1.03.2013

Animalier

Happy 2013 everyone! I hope you all had a festive and fun holiday season. 

With every New Year, we often start off with resolutions — whether it's a small change, like keeping a tidier room, or a lifestyle transformation, like adopting a healthier diet/exercise routine. In 2009, I committed to a resolution that truly changed my perspective: maximizing potential. When I hit an academic low during my sophomore year in college, I initially blamed everything but myself. I complained about being sleep deprived, having too many social activities and lacking time to complete the difficult coursework. I knew I had the ability to achieve top grades, but felt inhibited by external factors (time, energy, etc). Consequently, I challenged myself to control factors that were within my power  such as having healthy sleeping habits and ending my procrastination — to discover my potential. In short, I never received a B" after 2009. 

Coat: Bebe
Pants: Zara
Belt: Zara
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Marc Jacobs

I feel like the animalier elements in this outfit (ponyhair pumps, faux fur, lion-headed belt) are perfect symbols for my post. I also enjoyed creating a contrast between light and dark, wild and contained.

The point of my earlier anecdote wasn't to demand perfection or constant success, but rather an invitation to truly live your best life" (in the words of Oprah). When you've given your best efforts, you shouldn't feel regret upon failure. My goals are to continue challenging and learning, smiling and loving, because life is too short to feel unhappy. What do you think about my outfit? Do you have resolutions for 2013? Thank you for contributing your thoughts and talk to you soon!

116 comments:

  1. wow great outfit!
    love the pants and the coat

    www.stylebyprice.blogspot.com

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  2. You look gorgeous! Love those pants(: & how is your skin so clear!? TELL ME YOUR SECRETS! hahah Hope you can stop by my blog!

    xx, Shirley
    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Shirley! I was planning on doing a beauty post next, so in a way I will be sharing my secrets haha :) xoxo Jess

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  3. amazing outfit. Happy New year

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  4. Such a gorgeous outfit ! I should definitely try out my new fur coat with some floral pants.. Looks great! :)

    Happy 2013 x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  5. Happy New Year, I always break resolutions and this year I will try my very best to get enough sleep. You look great and I love all of them....

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a glamorous look! Love that coat!

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  7. Thank you so much Jessica :) I love your outfits too! Gorgeous coat and pants <3
    Sure,lets follow each other!!

    xoxo Sara
    http://amulhereamoda.blogspot.pt/

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  8. love the look, love your pants! xo

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  9. Love this look! Yes, let me know if you follow and i'll follow bk.

    http://www.style-drum.blogspot.com/

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  10. eep you are officially my academic inspiration for 2013!! on another note, cute pants :) happy 2013!!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  11. Great look! I love your blog and I am your newest follower :)
    XO
    Jessy
    www.fourseasonsstyle.blogspot.com

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  12. Great post!! I love your pants, and I hope your New Year is awesome:D
    Xx

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  13. so much style! happy new year! love your blog!

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  14. Floral pants are so in and you make them look classier! Beautiful! ^◡^


    P.S. How about following each other thru GFC? ^◡^

    Fashionmoto

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  15. Gorgeous outfit, love the pants! You totally rock those flowers in winter :)

    www.tlnique.blogspot.com

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  16. omg! loving your coat!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  17. Love your positive perspective in life dear and I know that through that you will go your way to 2013 and years to come. Glad to be a part of your journey for the years to come! Happy new year and great style as always. Keep on inspiring!:)

    <3,
    Angie
    audrinajulia.blogspot.com

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  18. Happy New year
    very nice blog im following you
    SadeeStyle While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch!

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  19. hello Jessica!

    thank you for the comment on my blog, I'm a new follower and I'd love it if you followed back :D i really like the outfit, especially those pants!

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com

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  20. Your trousers are so cool! I need those! You have a great blog! x

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  21. I love your style! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I would love to follow each other! Following now so please make sure you do the same!
    There is a giveaway on my blog and Iwould love it if you and your readers participated!

    Many kisses
    Out Of The Box

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  22. Looove this look: totally adore your trouses, that perfect dusty pink colour of your jacket & those sassy shoes

    *MlleWanderlust *

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  23. happy new year, Jess!
    that is such a gorgeous look! my favourite pieces are those bright pants and special belt. love the combo!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  24. Sure I follow, your blog is great!
    Amo Lusso

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  25. Gorgeous!

    Thx for stopping by. Wanna follow each other?

    Kiss,
    Laura

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  26. Happy new year!
    You look so stunning. Your blog is great

    xx

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  27. "When you've given your best efforts, you shouldn't feel regret upon failure.." I totally agree you on this~ It's my motto when I was in High school :D True enough, if you give your best, then it's not a failure whatever the consequences are.I love your optimism!

    By the way, the outfit is fab! Following you now :)

    Xo

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  28. Beautiful pics.
    Yes, I want to follow each otcher. :)

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  29. great style! love the coat :) I will follow you, hope you can follow back!
    http://petitsmorceauxdemoi.blogspot.co.at/

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  30. fantastic! great pants!

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  31. I love those pants!

