Doily. <+ a giveaway>
I've had this lace dress for three months now. Just dying to break it out. Isn't that the worst? I mean great that we had a true summer with hot temps and cut off shorts but it's always so hard to hang onto a purchase. Well, it is for me at least...and I know you fashionistas reading this can relate on some level. #fallcravings
I think it needs a belt, tho. Goals for my next wear I suppose. It's roomy and feminine and I love the quality of the lace for the whopping $37 I spent. I mean...yeah, you should buy it!
I'm into mixing browns and blacks lately, too. Skeptical of how it would look on camera at first but I am loving the outcome. Neutrals just work together you know?
P/S If you don't have trusty, black suede pumps...these are $49. No brainer.
Finally, every good Fall wardrobe needs two things: 1. a classic trench. Mine just happens to be rain proof, too. It's on sale for $50! and 2. This bag. It's this season's "it bag," just a lick less expensive than the real thing.
Shop my outfit below...but wait...there's a giveaway today, too! Scroll down!
Are you ready? I'm giving away my exact bag to one of you dear readers! Happy Fall! <shipping to U.S. residents only> Good luck!
Sometimes we need a second to celebrate the ordinary, everyday moments. You know, like hi-5'ing yourself for waking up and getting dressed. Or is that just me? In all seriousness, I often have these fleeting moments of gratitude and I think to myself...how can I express this in a thoughtful way to the people who matter most?
It's always bittersweet to approach the long Labor Day weekend. The unofficial close of summer. We're savoring the last of pool weather, popsicles and barbecue no different than you, I am sure.
I shutter to think what I wore to my first job out of school. More awkward than anything. A small budget while trying to navigate my personal style as a young 20-something. The reality is that I didn't figure out my personal style until really about two years ago and I am 40. This could also be largely attributed to the fact that my body has changed with birthing two humans. Regardless, I am comfortable in the skin I'm in and I know what works for my body. This doesn't mean that I don't have occasional missteps but on the whole, I've widdled my closet down to a pretty curated collection.
My fitness journey is a long one with some starts and stops along the way but now...I couldn't imagine life without it. Working out is that one moment every day where I get to materialize my thoughts, find some inner calm and get my endorphins going. Without it I am often crabby and antsy. Almost like a case of too much caffeine. Ironic how that works.
If I had to wear one outfit over and over again - this would be it. I'm obsessed with these budget friendly denim shorts; once you see the price you'll want some, too! Dressing them a zillion different ways has never been my problem either. From muscle tees to OTS tops to blazers as pictured above...I think you can create a new outfit with a simple swap of accessories.
Apparently when you purge your closet you can actually see all the items you have in it. Novel, right? As much as I used to be a trend follower, you'd be surprised how basic I've really become. Ridiculously basic. Perhaps a basic bitch. <wink, wink>
So here we are. Day 3 of me trying to complete a singular blog post this week and it's 9:20pm on Wednesday night. I am a writer by trade so you can imagine how incredibly unnerving this is for me. I used to crank out five posts a week with ease. And now...I am lucky if I manage two a week. Why? Well...
Summer Fridays are meant to be slightly lazy with a dash of "I woke up like this"...at least in my opinion. I've been wearing these leisure trousers all summer. With an elastic waist, it seems like the perfect solution to a Friday fashion conundrum or a Monday after a weekend full of indulging. Which, is kinda always the case for me. Hello Summer rosé!
It's hard to beat a LWD for summer. It's cool, feminine and crisp even on the days when you feel like you're melting. Melting is in full effect in these parts but I'm not mad at it because that means double the popsicles!