• Cozy Winter Staples & Big News

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    I could probably live in this comfy, cozy and casual #ootd all winter long.

    I’ve worn it to work, family gatherings, and just lounging around at home on numerous occasions. I talked about THE secret weapon for looking put together in previous posts: black ponte pants. I wear them at least twice during the week! If you like the versatility and sleekness of leggings, but want to get away with wearing something a bit more substantial, black ponte pants are your go-to! I like to pair them with slouchy OTK boots, a ribbed high-low sweater, and a super soft printed scarf. Recently, I’ve also been loving putting my hair in a pony and throwing a headwrap on to keep my ears toasty AND add some extra oomph to an otherwise casual look.

    Life has been pretty crazy/wonderful lately. First off, my best friend graduated from her Ph.D program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and she moved back to California!! I’m SO, SO happy and super proud of her. Secondly… I’ve officially put in notice at my full time day job!!!!!! I’m not quite sure where life will take me this year and beyond, but I’m ready for change, excitement, job fulfillment, challenges, and FUN! This will definitely be the year of all of those things. Thirdly, I will be going back to school soon.. beauty school! I’ve decided that in order to really launch my life coach with pamper package business idea, I need to obtain my esthetician license, so first thing’s first: enrolling in an esthetics program. I’m in the process of getting ready for the esthetics program (classes start February 21 – I’m SOOO EXCITED), securing part time employment while I’m in school, and just enjoying time off from a busy full-time schedule. I’m trying my best to really savor this experience, as I know it is a rare and unique opportunity 🙂

    I’m hoping that I’ll be able to blog more with my new schedule, but we’ll see how it all goes! I’m excited to keep you all updated in the next few weeks 🙂 As always, thank you for visiting, commenting, and motivating me to keep coming back here and provide content and share life adventures with you – one (affordable) outfit at a time! Hope your week goes wonderfully! Happy Monday!!!

    You can get my similar look below 😉