No, I haven't booked my trip to Paris. And I kinda sorta haven't cooked a single thing (yet). But there is one New Year's goal I am rocking. #2 Add bright colors to my home and wardrobe. Behold...
Bright Bazaar posted these colorful chevron towels, I immediately clicked over to purchase. Unfortunately, they are from H&M Home - amazing store, doesn't ship to the States. Naturally. But no worries. I sent my friend Handsome Will a message, and he so kindly picked two up for me and sent them my way. My home is getting more colorful by the minute...
2. Second piece of evidence. I color-blocked a neon green sweater with hunter green pants over the weekend while I was running around Chicago working on a photo shoot for The Everygirl. It was fun, bright, and a little more out there than normal preppy Alaina would wear. [Pats self on back.]
3. Neon argyle socks?! Don't mind if I do.
4. Fun fact about me, I only drink water. And lattes. And wine. But sodas and juice just aren't my thang. I was pretty hooked on Diet Coke and Diet Iced Tea Snapple (peach flavor) for a while, until I realized they are chalk-full of cancer-causing aspartame. No thank you. And while I like a glass of OJ whenever I feel a cold coming on, it's just too sugary for me. Well, I recently I received a coupon to pick up a free bottle of Trop50, and after researching that it does NOT have any unhealthy artificial sweeteners, I figured why not? So readers, I'd like you to meet my new most favoritest drink. No aspartame. Half the sugar of usual Tropicana juices. And my favorite flavor - Raspberry Lemonade - comes in a perfectly happy and bright shade of pink. What's not to love?
In other news, Trop50 is actually running a fun campaign called True Resolutions. And the idea behind it is "What's the real reason for your new year's resolution?" Ya know, things like "I want to lose ten pounds... so I look amazing when I run into my ex," and "I want to start my own business... because I cannot stand the people I currently work with." Which led me to think... what are the real reasons for my five goals?
Well, I'll let you all in on a little secret. My place is being photographed for a print shelter magazine this year. I know. Whoa. But since photos of my apartment have circulated around the internet, I want to change it up as much as possible without going into crazy debt so that it looks different for this feature. And that my friends, is the REAL reason behind New Year's goal #2: adding more bright colors to my home.
What are the real reasons behind some of your new year's goals? Come on, we're all friends. You can be honest!