Running Late Go To Outfit

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Have you ever woke up late, then to top it off, you have nothing to wear? Unfortunately, that happens to me more often than I would like to admit, but I am working on it. One thing I do to avoid the “I have nothing to wear” kind of morning, is have outfits that outfit that always works. This skirt typically goes into that rotation for me. It is so easy, to grab and pretty much goes with everything.

If you are like me and are allergic to mornings, here are some tips that have helped me over the years.

  1. Pick out your clothes at night and keep a few outfits that are always ready to go. I try to pick out my clothes on Sunday night for the week, or even the night before. I recommend picking out a few extra outfits because if you wake it and it was colder than anticipated, you can wear one of your back up items.
  2. Have a go to make up look. I don’t wear much make up, but what I wear on a daily basis I have mastered that art of applying it in about 8 minutes. I am tying to get it down to 5 minutes but I am a work in progress 🙂
  3. Keep it simple. When you get dressed, you need a bottom, top, and a third piece. A third piece could be a jacket, statement necklace, or even a scarf. Throw on one of those items then you are out the door.

I hope this helped make your mornings much easier!

The Perfect Skirt

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Happy Hump Day,

Have you all ever worn the pencil skirts from J Crew? I have them in a few colors and I can promise you once you wear one, you will want them in all the colors they come in. The good thing for your closet (but not your wallet) is that J Crew comes out with new and different colors every season. They go great with many things, boots, booties, flats, sandals, and dare I say sneakers if you want to get funky.

Sweater: Gap similar here ~ Skirt: JCrew here here here~ Vest: Old Navy similar here ~ Shoes: Nine West similar here and here

Warby Parker Resort Line

Technically, I am supposed to wear glasses for reading, but I don’t because It is such a struggle finding cute glasses. I remember, when I was younger, actually wanting glasses so bad. In my mind it was an accessory that you HAD to wear everyday. Of course, things are not as great as they seemed. To my surprise, after receiving my prescription glasses, they didn’t turn out to be as cute as I thought they would be. Warby Parker is a game changer for the prescription glasses industry. From the comfort of my home, I took the short quiz to determine my style and picked out five frames. The frames will be sent to my home to try on.  I have five days to make a decision.  Oh, and they also have sunglasses too.

When I first heard about Warby Parker, I have to admit, I thought the name was really cool, but the idea is even better. Trying on actual glasses that you picked out at home, that is genius! They will allow you to test out five frames for five days. That is the perfect amount of time to decide if they are as cute as you expected. You will be able to ask your friends and family for their opinions, but I am sure you will naturally gravitate to your favorites anyway.

Every year when I get my eyes checked, I tell myself “this year I am getting prescription sunglasses”, but I never do.  I always tell myself I will come back and place an order later. Warby Parker is set up like a regular retail store. If I finally decide to order sunglasses, I can place an order online or go into one of the several locations just like any other store. This makes life so much easier for me.

Now, let’s pause here while you go check out the SUPER CUTE glasses they have! Don’t worry I will wait 🙂 Just this week they launched their Resort Collection which I am in love with. In this collection they are highlighting the mixed materials trend, and they do it so well! My favorite feature is the metal inlay that is visible only from certain angles. Sometimes you see it and sometimes you don’t. I have even seen people who love the glasses so much, they order them for personality glasses or just regular sunglasses. They are cute enough!

If you are in the market for new glasses (or sunglasses) check out Warby Parker. I mean you can’t go wrong. The price is great, they are stylish and on trend and you can try them on in the comforts of your own home. I ran into the store to pick out some of my favorites from the line, including a wild card that I couldn’t resist.

 

Tan Cape & Over Planning

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I enjoy planning pretty much everything! I have to say that this year I failed! I planned all these ideas about what I can do for Blogmas this year and imagined how amazing it was going to be.  Lack of time kept me from sharing these ideas with you which was a disappointed for me.  As time slipped away and I was missing out.

What I found is I wasn’t planning the time it takes to execute those ideas.  I call myself a planner procrastinator. I spend so much time planning things out, but then it leaves no time to actually do what I planned. Then, I begin planning on how to catch myself up so I am not behind. I also find that if you over plan you end up confused or overwhelmed, again causing the plan to fail.

The best advice is to keep things simple. First, before I add a bunch of fun things to the mix, I have to have the basics down. If I don’t know what I am going to be posting about (or have my post ready) for the month or week, that means I don’t have time to add fluff.

Scheduling is a necessity for me. On certain days I do certain things. Having that guideline about what I need to do keeps me on track. It also means I don’t spend hours planning what I need to do before actually doing it because I know what needs to be done.

I would love to hear from you all to see if you have the same issues with planning, or should I say, over planning, as I do.

 

The Oversized Scarf

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I love basics. If you have the correct basics, you can make any outfit look amazing. Here I am wearing a basic long sleeve t-shirt from Target with a blue and black skirt from Banana Republic. Wearing them together would be boring, but when you add a chunky scarf now you have a cute outfit. I love doing this when I wear all black too. You can add fun to your look by adding a pop of color.

Getting dressed is so much fun!

Shirt: Target ~ Skirt: Banana Republic Factory (old) similar here, here, and here ~ Scarf: Nordstrom Rack (old) similar here and here ~ Shoes: Really old similar here and here

Pink Chunky Sweater

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Happy December Friends!

Now that we are officially in the Christmas season, it is time for me to get my house together and put up decorations. I get so excited to decorate my house. A few years ago before I moved into my house I thought decorating for the seasons was so dumb! Of course, all that changed as soon as I had a house of my own. I find myself decorating not only for Christmas, but spring/ Easter, and summer.

Just for reference, I don’t go crazy. I like to put just enough out where it makes the house look a little festive. I feel like it is up to me to set the mood in my home.

What do you all think about decorating for the holidays? Do you do a little or a lot?

Sweater: Primark similar here ~ Shirt: TJ Maxx similar here ~ Jeans: Gap similar here ~ Shoes: TJ Maxx similar here

A Casual Uniform

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Hi friends, I’ve missed you all so much. I have taken a break while on vacation. I will be sharing my trip with you all in a later post. How was your Thanksgiving? Did you all participate in Black Friday, or Cyber Monday? I did, and I am so excited to share with you all what I purchased 🙂

On to the outfit: I love the concept of having a style uniform. A uniform wouldn’t work for me because I get bored easy, but if I did this would be it! Cardigans and a scarf is the easiest outfit, and you can remake this outfit 100 ways over. All you need is a few scarfs and different color cardigans. It is so simple to pull off, in this post, I’m wearing a long sleeve tee.

Cardigan: H&M ~ Shirt: Gap ~ Jeans: Nordstrom Rack similar here ~ Scarf: Old Navy similar here ~ Shoes: DSW similar here