I have so much on my mind these days. If my brain could burst, picture a cartoon, I think it would! It's so hard to be a good parent and a good spouse and a good friend on top of being a successful business woman. When people say the struggle is real...it's very true.
There is so much pressure to be successful in every arena of my life and well...that's just not possible 24/7. Couple that with being a generous person by nature and sometimes the world leaves me scratching my head. The past 30 days has taught me to take a hard look on who and what I am giving my time to.
I don't expect reciprocity in every scenario I encounter and I do a lot for free by way of advice and resources but I expect people to value my time. Unfortunately, I don't know that this will change. I think we live in a world where most people are living in their own bubble day-to-day and rarely think about outcomes.
...because what you put out there does indeed come back to you.
That's a lesson I've learned several times over in life.
So here's my PSA for today: Everyone out there is trying to reach some goal or accomplish one thing. Extending yourself just the tiniest bit will generally benefit you two-fold down the line. Sometimes when you need it the most. I'm not running for President, gosh no, but just think if we all did this...how different our daily grind would be.
There's room for all of us to succeed but it starts with supporting and lifting up our peers...celebrating our gifts; not tearing someone down. "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate." This is going to be my new goal starting today.
Oh and shop my outfit below:
I am mourning the loss of another weekend. I feel like October is flying by so quickly. It's insane. From here on out we are going to try and cram as much pumpkin into our schedule as possible. I will admit...the weather has been hovering at this perfect 70ish mark which makes outfit prepping kinda fun still. Not quite in layers but chilly at night.
I'm still feeling the black but this time with a pop of PINK! My all time favorite color. My girls ask me weekly what my favorite color is and every week I tell them the same response - PINK, ALWAYS PINK! They must be really bored with dear old mom.
It's been a dark week already. Hard to lift the cobwebs. I'm on a mission to find some goodness in this world. Luckily that commodity is free with the assistance of two little girls. The best things in life ARE free, indeed.
One of my top five favorite things about Fall has got to be the ability to wear denim cutoffs with long sleeved tops. I couldn't tell you why that is but it's a thing and it's a small fleeting moment before our legs completely freeze over here in Chicago.
What could be better than a dress made out of sweatshirt material? Don't answer that! I realize this trend might not be for everyone but shoot guys, I was ultra comfortable running around the city in this little diddy. Fashion tip: You have to belt this dress or it will look like a giant potato sack which is no bueno. I linked a few inexpensive options below but you can find a wide belt just about anywhere these days. Belting everything is SO of the moment again.
I write this post as I browse pink sneakers online. I have no idea how I end up in these rabbit holes. I look at today's outfit post and I do admire a good heel but I dare say...I think I am becoming a sneaker head! Heels offer such a beautiful silhouette but there are so manyyyyyy sneaker options. Is that the mom in me coming out? I think so.
Sooooo...this top. Yeah, I wear it a lot. Whatever happened to the baby doll trend? I miss it. In other news, I just listened to a podcast with Courtney Love. Like whoa. She was an amazing interview. I highly recommend Girl Boss Radio if you like podcasts.
Welcome to V.2 of this bad ass mini skirt. My last post was rocker chic but today is all about the ladylike details. And who doesn't love a good ruffle? #amiright? This was another one of those unexpected pairings because I didn't try this outfit on before we shot it. I just knew two things: 1. I loved the skirt and 2. I am a sucker for stripes and ruffles. Voíla! An outfit is born!
This week I will be showing you two ways to style this AMAZING studded skirt for Fall. At $50, I'm going to make a strong case for your purchase. It's more versatile than you think but you need to remember a few tips:
I've had this top for awhile and had to get some slight alterations. Read: I do not have a chest at ALL! Now that it fits, I truly love it. You guys, it's $11. No joke.
It looks super chic and date night ready with a pair of liquid leggings or leather pants and equally perfect with your favorite blue jeans. I wore this for a weekend city lunch because the spirit moved me but I knew I was going to be with kids.