Teepees and hayrides.
Gosh you guys...the weekends are so great but the weeks...they really start out rough. It seems like I've been spinning in circles to get organized and when I finally do...it's Thursday and I just collapse.
By a show of hands, anyone else feel this way? Please say yes...
I used to cringe when people told me growing up, "Just you wait, time flies. Enjoy right now. The years go by quicker and quicker."
Sure, it's true but that doesn't mean I have to like it! Let's be honest, it's November. (I round up once we hit mid-month. I think it's the sales woman in me; we live and die by quotas and end of month goals)
This week I am pledging to take time back. I know my kids get so much of my attention but I need to dedicate more time to my husband and I doing "couple" things and me doing "me" things. I think time moves fast when we don't take a second to pause and breathe. I know I acknowledge the beauty in the ordinary because social media has opened my eyes to the impact of a strong visual. But, more and more I'm seeing the dizzying effects of being on the go and I want to create new time boundaries.
A time to blog. A time for social media. A time to work out. A time to talk. A time to sit down and eat (not stand up). A time to sleep...more. A time to be pampered. A time to laugh more. Do you feel me?
I'm babbling guys but stick with me this week. Tomorrow is a fun post with DSW with more Fall goodness on the way.
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".