Week 1 of 101 in 1001

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I’m excited to announce that I have completed 8 goals this week! (read as: I’m an overachiever and wanted to start off with a bang. Following is a report on those goals and updates on how this is going.

#54: Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find. This was hard only because I had to pick the book, and it really was an easy decision. I went with The Book Thief because it is my favorite. I wrote a small note on a piece of paper and I’m going to leave it in the copy at the library for someone to find! (See bottom picture in collage)

#57: Write a letter to myself to open when the 1001 days is over. This was actually kind of fun to do. It was cool to think about where I will be in December 2016 and imagine what I will be doing. I wrote things that I wanted to remember. Things that God is doing in my life, things that I have been learning and experiences that I am going through. I wrote it to be encouraging and hopeful. I’m looking forward to reading it again. (See top picture in collage)

#58: Start a Bullet Journal. I LOVE THIS. I am so glad that one of my sleepless nights recently led me to discover Bullet Journals. This system of journaling is so easy to use and it cuts down on my ridiculous amount of journals that I keep. I have been using it as my planner and to-do list, and I have also been keeping track of this challenge in it! It’s lovely. I use a Moleskin that I’ve decorated with some washi tape and a black pen. So simple. So wonderful. I love it.

#60: Complete 7 goals in one week. Let’s be real. This is why I did so many goals this week.

#69: Clear out my email inbox. This was surprisingly easy to do. I just sat down one day and deleted and filed away. So mindless and so satisfying. A win win.

#72: Write a “if anything happens to me” letter. Having just experienced the death of my father, this task was really important to me. Life is short and anything can happen. Just last night, I witnessed a car accident, luckily no one was hurt, but it got me thinking…why wait? So I wrote this letter. It’s in my Bullet Journal, so it should be easy to find. The main thing I wanted to get across to those who will read it is that I am confident in Christ and in all circumstances I know that He has got me in the palm of His hand.

#73: Blog about 101 in 1001. I did this last Saturday! And also today! My hope is to blog regularly about my progress on this challenge, so it’s one in progress, but I did do it. 🙂

#76: Subscribe to a magazine that I love. It’s hard to describe my obsession with fashion and beautiful things. I have wanted a Vogue subscription f.o.r.e.v.e.r but have never gotten around to it. Well, now I have! So excited to receive the first issue in a couple weeks.

Well, there is my first week. If you look back to my first post, you’ll notice that most of these are in the For Me section. I’m hoping to branch out into other areas soon. This challenge so far has been so fun. It gives me something to put on my to-do list besides papers and school assignments, so it gives me something to look forward to. I hope this gives you a little insight into my 101 in 1001. I always appreciate questions or comments or advice!

Blessings,

Brianna

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Button-up Shirts…

…are my favorite item of clothing right now. They can be put with everything!

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Shirt – Liz Claiborne Collection (Stolen/borrowed from my mother’s closet) * Skirt – Caprette San Francisco (Estate Sale) * Belt – Gift from grandmother * Bracelet – DIY * Shoes – Urban Outfitters

This is one of those outfits that I simply agonized over but once I made my decision I was sure it was the right one. It was one of those outfits that I walked out the door and felt confident instead of insecure about what I was wearing. That is always the challenge when playing in the world of fashion, especially fashion blogging. You never know when something is going to work. Luckily, this outfit did!

(Bracelet/necklace DIY coming soon)

Scarf DIY

Last school year I was the chaplain of my high school girls choir. The girls had a challenge from me to memorize Psalm 146 and whoever said it to me the most weeks out of the year would get a prize. I racked my brain for a long time until finally a week and a half before I needed to give the prize out, I finally knew what I was going to do. My sister had made this scarf DIY for my other sister and I decided to do the same for the choir girls! I used a white scarf from Target and a Marvy Uchida Fabric Marker to make this scarf and the girl who won it absolutely loved it! Here are some pictures from the process. Enjoy!

Wednesday

Shirt – Target * Cover – Target * Jeans – American Eagle

Since I have started this blog I have noticed that I don’t wear jewelry often. So I think that is something that I want to start doing more. I see so many bloggers, The Glamourai in particular, wear such amazing jewelry and it really just makes their whole outfit pop. When taking these pictures I didn’t even have shoes on, so jewelry wasn’t my top priority. This outfit was perfect for the day though I spent most of it inside doing schoolwork. When I went out later in the day I threw on my coat from Delia*s because the wind while riding my bike was awful. When I got inside my hands were like icicles. But while in the sun the weather was actually quite nice. We are truly spoiled here in sunny San Diego compared to everyone else who has snow and a real winter.