12 Months of Resolutions: November (And October Revisited)

Every month I've been doing a different resolution in the hopes that they'll stick. 
Some have been really successful, and some deserve a second (or third) chance.
See past resolutions here.

October was my self-proclaimed Birthday Month, and I wanted to really step out of my comfort zone and say YES to everything that came my way. How'd I do?

Grade: B+
Notes: Although I ramble on here, I'm really shy until you get to know me. But the shyness really holds me back from opportunities sometimes, and this month I wanted to change that. While not nearly enough opportunities came for me to say YES to, I did a few things that are unlike me. Here are some of the things I did:
  • Jumped into a parade
  • Sang karaoke in front of a crowd on my birthday
  • Crashed a wedding*
  • Posted pics of myself on the blog
*When I was in Philly, I totally crashed a wedding for about a minute. The wedding was in my hotel, a black-tie affair. I was in a sweater and jeans but grabbed a mustache on a stick and waltzed right in...and then shortly waltzed right out. On the plane home, the guy next to me was at the wedding! Luckily he didn't see me. ;)

Would I do this again? 
Yes! I am still struggling with seeing myself on the blog. I'm definitely not a style blogger, and this isn't a style blog, although I pretend to play one on Tuesdays! I was disappointed for not posting more of me, but as each week goes by, I get a little more confident. And I'm trying to accept compliments too.

For November, I'm listing and sharing my thankfulness every single day. Even on our darkest days, we are truly, truly lucky and have every reason to be thankful.

What's something you did to step out of your comfort zone?

There will be TWO winners!


  1. Gosh... I can't think of one thing I did to step out of my comfort zone this month. It was pretty safe for me but I will get back in the game. ;) cheers to your adventures. xoxo

  2. My biggest thing right now for stepping out of my comfort zone is relocating. It's scary and stressful but I know it's well worth it. Love that you "crashed" a wedding! That is awesome :)

  3. Your blog is charming!
    Keep going, so much inspiration ....

  4. I like seeing a little bit of you on the blog - especially with the hair and makeup tutorials, it's nice to see how they actually turn out. Besides that, you're so pretty and have some seriously amazing hair.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  5. i decided to do a masters in communications to get out of the comfort zone.. i'm finishing it now! love seeing pictures of yourself on the blog, so get use to it please! hahaha


  6. I need to work on stepping outside my comfort zone as well. I remember the first time I posted pictures of myself on the blog, man that was scary to me so I get it. I have totally loved seeing you on the blog with all the great tips - keep up the great work!

  7. I think those are big steps you took! I don't know if I could do karaoke unfront of a crowd. That would be scary! :) Hilarious about the wedding. ;)

  8. Yay for putting yourself out there more! Hope you continue to show yourself more on the blog: you're gorgeous!

  9. That's a really great idea! I hate stepping out of my comfort zone; I'm pretty quiet. Sometimes speaking out is really stepping out for me.

  10. couldn't agree more about sharing gratitude in November. It's a wonderful constant reminder!

  11. Good job Elle. Love seeing your photos in the blog. Way to keep your resolutions!

  12. I'm not a style blogger either and I always feel a bit weird posting pics of myself on my blog. I totally know how it feels!

  13. You crashed a wedding wearing a mustache on a stick? That deserves an A+ in my book!!

  14. I've been sort of working on that too, at least I have to in my theatre class.
    Good job on it though!

    PS - the mustache is a look to keep!

  15. I love your 12 months of resolutions. I might just have to steal this idea this coming year :)

  16. You should show us your pretty face more often! : )

  17. i love this 12 months of resolutions idea! i may steal it for next year ;) i always need goals & resolutions to keep myself on task.

    i love all the things you did to step out of your comfort zone - and i definitely relate with being nervous to put pictures of myself up on my blog. but i do it because it's what i like to see out of other blogs - more about the person writing!

    great post! looking forward to reading more about your resolutions :) good luck with them!

