Outfit of the Day | Striped Dress and a Trench Coat

17 Mar 2015 Permalink

Nicole Miller striped dress, London Fog trench coat, black tote bag, Madewell flats, spring outfit

Nicole Miller striped dress, London Fog trench coat, black tote bag, Madewell flats, spring outfit

Nicole Miller striped dress, London Fog trench coat, black tote bag, Madewell flats, spring outfit

Nicole Miller striped dress, London Fog trench coat, black tote bag, Madewell flats, spring outfit

Nicole Miller striped dress, London Fog trench coat, black tote bag, Madewell flats, spring outfit

Nicole Miller striped dress, London Fog trench coat, black tote bag, Madewell flats, spring outfitSpring came and teased us a little over the last couple of days.  I was already flirting with the rising temps by wearing open toe shoes with a leather jacket, but on Sunday I had the chance to wear this fun striped number from Nicole Miller.

I also felt like I had to wear some sort of light-weight jacket.  Usually I reach for one of my trusty jean jackets, but this time I wanted something a little less casual.  I thrifted this London Fog trench and had my trusty seamstress (Hi, Mom!!) hem it up a few inches.  That tiny bit of altering turned it into the perfect piece of springtime outerwear!

dress – Nicole Miller // trench – London Fog // tote – Baggu // flats – Madewell

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4 Truths About Getting Older

12 Mar 2015 Permalink

black leather skirt, birthday outfit

black leather skirt, birthday outfit

black leather skirt, birthday outfit

black leather skirt, birthday outfit

March 11th.  Another birthday to enter in the books.  I tell ya, after my 25th birthday, they just weren’t that exciting anymore.  And then the 30th one came…that’s when I noticed those pesky wrinkles really beginning to show up.

But as much as I might complain about getting older, there are a few great things that make those higher numbers seem not that all bad.

1. Confidence.  When I was in my 20s, I dealt with a bunch of insecurities.  Worrying about fitting in and being accepted were a high priority.  It’s difficult to tell what exactly made me stop worrying about the opinion of others, but once I did, I was able to grown into my own skin…and it feels great!

2. Accepting my body.  After having two kids, my body has definitely changed!  For starters, my lady lumps will never look the same again.  I have stretch marks to forever remind me of growing babies in my uterus.  And gravity has begun to fight me.  As far as I see it, I have two choices.  Accept that this is my body now, or do something about it.  I’m doing a combination of the two.  The Tupler Technique has really helped with getting thing back to prebaby.

3. Finding style.  Once I became accepting of my body, it was easy figuring out how to dress it.  I learned easily what styles highlighted my features, and which ones did not.  Understanding my body type was the key to finding my style.

4. Higher sense of self-worth.  The older I get, the more I realize that I’m proud of who I’ve become.  I understand who and what the most important things in my life are, and I’ve been focusing on creating the best quality life that I can.

First Signs of Spring | Open Toe Shoes

09 Mar 2015 Permalink

leather bomber jacket, j. crew jeans, leather tote, black mules

leather bomber jacket, j. crew jeans, leather tote, black mules

leather bomber jacket, j. crew jeans, leather tote, black mules

Something remarkable happened over the weekend.  The temperature started to warm up!  I actually went out on Saturday night in a skirt with NO TIGHTS!!  That calls for a celebration!  And as much as I hate talking about the weather, if you live in a place with seasons, it’s always on everyone’s mind.

I took my chances and went with an open toe shoe here.  My piggies were begging to get some fresh air!  One of the worst parts about winter for me is wearing socks…I can’t stand them!  There may still be snow on the ground, but if the temps are above 40, I’m exposing my toes.

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Glo Minerals Spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection

07 Mar 2015 Permalink

Glo Minerals Spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection

A couple of months ago, I reviewed some products from glō∙minerals.  I ended up falling in love with their lip colors, and actually have been wearing Vixen a few times a week since I tried it!

Earlier this week they launched their new spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection.  This collection features 12 shades in two different formulas.  The Suede Matte Crayons and Suede Matte Sticks provide smooth finishes in highly saturated, long wear color.

Glo Minerals Spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection

The Suede Matte Crayons come in pencil form with a built in sharpener, and the Suede Matte Sticks offer more of a creamy application.  Both formulas have Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Mango Seed Oil and Shea Butter…the perfect antioxidant protection and conditioning ingredients for lips!

But enough about that…check out these colors in action!

Glo Minerals Spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection

Suede Matte Stick in Pinup

Glo Minerals Spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection

Suede Matte Crayon in Sorbet

Glo Minerals Spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection

Suede Matte Stick in Port

Glo Minerals Spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection

Suede Matte Crayon in Crush

I love how nice and bold these colors are!  Truly perfect for making a statement in spring!