New Years Resolutions










Jacket: c/o Pink Martini (currently on sale!) | Denim: similar American Eagle | Top: similar H&M | Boots: H&M | Bag: Chanel 

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Happy New Years Everyone! I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable celebration. I know this post seems pretty cliche, but it is New Years day so I thought why not share a few of my resolutions for 2017!

1. Improve meal planning. I used to be really good at planning and prepping for meals on the weekend. I would write down a few recipes and plan my grocery list for the week based on that. I would then cook up to three dishes to take for lunches and to eat for dinner so that I wouldn't need to cook during the week. It saves you so much time and you can eat healthier (less take out =P). 

2. Be more in the moment. With more blogging in the last year than I've ever done, I've been guilty of being absent even if physically present in a lot of situations. I know that the people in my life deserve more than my constant divided attention.

3. Be on time. If you know me, you know you can expect me to be late to everything. It's one thing I really dislike about myself. I always think I have more time than I do and I try to fit way too much into a short period of time. 

4. Sleep earlier. Trying to fit way too much into one day, I can have some pretty regular late nights. I think this can be typical of a lot of bloggers, especially those balancing a full time job and blogging. However, I found my health to suffer a lot this year because I wasn't getting enough sleep. I always say I wish there were more hours in a day but the reality if there isn't. So I just need to accept that, which brings me to my last resolution.

5. Don't spread myself too thin. I contemplated whether or not I should put this on my list because it's important to create realistic goals so they are actually achievable. The truth of the matter is, I don't really know how to do this. I'm the type of person that always puts 110% into everything I do. I can't half ass - a perfectionist you may call it. The thing is, being a perfectionist isn't really a good thing. Yes your house may always look good, you're dressed to the nines and everything looks peachy keen from the outside, but at what cost? I need to learn that I can't do everything, especially perfectly and I need to be okay with that. 

There are a few other goals I have for 2017 but these are the biggest ones for me. I constantly self-reflect and try to improve my imperfections but the reality is, I'm human. I make mistakes, sometimes repeatedly but try my best to learn from them. As long as I'm aware and try to make a conscious effort to make changes, I know I'm headed in the right direction!


117 comments

  1. Happy new year girl! Nice goals. I should also sleep earlier... Beautiful jacket <3
    Trend-Mae

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    1. Happy new year babe! thanks so much! I know I haven't been doing well with that sleeping goal yet.

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  2. I relate so much to your last goal! I'm constantly spreading myself too thin and saying yes to everything, something I want to change. These are great goals and I hope you accomplish them all! :)

    Francesca
    www.vintagelillies.com

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    1. Thanks so much Francesca! I hope I do too! I know I really need to not overcommit to things too!

      xoxo Rina Samantha
      http://www.andshedressed.com

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  3. Very good and smart resolutions :-) You look gorgoeous in this styling, I love your coat :-)

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    1. Thanks Alice! Hope you're having a great new year!

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  4. That coat is so fab! Happy 2017 Rina!

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  5. Hola guapísima, pero que chaqueta tan bonita llevas puesta me encanta, y la combinación. Feliz 2017 te deseo. Un fuerte beso.
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  6. Being perfectionist has good and bad sides but overall I think giving 110% percent in achieving things you love, things you're passionate about is the best thing ever. <3

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    1. I totally agree with you! Hope you had a great start to your week!

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  7. The jacket is really nice and you look so good in it.

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  8. I'm never on time either hahah. I blame it on my mom, who's the worst. I don't know how many times I was late to school or soccer practice in my childhood years haha. I'm the best procastinator too and I'm the worst when it comes to deciding what one should prioritize. If I just want to finish the film I'm watching, even though it would mean that I'd be late to my friend - I would watch that movie haha. Even worse is that I don't even feel like I have to fix it, because I know that things work out in the end however. Though I have to say that I'm never late to doctor's appointments or so, more like always late to friends, dinners etc. Whooops. Probably just a matter of time before my ignorant view on me being late will strike back and I have to pay the price for it, lol!

    Anyways, thank you doll for this therapy session of me ranting about myself and procastinating skills hahah. And loved read your resolutions, always fun to see what others are up to. Have a lovely start to 2017 and have a magical year babe! Xx

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    1. Thanks for sharing babe! I just always think I have way more time than I do or take way too long to get ready. I should be faster at dressing lol.

