Twenty Twenty

I started off 2019 essentially running away from life, or at least trying to, by jetting off to Los Angeles to spend time with my sister, escape the Connecticut winter, distance myself from my disheartening job search, and focus my energies on growing the blog.

Needless to say, I did not succeed in running away from anything, except maybe winter, though Los Angeles still proved to be wet and grey, just 20° warmer. I applied to a handful of jobs in LA, I heard back from none. Blog growth crept along as slowly as it always has, though it was delightful to be able to photograph spring outfits in January without risking hypothermia. Perhaps I came home too soon - to a snow storm in early March - or perhaps it was foolish to think that going to California would change anything. I packed all my problems up with me, no wonder my luggage was overweight.

The remainder of the year was spent trying, or intending to try, and do things differently. I still need to do a lot of work, I still need to find the strength to make changes, to work through my fears, and discover where I can find happiness. I hope this year I can get a little bit closer.

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The Rundown
Camel Wrap Sweater Amazon
Jeans Banana Republic similar
Tan Loafers Franco Sarto via DSW
Vintage Beaded Bag Anna Pearl's Curiosities similar
Pearl Hoop Earrings c/o Mejuri
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
 Necklace TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
 Nail Color "Bordeaux" Essie


  1. That sweater looks so cozy!
    I'm sure 2020 will be your year! I have some work to do myself this year, probably finding more clients because current work is a little slow so I'm going to have to face my fears of putting myself out there.

  2. I fully believe you'll get a lot closer to your goals in 2020 - identifying things is often the hardest part of starting to get there and it seems like you've fully engaged with all that, which is empowering (even if it might not always feel like it is).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. That wrap knit looks so cosy, what a fun piece! :)

    I'm sorry your 2019 didn't go as planned but I hope you smash your goals in 2020! I find jobs so tricky, we spend so much of our time there it can really impact us if things aren't going as smoothly as we would like! I'm back to work this week although I really would have enjoyed more time off!

    Thanks for joining the #weekdaywearlinkup :)

    Away From Blue

  4. I love your wrap sweater! It's so flattering on you! I hope 2020 is your year!

  5. The feeling of wanting to run away has always been so strong in me. I'm sorry coming to California wasn't exactly what you hoped for, but at least you can say you tried something new! I'm really hoping 2020 is a great year for you :)

  6. I do hope you find that strength you need L.
    I cannot say much as I am trying to also find my way. I walk miles to realize I am in the same spot. I say I will change things and take a stand, but here I am.
    Hope 2020 is all we wished for.

  7. That's such a chic and flattering wrap sweater on you dear! Love how you styled it with those classic shoes. Really pretty look on you.

    Jessica |

  8. Love the wrap sweater! I hear you! So many uncertainties. But here's to a new year, new goals and exciting new changes!

  9. Ok that top is absolutely gorgeous. I love the wrap detail.

    Xx, Nailil

  10. 2020 is a Leap year, this year will be your year to achieve all of your goals. I love the sweater!

  11. That beaded bag is gorgeous! I love this neutral palette.

  12. how cute is your outfit! happy new year! hope your 2020 is amazing!

  13. Wishing you the very best for 2020, I think it'll be a great year! :)

    Anika |

  14. Thanks for sharing such an honest update! I am glad to know how it went and hope 202 will be a good year for you. We are all works in progress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. Girl i feel this!!!!!! And love the sweater!

  16. I'm obsessed with that camel sweater! The shape is so gorgeous and flattering!