There are many things I don’t miss about being 22 — bad dates, being the most junior person in the office and zits, just to name a few.
One thing I do miss, is the ability to pull off any trend successfully without any hesitation or trepidation. When you’re young, fit and fearless you have the under-appreciated (and generally underutilized) ability to just go for it and swing for the fashion fences.
These days, whenever I see a strong fashion trend come into play there’s a bit more research and analysis involved as I consider whether it is (or isn’t) appropriate for this working mom of 2. Over time, I’ve realized that there are very few fashion trends I wouldn’t be willing to try — WITH some modifications, of course.
Yesterday, I spent a good chunk of time perusing the web trying to find the much-needed inspiration to help me with today’s post.
Hey, a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do.
While a lightning bolt of creative energy didn’t quite happen, I did stumble across a long shopping list of random things that gave me that little “zap” — similar to annoying static electricity, if we’re being honest.
With summer right around the corner, I realized that I was totally unprepared to tackle the season. Or at least that’s what I told myself, as I was jamming my online shopping carts full of clothes and accessories. Naturally, the next step was to put together a collection of “What I Want: Summer Edition” — a mishmash of all of my seasonal favorites. However, I need to warn you to tread lightly, because some of what I want, will become what you want too!
Not the typical alcohol-induced hangover type (although I won’t judge if you do!), but more the OMG-I-can’t-focus-or-do-anything-productive hangover. Both are equally terrible. A steady diet of buttered bagels, diet orange Sunkist soda and Aleve may fix the former. As for the latter, I’ve got a way better (and less caloric) solution — a crisp white shirt.
It’s been quite a while since we last caught up — 10 days, to be exact — and I’m not gonna lie, the social media blackout was a fantastic change of pace. It was so nice to unplug, unwind and rarely (if at all) check my phone during the day. I got to enjoy a week with my family, read 4 books, soak up some sunshine and recharge. I tried to disconnect from everything work related and give my mind and body a break.
… but now I’m back and best of all, I’m excited to be back.
The instant I saw this top online, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Originally, I spotted it on Amber of BAREFOOT BLONDE in an INSTAGRAM capture from the beaches of Hawaii. The rich, saturated colors reminded me of a tropical sunset — and who doesn’t like that!? When I discovered that same FREE PEOPLE CANDYLAND SWEATER in my local store, I knew it was meant to be.
The under $60 price tag might have sealed the deal.
April showers bring May flowers… and trench coats.
For decades, the spring trench coat has been a closet staple for the most stylish women all over the world. However, over time this functional piece has taken on much more stylish persona. In addition to the typical khaki colored trench (you know THE ONE!), women now have a rainbow of colors, cuts and fabrications to pick from.