• Have a fancy event to go to, but nothing to wear?

    My idea of “dressing up” is pretty simple — it’s putting thought into what to wear, and paying attention to the details. I don’t have a lot of fancy wear in my closet, which is a bit ironic, as I love going to many different kinds of events – events that oftentimes requires you to dress a bit… fancier. My solution to this? Investing in classic fancy-wear staples, like a good black dress (I’m still searching for a good all-purpose black dress!) My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I spent a long time combing through my closet trying to find something nice to wear. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore, and just pulled out a darling little floral dress (similar here). Not the fanciest, but pretty comfy and pretty enough. To dress it up a bit, I added dainty accessories: necklace and earrings. I also added heels and a neutral bag, and the finishing touch — a high pony and dark lips. It’s all in the details, I tell ya 🙂 In the wintertime, I’ll be doing the same sort of thing – dark lips and fun accessories like a velvet hair ribbon or head wrap!

    Now that fall is in full swing, how are you guys enjoying the season? The days are flying by so quickly, I have to remind myself to slow down and take it all in. Slowly but surely…

    I hope you guys have a wonderful, crisp week. Can’t wait for hot chocolate and marshmallow weather. Yummy. Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Dressing Up a Simple Outfit

    Have a fancy event to go to, but nothing to wear?

    My idea of “dressing up” is pretty simple — it’s putting thought into what to wear, and paying attention to the details. I don’t have a lot of fancy wear in my closet, which is a bit ironic, as I love going to many different kinds of events – events that oftentimes requires you to dress a bit… fancier. My solution to this? Investing in classic fancy-wear staples, like a good black dress (I’m still searching for a good all-purpose black dress!) My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I spent a long time combing through my closet trying to find something nice to wear. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore, and just pulled out a darling little floral dress (similar here). Not the fanciest, but pretty comfy and pretty enough. To dress it up a bit, I added dainty accessories: necklace and earrings. I also added heels and a neutral bag, and the finishing touch — a high pony and dark lips. It’s all in the details, I tell ya 🙂 In the wintertime, I’ll be doing the same sort of thing – dark lips and fun accessories like a velvet hair ribbon or head wrap!

    Now that fall is in full swing, how are you guys enjoying the season? The days are flying by so quickly, I have to remind myself to slow down and take it all in. Slowly but surely…

    I hope you guys have a wonderful, crisp week. Can’t wait for hot chocolate and marshmallow weather. Yummy. Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Content creation is an interesting task.

    Whether your job is to create compelling/quality content for your blog, job, or other endeavor – it is definitely a challenging thing to do. At least, I think so. I have no problem creating content on a weekly basis; I actually find it more difficult because there is so much I want to share that it’s difficult to pick one topic area. Whether the content I create is compelling/quality or not, that’s up for debate. Also, it depends on who you ask! Lately, I’ve been thinking about content creation in general. In our digital day and age, we are inundated with SO MUCH content. Everyone is creating content and it gets to be too much. Way too much, especially since new content is being created and shared every single minute/hour/day. Mostly, I’m talking about social media, which directs you to other sources of digital content. When you think about it from a marketing perspective, are you really connecting with your target audience? They are shifting through their feeds so quickly that your hard work may go unnoticed. But can we really blame our audience? Do we really want them to be glued to their electronic devices to catch up on all of this content that is being created? I guess the point of this rant is — it depends on value. If you’re adding value to your audience, or even adding value to your own life (which is personally why I blog/create content here). Many of the bloggers I follow, they add value to my life because I see their content as a source of reading pleasure/enjoyment.

    Anyhow! I’ve been going through my closet and organizing it to prep for the colder temperatures. I love shopping for new clothes, but I just don’t have the funds for it. Crossroads Trading Co has been my saving grace. I love looking at fashion blogs as a source of inspiration, not for shopping, but for new ideas on how to style clothing. My style has been a bit more simple these days, but I love “amping” it up a bit. Like – by putting a velvet hair ribbon in my hair. Or by mixing contrasting but complementary colors together, like the gold/yellow dress with mauve booties. Mauve booties are such a great idea, and goes well with so many fall colors. I’ve linked some really great options below, such as these ones (more affordable) and these ones (GORGEOUS!). The dress I’m wearing – I’m actually putting for sale on my Poshmark closet. For the fall season – I’m offering 30% off 3 or more items! Lately, I’ve found another purpose for blogging – styling some of my clothes that I no longer have room for and want to sale online, via Poshmark. So there’s another value in content creation 🙂

    What are your thoughts on content creation? If you create content for your job or for fun, how do you feel about it? As a consumer of content, how do you view content? I’d love to know!

