November Round-Up

November was an amazing month full of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and quite a bit of introspection. I had a birthday, did some soul-searching, set new goals for myself for the upcoming year, and I got a chance to really express myself creatively this month.

What more could a girl ask for?

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{Holiday Fashion With Tiffany & Co.}

Overall Goals For 2013:

  • Social Media – One of my blogger pet peeves is when someone doesn’t update regularly so my priority right now is being consistent – I add pictures to Pinterest daily, post 1-2 images a day on Instagram, send out 3-5 Tweets a day, and post to Facebook 3-5 times a day.
  • Writing, Writing, Writing – My desire to be consistent extended to my writing this month and I set aside time daily to work on the blog and posted 5-6 times a week this month.
  • Expansion & Growth – Getting myself out there means being approached by more brands & shops for sponsored posts, product reviews, and the like. The added bonus of that is being able to share with my amazing readers – From introducing you to new brands to offering fun giveaways. Stay tuned for THREE fab giveaways in December!
  • Be Positive – Thanksgiving last week really helped highlight everything that I’m grateful for right now – Amazing friends, supportive, loving family, a gorgeous city, a fabulous new apartment, a great job, and most importantly – I’m grateful that I’ve found something that I’m truly passionate about. Getting to write and share my passion for fashion, food & fitness with you all is incredibly fulfilling.

November Round-Up:

Fashion:

One of the highlights of 2013 has been the amazing collaborations I was able to take part in – From local brands and stores like The Factory, Kamryn Dame, and A by Anubha, to international brands like Tiffany & Co. and Banana Republic.

This month my love of mixing & matching was showcased using the new Atlas Collection at Tiffany & Co. and the experience was truly a dream come true. I also got a chance to shoot some of the gorgeous outerwear created by Anubha Srivastav for her A by Anubha line.

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{Daytime Outerwear: A by Anubha}

Food & Fitness:

Despite the seemingly endless number of holidays and celebrations in November I managed to maintain a pretty consistent healthy routine this month. Stretching and physical therapy are now part of my daily life and I don’t let any excuses keep me from getting them done. Luckily even if work it too hectic to go down to the gym I can still do body weight moves like push-ups and planks at home.

New December Goals:

Fashion:

I’ve been incredibly excited about and inspired by all of the amazing collaborations that I’ve done this year and during December I get to share the love. I just announced the winner of the Holiday Season Giveaway via the newsletter and I’m thrilled to be hosting giveaways in December that include a gorgeous necklace, online gift card, and even an iPad!

Food & Fitness:

While I’ve been really consistent with my physical therapy and adding in circuit training to my fitness routine this month I’d like to try some new classes. I’ve heard great things about Soul Cycle and Studio Mix so I’d like to give them both a try during December.

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{Pencil Skirt}

November Bucket List Review:

  1. Decorating – Living room done! Now it’s time to tackle the bedroom & bathroom.
  2. Friendsgiving was a vegan, gluten-free hit. 🙂

December Bucket List:

  1. Ice Skating
  2. Classes – Martial arts, Studio Mix & Soul Cycle are all on my To Do List so I hope to get at least one done this month

If you want to try something new this December as well you should check out Gala Darling’s December Activity Guide for some great ideas.

What’s on YOUR December To Do List?

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40 Responses to November Round-Up

  1. Great blog. Love your pictures and ideas.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

    • Thank you for your sweet note Sofia – I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving as well! <3

  2. Yay to ice skating! I love all your goals. I don’t know how you’ll have the time to do all that blogging and social, so kudos to you, my dear!

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

    • I should add “sleeping” to my bucket list for next month… 🙂

  3. Soul Cycle and Studio Mix? Can you elaborate more about these classes for those of us not in the know?

    And yes, sleeping should be added to your bucket list! Hats off to you for being so active in social media. I can never remember to post anything to Facebook even though I’m logged in all the time hahaha

    • Sorry sweetie – Definitely got ahead of myself! 🙂 Soul Cycle is a spin class w/ a workout throw in, and Studio Mix is a gym that’s 100% classes. So you can go in and take everything from kickboxing to pilates to yoga to spin classes. I’m dying to try both!

