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 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 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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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 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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  • Simple is always better. I tried so hard to figure out what I was going to wear for Easter. I spent a good hour trying things on the week before. I sent my sister tons of pictures asking her thoughts. In the end, I wasn’t really satisfied with any of them for some reason so I decided to just go with an outfit I know I love and feel good in. For some reason wearing white just makes me feel super put together. And I managed to not spill anything on myself or get chocolate on my pants which is a major win y’all. .

We don’t need to overthink things so much. It just causes unnecessary stress. I do like to plan ahead because it saves me time, but I also should have realized sooner that the dress I was trying to make work just wasn’t working. Even though I love that dress, it doesn’t flatter me how I want it to and it might be time to let it go. Don’t be afraid to let go of things that don’t give you exactly what you need. You don’t have to settle, something else will always come along. Or you probably already have something else in your closet (or life, this isn’t limited to clothes!) that’s even better than what you’re trying to make work!
  • Happy Easter 🐰❤️
  • Casual Good Friday ❤️ this was yesterday’s work outfit but I jazzed myself up before we went to church with Jakes mom and stepdad last night. I cried like a baby. Good Friday always both kicks my ass and reminds me how blessed we all are. 
The beautiful KC weather this weekend is so exciting!! I’m so happy when it’s Spring weather 😍 Have a beautiful Saturday!!
  • “There is beauty in simplicity”
My simple wardrobe makes me so happy and I love the seemingly endless possibilities I have with it. Having a love of neutrals really works well for me with this! 
Happy Good Friday ❤️
  • The only things in my life these days are the things I really want there. This isn’t limited to the stuff in my house and the clothes in my closet. This includes my job, relationships, hobbies, everything. I’ve even started eating better as a by-product of simplifying my life and I just feel better over all. .

By removing the things and people that don’t make me happy, I have more time and energy for the things that do that I used to put off and not prioritize like I should have. We spend so much of our lives being “busy”. But what are we busy with? Most of it is actually unimportant when you break it down. .

I say no to things much more now and that allows me to spend more of my time relaxing and enjoying life. I used to constantly feel rushed or like I should be doing something. If I wasn’t moving, I felt like I was wasting my time. But the truth is, resting and just being home with Jake and the boys is my happy place. It brings me so much joy, so that’s what my priority is. .

Having more time to just BE has been amazing. Being more picky in my relationships has helped me really value the ones I hold most dear and has brought me to an amazing new job because I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less. Respect yourself and your time and prioritize the things that matter most to you. Life’s too short to live any other way.
  • “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.” So many wonderful things have happened since I simplified my life. Changing my outlook on life wasn’t really intentional, but I’m so thankful it happened when it did. I was kind of at a breaking point. Fed up with where I was and how things were going with my old job. Struggling with depression and comparison. I knew something had to change but I had no idea what. Simplicity was that thing. .
Now, I spend way less time on social media. I deleted Facebook off my phone and haven’t  looked at it in weeks. I’m much happier without it. I read a lot more. I’m getting much better at ignoring the impulse to pick up my phone and when I am on it, to compare my life to the perfect pictures people post. I even cut a few inches off my hair! 💇🏻‍♀️ I want things as easy as they can be right now. It takes a lot of stress out of my life. Try to go a whole weekend without social media and see how awesome it feels!

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