first of all, i want to apologize for two sponsored posts in a row. i don’t want to be that blogger, but in the days leading up to our trip, i didn’t have any original content prepared and i didn’t have time to share while we were away. except, of course, for the sponsored posts that had deadlines attached to them. argh! i hate deadlines. i’m 100% going to procrastinate when you tell me i have to do something by a certain date. i’m thinking that’s something i need to work on. in the new year.
so yeah, we had a pretty great trip. it’s always nice to see family and eat a bunch of food. plus, i feel more festive when i’m in the midwest. i get those warm fuzzy christmas-y feelings. must have something to do with cold weather and the possibility of snow. we’re headed back again in a few weeks. pumped.
now it’s time to talk about what i’m wearing. pretty sure this get-up isn’t all that crazy as far as colors and patterns go, but 2009 paige would never have put this together. she would’ve grabbed a white tee and knee-high boots and called it a day. but this – this is different for me. and i like it. and when i like my sartorial choices, i feel it’s only fair that i share them with my friends.
new year’s resolutions so far: 1. don’t procrastinate (as much) and 2. get crazy with the fashions.
i’ll be back in a day or two to share more photos from out trip.
count on it!
shop the look…
it’s officially winter and my skin is officially freaking out. i’m sure you can relate! as soon as the weather changes from hot and humid to cool and dry, my skin gets itchy and sensitive and feels rough and dehydrated. no bueno. it’s time to amp up the moisture! in the winter months, my skin care routine calls for thicker conditioners, creamier face lotions and deeper moisturizing body washes. timing couldn’t have been more convenient when the folks over at POPSUGAR offered to send me a bottle of Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture - to test it out and share my opinion. um, the word moisture is on the bottle. twice. so yes, count me in.
i’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and i gotta tell ya – i like it. pleasant scent, lathers up real nice and never leaves behind that filmy, soapy feeling. works for me! next time you’re shopping for body wash, consider Dove. after all, doesn’t your skin deserve the best care?
ps. take this fun little quiz to find out which scent works best with your personality!
“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dove through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Dove, all opinions are my own.”
here’s an idea for black friday… instead of getting up early to fight long lines and mobs of bat shit crazy shoppers, why not shop at home with ShopStyle - an online marketplace for one stop shopping. from men’s and women’s clothing to home goods and accessories, you’ll find hundreds of items from the brands you love and the stores you trust. being a part of the POPSUGAR blogger network, i was asked to participate in their ShopStyle promotion – a new look, an exciting new campaign. i grabbed a few go-to fall/winter faves from my closet and found similar versions on shopstyle.com. (so easy!) shop my wardrobe favorites, below!
f21 checkered blouse – similar
shoemint lane boots – similar
floppy hat (marshall’s) - similar
graphic muscle tee – similar
cropped pullover sweater (anthropologie) - similar
paige coated skinny jeans
sam edelman ankle boots
vegan tote bag – similar
gap skinny jeans
nail polish – julep zelda, essie head mistress, butter london british racing green, essie midnight cami
sequin collared blouse – similar
crop top – similar
faux fur stole – similar
*i was supposed to photograph myself in the middle of the items, but with mark going away early for the holiday, it simply didn’t happen. wondering how i styled my everlane we shop style tee? with a leopard print blazer, black satin drop-crotch pants and bright red pumps, of course!
next time you’re on the hunt for that perfect pair of boots or the trendiest jacket, consider using shopstyle.com. with so many options to choose from, you won’t be disappointed!
truth. i want to be that “style” blogger who just posts photos and tells you what she’s wearing and that’s it. because quite frankly, the words just aren’t flowing, lately. what can i possibly say? that i could live in these high waist skinny jeans for the rest of my life? that there isn’t a top or sweater that doesn’t work with them? get a pair. and these western style boots that you no doubt had in the early 90′s? obsessed. oh and let’s talk about this black bag i recently purchased… i haven’t had a black purse in years. weird. but this look – my fave right now. super simple.
and now i’m stuck. so many thoughts and things to say, but the words won’t come. or they come, but they don’t translate the way i want them to. i had this conversation with a coworker and he recommended that i read the war of art - a book that may help me navigate through this creative block i’m having. so i’ll give it a go.
because i don’t just want to talk with you about what i’m wearing. i have more to say.
in the meantime, i’ve been approached with some opportunities that i couldn’t pass up. don’t be surprised if you see sponsored content here and there and just so you know, if you click a link for a pair of pants or a bag – i just might get paid if you decide to make a purchase.
as always, i appreciate your support! thanks for coming back, even when i haven’t had anything to say for several weeks.
i wasn’t really a big fan of arctic monkeys before this song came along.
actually, the new album as a whole is pretty badass.
but this song…dang.
do i wanna know
a feel-good song for your weekend.
this version is good, too.
grace for saints and ramblers
iron & wine
halloween. i just wasn’t feeling it this year. taylor was at astro camp and zoey doesn’t really get it. i remember being apprehensive at that age about walking up to stranger’s homes, too. so, fine. she was happiest running to the door and passing out candy. which was equally as adorable. i don’t even have a photo of her in the cowgirl costume. mom of the year, over here!
anyway, this is what i wore to the office. i like that it’s not too costume-y, but there’s no confusion – i am dressed as a hippie. and the best part… everything, head to toe, came out of my closet. i’m actually wondering if that’s not the scariest part, because several of my fellow coworkers made mention that they could see me wearing this on a normal day.
peace love and happiness, people. get on board.
thrifted gap cardigan
jeans – anthropologie (a couple of years old)
it’s official. fall is happening. in other news, i’m really loving the way black and brown compliment each other. add a little animal print and meow, kitty. also, get used to seeing these lane boots all fall/winter long. i bought a pair in black, as well. like them? treat yo’self – here.
it’s been a bit since i’ve had the chance to sit down and share with you…sorry about that. here’s a recap. we celebrated taylor’s 13th birthday on monday and today he’s off to astro camp. zoey’s halloween parade/party was this morning…she went as a sheriff/cowgirl (i don’t know, she picked it out.) by 930 the boots had come off, her hat had shoe marks on it and her pink sheriff’s badge was nowhere to be found. what else? i’ve been going to pilates twice a week and i love it. i need a hair cut and my eyebrows are getting waxed this evening. lastly, the next several weekends are full of fun parties and general merriment. hooray!
what’s new with you?
i recently had the pleasure of collaborating with katherine of the habitat factory (an online shop/blog showcasing eclectic handcrafted finds from jewelry to home goods) and photographer and wearer of many creative hats, stacey millet of love oliver and michele and littlest village. we wanted to bring you a couple of day-to-night looks centered around the beautiful jewelry of solana kai designs – a collection of handmade necklaces made with earthy gemstones and a bohemian flair. these pieces are versatile and unique, fitting easily into any wardrobe. (more details after the jump…)
i had so much fun shooting this mini “lookbook” – thanks for a fun afternoon, ladies!
*photography by stacey
*styling by katherine