    ♥ http://oodimaailmalle.blogspot.com/

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  32. Hey, I really love your blogposts :)
    Would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  33. I think I'm in love with your pants, great look!

    http://www.le-young.com

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  34. It is great that you learned how to 'control' yourself that lead to a lot of good things.. it is a constant struggle for me, still learning, I suppose :) Love this look on you, Jessica :)

    Hugs and kisses from :
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  35. Amazing jacket and pants!! Love the outfit, you look gorgeous :)
    x

    www.be-your-own-hero-now.blogspot.pt

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  36. I absolutely adore this look, gorgeous trousers and belt. x

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  37. I´m in love with every single piece from your look, you look fabulous!
    Hope you can visit my blog :)
    xx

    http://undisclozetdesires.blogspot.pt

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  38. So cool you could acomplished your goals! i always end up forgetting them after two weeks! ahhah

    Cool outfit ;)

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  39. Wow, I love this look, the pants, the shoes, the coat, all perfect on their own, but the way you've combined them is just so spot on! I love it!



    With Love From Hollywood,
    Kier
    Fashion Addict LA
    Recent Post: Great Dane // Dick Tracy

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  40. Great look and I love all your pictures. You look so great and always have cool background!

    Smile on:)...Classy Pam

    http://classypam.blogspot.com

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  41. You look stunning!!!^^
    i follow you on GFC ;)
    can you follow me too?¿? :D

    xoxo

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  42. You look amazing! The coat and pants are really beautiful and combined even more! x


    Fashion Landscape

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  44. gorgeous, love the pants
    Following you now on GFC

    Xxx
    Meral
    Me-Peerless

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  45. Love this outfit so much! The coat is amazing!
    xx

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  46. I adore those pants! I just discovered your blog and am definitely now following you on GFC!! You have such a fun style!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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  47. OMG I love the pants. It reminds me of origami papers. So beautiful.

    www.visceralmaze.blogspot.com

    Anu

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  48. i LOVE the trousers! i so need to get some!

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. you look so gorgeous !!!!!!
    love the fur <3

    mind to follow each other ?
    love your blog <3

    xoxo
    verockstar.blogspot.com

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  50. Great printed pants! I love the colors and floral pattern.

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  51. lovely outfit!

    xx
    jess
    www.iamkonstantinos.com

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  52. beautiful!!:):)Your blog is so lovely! I'm thinking, if you want, we can follow each other! It would be great!!
    http://www.borsadimarypoppins.com/
    xoxo Gloria

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  53. Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Love your post and how very true it is. Hope 2013 is filled with much growth and happiness and lots of great memories. I'm your newest follower! :D xoxo, Phoebe

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  55. Great pants!

    I am following you, hope you do the same!

    http://asilosofy.blogspot.com/

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  56. love how you styled those pants!

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Let me know and I'll follow you right back :)

    xx
    http://the-caramel-dream.blogspot.com/

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  57. lovely pants!
    http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/sweetyellow.html

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  58. of course we can follow each other dear! I love ur blog!
    To avoid people that don't follow back I would love if u can be the first...follow me also on bloglovin and facebook if u want <3
    just let me know and I ll be right back
    Xoxo
    Irene

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    NEW OUTFIT POST!

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  59. Molto belli i pantaloni (; Reb, xoxo.

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    fammi sapere cosa ne pensi (: eccoti il link:
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  60. You look amazing in this outfit! I love those floral pants and the furry coat!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  61. you're an inspiration :) and i love your outfit here x

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  62. Pretty Look! you've got great pics :)))

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  63. Such a gorgeous look! I think it´s time to take out the colored pants in my closet soon. ;) I don´t make NY resolutions but I try to live my day like it´s the last. :)

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  64. Perfect outfit, your pants is beautiful and I love your bag.

    Happy New Year :)

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  65. Great outfit!!! Love the fur jacket

    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

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  66. eek! Love the coat and belt. I tried on the same pair of pants from Zara but you definitely pulled it off better than me haha.

    xx
    www.starringsamantha.blogspot.com

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  67. thank you for your sweet comments :)
    You look so lovely in all the animal themed pieces!

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  68. Happy New Year Jess =) I wish you the best in 2013 and much blessings!
    I like your boots. I think Nine West have some cool and comfortable shoes. The Bebe jacket does look extremely warm and cozy =D

    http://www.diva-in-me.com

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  69. Hello! First of, I agree with you. Although I don't really believe in New Year's Resolutions, I do believe in changing for the better. As long as you keep trying, you'll be just fine. Also, I like your pants. :)

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog and yes, I would love it if we follow each other. I'm following you now!

    - B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Page

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  70. totally love the pants
    you look stunning <3

    i have just followed your blog
    follow mine if you like it <3
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  71. totally loving the printed pants!! gorgeous!! I have a Chicnova Jewelry giveaway for 3 lucky winners starting 9 Jan..wld love it if you drop by!
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  72. Loooove your outfit!
    xoxo
    Sara from http://liveloveandlaughwithsassa.de/

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  73. Jessica! what an inspiring post...it's so true, we have to do all that is in our power to be our very best each and every day.
    Amazing outfit as always. You look stunning.

    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  74. Cute outfit! Love your look!
    Xx el33ta

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  75. Me encanta el look!
    Te espero en http://enendele.blogspot.com.es/ y espero que te guste y me sigas :)
    Un beso desde las Islas Canarias.
    Anggie

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  76. Love, Love and Love this outfit!!! I also love how you start your posts with your thoughts and things that are happening in your life, xoxo.

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  77. Wow, this outfit is amazing! perfect! [: I especially love the floral pants.


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  78. Hi, its really nice dress, but i would like to buy churdar suits. Please suggest any suitable place to buy.

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  79. I love your pants. So cool! <3

    Check out my blog and follow if you like, dear. :)
    www.destendenciosa.blogspot.com

    Kisses,
    Rebeca B.

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  82. Fab outfit!

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  83. Loving those pants! They're awesome!

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