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.

 

Old Navy Outerwear Wish list

Numbers of Old Navy Outerwear Wish List

ONETan Trench Coat // TWOHerringbone Blazer // THREETan Wool Coat // FOURTan Twill Jacket // FIVETan Moto Jacket // SIXBlack Bomber Jacket // SEVENOlive Embroidered Jacket  // EIGHTBlack Trench Coat

I wanted to start a series here highlighting various stores to share with you what I and planning on purchasing. I am starting here with Old Navy, because I am actually planning gone making a purchase soon with many of these items. What are you thinking about purchasing for the fall?

Stripes on White

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Hello there!

Now if this outfit doesn’t scream summer to you I don’t know what will? I love love love this shirt. I almost paid full price for it because I loved the way it felt. Luckily, it was on discount when I got to the register. These pants are really old from Banana Republic Factory. Honestly, your clothes hold up so much better when you invest in them. I think I am on year three with these pants. It helps that I only wear them a few times each year, but they have held up very very well, through stains and parties. The shoes, I don’t even know where they are from because they are so old.

Embellished Summer Dress

So I am frugal, and I never buy things full price. That said, when I buy something full price I have to love it, ALOT. So I bought this dress full price from Banana Republic at that. I have been a fan of Banana for years. I love how their clothes fit me. Their dresses are the perfect length. I don’t wear a lot of heels so having my dresses hit right at my knees is exactly what I look for.

What called out to me about this dress is that it is essentially a basic dress, with a splash of fun. Oh and that is exactly how it wears. It is so comfortable, the fabric amazing!

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Dress: Banana Republic (on sale!) ~ Shoes: Nine West (old) similar here and here.

 

Grey Flutter Sleeve

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Happy Tuesday!

A major trend right now is bold sleeves, everywhere you look there is a large puff sleeve, or flutter sleeve, or even a large ruffle on the shoulder. Oh wait, even off the shoulder shirts (I forgot about that).  Nonetheless, sleeves are in. Okay, I am being honest, I am not super into the trend 100%.  I like it but not to sure how it fits with my style. I guess I am just different.

Here is a tip- If you are not sure about a trend, try it in a modest way. That is what I did here. The sleeves are not crazy overwhelming but they are still on trend. This will actually be super cute with a pair of shorts as well.

Here are the details of this outfit!
Shirt: TJ Maxx: Similar here
Jeans: Gap similar here
Shoes: Nine West (old) similar here and here

Five Year Dating

Good Morning Love Bugs,

Today is my five year dating anniversary with my husband Frank! It is so crazy when I saw that it was five years today, I was shocked that it has been that long, three years sounds more accurate. I guess time really does fly when you are having fun. I can’t believe this summer we would have been married for two year. Goodness!

In honor of our anniversary, I will give you all a fun fact about us. We actually, met on the very first day of undergrad. At our school on move in day, they have a Freshman Welcome Party… there is where we met.

I hope you all have a great day today 🙂

Low Key Days

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Hi Friends,

So sorry for the lack of post last week, I was under the weather for majority of the week. Which is how this look came about. I spent much of the weekend of the couch in these sweats. My little brother actually gave me these as a Christmas Gift. I wanted to go down a size and was on the hunt to exchange them. Turns out they are discontinued so I decided to keep them and I am glad I did. They are so comfortable and warm.

Shirt: Banana Republic Factory ~ Hoodie: TJ Maxx similar here ~ Jacket: Old Navy ~
Pants: Victoria Secret Pink similar here ~ Shoes: Nike similar here

Fitness Check-in

Hello Friends,

Just like every other person on earth, I decided to get fit for one of my New Year Resolutions. Lately, I have been having such a great time working out. I am one of those people who enjoy working out, the endorphins you feel after that last weight and the since of accomplishment you get when you run for 30 minutes non-stop. It is the best!!!

Recently, I have changed my gym routine, for the last couple of weeks I have been solely been doing weights. Honestly, because my hair was straight and I refused to perspire with the hopes of making my blow out last longer, but I will save that for another post. Last week I started to incorporate cardio back into my routine (my favorite).  IMG_9429IMG_9462IMG_9468IMG_9489IMG_9501

Jacket: Under Armour, similar here and here ~ Leggings: Old Navy ~ T-shirt: Old Navy, similar here ~ Shoes: Nike similar here