New Years Resolutions

Hello Loves,

I hope you all had a fabulous New Years, and are fully recovered! I spent this weekend recovering from an amazing end to 2015 by binge watching the Netflix crime show ‘Making A Murderer’… is anyone else hooked? It’s addictive!

But anyway back to the blog… It wouldn’t be the start to a New Year without a good old New Years resolution post. At the start of each year I normally give myself five resolutions, however fail all of them within the first month. So to not set myself up for disaster I have narrowed it down to my top three quality resolutions.


Workout more:

Although this might be a a typicalย  resolution with the count down to my BEACH wedding ticking more rapidly than ever, getting myself not only physical but emotional shape is important. Unfortunately there is no magic pill for cellulite. After chatting with some friends they have convinced me to try out Yoga (I kinda hate Yoga, but it’s a fresh start and I’m happy to try) as this would be the best thing to prepare for the big day.

Socialize more:

Being out of school and working mainly from home in a brand new city makes it very easy to isolate myself from the world and everyone in it… which is not something I enjoy. I plan to break out of my shell and socialize more by joining various classes (this is where yoga also comes in handy) in my local area. I also plan to take advantage of this amazing network of bloggers and the friends that I have made on this journey… get ready for a number of amazing brunches blogger friends!

Eat clean:

In 2015 I shocked myself by sticking to my ‘vegetarian’ diet … I highlight the word vegetarian as to be honest I am not purely veg. From Monday – Saturday I am on a strict vegetarian diet but on Sundays I eat a meat dinner (fish or chicken). Although I slipped off the nutrition path during this Christmas time (I can’t say no to Mummy’s home cooking) I plan to jump right back on the clean eating bandwagon.

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Sweater: Soleil Cashmere Pants:BDG

Do you have a New Years resolution? I would love to know what you have planned for 2016!

P.S how perfect would this sweater be for Valentines day?!… Pretty darn perfect if you ask me! Its so soft and can be dressed up with a cute skirt, or wear it like I did with a pair of jeans.

The Heart Sweater is available at:

Layover Boutique

903 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5

Photography by the talented: Veronika Kovecses

xoxo Fil





  1. January 4, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I love all your resolutions. I agree that I also need to try to socialize more myself. It is so easy to get stuck in your ways. I also need to eat better. I love your sweater. I agree that it is perfect for Valentine’s day. I wish you a wonderful 2016!


    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thank you Kathy! Right it can be so difficult, especially being a blogger we become enclosed… oh well best of luck to both of us, cheers to 2016! xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Thanks Irene! Yes eating clean is major and thankfully it’s becoming easier for us to do so with the introduction of health conscious products in our local groceries. Happy 2016 x

  2. January 4, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Working out more is a great one! I started getting fit in 2012 and I haven’t looked back. Go for it ๐Ÿ™‚ Laura x

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Congratulations! That’s an accomplishment… it’s hard to keep up with staying fit. I hope my story becomes like yours. Happy 2016 x

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you Charesa… Unfortunately I can’t take credit for the layout that’s all thanks to my fabulous husband to be. Happy 2016 xxx

  3. January 4, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I am all for working out more as well! You should try to pair up with some buddies – you can combine your socializing and fitness goals in one go. Also, having accountability does wonders for motivating you to stick to your exercise goals. Yoga’s a great place to start! x

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      That’s actually a great idea Alyse! That way you find like minded people that you are destined to get along with… great idea… thanks! Happy 2016 xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Thanks Tanya! I’m going to try my best. Happy 2016 xxx

  4. January 4, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    These are great resolutions! Now that I work from home, fitness classes have become more important than ever as a way to stay in shape and get out of the house. Definitely give yoga another try. It took a while for it to “click” for me, but it’s such a great workout. Good luck with your goals in the New Year!

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks Vanessa, that’s what people tell me you just have to get over the hump and into a routine with it. I will try my best I am pretty determined this time round! Happy 2016 xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 4:04 pm

      Haha it was very yum! Happy 2016 xxx

  5. January 4, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Sounds like some great goals and you are off to good start with that yummy smoothie!
    Happy 2016!
    Dresses & Denim

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks Carly, I sure am trying … so far so good! Keeping my fingers crossed it carries on. Happy 2016 xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks Itzel! Happy 2016 xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      Thanks x

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      Good for you! Good luck to us both! Happy 2016 x

  6. January 4, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    That sweater is great! I just want to engage more with my community on and offline and build real friendships. That’s the main goal!


    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      That sounds like a great goal
      Monika… Good luck to the both of us! Happy 2016 x

    • filipajackson
      January 4, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much x

    • filipajackson
      January 5, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Trang! Happy 2016 xxx

  7. January 5, 2016 / 4:22 am

    i think these three goals are really good ones. I definitely want to try to actually start (and stick to!) a regular work out schedule! I am going to start with just once a week and then slowly try to introduce a second day as well into the week until I am finally working out 3 times a week. Once things become routine, they are no longer work, so hopefully it sticks! Love these photos of you as well – you look stunning and that smoothie looks amazing! Good luck with eating healthy and socializing more too!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • filipajackson
      January 5, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks Rae, I think that is a fantastic idea… it is easy to overdo working out and then you get upset quicker when you don’t see results as fast as you had hoped. I might take a page out of your book on this! Happy 2016 xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 5, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you Marianna… It’s Soleil Cashmere. Happy 2016 xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 5, 2016 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks Maggie, Happy 2016 xxx

  8. Konstantina Antoniadou
    January 5, 2016 / 9:17 am

    Eating clean is definitely something I need to try for myself too.Great post and photos !

    • filipajackson
      January 5, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Yes thank you I think eating clean is the main thing as it has a major effect on everything in your life… you become more energized, fit, skin glows etc… I wish you luck on your journey. Happy 2016 xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 6, 2016 / 10:20 am

      Aww thank you Valerie! Happy 2016 darling xxx

    • filipajackson
      January 6, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Thanks darling… I don’t know why I can’t get into Yoga, I mean literally the whole World loves Yoga… guess it just takes time. HAPPY 2016 XXX

    • filipajackson
      January 6, 2016 / 10:18 am

      Yeah I think socializing is a big thing among us bloggers, we seem to get ourselves into a routine. Thanks for commenting! Happy 2016 xxx

  9. January 6, 2016 / 9:34 am

    I’m obsessed with your pretty face girl. You remind me of a beauty queen. You are amazing! Love your New Year resolution, thanks for sharing!
    much love, Len

    • filipajackson
      January 6, 2016 / 10:16 am

      Aw Len that’s so sweet!!! I’ve never been called a beauty queen before! YAY!.. Happy 2016 my love xxx

  10. January 6, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Your clean eating sounds amazing- and im trying not to drool at the photos of this smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s so exciting that your beach wedding is coming up- getting fit is always fun, but you do look incredibly beautiful and slender now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rachel xx

    • filipajackson
      January 6, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks Rachel, it is very exciting and also really scary haha! Hopefully I eventually find working out fun *fingers crossed! Happy 2016 xxx

  11. January 6, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    You look wonderful on the photos and love your resolutions, very similar to some of mine)
    xx, Nataliya
    Check out my latest article WHITE LACE FOR VEGAS if you have some time!

    • filipajackson
      January 6, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Aww thank you Nataliya that’s so sweet. Good luck with you resolutions and happy 2016! xxx

  12. Amy Ann
    January 6, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Sounds like great resolutions and looks like you are already off to a good start. I’m not a big resolutions maker myself.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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