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    When you’re feelin’ down, put on something great and turn it all around.

    Life has been crazy, stressful, and difficult these past few weeks. I won’t go into details here, as I try to makeย this blog a happy, inspiring, and uplifting place. However, I will say that when you go through tough times, you really prioritize and learn what is important in your life – and therefore choose to spend your time, resources, and energy more strategically. Personally, I am constantly evaluating my life and making tweaks/changes every so often (typically coinciding with the season or major life events). This helps to ensure I’m being pro-active, aware, and truly living a life that is fulfilling and beautiful (to me). It is never too late to make changes and live the life and be the person that you want to be!! #cheesybuttrue

    All of that aside – one of my favorite #lifetips is to put on something great when things get rough/you’re feeling down/having a bad day/everything is going wrong/life sucks. It sounds counter-intuitive (you’d rather wear sweats and hide under the covers!), but it definitely helps change my mindset! When I’m wearing something great, I feel great, and want to channel that positive energy into the universe – by being extra kind to myself, being extra kind to others, being helpful, and trying to be the best person I can be. It seriously sometimes takes one person, and of course, it begins with YOU!

    I’ve been loving this black slip dress lately. I’ve worn it so many times, especially when I’m going out/have a date and don’t know what to wear! I love how it looks with a long and comfy hoodieย -sweet and sexy! I amp up the casual look with a leopard print clutch (one of my favorite and outfit changing accessories to date!) and a sweet and sexy choker necklace. Depending on my mood (and what I’m doing), I’ll add a pair of nude heels or booties.

    What’s everyone been up to? How’s April been treating you? Let me know below – I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, and I encourage you to take stock of your life and decide if you’re going downย a path you’re happy to be on! If yes – GREAT – keep going! If not – what changes do you think you need to make? Hard questions but so worth asking! (in my opinion) ๐Ÿ™‚

    You can shop my look in the widget below. Affordably priced! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • My Favorite and Most Worn Black Slip Dress

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    When you’re feelin’ down, put on something great and turn it all around.

    Life has been crazy, stressful, and difficult these past few weeks. I won’t go into details here, as I try to makeย this blog a happy, inspiring, and uplifting place. However, I will say that when you go through tough times, you really prioritize and learn what is important in your life – and therefore choose to spend your time, resources, and energy more strategically. Personally, I am constantly evaluating my life and making tweaks/changes every so often (typically coinciding with the season or major life events). This helps to ensure I’m being pro-active, aware, and truly living a life that is fulfilling and beautiful (to me). It is never too late to make changes and live the life and be the person that you want to be!! #cheesybuttrue

    All of that aside – one of my favorite #lifetips is to put on something great when things get rough/you’re feeling down/having a bad day/everything is going wrong/life sucks. It sounds counter-intuitive (you’d rather wear sweats and hide under the covers!), but it definitely helps change my mindset! When I’m wearing something great, I feel great, and want to channel that positive energy into the universe – by being extra kind to myself, being extra kind to others, being helpful, and trying to be the best person I can be. It seriously sometimes takes one person, and of course, it begins with YOU!

    I’ve been loving this black slip dress lately. I’ve worn it so many times, especially when I’m going out/have a date and don’t know what to wear! I love how it looks with a long and comfy hoodieย -sweet and sexy! I amp up the casual look with a leopard print clutch (one of my favorite and outfit changing accessories to date!) and a sweet and sexy choker necklace. Depending on my mood (and what I’m doing), I’ll add a pair of nude heels or booties.

    What’s everyone been up to? How’s April been treating you? Let me know below – I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, and I encourage you to take stock of your life and decide if you’re going downย a path you’re happy to be on! If yes – GREAT – keep going! If not – what changes do you think you need to make? Hard questions but so worth asking! (in my opinion) ๐Ÿ™‚

    You can shop my look in the widget below. Affordably priced! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Since getting a new job (my dream job!!), I’ve been focusing on investing in quality and chic work-wear staples.

    I’m at that point in my life (and career) where I would rather spend a little more money on quality AND versatile items that I’ll wear for years to come. The good old classic (but still cute) staples. The pieces that I’m excited to reach for, time and time again. The pieces that I’ll always make room for in my closet. The pieces that make me happy.

    One such classic piece is a great black skirt. A black skirt that you can wear to work, to meetings, work trips, interviews, networking events, maybe even happy hour with a fun top. A black skirt that is either mid-thigh or longer, so NOT a miniskirt ๐Ÿ™‚ I chose a black skirt from Rebecca Taylor with modest ruffle details on the ends and in the back. I think the details add a little something extra AND they flatter slimmer figures. I tend to stay away from pencil skirts as they don’t really flatter my body type, but for you curvy gals out there – a black pencil skirt would look amazing on you!

    I’ve searched for a few similar skirts as well as other great black skirts in the widget below. Take a look, if you’re in the market for a black skirt!

    Next up is trying to find that perfect blouse. I’ve been searching for one for YEARS, but have yet to find one. The search continues ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you have recommendations, do let me know! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have an amazing day!

  • Curating A Working Girl’s Closet | Quality Black Skirt

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    Since getting a new job (my dream job!!), I’ve been focusing on investing in quality and chic work-wear staples.

    I’m at that point in my life (and career) where I would rather spend a little more money on quality AND versatile items that I’ll wear for years to come. The good old classic (but still cute) staples. The pieces that I’m excited to reach for, time and time again. The pieces that I’ll always make room for in my closet. The pieces that make me happy.

