Work Wear Friday – Feb. 23, 2018

Guys, can I just tell you how OVER the cold weather I am?? When fall is beginning, I get so excited for sweaters and scarves and boots. But by the time February rolls around, I am ready for WARMTH. I’m always cold, so I don’t really like cold weather. I just like dressing for it because I love big cozy sweaters. But I have definitely moved on to the sundresses and sandals mindset.

I’m going to try this weeks Work Wear Friday a little differently and try to find the things I wear that are on sale, or similar versions that are cheaper. I am a HUGE bargain shopper and will never buy anything full price, so even though my favorite jeans retail for $180, I actually only paid $70 for them!! I’m obsessed with Nordstrom Rack (#rackpack) and TJMaxx/Marshalls. They have great brands at about half the cost (if not more). My friends know I’m a deal hunter, so I can help you be one, too! 
SO, here we go! Shop any of the looks by clicking the green links
Monday started off sooo nice!! 60 when I left for work, 30 when I got home. Gross. I got this jacket from Express, but wait until it goes on sale as I’m sure it will again soon! It fits TTS, I’m wearing an XS. I got this shirt from Target about a year ago. I can’t look at their clothes or I’ll buy something.
I LOVE THIS SWEATER! And it’s on sale right now!! It fits TTS, I’m wearing an XS. The leather boots are a staple and go well with pretty much anything. 
similar sports bra here and cheaper here // similar leggings // shoes, similar cheaper here
My workout outfit is all from Victoria’s Secret and both are currently sold out, but I linked some similar ones. I wear a Small in their leggings as they won’t fit over my hips otherwise, and a Small top.  

sweater // jeans, cheaper here // boots, similar cheaper here
I get so many compliments on this sweater, and it’s been re-stocked AND is on sale for about $50!! I sized up to a Medium for an oversized, OTS look. 
OMG these boots! I wore the black ones all day and had just gotten these taupe ones in the mail. I am in love AND they’re also on sale for under $50!!
Slightly obsessed with this Patagonia vest lately. It’s so warm and soft. I haven’t been able to find it on sale, and it is kind of pricey, so I linked another white furry vest. My pullover and burgundy corduroy pants are both on sale right now!!
similar crop top here, cheaper here // similar leggings // similar yoga mat
I am all about at-home workouts. And if you haven’t tried this green smoothie, it’s amazing. I literally drink it every day. My leggings are Victoria Sport and while they’re a little pricey, I highly recommend them. They’re very comfortable and supportive. If you’re an Angel Card member, you get coupons in the mail every month one one is usually for 20% one item. Best part? You can combine them together AND use then on sale items. I got this top from TJMaxx for $15 and love the detail. 
sweater, cheaper here // jeans // boots
Made it to another Friday! Very happy that 1, I only have ONE more week of in person classes and it’s just to take my finals and 2 that we are almost done with our closings at work so slowing back down to the manageable crazy instead of the overwhelming crazy. I’m considering this outfit for my engagement photos, what do you think? I am having the hardest time deciding on anything to wear

This sweater is versatile and can be worn off the shoulder or as a cowl neck. I’m wearing an XS. I linked a cheaper version for you here, too. My jeans are on sale right now for under $40!! They fit great and are very comfortable. I wear a 26 which is equivalent to a size 2. And my boots that I looove are currently 60% off, making them just over $50!

Is anyone doing anything exciting this weekend?! 



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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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