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Layering (in Life and Fashion) + Thrift Haul Video

November 9, 2018

It’s that time of year again. The time where I start thinking about all of the things I accomplished along with the things I didn’t. It’s funny how the things you didn’t accomplish always seem to overshadow the things you did, except I’m quieting that foolishness.

I did a lot this year, and learned more about myself. The slide to 40 is really showing itself, and my “effs” to give are dwindling down to nothing. That’s a great thing in the event you were wondering.

One of the things I’ve known, but am currently embracing with the fervor of a toddler hanging on to their favorite toy, is I’m all over the place. I have no intention on attempting to fix that “flaw” about myself, it just comes with the many layers of me.

Not to mention I have this thing of being into things one minute and dismissive of them the next.

I’m complex, we’re all complex. The beauty comes in embracing that. I would like to make this online space something spectacular. Truth is I know I have the ability. Consistency is something I need to focus on in the new year. The problem is one minute I’m hot, the next I’m cold, maybe that’s why I love a good layer when it comes to fashion.

For now? I’m loving me as I am, in all of my inconsistency.

With that comes the realization that if I want to meet some of my goals I’ll need to change a few things in the new year. I know this and I’ll do it when I’m ready…or not.

Layers work for me, in clothing and life. I need the freedom to put things on and take them off as needed. I’ll continue to build a life I love that allows for my flaws and inconsistency.

Speaking of inconsistency, I’m back into thrifting again. Years ago I did regular thrift hauls on Youtube. I’d love to build this component back into my content to show that looking and feeling good doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. I’ve shared some of my favorite thrifted jewelry findsmixed prints, and tips on how to accomplish a high/low wardrobe with thrifted pieces.

Honestly, I’m struggling to find the time to devote to the things I love, but I’ll never go out without a fight. There’s a way without sacrificing my sleep and sanity. I’ll let you know how when I figure it out. Until then, I encourage you do to what you can, with what you have, when you feel up to it…at least with the things you have the liberty to do so on.

I promise, it makes life more enjoyable.

Vest: Talbots-thrifted | White Oxford: Brooks Brothers-thrifted | Denim Shirt: Guess-thrifted | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Gap (similar) | Necklace: TJ Maxx | Bracelet: Thrifted

….and if you want to see what I found on a recent trip to the Goodwill. Here’s my latest thrift haul.

Fashion

Tutorial | How to Tie a Head Wrap

August 30, 2018

I’ve never had much for hair, then add in Addison’s mane and I’m at the point where I might be better off without any of my own. I’ve been giving some serious thought to my next move, and in my indecisiveness I’ve decided making an impulse move isn’t sitting just right with me so I’m holding off. Now, if only this summer humidity would do the same thing.

The humidity this summer has been relentless and I haven’t had the desire to do anything with my hair…cause for what. I’ve taken to wearing head wraps this summer, the ease and stylishness of them has made life a lot easier. I’m really loving them as a quick go-to option when I haven’t made my hair a priority, which is more often than not these days.

For my wraps I use the scarves that are typically wrapped or tied around your neck, generally they are shorter in width and longer in length. I have quite a few laying around the house, but my favorite is this chambray one. I love all things denim and this one is lightweight and goes with everything. I have them on sale in my shop for $12. (Click over to see how versatile the scarf is, you can even have it monogrammed to wear as an actual scarf.)

Getting this look is super easy, and once you get it down you can easily do it within a minute. I’ve given you a step-by-step tutorial. Hope it helps!

 

Unlikely Market
Fashion

Gingham + Monogram

March 16, 2018

If you follow along on my Instagram stories you already know a good baseball cap is all the way clutch for me. I rock caps mostly when my hair has disowned me and is begging to be washed, however I also rock them as a stylish way to keep the sun out of my face when I am spending time outdoors. I’m also adding them to my repertoire as an accessory, nothing punches up a casual look like a monogrammed cap.

I’ve been working diligently to create a line of affordable products for Unlikely Market that speaks my style and makes life stylish and easy for today’s woman. This black and white gingham monogrammed cap is the first offering of many that will be coming to Unlikely Market in the coming weeks and months.

It’s monogrammed with a single initial in a color of your choice, encased in a rope detailed circle. You can add one to your wardrobe monogrammed AND shipped for $20!

Get yours here and be sure to share with anyone you know who loves gingham and monograms!

 

Unlikely Market

 

 

Unlikely Market

 

Unlikely Market

 

Unlikely Market

Gingham Monogrammed Cap | Unlikely Market | Jean Shirt | Target |Shoes | Tory Burch | Jeans | Gap (similar) |  Jacket | Wilson’s Leather ( it is vegan leather)  similar

 

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Banana Republic
Fashion

Ruffled Sweater + Stripes + Color

January 19, 2018

This ruffled sweater does just enough to add a little something to my otherwise very basic style. Stripes on me should never come as a surprise. Now color is another thing, I love navy and I love orange, might I add I really love them together. I absolutely love this ruffled sweater!

 

Ruffled Sweater

 

Speaking of color, I’ve had an epiphany that I want to infuse more of it into our home so I’ve been planning ways to do that during the Spring. Also as I am starting to look at what I’ll be adding to my Spring wardrobe, colorful items are at the top of the list. I’ve always loved color on other people and in their homes, and I think I’m ready to start taking a little risk and infusing it into my own living spaces and wardrobe.

 

Banana Republic

 

Banana Republic

Sweater | Banana Republic (kinda similar at $24.97)  Pants | Tracee Ellis Ross for JcPenney  Striped Blouse | Thrifted/Banana Republic Sunnies | Chloe

Do you prefer lots of color or more subdued hues?!

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