thoughts

Life: Getting Back to Normal.

So. I’ve been doing this freelance thing for two weeks. It’s interesting, that’s for sure. I will say this: I didn’t realize how truly burnt out I was until I took a step back and actually slowed down. I was just. so. damn. tired. And I still am, if we’re being honest. I’ve been taking things easy and just getting back to normal. But what is normal really? To be honest, I don’t actually know, so I’ve been thinking about what my normal looks like and how to get there.

A Little Life Update.

I’ve been unsure whether I was going to write this post. Alas, I ultimately decided that I am more of the straightforward type of blogger than the mysterious sort (gosh, I wish I could be more mysterious… but let’s be real: I’m just not a mysterious person when it comes down to it.) Let’s back up a little bit…

Easy Staples + Some Questions.

I’m wearing a few faves today. I bought this shearling scarf three years ago and am still surprised by how often I wear it. It’s fun for parties or going out at night, but equally lovely during the day as an extra layer to stay warm. People always think it’s a vest or attached to my coat, but it’s just a scarf. I get asked about it all the time and this is the closest I’ve been able to find, but it’s very expensive  (albeit on sale, for $450 from $1250.) A much more affordable way to get the look is this Topshop Fur Scarf – you could wear it the same way.

Welcome to The Stripe!

Welcome to The Stripe. If you came here looking for Stripes & Sequins, you’ve arrived in the right place but things might look a lot different! The Stripe is basically the new Stripes & Sequins! The change has been a long time coming, but I hope you love it as much as I do.

Some New Years Things.

Happy 2015, friends! I can’t believe how quickly this past year went by. So I thought I’d give you a little state of the union so to speak, today as I actually have quite a few things and updates I wanted to share with you. First of all… I’m sorry for …

Christmas Eve.

Annnd it’s Christmas Eve! Hope you are somewhere warm and cozy and under a blanket… with a big mug of hot chocolate (for now… and maybe a mug of eggnog later on?) This has actually been a rough few days for the Atwood clan. On Sunday night my mom had …