Happy Hump Day all!

Usually I post on Mondays but due to technical difficulties,  my site was down for abit.  Luckily I got the issue resolved and I’m back in business!

As yall already know, Spring is my favorite time of year.  With Spring literally around the corner (12 days to be exact!), Im looking to add pieces to add a little oomph my existing wardrobe.  I try to Spring is the perfect time to refresh  mainstays such as cropped pants, button downs and midi skirts.  In my quest for new closet staples, I stumbled across this cropped utility jacket from Lane Bryant.  Once I saw it I knew it would be a great alternative to wearing a denim jacket all the time.   It’s color makes it pretty much wearable with everything I own.  Cropped jackets in my opinion look great worn with dresses and skirts.  Since that’s all I wear these days , this jacket will be in heavy rotation this Spring.

So if you’re looking to add a new Spring jacket to your repertoire, look no further.  Also check out Lane Bryant’s  latest offerings to update your Spring wardrobe!

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Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Dress: eShakti (old, similar here)
Shoes: JCrew (not available, similar here)
Bag: Cult Gaia (large ark here)
Earrings: Happiness Boutique

 

TGIF all!

A trench coat is simply one of those clothing items that will never go out of style.  No matter how it’s redesigned it’s still a trench coat.  If you don’t have one, you gotta get one. Next to a denim jacket, it’s one piece of Spring outerwear that literally goes with everything you own.  If you already have one, spruce it up by tying it with a structured belt instead of the one it comes with. Adding a colorful or printed scarf is another easy way to update your old trench.  If you want to tap into your inner Miranda Priestly,  wear it over your shoulders for an effortlessly chic look.  Trench coats are blank canvas waiting for you make it your own because who said outerwear should be boring!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Coat: Talbots Woman (old, similar option here and here)
Shirt: Target x Who What Wear (here)
Jeans: Eloquii (here)
Boots: Zara (sold out)
Bag: Sophie Hulme (here; wallet friendly option here)

 

Happy Monday all!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for supporting my blog. I am beyond grateful for your continued love and support.  This is my fifth year of blogging and there are times when I question if I should  continue with blogging.  Usually when I’m feeling this way, I’ll get an amazing comment or email from a reader that makes everything so clear for me.  So thank each and every one of you visiting, reading, liking, subscribing and continuing to walk with me through this blogging journey.

Have a wonderful day!

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Sweater: Gap Factory (sold out, similar here)
Turtleneck: Old Navy (old, similar here)
Jeans: Lane Bryant (here)
Flats: JCrew (sold out, similar here)
Earrings: Baublebar (here)

 

TGIF all!

“This Is Us” should be banned.  Yup, you read that right….banned. Why you ask? Because the sole purpose of NBC’s freshman dramedy is to make you break down sobbing after every episode.  The show makes you care about this fictional family so much you forget they aren’t real.  It’s the first show in a long time where I’ve liked all the characters.  The acting (especially Sterling K. Brown’s Randall!) is superb and Milo Ventimiglia’s character Jack makes me wish he was my husband.  Although I try not to cry, by the end of the episode I can’t hold back.  The story line between characters Randall and his dying biological father William has deeply resonated with me.  Watching them transports me back to the Fall of 1999 when my mom died. On the show,  Randall is able to spend time with his ailing father and say goodbye to him.  Unfortunately  my mother passed in her sleep so I didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye.  Watching their relationship unfold brought up the regret I’ve harbored about not saying goodbye to my mother.  I’ve always felt some level of guilt about not being there when she passed.   I know this sounds corny but this story line has been cathartic for me in resolving that regret.  While I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye,  my mother knew I loved her unconditionally.  As much as I wanted to be there, I know she was thinking of her children and she carried  that love with her until the end.   Like William’s character on the show, my mother was severely ill too. I know  she hated being sick and so I’m able to take some comfort in knowing her passing ceased the suffering she had endured.  Watching Randall and William’s characters on “This Is Us” allows me to grieve openly and not feel bad for not “getting over” her death.  I allow myself to feel the lasting affects of my mom’s passing but it also lets me celebrate her too.  Remembering her doesn’t always mean tears.  My memories of my mother often make me smile, laugh and love her even more.  It’s in those moments I feel so privileged to have her as my mother.

So if you’re looking for a new TV show, I highly recommend you binge watch “This Is Us” with a big ole box of Kleenex. You gonna need it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Happy Monday all!

When did we skip February and end up in April?! It was an amazing 72 degrees here in Philly yesterday.  The onslaught of mild weather has me hoping that  Punxsutawney Phil was wrong and an early Spring is on its way!

Have a good day!

 

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Coat: Simply Be (here)
Sweater: Lands End (old,similar here)
Skirt: Jibri (old,similar here)
Shoes: old, similar here
Earrings: Baublebar (here)