Trench: Nakd; Jeans: Calvin Klein (similar here and here); Top: Aritzia (similar here and here); Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

I’m currently sitting in a cafe, looking at my calendar unable to believe that it’s almost December. Where did the year go? Every year, I like to make concrete goals for myself which I take very seriously. To give you an idea, this year, I had two major goals: travel to over 11 cities, and read 12 books. I’m happy to say that I accomplished both. I’m still in the midst of setting my goals for 2017, I wanted to share a few:

Renovate my living room
Since I travel so often, I tend to neglect my apartment. This year, I installed a closet in my den, which was a great first step to making my apartment an actual home. In 2017, I’m planning to redecorate my living room, another step in the direction of making my apartment feel like a home.

Travel to 14 cities
For years now, I’ve been challenging myself to visit one more city than the previous year. In 2016, I traveled to 13 different places, so my goal for 2017 is to travel to 14. Fingers crossed I can make it happen!

Lose 10 pounds by June 2017
Would it really be a New Year’s Goals list without a weight loss goal? Jokes aside, as much as I love my body, I know I’m not in my best shape. My health is something I want to prioritize in the new year.

What are some of your goals for 2017?

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  1. November 30, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I love setting goals this time of year because it’s exciting to think about all the possibilities for next year! I need to set some travel goals too!

  2. November 30, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Siffat, this trench is so beautiful; I need to check Nakd out:) Your goals for the next year sound amazing; I think it’s a great idea to make them precise and specific. I didn’t make a list yet, but in short, I also want to lose a few pounds, improve my blog stats and get a dog, lol!


  3. November 30, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    I love this trench! I love Nakd, they have an amazing collection!
    Your goals sound amazing! I have to set mine!
    Have a great day!
    XO Erica

  4. November 30, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Travelling is one of my main goals for 2017. Loved all your goals, you’re such an inspiration, girl.

      December 2, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing the link, Tamara! I would have never known otherwise!

  5. December 1, 2016 / 1:35 am

    My goal blog post goes live next week, and it seems we have a couple that are similar. Maybe we can motivate each other to get them done

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  6. December 1, 2016 / 2:02 am

    Girl you look FAB! You don’t need to lose 10 pounds!! I love setting solid goals for myself as well though. I feel like something concrete is much easier to follow than a whimsy goal like ‘read more books’ or ‘go to the gym more’. Good luck with your 2017 goals!
    ps I LOVE that blush trench – so pretty!

    Laura |

  7. December 1, 2016 / 3:36 am

    14 cities in one year? That is quite a goal. Good luck! Can’t wait to see all your 2017 adventures documented here 🙂

    xx Yasmin

  8. December 1, 2016 / 3:52 am

    You traveled to 13 cities? Well done! That’s incredible that you were able to really stick to your goals. Renovating your living room sounds like it’ll be a big task but it also sounds like a lot of fun. I’m keeping my goals simple this year since I’m prepping for a big move – just make it there safe and sound.

    Violet Roots || Instagram

  9. December 1, 2016 / 8:33 am

    My list looks like an neverending list! My main goal is to be debt free! Traveling is next and you can start counting.

  10. December 1, 2016 / 8:51 am

    What awesome goals you have Siffat! All the best in achieving them in 2017 😉

  11. December 1, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Wow I think its so awesome that you have achieved all your goals and more, you look gorgeous, loving that trench 🙂 xx

  12. December 1, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Congratulations on achieving this year’s goals and these are great goals for 2017!
    I am working on mine now, but I think getting fit and some home decor will be on there too!
    On another note, I love that trench – such a gorgeous color!
    Julia x

  13. December 1, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    This post is so spot-on! I love setting goals at this time of the year also, to enable me prepare and set out strategies that will help me achieve such goals.

    Congratulations on that which you’ve achieved this year. I trust you’ll do better next year, and I’m looking forward to it.

