Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 1.81

Friday Link LoveAnd just like that, we’ve made it to the end of the week!

While yesterday, I woke up to a brisk 19º F, today it’s supposed to hit 70° F. Nothing like Spring in Cleveland! I say that with sarcasm and an eye roll. Speaking of eye rolls — that pretty much the only part of my upper body I can move without pain this morning. I woke up to a muscle strain/spasm in my upper back/right shoulder and I literally can’t move. Getting dressed and trying to tame my hair was an epic fail. I’ve already popped some Aleve and I’m hoping the muscles relax enough for me to get through my day, crazy hair and all.

Getting old stinks.

To take my mind off the searing pain and discomfort, I’ve put together a great roundup of internet reads to share with you. So let’s get to it! This week’s edition of Friday Link Love is right this way… 

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Style

Granny Chic: Cap-Toe Pumps

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It should be of no surprise that the sleeper shoe of the past two seasons come to us directly from the chicest of granny fashion: Chanel.

Women young and old flock to the French designer for a taste of the classic, refined and impeccably crafted. I’m pretty sure THESE SHOES check all of those boxes — for a fraction of the designer Chanel price.

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Check, Please.

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Did you ever have a strong opinion and/or dislike for something and then one day, wake up and decide that you were wrong all along!?

A girl can change her mind, you know… AND in case you were wondering, no, I haven’t changed my opinion on THIS.

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Travel

How To Pack For A Beach Vacation: 5-4-3-2-1 Method

Over the past few years, I’ve done my fare share of packing guides and lists. They’re a ton of work to put together, but oh, so worth it.

Personally, I’ve always found a visual guide helpful when I’m putting together my own suitcase — no matter what the destination. When I can see the pieces all laid out on my desktop (vs. scattered across my bed, or scrawled on a notepad) it clearly becomes evident that I really don’t need all the stuff I originally thought I did. Combinations come together effortlessly and before I know it, I have 7 days worth of outfits at the ready.

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Style

Spring Office To Off-Duty

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One of the challenges of gainful employment is finding a balance between your office wardrobe and your off-duty style.

Even if you work in the most casual environment, there is generally a notable difference between the types of clothing you’d wear to the office and the fashion you’d wear during your off-duty moments. Buying two separate wardrobes is not really a practical option — for both closet space and financial reasons.

So what’s a working gal to do?!

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, 1.80

Friday Link LoveHappy St. Patrick’s Day Friday! 

I have kids home from school today, so my wild and crazy St. Patty’s day debauchery will be at a minimum. We’re starting off the day at a fun, kid friendly brunch at a friend’s home.  I currently have this OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST baking away in my oven. It’s beyond delicious and pretty much a dessert that’s masquerading as a breakfast/brunch dish. Sneaky, sneaky. Whether you’re Irish or not (I’m 100% not, but my kids have an 1/8 of the Irish green in them), I love holidays that are just plain fun. So go grab a green beer — no one will judge if it’s before 5pm, and sláinte!

Oh, but first make sure you catch up on this week’s edition of Friday Link Love!

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Style

An Off-The-Shoulder Style You Should Wear NOW

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I come to you this Thursday with very good news in hand.

If you’re anything like me and have been longing for the day Spring weather finally arrives to bust out all of your new off-the-shoulder and more skin-exposing clothes, wait no more. There exists an off-the-shoulder style top that is perfectly appropriate for this late winter freeze.

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One Look, Three Budgets

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Money… money changes everything.

(Thank you, Cyndi Lauper & Sirius/XM 80’s Channel for getting that song stuck in my head.)

When we see celebrities, fashion editors and street style fashionistas, we’re often tempted to say that they can look as good as they do because of their unlimited funds. “Real” people could never pull that style off without taking a second mortgage on their home, or going without food for a few weeks.

You know what? That’s only partially true.

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You’re Only 5 Items Away From A Fresh Spring Wardrobe

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Regardless of the generally mild season we’ve had, Winter is not leaving without a fight… and a few Winter Storm Warnings.

Honestly, this bi-polar weather is really cramping my Spring style. Luckily, these few “bonus days” in heavy knits and boots has given me a chance to fine tune my Spring wardrobe. I’ve curated a tight collection of 5 versatile pieces that will give your wardrobe that fresh feeling — once all this snow melts!

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