Hello, world! I know it’s been a while, like a serious while, but I thought I’d hop on to say hi, I miss you. The first few months of 2019 have flew by, and our house has been a whirlwind of germs, mostly mine thankyouverymuch. I’ve never been one to get sick for more than a weekend, but this winter has fully kicked my butt. This is the third cold in a month and a half, and I’m basically pickled in tea at this point. And in those hours of midnight solitude, where insomnia met coughing fits, I’ve had some time for reflection that I thought I’d share:
Stop letting perfection hold you back. I’m absolutely guilty of getting sucked in by the perfectly (in my eyes) seeming shots of amazing bloggers out there. And as a result, I haven’t posted all that much because something - nails, hair, skin, counter tops, etc -were not flawless. That is just plain old lame. I’ve decided that I’m going to get over myself and insecurities and post more. This is supposed to be fun, right?!
Embrace who my style. This goes back to the first point. Confession, I’m not a shopaholic. Trust me, I shop plenty, but more often than not, lately it’s been for home stuff. Cue the currently #demoday happening right now. That said, I’m also not huge on embracing fashion trends. I wear what works for me which means classic, streamlined pieces - chunky knits, blazers, ballet flats, white button downs, all the stripes. I mix and match to switch things up, but the pieces themselves are not always new. Instead of thinking, “Oh that isn’t newsworthy”, I’m going to make an effort to showcase how I style those pieces and how you can (and should) rework them.
Escape the cold. We are planning a trip south this spring, but until then I’ll be thinking warm and dressing it too. Meaning I’m wearing all the white, all the time, bright nails are happening and I must step up my bronzer game. Confession: I kind of hate bronzers. Don’t get me wrong, I love the way they look, when done right, but I hate that they rub off on hats, sweaters, my daughter… A while back I did one of those #tenyearchallenges on IG. Most of the photos I have from 2009 are my now husband and I on various vacations so I posted away. It was a ah-ha moment, when I looked at those photos, I looked relaxed, happy and tan (the totally not good for you kind.) I’ve definitely gotten better about the sunscreen and have embraced the gradual glow sunless tanners for the body, but I need to up the facial glow category for real. If nothing else, it will hopefully look like I’ve slept through the night. #goals. I’d love to be one of those English Roses who looks fab pale and dewy, but honestly, I just look sickly and TIRED. So I’m going to be gradually revisit my bronzer stash because this girl has got to get some glow back.
If you’ve read this far, thanks for joining on this next step of the journey!