2018: goals, wishlist and more

There is nothing more exciting than a new start, a clean slate where you can draw and write anything you want. We are so incredibly lucky to get one every 365 days and I think more people should take the time to actually reflect on this. We all need direction in our life and because of how busy hectic most of our days are, we can lose track of where we're going and on the long run this can only bring us down and make us feel unhappy with our lives.
My advice to you is to sit down in front of a sheet of paper (or surrounded by all the things that you got last year and that you've worked so hard for, like I did here) and think of all the things that make you happy. Write them down and do your best to tick everything off that list this year. I can be anything, from spending more time with your friends and family, to getting a new bag or pair of shoes, to getting a new puppy (and if you can't get an actual dog just volunteer at your local shelter! They're always looking for people to walk dogs. You'll be making a lil pup's day and he'll be making yours :) ).


This year is the first time my wishlist has barely any material things in it: I used to lust over so many trendy bags and amazing shoes but when I think about it, those things, while still absolutely beautiful, don't add a lot to my everyday life. Instead, what makes me smile is going to brunch with my girlfriends (especially Yana from @MissYanaCherie), taking pictures for you guys, reading books and travelling. So I joined a book club (and you should join us too!), I already booked 4 trips for this year (and will probably book a few more tbh) and I'm trying to put together some cool and fun content for all of you guys!

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Chanel Brooch - Diptyque Candle - Christian Louboutin So Kates - Dior J'Adior Pumps - Cartier Trinity Bracelet and Love Ring - Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps - Prada Cahier Buckle mini Bag

You can do literally anything you set your heart to, you just need to take the first step. I hope you all make 2018 your BEST year yet! What are some of yours goals and wishes?

How to create the perfect wishlist

Every season or so I like to think about what I would like to add to my wardrobe and jewelry collection. I analyze trends and with a little help from polyvore I create wishlist sets that keep me focused while shopping. I am a huge fan of shopping of course and I am the first person that impulse-shops and gets distracted by deals seemingly too good to pass and I sometimes end up buying items that I wasn't really lusting over, that just keep me away from my wishlist goals.

Instead, when I create these wishlists I can always be reminded of all the beautiful things I really want and can focus all my energy to acquiring those.
These are also great to pass on to friends and family so that you are assured you will receive things you like for your birthday or during the holidays!
Of course I never expect to be able to buy every single item on my wishlist, but I still enjoy simply creating these sets and lusting over them!

This is the last wishlist I created, back in the spring.

So today I wanted to share with you all a few tips on how to create the perfect wishlist:
- First of organize your wishes into categories: make up, beauty, home decor, clothing, jewelry, shoes, etc. so you won't forget anything important;
- For every category try to think about maximum 5 items that you really would want to acquire soon. Study current trends and narrow down your list to items you researched and know they will be good for you. I think it's extremely important to include less expensive but equally cute little items to your wishlist set so that people won't be forced to only buy extremely expensive gifts;
- Third go on www.polyvore.com and create an account (if you don't have one already!) and start creating your set.
- I like to start my set by the title (you can call it "birthday wishlist" or "fall wishlist" or anything else you'd like!) and then I add some cute little drawings (a heart there, a star here, anything that can make the picture look a little cuter);
- After that it's time to start adding your items! Polyvore has a Fashion and a Home tab where you can navigate into specific tabs ("beauty", "jewelry", "tops", "skirts", "makeup", etc.) or directly search for specific things by typing in the brand and the category;
- I think it's very important to add a description of each item next to it if you are going to screenshot your wishlist set and send it out to people because not everyone is as familiar to your wishlist as you are! But you could also just send people the link of your published set on the Polyvore website where every item is interactive and you can see the price and all the info just by hovering over it with your mouse.

I have been using this wishlist methodology for a couple of years now and I must say that I am very happy with it because it helps me maintain my focus and motivates me to work for what i want!

And now a few shots of items that I actually was able to get my hands on!

The soft and furry rug from IKEA and these adorable owl and macaron lip balms from Forever 21, just the kind of knick knacks I love!

These beautiful Chanel coffee table books that go so well with my DIY Press for Chanel frame! (tutorial here)

The gorgeous Kate Spade 2016 planner, the NARS lip pencils and another one of my obsessions, cute jewelry dishes!

How about you? what is on your wishlist right now?