Haw-a-i-i Dreamin' on Such a Winter's Day

Current temperature outside: 19 degrees.
Temperature in Maui when I took these pictures: I'm gonna guess around 80 degrees. 

So it's really a fun, blogger irony joke that I'm posting these today! And 100% dreaming about that lovely Hawaii weather...on such a Winter's day here in Nashville. 

If you missed #palohaChristmas2014 part 1 check it out here
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| necklace: Target | dress: Target from Jamie | purse: Marc Jacobs from Carina | clogs: Old Navy |

I love that beach vacation lifestyle of being SO grungy and sandy all week, that when you finally DO take a shower and get ready again, it's so fun! This was day two of my family picture hair, for a nice fancy dinner that our friend at home surprised us with (thanks, Mr. Haff!) I assure you for the rest of the week, I wore no make-up, my hair was a fright, and it was delightful! 
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Good news about Hawaii: I didn't over-pack. I seriously ran out of things to wear! I packed this dress for a dinner/going out, and wore it for both. It's new-to-me, secondhand from my co-worker Jamie. It's simple, fits well, and seems to have pretty limitless styling possibilities. 
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New lipstick (the one part of this outfit that DOES translate to real time, I'm wearing it today)! The day I left Nashville for Christmas (also known as: The Morning After The Holiday Party '14), I got to work in a daze, and it was sitting on my desk; the kindest, most thoughful, thank you/Christmas-y present from my friend, Kat. Thank you Kat!! The color is Venom by Urban Decay, and in terms of application, texture, and shade, it's perfect! Even the metallic tube feels luxe. I was very excited to break it out when I wasn't a hot mess making the trek home with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree in my carry-on (thus was the situation the first time I tried it on.) 
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So how IS everyone? Just realized we are officially one week into the new year. I would love for you to leave me a comment and tell me how 2015 is treating you so far. Did you make resolutions? Do you feel refreshed and ready to go? Are you getting in your groove? I feel like I am finally, finally starting to get organized; which is how I thrive.

One of my resolutions for the year was to have a one word motto every month (my resolutions are really by the month. Check out this post for more information on that.) And because of the way January feels, and how my life feels, my word for the month has been selected: organize. It is my sincere hope that by the end of the month, I feel organized, or at least, my brain does :) 

Thanks for reading guys! I am just putting the finishing touches on my "2014: What I Wore" post (and not a moment too soon...right?) should be up by the end of the week! I am really enjoying looking through my old outfit posts for the year. Is that totally vain or..? Eep! Signing off for now!


Ashley said...

First of all, you are soooo pretty. Secondly, I am totally jealous of your trip. I have never been to Hawaii and I would LOVE to be at a beach right now! It is FREEZING outside and I am convinced I'm staying inside all winter hah!

Love the dress! Happy 2015!

Unknown said...

I love the necklace against the black in the outfit, it looks great, as does your beautiful lipstick :D x

Larissa said...

I just scrolled through your last post and it really made me smile, the picutres with your family are so fun and you all look so happy.
I feel a little like you, in Lisbon it wasnt as warm as in Hawai but still it feels weird to post the sunny pictures from there while its freezing and grey around here. Welcome back real life :/
You look awesome in this black and white outfit and I love your cute necklace with it!

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

You look great, My 2015 is treating very well so far.

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

It's so cold lately, so now I wish I was in Hawaii! I love this lipstick on you! Great color!!
So far 2015 has been amazing and meh -- I went to Austin for the first four days of the year, but then I got back and got a horrible chest cold, which I'm still battling. :(

Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

Happy new year friend! The cold weather makes me jealous of your Hawaii trip! I'm back in SoCal and having temperatures above 65 is just lovely!

I didn't make any new resolutions besides the usual "eat heathier, start exercising". I'd also like to work more and harder. I've been lazy since the move and let that be an excuse for why I haven't done this or that. I work better when I wake up earlier so I need to start with waking up earlier.

Your outfit is just adorable! I love those shoes every time you wear them!

Priya said...

thank you Ashley <3

Priya said...

Aww thank you Larissa, so glad you enjoyed the Hawaii photos. We did have a lot of fun together!

Priya said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip to Austin, and so sorry about your cold- hope you are feeling better, Sara!!

Priya said...

The eat healthy and exercise thing is a constant goal for me, sometimes better than others! I think it helps to join a gym where you can take fun classes. What are your plans for work in CO?

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