February 16, 2017

My Style: Thirty-Something



Hi, friends. I'm a little embarrassed to say I've had these photos for a couple of months now. It seems like life right after the holidays is always a struggle for me #badhabits. I'm excited to share a full life update sometime in the near future. For now, though, just know that 2017 is shaping up to be significantly different than last year.

I turned 30 last month. And, oddly enough, hitting that milestone really makes the reality of being an adult set in. Adulting isn't a joke, gang. My friends and I are constantly texting each other about the harshness of life (having to buy a new refrigerator without warning, illness, everyday chores, temper tantrums, etc.) When did we become old enough to deal with this? And how are we actually managing to do it every day?

With each other. That's how.

We call on, lean on, cry on, love on each other at every opportunity we get or at any given moment we need each other. Group texts and group snap chats are currently our form of therapy. We're our own brand of crazy and we just get each other. I'm thankful every single day for my tribe of strong female friends. Friends who love and support you no matter what. Friends who say what you need to hear not what you want to hear. Friends who love you through everything. Friends who never put their judgey pants on with you.

My remedy for getting this adult thing right? Having a group of girlfriends who are trying to figure it all out with you. . .












OUTFIT DETAILS
Sweater, FREE PEOPLE -- Striped tunic, OLD NAVY -- Jeans, OLD NAVY
Bag, gifted VERA BRADLEY -- Moccasins, MINNETONKA
Necklace & earrings, KENDRA SCOTT -- Bull necklace, BOUTIQUE FIND
Sunglasses, URBAN OUTFITTERS


February 14, 2017

Monthly Muse: FEBRUARY




Have I ever talked about my aversion to Valentine's Day here? I really can't remember... Regardless, V-Day has never had much appeal to me - even when I've been in a relationship. Other than the (really, really) cute decorations and boxes of chocolate, I'm not the person to seek out for Valentine gift ideas or "Awww, that's so sweet" comments. Am I without-a-doubt a hopeless romantic? Yes. Both hands raised. I've just always been more of a proponent of love every day instead of let me be my best to you this one day out of the year. Please don't sign me up for that arrangement. So, happy anti-Valentine's Day, friends. I promise I won't judge you for the heart shaped balloons and dozen roses your husband sent you :)



INSPIRATION

January 6, 2017

My Style: Into The Woods

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

Happy weekend, gang! Let me just say that this week back to work has been quite an adjustment. Anyone else? Holiday hang over has been in full swing. It occurred to me the day before I was supposed to go back to work that I had basically lived out of my suitcase for almost two weeks. I need a break from break. And this whole week I've been itching for a snow day. It's kinda crazy that we haven't seen any snow yet here or really experienced super cold temperatures (ahem, bare legs).

This dress, y'all, is seriously the most beautiful print - there are bunnies and deer, ok? I was hoping for it to be just a little bit shorter, but I can always have it altered. There are ruffles down the front that you can't see because of my vest - such a pretty detail. I can't wait to pair it with dark tights and a fur scarf.

Cheers to the weekend, y'all! I hope it's fantastic! xo


EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

EShakti Woodland Dress // Julie Leah Blog

OUTFIT DETAILS
Dress, gifted ESHAKTI -- Vest, BOWS & SEQUINS COLLECTION 
Hat, OLD NAVY -- Booties, FOREVER 21 
Necklace, gifted KENDRA SCOTT  -- Earrings, gifted KENDRA SCOTT