January Round Up 2018 + OOTD


January is finally almost over! I’m sure you’ve seen this be said all over social media, but it feels like January has been going on for way too long. Even though it felt this way it still was a great start to 2018. So here is a round up of the month, filled with blog posts, the Instagram feature I’ve been loving, & this outfit with my new favorite wardrobe addition- overalls!


Lots of new posts went up on the blog this month! Everything from tips for having the best 2018, to blogging tips and snow photos.

5 Ways to Prepare For A Productive New Year

How To Set Realistic Goals You’ll Stick To This New Year + My Goals

A Look At My Planner: 17 Month Agenda: After using my planner for a month, I put together a little review.

Love Your Wardrobe: My Top 5 Coats In My Closet

How To Stay Warm This Winter With Aventura

Simple & Easy Ways To Use Affiliate Links On Your Blog: This one was a very popular post this month, and I’m so glad it could help!

My Positivity Project: Why I’m Giving Up “Perfection” in 2018: A little talk about why I’m giving up “perfection” when it comes to creating content and why you should too + some snow photos.

My Winter Book Recommendations: Everything from creative/inspiration books to fiction/thrillers!


My Minimal Everyday Makeup for Winter: A quick look at the makeup I’ve been wearing for most of winter.

VLOG 2: IKEA Haul, Spring Semester of College, & Snow Days: One of my goals this year is to vlog more on my YouTube Channel, and the first one of this year went up!


Due to the snow this month, my Instagram definitely had more of a winter vibe. Here are a few of my favorite photos I posted this month!


Instagram Save Feature: When Instagram first came out with this feature I didn’t really see the point of it. It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I realized it was a great tool, and I’ve used it so much in January. I see it as a mini Pinterest or inspiration board. When I see a photo I love or that inspires me, I save it so I can look back at it in the future. Then when I need some inspiration or motivation to take photos, I simply scroll through them.

Glasses: Now it’s not like I needed another pair of glasses, but when I saw EyeBuyDirect was having a sale I decided to treat myself this month. I’ve always wanted a pair that was a pop of color, so when I saw this red pair I was in love. The frame style is similar to another pair I own that I love, and so far they have gotten a lot of wear this month.


If I’m going to be completely honest (which I always try to be), this month has been crazy busy. With it being my last semester of college there hasn’t been a day where I’m not working on an assignment. Mix that with work, blogging, and life in general, there have been very few moments where I have nothing to do. And I’m actually liking that. I find that if I’m always doing something I have more motivation and energy. Now I still give myself down time to read and spend time with family. The only thing I’ve been “slacking” on is finding the time to work towards my business ideas. Once I get more into a routine I hope to have more time for that, although right now my priority is college.


The one clothing item for years that I struggled with was overalls. I could never find a pair I loved, and I aways went back and forth between if I actually liked the look of them or not. But when I came across this ASOS pair I knew I had found the right one. I love that it’s oversized, but is still flattering and since it’s black it will go with everything in my wardrobe. The striped shirt is actually a guy’s shirt from ASOS, and I’m so happy I found it. I love the different colors, and guy’s clothing seems to be made better. To tie in all the red, my go-to purse has been this small Nine West one, and my new go-to shoes are these EuroSoft oxfords that are just as comfortable as they sound.

And that is a look at January. I hope you all had a great start to 2018, and I’d love to know something you’ve been loving this month!

8 responses to “January Round Up 2018 + OOTD”

  1. Angie says:

    As always I love reading your blog! ❤
    January has been a long month and I can’t wait for spring! I love that top from Asos! Stripes is always a good look!!! 😃

  2. Vivian says:

    Ahhh such a great round up Kara! I love the glasses you are wearing here! They look so cute on you! I’m currently obsessed with my teddy coat and minimal earrings! Can’t live without! Hope you are having an amazing week 🙂

    Vivian x

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much Vivian! I love the sound of teddy coats and minimal earrings! Hope you have an amazing week x

  3. E. says:

    Wow Kara! These glasses are perfect for you, you are so pretty. I don’t need glasses (well… in one eye I have little Myopia but not for wear it) but sometimes I see such beautiful glasses I even want to wear them without glass hehe
    I love your month resume posts! You totally agree, now you have to focus on college and I think time will give you more time to do your projects.

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much E! I actually don’t need glasses either, they’re all non prescription glasses. I always appreciate your kind comments x

  4. Stacey says:

    You look so beautiful in these photos girl and my smile is gorgeous <3 I really love this outfit of yours along with the glasses. You always know how to pick the perfect frames! I keep adding frames into my carts but then I'm so indecisive so then I just can't choose which ones to get. I'm determined to get frames similar to yours though!

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Aw thank you so so much Stacey! Some websites let you upload a photo to kind of see what the frames will look like on, which I find to be a big help. But I think frames similar to mine would look amazing on you! x

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