Rewind back to 2 years ago. Just the thought of starting a blog intimidated me. What would my friends say? What in the world would my boyfriend think? How would people act towards me? What would be the consequences? Reminder: blogger life 2 years ago wasn’t what it is today. It was not a “thing” yet, and it was not the cool thing to do…but ohhh, was it ever a step in the right direction!
And a step is right. Stepping out of my comfort zone was the best step of my life. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Fast forward 2 years of hard work, sweat, and yes, tears, and I find myself where I am today. I founded the love of my life, my darling creation, and a place to play with all things fashion, express myself, and inspire those around me.
But this isn’t all about me. This is about reminding yourself that if you haven’t stumbled upon the amazingness that you are well capable of, it may be hiding behind that little-huge extra-intimidating, oh-so-conquerable thing called… fear. Find yourself, and with that, you’ll find the absolute capability, strength, skill and potential that lies within. And the first step is simply stepping out (of that comfort zone) and getting yourself out there. Don’t hold yourself back because it isn’t within the limited lines of the status quo; step out and reach for the stars, and don’t let the rest of them hold you back, darling! Have a wonderful Saturday, xo!
In my mind, the holidays don’t just inspire the spirit of giving, but they also present the opportunity to appreciate all the little joys along the way.
I foresee getting all dolled and dazzled up in a favorite holiday dress…the anticipation of fuzzy slippers by the fire, the sweet sips of hot cocoa in a mug, or a favorite cable knit sweater that you want to cozily debut just about every single day. Because one of my favorite parts about Christmastime is treating myself to those little extra details that make everyone’s favorite time of year just a little more special. Maybe it’s a polka dot pj set to get cozy in after a long day at work, or a planner that keeps that crazy schedule feeling a little less crazy, or a card to send off holiday wishes to your loved ones. And the more I dream and fantasize about what Santa may place under the tree this year (and what I’ll be gifting to everyone else), the more I pinch myself just thinking about all of the excitement that awaits. In the meantime, treat yourself to the little joys that Christmas brings along the way! Click each image above to shop my current holiday covets, darlings!
“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” — Kate Spade
One of the many joys of the upcoming holiday season is the chance to get a little extra dressed up for that extra-special holiday occasion. I’m envisioning: embellishing anything and everything with that extra touch of holiday sparkle, adding in a flashy pop of sequin, flaunting a deep velvet, or dazzling in a bright cashmere stunner. And most of all, one of my favorite parts of getting dolled up for the holiday season is that chance to pull out that party skirt!
There’s definitely something magical about prancing around in a tulle skirt. Maybe it’s because you feel like a princess when shielded in layers of darling, but absolutely dainty tulle. Or maybe it’s because just about everyone around you has stopped to turn their heads just to get a glimpse of your stunning #ootd. Or maybe it’s because the tulle skirt has made quite the name for itself in the stylish blogosphere. Regardless, Space 46 has got you covered on all your party tulle skirt needs this holiday season. I was darling to The Wendy Skirt in Ivory and dressed it up with the Montmarte Top from Nasty Gal to give it my oh-so-favorite Parisian flair. Because remember, playing dress-up begins at age five, and never has to end. Find the rest of the dressed up Space 46 Tulle Collection here, and scroll below for more darling deets and links! Xo
You could call the past couple weeks the continuing chronicles of the hunt to find the perfect boyfriend sweater.
When it comes to sweater weather shopping, I always strive to find that one piece that can transition from season to season, effortlessly hanging and patiently waiting to be reinvented one year after the next. Of course, this dream sweater must have style, be attainable and affordable, have that slouchy boyfriend look (you know what I mean, it doesn’t come with any limitations or boundaries), and of course, it must be absolutely darling. That’s what I like to call my sweater-weather checklist. So insert the latest piece to pass the sweater test: Black V Neck Long Sleeve Boyfriend Sweater from Sheinside. This baby is on sale for an oh-so-darling 26 dollars, and it’s got me absolutely hooked.
The pinterest-worthy pattern, the slouchy want-to-steal-it-from-my-boyfriend style, and the price tag have put a definite end to my dream sweater hunt. Plus, it comes in white too! I paired the knitted gem with these windowpane peg trousers by Topshop, but it also looks absolutely darling with white denim or slouchy jeans if you’re striving for an effortless throw-it-on kind of look. Try dressing it up, or dressing it down, add in a favorite pair of booties (click to find mine here!), and wear it around the house with pj’s and everyone’s favorite fuzzy socks. Thus, the continuing chronicles of the hunt to find the perfect boyfriend sweater… are officially fini! Thanks, Sheinside! Scroll below for more darling #ootd deets and links.
Last night it went down to the 20s, might I add – here in Texas. So an arctic cold front only brings daydreams of bundling up, sipping hot cocoa, and immersing myself in soft knits and cozy flannels for the weekend ahead. Might I add – I’m about to head into surgery to get my wisdom teeth removed, so all I can think about is getting into a cozy pair of long johns (yes, those!) and sleeping my way through everything the weekend brings.
And this is where Mint Clothing Company comes into play. This Flowy Waffle Longsleeve, accompanied by the Nikki Waffle Legging, is what I plan on living in this coming holiday. Not only am I currently wearing the long johns as I’m about to head into surgery, but they’re also the perfect around-the-house wear for staying comfortable, but still looking absolutely darling. Find the Flowy Waffle Longsleeve here, and the Nikki Waffle Legging here! And see how I wore my other favorite Mint pieces here!
PS- Austinites, you can find the darling knit brand at (my favorite Austin boutique) Still&Sea! See the address below: