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The Best Intentions

January 2, 2014
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to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, parisian chic, joe fresh cashmere sweater, aritzia wilfred jacket, phillip lim for target dress, j.crew heels, mary nichols bag, french connection hat

Aritzia jacket, bag c/o Mary Nichols, Phillip Lim for Target dress (c/o), J.Crew heels, 
French Connection hat, assorted rings c/o Brooklyn Designs and Pandora


It’s 2014!!! So excited to officially kick off this year – yesterday was packed full of my family’s weird traditions (running the Resolution Run with an epic hangover and plunging into the freezing Pacific for the Penguin Plunge) but thankfully I took a bit of time pre-NYE to reflect on what I wanted to accomplish.

I’m a big goal-setter and am a big believer in setting time-sensitive goals (ten year, five year, one year, six months and monthly goals), so while I have a few specific to this year in place, I was also really inspired by the one-word resolution Gretchen Rubin discussed with Refinery 29 recently. While I’m big on having quantifiable and actionable resolutions in place (namely, working with my naturopath to sort out some long-standing health issues I’ve had, hitting a few different goals career-wise and finally developing a yoga practice), I also love the idea of having a wide-scoping intention that helps determine and lead all the smaller goals.

This year, my intention is to believe.

I’m both a perfectionist and a skeptic, so as optimistic as I try to be, I’m prone to being hard on myself, hesitant to put my trust in other people and a bit cynical when it comes to most everything else. For 2014, I want to believe in myself more – there are a few different things I’ve always wanted to achieve that I feel like at a subconscious level, I’ve not let myself fully believe are accomplishable. This year, I want to change that. I also want to believe in external factors more – there’s a reason why I’m such a bad flyer and it’s because I am horrible with trusting that other people or things will all be fine.

I feel like whether it’s one of my fitness goals this year or a personal aim, being able to more strongly believe in each ambition will help me get to where I need to be!

What about you – if you had to distill your hopes and goals for 2014 in one word, what would it be?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca Jane January 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I love the idea of a one word resolution, and yours is a great one. I think if I had to distill my resolutions and goals large and small for this year into one word it would be "strive", as there are many things I want to accomplish, and this is the year I plan to put in the energy and effort to make them happen.

  • Reply Natali January 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    You look outstanding! Gorgeous hat and dress! Happy New Year!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I can't remember the last time that I set New Year's resolutions for myself…I don't have the patience to wait until then to tackle challenges; I rather just deal with them as they come up during the year!! But goals are a different matter; and I think the one word that would sum it up for me for 2014 would be "surpass!!" I'm very happy with where I am right now in my life, but I really want to see if I can outdo myself this year!! Lovely "Parisian" sort of look today, Alex…with that hat and flirty skirt!!

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • Reply MizzJ January 3, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Hmm what an interesting idea to distill your resolutions into a "theme" for the year. Maybe for me, it would be something like "motivation" or "drive". There are some big things I want to work on this year and get back into a more healthy lifestyle.

    On a lighter note, I'm really loving the colors you chose for this outfit!

  • Reply Shanzida Yeasmin September 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Is it cognizant of get away from aspirations driving? I do think the aspirations must evolve inside era, and enjoy are invariably in the centre of them just about in here

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