February Loves and Intentions for the Month Ahead

I decided to do this post a little different this time around. I used to share favorites pretty frequently, and I used to always share my monthly goals. Well this time around I thought I would combine them in a monthly recap of sorts. However, because I didn’t share any February goals I don’t have those to recap, but that will change going forward. 

Anyway, let’s start with the favorites!

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Paris Sweatshirt Leopard Purse

Sweatshirt | Hair scarf | Leopard Purse | Jeans (similar)

Beauty Favorites 

Colourpop Going Coconuts palette

I’ve been buying a lot of makeup so far this year and most of it has been from Colourpop. The Going Coconuts palette is one of Colourpop’s monochromatic 9 pan palettes in neutral brown shades. 

This palette leans more neutral/cool toned which I think works better for my skin tone. The palette retails for $12 but I’m pretty sure I bought it with a discount because Colourpop does run a lot of sales. 

So far I’ve only used it for very easy minimal looks and it is gorgeous. The shimmers in this palette are just so pretty. I can’t wait to try out a full glam look to really see what this palette can do. 

See more Colourpop favorites here.

Glossier Vinylic Lip in Blow Up

Glossier is another brand that I’ve purchased quite a bit from lately. I hadn’t tried any of the Glossier Play line yet so I decided to grab a few of the products. I’ve really been loving the Vinylic Lip in Blow Up. 

The Vinylic Lip products are like a tinted gloss but with high impact color. They come in a click pen type container with a spongy applicator. The color Blow Up is what I would consider a wearable bright pink. Glossier describes it as candy pink. 

Harry Potter Kindle Edition, Glossier and Colourpop Makeup

Lifestyle Faves

New Girl

I’m going through another New Girl phase. If you’ve never seen the show, it is about a girl named Jess (Zooey Deschanel) who moves in to a loft with three guys. The first two seasons are the absolute best and I’ve rewatched them so many times. After this the show kind of started going downhill but it still has plenty of funny moments. 

Another reason this show is great because of the fashion. Zooey Deschanel just has the best clothes!

Harry Potter

Truth: I’m a bad Harry Potter fan. I absolutely loved the series when I read it and I’m a big fan of the movies too. The thing is I haven’t read the series since the first time I read it, which was in high school. 

I stated rereading the series this month. The first 2 books are free in kindle version if you have amazon prime which is amazing! I’ve actually lost track of my books 1 and 2 so it works out! There is a kindle app so it’s so easy to read on your phone. I’ve been doing this a lot. 

If you don’t already have Amazon Prime you can get a free month to try it out! If you do already have Prime and want to read all of Harry Potter (and a lot of other books) for free, you can do this through Kindle Unlimited!

I’m currently reading Chamber of Secrets which was my least favorite book the first time around. I have to say I haven’t gotten quite as into it as I did with the Sorcerer’s Stone but I’m still trying to keep an open mind. 

The first time I read Harry Potter, book 4, The Goblet of Fire was my favorite. What’s yours?

Fashion Favorite 

Cute Sweatshirts 

Casual Black and White Outfit

Paris Sweatshirt Leopard Purse

Sweatshirt | Hair scarf | Leopard Purse | Jeans (similar)

By this I mean sweatshirts similar to the one I’m wearing here. Sweatshirts that are a little bit girly and more put together looking than the average. 

I love this look because I feel super comfortable without feeling sloppy. I’ve rounded up a few really cute sweatshirts in case you want to get the look to transition into spring!


March Goals

Casual Black and White and Leopard Outfit

I used to share monthly goals all the time and they were usually pretty serious goals. I decided to bring back this series in a more fun way. So instead of just sharing the serious goals I wanted to share some fun things I want to do this month too!

Participate in most of the March Disneybound Challenge

I previously wrote a post about Disneybounding but to sum it up quickly: it’s using clothes you already have, or clothes you can find at the average store, and using them to create a look inspired by a Disney character. I like to participate in this challenge because number 1 I love Disney, but 2. it helps me think a little more creatively about fashion and stretch out of my comfort zone a bit. 

I’m saying that I’ll participate in most of the challenge for a couple of reasons. First, I don’t want to have to buy a bunch of stuff for this challenge, especially stuff that won’t get much use outside of the challenge. So if I can’t pull together a look I won’t. The other reason is because there are a couple of movies I haven’t seen so I’ll be skipping those days. 

If you want to see the challenge list you can find it here on the Disneybound’s instagram account. 

Double February’s blog traffic

February was a pretty good month for me blogging wise. Maybe it doesn’t seem like it because this is only the second post of the month , but there’s been a lot of behind the scenes work happening. And all of this has led to fairly good results that I want to keep up.

