• The Everyday Elevated With Cashmere

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    I have a new fabric love for…. cashmere ๐Ÿ™‚

    Up until a few months ago, I had never cared for (or owned) anything cashmere. I never thought much of the fabric. And then one day, as I was reading a post written by the lovely Dana of Pink Champagne Problems… I fell in love with cashmere… or the idea of cashmere. I bought my first cashmere sweater and ever since then… I’ve been hooked. So now any day that I get to wear cashmere anything… is a great day! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I really love the idea of throwing on a simple tan cashmere sweater over a printed dress to make it more winter-appropriate. Slouchy OTK boots also makes the outfit more winter-appropriate. In the coming cold months, I’ll be wearing some variation of this very outfit on repeat…. Thank you, Dana! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Earlier in the month, I briefly wrote about my experiences with goal setting and what a difference it has made in my life. ย I can’t share too much right now around certain areas of my life that has truly benefited from goal planning, but I will touch briefly on one of my favorite topics: blog goals.

    My blog goals have changed over the course of the last two years (I’ve officially been blogging for two years now!!!). At first, I blogged for myself. Then I decided I wanted to focus on metrics (number of followers on social media, bloglovin, etc.) to attract more brand partnerships and sponsors. Then I wanted to focus on consistency of posts and improving my photography.

    And now? Well now, my blog goals are to

    • Invest more time in my blog (Yes, this is vague and certainly not a SMART goal). But I’m keeping it vague on purpose because I do not want to commit to certain number of posts a week, as that takes the fun out of it.
      • Takeaway from this bullet point: Figure out what you truly want out of your blog and be honest with yourself.
    • Have fun with it! (Don’t take it so seriously, enjoy the collaboration and partnership opportunities that do come, be selective with who you choose to work with as your time is valuable, and enjoy the relationships you build with others as a result of having and maintaining a blog).

    And that is it… for now! The beauty of all of this? Blog goals (or any goals, for that matter) can change over time as we change and our priorities and what is important to us changes. So my takeaway from all of this: Goals are important to make, but so is re-evaluating and reflecting on your goals periodically!

    What are some of your goals for 2017? For the first 3 months of the year? Share with me below! Let’s keep each other accountable and meet our goals! Thanks so much for your continued support!

    Photos taken by the wonderfully talented Kasmira Kit, based in Sacramento CA.