Work Wear Friday – April 27, 2018

Happy Friday!! I put up a poll yesterday asking if you guys would prefer to see a Work Wear Friday post today or see something new, and it was very close but WWF won by 2 votes! Thank you to everyone that voted, I appreciate all of your support! I think since it was so close, I will post something different next week just to change things up a bit.

There was no WWF post last week due to the fact one of my best friends had to have emergency surgery and she was here for 4 days, and then we got our new puppy, Finn, on Friday so there was a lot going on in the Thompson household! But now we’re back on a routine with Finn and Oliver and all is well with my bestie. Finn is in every picture but Wednesday this week because I had an early meeting and left before he was awake!

The weather is FINALLY starting to cooperate now, and I’m hoping I’m not jinxing it for us but other than Wednesday, it’s been a beautiful week.

Here are this weeks looks, featuring a lot of Finn:












Side note: my Gucci belt is actually a dupe so it’s not linked above as ShopStyle doesn’t have it, but I have linked it for you HERE. I get so many compliments on it and actually get stopped be people asking where I got it. I love telling them it’s actually a dupe and it was less than $15 instead of $350!!! They get so excited.

This week was very eventful at work, and I am so happy that it’s Friday and I get to sleep in tomorrow! I say sleep in, although Finn doesn’t really allow that haha. We got passed this phase with Oliver pretty quickly, so we’re hoping Finn will sleep through the night soon, too. Although, he is so tiny his bladder is probably what wakes him up! He’s only 3.5 lbs. So, so cute and small. You see he follows me everywhere. Oliver has chosen Jake as his person, so now that Finn is around, he clings to Jake EXTRA hard.

I think what I enjoy most about sharing my own personal style with you guys is the challenge of re-creating my outfits at different price points. I love to hunt for good deals and share them with you guys, so I link like 12 pieces in every outfit so that you have things to choose from depending on what you want to spend. If I can’t share my exact piece I get as close as possible. It’s really enjoyable to write for you all and I truly appreciate your trust in my opinion on styles, brands, and just your overall support of my blog. This is what I love doing and you reading this, clicking the links, and purchasing things helps keep in possible!! So THANK YOU!!

If you guys have anything you specifically want to see in a post, please feel free to reach out to me and let me know. All of my contact info is in the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of the page!

Side note, Finn is at work with me today to meet everyone 🙂 He’s just sleeping on my lap. It’s adorable.

Does anyone have plans this weekend? Jake will be working, and I have a final to write, so I’ll be hanging out with the fur babies.

Have a lovely weekend!!





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  • Enjoying a wonderful long weekend trip to Wisconsin visiting Jake’s older brother and enjoying allll the cheese curds 🧀
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
  • 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.

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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