Winter Whites, Blog Updates, Cooking
















I had to play into the Winter whites trend at least once this year. White coats are gorgeous, but I can never fully commit to one. This coat was borrowed from my mother, because clearly she can commit. The scarf is hers as well, and I was too lazy to remove it. It works with the rest of the look though. As I look at these photos, already edited and in the post, I realize that I really need to hem those pants or something. I'm so bad at pants. This is why I wear dresses most of the time, but I digress.

I finally changed and bought my domain! I've been meaning to for at least a year, but the idea of the process stressed me out, and I kept putting it off. As it turns out, the process was incredibly simple, though I'm in header purgatory right now. I'm figuring it out. "Yachtsmaan" is finally dead though. It didn't represent my adult life (and I shouldn't be confused for a boating enthusiast anymore), and now it's simply my name (Amber, "el" for Elizabeth, and "b" for Baker). It's also the same username I have for everything else. I'm so happy with the change, and the annoyance of the old blog name is finally off of my shoulders. It's a new era for the blog.

On another note, I keep having an urge to learn how to cook. It's another goal I've added to the year, though I began the year with no real goals. Let me state that I actually can cook. I know how to make a good handful of dishes, but I want to learn more. I caught onto cooking shows last year, and I caught the food blog bug. It's all so alluring. This won't turn into a food blog though. I won't even bother photographing it unless I get good. There's no point, right? I kid. I did, however, try a new recipe last week (shrimp scampi), with absolutely no idea how to even cook with wine, and it was a success! That pretty much sealed the deal. 2017 will be the year I become metaphorically softer and a better cook.

Have you come up with any late goals for the year?


Comments

  1. Love these photos, the lighting is beautiful! And you look gorgeous in white! Glad to hear you're cooking more, that was one of my goals too and I'll get there. I'm going to a cooking class soon because I think I need the help!

    Francesca
    www.vintagelillies.com

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    1. Thank you Francesca! I say take the classes, they should be interesting if anything!

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  2. Love this coat on you, and all the details :) And congrats on your domain!!

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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    1. Thank you Erica! I need borrow the coat more often!

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  3. Those shoes look so comfy and cute! Love it!

    https://blog.nobasisinreality.com/

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  4. Congrats on your blog updates! that's always exciting to get done. And you look lovely here... I like wearing whites and bright colors in winter because they make everything seem a bit brighter. As for the cooking, I say go for it! I've been trying my hand at knitting this year with a bunch of my roommates and it's been so fun. None of us are any good but we're figuring it out together. The new year is a great time to try new things.
    Julia | Julia in Bluhm

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    1. Thank you Julia, and you're so right! I'm definitely going to try cooking more often!

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  5. I love to wear white in winter! For cooking, pick one new recipe a week, preferably something you have not tried to make before, and is not similar to another dish you like to make. Practice makes perfect, and be sure to read the recipe before starting. I can't tell you how many times I have screwed myself because I did not take that step. ><

    waltzandwillow.com

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    1. Me too! That's a great idea, I'll definitely keep that in mind!

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  6. Congrats on changing the domain, that's so good though! And love white in the winter but too bad at embracing it too. Have been wanting a white coat for quite some time now but have yet to buy one haha, need to find the perfect shape! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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    1. Thank you Mia! You should definitely get a white coat. Just try on every one you see lol.

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  7. Love your photos! Massive congrats on your blog updates lovely x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  9. Congrats on the blog name change, Amber! I know how freeing it is to be blogging with a name you're proud of and excited about, so that's awesome you took the leap.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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