Usually I’m not the type to make a new year’s resolution but this year, I have two. The first is cliche but now that our family is complete, I am committed to attaining my best body ever in 2016. I obviously want to be healthy but I also want to be able to wear a bikini with confidence once again. Life is too short not to feel your best, right? The second resolution, I think, is the one that is going to be more difficult to achieve. A few weeks ago someone asked me about my trip to Ireland and I thought, “oh yeah, I was in Ireland a little over a month ago!” Since getting back to Toronto, I realized I hadn’t taken time to reflect on our trip or the amazing experience it was for our family. I feel like we do that a lot–rush through our days, always caught up in our “busy” lifestyle. I don’t mean to say that our life isn’t busy by putting it in parenthesis–it is–but we like it that way. I am going to start referring to it as full instead. Anyway I want to stop and try and experience things more fully, to savour these days when our kids are small and we are “busy” trying to show them everything that makes this world such a wonderful place. I’ve already made inroads towards this resolution by initiating an earlier bedtime for Viggo, giving us time to just lay there and talk about stuff. He’s loving it and asks, “mom, are we chatting tonight?” We have always talked before bedtime but lately we’ve been choosing an experience we’ve had together and really dissecting it. Part of this resolution is also finding a way to balance everything that has to get done around the house with being present for Viggo and Gigi. Mike and I have both been working on this by just doing a quick once-over before heading to bed at night, which really helps. I hate spending my days in a messy house (I work from home, too), but I also don’t want to put playing with the kids off for dishes!
While these aren’t really resolutions per se, 2016 is also the year I’m going to go for a significant chop. I need a change. And I want to whittle my closet down so I have something more reminiscent of a capsule wardrobe rather than a bunch of one-hit-wonders that I don’t love, taking up valuable real estate.
The jumpsuit that I’m wearing in these shots, however, is here to stay. I LOVE jumpsuits because they are easy peasy–one piece and you’re done! Plus this one in stretchy jersey is super comfortable, making it especially perfect for the New Year’s Eve party we’re going to tonight at our friends’ house. The simple, black number can also be dressed up or down. It’s a closet chameleon I tell you! (But seriously, those are the pieces that you want to keep around–especially if you are trying to downsize your wardrobe). Here I accessorized with a black wrap–and both it and the jumpsuit are Giant Tiger finds! I’m amazed at all the good stuff that I found there to round out my holiday shopping this year and the prices cannot be beat!