New Year, New Resolutions (2014 Edition)

My list for 2014:

  • Build up and maintain unapologetic confidence in my personal and professional life
  • Begin a Masters (again)
  • Commit to maintaining my health in a way that is neither extreme nor sporadic
  • Visit Sola Cafe
  • Learn how to become the best wife I can be
  • Find a job that will aid my journey into the world of fashion supply and development
  • Cook a meal from scratch at least twice a week
  • Continue to post regularly on Sugar & Shine and continually find new ways to improve it
  • Eat more Thai food
  • Be able to do at least 10 consecutive pushups
  • Redevelop my Etsy shop
  • Attend another fashion show
  • Explore Raleigh, NC (especially Cameron Village!)

Some 2013 Favorites:









Happy 2014!


My Favorite Holiday

When it comes to favorite holidays, some jump automatically to Christmas for it’s gifts or the 4th of July for it’s fireworks and barbecues, or even Thanksgiving for it’s beastly feast proportions, but my favorite holiday is New Years Eve.  Though this week has been a bit slow on Sugar & Shine, I’m hoping to inspire you to glam it up this NYE, and really go all out 😉  To best do this, this post is a collection of inspiration and shopping:

DIY confetti poppers via Glitter Guide

Party it up on NYE in this sequin dress from Forever 21.  I love how this dress isn’t your run of the mill, head to toe sequin ensemble.  I might just pick this little dress up this week!


This little bit of inspiration is a perfect example of glam-ing up everyday pieces.  Though it’s fun to buy something new for NYE, it’s also fun to mix and match to create something new and interesting.

This Space46 skirt will translate beautifully from a NYE party to your everyday wardrobe.  PLUS, New Years is a good excuse to finally snag one of these babies to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw!

Why not ditch the sequins this year and pair a metallic piece with a solid?  We all love a beautiful sequin dress, but there’s just something about this metallic skirt that seems like a modern rendition.

This Zara skirt would be perfect for a NYE countdown.  Added bonus: it’s on sale!


P.S. Here’s some extra New Year’s Eve inspiration… you know, just for fun 😉

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