Work Wear Friday – April 13, 2018

Oh, Friday. How I love you. Today is one of my best friends (and bridesmaids) birthdays, Happy Birthday Toby!! And Oliver is cone free today :).

The best part of Friday is knowing I get to sleep in for the next 2 days haha. I love my weekends. I typically spend them creating content for the following week, doing homework, and enjoying doing nothing. We always go out for brunch on the weekends and that’s also something I look forward to because who doesn’t enjoy brunch?!

There are 2 places in KC that I’m obsessed with eating at and they are The Big Biscuit and First Watch. First Watch is my all time favorite because their waffles are so fluffy, but Big Biscuit is very close behind. Every time someone comes to visit me in KC, I take them there. My dad was here last June and he loved it, too, so we went every day! That’s how good it is.

Back to the work week, we finally finished one of the property closings we were working on this week so that took a big load off my plate. One down, two more to go. If you want to get a true sense of the weather here in KC, I wore a sweater on Monday because it was in the low 40’s, and by the middle of the week it hit 80 before going back down to the low 70s. The sun was out, thank you LORD. And it’ll be in the 40s again this weekend…boo.

Side note, New York & Co. had a big sale this week and I got a Spring Trench as well as a faux fur winter coat for $60 total!! That sale is over but they’ve only gone up by $10 so still a super solid thing to look at if you’re wanting new outwear. The Trench is waterproof and light weight so I am thrilled about it. The coat won’t do me much good until next winter but oh well, it was a steal!!

Here’s the looks of the week:

MONDAY

similar sweater // jeans // shoes

 

TUESDAY

similar necklace (LOVE this one) // similar shirt // jeans // shoes (similar here & here, also love these)

 

WEDNESDAY PT 1

cardigan (similar here and here) // similar top // necklace // similar jeans // shoes

 

WEDNESDAY PT 2
Trench (similar here and here, also love this one)

 

THURSDAY

necklace // jacket // similar shirt // jeans // shoes

 

FRIDAY

sweater // similar top here and here // jeans // shoes (similar & less expensive)

 

Monday’s sweater is from one of my Stitch Fix boxes. I get complements every time I wear it! Not too light but not too heavy.

I will forever be wearing these leopard loafers from my last Trunk Club shipment. They’re so comfy and go with everything. They add such a fun flare to everyday outfits.

The Burgundy shirt from Tuesday (similar) is from TJMaxx and I’m pretty sure it was $10. Fantastic buy as I get a lot of love on it. It’s very soft. I paired it with a long pink stone necklace (similar, also love this one) to match these blush laser-cut open-toe booties (similar here & here, also love these) that are swoon-worthy for Spring. I’ve linked a bunch of similar options for you here.

I think Wednesdays outfit was my favorite this week. I got this cold-shoulder top (similar) from Marshalls for $12 and it’s also super soft and comfy. I am all about comfort, y’all. Especially at work. I was more on the casual side this week as we didn’t have any meetings so I wasn’t worried about anyone seeing me. The olive sweater gave me some color, but I didn’t wear it for long because it was 80 on Wednesday!! Oh my goodness it was sooo nice. I was happy this top was cold-shoulder!

I did have the trench on in the morning because it was in the high 40s, and I also wanted an excuse to wear it since it’s so pretty.

Thursday and Friday were feelin’ a little off for me this week. I’m so glad it’s almost the weekend — I need a break! Anyone else?!

Have a wonderful weekend y’all!

XO,

Dani

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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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