It’s Not Really Goodbye…

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Happy Monday, my friends!

I mentioned in my last fashion post that I’ve been wanting to make changes in my life in order to stay true to my heart. One of those changes involves this little blog of mine. When I first started this blog, it was meant to be a fun creative outlet for all the ideas that were swirling around in my head that I couldn’t wait to share with like-minded women who were passionate about fashion, food, fitness, etc. With very little knowledge about blogging, I decided to take the plunge a little over two years ago and what a journey it’s been! It was so much more than I expected in so many ways. The friendships I’ve made in the blogging world have been so rewarding. I’ve been encouraged and inspired by so many of you, and most of all it’s been so much fun! The blessings have been beyond my expectations but, to be completely honest, the amount of time and energy that goes into a blog was also much more than I expected. Continue reading

Weekend Wish List – Nordstrom Sale

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TGIF, everyone!

I tried to stay away but I couldn’t resist taking a peek. I’m talking about the Nordstrom Clearance Sale! I just can’t pass up a good deal so I’ve already added some items to my shopping cart and placed the order. Check out some of my picks below. The sale ends this Sunday, November 15, so hurry and get in on the deal! Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Boldness

J.Crew peacoat, cobalt blue, bold colors, J.Crew grid print dress, windowpane, bold prints, Zara booties, Clare V. clutch, leopard print, fall fashion, fall to winter, boldness

Happy Monday, my friends!

When I think of bold fashion, I automatically think of striking colors, eye-catching prints and patterns, or a mix of all three for a final look that stands out. It’s about going out of your norm, trying something different and new. Similar to fashion, boldness in life requires us to step out of our comfort zone, to not be afraid to be different and go against the flow, even if the choice we make is not necessarily the most popular one. It’s about following your heart even if the path you choose may not lead to success as the world defines it. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Haute Comfort

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Happy Monday, my friends!

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween. How can you not with all that candy, right? The best part is that it wasn’t freezing cold. Temperatures have been surprisingly mild this season and I hear it’s getting up to the low 70s during the week. Yay! The highs and lows that fall weather brings makes it a little tricky getting dressed. I bundle up in the morning but I find myself shedding my layers by early afternoon. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Bell Bottoms and Bell Tops

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Happy Monday, my friends!

I’m so grateful that we’re having a real fall season this year. Temperatures are staying reasonably mild, which was not the case around this time the last couple of years. Our family had a busy weekend but it was a good busy. The five of us got to serve lunch together and get to know underprivileged families at a church in the inner city of Detroit. I’m really looking forward to doing more of these types of activities as a family.

70s-inspired looks are on full force so I was excited to re-acquaint myself with flare jeans, which we’re seeing everywhere these days.  Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Plaid and Stripes

Banana Republic stripe sweater, fishtail skirt, Forever 21 plaid scarf, blue booties, grey, Target backpack, fall fashion, casual chic

Happy Monday, my friends!

We had a packed weekend, starting off with a date night to celebrate our 14th anniversary, an impromptu gathering at our place to watch the Michigan vs Michigan State game (crazy final play!) and our annual trip to the cider mill. My husband planned our date night this time and decided to take me to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a night of Beethoven. Although I’ve always appreciated classical music, we haven’t gone out of our way to attend classical music concerts. I feel like I’ve been missing out because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Continue reading

Lacing Up for the SHOPBOP Friends & Family Event!

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Happy Tuesday, my friends!

I don’t typically post on Tuesdays but I just have to tell you about the SALE that we’ve all been waiting for…the SHOPBOP 25% off Friends & Family Event! You can finally get your Clave V. clutch! Perhaps if you’re like me, you decided to start your holiday party dress hunting early. Maybe you’re just looking for some fall layers. Now is your chance to start checking off items from your wish list. Continue reading