During my little holiday break vacation, I spent a lot of that time cleaning. Basically spring cleaning, but just a little earlier. I went through my closet and donated a ton of stuff to charity which felt great. I also organized my beauty products and my office junk. While rummaging through my desk, I stumbled upon my “2016 Blog Goals” list I made this time last year. It wasn’t fancy, just a little note of 10 things I wanted to do in 2016 to build my brand. Some I accomplished (i.e create video content for the blog), some I didn’t (more self-pitching to brands).
So I figured the best way to hold myself more accountable this year, I’d post them on my blog for all to see! Some are blog related, some are a little more personal. Let me know what your 2017 goals are too in the comments below…there may be something I need to add to my list!
This was the first thing on my list from 2016 and I’m glad I accomplished that goal. First there was my video I did on “Three Ways To Style Boyfriend Jeans” that I just loved. Then, after our move to Atlanta, I did a beauty video post on my favorite lipstick shades as well. Not going to lie, video content is SO much work and I have no clue how to do it without the help of a videographer, but I’m hoping to dive deeper into this new platform this year. What video content would you like to see? Would love some ideas!
I know it may seem a little crazy to have “Get Married” as one of my 2017 “to do” plans, but it’s true. Adam and I have been engaged for over a year now, and our wedding planning has been super minimal. Ok, non-existant. We plan on eloping in the fall, followed by a long European vacation. But the process of actually planning, even an intimate ceremony just the two of us, is proving to be a daunting task. We’re stilling wanting to do the beautiful dress, flowers, nice getaway for our wedding, don’t get me wrong – there’s still stuff to plan! If you’ve eloped or and have any tips on how to to organize it all, I’d love to hear them! Or maybe a great blog post you’ve read on this I’d love to see it!
As y’all know, when I lived in DC I was a bit of Pure Barre addict. I worked front desk at my local studio and took class about 3-4 times a week. But something happened when we moved to Atlanta. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m not working at a studio (so I’m not “forced” to be there at certain times) or that in ATL I have drive a few miles to get to the closest PB, but the struggle is real to workout. Working from home, it’s hard to get out of the house in general, but I’m just in a fitness slump to say the least. So for 2017, I’m getting my butt in gear! In addition to doing Pure Barre (which I still LOVE), do you have any suggestions on other workouts to try?
When you think of Poor Little It Girl, I always want my readers to know that affordable fashion and petite styling is always my number one focus. However, it’s always fun to venture into new categories that fit in seamlessly with my current content. One thing I really want to work on more for 2017 is my beauty coverage. So while I give you inspiration on what to wear, I also want to show you ways to finish off your look with an easy make-up routine or hair tutorial. While I touch on these topics from time to time, I really want to dive into them more here on PLIG. Have any ideas of beauty posts you want to see from me (yes, once I master this braid I’ll be sure to show you how I do it!), let me know in the comments below!
In 2016, I felt like I had so many trips on the books. From Argentina to Aruba to Denver and DC – I was in the sky almost every month! While I’m not the biggest fan of flying, I’m hoping to keep up the momentum of exploring more through travel. Like I mentioned before, Adam and I are hoping to do some sort of European trip for our honeymoon (we’ve both never been!) which will be fun. But even just planning trips in the good ol’ U S of A is exciting. New Orleans, Nashville, Vegas, Charleston, New York, are all on my wish list for this year. Here’s to hoping I can save up enough money to check them all off!
While I could list out another dozen things I hope to do this year, I figured a top 5 list seems appropriate. I don’t want to get too head of myself now, ha! Here’s to hoping 2017 is better than 2016 (can’t we all agree it was pretty insane?!) and Happy New Year everyone!