Got Goals?

It’s about 49 days shy of being 2016.  What are your Top 3 Goals for the New Year?

There’s an Instagram post I usually see, around mid-January, which reads something like “if you’re just now planning your goals for the New Year, then you’re already late!”  I’m paraphrasing, but this statement is so discouraging!  However, this post is to ERADICATE the aforementioned ever applying to you; and in turn, ENCOURAGE you to #ShineIn2016!

I usually get started on my New Year’s goals in the New Year, of course.  Though this time, my approach to the new year will be different.  Last year, I completed my 2015 goals worksheet on January 1, 2015.  While I will complete my goals worksheet again for 2016, I have started early –comparing my 2015 accomplishments (some not so accomplished) to what I am working towards in the coming year.  Failure is not an option and there is no room for doubt. (Tweet This) 

Just as it takes time to break a habit, it also takes time to form one.  As of today, November 13, 2015, I have decided to go into 2016 already Rockin’ It!  With that said #RestyledMom, let’s not get so far into 2016 waiting for our budgets, our diets, our attitudes, our _____________ (fill in the blank) to fall in line before deciding to kick your goals into high gear.  You’ll glance away for what feels like a second, and before you know it, it will be 2017.  The only thing you’ll be kicking is yourself –wondering where did the time go?!

Jump start your goals now!  I want you to Step Out on Faith and Tweet @RestyledMom, to let me know how you are going to #ShineIn2016.  Don’t just bring in 2016.  Come in already Shining!

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Sincerely,

Your Restyled Mom…who wants you to #ShineIn2016

Fashionable Exchange

How often have you looked in your closet with disgust?  You want to liven up your current wardrobe but don’t want to break the bank shopping for the latest fashions.  How many of you have that one friend who seems to be on top of it when it comes to this fashion styling situation?

I have some friends who I think shop every other day (though this may not be the case) and always look the “bomb.com”.  Take fashion blogger and stylist Renae Antoinette, of The Ultimate Style Diary, she is a wonderful resource for up to date, stylish advice.  Renee has been styling since our days back at LSU.  Her hair is always on point and her clothes –always fashionable. This fashion icon in the making can wear the same utility vest multiple ways, and it looks new each time!  Hey, I give props to my style friends, and to Renae, I give her the ‘Propers’…yeah, I made that up.  Okay.  I got a little sidetracked.  Talking about fashion does that to me sometimes.

Often, I have felt like I have absolutely nothing to wear.  Even if I go to the mall, which I dread, it seems I cannot find that ‘something’ that is just right.  Times like these call for a Fashion Exchange Party.

I like to invite my girlfriends to my home for a fashion trade party, where they bring garments that are no longer in their rotation.  We all have a few pieces, tucked away, that have not seen a happy hour in eons.  I prepare light refreshments, maybe a little wine, and some great music (just to fill the air).  While the girls mingle, items are arranged via a rolling rack (conveniently purchased at Ikea).  I love setting things up as if it’s a pop up store front.

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Friends are invited to bring 3-5 gently worn or new items they are willing to trade for another friend’s gently worn or new item.  Are you wondering about the size differences?  Well, don’t!  Really.  Do not worry much about size differences because a good local tailor can fix that.  I scored a great strapless dress that was a little too big in the boobs area.  I took that baby to the tailor and for $13; I was rocking a zipper replacement and a great fitting dress.

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