Happy New Year and 2014 Plans {In the Closet}

Happy New Year! Do you have big plans for 2014? I don’t have any resolutions. I have a hard time with those because I never follow through with them. I do have a few goals for this year:

  • Read the Bible in a Year ~ I read the Bible in 90 days a few years ago and enjoyed it. I think it’s time to do it again but on a less intense level.
  • Sign on for One Word 2014 ~ last year’s word was “Life”… I’m still not sure what this year’s word will be but I’m sure God will reveal it in His time.
  • Learn to use my Nikon D3100 ~ it’s a shame that I have this beautiful piece of equipment and I don’t know how to use it properly.

Gray Cardi Black Belt Dark Purple Skirt and Black Shoes {Living Outside the Stacks}

This is my last Sunday in 2014 Church outfit: a denim shirt under a cardi with a skirt. I’ve had that skirt in my closet since Summer. I wasn’t sure when, if, or how I’d wear it. But I knew I had to try. I just love the tulle panels. It makes it dressy without being too precious. I could easily see it with a t~shirt and a pair of black moto boots. Funny, how all of these ideas are coming to me now.

Gray Cardi Black Belt Dark Purple Skirt and Black Shoes {Living Outside the Stacks}

Let’s talk about the necklace, shall we? That little piece of fabulous was purchased from a vintage store when I lived in Pennsylvania. The clasp weakened and finally broke about a year ago so it’s been hanging in my closet since then. Because, well, I didn’t want to toss it. It’s so pretty. But I had the brilliant idea on Sunday to secure it with flowers and YAY, my necklace is reborn.

Gray Cardi Black Belt Dark Purple Skirt and Black Shoes {Living Outside the Stacks}

And then there’s Clayton, my new Florentine leather bag from Dooney and Bourke. I am so in love with that bag right now that if I had a child, I would name him or her Clayton. In fact, I love this bag so much that I may just legally change one of my kid’s names. The bag is huge, like toddler stealing size. This bag is definitely my new PFF {Purse Friend Forever}.

Gray Cardi Black Belt Dark Purple Skirt and Black Shoes {Living Outside the Stacks}

How did you spend the last few days of 2013? Do you have any goals for 2014? Please share.

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Daenel T

  • What a fantastic look! I love the belt and the bag! Stopped over from The Pleated Poppy.

    Amy @ http://www.thegiftedgabber.com/

    • Thank you, Amy. I didn’t even remember I had that belt until I went digging through my closet. So sad. LOL

  • Shon

    Well, Happy New Year! You have some wonderful goals set and I know you will achieve them. Wow, I need that bag and what about those shoes? Profile view please?? How is the running going? It has been a little chilly out..burr

    • Thank you, Shon, and Happy New Year to you all as well. That bag was my big splurge for the year. I’ve been looking for a leather bag that was both big, functional, and stylish — this hit all my needs and a few things I didn’t expect. I do have to shout out to the hubs for saying “yes”. LOL

      I haven’t been running in months. And I feel it. I cannot deal with cold weather. LOL How’re you doing? Any races or running goals for you?

  • Happy New Year!ā™”

    • Happy New Year to you too!!!!

  • Glenda

    The quote iny post by Thoreau is the basis of my 2014 year. I plan on living my dream.

    • Yes, that is perfect! I do like the idea of having a guide word or principle.

  • Love the outfit… from head to toe! I now have an official goal for 2014… to read 20 books. I’m going to do a mix of long, short, fiction, non-fiction. We’ll see how it goes! I’m also hoping to blog much less, and (perhaps) start doing some graphic design freelance work. šŸ™‚

    • Thank you. This may be one of my faves.

      I plan to read more this year too. And, gosh, I’d love to finish the Stephen King book that I started TWO years ago. LOL

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