The first week of February has served as a good reminder to revisit those goals we set during the first of the year. Am I reading more than I’m staring at my phone? Going to yoga? Living in the moment? The beginning of any new month always feels like another small, fresh start and I love that. I did a whole foods cleanse this past week, so this weekend I’m looking forward to indulging a bit while watching the Super Bowl. Beyonce halftime show, anyone?
A few favorites from around the web…
Public service announcement: I don’t know how this is possible, but this adorable layered sweater is on sale for UNDER $17!! Time to scoop up one or two. Or three.
The first month of 2016 has come to a close and (I know I say this all the time) it flew by. So this year, I am starting a new monthly series recapping a few highlights, favorites and new finds from the last month.
Highlights of the month: I traveled to Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte (dogged that snow storm) and L.A. where I got to meet and work with some incredible Olympic athletes. I got sucked in to the new season of The Bachelor (standard) and mastered a new stovetop popcorn recipe.
I discovered a new-to-me tinted moisturizer and LOVE it. More on my skin routine next week.
I’ve challenged myself to read more in 2016 and this month I finished Modern Romance (funny and interesting. I heart Aziz Ansari) and am nearly finished with Better Than Before.
I was inspired by my home office update and have started doing some updates to other rooms in my home.
Things have been busy around these parts lately, which is why I’ve been on a little blogging hiatus. Crazy work travel left me with a nasty cold, so I’ve been in recovery mode. It was nice to spend this past weekend curled up on the couch with a cup of tea. I’ve been rocking the neutrals hard lately, especially while traveling. It always make me feel pulled together when I’m living out of a suitcase.
The Bloggers Who Budget ladies are back and this month we are focusing on those work appropriate pieces, for less. I work in advertising in a corporate environment, so office-appropriate dresses, jackets and heels are quite the norm for my daily outfits. This sweater dress was a total steal from LOFT, a store I often hit up to find professional and cute work wear for less. (Currently love this and this). Sometimes I get into a little work outfit funk (who doesn’t?) and I find that mixing in just a few new pieces can make all the difference to gain a fresh perspective on your wardrobe.
Happy Friday, friends. We made it. This week was back to full-blown crazy busy, so I had to remind myself of the calmness I felt after the holiday break. It’s so easy to fall back into that stressful mindset, so I’m trying to take some small moments to breathe and stay positive. I’m looking forward to a relaxing (and snowy) weekend shared with friends.
A few favorites from around the web…
It was time for a new pair of running shoes so I ordered these in grey. Extremely light and I love the minimalist style.
Winter has arrived. This week has brought a major cool down (that’s an understatement) while the outside constantly looks like a snow globe, which fills me with equal parts giddiness and dread. I always get excited about the first major snow fall, but then quickly remember it’s not so great when I’m driving into work and running into the office when it’s 5 degrees outside. But bring on the layers and hot cocoa and I will happily camp out inside and watch the snow from the comfort of my couch.
I’ve been a cognizant little shopper this month after the holiday spending, so I’ve been pulling out a bunch of pieces from last year or the back of my closet… But these jeans are fairly new and I love the distressed look. Casual and cool.
Happy Friday, friends. The first work week of 2016 is coming to a close and I’m on the road, ready to head home. Hope you had a great start to the year and are keeping those resolutions and positives vibes in check.
I scooped up this cozy little sweater during a sale scavenger hunt at Anthropologie (it’s where I do my best work) and it’s been worn on repeat ever since. I love the over-sized, slouchy style and incredibly soft fabric that feels like a cloud. Because who can say no to a cozy cloud sweater?
Hello 2016. I’m happy to welcome in a new year. Are you a resolution maker? I typically am, but I didn’t make any concrete resolutions this year. I do love that fresh start feeling and have a renewed motivation to focus on all the positive aspects of my life. Those things and people that make me most happy. I’m excited to see what this new year brings… Turning 30. Growing both my career and this blog. Trips. Celebrations. Personal growth. I can’t wait for another year of wonderful memories and moments. What are you looking forward to in 2016?