Bring it on, 2015 !

A lot has happened since my last blog post some months ago including Robin Williams dying, Teresa and Joe Giudice being sentenced for major jail time, the 2014 Victoria Secret Fashion Show, gasoline prices dipping below $3 dollars per gallon, a movie with Seth Rogen that caused crazy types of threats to the USA by North Korea (who would have thought?), a yellow lab named Louie that my twin sister got who slobbered and licked his way into my life and (saving the best for last) Ava Jean was born, my beautiful niece and soon-to-be god daughter. Although I haven't been posting on the Average Girl Chronicles (AGC) like a good blogger should, I have been very busy with my flourishing journalism career and tending to Ava who I can't seem to get enough of. In fact, take a gander at my Instagram...the last half dozen pictures are of either Ava or Louie. They are just so cute! Who doesn't like seeing a picture of a newborn or puppy? 

My resolution this year is to be more affectionate to my blog and put as much effort into it as possible because there is something about typing my thoughts and proclaiming them to invisible strangers that I find soothing and worth while. And if I can somehow make money off it, shit, I am an idiot for not making more time for it sooner.

Louie Dog as a puppy! (He's now 8-months-old)
This year, I plan to blog more and talk about it less. Now with the extra money I have from slaving away at both the local newspaper I report for and my waitressing gig, I plan to build my wardrobe to where I have always wanted it to be. Picture a way less expensive version of the very modern Olivia Palermo-style, add some boho-sheek influences and call it Anita's Closet! With the extra money, I have been able to solidify my style more than ever because I am not limited to the clearance rack in the back of H&M. Now, I can shop in the front of the H&M department store. 

With that said, I have many new styles I am rocking now in Rhode Island and would like to share with the rest of the blogosphere. My clothing, however, seems to be a bit of a paradox because of the lack-of-shaped garments I possess being a curvy woman. Traditionally, women like myself do not do well with shapeless garments but for me, it works (and I am still trying to figure out why).  I surprise myself of how nice it looks on my curvy, size-10 body. Lets just say, I have my winter weight on and I have no desire of losing it anytime soon. The Paleo diet haunts my dreams because I know I did well with it in the summer but this is what winter is for, right? Flowy dresses, big sweaters and tights...the most forgiving, somewhat put together outfit available to double-digit sized women. 

For the record, this is my planned outfit for tomorrow's work day at the newsroom and thought it was a perfect example of my shapeless outfits I am drawn too. 

In the near future, I plan on collaborating with a fellow blogger of my caliber, Georgia Kelly, a British style blogger who is awesome! Check out her blog at and stay tuned for our British vs. American style post! 

Anyway, I am looking forward to see what 2015 has in store for me because 2014 was a great year in many ways than one. I moved into my apartment with my five-year boyfriend, I landed a job at a local newspaper as a news reporter, I have grown on many levels because of my recent experiences and am becoming more aware of what is out there for me in the world that I want to jump head first in. Whether it be traveling to Europe (which my twin sister and I have planned for the summer), a bigger job at a bigger media outlet, or an engagement ring... I am excited to find out. 

Cheers to you, 2014 and bring it on 2015 ! 

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