I have a week off of work during March so I’m hoping to really get into gear with blog work!

And something new…

In addition to sharing more fun goals (like the Disneybound challenge) I wanted to start sharing a goal we can all work on together. That way we can keep each other accountable throughout the month! Make sure you’re following me on Facebook and instagram because I’ll be doing check ins throughout the month there!

March’s group goal is spring cleaning! And more specifically cleaning out our closets. 

If you want to get involved but don’t need to clean your closet pick another area to clean! And it doesn’t just have to be physical. Work on decluttering your virtual space in your inbox or organizing your computer’s desktop. 

Let me know if you plan to join in! We’ve got a whole month so I think some major progress can be made!


Finally, let me know some of your favorites or goals for the month!


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February Favorites and Goals

Favorite Things February


Linking up with I do Declaire, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Style Splash, and Shelbee on the Edge.

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  1. 3.2.20
    Deborah said:

    I’m rereading Harry Potter this year too! I haven’t read it since high school as well but I really enjoy reading it as an adult – it’s definitely a different experience reading it as a grown-up!

    • 3.3.20
      Emily said:

      It definitely is! There have been times where I’m like, why do you keep looking for trouble?! They’re still so great though.

      • 3.5.20
        Helena Marz said:

        I love how you have goals round up for each month, I am trying to do that myself and sometimes I don’t go through all of my goals in one month. My goal this month to follow one goal at at time and I would like to focus more on my blog/website than on Instagram. I love your sweatshirt by the way! ❤️

        • 3.8.20
          Emily said:

          Thank you! That sounds like such a great goal! I think a lot of us get really caught up with insta but our blogs are so important.

  2. 3.2.20
    Stephanie said:

    I absolutely love reading posts like this. It’s fun to learn more about the blogger through what they were enjoying and what their intentions are with their life and blog in the upcoming months! I need that Colourpop palette really badly. It’s gorgeous! And YES to Harry Potter. Girl, don’t feel bad. I was a wicked Potterhead for years and years, but didn’t read the books until I was 23/24? Sooo you’re totally fine haha! Here’s to rereading them and enjoying all over again. Also LOVING the idea for Disneybounding. Will you be sharing those looks here?

    • 3.3.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! The Colourpop palette is just the best! Probably my favorite that they have released. I’m planning on doing some type of round up post on some of my Disneybound looks later this month!

  3. 3.2.20
    Lily said:

    Can’t go wrong with a cute sweatshirt! I am also loving your darling bag. I actually haven’t purchased anything from ColourPop in SO long…that needs to change asap!

    • 3.3.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! I kind of need to stop buying things from Colourpop! It’s just so cheap and such good quality!

  4. 3.4.20

    I really need the going coconuts palette in my life. ColourPop are my favourite, and their eyeshadows are amazing xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • 3.8.20
      Emily said:

      Yes! It’s such a good palette.

  5. 3.5.20

    Loving this top!! It’s such a classic look. Fabulous!

    • 3.8.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you so much!!

  6. 3.7.20
    Michelle said:

    Emily, your makeup is really on point! I love a look that’s not overdone with a bit of pop on your lips. Your makeup makes me think sassy! What a cute sweatshirt! And a great outfit!


    • 3.8.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! That’s such a compliment! I also love doing a fun lip color.

  7. 3.8.20

    Emily, you have so many great things to share in this post! I have always loved Harry Potter as well but haven’t read it since it was first released. I have the whole set on my bookshelf, it may be worth revisiting all these years later! I am loving your cute sweatshirt, too. Those are the kind of sweatshirts I like as well…with a little girly twist. Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with me!


    • 3.8.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! I’ve really enjoyed rereading Harry Potter all of these years later! You should definitely do it! Thanks for hosting the link up!

  8. 3.9.20

    I love that sweatshirt! The details are so cute. I think spring cleaning is definitely on my list for March too. I am in the process of gearing up to move, so it’s essential! I love the goal of doubling your blog traffic!! Get it, girl!

    • 3.15.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you!!

  9. 3.9.20
    Caitlin said:

    I have not watched New Girl even though I love Zoey D, so I should definitely give it a shot! I wear sweatshirts a lot and this one you have on is so cute! I might need it!

    • 3.15.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! You should definitely check our New Girl. The first two seasons are by far the best but it’s still a fun show all the way through.

  10. 3.9.20
    Whitney said:

    This sweatshirt is so cute! And the pink wall as your background displays it beautifully!

    • 3.17.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you! I was so excited when I found a pink building! I feel like I’ve been looking for one forever! Lol.

  11. 3.10.20

    I love your slogan sweatshirt and animal print bag! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • 3.19.20
      Emily said:

      Thank you!!