Monday, October 9, 2017

Sweat It Out




Dress: Asos Sandals: Lauren Conrad 


A transition piece at it's finest. For days when it's not cold enough to wear a jeans a sweatshirt, but not hot enough where you'll die if you wear something thicker than a cotton tee. Enter: the sweatshirt dress. Cozy and cool at the same time? Sign me up. 






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Friday, October 6, 2017

Balance and Grace, an essential oil journey


 

I've mentioned here before in an earlier post about incorporating essential oils into my daily life and how I use them. I've decided to go a little more in depth and start an Instagram page talking more about them-- their different uses, how I personally use them, different diffuser and rollerball blends. I'll still try to throw posts up on here about them, because like I said, talking about them helps me to expand my own knowledge about them. I'd like to also say that I don't want the new Instagram page to be solely about oils either. I want it to be about overall wellness and a balanced life in general. Perhaps different books, stress management, anxiety tips, things like that. Even though oils may make up the majority of the content, I want to touch on other things as well. So if you're interested in learning more about oils, or already use them and want to just follow along or even help me on my own journey, I'd love for you to pop on over and follow me! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Overall, it's good




head to toe: Old Navy


So I finally put a shirt on under these overalls, after going all spring and summer wearing it like I was a 6-year-old boy at a creek in 1935. I honestly love this jumpsuit so much, and I've been racking my brain trying to think of how I can transition it into fall and winter. But with the length of the pant legs, I'm not sure I could pull off weather-appropriate shoes or tights without looking like a colonial boy. I guess I'll just have to wear it as much as I can before close-toed shoes are no longer optional, but a necessity. *sobs*



Other outfits with these overalls:

 



Monday, September 25, 2017

Just the Basics



Shirt: Urban Outfitters Pants: Forever 21 Jacket: Kohl's Shoes: Vans

I know I sound like a broken record, but I really do feel like my style is being pulled more to the minimal side. My heart yearns for a capsule wardrobe, but my shopping addiction says no. 
But let me let you in on a little secret. I was really excited to start taking outfit photos again, until after a little while I remembered one of the downsides: the constant need to create new content. Meaning, when I go to my closet and head straight for my favorite jeans and shirt I immediately think, oh no I can't wear these, I've already gotten a picture wearing these, I have to wear something totally new. Which is great when you're trying to expand your taste and variety in outfits and are challenging yourself to come up with something new every day; but it's not so great when you fall into this 'I always have to have something new' mindset. That can be stressful and frankly, expensive. And sadly, your favorites that you love and could wear multiple times a week, just sit there. 

I, for one, really love seeing people use a capsule wardrobe because I like seeing pieces being used in multiple ways. I like the idea of a practical, functional (and comfortable) closet. And while I don't necessarily want to bind myself to 30 set pieces while ignoring everything else in my closet, I don't want to not wear things I love because I've already shown them on here and fear it might be boring. I promise I will try to keep things revolving and used in different ways, but I don't by any means have an eccentric style. Earlier in this blog (like, 8 years ago) I did try to have a somewhat eclectic, quirky style. Yet as I got older (and perhaps lazier) I just wanted to keep things simple. Life's stressful enough as it is, I don't need to add uncomfortable over-the-top clothes to it. I always think of this Gap commercial, and the tag line 'let your actions speak louder than your clothes'. That's pretty much going to be my mantra from now on. It can be casual and still be cute, and every now and then, make it over-the-top, because you can still play dress up. Life's stressful, but it isn't that serious. /end rant on justifying a jeans and t-shirt post haha.


Other outfits with these pieces:

  




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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Autumn's Eve


Sweater: H&M Pants: Forever 21 Shoes: Target

Autumn is here!! Not that I've been counting down or anything ;) ...and not like we have a huge seasonal shift here in Southern California, but it's still exciting. Crisp air and crunchy leaves are in reach, I can feel it. 

A couple months ago, in an attempt to save closet space, I finally bought some under bed storage to store all my winter clothes. Which was great, it freed up a lot of space in my closet not having sweaters and jackets in there. The downside though, is when I started to see fall and winter clothes pop up all over the internet, my immediate reaction was, "oh that's cute, I don't think I have one of those" even though I probably do, it's just out of sight out of mind. So I'm trying to not buy any winter clothes until I take what I already have out of storage (which won't happen until I know for sure we're out of the 90 degree weather for good) so I don't end up buying more of what I already have, defeating the purpose of saving room. One thing I did cave in on and buy though was this sweater from H&M. It's casual yet stylish, perfect for an everyday capsule wardrobe, and only $25! It's been the only winter-y thing hanging in my closet for weeks (I couldn't get myself to put it away in storage). I've looked at it every day anticipating the day it would finally cool enough to wear it, and finally, this week the day arrived. It was everything I imagined it would be. And even though the weather got a little warm in the afternoon, the sweater's light enough that it didn't bother me. It just made me all the more excited for colder weather, and when I can finally excavate all the warm, cozy things from under my bed and be reunited with the treasures I forgot I had. 


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Monday, September 4, 2017

Stay Golden



Shirt: Target Shorts: Fossil Sandals: Target

It's funny how I own at least 100 pairs of shoes, yet I wear these $10 sandals from Target every day. Maybe I should finally just succumb to the minimalist in me. 

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

On the Waterfront











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