    BTW – lately I’ve been thinking a lot about finding your passion. I’ve been taking notes every day, and I thought it would be fun/cool to do a post on finding your passion. Maybe create a monthly series… What do you think? Would you be interested? Let me know! 🙂 I know, I know, more content to consume… ha.

    Have a fabulous week, and hope you are enjoying fall! 🙂

  • Calling Content Creators | Mixing Fall Colors

    Content creation is an interesting task.

    Whether your job is to create compelling/quality content for your blog, job, or other endeavor – it is definitely a challenging thing to do. At least, I think so. I have no problem creating content on a weekly basis; I actually find it more difficult because there is so much I want to share that it’s difficult to pick one topic area. Whether the content I create is compelling/quality or not, that’s up for debate. Also, it depends on who you ask! Lately, I’ve been thinking about content creation in general. In our digital day and age, we are inundated with SO MUCH content. Everyone is creating content and it gets to be too much. Way too much, especially since new content is being created and shared every single minute/hour/day. Mostly, I’m talking about social media, which directs you to other sources of digital content. When you think about it from a marketing perspective, are you really connecting with your target audience? They are shifting through their feeds so quickly that your hard work may go unnoticed. But can we really blame our audience? Do we really want them to be glued to their electronic devices to catch up on all of this content that is being created? I guess the point of this rant is — it depends on value. If you’re adding value to your audience, or even adding value to your own life (which is personally why I blog/create content here). Many of the bloggers I follow, they add value to my life because I see their content as a source of reading pleasure/enjoyment.

    Anyhow! I’ve been going through my closet and organizing it to prep for the colder temperatures. I love shopping for new clothes, but I just don’t have the funds for it. Crossroads Trading Co has been my saving grace. I love looking at fashion blogs as a source of inspiration, not for shopping, but for new ideas on how to style clothing. My style has been a bit more simple these days, but I love “amping” it up a bit. Like – by putting a velvet hair ribbon in my hair. Or by mixing contrasting but complementary colors together, like the gold/yellow dress with mauve booties. Mauve booties are such a great idea, and goes well with so many fall colors. I’ve linked some really great options below, such as these ones (more affordable) and these ones (GORGEOUS!). The dress I’m wearing – I’m actually putting for sale on my Poshmark closet. For the fall season – I’m offering 30% off 3 or more items! Lately, I’ve found another purpose for blogging – styling some of my clothes that I no longer have room for and want to sale online, via Poshmark. So there’s another value in content creation 🙂

    What are your thoughts on content creation? If you create content for your job or for fun, how do you feel about it? As a consumer of content, how do you view content? I’d love to know!

    BTW – lately I’ve been thinking a lot about finding your passion. I’ve been taking notes every day, and I thought it would be fun/cool to do a post on finding your passion. Maybe create a monthly series… What do you think? Would you be interested? Let me know! 🙂 I know, I know, more content to consume… ha.

    Have a fabulous week, and hope you are enjoying fall! 🙂

  • If you had a spontaneous week off to do absolutely anything, what would you do?

    I started a new job yesterday (!), which was very unexpected but also very thrilling. As some of you may now, I started working remotely for a publishing company when I was laid off from my last job at a marketing agency over the summer. I’m still at the publishing company (part time), but now I’m also working part time for another company – a media company! I am beyond excited as these are two career paths/industries I’ve wanted to work in for quite some time. I’ll share more in the coming weeks, but the point of this post is to share with you guys what I did during the week before starting the new gig.

