Monday, July 27, 2015

Flowers and Fringe

I have a confession. I hadn't posted for a while and was putting some pressure on myself to go out and take some pictures. I had a really bad cold and was having some trouble with my short(er) hair the day Caroline and I were supposed to go shoot. But I sucked it up and went anyway. Caroline was such a good sport because I had a bad attitude the whole time. "Ugh, my hair looks awful." "That outfit looked a lot better in the mirror than it does on camera." "Why did I eat that bag of chips at lunch, I look bloated." I got home that evening, took a shower, laid down for a bit, and went to bed. 

When Caroline sent over the pictures a few days later, I didn't even want to look at them. I let her email sit in my mailbox all day. But when I finally got home that evening and took a peek, I realized they weren't the best pictures I have ever taken, but they certainly weren't the worst. And then I got a little frustrated with myself for being so critical, which only perpetuated the vicious cycle, you know? Jeez Louise! I started this blog, first and foremost, for myself. Not gonna lie, I do like it when I get a lot of likes and views and shares. But I promised myself the moment it isn't fun anymore, I will stop doing it. And while I did have a debbie-downer day, I still love writing and styling and sharing. And I hope you love it too. 

Don't be too hard on yourself. Have a little fun. Go eat a cupcake.

Photography: Caroline Grace

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I love a good fringe bag...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Track Pants

I looooove dressing up. Ever since I can remember, I have loved layering jewelry with accessories with dresses and shoes. But there are days when I want to stay in sweatpants So what do you do when it's one of those lazy days but you have somewhere to go? You turn to the next best thing - track pants. 

These are my absolute favorite pants from J.Crew (couldn't find them online but see a similar style from Banana Republic below). I can easily dress them up with a blouse and heels for work, or throw on a t-shirt and gladiators for running around. This look is kind of a combination of the two. The Chanel bag and stiletto heels add a little somethin' fancy, but the tee and pants make it feel so relaxed. Give these pants a try - you won't regret it.

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