What’s Happening, January?

Happy New Year! Pop the champagne, and queue the music because we have made it into a New Year. If you reading this now, then a few days or so into New Year. After taking a hiatus from blogging and being influencer is was well needed reset to get my head together. Honestly, I have missed. I am on my own terms, or no obligations. I am grateful to be in this space. It is time for me to get back to the blog, and talk about what I love the most, myself and affordable fashion. So what is happening in January? In today’s post I am reflecting, Winter fashion trends, and sharing my own personal goals for the month of January! Let’s get into.

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FASHION BLURB…

What’s happening? What on trend or in style… Especially in January!!

Now I know you maybe saying to yourself, I don’t want to shop for anything, especially after shopping for the holiday. Well, my name is Alayna also know as FashionLayn and FASHION is my game. January is great month and time to be shopping or at least staying within your budget. Sale, Sale, sales. A lot of in store or online sales in the January. This is great time to stay within your budget and grab a few things that you really been wanting. Please note, If you are doing no spending month, that is great too. I am trying my hand out with this If you are shopping around here are some fashion key essentials and trends for the winter season.

In the future, on the blog, I will have more extensive post sharing my favorite winter essentials that you need to have in your closet. Stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, here are some of the most key essential and trends for the Winter months are the following.

WINTER KEY ESSENTIALS MUST HAVES:
  • Wool Coat
  • Sweaters
  • Knee High Boots
  • Faux leather leggings
  • Beanies
  • Cozy loungewear
  • Sweater dresses | Knit dresses

In addition, we can’t forget about what is trending in January! Here are a few pieces that are trending this winter!

  • Half Zip Knits
  • Cloud coats
  • Cargo pants
  • Chunky cable knit sweater
  • Leather trousers
  • Deep Dark jeans
  • Long sleeve winter dresses

You can shop all these pieces on the affordable size. Some of my favorite places to shop these pieces are thrift store, H&M, Amazon, Boohoo, SheIN, and Zara. Where do you like to shop for affordable winter essentials?

What are your winter essentials you are loving so far?

Related: Puffer Coats I Am Loving For The Winter

PERSONAL NOTE/ GOALS

LETS REFLECT FIRST, MADE A LOT OF CHANGES LAST MONTH 🙂

Last month, I took unexpected hiatus from blogging and being an influencer. It was all too much for me to do when I was wondering why stuff kept happening to me. I would feel better for a few days and then something triggering would happen. I realize with the help of my therapist that I was denying my own anxiety. Honestly, it a lot of more things that I didn’t realize came with anxiety. With all of that I was left and shopping for Christmas gifts, I was left exhausted. Constantly worry about thing. I was worry about my new relationship with boyfriend, trying to be perfect. Buy the perfect gift for my loves, being the perfect blogging, and being the perfect self. It all came to head, and tears came flowing. It was at the Dollar Tree where I feel myself about to have anxiety. At the time I thought I was getting sick, but no wonder why I was feeling sick. I was literally driving myself crazy trying to be perfect, and perfection is nonexistent. I was being so unfair to myself in so many ways.

In the year 2022 my mantra is Progress no Perfection. Perfectionism is unfair to place on your shoulder or anyone shoulders. It is impossible to obtained. I want to focus on January of self awareness when I am being unfair to myself in trying to be perfect.

What are you focusing on for the year and the month of January?

IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY MY GOALS ARE…
  1. Read every day Acts of Faith by Iyanla Vanzant. Give myself time to pray and meditate in the morning and at night.
  2. Continue to journal everyday. Be intentional by writing all things good and one thing that made anxious
  3. Work on time management by setting measurable and attainable goals for myself.
  4. When I am feeling stress out at work, take a day off or use my coping skill technique I learn for anxious moments
  5. Improve on following through for myself. Take action and trust in my skillset 
  6. Commit to buying from 1-2 black owned business or donate to organization that benefits the Black community, or the underprivileged once a month.
  7. Say no- stand up for myself.
  8. Remember to be kind to myself, Giving myself grace. Say one thing you love about yourself everyday.
  9. YOUTUBE Continuance. Produce 1 video each week to help grow my channel and influence.

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Music By: Kaytranada feat Tinashe- The Worst of Me

Overall, I am looking forward to having a great January. I have a ton of things to look forward too. My birthday, and blog anniversary. I have a lot of content in the works for you. It going to be great. My focus in January is focus on progress not perfection. When I remember that I know I can get through the tough days. What are you looking forward to this month?


HOW WAS LAST MONTH FOR YOU? WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH? WHAT ARE YOUR JANUARY GOALS?

Share with me in the comment section. Let’s talk about sis!! I hope the month of JANUARY is an amazing month for you.

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