I'm Writing Poetry Now

 
 

"I’m writing poetry now” - wait, what?! I can’t believe this is coming from my mouth. I don’t know the first thing about poetry. And yet, I once said the same thing about fashion. I started blogging because I had no clue how to put outfits together (other than a knack for coupons) but I wanted to learn. And then it became a career and now brands hire me to create outfits - go figure. Life is funny.

These days, I am constantly encouraging people to embrace the “audacity to enjoy yourself” with anything creative, especially fashion. But am I practicing what I preach? Writing poetry and sharing it felt like an opportunity to do just that.

I can’t explain exactly why I’m doing it, other than I’m enjoying it. I’m not sure if I’m doing it correctly, but I figure the best way to learn is to practice. And ultimately, I doubt the poetry police are going to come get me. It’s all so subjective. And I’m not sure I’d disagree with them. 😉

So without further ado, here are a few favorites:

ps. If you’ve been following on Instagram then you may have already seen these. Thanks for all your love and support!

 
 
 
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Today's Everyday Fashion: The White Blazer

 
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Inspiration:  Magnolia boutique

Inspiration: Magnolia boutique

 

I’ve got major history with this white blazer - see 6 ways I’ve worn it over the past few years, below. For today’s look, I loved the idea of making it casual and a bit “edgy” with distressed denim and strappy sandals, inspired by a boutique photo. The belt bag is an uber-trendy addition and while there’s a good chance I’ll look back on it someday and think it was silly, what I will remember most is how joyful it was to wear. Not only from a practical standpoint (being hands-free is such a treat!) but also because experimenting with fashion is really fun. Do you agree? Or would you play it safe and lose the belt bag?

Blazer: White House Black Market, $90 (similar below)
Tee: Gap, old (similar, similar)
Jeans: American Eagle, $40 (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Dolce Vita c/o Amazon, $73 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Belt bag: Lord & Taylor, $36 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Tee is 10 years ago. Blazer is 3 years ago. Shoes, jeans are 2 years ago. Purse is last year.

 
 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Too Good To Be True

 
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When something seems too good to be true, it usually is - and that is certainly the case with this ribbon brooch. It was a great deal on Amazon but unfortunately the design is flawed. The brooch is too heavy, so it falls forward and won’t lay flat, no matter how or where you hang it. Thankfully, the rest of the outfit is redeemable. I am especially loving the fun details and comfort of these new shoes, and am excited to find other ways to wear them!

Jacket: LOFT, $43 (similar below)
Top: H&M, $40 (similar, similar)
Brooch: Amazon, $5
Jeans: Levi’s c/o Amazon, $59 (same, same, same)
Shoes: Ann Taylor, $35 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Bloomingdale's, $70 (similar)
Approx. dates: Jacket is 6 years ago. Top is 3 years ago. Jeans and purse are recent. Shoes and brooch are new.

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Today's Everyday Fashion: 20 Valentine's Outfits

If we’re ranking holidays based on color schemes alone, Valentine’s Day is the clear winner! Not only is the red-pink-purple color palette deeply nostalgic, conjuring happy images of construction paper hearts and Valentine’s candies as a kid, but it’s also a mainstay in my closet. Here are 20 of my favorite red-pink-purple outfit ideas over the years - perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday or any other day of the year you might choose to wear them!

Which outfit is your favorite?