You guys, I dressed up for you! Are you shocked? Yeah, me too. It’s been so cold out that I’ve been living in workout gear and/or jeans, thick socks, and flannel shirts. Even though I was freezing cold it felt nice to dress up and put on a pretty dress.
This has been a good week. I thrive on routine and have really enjoyed being able to sit down at my desk, be productive, and get ahead!!! I’m still not exactly where I want to be in terms of being fully caught up, but I’m making progress and am in big time planning mode… mostly working on a few partnerships and thinking about February’s Wellness Challenge + what that will entail. (I’m thinking self-love as a theme!)
I’ve been saying no a lot this week as well.
I’ve come to realize over time that while I really love the flexibility of being my own boss, I am happiest and most productive when I treat my blog like a day job and am at my desk every day from 9-5. This has been a big thing since moving to Brooklyn too – I don’t want to drag myself into the city unless it’s for something I’m really excited about. It can be tricky navigating your calendar when you work for yourself… everyone wants a piece of your calendar! Breakfasts, coffees, lunches… all just to stay in touch! I love networking but I also hate wasting time. So I’ve been pushing to have calls vs. meetings whenever possible. It sounds a little ruthless but by saying no to the unnecessary stuff you are making room for more of the stuff you actually want/need to do… even if that thing is getting to yoga or spending an hour at home reading on your couch. Self-care is important. Say no, friends… be a little selfish. It’s good for the soul.
Outfit Details: BB Dakota Faux Fur Jacket (I’m wearing last year’s version but this year’s version is basically the same. It’s the best and a great price, also available here, here, + here!) // EDIT Swing Dress (also available in black, white, + a fun pink + red combo) // Express Opaque Tights (the best!) // Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Boots // The Row x Linda Farrow Sunglasses (old but these are identical) // Vintage Hermes Birkin Bag
It will be in February’s reading list but I could not put down Little Fires Everywhere! If you’re looking for a great book… definitely pick this one up. Celeste Ng is a master story teller!
Style Notes: I loooove a good drop waist dress. They’re fun and swingy and if you decide to eat a big dinner, no one will notice. This one is an absolute favorite. As I noted above, it’s also available in black, white, and a fun pink + red combo.
I did some digging around for some less expensive but just as cute options for you and I love this navy cold shoulder number (it just went on sale!) This navy dress is also super cute, as is this sweatshirt fabric version which is somehow only $27! And for something a little dressier I love the velvet ruffle on this one!
Photography by Trent Bailey.