As the New Year approaches, we are all contemplating clean slates, fresh starts and new beginnings. It's that time of year again when many of us vow to do a whole host of things that - well, as ironic as it sounds - most of us will not follow through on. Eat healthier. Drink less. More exercise. Less shopping. Get organized and put life in order. HA HA HA, good luck on that. 

Kidding aside, it is perfectly normal for the initial motivation to gradually dwindle throughout the next 300+ days, but that's not a reason enough to completely ditch your New Year goals. Studies show that the secret to achieving a New Year's resolution is making only one and focusing on it. Channeling your energy into changing only one aspect of your life promises greater success. Break this one resolution down into smaller (specific, measurable and time-based) goals. Put your plan into action, take tiny steps, don't expect a miracle. If you're trying to get fit, it's not enough to just stare at Candice Swanepoel's photo and mentally photoshop your head onto her body (I do that sometimes though, lol). Remember, the power of intention. The Power of Intention.* This way, fulfilling your resolution won't feel like a mountain to climb.

While you're making your own New Year's resolutions, take a moment and check out these four stylish bloggers from different parts of the world as they talk about their New Year's resolutions.

Carmina, La Carmina • TV host, book author, fashion blogger, travel journalist • Japan

Eduardo GarpeThe MX Dapper • Blogger, photographer, web designer • Mexico

Shelly StuckmanArizona Girl • Fashion blogger, freelance designer • USA
Karen Nicolet, Clumsy Chic • Fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger • Qatar

*totally stealing this line from American Hustle's Rosalyn Rosenfeld


  1. Absolutely love this article! You did such a lovely job. I am honored to be featured :)

    Happy 2015!



  2. Love this post, Its a wonderful composition of the images!!
    As Shelly said, I'm honored to be featured :D

    - Eduardo