more polka dots & October goals

blouse: Forever 21 long time ago, gift // pants: Nordstrom Rack, clearance // belt: hand-me-down from friend // shoes: Blowfish, won in giveaway [similar on clearance now!] // earrings: gift 

i took these pictures a while ago but kind of hated them and thought i looked weird. and it looked like i had on mom jeans. but then i just posted it anyways cause i thought might as well...


i try to make goals each month to keep me motivated and feel like i'm progressing toward... something. i usually just write them in my little planner but then i sometimes forget to look back at it. 

so, to keep me accountable i wanted to share my goals on here as well. 
and also so when my planner is old and lost, i can remember when i actually tried to do something. 
haaaa ha. :) 

:: finish 3 Personal Progress experiences

:: read 3 books including finishing The Hobbit
:: try new recipes for dinner + stick to a menu each week

:: finish one of my craft projects that are piling up...
:: start an exercise routine / start doing yoga again
:: start the 90-day Book of Mormon challenge {and stick with it}
these are all pretty basic things and kind of lame.
but they all things that i have realized i've really slacked on these last couple of months.
i am trying to be better, feel better, and do better around me and i know in order to do so it starts with me.
i need to make the improvements, whether big or small, in my life that help me get more out of life and feel like i'm doing something worthwhile.
it's not going to do that on its own.

so here's me, trying to be my best.
one little yoga stretch and new recipe at a time!

do you make monthly goals? 
what are some goals you want to make?
i always love hearing about what others are working toward and getting some ideas. :)

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Unknown said...

I love the colors and the look of this outfit! You look perfect for fall transitions!

Come link up with me and show off your look at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

Unknown said...

what a cute and fun outfit!!!

J said...

Love this outfit! Those pants are so cute! And I hear you on the exercise routine. That should definitely be one of my goals too! So excited to have discovered your blog...can't wait to read more :-)

Aimee @ Like Mother Like Daughter said...

Good luck on your goals! I love your top so much and wish I could go to forever 21 today and get it. Cute!

KelBel said...

There's no WAY that those are Mom Jeans! You look great. I use Blogilates every day and finally got rid of those lingering post-baby pounds :)

Stacey said...

Ok, first - I don't what you're talking about with those jeans...they don't look like mom jeans to me! You look GREAT and I just love the whole outfit :)

Also, I have been trying to make goals for each new year, but I'm not very good at keeping on task, haha! The exercise thing gets me every time...watching TV on the couch is just so much more relaxing :)

Anonymous said...

The jeans look absolutely fabulous on you. Love the green combo with the jeans. Visiting from the pleated poppy link up..

Anonymous said...

The jeans look absolutely fabulous on you. Love the green combo with the jeans. Visiting from the pleated poppy link up..

Unknown said...

I love those jeans, and you dont look weird at all... promise

A Labour of Life said...

I love the outfit ( and the shoes, I love shoes). Truly was hard for me to focus on your actual post as I was so fascinated with the shoes and colours.

Sydney said...
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Sydney said...

I'm a HUGE fan of polka dots! Those pants are fabulous :) They definitely are not mom jeans. And way to go and make some awesome goals for yourself. I love it.

Sherry said...

You always put together the cutest outfit!
I still write my goals down in my planner too....and then forget about it also. This is a good idea to put them on the you that extra reminder. I totally get it, I've been slacking on so many of my goals lately too. Thanks so much for sharing your style:)

Callie said...

Love, love, love your outfit! I definitely do NOT think those jeans look like "mom jeans". You're too adorable! :)
Good luck with your goals!

Lulu Soler said...

Super cute! Love the texture and pattern mixing :) Would love for you to stop by and link up to What I'm Loving Fridays. Each week there is a new and fun giveaway!


Lenya said...

OMG!! I just felt in love with your wedges!!! They are so gorgeous. Love the whole outfit on you. So cute and yet chic.
Visiting from WIWW.
have a lovely weekend

Ian and Bonnie Gutzman said...

Are you kidding me? Those aren't lame goals!! All of those (6) goals are in addition to keeping an energy-sucking 3-year old alive and maintaining the house. If I do those two things, PLUS get my scripture study in, I call it an awesome day!

Ian and Bonnie Gutzman said...

PS - the outfit is awesome and those are definitely not mom jeans!

Unknown said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. It's been a very busy week, and today we're celebrating my oldest daughter's 21st birthday. Happy Birthday, Shanley Belle! I'll have time to visit your blogs this weekend, and I can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

Unknown said...

Until next time...

Ricki Jill

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