CHANGING MY LIFE

2017 has been a major year for me so far. Sure we’re only three months in, but I have been deeply focused on changing my life. And not just in a New Years Resolutions that you never keep kind of way. I’m talking about a balls-out, admit to the dark and unhealthy paths I was very far down, and then do something about it no matter the cost, kind of way. It’s been the slowest, most painful, most spiritual, most honest, most deliberate, and most rewarding time of my life. My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. But even when you are your own worst critic, you aren’t always able to admit your worst flaws.

SHOULD STYLE BLOGGERS TALK ABOUT POLITICS?

Help! I have writer’s block. But not because I’ve run out of topics to write about. It’s because I’m still not that interested in style and beauty posting these days with the current political climate. It feels trivial. I feel hopeless and like I can’t help. And it seems pretty tone deaf to put content out there and not acknowledge all that’s going on, just smiling all happy like my life isn’t affected by it and hey, look my outfit’s great. The truth is, I’m struggling. But who isn’t? 

EVERY GAL NEEDS A GREAT HAT

This past Sunday was National Hat Day, and in honor of the day, I went hat shopping! It’s pretty rare one can say she went shopping just for a hat. No one wears hats anymore! But I am a certified hat person. They are the PERFECT cover for a bad hair day and add instant style and chicness to any outfit. Every woman should have at least one fabulous hat, and not just a functional one that keeps you warm on a snow day – a real, beautiful, structured hat. 

WEAR A COLOR THAT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE

Anyone else out there terrified by orange?? I sure am, but this weekend I found myself drawn to it – I was having coffee with my sister, and I wanted to feel happy and bright to celebrate. We hadn’t seen each other in weeks! I found myself reaching for this shirt and blazer thinking, ‘Wait, what if I tried these two pieces together? Can I pull this off? Will I look like a giant persimmon?! (is that a bad thing?!)’ But I gave it a chance – and loved it. In fact, I walked a little taller on my way to our coffee date!

THE PERILS OF LAYERING + GIVING LESS [email protected]#*…

I like to call this my ZERO [email protected]#*S GIVEN outfit. I started wearing it a lot this winter after Evan challenged me to try caring less (a lot less) about what people think about me in 2017. To which I responded, uh, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?! I am a neurotic freak who gives ALL the [email protected]#*S about ALL the things. To which he responded, uh, EXACTLY!!!! 

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

Ladies, ever had a day where you feel bloated and completely disgusting? Or a day where you can’t for the LIFE of you find anything at all to wear because nothing, I mean nothing, looks good on you?! Yep. Me too. Wanna know how I deal with it and how you should deal with it, too?! Okay great. Here goes (in case the title of this post didn’t give it away): WEAR ALL BLACK EVERYTHING. You will feel confident. You will look slimmer. You will feel put together. You will look fabulous. You will feel powerful.