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 for.ev.er. 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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