JULY GOALS // PERSONAL & BLOGGING + MAY & JUNE RECAP - A Classy Fashionista

In goals

JULY GOALS // PERSONAL & BLOGGING + MAY & JUNE RECAP

This post contains affiliate links. I only share products that I love and think you will, too!

You guys, I cannot believe it's July already! I feel like this year is just flashing before my eyes. One thing that I love about a new month is I look at it like a fresh start and a new beginning. If you're new to the blog, every month (sometimes every two months), I will go through my goals for the month, both personally and for the blog. It helps keep me on track with where I want to grow, and I also love hearing about what you are striving for as well!


May + June Goals Revisited

Personal Goals 

ONE // Host a dinner party

CHECK! My parents and in-laws came over for dinner, and it was the cutest dinner party ever. We had caesar salad, stuffed shells, and homemade garlic bread. Then, for dessert, we had cheesecake bites and apple pie & ice cream!

TWO // Get rid of all clothing/items listed on Poshmark

Totally did not do this at all. I still have a closet full of clothes waiting to be sold.
If you like gently used designer & super cute clothing, be sure to check out my Posh closet >>> click here!

THREE // Save $$ and pay off some student loan debt

I've definitely been saving some money... but not quite enough to put towards student loan debt.

Blogging Goals 

ONE // 1500 followers on Instagram

I am SO close you guys. I just hit 1200 this week, so I'm hoping to hit 1500 by the end of July.
Follow along with me >>> click here!

TWO // 200 likes on my ACF Facebook page

SO close on this goal, too! I'm currently right at 170--only 30 more to go!
You can like my ACF page>>> here!

THREE // Two blog posts per week

Check, check, check! I am so proud of myself for staying consistent with this for two months running.


If ya missed any blog posts from last month, grab a cup of coffee and get caught up! 

Fashion 

Swimsuits For Summer 2017
Ten Springtime Essentials

Beauty 

Drugstore Beauty Essentials
Sunless Tanning Essentials
Five Beauty Hacks That Actually Work

Home Decor 

Home Tour // Master Bedroom
Home Tour // Kitchen, Dining & Living Room
Home Tour // Bathroom Makeover Reveal
Balcony Decor On A Budget

Wedding 

Wedding // Part One: Flowers & Centerpieces
Wedding // Part Two: Our Naked Wedding Cake
Wedding // Part Three: Wedding Recap
Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
10 Things I Wish I Knew While Planning My Wedding

Lifestyle 

The Real Reason I Hate Being Called A Millennial
My Kitten Lilly // One Year Update
May & June Goals


July Goals

Personal Goals 

ONE // Take a few riding lessons

In case you didn't know this about me, I used to ride and jump when I was younger. I haven't been on a horse since 2008 (i think?), so it would be amazing if I could get back on. I take the girlies that I nanny to ride their horses every day, and I fingers crossed will start riding again this Summer.

TWO // Cook dinner at least once for my hubby

Ever since we've been married, I don't think I've cooked but one meal for Chris. I really want to get better at this, especially since I get home by two in the afternoon. I have plenty of time to attempt to make dinner.

THREE // Hang out with a friend at least one day a week

A lot of my friends have moved away or are planning to move away from where I live, and it makes me so sad. But this just means that I get to go on fun little road trips to meet up with them, and it forces me to make new friends!

If you're in the Philadelphia area, I would love new hang out buddies! <3


Blogging Goals

ONE // 1500 followers on Instagram

I'm SO close to hitting my goal--I know I've had this as my goal for like the past three months, but follow/unfollow is real my friends, and it's the worst. Hopefully, with the new strategies I've discovered, my following will genuinely increase this month.

TWO // Continue to pitch to brands and score sponsored posts

In June, I started pitching to brands and I've already scored three sponsored posts! I can't believe it. If you want to read my first post, you can read it here! Keep your eyes peeled for my second sponsored post coming soon.

