Happy Monday morning friends. If you’re exhausted from this weekend, I suppose that means it was a good one! Sometimes on days like this I have a hard time getting myself out of bed and motivated for the day. When I say “sometimes” I mean at least twice a week! I don’t think I’m alone in this either. Here are a few ways to get yourself motivated for the morning!
- Coffee set to brew at the time you wake up. Have your favorite coffee mug sitting right beside the coffeemaker!
- Perfect outfit laid out the night before. Wear clothes that make you feel confident and beautiful.
- Healthy breakfast ready to go in the kitchen. Vanilla yogurt, granola, and a few strawberries mixed in!
- New playlist on your iPhone. Download a few new songs and put them in a playlist for you to enjoy on your way to work.
- Plan out your day. A schedule is the one thing that I can count on most days. Create one for yourself so you have less insecurity about what the day will bring.
If anything this morning, I hope your lipstick is perfect, your eyebrows are on point, and your coffee is just the way you like it! I’m going to enjoy wearing my heels, pearls, and aviators on this gorgeous Kansas City day. Leave a comment with your favorite morning motivational tip!
Good morning everyone! Here’s hoping your day is full of sunshine and smiles! I’ve been working harder lately to see the silver lining in everything and force myself to smile even when I don’t feel like it. It helps to be around people that radiate positivity and encouragement as opposed to pessimism (I bring enough of that to the table sometimes.) The last few weeks have been stressful and full of transition. Everyone has their own way of coping with difficult periods and unfortunately mine is spending money… and coloring in adult coloring books, but that’s another story.
Nordstrom on a Budget
In an effort to control my purse strings and save myself from financial ruin, I’ve opted to enjoy window shopping and pretend like I don’t have any money to spend, which isn’t too far from the truth! However, I realize that every once in a while we all deserve a little splurge item to enjoy. I scoured the Nordstrom website for the best “treat yourself” items that won’t break the bank. Shop a few of my favorites under $30 below!
July is almost over pretty people and I for one am glad. Every single day has been filled with humidity, bad hair, and 90 degree heat. I love the summer, no really I do, but when I’m not near a beach and I’m sitting inside my apartment listening to the AC pump out air all day, I get sick of it. August will breeze by as it usually does and then we can all welcome the start of Autumn.
I’ve kept my eyes on the runways and on Instagram for what’s going to be stylish this season (and hopefully for years to come). Let’s start with the brown leather jacket– cute, edgy, and radiates warmth. It’s a staple in every woman’s closet and it just never goes out of style. This year, I think you’ll see more people sporting a lighter leather than the traditional biker jacket though.
Moving right along, I predict denim jackets will be in again! Flashback to Lizzie McGuire days on the Disney Channel (just no bedazzling our jackets please). I’m actually selling a denim jacket on eBay right now and it’s up for auction!
Up next on my fall finds is the military pant. They were trendy for spring but I couldn’t bring myself to wear olive drab when traditionally it’s pastel season. I’m saving this look for October when I can have my Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand and wear deep shades of greens, reds, and blues.
My next find I saw on the runway and I’m really in love- Velvet tops! Who knew, right? The last time I wore anything velvet-y was when I was 10. I saw a few people wearing it over the winter and thought it looked nice but designers are really embracing it this year. I’m hoping the likes of H&M will embrace it too for a less expensive look.
Finally, mules and felt floppy hats will be making a return this fall! See a previous post for cheap mules. The hat was really popular last year too and I think its here to stay! I didn’t jump on the bandwagon last year because I thought it was a little too hipster for me, but do I like it now? Guilty as charged.
Let me know what fall trends you’re noticing!