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  9. Happy New Year babe. Such a great post! I'm terrible in keeping New Year resolution, so I don't make it. However your third and forth resolution are pretty much related to me.

    Love Ashon
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    1. Thanks Ashon! I'm trying really hard to do it.

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  10. Happy new year! Your coat is very beautiful! Outfit super chic! *_*
    Kiss
    Luna
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  11. I fell in love with this coat as soon as I saw your insta post babe! Absolutely gorgeous!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  12. Happy New Year, Rina. Good luck with yours goals! I made some changes to my blog and sent you an email. Hope to see you soon, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks Lenya. Ohh I was wondering why I could access your blog. I'll take a look at my email asap.

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  13. I love the way you put it 'be more in the moment' and that goes the same for me. I'm so busy trying to chase something in the online world that I noticed I'm missing out on a lot in front of me.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh I know babe! I'm the same way. I'm really working towards being more in the moment.

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  14. Yes to number 4! I caught up on sleep over the holidays & feel great. I need to do that more during the busy weeks as well

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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    1. Thats awesome! I feel that sleep makes a huge difference when I get a good amount of it! I feel like a completely different person.

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  15. Being more in the moment is one of mine too! Technology and work gets in the way and the need to enjoy life in its entirety with no interruptions is vital. Great post lady and Happy New Year!

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    Dakota D.
    http://fannypacksandvisors.com
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    1. I agree love! Technology and social media can be a little too much sometimes.

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  16. Thanks for sharing you resolutions with us. I do have many ideas for the new year, and one my resolutions is to write down what I want to do daily, monthly, keeping track helps me execute them better. Have a wonderful new year!

    xo,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thats smart babe. I need to make short term and long term goals so I actually stick to them.

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  17. Lovely Winter outfit! That coat is amazing! I hope you can achieve your goals this year, dear. I'm not very good at setting goals but I might give it another try this year. And yes, I should include "Sleeping earlier" as well. ;)
    Happy 2017!!!

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. Thanks Deb! Ahh right? Sleep always seems to come last =P

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  18. These are great resolutions! I need to start working on mine haha!! I am also obsessed with your plaid coat!

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  19. Ah, you have great goals! I have some of the same myself!! Especially going to bed earlier! ;)
    -Laurelle
    www.bellebylaurelle.com

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    1. Thank you Jordan! Yah sleep is so important!

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  20. Great resolutions there .Hope they work for you and great coat you have.
    sophieatieno.com

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  21. Your jacket is stunning! I wish you the best for 2017 x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

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  22. The jacket is amazing!
    I am so guilty of always being busy and never living really! I wish this would change in 2017
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Ahh I know what you mean. I miss out on a lot because I'm always working.. It's a haard thing to change though when you have so many goals you want to achieve with your job.

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  23. This coat is so gorgeous!!! Love it! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2017/01/how-to-keep-your-new-years-resolutions.html

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  24. Happy New Year! I hope you achieve all your resolutions this year! It's really motivational how your resolutions are more on self-reflection and self-love. Good luck!


    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! Aww thank you, a lot of the things I want to work on are more for self-improvement =)

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  25. I love your resolutions, lady- so well-rounded! Cheers to a happy 2017!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  26. I'm in love with your coat. Really chic and you look great.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I may have to steal some of your resolutions, babe! Thanks you for sharing.

    P.S. Have fun in LA!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!

    Paulina


    www.shenska.com

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    1. Thanks Paulina. Yes for sure! Thanks for the well wishes too!

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  28. I love the coat and the pictures. Nice resolution! I decided not do one this year. I just enjoy the moments...
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    1. I do too. Thanks! Yes that sounds like a good plan.

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  29. I love this entire outfit, girlie, that coat is such an awesome contrast and statement to your all black look! I can actually relate to some of the areas you want to improve on, such as living more in the moment and not stretching yourself thin, both are things I struggle with too, but have made it a point of interest to work on these areas this year as well. Cheers to a wonderful new year and may all these goals be achieved successful and may everything you set out to accomplish come to fruition, girlie! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thanks Jalisa. Yes it's hard when you work full time and blog full time to not stretch yourself thing. And we all know we can't wish for more hours in a day because it's not possible.. so somethings gotta give =P

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  30. What great resolutions (& a great outfit!) to have for the new year. I hope you achieve them all! Happy new year!