    Funmi x

  14. December 1, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    That’s awesome that you completed both goals, girl! This year, I unfortunately slacked in my reading, which is one of the goals I want to improve upon for 2017. I want to read more and live more. What I mean by live more, is to truly live in the moment and put the phone and devices down. Time goes by so fast and I’m tired of having looked back on some days and felt as though I didn’t truly cherish the moment as much as I could have. As for your outfit, you look so chic and beautiful; I love the way the light pink duster looks against the all black. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  15. December 1, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Lovely goals! Hopefully you do lots of travelling next year! 🙂 xx

  16. December 1, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Gorgeous look! Happy to hear you accomplished your major goals, hopefully 2017 will be even greater. I would only like to add that you look amazing, so don’t feel pressured by any reason other than health to slim down.


  17. December 1, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Where did the year go was a question I also asked myself yesterday when it suddenly dazed me we are entering December the day, today.

    Love your goals already for 2017 and setting them now is already a step ahead and taken. good to plan on time.
    besides, you are so beautiful girl.

  18. December 1, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I love this outfit, and you look stunning! It’s such a great idea to always visit one more city than the previous year! One of my goals is also to lose about 10 pounds by june for the exact same reasons, because health is so important! Thank you for sharing your goals with us and have a wonderful day!

    xo, Esther

  19. December 1, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    I need to get better at setting goals and actually working towards them!! So nice to see that you stick to them and achieve them! You look gorgeous. love the outfit so much 🙂

    Monika |

  20. December 2, 2016 / 12:36 am

    Great blog goals and congratulations on what you’ve achieved this year. Love that trench coat!

    Ann-Marie |

  21. December 2, 2016 / 3:11 am

    Love the trench coat! The pink is a lil bit like those pj style blazer?! But in trench, so the length is perfect for simple cigarette pants look or knee length dress! All of which are my go-to style haahha

    xx Margaret

  22. December 2, 2016 / 3:26 am

    As always, I love the way you pulled out your own style, your fashion sense is absolutely amazing! You look really good. <3

    Love, Katrina
    Check-out my new post about Rosegal Review

  23. December 2, 2016 / 4:30 am

    These are fabulous goals for the year, Siffat. I was pondering what I wanted mine to be the other day. 2017 feels as if it is coming out of nowhere, I don’t feel quite prepared!

  24. December 2, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Great post! I think it’s so important to set goals!

    moorizZLA xx

  25. December 2, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    You are just the best at coming up with amazingly chic outfits!

    14 cities in one year! That’s incredible. You are giving me major wanderlust. I hope get tons of traveling in

    Happy Friday!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  26. December 2, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Lovely photos dear, one of my goals for 2017 is becoming better than I was in 2016 in all areas of my life. Have a wonderful weekend dear.


  27. December 2, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    I hope you manage to get everything done this time round, well done on completing your goals for 2016 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

  28. Amy Arnold
    December 3, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Love the all black with your duster! These seem like great goals to me. I am always so impressed by your travel. That is just too cool!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  29. Ankita Bardhan
    December 3, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    You traveled to 13 cities? My my I envy you! Traveling, fitness and skincare are definitely in my list! I loved the trench, looks so beautiful! The outfit is so chic 🙂

    Makeup, Style and Sugar

  30. December 4, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Absolutely adore your pink coat, it is amazing!

    Pose & Repeat

  31. December 4, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful New Year, Siffat! You look amazing in your clothes, but I wish you all the best as you try and become even healthier! 🙂

    Edye |

  32. December 7, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I’m so about your trench its redunkulous!! Is it camel with a tinge of blush pink, I can’t tell and I wan to touch it too. And no, I am not weird, haha! Good on you for nailing your goals this year. I accomplished 2 out of like 6, hmmmm. Redecorating your apartment will be fun…my goals next year? Like you, I want to lose some weight, I blimped out big time this year, sigh…. ( :

  33. December 15, 2016 / 10:04 am

    you look so stylish in this this color