Articles have been flying around the interwebs about how Pinterest can make you depressed. The pressure of having picture-perfect homes and artfully crafted meals is apparently getting to people on a deeper level. I felt some of that stress while we were planning our wedding, but that could’ve just been normal wedding stress (who knows?). All I know is that Pinterest helps me pick out my outfit when I hate everything in my closet, and it’s my best friend when I need to find general inspiration to keep me awake during the day. A little comparison never hurt anybody—it’s when it turns into a total jealous rage that it becomes dangerous. So, fellow pinners, tread lightly and use Pinterest as it was intended … inspire and be inspired.
Now, here’s a list of things that I’d like that other beautiful ladies have …
It seems like spring is here to stay, at least for a while, so I guess I’ll make the most of it by pairing my fall and summer favorites—tees, boyfriend jeans, loafers and neon-bright sweaters. OK, spring isn’t so bad ;)
It is actually March, right? Hard to believe with snow still on the ground and temps below freezing, although I really should be used to this by now…
Even if it is still winter weather, my winter wardrobe is in desperate need of a style update. A little pop of color and a lot more attention to detail are necessary if I’m ever going to make it out of winter alive.
I have yet another office party to attend at the end of this month and I am strapped for cute winter outfit ideas! I never know what to wear to a cocktail party where you’re expected to look creative (I love funky details and pairings, but sometimes they’re so hard to pull off!), mingle with clients (aka no cleavage or cutouts) and stay warm (winter is the worst).
What are the rules for office parties?
» no outrageous necklines or hemlines
» don’t overdo it — keep your accessories simple
» keep the lines clean, but wow them in the details
» my own rule: wear comfortable heels! (and bring a backup)
After MUCH online shopping :), I’ve pulled together a few looks that I think might do the trick.
The only problem? I can’t seem to find the perfect blazer or cardigan to go with any of these dresses! Help!!
little black dress: dress 1 / dress 2 / dress 3 / clutch / booties / pumps
add some color: dress 1 / dress 2 / dress 3 / dress 4 / pumps
all in the details: dress 1 / dress 2 / coat / tall boots / ankle booties / tights
This news has been a long time coming…I mentioned last year that the hubs and I were thinking about a big move to the west coast, and we are finally making it happen!
At the end of June I will be packing up my midwest life, along with my midwest cats, to trek across the country and set up shop in San Francisco. No more snow bun or snow-anything for this girl! It’s going to be an adventure road trip to the most inspiring city I’ve ever been to. We can’t wait to see what California has in store for us and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! The first step in this process, though it may not seem like it, is finally showing you photos of our wedding — a day that marks the beginning of our adventure together.
Stay tuned, folks!
The holiday season is always so stressful — finding the perfect gifts and getting everything ready in time for family gatherings — until it comes time for the parties. The office party, in particular, because that’s when you can really get dolled up! This season, I’m obsessed with this photo above, her look is effortless and she is just oozing personal style. I’m considering this my holiday inspiration and here’s how to copy it!
I’ve been brushing up on all of the Sex and the City seasons lately in my free time and I am obsessing all over again. Sarah Jessica Parker, though sometimes a little over the top, has more style in her pinky finger than I have in my whole body. I love her. And she only gets better with age.