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Happy New Year! Ever since I can remember I've always been a big fan of starting a fresh year, and the beginning of 2013 feels no different. Although my day started off a little rough, the evening sure redeemed itself. Scott took me out for coffee and pastries at one of our favorite local shops, Cartel Coffee in Tempe. Recently, the shop opened up a new addition (a bar + more sitting space) and we enjoyed being able to check it out during non-bar hours (seriously, there is SO much more room to this once teeny, tiny coffee shop). We sipped the best pour-overs, and munched on yummy pastries (Scott had a butterscotch cookie, and I had a orange cranberry muffin). We also snapped "just for fun" pictures, and talked a little about the new year and possible resolutions (Scott doesn't really believe in them, but I still like to make some on my own).

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After we finished our pastries we took a walk through one of our favorite old neighborhoods. It was a bit breezy (and icy) outside, but it felt good to get out and enjoy the cold, the winter light, and a little hand-holding to keep our fingers warm (it's a bit of a joke, but I usually have icicle/death hands during the winter months - they never seem to warm up!).

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This coffee date/chilly walk was exactly what I needed to start off the new year. I still have a hard time believe it's 2013, but I'm excited for the opportunities/prospects that the year holds. I have a feeling 2013 is going to be our year!

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Outfit details:
Hat: DC
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shirt: Levi's
Purse: Coach
Jeans: Levi's
Boots: Vince Camuto

How did you spend the first day of the new year? Did you make any resolutions?

-Chelsea xo