If you’ve been following the blog for the past few months, you know that they have been extremely busy and stressful for me. Planning a wedding and buying a new home/fixer-upper at the same time has proven to be a little more difficult than I had thought it would be. I have a new found respect for all of the bloggers I follow that juggle so many things (pregnancy, motherhood, jobs, weddings, buying houses etc.) and still manage to a. look fabulous and b. get posts up on a regular basis. Seriously, you guys rock! I want to be that kind of blogger but the truth is, I’m not. I work from home in sweat pants most days. I change into painting/work clothes at night and on weekends to work on the new house. If I were to post regular outfit posts, they would be a lie. They would be the “hey let me put on a cute outfit for 15 minutes so we can take pictures for the blog” kind.
I have come to the realization that I just don’t have time to keep up with it at this point in my life. Not only do I rarely wear post worthy outfits these days, but all my extra money is going to house things. Although blogging has always been fun for me, I’ve also felt pressure to put up the perfect post and wear the perfect outfit. It has caused me to spend more money on clothes to keep up with current trends and stay relevant. Wanting clothes will never go away, a leopard can’t change his spots after all, but hopefully a break from blogging will help curb the need a little.
So, it is with a heavy heart that I say farewell to blogging. Hopefully not forever, but just for a little while until I get it together. I hope that when I come back, you guys will still be interested in seeing what I am wearing.
Thanks for following along and for all of the love.
shirt: forever 21 (similar)| shorts: BCBG | shoes: steve madden | bag: vintage coach | hat: j crew factory (similar) | sunglasses: rayban | watch: kate spade
Wow, anyone who told me that buying a
house fixer-upper and planning a wedding at the same time was a bad idea; you were right. Things have been very exciting lately but also stressful. We started demolition on our kitchen this past weekend and are planning to put in new floors this weekend. Given the fact that I work from home, my weekends are spent working on the new house and all my extra money is going towards things for the house instead of clothing, I’ve had a lack of outfit posts.
I feel like my Summer wardrobe is lacking. I definitely prefer Fall to Summer and boots and sweaters to sandals and shorts. My wardrobe is definitely a reflection of that. I’ve found myself wearing the same things over and over again this Summer, usually easy, flowy dresses (or shorts and a t shirt for working around the house). Lately, I’ve found myself feeling like I have nothing to wear when I get dressed for the day. For this outfit, I decided to keep it simple and take it back to the basics with this simple black and white look.
Dress: Camilla and Marc via Rent the Runway | Shoes: BCBGeneration (Similar) | Earrings: Anthropologie | Watch: Kate Spade | Clutch: Charming Charlie (Similar)
I had my first experience with Rent the Runway this past weekend. We had a wedding to attend in New York and I decided to save money and rent. I had been eyeing this dress for a while and despite the description that this dress was for smaller chested girls, I decided to rent it. I ordered it in my regular size and one size up. My usual size fit me everywhere except the bust (shocker!) With a little effort, I could zip it up but felt a little uncomfortable and decided to wear the next size up. It was much more comfortable in my bust but was large in the waist which caused it to gape a little. Oh, the woes of having an hour glass shape.
I love the ease of renting and the customer service at Rent the Runway. I will definitely be renting from them more often but will probably listen to their sizing suggestions a little more next time.