Happy New Year! Those words always represent the start of a new chapter in each of our individual stories, as well as our collective story. They are filled with hope for better and brighter days – something I’m sure we all can get on board with after the year we just experienced. Each of us is filled with dreams and ambitions, and visions of what we imagine the best version of our life looking like. The change of the year is often a time to reflect on where we are in the process of making that a reality, and establishing tangible goals to bring us closer to our destination.

With each year that goes by, I realize how important it is that we savor each moment along the road of our journey. Too often, we get caught up in the everyday routines of things like work, school, taking care of the kids, etc. We plan and plan, and busy ourselves. If we’re not careful, we can get so caught up in planning for all the good things that could be in the future that we forget to stop, breathe, and enjoy the precious moments in the now – the people, the places, and the experiences that are all once in a lifetime. Even in years like the one we just had, there are beautiful moments and wonderful memories.

Sometimes our expression through fashion can represent such tendencies as well. How often have we purchased an item of clothing or an accessory that we absolutely adore, only to store it away in a closet or drawer for some “special occasion?” Every day is meant to be lived with 1000% effort, enthusiasm, and participation.

It’s my hope and prayer that 2021 will be a year of opportunity, filled with health, success, and blessings for each of you. As you step confidently into the new year, may the smile on your face, the style that you express, and the vibrance of energy all around you truly reflect the unique and beautiful woman you truly are!