stop and smell the roses


I’m feeling much better this week, readers; thanks for the well wishes! I have so many things on my mind for the new year- in a good way! With the encouragement and support of my family, I’ve worked on making changes to my schedule to enable me to seek a little more balance. I think it’s so easy to get wrapped up in work, especially when you love what you do. Technology has made our work accessible basically at all times. But, there needs to be time set aside to stop and smell the roses, right? Well, in my case, to stop and photograph my shoes. Cheers to balance, readers!

Sweater suit: St John via thrift ($1, retails for around $500)

Coat: thrift ($9)

Necklace: J Crew ($12 marked down from approx $36)

Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79) (I just had them re-heeled and they are good as new!)

Tights: H&M ($5)

Bag: Reed for Kohl’s ($32 marked down from approx $120)


What else is up this week, you ask? A new mani and some thrifted finds!

It’s that time again! Our theme this month for the #monthlymani (with my girl Kristi of Delightfully Kristi) is Frost Bite! I used a baby blue blue base color and then dabbed tissue paper in polish to add gold and glitter on top. Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her truly awesome “Frost Bite” themed mani- it’s fab!

You can also see the buttons (photos above) that were on that jacket initially that I decided to remove to make the outside of the jacket look a little more sleek. It took just a couple of minutes and I saved the buttons for another project. Easy peasy. Buttons are a super easy way to change up a look- give it a try!

13 replies to “stop and smell the roses

  1. I absolutely love this look and WOW what a bargain… I’m absolutely rubbish at finding decent bargains in our UK charity shops. I have some nieces who constantly find some great things but I never have. Well done you for coming up with such an amazing collection that look fabulous on you! x

  2. i’m always (and will always be) amazed by your findings… the whole outfit looks so polished and like it’s worth millions of dollars! absolutely love the way you paired your bag and coat, and the shoes really look good on you!
    definitely agree with you about seeking balance, seems like that’s the theme of 2017. 🙂 nice to hear you have the support of your family, so best of luck in finding yours!

  3. You look totally fabulous, dahling! I especially love that purse, but the entire outfit hangs together beautifully. Well done!! 👏🏼

  4. Love the frosty blue polish with the extra glittery finish!! Aaaand I totally understand the need for balance, I’m feeling the need for some more balance myself these days!

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