Dress: Theory via Nordstrom Rack. Faux leather moto: Target. Handbag: Michael Kors Astrid Satchel. Kitten Heels: Tahari via DSW. Perfume necklace: H&M. Men’s watch: Invicta. LOVE ring stack and gem bracelet: Forever21.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone had a day filled with love and celebration of the most powerful thing on Earth. There are people who scoff at the holiday and say it’s fabricated, but really, what in life isn’t? We add “artificial” importance to every day: the Earth orbits and spins whether or not you follow tradition A or B, and whether you wore your PJs all day or donned something that makes you feel oh-so-fabulous. Why not celebrate love every day? It doesn’t matter if you’re attached or not.
“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball
If you didn’t treat yourself yesterday, do it today. And tomorrow. And the day after that!
People with big hearts always win in the long run. So let’s all open ours and make the most of this wild ride around the sun. Let other people in. Let people out when they hurt you. I’ve recently had to do that a few times, and while it aches at first, everything gets better with time (especially wine).
Except cellulite. That stuff finds you out of nowhere, and I am here to tell you that more people need to let a girl know that it happens to almost everyone, no matter size. And yep, you’re still beautiful.
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1) Sonia Kashuk nail polish in ‘Stop Whining’ // 2) Prada sunglasses in bordeaux // 3) Michael Kors Astrid Satchel from my recent outfit post // 4) Forever21 faux fur collar // 5) Schutz ‘Frost’ booties via Piperlime
Autumn is a season of change. In my home state, temperatures drop and daylight grows scarce enough to encourage deciduous trees to explode in a burgundy and sienna symphony. In San Francisco, we get rain, some vibrant sunsets and full poetic fashion license to express ourselves with the hottest trends and a heavy dose of individuality.
This fall, oxblood is huge, and so on point. Call it wine, burgundy, bordeaux — I’ve even heard rouge — whatever the name, this deep, dark rose color still is as sweet. The rich, enveloping undertone sets the stage for a warmly accessorized season. Try these fun pieces to add a little pop to your staples. I paired it with black and white, my go-to outfit, but some mixed prints of the same burgundy color family would make a great weekend ensemble for the bold fashionista.
No matter how you say it or style it, this color is sure to be a superb sartorial addition this season. Stock up on accessories and you can’t go wrong. They’ll pair and mix with ease!
Angora blend sweater: Ann Taylor // Printed dress: Gap // Bordeaux Astrid Satchel: Michael Kors // Black pointed bow flats: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom (similar here)
Perfume bottle necklace: H&M (similar I adore here) // Tiered gold rope necklace: Target // Gold dog tags necklace: Express // Gold and silver watch: Invicta, borrowed from le hubs // Round sunglasses: Target // Red nail polish: Chanel 475 Dragon // Red lipstick: Maybelline Continuous Cranberry
Fall is here and the change of the season has le hubs and me ready for change ourselves. I’m layering my favorite pieces (this new Gap dress and Ann Taylor sweater are currently topping my list, and I got them both on sale!), le hubs finally tried a slim cut for his jeans (and they look amazing!) and our puppies’ sweaters will soon make an appearance for evening walks — but it goes deeper than simply the sartorial sense.
In short, the Longs are calling on their ambitions and making big things happen. Every day is another opportunity for wisdom to grow, doubts to diminish and love to flourish, and we’re layering it all on this fall.
P.S. And sometimes, when you’ve been a #getitgirl and you’ve been working really hard, you get to treat yourself to a gorgeous, bordeaux handbag from Michael Kors. Luckily, my day to do so just happened and I am enamored with the result! Can I get a co-sign??