First post of the new year! It sure feels nice to start fresh with a new year, huh?
I jotted down a few 2013 goals this morning. A few of them have to do with this little blog of mine.
This year, I want to create an editorial calendar and stick to it so that my posts/content are more regular.
And I've been wanting to try my hand at some design work. But more on that later ;)

I hope you all had a magical New Year's Eve!
I traveled up north to a beautiful beach town with some of my friends.
We pitched our tents and hung out for a few days to bring in 2013.
It was such fun!
Now I'm back home, soaking up the summer sun...except today is a bit gloomy!

Shorts, scarf, earrings : Thrifted | Boots, shirt: Cotton On | Sunglasses: Free People

One of my New Year's goals is to read more.
My friend has started a little book club. The goal is to read one book every two weeks.
Pretty doable if you ask me! I really enjoy reading, but I haven't picked up a book in way too long.
I'm excited to have a group of friends to help motivate me to read some great novels.
First up is Wildwood by Colin Meloy.
Technically it's a children's novel, but I've read some good reviews on it. And the artwork is so darn pretty!
I figured this would be a good book to ease myself into a reading regimen. 

Have any of you read it? What did you think?
Or do you have any favorite book recommendations? 


  1. Love the idea about schedulized posts. I should probably jump on that myself! Happy new year

  2. You are beautiful!!! I love your red hair. Your blog is really cute.
    Hope you can follow me too.

  3. Please let us know if you like the book! I love to read too :)

    The Occasional Indulgence

  4. Your hair looks so pretty tied up in the scarf like that! The shorts and lace top are really cute together too.
    Great first book choice for the new year! I need to read that one too.

  5. Happy new year! Here's to beach trips and lazy days eh- loving the S Hemisphere January so far!
    I am reading Beautiful Creatures at the moment- strictly speaking a young adult book but who cares, it's so easy to read and addictive, a good summer rec! :)

  6. What beautiful sunglasses!

    It makes me so sad that I don't have time to read anymore.


  7. These photos are absolutely breath taking; you're absolutely breathtaking! Such pretty photography.

  8. I've been thinking about creating an editorial calendar as well! Hopefully we both stick to our goals ;)

    xo Jennifer


  9. This is so beautiful <3 Welcome in 2013 <3

  10. That hair style suits you so well!


  11. Happy 2013 :) I've not read the book you have here, but the cover is already drawing me in :) Good luck with all of your goals <3

  12. Happy new year cutie!
    I'm sure this year will be awesome and full of happyness :)

    Nice photos (as always ;)

    See you!

  13. You’re so chic! And stylish....
    and So pretty…and you have such a great sense of style.
    Love your legs in the tights and those shorts…… …and the lacey top.....so pretty
    Perfect balance. And your hair is over the top lovely......... I've always worn my hair almost as long myself........just wish mine could look as gorgeous as yours...... what a lovely shade
    I grew up in tights, being in ballet for 13 years. In fact, mom raised me rather androgynously, so I also wore tights under big sweaters and hip length tunics and such around the house growing up. Your lovely look reminds me of all those days….especially when the delivery man would come and I’d meet him at the door and he’s refer to me as Miss……
    Oh, by the way, I’m a guy…and I love fashion as much as I love dance.
    I’m traveling in Europe this fall,
    It looks like you have the same affinity for tights as I have…..

    I’ve been raving to my new friends about how much I love the tights/shorts look, so they encouraged me to try it myself…
    and I have in a big way,….. denim cutoffs, high waisted shorts, even a romper…….
    I will following your blog religiously….. thanks for sharing your lovely taste and your beauty
    Reading is wonderful....... I bet this might throw you...as a boy my favorite book was Little Women, and my favorite author all time is Jane Austen.

  14. These are beautiful shots! So glamorous! I'd love to be a part of a book club! Such a fun way to stay motivated to get through many books in a year!

  15. I haven't read that book yet, but I definitely want to. I've heard good things about it too, and it is a series! My fiance and I spotted that book cover while searching for a book for my niece. We instantly fell in love with her art work, and even just bought a piece! It's even cooler because the author and the illustrator are married -- and the author is the singer from the decemberists. Double points :)

    Would love to hear your thoughts on the book after you've read it!


  16. This is so cute, I'm crazy about your hair and sunglasses :)

  17. I love your red hair. I wish that I could pull it off. It looks amazing.

    Stop by my blog soon:

    PARIS // CharcoalAlley.com <3

  18. i've read wildwood! i'm in my 20s, and i read young adult literature on occasion. this book in particular was so charming and cute and fun to read! i think i liked the sequel, under wildwood, even more!

    if you like this book, some things along similar lines are: miss peregrine's home for peculiar children (i had some problems with it, but it was a very successful YA book) and swamplandia! (not a YA book, but deals with children and fantasy elements).