It’s been real, 2015

Soda Edit-2375No looking back now!

You may have noticed things look a little different around these parts. Well, I’ve decided to fully embrace the new year with a new look! Hope you like 🙂

Can’t wait to share more tips & pics with you in the months to come.

Cheers to 2016!


For Auld Lang Syne

Wow, it’s been a whole year already! So much has happened in 2013, where do I even begin? With the coming of 2014, I wanted to take this time not just to look back, but to thank all of my greatest supporters.

My mission from day one has been to inspire those who are living on a modest paycheck to take another glance at their wardrobe and see it’s full potential. I truly believe that the way you present yourself to the world has the power to change your outlook on life. It’s easier said than done, but making a modest living and looking great is possible. Your wardrobe can reflect the person you want the world to see and you can do this on a limited budget.

I’ve gotten such great feedback from my readers. It’s beyond touching to hear that my words have made a positive impact on some of you. So much of PJA’s success is because of you, the readers. I can’t thank you enough for making a little time out of your day, (or week if you’re like me and let your blog reading pile up!) to stop and see what’s happening in my world.

A great big thank you to the businesses (Urbanity Style Sharing and Marmalade) for working with me on a couple collaboration posts. I’m so looking forward to working with you in the new year. Here’s a look back on our work together. Business love

A HUGE thank you to my girl, Jessie Marie, for coming with me on crazy mis-adventures to take some blog pictures! I REALLY couldn’t have done it with out you. Here’s a look at some of the amazing work she does. the looks

We all have so much to look forward to in this bright and shiny new year. Your budget is limited, but don’t let that limit your dreams. Let’s make 2014 the best year yet!

<3, PJA

Resolution #2

My second resolution this year: lower my expectations.expectations

Image courtesy of the Accidental Executive.

Ok, that doesn’t sound very nice, does it? Let me elaborate. When you hold high expectations for people, places, certain events, etc., you have a greater chance of disappointing yourself.

In contrast, try not to set your sights too low. I can’t tell you how many times I missed out on an event, show, or party because I was “too tired” or “I can’t find parking”. In reality, I didn’t have the highest expectations and would make excuse after excuse to make myself feel better about not going.

How do you know some thing is going to be wonderful or terrible if you don’t experience it? Instead of setting your expectations too high or too low (who are you Goldie Locks?), clear your head, open your heart and embrace positivity. Go out into the world! Accept invitations, go on an adventure, and just see what happens!

<3, PJA