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Reflections | Resolutions

Instead of reflecting on the past year, I’ve decided to make a list of resolutions that I will do my best to stick to not only throughout 2015, but in general with my life. The reason I choose to not look back too much on 2014 is because I know it was quite the stressful year for me that if I think deeply about, I’ll only become more stressed. I know there are always highs and lows of every year, but the biggest high for me was making my big move to San Francisco! I’m so excited to see what this new, incredible city has in store for me and I can’t wait to start making more connections, finding my better self, going on more adventures, and ultimately, continuously growing and being happy in the process. 
Let’s focus on the positive and keep moving forward. 

What I look forward to in 2015…
Redesigning my blog. This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time now but haven’t had the chance or tools to do so. I’m eager to bring a new light to Panache Offblast and my readers!
Eating healthier. In general, I feel that I take pretty good care of myself when it comes to what I eat, but I’d like to include more greens / fruits and perhaps not eat so much chocolate everyday!

Exercising more. On that note, I need to get back into a serious exercise routine. Throughout 2014, I started a few 30-day challenges and I felt great, but something would come up, and I’d go months without doing anything, so it’s like that 30-day just vanished! It’s time to find something to stick to throughout the entire year and beyond.

Blogging more. This is one element of the past year that I am super ashamed of not doing more of since, well, it’s a passion of mine that I have been hoping to make a part of my daily structure. I’m definitely getting a planner soon that I can create a blogging calendar into to help me stay more organized and on top of things!

Collaborating more. This is where fellow bloggers come in (let me know if you’re interested!) along with designers, boutiques, and all fashion enthusiasts in the digital realm. I really need to expand the social network for my blog (follow my links at the end of this post for a start, and say hi!)

Being more active with my business ventures. I’m sure most of you aren’t aware I have items for sale on my Storenvy, Panache Boutique! It’s because I’ve neglected it lately but I promise I’ll be adding more and sticking to it! With that, Brian and I have been discussing our own business ventures the past few months, but haven’t gotten around to executing a plan or anything. We’re hoping to really make things happen this coming year! Last but certainly not least, blogging more also means turning Panache Offblast into a full-time business!

Doing something new every week. I’m in a new city, I should really be taking advantage of all of my new, exciting surroundings. The transition has been hectic and I still don’t feel like I’m settled in, but that’s no reason to not take time to explore and have fun at least once a week!

Saying yes more. I’ve always been a pretty hesitant and cautious person when it comes to opportunities that come my way, because of fear of… something. From here on out, I vow to say “yes” and allow opportunities to come my way and help me grow more!

What are your resolutions for the new year? Any highs and lows of 2014?

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2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

2015 is right around the corner, and a new year means many things; in the art and fashion world, it means a new color chosen by Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Last year, I featured Pantone’s color for 2014 (and discussed the what Pantone is if you’re not already familiar), Radiant Orchid, which symbolized an invitation to innovation, and [hopefully] encouraged us to expand our creativity and uniqueness. A beautiful harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, this past year has been filled with inspiring confidence and showcasing love and joy. How was it for you? If that doesn’t sound like your year, don’t worry, a new year also means new beginnings.

Okay, let’s get to 2015 already; introducing… Marsala. Pantone states the color as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red… [enriching] our minds, bodies and souls, exuding confidence and stability.” While the tone is rich and seductive, its versatility is great, equally appealing to both men and women along with being an excellent choice to decorate with in all sorts of ways from food to home interiors to weddings. I love the fact that it’s flattering against many skin tones and is sultry, yet subtle, enough as a great “go-to” color for beauty, providing beautiful highlight for the cheek and pops of color for nails, lips, and even hair. Take the hue even further with its texture; a matte finish highlights the organic and earthy and nature of Marsala while adding a sheen demonstrates glamour and luxury.

Confidence and stability are definitely what I need in 2015, with my recent new move to San Francisco and exciting adventures to come. I’m already a huge fan of Marsala and can’t wait to see the various ways everyone will be incorporating it throughout the year into home decor, beauty, fashion, and even food. Let’s see how various industries have already began using the color (below). For inspiration all through 2015, follow my Pinterest board where I’ll be pinning my favorite Marsala findings.

How will you be showing off this sultry, earthy hue?

Runway

 

Celebrity Style


Beauty

Other

 
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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

And I really just want to wear my Betsey Johnson dresses and eat a lot of delicious sweets.

It’s also Christian Siriano‘s birthday along with Mickey Mouse! Hooray!

Here is a bundle of darling celebratory fashion editorials, perfect for a special day like today (yes, I’m calling my birthday special!)

all images found on Pinterest
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Goodbye September, Hello October

I absolutely love the last three months of the year, being it’s Pumpkin season, Halloween is soon, my birthday is in November, I get to layer more, and the holiday season is all around us. Although my move to San Francisco means no more heavy layering, I’m still very excited to bring out my tights, jackets, hats, among many other cool-weather layering accessories.

Today we’re saying goodbye to September and hello to a lovely, spooky, and cool October.

My September round-up via my Instagram!

Snickers 🐱
Can’t get enough of these hilly streets in SF!
Lunch at La Boulange!
Diesel Hat / Betsey Johnson Sweater / Michael Kors Track Pants / AE Flats
I cut my hair for the first time in forever and already miss my long hair – growing it out again!
I’m a HUGE fan of Birchbox (I’ve done a few reviews in the past!)
My haul from Daiso – featured on the blog!
Lunch in Japantown!
The best graphic T I own (which I also designed!)

Wonder Woman glassware my sister got for me!
A stylish #TBT
The best macarons I’ve EVER had in LA!
Finally got my desk – slowly organizing it!