How are those New Year’s resolutions going friends? While I don’t really subscribe to the whole crash diet starting January 1st mindset, I love using a new year as a chance to raise the bar for myself when it comes to my usual routine. This time it’s another half marathon in the spring. Gulp. But as always in life, a cute outfit doesn’t hurt the efforts.
Before I they called it Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) – I think they just called it the Winter Blues. From which I most definitely suffer. Between the seemingly endless cold, grey days and the fact that it’s dark by 4:30PM, the winter months always leave me feeling generally a bit lackluster. So my best defense? Force myself to get outside and take advantage of any and all sun, while wearing something happy. Which for me, ironically, means the color blue.
This time of year I find myself reaching for winter basics more than anything else. Blame it on the post-holiday blues, a busy work schedule or the biting cold, but I just can’t seem to be bothered with things other than closet staples in the month of January. That’s fine by me though when it involves things like my favorite black denim or this new fisherman sweater I’d been searching for ages to find.
If you live anywhere in the Northeast, then you know that it’s cold right now. Like bone chilling cold. After spending most of Saturday running around Central Park in the snow, slipping and sliding.. and taking quite a few snowballs in the line of fire between Adam and his brother… the weather took a serious turn towards unbearable on Sunday. Which means lots of blankets, cups of tea, and when I MUST outside – layers.
I always like to start a new year by refreshing some of my daily routines and more than ever before I’ve been thinking about my skincare. I’ll be turning 30 later this year and now is the time to create a really solid routine that will prevent early signs of aging on my skin. Aside from the whole birthday looming though.. winter in New York is incredibly hard on my skin. Last winter I really struggled with drastic dryness and in turn, surprising breakouts. Not ideal. So this year I couldn’t wait to try out Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream Moisturizerand Bi-phase Serum.