Your best accessory: self confidence
Self confidence. Did you always have it? Some people are born confident while others have to work to appreciate themselves. I'd like to think that comes with age. Sadly, for some...it never does.
Have you ever thought about what makes you feel the most confident? Is it a certain outfit? Being around certain people? Music? It could be anything. Heck, it could be after a 30-minute work out giving you that euphoric high that only happens when you accomplish something. At least that's how I feel.
As a young mom, I think about confidence a lot. You'd be surprised how much of a topic it is for an almost 5 year old. I think we have to accept a certain level of responsibility as a parent. We need to set the tone for these little people. And it makes me think. I have my struggles and areas of vulnerability but what am I projecting on these little girls on a daily basis?
Well, I've got two big campaigns coming up and I'm baring all! Brutal truth here. No nudity...c'mon now! But I am going to take a big breath and share two posts soon that only make me slightly uncomfortable...okay, a lot uncomfortable! Part of it is for me, ironically I'm hoping it makes me more confident, and the other part is for my girls. Maybe one day they will look back at this virtual diary and say, "Hey, let's celebrate women...flaws and all. Let's celebrate what makes us unique!" It's a bit like our own mini Dove campaign, but not executed nearly as well nor with the same budget!
So tell me...what makes you feel most confident? I'm dying to know! (hint: I've always thought a smile is everyone's best accessory!)
If there’s one holiday I am fully supportive of coordinating outfits for - it’s the Fourth of July. Hands down. Every year I snag red, white and blue outfits from Target for the girls because they ride bikes in our hometown parade. <super Normal Rockwell, I know> And, undoubtedly, the temps are near 100+ so cool, comfortable pieces are the name of the game. Bonus points if they transition from day to evening with added layers for the firework show.
Last week, I was posting a story on my IG stories and a fellow follower and dear friend of mine jokingly asked if I got a boob job. Admittedly, this made me giggle. You see, we had a secret pact that we would do side by side lifts once she was done with kiddos. I say this in jest because 1. I don’t think that’s possible…yet AND 2. It’s highly unlikely we will both pull the trigger but it’s fun to dream.
I wasn’t in the mood this year to do a big Black Friday post; I will be honest with you. That was until I woke up this morning and saw the gigantic savings to be had. It gets better and better each year. I swear. I mean….60% off at Nordstrom. You cannot beat that!
You guys, Zara is so so good right now for mod, chic Spring basics. Clean lines, menswear and cowboy details...my favorite lineup. I usually gravitate towards brights but man, I am really digging on the monochromatic wardrobe these days. And for good reason, you can mix and match to your heart's delight!
Let's go shopping...just in time for Daylight Savings this weekend, eh? Sounds like a good plan to me. I am ready to transition. Here's to hoping Chicago cooperates. While denim will always remain a staple in my closet, this year I am embracing cheeky flats and texture. I've never been one for big florals so this is my way of dipping my toe into a new season.
An extra late post on what was a pretty exhausting Monday. Not to be confused with what as an AMAZING weekend staycation in the city. More on that later as I plan to do a full write up to share with you all.
As much as I love shopping for me...I honestly love shopping for you more. I love finding the perfect item when a friend inquires or seeing someones reaction when they open a gift they've been pining for. It's the hunt or the chase, rather. I love a good hunt!
I'm all about the sweaters this week! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
Today I've rounded up six super fabulous knits for you OR your gifting needs.
Starting holiday traditions is one of the things we most look forward to and everything kicks off in November. Although it makes for very busy weekends...they bring the most smiles.
Every year we head downtown for the Annual Light Festival which takes place on the Magnificent Mile...better known as Michigan Avenue.