I got the Monday blues...
Monday's are so tough aren't they? We had a jammed weekend and I'm still recovering slowly with lotsa coffee. All the coffee, all the time. (this was also my first week without any wine or sweets due to a new fitness/diet routine so you could say that I'm a tad touchy as of late...more on that later!)
My husband's sister is moving back to Chicago from Cali which meant a great catch up visit plus a baby shower this weekend. Toss in the paint trip we made to finish off the master bedroom and a dozen errands in between and we're back at Monday morning...which is why this post is going live so late today. I couldn't even see my computer screen last night!
I'm keeping it simple today. This is my favorite summer errand look. The worlds comfiest tee paired with white denim, or any denim for that matter, with cute shoes and a statement necklace.
And my bejeweled sandals...it was a summer wardrobe must. They're under $70 for Pete's Sake!
I generally don't have a ton of time to get ready on weekend mornings because everyone wants to get out and enjoy the day. We're talking 7:30am bagel runs.
This Gorjana necklace is making many-an-appearance these days, too. It's the perfect piece. I love simple, gold necklaces. The mere fact that they can dress up a basic tee makes them a keeper in my book.
Shop my outfit below:
It recently dawned on me that it’s been ages since I last did an outfit post. I guess life has been busy! Trust me, I’ve been wearing clothes. I swear!
You may have your NYE outfit picked out. Where are my procrastinators out there?
It’s almost too good to be true…a rare Monday post. I used to be so diligent!
I’ve recovered, and I 100% mean “recovered”, from a busy weekend…ready to tackle Monday. This is what it felt like before when work wasn’t as busy and I was actually productive during the work week. It feels great!
We had the perfect Fall weather this weekend, which if you don’t know me, makes my heart so very happy!
When I think of Fall - there’s always that one item that keeps me up at night. That one piece I have to have. Over the years it’s spanned from coats to denim to OTK boots. All closet staples. This year was no different but it was a bit of a wild card. What I mean is…It’s more of a loud statement piece, which, I am totally okay with. Any ideas?
My wardrobe goal is simple - effortless chic. I have pushed myself to edit my closet ruthlessly these last 60 days and the result is less clutter, clothes I really love, a simplified color palette and pieces that are perhaps pricier but 100% more versatile with mix and matching capabilities.
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.