Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year, New You

With a new year comes new resolutions, and though I tend to stay pretty organized, I am working on being thorough and on top of things. When the weeks get busy, I find myself coming home, sitting on the couch, and catching up on the latest episode of Vanderpump Rules instead of tidying up, working out, and the like. I’m also on the go all the time, and if I get back home late one Sunday night, I’m not likely to unpack right that moment. With this new year, I’m working on finding little ways to keep me organized – things that will become habits.


I have a couple of new bags that I received over the past few weeks, so that is really helping in my on-the-go organization. My Kate Spade bag, which has made frequent appearances as of late, as become my go-to for my day to day travels, but my Dagne Dover is really keeping my bag organized as well. I often switch to a crossbody or clutch on the weekends, so I would constantly have my cards and license floating around at any given time, which is never a good idea. The removable card holder makes for an easy transition. I use it my clutch-wallet, switch it over to another smaller bag, and can drop it in my tote – all very efficient and easy to keep up with.

I’ve always been a planner – my mom jokes that I would wake her up first thing in the morning on the weekends when I was younger, wanting to know what was on the agenda for the day. Of course, that translates over to my love for having a paper planner. Though I love technology and my iPhone, nothing beats a paper planner. I’ve used an Erin Condren life planner for the past three years, and though I love it, I wanted something that would slip into my bag a little more easily and not be quite as heavy. This year, I opted for a Sugar Paper LA for Target gold planner, which you can find in stores.

A few other things keeping me organized this year: meal planning, workout scheduling, and a creative notebook. I've never been a meal planner, but by writing them down and planning ahead, I'm more likely to eat healthy {although, sometimes a spontaneous sushi date is just the ticket}. I’ve also created a 30-Day workout calendar that I have taped to my refrigerator, ready to be crossed off. It contains a variety of squats, lunges, ab workouts, etc., + cardio a few times a week. and they can be done at the gym or at home {no excuse not to work out, right?!}. I stumbled across the adorable white and gold notebook at T.J. Maxx over the weekend, and it's perfect to slip in my bag to keep track of goals, ideas, and reminders.

How are you staying organized for this new year? Any tips?
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19 comments

  1. Your planner is so cute! I need to get one for myself this year! SO many things going on, it's hard to stay organized!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. you gold planner is super cute. I'm stay organize this year by doing daily household chore each day. That way when it come to clean the whole house I don't have much to do. I also did up a workout schedule to follow. So far its going good.

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  3. I seriously love being organized and probably have way too many notebooks and planners for everything...but it works lol!! I love the gold planner - so perfectly sized! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. I need to be more organized this year! I love cleaning and making things look good so hopefully this will help me get more organizational skills! I'm always losing stuff!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  5. You have my organizational heart singing!!!! xx

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  6. Oh I need to get more organized asap! I got a huge planner this year and have never used it. I loved the target planners in years past and may just need to pick one up at the store this week. I'd love to hear more tips on how you stay in such great shape!

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  7. I love seeing posts on organization, it really motivates me to try to be more organized and have things prepared ahead of time when possible rather than leaving everything to the last minute!

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  8. I switched from an Erin Condren to Sugar Paper planner this year for the same reason! Love being able to throw it in my bag and carry it with me at all times. Cheers to an organized 2015!

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  9. One of my goals this year is to be more organized and I love your planner! Might have to go to target and find it. Love your posts
    xoxo,
    Steph
    thesimplelifeofsteph.blogspot.com

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  10. that planter is adorable! I just got myself a new one and I'm ready to get organized!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. Nothing like writing down goals, making lists and having a calendar in front of you (fridge is a great spot!) to keep you on track! Great goals, lady!

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  12. I have a similar wallet too :D
    btw love you blog
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    kisses

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  13. Love your little gold planner! I plan out blog work/ideas, our gym schedule and meals throughout the week. I can't imagine not doing it, makes ALL the difference :)

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  14. such gorgeous pics!!
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  15. I love all your organizing tips! I was just in Target today and they had the cutest polka dot day planners! After reading your post, I'm feeling inspired to go back and get one!! Thanks for the inso Zelle and happy new year :)

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  16. Meal planning is such a good thing that I don't do enough of ... sometimes I like the spontaneity! I love your accessories by the way :)

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  17. I love all of the gold!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  18. I love my EC planner too, but it is so bulky. I carry a Maybook in my purse instead. I love people who love paper planners still! xo

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