      I try to set reminders for myself on the weekends and schedule FB/Tw posts during the week. Definitely helps. Plus you don’t feel guilty! 🙂

  4. nat

    Love the first pic! I have to update regularly the social media too…Great post ^_^

    • It’s hard to remember sometimes, I’m glad they came out with aps that help! 🙂

  5. So loving the outifit on the second picture 😀 How I wish I have the time to update the blog 5-6 times per week too!

    Bella / everythingaboutbella.blogspot.com

    • I do most of my writing on the weekends and schedule things to go up during the week – My favorite Saturday & Sunday mornings are spent sitting in coffee shops! 🙂

  6. I love this round up for November. Like you I’ve been trying to do consistent postings but with a job and uni exams looming in the near future it just seem to be possible 🙁 I really like reading about your goals for the next month or so it’s really inspiring. I’m horrible at creating goals for myself

    xx
    Lisa
    giglove

    • Glad you enjoyed the post Lisa. I actually started this series in order to help keep myself on track – Knowing I’ll have to admit to all my readers that I didn’t do something is GREAT motivation! 🙂

  7. Love the first picture. I wanna do ice skating too ! It’s been a very long time i’m not playing that !♡♡

    • I can’t remember the last time I went – It’s time! 🙂 Hope I don’t fall too much… Haha

  8. Woww I love your outfit ! Your post gave me an idea on doing a summary and new goal posting like yours ! Great idea !

    GIG Love from http://www.smallnhot.com

  9. I have a lot of goals for this December… I also did a lot of self reflection this last month. Moving to yet another country to teach does that to a person I guess, haha. My health has definitely been on the decline lately, so I’ve been making a lot of effort to jumpstart December on a healthier note. I can honestly say I feel the difference.

    I’m glad to see that things are moving along nicely for you! I hope you meet all of your goals. 🙂

    xox Autumn & GIG

    • Congrats on the move & good luck with your healthier lifestyle! I’ll have a new fitness series coming up if you’d like to mix up your workout regime. 🙂

  10. We have the same goals, especially for social media! I’m trying to update my blog too. I’m so busy with uni the past months so now I’m trying to post at least twice a week. I need to update my instagram too, I think the last time a posted there was a month ago. lol
    You always look lovely in all of your outfits! Love the first photo the most! 🙂

  11. Good for you! More collaborations and blessings to come! Happy holidays! ~gig

  12. lovely outfit ….

  13. I don’t know why but I love kickboxing! I get bored very quickly of the other workouts.. (guess that’s the reasons why I’m not getting any results :P)
    All the photos are lovely.. especially the 1st one..
    And your November goal list is really inspiring.. I hope I can give even half of that effort consistently.. 🙂
    <3 giglove

    • I need to try kickboxing!! 🙂

      You are such a doll, thank you for the great feedback.

  14. The first pic is beautiful! I wish that all of your goals come true. 🙂

  15. wow, thats a long list of goals! Hope you managed to achieve each and every one of them!! =)

  16. Hei Caity,
    you are so good in this…I definitely should learn something about this, I always go where the heart takes me…
    xxx
    mari

  17. Ileana

    Seems like you had an amazing month! 🙂 The tiffany pictures turned out so beautiful!!! Lucky you ^^
    giglove!

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

  18. The pencil skirt is beautiful! Always wanted to wear it but I think I’m not slim enough to carry it 🙁

  19. Oh my! I admire how you set your goals. giglove

  20. I love Contemporary dance, you are learning something new and are also toning your body at the same time 🙂 . And gymming is something I have never tried coz I get bored of the routine 🙁

    xx

  21. I like your goals for 2013 🙂
    Be positive is one of mine as well

  22. I’m loving your goals. I should do some reflecting this month and pinpoint the things I’d like to improve on in the coming year as well. Thanks for the inspiration <3 GIG

  23. great goals, and very attainable! 🙂 ice skating is on my bucket list for this month too!! #giglove

  24. Great goals! I need to make some myself. Both for my personal life and for my blog. gig

  25. This is such a great post, I can tell you took the time to really reflect. sound like you had a fantastic November, home December is just as great!

    xoxo Francy from http://www.fancy-francy.com

  26. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog.. November was a terrible month for month, as far as blogging is considered. I was so busy with my new college and everything, it was beyond impossible. I just hope December gets better. Loads of December-y love for you too.. <3

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