    One such classic piece is a great black skirt. A black skirt that you can wear to work, to meetings, work trips, interviews, networking events, maybe even happy hour with a fun top. A black skirt that is either mid-thigh or longer, so NOT a miniskirt ๐Ÿ™‚ I chose a black skirt from Rebecca Taylor with modest ruffle details on the ends and in the back. I think the details add a little something extra AND they flatter slimmer figures. I tend to stay away from pencil skirts as they don’t really flatter my body type, but for you curvy gals out there – a black pencil skirt would look amazing on you!

    I’ve searched for a few similar skirts as well as other great black skirts in the widget below. Take a look, if you’re in the market for a black skirt!

    Next up is trying to find that perfect blouse. I’ve been searching for one for YEARS, but have yet to find one. The search continues ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you have recommendations, do let me know! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have an amazing day!

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    This is another one of my top ten favorite looks…

    And it is SO easy to re-create at home! The formula: bright white tank + black jeans + booties + long cardigan + small silk scarf + stud earrings = simple but pulled together with a fun twist. Ha, that’s a pretty long formula huh?! My favorite part about this outfit is the silk scarf I added to le bun. I think it’s such a fun way to elevate a casual look. I wore this outfit to run errands and have a nice leisure lunch and the lady next to me complimented me on my hairdo. I was very, very pleased! I am definitely adding this hairstyle to my ‘easy hairstylin’ repertoire ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ve noticed that my style has definitely evolved over the last few years. I will never be a trendy gal, and that is perfectly okay. I tend to gravitate towards simple looks (with a twist) and/or super girly or boho inspired. More recently, I’ve learned a few things about my style:

    • I choose more quality AND versatile items
    • I tend to invest more in basic items, like the white tank in these photos (don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out!)
    • Less is more ๐Ÿ™‚
    • A dress > pants/shorts
    • I’m more interested in unique and minor details as well as texture. I don’t really like to wear over-the-top or flashy items.
    • I tend to avoid super tight clothing (except for jeans – I like them to be well-fitted)
    • I’m drawn to more neutral shades
    • I’m not a big accessory gal but sometimes a dainty necklace or silk scarf can really change your entire look (like with this outfit)

    On another note, I think it is time to invest in some new camera lens! I really LOVE the photos with a blurred/soft background, and my current lens just does NOT have that capability. I think it might be time…maybe in the next month or so. Any suggestions on a good and decent priced lens? Let me know below!

    What have YOU learned about your own style? What kinds of clothing do you tend to wear often? I’d love to know!

    I’ve been better at blogging, and I’m hoping that will continue in the warmer months. I honestly don’t know how other bloggers manage to blog every single day! I guess it does help though when you start seeing the financial rewards ;). True story, but to this day, I’ve probably made less than $60 on my blog! BUT the other rewards (creative outlet, constant learning, inspiration to dress up better and thus feel better, opportunities that have resulted from this blog, connecting with others, staying positive, creating an online “portfolio”, finally going after my dreams/passions, etc, there’s so much) have been 100% worth it! A big thank you to those of you who take the time to visit this space and interact with me – makes blogging so much more fun!

    Lastly – similar outfit details below! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • How To Add A Fun Twist To A Casual Outfit

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    This is another one of my top ten favorite looks…

    And it is SO easy to re-create at home! The formula: bright white tank + black jeans + booties + long cardigan + small silk scarf + stud earrings = simple but pulled together with a fun twist. Ha, that’s a pretty long formula huh?! My favorite part about this outfit is the silk scarf I added to le bun. I think it’s such a fun way to elevate a casual look. I wore this outfit to run errands and have a nice leisure lunch and the lady next to me complimented me on my hairdo. I was very, very pleased! I am definitely adding this hairstyle to my ‘easy hairstylin’ repertoire ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ve noticed that my style has definitely evolved over the last few years. I will never be a trendy gal, and that is perfectly okay. I tend to gravitate towards simple looks (with a twist) and/or super girly or boho inspired. More recently, I’ve learned a few things about my style:

    • I choose more quality AND versatile items
    • I tend to invest more in basic items, like the white tank in these photos (don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out!)
    • Less is more ๐Ÿ™‚
    • A dress > pants/shorts
    • I’m more interested in unique and minor details as well as texture. I don’t really like to wear over-the-top or flashy items.
    • I tend to avoid super tight clothing (except for jeans – I like them to be well-fitted)
    • I’m drawn to more neutral shades
    • I’m not a big accessory gal but sometimes a dainty necklace or silk scarf can really change your entire look (like with this outfit)

    On another note, I think it is time to invest in some new camera lens! I really LOVE the photos with a blurred/soft background, and my current lens just does NOT have that capability. I think it might be time…maybe in the next month or so. Any suggestions on a good and decent priced lens? Let me know below!

    What have YOU learned about your own style? What kinds of clothing do you tend to wear often? I’d love to know!

    I’ve been better at blogging, and I’m hoping that will continue in the warmer months. I honestly don’t know how other bloggers manage to blog every single day! I guess it does help though when you start seeing the financial rewards ;). True story, but to this day, I’ve probably made less than $60 on my blog! BUT the other rewards (creative outlet, constant learning, inspiration to dress up better and thus feel better, opportunities that have resulted from this blog, connecting with others, staying positive, creating an online “portfolio”, finally going after my dreams/passions, etc, there’s so much) have been 100% worth it! A big thank you to those of you who take the time to visit this space and interact with me – makes blogging so much more fun!

    Lastly – similar outfit details below! ๐Ÿ™‚