I always feel better when I put in the effort to look nice! Can't wait to follow along with this new intention :)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I love your new glasses :) This is a great goal to have this month. I switch between caring what I look like and not all the time, but I do always feel better when I put some effort in!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love your glasses - they are so you! Like Nilsa said, you are just glowing in that photo!

I don't really make monthly intentions, but maybe I should! This month I have goals, like cleaning out closets and filing my taxes, but I also want to soak up as much time with friends and family as I can (without overdoing it and feeling overwhelmed).

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