    TFM BLOG

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  31. happy new years Rina sorry to late :)
    always like your outfit :)))

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    1. No worries babe! Happy New Years and thank you xoxo

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  32. That's some good resolutions! Hope you had a lovely new year's! <3

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  33. That is such a cute jacket! Love this look so much babe. Happy new year! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/beauty/transitioning-skin-care-routine-winter-skinfix/

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  34. Gorgeous look! All the best with the resolutions doll xoxo
    http://www.myinfinitystyle.com

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  35. Loving the coat! <3

    Federica Di Nardo
    http://federicadinardo.com

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  36. Wow, a lot of snow!!!!
    I love your plaid coat Rina!!!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself
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  37. First of all, your pictures are gorgeous! I love the pop of print and color of your jacket against the whiteness of the snow. Secondly, I tend to be a perfectionist in some parts of my life and it is a struggle not to be. When things don't go your way it bothers me so much that it has to be corrected and perfected - done the way I want it to be. But that can be toxic to the people around me and to myself too. I need to learn to let loose and relax; accept that the world is not perfect and that is what makes it beautiful.

    Happy New Year dear! :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
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    1. It's good that you recognize that babe. I think a lot of us bloggers tend to be perfectionists but you definitely don't want it to control your life. I learned to let a lot of things go this year because it wasn't healthy to always live up to my standard of "perfection"

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  38. Great look dear! :)
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  39. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  40. Great resolution! Happy new year and wish you all the best! Love this coat btw!

    http://violettedaily.com

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    1. Thanks Violette Happy New year to you too!

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  41. Wow girl!! You totally own this look! Really love the coat and your bag is just a classic stunner!! Wish you all the best for 2017!! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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    1. Aww thanks Susanne! Wishing you all the best too!

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  42. Love the resolutions
    Gorgeous coat

    xxx, Eva
    www.dark-rebel.com

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  43. I wish I could keep with my resolutions, I tend to set up the bar too high.
    Anyways, I wish you all the best and I have to say that I love this coat!

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. yes you definitely want to make them a lot more achievable so you don't set yourself up for failure.

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  44. Such a great look! That coat is fabulous o you! I also want to improve meal planning this year!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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    1. Thanks Annessa! Yes I was so good at it before but not so much now.

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  45. Love these pictures and the Jacket and your new year's resolutions are realistic. Happy New Year Dear.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  46. What a great coat! Good resolutions too. Happy new year!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  47. Stunning! I wish you an amazing new year :)
    The Fancy Cats

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  48. You're like a modern Snow White! So pretty !! <3

    mallory | http://www.the-drifter.com

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  49. That coat is beautiful! <3

    X Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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  50. I'm so jealous you have snow!! I also want to try and sleep earlier this year, although it's not going so great already this year, opps! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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    1. Ahh don't be! It's only nice when it's Christmas then it becomes a nuisance after lol.

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  51. I'm in love with that coat! Best of luck to you in 2017!

    ♡ Jaime
    http://thejaimeissue.com/

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  52. need those boots, happy new year hun

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  53. What a beautiful winter coat! Sleep is so important, I think some people forget how essential it is, so I try to get a good rest whenever I can. It makes all the difference. Happy New Year! /Madison
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Thanks babe! Oh it is soo essential to feel and look good.

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  54. What a lovely coat!

    www.miraaksoy.com

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  55. Happy New Year my beautiful friend! Hope you are having an amazing start to 2017 so far! Wish you lots of love, happiness, creativity, peak of health and success in everything you want! We share some new year's resolutions for sure so I can totally relate to what you write here! I should eat healthier too as I neglected my health a lot this year (hello perfectionism), which brings me to mention as a perfectionist too that it costs time and lots of energy. Lately I am not doing some things so "perfectly" yet I am happy about them because I know I do my best. Sleeping earlier is something I am working on as well! :)
    Thank you for sharing your resolutions and I wish you achieve them to the fullest!
    Much love and wishes for 2017!
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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