Treat Yo’ Self – Express Sale

I was lucky enough to get a Christmas Bonus from my job this year, and I decided that I would be responsible with 75% of it (saving it for my upcoming wedding!), and then splurge with 25%. Express was having a big sale, so I went shopping! In the words of Parks and Rec, Treat Yo’ Self.

I’m out of town on a business trip this week, so excuse the hotel bathroom background! 

These are the things I found. Shop all of them at the bottom of the post!



COWL NECK EXTREME CIRCLE HEM SWEATER
This high-low hem sweater is cute and comfortable! I love the neutral color and big cowl neck.


EXPRESS ONE ELEVEN MISTLETOE AND MIMOSAS GRAPHIC TEE
Mistletoe and Mimosas, where can you go wrong?? This one is actually a sleep shirt. This is a size Small, and I’m planning on exchanging it for an XS as it’s a little big.

COWL NECK SHAKER KNIT SWEATER
This is warm and soft. I love the winter white color. Another big cowl neck, and slightly belled sleeves.



CABLE KNIT CHENILLE BOAT NECK BALLOON SLEEVE SWEATER
My favorite purchase by far! I have this sweater in maroon, and I love it so much, I bought it again! I love the off the shoulder look and the balloon sleeves. Ivory is a win. I wore this on New Years Eve and got a lot of complements! 



KIMONO SLEEVE COWL NECK SWEATER
This fuzzy baby is soft and warm. I wanted it in off-white, and this pink was all that was left. I’m still undecided on whether or not I want to keep it. 



CUT-OUT LONG SLEEVE BLOUSE
I love this sheer bell sleeve top. It’s perfect for work and has the cute key hole detail in the front and the back as well. 


WHO WHAT WEAR PICK (MINUS THE) LEATHER DOUBLE PEPLUM JACKET
Perfect taupe color faux leather jacket. Absolutely love this one! This is a great layer for both fall and spring. Not too light, not too heavy.
MARLED OVERSIZED DEEP V-NECK TUNIC SWEATER
This was my outfit today before I left for my trip. Comfy and warm, win!


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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. .
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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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