Vacation.

 

I know I said I’d resume regular blog posts today, but…I lied.

Christmas is over and I’m in this post-holiday lull. My friends are making New Year’s Eve plans, planning impromptu trips before real life resumes, hitting up the holiday sales/returning things. And I’m just kind of hanging out. I have no desire to make NYE plans or go anywhere for that matter. I want to blog, but my inspiration is lacking. I barely feel like running. And I have absolutely no money to shop.  And I’m totally fine with that.

I’m going to spend this week relaxing. I want to use the rest of this week to reflect on 2011 and plan 2012. I have so many goals to accomplish, so many things to change and so many things to do/see. But they’ll all have to wait until January 1st.

Because this girl is on vacation until then.

 

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Closet Love.

Between running 5 days a week and studying nonstop, I have been looking pretty…bummy lately. Sweatshirts. Leopard print pajama pants. Juicy Couture knee socks (THE best!). And if I put something other than Uggs on my feet, I must be going to church. And let’s be honest…I wear Uggs to church sometimes too. But now that I’ve completed my last final (!!!), I’m ready to get back to my old self. I need a little glamour in my life.

Source: dogeared.com via Jerrell on Pinterest

 

As soon as I finished my Con Law final last night, I went to Cusp and bought this Dogeared Light as a Feather necklace using a gift card I’ve been saving all semester. I fully believe in rewarding yourself for hard work. I was tempted to buy clothes instead, but I realized I already have SO many clothes that I’ve been neglecting. I rushed home, “shopped” my own closet and ended up with a rack full of Fall goodies, most of which I forgot I even had.

I’m challenging myself to spend the next month creating, mixing and matching looks from my own closet without spending any money on new clothes. I think this is the perfect way to get out of my fashion rut, to appreciate what I already have and to remind myself of the essentials that I’m missing. When I start shopping again, I’ll know exactly what to look for. I already know one thing I’m missing: COLOR. I love my neutrals/blacks, but as you can see, I need a little more color in my life.

I hope you’ll all join me in this Closet Love challenge! I’m starting today, December 20th and going to January 20th. Feel free to join at any time! I’ll be posting pictures of my daily outfits on tumblr and I’ll do a weekly round-up here as well. I’ll also post my outfit inspirations on Pinterest (obvi my new obsession). I’d love to see your looks as well. Tweet/Facebook/Email them to me (jerrellreneeblogs{at}gmail{dot}com) and I’ll post them here in my weekly round-up!

I’m off to catch up on the stack of magazines I purchased and never got to read this semester. That’s my idea of the perfect way to start this Christmas Break!

make our house a home.

I love both of my parents dearly. They are amazing. And I love spending time with them. They’re always available when I need to talk and they’re both SO silly so we’re constantly laughing around here. There is one major thing I don’t love about my parents though: living with them. Ever since I moved home from New Orleans, we’ve butted heads constantly. I’ve learned that 25 (for me) is just too old to be living with my parents. I have officially tasted the blissful freedom of having my own space and I need it again. As soon as possible.

Thankfully, my cousin Erika works in DC and is ready to move out too, so we’re moving in together! Yayy for friend/cousins! Erika has taken the lead on the actual apartment hunting since I’ve been busy with school, while I’ve been mentally decorating our yet-to-be-found apartment. I have all of these great ideas for color schemes and ways to make the apartment feel more open and spacious. I want this place to feel like home for us. I’m hoping we love it and stay there until one of us buys a house, or gets married, or both. I’ve been browsing Pinterest for decorating/space saving ideas and I just had to share some of my finds with you. I might be cheating on fashion with home decor!