Best Leggings with ShopSvelte

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*This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.* I was super excited when ShopSvelte reached out to me and asked if I would consider reviewing a pair of the leggings. Their offer came just at the time when I was working on creating a more versatile one wardrobe while trying to incorporate more leggings. Perfect timing wouldn't you say? As I perused their site I found great options to choose from and settled on a pair that were not the traditional black nor were they ponte. ... Continue Reading...

Is it a Happy Halloween?

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Tomorrow is the day. One of those days that children wait for anxiously to come to fruition. By now, they have their costume picked out and are ready to head out of the door to get as much candy as possible. At least that is how I remember it from my childhood. But I cannot say the same thing for my daughter. You see for years I was on a Halloween boycott of sorts. It's a little long and complicated so I'll spare the details of how my religious ideas crossed that day off the calendar for ... Continue Reading...

Week Three: CTC & Link-up

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It's another week of the looks that I put together for the Common Threads Challenge. I'm trying to be creative and remix my wardrobe using my five pieces but I have to admit that I'm no pro with this one. Trying to keep it real and stick with it until the end. Here's what I've been wearing lately. {DAY 18: striped tee & mules} {DAY 19: black skinnes} Truth on this look is these aren't my black skinnies that I started the challenge wearing. This particular day we had an important event ... Continue Reading...

A Defining Narrative

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Hello, Sweet Readers! I hope this post finds you on Monday gearing up for another week... Words. I love words. Back in the day of hard back dictionaries, I would sit and turn the pages and just read words. Words have meanings and meanings are not necessarily neutral. How words are used can build up or tear down. They can grow great things in a person or not. Words create a narrative and words help to define you and me. Have you thought about the narrative that generally runs through your ... Continue Reading...

Friday Five: The Best Posts

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TGIF, right?! Lately, I'm always thrilled when it's Friday. Work has been especially stressful for several months and that makes me both happy and thankful every time I wake up on Friday. When Friday rolls around it also means it's the day of the week when lots of bloggers share their favorites. This week I'm sharing the favorite posts that I read. Before I begin, I want to share a little piece of my heart. I think blogging is one of the highlights of my life right now. I enjoy people that I ... Continue Reading...

Week Two: CTC & Link-up

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Alright, friends, right out of the box I'm front and center up for a confession time. I've been struggling with challenge. I probably have fallen off the wagon with an outfit or two as well documenting my progress. Not sure why but I totally was not on my game last week. It happens. Grace gets me in between the harsh black and white....thankfully! {DAY 11: black skinnies and mules} {DAY 12: cheat outfit - it might look black but it is not because it's NAVY} {DAY 13: no ... Continue Reading...