If it weren't for my birthday, January would probably be a dreaded month for me. It's freezing cold, full of unpredictable weather, and just all around one of those months that you have to trudge through to get to more agreeable temperatures. When I was younger we always planned my birthday parties and held our breath. For all we knew, there could be a blizzard that would completely wipe out the plans. A canceled birthday party to a seven year old? The apocalypse.
As I've gotten older, aside from the terrifying weather, January has been a month of planning and goal-setting. Working in a school, I always feel like I get two New Year's celebrations and fresh slates - once in January and again when we resume from summer vacation in August. It's a wonderful little situation. A few of my favorite things this month include lots of fur, sparkly new baubles from my friend Michelle's shop, and embracing the color of the year (how amazing is that edit of Anna Wintour?!). What does your January look like?