40 Days & 40 Nights

IMG_9569 (2)After wearing ashes yesterday, I’m ready to embark on this yearly journey called Lent. It’s an opportunity to focus on making sacrifices and being more aware of His presence. Giving up something for Lent enables me to celebrae the abundance and blessings in my life.
Yet again this year, I’m giving up my greatest indulgence…SHOPPING. Many people ask…what about groceries, baby items, etc.? These are clearly necessities. I’m giving up all the EXCESSIVE shopping I do for myself like clothing, accessories, trinkets, to focus on truly VALUABLE things.
I’ll still blog about the ways I remix existing pieces in my wardrobe which will truly highlight how I could probably stop shopping for 5 years and never need anything.
Thanks for following my journey! While it’s fun to admire the new digs of the pros on Instagram at New York Fashion Week, its also a reminder of how much their photos distort reality.
Marsala Tweed Blazer: Steinmart​ (5 years ago)
Striped Turtleneck: NOW $4.99 at Old Navy…http://bit.ly/1EbD85d
Petite Plaid Ruffle Skirt: Express (clothing)​ (+5 years ago)
Riding Boots: Tory Burch http://bit.ly/1LgrRk9

Mix It Up Monday

IMG_2168 (1)Mix It Up Monday!
Before snowmageddon, I was dreaming of warmer temps. Windowpane is a HOT trend for spring. Get the look for less with Old Navy’s pixie pants* http://bit.ly/1DA4u4u.
Floral Top: Target (recently)
Cardi, Belt, & Necklace: J.Crew Factory​
Wedges: Nordstrom​
*DIsclaimer: These pants are really cute but I’m disappointed that the pattern doesn’t line up from front to back. This usually is a big giveaway that it’s cheap.

A TAD too much PLAID

IMG_1874Is it bad to wear a TAD TOO MUCH PLAID?
Maybe, but it’s worth exploring.
Part Deux of PATTERN PLAY =incorporate the same color scheme throughout. Shhh… I even snuck in my fav polka dot tights.
Plaid Blazer: On SALE http://bit.ly/1DyVHA8
Gingham Shirt: http://bit.ly/1DVCIxD
Wool Pencil Skirt: http://bit.ly/1KCgcxC
Polka Dot Tights: J.Crew Factory
Beaded Necklace: kate spade new york
Brown Boots: Tory Burch bought on eBay