Highlights of 2016

Hi y'all! I'm a few days away from getting back to the work grind and wanted to reflect on the past year. I'm about to get super real with y'all...

The past couple of years [2015 & 2016] I've shared my goals & aspirations for the coming year. I felt so pumped and inspired to reach a bunch of lofty goals but fell a bit short on each. This New Year, I didn't feel inspired to share a ton of resolutions and goals. I didn't have any specific ones in mind and it's probably because 2016 was a rough year. I have heard SO many people share the same sentiment and I hate to add to it but seriously. 2016... You. Sucked. Balls.


Holiday Style: Midi Skirts for Petite Ladies

Happy holidays my dear friends!! I can't believe Christmas is already upon us. I feel like this year has flown by. Is it just me or does time fly when you're older (or busier/ more productive) than before? I literally feel like busy season just ended but then realize it's right around the corner. WHYYYYY?!? Since I was behind on sharing some fun 2016 moments on my blog, I might be doing some throwback posts to share memorable parts of the year.

To make me feel better and distract me from what's to come, I thought I'd share one of my fave holiday time outfits. What I love about this outfit is that it can easily be worn to work or glammed up for a holiday party. I have been loving the midi skirt trend. It looks so chic and feminine. For a petite lady like myself, I like pairing midi skirts with nude heels to help elongate my frame. These pumps are my absolute favorite and are SO comfy. They're my go to for work (probably why I own them in 4 colors... if the shoe fits...). I can wear them all day and they stay so comfy.

I decided to buy this midi skirt in a blush nude. I was leaning towards a metallic rose gold but in terms of versatility, can't go wrong with a nice neutral. While I'm far from a minimalist, I want the majority of my wardrobe to be versatile. More wear = worth every penny (even though it's not expensive but still). I normally wear a US 6 in ASOS but I wanted the skirt to be fitted against my high waist and sized down to a US 4. It is fitted just right at the waist but roomy in the hips.

To top off the outfit, I went with a mock neck cropped sweater. I have been loving cropped tops, not to show off my joey but to tuck into high waisted anything and not have a ton of extra fabric bulking the look up. I am so particular about what touches my neck so I lean more towards mock necks rather then turtle necks. I get overheated easily even during the winter so a mock neck gives me just the right amount of warmth.

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Athleisure: Gymshark Leggings & Reebok Classic Leather NT in Rose Gold

Hi y'all! I'm just a few days away from my holiday break and not working for the rest of the year :) When I'm not wearing business casual, you can almost always find me in athleisure. I love that workout clothes are getting so stylish!

I started hearing about Gymshark from my favorite fitness YouTubers. I really like their price point and quality. These leggings are high waisted, not super see through (I would say 90% opaque when you bend over) and have a small pocket on the outer thigh which is perfect for housing my cell phone when I'm working out. I got mine in a small and it fits me just right. I have the mesh and non-mesh versions.

My sneakers are super comfy and fit true to size. In certain lighting they have a pink reflection but overall they look like a pretty rose gold. They run true to size and I can wear them in/out of the gym.

Hope y'all are having a good week so far. Can you believe Christmas is almost here?!

What I'm Wearing:


Suede Ruffle Hem Skirt

Hi y’all! Hope you week has started off well!! I took all of last week off from work and let me tell you, it was awesome. I think knowing that busy season is right around the corner has put me into major hibernation status.

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year and I share how I prep for hosting on my recent vlog (including my cleaning routine, go-to green bean casserole recipe and cooking). Family from Mike’s side and my brother came over and we played a fun saran wrap game that we’ll definitely be doing during the holidays from now on. I stuffed myself silly over the past four day and my ears are just getting back to normal after Juicy barked 99% of the time on Thanksgiving since our nephew liked stomping around and shrieking (which is completely new/unsettling for Juicy). I am so thankful I was able to spend the holiday with family, for my supportive other half, for Juicy continuing to be healthy, for my family and friends, for the friends I’ve met through social media, for a good job that helps me provide for those I love and for so much more that I can’t write all down otherwise I’d be here for forever.

I love the hem of this skirt from ChicWish which they unfortunately no longer carry right now. It makes me feel like I have a mermaid/trumpet skirt. I paired them with a recent mule purchase that I am love love LOVING (I bought them in 2 different colors). This lipstick is one of my favorites for the season, it’s the perfect wearable plum shade.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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