    • Worked: I worked part time (remotely) so I still logged in these hours during the week.
    • Mini Vacation: I visited my family over the weekend, accompanied my mom to her first day of a new job, and then came back to Sacramento that week.
    • Professional/Personal: I attended an Open House at Paul Mitchell to get more information as becoming an esthetician is something I’m still considering (later down the line). I also mixed in some fun by getting a deep conditioning treatment. Getting pampered is one of my favorite things ever 🙂
    • Blogging: Plugged in some blogging time; writing posts, brainstorming new ideas, engaging in social media, getting inspiration from other bloggers.
    • Personal appointments: doctor’s appointment, dating consultation (for fun and why not?!)
    • Doggie time: Spent A LOT of time with Zoey and taking him to the dog park. This is the thing I will miss the most about starting a new job at an actual location (no more 100% working from home and unlimited doggie time!)
    • Friend time: Had lunch with an old coworker/friend and a belated birthday dinner with other friends.
    • Fun: Slept in most mornings, binged watched Fuller House, shopped for costumes for a friend’s upcoming themed birthday party, relaxed, enjoyed my surroundings, took walks to savor the fresh fall air.
    • Productive: Sunset runs, pilates, wardrobe organizing, life planning (ha – that’s a thing I do).

    The key to a fulfilling week for me is — balance. A mix of work + pleasure, personal development, professional development, relaxing time, fun, friend time, and doing something different. All of these things are important ingredients to a fulfilling week, month, year.

    Two staples that helps with the above: a great outfit and good food! Done and done. Get (similar) outfit details below.

    What does a perfect/fulfilling week look like to you? Share with me below! Thanks for stopping by today and see you next Tuesday, sweeties!

    On another note: I’ve updated my “Everyday Essentials” widget on the homepage – it was super fun to find fall/winter essentials  to hopefully add to my closet soon! Check it out if you want some inspiration, it’s on the bottom right 🙂

    Thank you to Sarah Everett for the photographs – it’s always a pleasure working with this lady!

  • The Key to a Personal & Professional Fulfilling Week

    If you had a spontaneous week off to do absolutely anything, what would you do?

    I started a new job yesterday (!), which was very unexpected but also very thrilling. As some of you may now, I started working remotely for a publishing company when I was laid off from my last job at a marketing agency over the summer. I’m still at the publishing company (part time), but now I’m also working part time for another company – a media company! I am beyond excited as these are two career paths/industries I’ve wanted to work in for quite some time. I’ll share more in the coming weeks, but the point of this post is to share with you guys what I did during the week before starting the new gig.

    • Worked: I worked part time (remotely) so I still logged in these hours during the week.
    • Mini Vacation: I visited my family over the weekend, accompanied my mom to her first day of a new job, and then came back to Sacramento that week.
    • Professional/Personal: I attended an Open House at Paul Mitchell to get more information as becoming an esthetician is something I’m still considering (later down the line). I also mixed in some fun by getting a deep conditioning treatment. Getting pampered is one of my favorite things ever 🙂
    • Blogging: Plugged in some blogging time; writing posts, brainstorming new ideas, engaging in social media, getting inspiration from other bloggers.
    • Personal appointments: doctor’s appointment, dating consultation (for fun and why not?!)
    • Doggie time: Spent A LOT of time with Zoey and taking him to the dog park. This is the thing I will miss the most about starting a new job at an actual location (no more 100% working from home and unlimited doggie time!)
    • Friend time: Had lunch with an old coworker/friend and a belated birthday dinner with other friends.
    • Fun: Slept in most mornings, binged watched Fuller House, shopped for costumes for a friend’s upcoming themed birthday party, relaxed, enjoyed my surroundings, took walks to savor the fresh fall air.
    • Productive: Sunset runs, pilates, wardrobe organizing, life planning (ha – that’s a thing I do).

    The key to a fulfilling week for me is — balance. A mix of work + pleasure, personal development, professional development, relaxing time, fun, friend time, and doing something different. All of these things are important ingredients to a fulfilling week, month, year.

    Two staples that helps with the above: a great outfit and good food! Done and done. Get (similar) outfit details below.

    What does a perfect/fulfilling week look like to you? Share with me below! Thanks for stopping by today and see you next Tuesday, sweeties!

    On another note: I’ve updated my “Everyday Essentials” widget on the homepage – it was super fun to find fall/winter essentials  to hopefully add to my closet soon! Check it out if you want some inspiration, it’s on the bottom right 🙂

    Thank you to Sarah Everett for the photographs – it’s always a pleasure working with this lady!