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    Red & White

    It’s been a while, hasn’t it?? Right after I made a post about accidentally going on a hiatus haha. But I’ve had some freelance projects, poshmark, and my computer crashing taking up most of my time and energy.  But I finally got around to shooting an outfit yesterday! These definitely aren’t my most exciting photos but I loved this outfit.

    This dress was something I picked up last summer to resell (It’s J.Crew and beautiful quality!) But I made the mistake to try it on… and it fits like a glove! It is really comfortable so I wear it a lot when I’m traveling. I am really happy it is starting to feel like spring here though because it means I can wear this dress again (I never could figure out a cute way to style it in the dead of winter).

    I am pretty sure I’ve featured this denim jacket (and my sneakers) quite a few times on the blog. I can’t believe I almost gave it away because I had ~too many~ denim jackets! I remember finding this one at goodwill while still living in Arkansas.

    My scarf is a newer purchase though that I’ve been dying to feature on the blog! I picked it up at loft back in January when they were having one of their 50% off sales. I really am trying to limit my fast fashion purchases but sometimes Loft just sucks me in! It can be refreshing to shop in the petite section there because everything just fits! No tailoring needed, which is a first in my life haha.

    Anyways, I just wanted to say that I am back for real this time!! I’m not going to disappear for another month. Because Poshmark is taking up so much of my time, I want to start incorporating that into my blog. I just need to figure out the best way to do that.

     

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    Accidental Hiatus

    This is the first set of photos I’ve taken for the blog in 2019. whoops! I didn’t mean to take such a long break from this platform but then I realized my last post was two weeks ago! To be honest, I got distracted by some other projects I’ve got going on. And I’m not one of those people working on a “secret project” – I’ll tell you all about what has been stealing my attention from this blog.

    I’m not sure I have mentioned it much on my blog but I know I have on my Youtube a bit but I have a small Poshmark business. Over the past few months, I’ve realized how much I love reselling clothing and how lucrative it can be! So, for the past few weeks I’ve been focusing most of my free attention on that platform, whether it’s hitting a thrift store, listing, photographing, measuring, etc. It can take a lot of time to run a small business like that on top of my day job, this blog, and my youtube channel. And I know these platforms are quite small but I do still love working on them and creating content. At the first of the year, I got quite sick for the first few weeks and so I’ve been focusing on something I can do from my bed – Poshmark! Going out and taking photos seemed like such a monumental task when I was feeling so ill.

     

    One of my goals for 2019 is to create more content than I am consuming. So far, I haven’t done that great of a job at least in terms of this blog or my youtube. I’ve noticed all of my attention has been going to Poshmark, which has been fun but I need to figure out a way to balance all of the projects I want to complete. Going forward I do want to talk about my reselling journey more here and on my instagram. I think it is so amazing that so many women are creating businesses for themselves by doing something they love and I want to be one of those people. I always thought that I would turn blogging or that sort of thing into my some kind of income but I realized I need to focus my energy on multiple things – this blog, my youtube, social media, and Poshmark. I’m still trying to figure out how to make them all connected in a way that makes the most sense.

    For now, I need to figure out how to balance everything. I feel awful because I really haven’t taken a single outfit photo for the month of January. I have been dying to shoot this outfit as I think I’ve worn it 4 times over the past month! It is the perfect work from home outfit. Leggings? Check. Oversized sweater? check! I normally wear loafers with it but it was just way too chilly.

    Coat: H&M (old) | Sweater: Thrifted (Madewell) | Leggings: Target (old) | Hat: Thrifted | Boots: Payless

     

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    4 Ways to Wear a Camel Turtleneck

     

    4 ways to wear camel turtleneck

    Happy 2019! Today I wanted to share 4 ways to wear a camel turtleneck.

    After blogmas (which I did okay with…) I took a little break from blogging and making content. I was really excited to get back to taking outfit photos and writing posts but then this past week, I got hit with a nasty cold! Ugh! I am still feeling a bit under the weather so I thought I’d do a little remix of one of my favorite clothing pieces for winter – a turtleneck!

    4 ways to wear camel turtleneck

    The sad thing about this remix is I actually donated this shirt this year. I got it secondhand (new with tags!) but it was originally from Old Navy. I’ve worn it so much in the past three years that it was bobbled and pilled everywhere. I was so sad to let it go but it was for the best as it was definitely showing it’s wear, as I’ve discovered most Old Navy clothes don’t hold up as long as I would like them to.

