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Goodbye 2013

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To say the very least, 2013 has been a crazy year. In my non-blog related world i’ve moved across the country, started a new job, made new best friends, been a bridesmaid, visited China, and much more. With this, ThePearShape has grown tremendously! We have pranced around with Hard Tail, posed in swimsuits with Freya, skied in Tahoe with Joules, and gotten fancy with SoleSociety. This blog has brought me so much joy, a creative outlet when times got tough, and lasting friendships in a new and scary city. However, most of all it has brought me readers that have touched my heart every day. Your kind words, support, generosity and love have meant more to me than you could ever know. I can’t wait for all that 2014 will bring and am truly happy to have you on this journey with me.

A look back at some of my favorites from 2013 (2012 look back HERE)…

ted baker

Ted Baker Peplum

rachel zoe

Rachel Zoe Sweater

alice and olivia

Alice and Olivia Floral

zara draped knit

Zara Draped Knit

first pearshape purchase

Pearshape Purchase from Anthropologie

sweater dress

Sweater Dress

pattern mixing

Pattern Mixing

pegged jeans

Pegged Jeans

all blue

All Blue

Wishing you a safe and wonderful New Year! I couldn’t love you all more. <3

Blog Resolutions: 2014

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Photo from October 2012

Part of what I do for myself around the new year is reflect on the year before, and mentally think of ways to improve myself moving forward. It is a really therapeutic personal practice, and one that has helped me grow as an individual tremendously. I want to adopt this practice for my blog specifically, looking back at the last year and making “resolutions” of sorts for the year to come. While I don’t like the word “resolution” (it brings with it too much pressure and expectation for my taste), I always think it’s healthy to have goals. So, with that said, here are a few things i’m hoping to accomplish for ThePearShape in 2014:

1. Redesign the blog: While I LOVE the design I have now (thanks Cesar, love!) I think the blog could use an update from the inside out. I want to find a way to better display my pearshape resources page to make all of my tips more easily accessible to all of you. If you know of any amazing designers, please send them my way!

2. Be more honest: I try and keep this blog pretty open and honest when it comes to clothing reviews, but I want to strive to be even more forthcoming about those outfits that are total duds, and those days when I look not so hot. I think it brings some realness to the pearshaped woman, and allows you all to see that i’m truly just an average girl with some pretty nasty days. Furthermore, I hope to do more posts about my weight struggles and eating habits, as it has been highly requested.

3. Get more into video: I dabbled in video in 2013 but quickly stopped because i’m such a perfectionist. I’m not a master video editor and it bothered me to look back and see things i’d now fix. I want to invest more time into learning video-editing softwares and truly put out some fun content.

Stay tuned for a full recap of 2013 and some of my favorite outfits of the year coming at you tomorrow. But a bit prematurely: thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your emails, tweets, messages and comments constantly encouraging me to continue on this blogging journey. This space has brought me such joy, and I have all of you to thank for that. Truly, thank you.

Minted

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I’m having a moment with printed things. All of a sudden i’m buying cards to hand-write and send to friends and thinking about prints to finally decorate our apartment (we’ve only lived here a year…oops!). The appreciation my close friends have shown for the cards they have received is making me want to find more reasons to send hand-written notes. New Years? Valentines Day? First Day of Spring? I’ll be all over it. Minted has an adorable collection of prints for our own and cards for friends that i’m loving. I kind of even love the idea of using some of their New Years cards for decoration, they’re that cute.

I’d love to know where you shop for your art. Your cards? Thoughts on keeping things gender neutral? (You’re welcome Cesar, my love).

This post was sponsored by Minted. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love, that support my shopping addiction. You know, we all benefit!

Christmas in Tahoe 2013

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Cesar and I are not ones for celebrating, especially Christmas. Growing up jewish it has little significance for me, and I have few memories associated with it, and it doesn’t have the fondest memories for Cesar, so this year I decided to plan a little getaway for us. Spend a few days out of the city, in the mountains doing something fun. So off to Tahoe we went and skied the day away!

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As you can imagine, I am the world’s worst skier. Literally. I am terrified of ski lifts (hate the heights), fall all over the place and am the biggest wuss. On the opposite note, this was Cesar’s second time ever skiing and he is literally a prodigy. Went down crazy hills on his second run and nailed it.

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While we had a great time on the mountain, I most loved the beauty that lives in Tahoe. The gorgeous snow, beautiful sky and amazing trees, I was in heaven. But the best part of all was spending some quality time with a guy that I love with my whole heart.

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Until next year, Tahoe. I’m thinking you’ll be a tradition. I hope all of you had a wonderfully fantastic Christmas! I couldn’t love you more.

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