Work Wear Friday – April 6, 2018

Happy Friday!! Or should I say Fri-yay. Today is happy for multiple reasons, I’ll explain why in a minute.

For now, here’s this weeks lineup:


vest // pullover // jeans // shoes


sweater // jeans // shoes


sweater // jeans // booties


sweater // bralette // jeans // shoes



Pullover // Joggers

So, happy things. First, I’m thankful for my job because Oliver got neutered yesterday and I will be working from home to be with him today while he recovers. He is on pain meds and a sedative so he’s pretty loopy, but it keeps him from hurting himself so that’s a plus. You see he’s missing from Thursday’s picture as he was already at the Vet. I don’t feel complete without him in my pictures.

Second, I’m so excited for the first Spotlight Saturday post tomorrow because I think that feature is going to be really fun for me to do and will not only teach me new things, but you guys as well. I love  finding other bloggers to follow, so here’s a chance for you to, too.

And finally, the new site change over. I’m moving my site from Blogger to and I’m really looking forward to sharing all of the work I’ve put into the site design and layout over the last few weeks. It’s been QUITE the process, let me tell you. But it will be well worth it because I think it looks a lot better and has more to offer for you guys.

I’m doing self-hosted and I decided to go through SiteGround per the recommendation of Ell DuClos. It was definitely a great choice because I’ve had so many issues during this process and they have been SO helpful. I literally am now on a first name basis with their IT department.

My sweaters from Tuesday and Wednesday are BOTH on sale right now!! And I’m still obsessing over these leopard loafers. They’re so comfortable and go with everything. I’d probably wear this Patagonia vest every day if I could because it’s so warm. I used to hate vests, and still am not a big fan of most, but I just love this one.

I’m dubbing this week “Winter in Spring” because it was in the 30s all week minus Thursday where it was 60 and beautiful. It’s actually supposed to snow again this weekend. Kansas…

My sweaters from Tuesday and Wednesday are BOTH back in stock and on sale right now!! And I’m still obsessing over these leopard loafers. They’re so comfortable and go with everything. I’d probably wear this Patagonia vest every day if I could because it’s so warm. I used to hate vests, and still am not a big fan of most, but I just love this one.

On a comfort note, this bralette is extremely comfortable and is so cute under such a variety of things. I loved it under my off-the-shoulder sweater with the lace-up back detail. Normally I wear a lace-backed bra with it, but since that’s a little much for work I decided to do this instead as I can keep it covered with my hair.

Today’s outfit is also focused on comfort as I’m working from home. I got this Lululemon pullover brand new with tags still on it from eBay for about 60% off. And when I say I don’t want to change out of sweats, these are the ones I mean. These joggers are so extremely comfortable I wish I could live in them. I do, on the weekends.

Is anyone doing anything fun this 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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