Plaid Shirt + Boyfriend Jeans

SHIRT // H&M - old (similar) -- VEST // Miss Guided (similar) -- JEANS // Target (similar) -- SHOES // ZARA -- SUNNIES // Ray Ban -- NECKLACE // Forever 21 (similar)

all photos by Kaye McCoy for Mattieologie

Happy New Year, lovers! Hope everyone brought in 2016 safe and sound ready to take the next 12 months by storm.

You know, the other my assistant made fun of me for some of my past outfits. "You love you some boyfriend jeans and those mirrored aviators." I really do. But it's important to try new things, which I've tried to do in the last quarter of 2015 with all my looks. But that's a great lesson for life in general.

After we laughed, I got to thinking. I really do like certain pieces - boyfriend jeans & aviators, for sure - they just make me feel like me. As I enter 2016, I don't know if it's because I'm in my thirties now or maybe even because I'm a mom, but I've never felt more like myself. More importantly, I've never been more dedicated to becoming a better version of myself. Each and everyday this year, I just want to intentionally - with consistent and targeted efforts - get closer to becoming the woman I've always wanted to be.

So, yeah. I may wear boyfriend jeans and aviator sunnies more often than not. But as long as I make it look better than I did before, I see no wrong in it. Doing the same thing over and over while never getting better is predictability. But doing something similar regularly while raising the bar each time is consistency.

I've decided to have the audacity to be consistent this year in all aspects of my life. Consistent to the point of blowing every goal I have out of the water. So consistent, that the people around me have no choice but to raise the bar for themselves as well.

What are you going to have the audacity to do in 2016?