Bonsua 2012!

Dec 31, 2012

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Oh hi, I'm back from being lazy (begrudgingly).  And just in time to wrap up the old year! As I'm picking out a sparkly dress to wear and musing on how many flutes of champagne are going to be one too many, I also have that new list of resolutions pieced together.

Like most of you, I have lots of goals I want to accomplish in 2013, but I wouldn't call those my resolutions. I'm not going to go the usual route and say this will seriously for real be the year I fit into a size 4, learn how to cook like my mom and not my 16 year old brother, and find that dream job I've been fawning over ever since I've declared my major 6 years ago...

No, no.  This year I'm going to simply resolve to make my insides happy. I'm going to learn how to say 'no' when I want to, I'm going to drop projects and jobs that make me not want to wake up in the morning, I'm going to be okay with being pretty poor but pretty darn happy, and I'm going to fulfill any whims of fancy my heart whips up.

It's time we start indulging ourselves and start wallowing in happy :)

What are some things you're absolutely determined to do in 2013?

Sparkly shirt- H&M
Chambray Shirt- F21
Sweater- thrifted
Pants- Marshalls
Readers- UO (men's)


  1. U look great!
    Happy New Year!

    Christina Klein

  2. I love your resolve to be happy :) I'm not even sure it is right to say "indulge" and be happy since science proves people like to be around happy people better you are doing a service to those around you too by not being sad/grumpy/discontented!

    Love the slouch mustard cardi too!

  3. I love your cardigan, the colour is gorgeous! xx

  4. Sounds like the perfect resolution to me! As much as grand goals can be advantageous, sometimes the best aims are to choose happiness and to remember what we're grateful for :)

    Love the outfit too- that cardigan is fantastic! *Steals* ;)

    Happy New Year! Thanks for all of your kind comments on my blog over the past months :)


  5. I posted my 2013 goals on my blog today. :) I love your outfit and I love your goal for the year!

  6. Happy 2013! May all your wishes come true :)

  7. I'm absolutely determined to blog a bit more often!

  8. Cute outfit, wonderful curls and love those goals. Cheers friend!


  9. Weee its Marlen! I love the bit of sparkle on your shirt and the mix of colors and am happy you are back, even if begrudgingly! Your resolution sounds perfect, I should definitely follow in your footsteps. But, that would mean probably quitting my job the moment I get home and then not being able to pay my rent, so I am not sure how happy that would actually make me either, grr. I hope you had a great holiday with your fam and your man, can't wait to see what you wear for NYE! My sparkling dress I planned on wearing unfortunately got lost in transit so I am definitely going to go for some more low key island style (I am thinking the dress covered in lemons I just got from my brother)! Happiest of NYE to you girly!
    xo Hannah

  10. Your sparkly top makes me happy! I loved the things you want to do next year :)

    I want to spend less, eat more healthily and chase after some dreams I've seemed to forgotten about!

    Happy New Year lovely!

    Carmen Ri.

  11. Hello sweetie!
    I wish you a great new year and I hope you can make those goals happen!
    Love the outfit, specially that Cardi <3

  12. Love love love your goals for the new year. I'll definitely be joining you in enjoying another poor but happy year haha!

    Hope you have fun celebrating tonight. Happy New Year!

  13. You look so great here, I looove your mustard cardigan, it looks great with the layered tops.
    And that is the best resolution I've heard yet. I am definitely going to be focusing on the things that make me excited to get up in the morning and that makes my insides happy :D

  14. I love your resolution. I don't ever make any because I don't keep them, but I always vow to make every year a little better than the last. I can't wait to see what you and your blog has in store for the next year and I'm glad that our blogs crossed paths <3



    Southern (California) Belle

    P.S. Looooove you in glasses!

  15. aw, love your goals. happy new year, lovely lady!

  16. Sounds like a great resolution! But also you should add, "Buy a pair of creepers" for sure. ;)

    I honestly never make any resolutions because i know my personality well enough to know i won't keep them and will be bored of them and on to something else in like two weeks time. Oh well! :)

  17. When you put it like that - the one thing I'm determined to do is get married. I am engaged and all, it's not that I'm going round trying to snag a man or something. Just that's the one thing I'm not going to let drop! However I would also like to get a permanent job!

    I agree with you, new years resolutions can be too much and guilt-laden. Goals are best!

    Happy New Year!

    P.S. I feel comforted about your comments on hand-washing. Glad Im not the only one who never gets round to it. Maybe I should risk one or two of my other bottom-of-the-basket dresses on a spin...

  18. This is too cute! I love everything from your glasses to those pants! I love making all those goals and inspirational dreams for the new year! So many resolutions, but mostly ones that will make life a little better! I hope this new year proves to be even better than last year! <3

  19. i LOVE your boots--and your burgundy pants! happy new year!


  20. That's the most important thing what makes you happy:)! And on that subject....cheers to a happy and healthy 2013:)! You look beautiful girl! I love your hair curly!!

  21. I adore your outfit! I love the mix of colours! I'd love to be able to style like this! Thank you for your comment! x


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