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:

 

MONDAY

 

TUESDAY

 

WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

  

FRIDAY

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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!!

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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