  18. i rarely post photos of myself on my blog too. which is funny since it's my personal blog, but i'm certainly not a style blogger either and so i never think of posting photos. or i never take any photos.

  19. Good for for stepping out of your comfort zone! Isn't it exciting? Singing karaoke in front of a crowd is something I can't imagine myself doing. :) Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  20. Yaaayyyyy, birthday months!!!! :)
    I love stepping outside of my comfort zone once in a while. It gives me an adrenaline rush.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  21. cute post! Love the update;)


  22. Sounds like you got out there and did some pretty utsy stuff- good for you!!

  23. Hooray for you going out of your comfort zone! I know how tough it can be if you are shy to put your face on your blog (that's why I wear sunglasses so much) so kudos to you for being brave (you're gorgeous btw!) Love that you crashed a wedding :)

  24. Great post - loved hearing about your things :)

  25. what a great resolution!! that mustache picture is too funny :)

  26. So great that you are trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone. I stepped out of my comfort zone recently and said "no" to a request from my boss. It felt good! Heather

  27. Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone! I'm super impressed!

  28. You've done so well! Good on you! I did a few things this month to step out of my comfort zone and I hope to share them on my blog soon :) And it is great seeing you here on the blog!

  29. That's a really cute idea.

    Life drawing with a nude male model...that was pretty awkward

    Bright Green Laces

  30. you've got a great blog! love it! kisses from spain


  31. I'd love to see an outfit post from you once a week! As crazy as this sounds, I don't really branch out of comfort zone....

  32. Such a great question no matter how old or young, stepping out of the comfort zone is so important! I just started a second street style blog and am out photgraphing strangers every day--it's been quite a wild ride lately!

    xo Mary Jo

  33. Hey Elle!

    Does that make you a fellow Scorpio too?

    I love that you crashed a wedding with a tache - what5 a bold move!

    I think you're making the most of the good life, so keep doin' your thang.

    sorry it's taken me forever to get back into blogosphere - thanks for stopping by my way!

  34. I have a hard time stepping out of my comfort zone - something I really want to improve on especially with work.

  35. I think stepping out of our comfort zone is something that we can all do a bit more of! And good for you for saying YES more. That's awesome.

    I think the biggest step out of my comfort zone was moving to Australia by myself!

    And a time I wish I HAD stepped out of my comfort zone was I had the opportunity to take a train from Calcutta to Dehli and I said no. I wish I had gone

  36. Woohoo! I think you did a great job with your resolution!! And the November one is a great thing to do :D

  37. That's a pretty awesome resolution. Sounds like fun! I say you get an A+ for the adventurous stuff you did!

  38. I'm not just a style blogger but I think part of the reason why I blog is to scrap book... and that includes a ton of pictures of me!

    Plus, you're adorable. If you have recs to drugstore blushes, I'd appreciate it. I just brought a few ELF ones.

  39. Awww. Don't be hard on yourself...it's hard to see yourself in the public eye. I'm not a fan of seeing myself either...paper mustaches help! xo

  40. I love seeing you in the blog! esp with your hair tutorials!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  41. Elle, you've done a wonderful job girl! You're taking it a little bit at a time. That's what I usually do! When eShakti asked me to model an outfit, I went into shock mode. I never model on here and you're asking me to model a dress and I'm plus sized! HAHAHA But I put my fears away, and gave it all I got. I've gotten some sales because of my post. That made me feel so good! Someone noticed. It brought up my confidence. Have a great evening and continue working on those goals. :D

  42. I enjoyed reading your post :) Doing a different resolution each month sounds wonderful. I've never tried it, but will do! Thank you for sharing :) -akiko


  43. This post is funny, because I always saw your blog as a fashion/beauty blog. You really do have a great eye. Plus your tutorials really break it down. I would love to see some vlogs in the future:)


  44. Sweet! I should try this...totally not a huge risk taker. Yes Man much?


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