Work Wear Friday (on Saturday) – Dec. 9, 2017

With getting the puppy yesterday, it slipped my mind that Fridays are for work week outfits! Whoops. He’s so cute though, I hope his surprise video will make up for it.

This week at work was pretty busy because Thursday was our Christmas Party. My company’s culture is pretty unique and hard to explain. Because pretty much the only people I work with are the Executive Team that own the company, they really can do as they please. That involves having a fully stocked liquor and wine bar.

Knowing this, and know that meant everyone would be having a good time Thursday, and then be hungover Friday, we really only had 3 days to get a week of work done. But we did it!



Monday:
Monday I was going for simplicity. I love the Express Portofino shirts because they look great, fit great, and are really comfortable. These Paige jeans are also amazingly comfortable, and my heels are probably as good as heels can be. The pearl necklace always dresses things up another notch.
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Tuesday:
Tuesday was COLD. I wanted to be warm in this Republic cowl neck sweater. The only bad thing about this sweater is it sheds like crazy. It’s incredibly soft and yummy, but gets fuzz everywhere. My  Ralph Lauren riding boots are very warm and comfortable, too. Add my long leaf necklace to add a fun layer.
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Wednesday:
I was feeling bold Wednesday and tried an outfit I’ve never worn before. I layered this Express sweater over this tie-neck blouse I got at Forever 21 a few years ago. I wasn’t sure how it’d look, but I’ve received a lot of complements on it so I guess it is IG approved! Liverpool Jeans and RL boots finish it off. And of course, my favorite watch.
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Thursday, Part 1:
We are currently re-doing our website at work, and that includes getting headshots done. So Thursday morning, I wore this ivory cowl neck blouse from Banana Republic, another pair of my Paige jeans, my black Express blazer (I matched with my friend Ro), and my OTK Steve Madden boots. I love these boots! I only wore this for half the day, but loved the look.
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Thursday, Part 2:
Since Thursday was the Christmas Party, we all brought clothes to change into so we weren’t so fancy. You see my co-worker Ro curled my hair for the pictures; I loved the way it looked. For the party, I wanted to be warm and comfortable, and this RD Style sweater did the trick. It’s from my second Stitch Fix box, and I love it! The bottom of the look is still the same. 
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Friday:
Friday was all about comfort. We had a short meeting in the morning and that was it. Everyone but me was struggling from the night before (I don’t really drink and had 1 glass of wine the whole day). Since I knew we wouldn’t be doing much, I decided to wear my Level 99 distressed jeans from my third Stitch Fix box. They’re so comfortable and look so cute. This big Express sweater is also warm and comfortable. We spent most of the day working from the couches in the conference room, so this outfit was perfect.
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  • Enjoying a wonderful long weekend trip to Wisconsin visiting Jake’s older brother and enjoying allll the cheese curds 🧀
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I’m working on limiting my social media activity and only taking one picture to capture a moment instead of 30 trying to get them perfect. It’s been a nice side effect of minimalism and it’s helping me learn to not be so concerned with what others think, stop playing the comparison game, and live in the moment. I’m much more relaxed and happy without all the unnecessary drama and stress of the world. Definitely recommend trying it out if you struggle with anxiety like I do ❤️
  • I’m not a big selfie person so here’s one with my little ham to make it better while I show you my new hair🤳🏻
. 💇🏻‍♀️ I’ve cut off 8+ inches of my hair since my wedding. This last cut over the weekend was the big finale, an additional 4 inches off. Doing it slowly made it less of a shock and helped me confirm it was really what I wanted. This is the shortest my hair has been since I was 5!! My mom used to cut it and gave me a mullet once sooo I’ve kept it long ever since 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ My sister @juliestanbridge loooves to tell that story to anyone that’ll listen. I was definitely ready for a change and I’m thrilled with this length. .

I’m really enjoying the simplicity of less makeup and less hair care lately 😌 it takes me 15 minutes to wake up and get ready every morning, including making coffee and my lunch! I feel more beautiful in my own skin which has been a life long struggle, laugh lines and all. This simple life is more than I ever expected in so many ways and keeps getting better as I go. How could your life be better with less?
  • Today is a happy excuse to share some wedding photos ❤️ .

I’d be so lost without my mom and sister. I’m so blessed to have such a close relationship with them both. It wasn’t always this way but I’m glad that as I grew up, I realized how much I needed them both. They’re my rocks. .

I’m thankful for my mother-in-law because she’s accepted me wholeheartedly into the family and she raised my amazing husband and taught him how to treat me. Not everyone is so lucky to actually love their in-laws so I really appreciate this and don’t take it for granted!
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I’m thankful for my Godmother, Kim, my best friend Courtney’s momma who is literally like a second mom to me and I love her whole family dearly ❤️ they’re a constant blessing. .

And Happy Mother’s Day to the moms out there like me who hold their babies in their hearts instead of their arms 👼🏻 You are celebrated today, too! #happymothersday
  • Getting rid of the extra stuff in our house we never used has been the best way of keeping it clean and organized. Everything has a place. There are still pictures on the walls and decor items on the shelves, but I don’t feel the need to have EVERY INCH decorated like I used to. It’s nice to have more open space, it looks and feels bigger! .

I always thought I was disorganized, but the truth is I just had too much stuff. Because let’s be real, if organizing your stuff actually worked, wouldn’t you be done by now?
  • Happy Saturday ❤️ I’ve been super inspired to write lately so I’m working on multiple blog posts. It feels so good to write again.
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When I started talking about minimalism instead of fashion, my engagement dropped dramatically. Like, 70% probably. It was pretty upsetting in the beginning, not gonna lie. .

But likes and comments and followers aren’t what matter. The people that followed me before followed me for something I’m not talking about anymore, so that change is really ok with me. I’m appealing to a new audience now and I love that. I want to provide value to you guys, it’s the only thing that motivates me. I don’t post just to post anymore. I just had to realize that the people that are left still want to hear what I have to say, so I keep going for you! Thank you for being here ❤️
  • I’ve really been enjoying my time away from social media, but I also still enjoy mindlessly scrolling through pretty pictures sometimes. Life is all about balance. I see a lot of my fellow bloggers also struggle with the balance of creating a successful page and knowing when to give ourselves a break. It can be overwhelming! .

I put up a new blog post today about why I decided to give up on my shopping ban and instead focus on a LOW buy year and not a NO buy year. The main reason is it makes more sense for my life because things have come up and I don’t want to guilt myself into not buying something if it will make my life a bit easier. Minimalism is not about deprivation, it’s about intentionality. You can see the post at DaniThom.com via the link in my bio ❤️

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