THREE // Update my Pinterest profile

Ever since I had my blog and social media consultation with Summer @ Coffee with Summer, I have learned so many new tips and tricks for rockin' the Pinterest game. I can't wait to put all of her tips into action. So many bloggers have seen a huge traffic increase by utilizing all that Pinterest has to offer, and I am so ready for that next step!

What are some of your goals for July?
Did you keep up with your goals from last month?

Stay Classy.
xx,
Kristen 

Related Articles

34 comments:

  1. Those shorts are amazing! I'm a huge fan of scallop anything this year! I am working on some brand pitches too. Sending lots of good vibes your way for a successful month!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Alissa! Scallops have easily become one of my favorite trends ever. Good luck with your pitches this month! :)

      Delete
  2. I like how you've broken up your goals into specific categories! More attainable!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, for sure! It always helps to have them written down and in categories. Then I'm more determined to tackle them!

      Delete
  3. i loved reading your goals! selling clothes on poshmark is a goal of mine too but never have time to really get into it lol i also gave you a follow on your IG page:) come check out my blog www.poshandspicy.com xx toby

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thanks Toby! I was doing SO good with selling them and I've hit a huge lull. I guess no one wants the rest of it lol!! Just followed you back! xx <3

      Delete
  4. I love reading other people's goals. Its so motivating! Good luck, girl!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I need some accountability with my goal setting. Perhaps a blog post would help.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! Having a goals post keeps me more on track throughout the month. Also, having a blogger friend help you stay on track is always an added bonus!

      Delete
  6. Congrats on meeting your goals - and I'm super impressed that you got so many sponsored posts from pitching! Usually I wait for companies to reach out to me, but I hope to send out more pitches this next month!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Casey! I decided to be brave and it paid off...literally! haha!

      Delete
  7. Wow, I really hope you get the chance to ride again! I'm sure it would be amazing to go back to something you haven't done in so long.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope so too, Becky! I'm really hoping to ride towards the end of the month or definitely the end of Summer. Fingers crossed!

      Delete
  8. I love how you've set up your goals! Makes it easier to stick with them and check back for your progress. This is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, for sure! It definitely helps having two categories and having them in a post makes me even more motivated to crush them!

      Delete
  9. One of my goals for July is to work on my Pinterest profile too. Good luck with your goals this month!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Crystal! Have fun updating your Pinterest profile!

      Delete
  10. You go girl! Good luck with your goals this month.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You're making me want to host a dinner party! And followed you on Insta--you got this girl!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should definitely do it!! Dinner parties are the best. Thanks for the follow--followed you back! <3

      Delete
  12. These are awesome goals, Kristen! I really hope you can start riding again - that'd be so freeing for you. Thanks for the plug! ;) Glad it's working for you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope so, too! When we head home I am planning to grab all of my tack and riding equipment. Fingers crossed my butt still fits in the saddle. lol!!

      Delete
  13. Love your goals! I used to ride and jump too but haven't ridden in about 2 years! I probably won't be getting back into the saddle soon but I hope you do!!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh that's so awesome!! I hope that eventually you get to ride again. Fingers crossed I get to at some point this Summer!

      Delete
  14. So exciting about all the goals you have met! I'm trying to post consistently twice a week as well ... we've got it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, girl we've got this! Good luck with your goals this month!

      Delete
  15. YES!! Great job on the sponsored posts!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love how you listed these to keep yourself accountable! I need to do that! You got one more follower from this post, hope it helps! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw, thanks so much Riva! <3 Definitely try making posts and lists like these--it REALLY keeps me motivated throughout the month.

      Delete

A Classy Fashionista is a for-profit blog and partners with several brands and affiliate programs. Any brand or company that I choose to collaborate with is carefully selected by me because I feel as they fit the mission & readership of my blog. With any brand I work with, know that I genuinely love their products, and I think you will too! Some posts may contain affiliate links, meaning that any clicks on these links may result in a tiny commission to me, at no cost to you. All sponsored posts and affiliate link commissions go towards keeping this blog up and running.
Stay Classy.