My Last 2014 Morning

I write this in bed, before I truly wake up, because I know that once I leave this room, things are going to start happening and the moment will be gone.

Sometimes I wish I had a personal mind recorder for those moments in which I can’t type and wish to record my thoughts. I’m not talking about one of those voice-to-text features, they never get what I’m saying.

Anyways, it’s the last day of 2014 and I woke up with an uneasy feeling resulting from some dreams I can’t quite piece together. I tend to have very active dreams and the odd sensation stays with me throughout the morning, can’t quite explain it. Whatever these dreams may or may not mean, they can’t shake away how I’ve truly been feeling these past few days… that 2015 is bound to be great.

Last year on this very day, I was happy, yet not excited. 2013 was so amazing that I felt 2014 could not measure up, so I hoped for the best and dove right in. 2014 was great, I challenged myself in new ways and opened up my eyes to beautiful things and some tough lessons.

I may be half asleep, but after writing this, I feel excited and I don’t want this feeling to go away. Maybe 2015 will not live up to the hype, but there’s something magical about this one day of the year in which everyone takes a moment to look back and forward with a wave of emotions they seek to master and a light they wish to find in their lives.

I may not know what my dreams are trying to tell me, but I’ll embrace whatever may come.

May your 2015 be filled with moments that make you smile and put your hands in the air like you just don’t care (hands in the air are optional).

Peace, Love & Diet Coke *

Holiday Wish List, Just Because

I like to eat, drink wine, travel and take pictures. Nowhere in my resume can you find fashion, but I do like pretty things and I like to go shopping.

The inspiration for this post came right after I was able to finish all of my Christmas shopping within 24 hours (Thank you, Cyber Monday). I thought I did this so well I should share some of my great finds! You see, the thing about creating a gift guide is that you may be giving away what you are getting some of your loved ones.

So to avoid any confusion or spoil any surprises, I’m going to be selfish and play around with a list of things I would love for myself. This way, I can still share a little inspiration and my holiday gift plans are not ruined.

Again, fashion is not my thing and I’m just playing around, so there’s that.

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1. This lovely bracelet has been on one of my Pinterest boards since forever ago, but I still like it and for some reason I’ve never bought it, go figure. * LINK *

2. I have no need for these Frends headphones, except that they are so cute! I personally would never spend that money on headphones that I can lose, break or God know what else, but they look pretty. * LINK *

3. If it were up to me, I would have a purse in every color possible. Since it’s up to my wallet, I stick to basics. I LOVE this bag and if any of you want to give it to me for Christmas, be my guest! * LINK *

4. I love scarves, can’t have enough (definitely have enough). *LINK*

5. Another high reach item. Here’s my train of thought is that if I pay all that money for boots, I want to use them every day… if I use them every day in New York City, they are going to die… if my boots die, I will be sad. * LINK *

6. Ugly sweater, you say? I think it’s awesome! I really think I can totally rock this sweater at my company’s Holiday party. I can’t think what’s cooler, the neck decor or Rudolph (Rudolph, duh). * LINK *

7. My coworker introduced me to Baublebar and I must say, I am obsessed. I ordered a few things from there during their Cyber Monday sale and I can’t wait to see them and try them on! * LINK *

8. Last but absolutely not least, these skates. How safe are they? I’m not sure, but I would love to rock ’em around and find out. When I first found them I must admit I was a little disappointed that they were from Urban Outfitters, but I can get over that. *LINK *

Enjoy!