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Sweater Weather!

January 31, 2015
If you're coming here, that means you found the new URL.  I went 'all in' for $12 and bought my domain....maybe it will motivate me to be a little more diligent with blogging and possible make a buck or two....who knows (crazier things have happened).  I'm also going to be playing with the layout and style to get something that truly speaks to for changes!

While the Midwest had a brief glimpse of 'seasonally warm' weather, it looks like we are about to go plummet back into the cold.  A few weeks back I wore layered sweater looks all week.  It was inspired by this Pinterest link found in November by a collegiate student I advise.  It seemed genius and a great way to streamline the new body I was rockin'.  Below are a my examples and a few pros/cons I learned from trying the tip.

First, I apologize for my horrible selfies....I need to get better at taking photos of myself.

Overall, I thought the tip worked.  I didn't have to deal with a lot of wrinkles underneath my sweaters and no one knew what was going on under there.  I will say there is one aspect that I'm not a fan of.  Because I'm still nursing my son, and I pump at work, I decided to wear my Target nursing tanks as my between layer.  This worked great in the functional aspect, but since the tanks are longer, they always were showing at the bottom (you can see it on my navy and blue sweaters.  Now, if this doesn't bother you, then the entire tip works great.  But, if you're like me, if I'm wearing a patterned button down, I'd like the bottom hem to stick out to create more detail.  I was just missing this.

So, overall, great tip, just watch your tank lengths.

Thanks for reading and come back for my review on Jamberry nail wraps in a week or so.  I'm hosting a party, if you're interested in buying any, leave a comment!

See you all later, back here in my closet!

Looking Forward, Not Behind

January 1, 2015
So....I've been a terrible blogger...maybe it's because I know not many people read, but I'm determined to change that.

With the new year upon us, many people start thinking about their resolutions and plans for the next year.  Thankfully, I've been able to take the last few months and get myself into a routine and now I don't have to make a fitness/weight loss resolution (!!).  So I'm looking at this blog...and I want to get back into it.  But I know I need a plan, and I have to do it slowly or I'll just give up (again).

So here's my (SMART) goal:

In 2015, revive the blog in phases.  From Jan-Jun, write at least 2 posts per month, content is open to all things fashion, health, motherhood, etc.  From Jun-Dec, write at least 4 posts per month, focus content more on fashion trends or tips/tricks.

Per this goal, the minimum number of posts you should see from me in 2015 is 36, however I'm hoping that I can start making some kind of schedule for myself and get in more than that.

Over this holiday break, my husband and I put out baby free time to good us.  We COMPLETELY overhauled our basement storage.  I was ruthless with my purging of clothing and I donated 3 bags to Goodwill and brought two laundry baskets full to consign (and got $97 for it!).  I've been able to reduce my seasonal storage to one large Sterile tote....I'm hoping to keep that by instituting a 'one in, one out' policy for this year.  So, readers, hold me to that.  If I mention I got something new on social media or on a blog post...ask me what I got rid of in it's place!  I'm holding this mainly to clothing, since I don't do a lot of shoe/accessory shopping.

Below is a shot from my new organized winter closet!  I use the top shelves for work and casual sweaters, plus pants and leggings.

Here's what I wore on New Year's Eve....I didn't end up getting a photo of me in said outfit, of course, but I'm pretty bad at taking photos of myself....I'll have to get better.

Rented the dress from Rent The Runway, it's a website where you can rent designer looking for a fraction of the cost.  They were running a NYE sale, so I got this Monique Lhuillier for $20.15!

Well, spread the word about my blog.  I hope to use it as an outlet for my fashion and styling passion!

I'll see you all back here, in my closet!

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