    The first two outfits might be my favorite way I wore this top. I don’t get to wear my wool plaid skirt very often (it is extremely warm) but it’s always a good day when I do! It’s vintage and such a unique and fun pattern. This was also one of our few snow days last year, which was so fun but so cold! I had to wear my hiking boots to get these shots because it was so slippery.

    The second outfit is one of my all-time favorite blog looks to date! I’ve mentioned it before but I never wear red lipstick unless it’s for the blog. But this look still might convince me otherwise! I love how chic and ~Parisian~ I felt in this outfit. Sadly, I don’t own those pants anymore either as I wore them out too (they had an elastic waistband and got way too stretched out!).

    4 ways to wear camel turtleneck

    The next look was one I featured last spring. I knew I wanted to wear my beautiful pleated midi skirt but it was still a bit chilly. So I threw on my trusty turtleneck and bam! It’s perfect for a chilly spring day.

    4 ways to wear camel turtleneck

     

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    Red and Blue

     

    So, I guess my colors for this fall are definitely red and blue! I’m not sure what it is about this color palette this season but I can’t seem to get enough of it (see herehere, and here!). I think part of it is it has been so gloomy here this fall and wearing brighter colors can help brighten my mood a little bit. And plus, my wardrobe is definitely not lacking in cute red and blue pieces!

    I don’t really like how patriotic this look is, though… I am definitely not patriotic in our current state but that’s all I’ll say politics wise!

    Another reason I think I’ve been reaching for a dark blue lately is that of my new glasses! I’ve actually had them for a few weeks now but I forgot to mention it on the blog.

    I haven’t had a navy pair of glasses in probably six or seven years so it’s been nice to play around with them! And, while editing these photos, I noticed how perfectly my navy hat matches them! How perfect is that!? I also don’t find that wearing black clashes with them either. I think they work really well with basically every outfit! I only get new glasses every 3 years or so because my prescription is so expensive. So, it is really exciting when I get new ones because I wear them all. the. time. (legally blind problems! haha)

    Unfortunately, I think I’m going to have to donate my adorable flats. I picked them up from Old Navy back in October or so and they are just SO UNCOMFORTABLE! I’ve worn them a few times to try and break them in but they give me horrible blisters every time! It is so annoying and painful. They were really cheap so  I guess I shouldn’t have expected much but still…

    As for the rest of my outfit, these are pieces I will definitely (and have!) will be keeping for a long time. I’ve had the skirt the longest. It was another Goodwill find from college. I remember the day I picked up this skirt, which sounds silly because it is just a skirt but I remember feeling so excited about all of my secondhand finds. It was then that my addiction to thrifting began! My shirt, on the other hand, is a new secondhand find. It is just a Forever 21 top but I don’t mind buying their basics secondhand if they are in good condition! Plus the shoulders on this top are too cute!

     

     

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    The Winter White Coat

    Happy Monday, friends!

    It’s crazy to think we’re already on the third week of blogmas! I’ve really been enjoying it. I’m feeling very motivated to keep making content every day so I’m hoping this will last perhaps into 2019! I do need to get back onto the youtube game though. I haven’t been feeling all that motivated when it comes to making videos but I think I just need to start making them again – kind of like what I did with this blog. I’ve found the ore I post, the more inspired I am to keep posting. Does that make sense? Perhaps not but it’s what is working for me right now!

    Anyways, onto this outfit…

    I think I have an addiction to buying coats. I’ve featured quite a few coats in the past few weeks that I’ve gotten secondhand and I couldn’t wait to feature this one! I picked this one up on a 50% off day so it was only $2.50!! Can you believe it? It’s originally from the Banana Republic so that is quite the steal if you ask me!

    I wouldn’t normally say I’m a fan of tweed but this coat is subtle enough that I feel comfortable in it and not out of my comfort zone when it comes to the pattern! Sometimes tweed can just feel a bit too preppy for me. This coat has some really fun subtle details to it. It’s got some very light gold shimmer throughout it, which makes it the perfect winter coat for a party! I wore it to a wedding recently and it worked perfectly with all of my outfits for that weekend!

    What do you think about wearing winter white? Let me know in the comments!

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