Coffee: A recent discovery of mine that I can no longer live without.
I stayed far far away from coffee after I realized that I could no longer be functional without it. I began having horrible panic attacks if I took too much or not enough. My body became too dependent in such a short amount of time. Since I’ve been nearly 4 years sober from coffee, Wyatt decided that it might be a good idea for me dip my toes back in and try just a little bit of coffee a day. Oh, man. I’m in love. I’m no doctor but I do know a little bit of caffeine a day does wonders and it’s necessary for a girl like me to even roll out of bed. There was a while there where I couldn’t even move on my days off from work. I stayed in bed not because I wanted to but because I HAD to. My brain and my body were over exhausted and there was no way of them catching up. Over the last week, I’ve only had about 2 full cups of coffee in total and I’ve already started to notice an increase in my activity. I’m officially the girl on the run again. The day no longer has enough hours for me.
Well, it could be the coffee but I’m also pretty sure the great weather has something to do with it. I’m a summer girl. Always have and always will be. There’s something about the sunshine that brings out the very best in me. I’m excited to see where this new discovery will take me. Maybe not very far but I’m happy with the small amount of progress I’ve made. The best thing about coffee for me is that I’m sleeping better at night. Who would have thought?
Thank you coffee… just thank you.
The perfect outfit for the girl on the run like me is minimal and ultra chic. I tend to reach for my stripes and my distressed denim. Once I throw on my fashion forward mules, I am out the door.
Or maybe not so much. I’ve spent the day sick in bed so since I’m already here on my laptop watching Grey’s Anatomy, I wanted to put up a blog post. My runny nose and all wanted to say hi. So…hi.
Typing, writing, blogging, journaling: all of these things can be the best remedy when you’re feeling down. Another way I like to stay upbeat and cheerful is by dressing up. I don’t know why it is but putting on my favorite red lipstick and sliding into a chic dress makes feel all brand new again. I don’t dress to impress others, I dress to impress myself. To remind myself that I’m good enough, I’m beautiful and I’m worth it. Sometimes that’s all a girl needs is to feel confident and good about themselves. Us women should empower each other more, rather than pick apart our imperfections. The one thing I cannot stand more than anything is negativity. Positivity and good energy is what I like to surround myself with. That and a good pair of heels.
The chic design of this dress made me feel like a winner. I wore this on a date night out with my soon to be husband and I loved being in it every second of the night. I also did not feel guilty chowing down a massive hamburger because the cut of the dress is made perfect for a full belly. I can’t wait to bring this number on my honeymoon, wherever that may be. Wyatt planned the honeymoon from start to finish and I won’t know where we are going until we get the airport. It better be warm and I better be done with this cold.
Alexa Chung is not only a modern day muse but one of my biggest fashion inspirations. Along with Miroslava Duma, We Wore What and many many others, Alexa Chung is on the list of influencers for us fashion bloggers. There are many qualities and talents that she possesses but the most recent is becoming a fashion designer. She’s collaborated with Anthropologie before and each time I’m blown away by the structure and 70’s chic design. She’s famous for center buttons and bringing back denim.
So here I am sporting my Alexa Chung inspired denim shirtdress for nearly half the price. I love it when that happens. The website paired these rust colored suede booties with it and I couldn’t resist. Why just buy the dress when you can buy the whole package. Both are now staples in my wardrobe and they could also be staples in yours! Below are the links to purchase your very own Alexa Chung for less.
Oh, I love how versatile the color moss green is. I have more green in my closet than the average fashion lover and I’m sure of it. My favorite colors this past year have been moss green and burnt orange if you haven’t been able to tell already. I had no idea I would fall in love with this turtleneck as much I have. I’ve worn it every week since I purchased it because it’s just so easy to throw on and feel chic. More importantly it’s easy to dress up or down. I really wish it came in every single color ever made because I would financially support that decision.
I know it may be October and officially fall time but I’m just not ready to bust out my boots. It’s still too warm outside to put my feet in a sauna okay? I decided to keep things casual and airy with my favorite leopard espadrilles.
I recently became a huge fan wide leg jumpsuits. You will not understand the comfort until you try one on for yourself. I cannot get enough of jumpsuits but I’m sure you already knew that if you’ve been a fan of my blog for awhile. I think the wide leg version just stole my heart. I’ve been eyeing this pinstripe beauty for awhile now. I saw my exact size at the Anthropologie in Rockefeller Center and I panicked because I never thought I would be so lucky. I can easily carry this suit into the colder months with a long sleeve underneath or belted with a cardigan.
If you’re loving this statement piece almost as much as I do, you’re in luck. This guy just went on sale! Grab your size before they run out!