Tag: New Year

A Clean Slate

So I really took some vacation time the last few weeks and did not get much done. I feel refreshed and ready for a New Year. So some of us are scared by the possibilities and the unknown. But we are given this time, energy and health and if you haven’t done it already, the beginning of the year is a great time to reflect and write down your goals. A full on business and personal plan is great and you have to allow yourself to embrace the unknown. That is, give yourself a clean slate.

I read somewhere that it’s a good idea to clean house. Discard things that no longer serve you- including items that remind you of that ex-friend or whoever. Throw out or give to charity those things that you don’t use or wear. Just clean. You’ll be surprised how much energy this can give you.

Then write your plans. But don’t get overwhelmed. Start with day-to-day and month-to-month action items with deadlines. Share your plans to a trusted someone if you so choose and ask them to be your accountability partner. As a financial planner by day, sometimes the hardest thing to do for clients is to simply create a budget. But that’s where it starts. 

Hope this helps, you’re not alone. Don’t be afraid of change or the new things that come our way in life. Here’s to 2019.



Malinda F. Knowles

New Year, New Handbag! Eight Cute Designer Bags

Calvin Klein 205W395NYC Genuine Calf Hair Tote, $3950


Happy New Year! You know what they say New Year, new you! Now is the time not just to make your plans for 2018 but it’s also a great time for a new hairstyle, profile picture or even a new handbag!

Order the Michael Kors Fox Fur Tote for the rest of the winter or pre-order the Hayward Python Shopper for Spring! Check out more handbags below and keep in mind that ModaOperandi is having a promotion of up to 25% off their handbags until January 12th. Just use the code NEWBAG25 for 25% off $1000 purchase and NEWBAG20 for 20% off a $500 purchase

Happy shopping!

                 Gucci Dionysus Suede Clutch, $1890


                 Cult Gaia Small Ark Handbag, $298


Michael Kors Large Elenor Genuine Fox Fur Tote, $1750


Alexander Wang Dome Stud Roxy Black Suede Mini Bucket Bag, $595
Balenciaga Small Classic City Graffiti Leather Tote, $2190
              Hayward Shiny Python Mini Shopper, $790

                   3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Magenta Leather Mini Satchel, $417




Malinda F. Knowles