Glitter + Goals: Tips for Setting Your New Years Resolutions

Only THREE days left in 2016?! This year has truly flown by. 2016 has taught me so much about myself as a person, my goals, and the things I value and aspire to achieve in life. When I think about it, I can hardly believe how much I have learned in such a short time period. A LOT can happen in one year - which makes me even more excited for 2017!

I am a huge fan of setting MULTIPLE New Years resolutions for myself. After all, a year is a long time; so there is plenty of time to achieve any goal.

Most of the time, a New Year's resolution may look something like "I want to lose ___ pounds." And there is nothing wrong with setting that goal for yourself, but I want to focus on resolutions that aren't dictated by a certain number on the scale.

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Healthy New Years Resolutions for 2017:

1. Exercise more

2. Practice gratitude

3. Eat more fruits and vegetables

4. Spend less time online and more time connecting with those around you

5. Worry less

6. Keep a journal

7. Give more compliments

8. Be more positive

9. Volunteer more

10. Write a book

11. Travel somewhere new

12. Be more patient

13. Have greater faith and confidence in yourself AND in your abilities


Sticking to a New Years resolution takes discipline, but in the end it is always worth it. A new year brings a fresh start and an opportunity to better yourself as a person. The possibilities are truly endless when you think about how far hard work alone can take you in life.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

Who doesn't love a little sparkle, especially on NYE?! This Gianni Bini Fan Fav Camden Cold-Shoulder Mock Neck Dress and Steve Madden 'Emotions' Stretch Over the Knee Boots combo is the perfect New Years Eve look to ring in 2017 in style. I love how you could wear this dress with or without tights underneath, depending on the weather (not to mention it's also SUPER soft, stretchy, and comfortable!)

Gianni Bini Fan Fav Camden Cold-Shoulder Mock Neck Dress
Available colors: Black/Gold (pictured), Ruby, Saphire
Steve Madden 'Emotions' Stretch Over the Knee Boot
Express Gold Wrapped Metal Cuff Bracelet

I am loving the over-the-knee boots trend this season; and these Steve Maddens caught my eye at Dillard's! They have a wider based heel, making them easier to walk in and more comfortable than a skinny heel. I am 5'10" and I have always struggled finding boots tall enough to actually cover my knees, but these finally hit the perfect spot right above my knee caps. #TallGirlProbs





What are your New Years Resolutions? Leave a comment below. I want to hear from you!

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year! Bring on 2017!

xoxo, Samantha Jo Bowers

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