Outfit details: Forever 21 dress (old), vintage slip and knit cape, Nordstrom rack hat, Tory Burch heels, Asos sunglasses.

Enjoying a sunny Florida afternoon with coffee and a book (currently brushing up on some Vonnegut). I love this outfit because when the sun shines just right, you get the slightest glimpse of this amazing 1940s lace slip.

I'm taking these few days before the start of Spring Semester to recharge and focus on my goals for 2017. I had a New Year's Day picnic with Kristina on Sunday, where we drank champagne and wrote "intention letters" to our future selves.

I was recently re-reading Dale Carnegie, and this quote stuck in my mind

Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal.

Keep your goals front and center in your life. A new year is always full of great promise and possibilities, and I wish you good luck in achieving your dreams.