The Holidays are over and now I can finally breathe.

It’s a new year full of possibilities and new goals.

Yes I am one of those January goal makers, and yes you’re going to hear all about mine.

As everyone else  (I’m sure)  I made the resolution to lose the nagging extra weight.

I was doing a lot of research on what type of  exercise class would be the most effective, yet time friendly.

This is what I found out from simply asking Google:

Spin Class- 400–600 calories in a 40-minute workout.

Jogging- 398 calories per hour.

Zumba- 500 to 1,000 calories per hour.

Dance Class: Aerobic dance can burn upwards of 443 calories per hour.

And yes, sweaty Saturday-night dance parties totally count.

Yoga- Most traditional forms of yoga burn 200 calories or so per hour.

Barre Class- you can burn up to 500 calories in a one hour class.

Kickboxing-  burns approximately 800 calories an hour.

These are all based from a 40-60 minute timeline.

Back in high school when I was in great shape I was doing zumba and kickboxing 2-3 times a week for an hour.

So I decided to do some kickboxing.

It honestly is like therapy just being able to use your body to hit out all of those festering thoughts and feelings.

At least for me it is.

I went to my local boxing gym in Cottonwood Heights, Title One.

Bought a membership, wraps and bubblegum pink gloves.

I was ready.

It’s been a few weeks and I’ve already lost inches around my body.

The trainers are all so nice, they boss you around (which I totally needed) and they kick your ass.

The classes were small, which I like, because then you get one on one personal training time.

I’m pushing myself to go three days a week and I love it.

It’s a really fun way to lose weight.

ANYWAY that was my first goal, my second goal is to start posting on here more.

I love fashion, styling and designing and I want to provoke fashionable thoughts in all of your brains.

I love dressing up for New Years and buying a new dress.

It’s a little tradition I do every year.

This year I ordered mine from Amazon.

I loved Kim Kardashian’s red/orange high-necked look.

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It was like a glamorous tribal wrap dress.

So that was the vibe I started searching for.

I found this dress and I absolutely love it.

It was also $18.00 with FREE shipping…

It’s not see through,  it requires some tape to keep it in place but it’s a striking little black dress.

I can’t wait for summer now and it has four other beautiful colors.

This is the dress, click on it and it will take you directly to Amazon so you can get yours!

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It’s freezing here so tights and booties were necessary.

I love my cuffed boots they’re so flattering on my legs.

A bright wool overcoat. Jackie K. style and I scored it thrifting for $6.00.

This a-line coat is iconic and such a classic piece.

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It’s so soft with a silk lining and warm with the thick royal blue colored wool.

I put on a black faux fur barrette to tie in the black faux fur and leather gloves to warm up my hands.

A lot of these styles of coats have 3/4 length sleeves because everyone at that time was wearing long gloves and they wanted them to be visible.

They were a crucial accessory back then because Jackie wore them with everything.

I also darkened my hair! This is the first time since I was 12 that my hair hasn’t been platinum blonde.

I’m loving the change.

With those two resolutions I also want:

1. to be a better wife and mom for my family.

2. To do one random thing each day to help someone else.

3. To grow my business designing.

Cheers to 2016. May it be our best year yet.

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These pictures were shot by Taylor Ann Kiser.

You can get in tough with her by emailing her at taylorann.kiser@gmail.com

I love living in Utah with our cotton candy clouds.

XO