Work Wear Friday – Jan. 26, 2018

Oh how I looove the weather changing! This week started cold and rainy, but ended sunny and 60. I sense Spring coming. Except it’s supposed to get cold again next week…boo.
Having school two nights a week for 4 hours is killing me lately. I’m glad we’re almost half way through because I am exhausted. Next semester I only have 1 online class which will be so much nicer. 
On top of the busy week with school, we had a lot of deadlines at work this week so it was super hectic. We did get it all done, though! But it was rough haha.
For the week, here’s the rundown:
Monday was cold and gross out. I scored this sweater from Express for only $15!! They’re having a fantastic clearance sale right now, I highly suggest you check it out. I can’t find this exact one to link, but they still have a lot of other sweaters on sale right now. I love the color of this one, too. It’s different than anything else I have, like a pretty seafoam green. The pictures don’t really do it justice!
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I got this shirt from one of my SuitableYou boxes. I didn’t maintain that service because it didn’t really fit my style. But I did love this top. I wore it on my first in-person interview to my job because it looks great tucked into a pencil skirt. I haven’t worn it again until now because I’ve been trying not to repeat tops until I’ve worn everything. I am finally through all of my fall and winter clothes and can wear things over again! I love this cardigan from Express (similar here), and I also LOOOVE this necklace! I bought it a few months ago and just haven’t figured out how to wear it yet despite how much I love it. Finally figured it out. 
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Excuse my dusty mirror!
Another score from the Express sale!! This top was only $20. I love the sheer ballon sleeves and the keyhole detail on the front and back. We had a very long in-office meeting on Wednesday so I threw a black blazer over this to add a touch of professionalism. I love the look of blazers with jeans. My OTK boots (similar) always add a great touch, too. I got some questions about this necklace; it’s a feed through and it was a gift from my best friend. I believe it’s from Forever 21. 
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We were out of the office on Thursday for a tour of a Smart Unit apartment. We’re planning on making some of our apartments “Smart” so we wanted to see the functionality in person. If you didn’t see already, I took a video and it’s saved on my Instagram story. It was in a really awesome loft in Downtown KC. Afterward we had a really nice lunch on The Plaza because it was so beautiful outside. That’s also on my IG story! Even though it was so warm, I wanted to wear this scarf (similar here and here) while I still could! And I love this Express faux leather jacket. Perfect for Spring! 
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Ah, Friday. All of the hectic-ness of the week came to an end today. We met our deadlines and had a little in-office celebration. My office is definitely not your typical kind of office, and I am so thankful for it. It’s like a family, and because the only people that I work with in my office are all owners of the company, they do as they please. Which means when we get done what we need to get done, we have mimosas and Bloody Mary’s and have a chill day playing catch up on emails and other little things. These Liverpool jeans feel like leggings and I love them. They’re from Stitch Fix. Perfect for a chill day. This top is old, but I found a similar one here.
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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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