Three doable resolutions that need to be on your list for 2017!

Happy 2017! I cannot explain how excited I am for this fresh start, because lets face it, 2016 was kind of a nightmare for most of us. The New Year is a time when we all promise to ourselves that THIS is going to be the year I do_____, and then we feel bad about ourselves because didn’t accomplish what we were hoping to do.

But this year, I came up with three things that we all NEED to add to this list of resolutions to be a better young adult! And no, these do not include losing weight or procrastinating less.

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These are also things that I need to also add to my list of resolutions! Let’s get started…

  1. We are not getting any younger, so we all need to get on a good skin regimen! I just picked up a wrinkle cream and moisturizer to add to my daily skin routine. I realize that I do not have many wrinkles currently, but my recent research told me we stop producing collagen at the age of 16, so it all goes down from here… (haha I’m just kidding, but not kidding about not producing collagen anymore!)dsc_0053
  2.  Start saving those dollars! So, after many years of my parents yelling at me about my spending habits, I realized over this winter break how out-of-control my spending habits really can be (do I really need to eat out as often as I do?). I graduate college in August, which is crazy because I do not have any savings to my name. While it is really hard to save money when I do not have a job, I can help my parents out by not spending as much each month. My dad and I had a money conversation, and he told me what he used to do when he was starting out, was to save at least 10 percent of his paycheck each month when he started his salaried job. This allowed him to gain actual savings! While this is easier said then done, I am going to attempt to be a little bit more money conscious and you should too!dsc_0047
  3.  My third and final resolution to add to your list is to make more time for yourself! This one would actually be the hardest for me because I completely understand as college students, we are constantly busy doing work, going to this for our sorority, etc., but it important to sleep in one day, read that book that you’ve had on your list or just honestly chill and not do anything sometimes.  I am one of the biggest extroverts out there, so it hard for me to be alone for too long, because I love being with people constantly, but when I do take a few hours for myself, I realize how rejuvenated I actually feel!

I hope this list sounds like things that are doable for you! I am going to really try my hardest to accomplish these.

Did you notice the adorable champagne bottle I have in my hand? It is the Chandon and Rebecca Minkoff wine holiday collaboration! Rebecca Minkoff designed the bottles, and I am in love with them! To read more about the collection, check it out: here.

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I hope all of my amazing Defining Danie readers had a great holiday season! Thank you all for your support and I look forward what 2017 holds for us!

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Thank you to my friend, Amanda Beall for this fun photoshoot! Find her on Instagram @Onemillionwonders!

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New Year, New Me? Thrifty Thursday!

The Thrifty Thursday looks this week: A Winter Time Outfit and a Workout Outfit!   

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Lets start out with the Winter Time Outfit! For this outfit, the two thrifted items are the jacket and the headband! The jacket cost me $10 and the headband cost me $6. I was kind of upset that the headband cost me that much but, I can understand why it cost so much, it was new! It’s super cute, it is one of those headbands that also covers your ears, which is perfect because at Kent State, it is FREEZING.

The jacket is also perfect. It is fleece lined, and super warm! Today, in Annapolis, the high temperature I believe was 14 degrees, but with the windchill it felt like 2! But, at school I know with the windchill it felt like -18 (I can say that I am not super excited to go back to that weather on Sunday, haha!). If I were to wear this outfit at school, I would definitely have to add gloves and a scarf! Check out the outfit with my heavy duty scarf that I bought off Hautelook.com last year!

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Jacket- $10 Headband- $6

 I completed this outfit with heavy leggings and my new chestnut boots that I bought from Payless for only $39!

So, everyone always makes the New Years Resolution to get fit in the new year, well I started that this summer, but I got a little off track…so I am starting again now!

Workout clothes can be SO expensive, even at places like Target or Marshall’s, so why not thrift them? I thrifted almost everything in this outfit, except my T-shirt that I am wearing underneath of my of jacket.

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It motivates me so much to look cute while working out! I bought these workout pants and jacket, which are both Target brand, for only $8 combined! Then, today while I was at Goodwill, I found these Reebok EasyTones for only $10. I was online looking at Reebok’s website to see how much these cost brand new and they range from $69-$99! I saved so much money by buying them from Goodwill.

I know it seems a little weird buying shoes from Goodwill but, I promise you, they have some good finds! You can also wash tennis shoes on delicate in the washing machine.

I bought the jacket previously and added a cute monogram to the front of it. I got that done in Kent, Ohio at Dragonfly, they monogram items for only $5. So, together my jacket was a total of $9…I know, it’s amazing!

I also saw other amazing winter jackets and workout clothes in Goodwill, so go check out your local

thrift store for these items!

I would love to see the items you are thrifting, so please share them with me on Twitter/Instagram @Danieminor13.

Happy New Year!

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