January 2, 2013

New Year's Day

Happy New Year! Ever since I can remember I've always been a big fan of starting a fresh year, and the beginning of 2013 feels no different. Although my day started off a little rough, the evening sure redeemed itself. Scott took me out for coffee and pastries at one of our favorite local shops, Cartel Coffee in Tempe. Recently, the shop opened up a new addition (a bar + more sitting space) and we enjoyed being able to check it out during non-bar hours (seriously, there is SO much more room to this once teeny, tiny coffee shop). We sipped the best pour-overs, and munched on yummy pastries (Scott had a butterscotch cookie, and I had a orange cranberry muffin). We also snapped "just for fun" pictures, and talked a little about the new year and possible resolutions (Scott doesn't really believe in them, but I still like to make some on my own).

After we finished our pastries we took a walk through one of our favorite old neighborhoods. It was a bit breezy (and icy) outside, but it felt good to get out and enjoy the cold, the winter light, and a little hand-holding to keep our fingers warm (it's a bit of a joke, but I usually have icicle/death hands during the winter months - they never seem to warm up!).

This coffee date/chilly walk was exactly what I needed to start off the new year. I still have a hard time believe it's 2013, but I'm excited for the opportunities/prospects that the year holds. I have a feeling 2013 is going to be our year!

Outfit details:
Hat: DC
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shirt: Levi's
Purse: Coach
Jeans: Levi's
Boots: Vince Camuto

How did you spend the first day of the new year? Did you make any resolutions?

-Chelsea xo


  1. Sounds like a great first day!

    My day was being really exhausted and cleaning! :(

    I tried to go out partying, but I regret it now! Next year rather then a midnight party I am going to celebrate the new year by getting up early, making a huge breakfast, and watching the sun rise.

  2. Hey miss, you look so darn cute! Your day sounds like a TON of fun! And holy mollllly, I am in LOVE with those boots!! Wow wow wow!!

  3. So fun!! I love that Scott doesn't believe in resolutions! Ha ha!

  4. I spent it cozying up with Kevin at home. It was lovely. I love you two together. I love how you make these dates little adventures. It so obvious how much you adore each other! :)

  5. Your outfit looks so warm and cozy, and I have the same problem with my hands - they never warm up, no matter what.
    I spent my New Year's Day snuggled up in bed with a hot cup of chai tea and Prison Break on Netflix. It was glorious.


  6. I just love that chunky hat on you! so dreamy! and that bag looks like the perfect running around town bag! New years day was pretty awesome, just coffee with my boyfriend and finishing work on knitting a new hat.

  7. How nice!!

    Valentina Duracinsky