January 3, 2011

Clean Slate

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{Dress: Forever 21, Cardigan: NY & Co., Necklace: LOFT, Boots: Macys}

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In a previous life {by previous life I’m talking about 3 years ago} my closet consisted of all I could pack into a suitcase. Every 5-7 days I would wake up, stuff my life into my 26”x18” rolling box and off I went to a new location. Despite the early morning wake up calls, I always looked forward to travel days. There’s something to be said about sitting on a plane, looking out of the window and landing in a new place. Each place was the beginning of something new. I suppose the excitement of the unknown and the idea of having a clean slate is what I loved the most. Any issue or problem from the week before could be wiped away as the wheels of the plane touched down on the runway.

While there weren’t any planes or suitcases this weekend, I have the same feeling about the new year. No major resolutions for me, just hoping to be excited about each and every day. And to remember that a clean slate is something I can have every morning.

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  1. Happy new year! I need that clean slate feeling each morning, too. :) And I need to be excited to wake up every day and have a life to live! I think we are wearing similar boots, today! I can't tell because I can't see the heel of yours very well, but they look similarish!

  2. Liz, you look so chic today! I love the dark look on you. That necklace is really pretty, and really stands out against the blacks and dark grays!

  3. You look great! love the dark colors on you...and that necklace is so pretty!

    (Clean Slates are pretty fabulous. I need to remember to have one every day.}

    Happy Monday! :)

  4. WOW!!! feeling the same way about the New Year!! and for the first time I can remember. I hope this feeling of a new beginning last all year. Oh!! and by the way your outfit looks great.

  5. Www Life-size-paperdollJanuary 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Your necklace really ties your whole outfit together- I love it! What did you do that you were traveling so often? I'm jealous. I'm sick of being stuck in school:)

  6. I love your outlook! And I'm also jealous of whatever job you had in your previous life. Sounds exciting. :)

    This dark ensemble is so CHIC. Love the necklace!

  7. I love these boots! They're pretty much flat {probably why I love them}...not much of a heel.

  8. I'm crossing my fingers that it last allll year long!

  9. Thanks! I was a consultant for my sorority after I graduated from college. In a nutshell I traveled to different colleges to work with members on organizational and leadership development.

  10. This outfit is wonderful. I love how you made black so interesting! I love it!

    Kristine. Or Polly.

  11. I have no idea how you could like to travel. Just the thought of traveling each week stressed me out as I read this.