August 31, 2015

classic meets {a little} quirky

Hey ladies!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  

I'm curious... do you categorize yourself as a sad to see summer go gal, or an anxious for all the lovely things fall brings gal?  or both?
I admit I fall entirely into the second category.  The intoxicating flavors and aromas of all things cinnamon, pumpkin and apple.  The crisp refreshing air, the endless styling options that the opportunity for layering offers, time spent with friends and family gathered around a football game, preparation for the winter holidays. Without a doubt, fall is my very favorite time of the year.  I would love to hear your take on the subject.

On the style front...easy basics have become my way of life.  Pieces that can be styled for multiple seasons and remixed for years to come.  When I pass the threshold into my closet {insert goofy-smiley emoji here}, I can now say that whatever I grab will work.  I can put together a look that is simple and keeps me feeling pulled together even when I have almost no time to fuss over myself.  Having kids, a husband {big kid}, and four pets isn't a life of fussing.  Rather it is imperative to have an effective bag of tricks that keep you looking and feeling your very best...always.  No damage control required.  A work in progress.

  My blogging has been scarce for the past several months, but it has allowed me time to reflect on all the growth this modest little internet space has afforded me in terms of personal style.  Hopefully, I'm back in the saddle with consistent posting and more direction on exactly what I want to share about my style journey and  valuable lessons I've learned that have the potential to enhance the lives of other women.   Women, like myself, who desire to press on towards her best possible self.

skirt: J.Crew (old), similar here & faux leather option here
linen tee: Gap, now available in long sleeve
clutch: Loft
heels: Sam Edelman
bracelet: J.Crew
sunnies: Anthro

August 28, 2015

Top Picks on My Radar Now

      As you can imagine, I have been doing quite a bit of poking around...virtual window shopping...and snagging favorites for fall.  My number one season for shopping for sure.
It has been very difficult to stay on a regular posting schedule this summer, and now there is only one more week until the kiddos are back in school.   So, I am hopeful that I can share posts with you on a regular basis starting next week.

      For today, here is a quick post to share my top picks from a few of my favorite shops as well as a few I have purchased for myself.  Just in time for a Friday evening shopping episode and glass of vino...or Saturday morning with coffee.

      I'd love to hear what you have your eyes on right now.  Feel free to leave me a comment with a link to your favorite find.
                                              to shop my favorite items, click on the images below

Thanks for dropping by today, and happy weekend. 
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