January 11, 2017 19 Comments

Hope you had a good end to 2016 and a happy new year to all my readers and the Insta family. We are over a week in, so are the resolutions still going strong?
This year I plan on taking codedressed to a few experiments, change-up the blog, focus bit more on petite styles since I am slightly on the petite side of the spectrum, post more on the travel and lifestyle section of blog.

Shoes from Ipposhop

Another decision is to get more personal on the blog. I have always written about my life and my thoughts with the background of lifestyle and outfits, but I have come to realize that I feel the best when I’m expressing more of myself on the blog, and will be doing that by writing about topics I have an opinion about, more personal stories etc. As a first step here, I thought of sharing my first mini to-do list for 2017.

Shoes from Ipposhop

I wouldn’t call them resolutions per-se, since these are really small things I want to add in life. Waking up early has been a struggle since childhood, so this is the year that changes (I think that every year, but since I’m documenting this year on the blog, I hope I actually go through with it). So sleep tight and eat right are gonna be my dual mantras for 2017.
I also hope to travel more. Friends of mine would know how big a role travelling has always played in my life. But 2016 was the first exception in over a decade. Due to a combination of circumstances, I barely traveled last year, and I’m hoping that I can rectify it.

So with a whole bunch of fingers being crossed, let’s take a look at today’s outfit. This post has Topshop pieces from the Nordstrom sale and the cutest and most comfortable booties from Ippo. I am a great fan of boots/heels that are comfortable. Stilettos still give me the shivers, so these ones from Shop Ippo are perfect for me. I so swear these beauties are made for walking.

Shoes from Ipposhop

The Nordstrom half-yearly sale is my favorite sale of the year. Below, are some of my favorites from this year’s sale. Hope you like the ones I have curated, and more importantly, hope you continue having a great week.


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    January 12, 2017

    It will be great to see a blog focusing on petite fashion. I have been looking to follow similar blogs. Cutout on denim skirt is cute and a steal for that price. Love your sale picks
    Happy New year

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    Jennifer Lee Quattrucci

    January 13, 2017

    I’m really glad to hear that you will be writing more about yourself on your blog and I look forward to getting to know you better. My husband and kids and I hope to travel more this year so perhaps I’ll post a bit of that as well. I love this outfit so much and it sounds like a fabulous sale at Nordstrom !

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    Helen Chik

    January 13, 2017

    These are great resolutions hon and I am also going to get more personal on my blog as I find it always shows everyone a different side of you! Also loving this outfit and how you’ve styled it with the red bag!

    Helen xx

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    January 14, 2017

    I’m excited to see more personal posts about yourself as I’m sure your readers will wanna find out more about you as a person 😉 That stripey sweater looks amazing on you btw 😉

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    Thomas Falkenstedt

    January 14, 2017

    I totally need to get to bed a LOT earlier than I do nowadays as well as wake up early. It’s hard to change that pattern though and it’s nearly 3 am when I’m writing this, so doesn’t look good at the moment, haha.
    Also love the fact that you’re going to be more personal and opinionated on the blog! 🙂


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    Open Kloset By Karina

    January 15, 2017

    Hey Love,
    Happy 2017:)
    So Beautiful Look, your Skirt is so Unique, always wanted something similar:)
    Really Loved your Post and your Resolutions:) I always plan my 2017 and trying to Focus what I really Want:)
    Love Kisss
    Open Kloset By Karina

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    January 15, 2017

    It is really great that made a decision what exactly you want to do for blogging life. I like see your style but also read personal stuff, because it lets you know better


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    January 17, 2017

    Happy 2017 Anju, I really love your post and your look!! And looking forward to getting to know you better. 🙂
    loads of love,,!!
    Chayani| http://www.priyaniflyingbirds.com

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    Michelle @LeHoarder.com

    January 17, 2017

    I would love to travel more too. Unfortunately I can’t with three small kids. In my 20s I went out and saw the world – can’t wait till they are grown (or just a little bigger) so I can do it again 🙂 Super cute look! Did you cut the jeans skirt yourself? LOVE!


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    January 17, 2017

    These are all great babe! I’m looking forward to your future posts. I want to travel more too. xx

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    January 17, 2017

    I love that top it’s so pretty!!! and I love the idea of getting more personal with your blog posts moving forward. As one of your audience, I love to read more about your personal life, your travel plans, to see your photo diary moving into 2017!

    PS: I just realised that we have the same blog template =)

    xx, Jessie

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    The Mermaid Fashion

    January 18, 2017

    hello dear!!
    I love to read similar psot whe ,smeone talkabout her resolutions and focuses.Is so inspiring for me. You’re outfit is pretty cool.
    I’m using the prep-oil from Mac what are you linked under the post is fantastic to put under th emakeup or under your daily skin routine.

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    January 18, 2017

    I love all the picks you included in the sale and I am so adoring your sweater! I love pieces that I don’t see everywhere! Super gorgeous! I hope you get the chance to travel more this year and hope you’re having a beautiful week!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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    January 18, 2017

    Nordstrom sales are always the best! I always score so many great things during these promotions!

    I love how you styled this chic denim skirt — it’s so adorable! Love your burgundy bag so much!


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    Darlene Anderson

    January 18, 2017

    I wish I could say the same here in Canada about Nordstrom Sale, but sadly we don’t really have a great sale here. I adore your style on this post. so simple yet so bold! I love it


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    Brown Eyed Toast

    January 19, 2017

    So great to hear you will share more personal topics on here! And I’m with you on getting up early as well. I’m such a night owl that my sleep schedule gets so messed up, definitely need to fix this in the new year! Also, I”m obsessed with your look babe! That ruffle sweater is the cutest, and those booties definitely look so chic and comfortable. Looking forward to checking out more of your Nordstrom sale choices!!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

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    January 19, 2017

    This is such a cute look, i love the whole look <3

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    January 31, 2017

    Eagerly looking forward to more travel posts 🙂

    Tanvi || The Duskess

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    May 12, 2017

    Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.

    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new