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:


similar sweater // jeans // shoes



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



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


Trench (similar here and here, also love this one)



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



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!



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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!

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
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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.

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 via the link in my bio ❤️

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