A Floral Pantsuit For A Nashville Brunch

Hey y'all! (That was my best Nashville impression-- how did I do?) My BFF and I just got back from a road trip to Nashville and Richmond. It was a whirlwind, sort of this last-minute idea that we forced to happen. I'd say it turned out quite well. 

I don't usually try to match my surroundings when I travel-- because why wouldn't I just stamp "mega-tourist!" on my forehead instead?-- but when it came to brunch in Nashville, I went full-on floral pantsuit. That's somewhat southern, right?

All About Outerwear

I love me a good winter coat. If I had unlimited funds, I'd probably own one in every color and every style. I don't have a ton of cash at the moment though so I'll stick to admiring from afar. Here are a few of my favorite coats and scarves for this season -- especially that dreamy little striped number on the top left! 

Floral Pajama Pants

I'm about a week and a half late but happy new year, guys! I took a short but unexpectedly much-needed break. (Though I must say, I missed you all dearly.) Something about the winter gets me down. I don't mind the cold but there are only so many ways you can gussy up a winter coat. I kinda balled out at the Zara sale and snagged me a pajama-style-pant-suit. (No, they're not actual jammies.) I've been trying to find ways to mix and match it and am kind of loving it-- sans jacket-- with boots and a turtleneck. What do you think?

2016: A Few of My Favorites

My favorite thing about blogging is having a (very casual) body of work to look back on. Every once in a while, I find myself digging through my archives and watching myself grow physically, mentally, spiritually, and, of course, as a sartorial enthusiast. I've been doing this blog for almost five years. Five formative years. Over the course of this blog thus far, I've traveled to six different countries, moved, grown out my bangs, went through a horrible breakup, moved again, landed my dream job, quit my dream job when I realized it wasn't for me, been diagnosed with a mental illness, put almost 100,000 miles on my poor Mercury Mariner, gotten married to my best friend, adopted the most adorable and lovable boxer/hound mix, gone sober, helped start a tech company, moved again, and started writing a book. I've typed up thoughts and musings in both laughter and tears. (Emphasis on tears.) But we'll save the sappiness for my official blogiversary in March.

For now, I wanted to share some of my favorite looks from 2016. Though it's been difficult to scrap together any sort "goodness" from this past year, I must say that the hardships have forced me to take stock of who I am. That theme of getting to know myself definitively has absolutely shown through my clothing choices, specifically in the latter half of the year.

Sheer for NYE

Another year has come and gone and I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's bittersweet, really. It's been a rough (almost) 365 days but at the same time, who wants to get older? (Guess it's better than the alternative though.) I'm not usually one for celebrating January 1st but I do love dressing up-- any excuse is a good one. I know New Year's Eve is full of sequin shift dresses but I don't do sequins so I went with sheer. Good move?