First off, thank you for all the kind comments and encouraging words in yesterday's post. You really made my day during a rough patch. It was also a reminder of why I keep doing it and that I obviously arrived at this point in my career for a reason. Easy to lose sight of the big picture sometimes.
I met up with my old friend and photographer yesterday which was pretty much like a cozy blanket. We know each other, and while efficient, I can always count on her to cheer me up and understand what it's like to be an entrepreneur. It was only just a year ago where she was vocalizing concern over her business and it's now flourishing with more wedding requests than she can fit into her calendar. The proof is in the pudding...hard work pays off.
So, we pick ourselves up and dust our bums off to face a new day. Nothing a little red lipstick and a chic blouse can't handle. For $22, that's a pick-me-up worth splurging on.
I also picked up these rose gold sunnies from T+J Designs. They're $24 and I get so many compliments on them. Such an inexpensive score yet they fit my face better than any pair of sunglasses I own. Getting dressed for the part is really half the battle in my book and the rest? Fake it till ya make it, right?
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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!
After a long pause from color, I am dipping my toes back in for the 4th of July in a big way! Hello Americana! I am so excited at how easily this outfit came together. Completely unplanned in the best kind of way. I always works that way doesn't it?
Well Happy Friday my people! The temps are rising and I am sharing my favorite summer fashion find - this $28 orange dress! I get more compliments on this lil diddy and for that price, gosh, take two!
I remember reading fashion mags growing up and elite celebrities, style mavens, socialites and models would share their one key closet staple which was typically a classic, white button down shirt or a strong, tailored blazer. And I remember thinking to myself as I rolled my eyes, "How boring." Fast forward 20 years later and I have become that girl.
There's something about these trousers that made me want to have them. It's that cummerbund belt that ratcheted up the coolness factor for me...something I was on the hunt for given my disdain for denim after a long winter. Or is it an obi belt? I am not sure but I'm loving the interesting detail.
You can't take the city out of the girl. It may be Sprummer here in Chicago but black will always be a wardrobe staple in my closet.
I've managed to hang onto these faux leather shorts for nearly a decade and I am so glad I did.
T-minus two days before the big 4-0 and our long awaited trip to New Orleans. I'd like to pretend I've not a care in the world but the truth of the matter is that I have a ten mile long list of items to check off that fluctuate between work, groceries, manicures and most importantly, my littles!
The return of track pants has got to be one of the most welcome fashion trends to hit my closet. Now they can be dressy or for the weekends. I just love them and this particular pair is high waisted making them just a bit more "extra".