One of my blog-related goals for this year is to share more of myself here – I tend to stick to topics that are safe (like fashion & beauty) because, if I’m being honest, anything deeper feels a bit vulnerable and scary. And, in the past, I’ve learned that when I share details about my personal life, I also open myself up for criticism…which is never easy to handle. But I don’t want my own fears to get in the way of making meaningful connections – so I’ve resolved to expand my content & be more real with you all. In that spirit, here are a few things on my mind lately:
Anticipating – my next hair appointment is in a few weeks, which is a good thing because I’m long overdue for a trim. I’m debating chopping it short for the spring because I’ve been wanting a change (this is my inspiration). Of course, my husband is trying to talk me out of it because he likes my hair long – anyone else have this problem?
Struggling – I finally went back to the gym this week after a way-too-long hiatus and, truth be told, it has not been enjoyable. I know that eventually I’ll start to have more energy & my stamina will improve, but right now everything hurts and I feel so out of shape. My 3-pronged approach for alleviating sore muscles is Epsom Salt baths, Biofreeze & foam rolling (so painful, but so necessary).
Listening – we took our kids to see The Greatest Showman a few weeks ago and I have basically had the soundtrack on repeat ever since. I grew up watching old musicals, so nothing gives me more joy than to see them making a comeback. I’ve also had so much fun helping my daughter with her lines and songs for their school spring musical…although I hate that she has rehearsals three nights a week – I feel like I barely get to see her!
Obsessing – after I saw how good our sun room looked once it was redecorated, I instantly wanted to redo the whole house. We can’t afford to buy new furniture, so I’ve been making small updates here & there and we also have a painter coming soon to repaint our main living area. I’m on the hunt for a soft gray or light neutral paint color, so if you have suggestions, please send them my way!
Buying – as I’ve mentioned before, I’m focusing on easy transitional pieces that I can wear both now & later, like this chenille sweater (the softest knit on the planet!) and this tweed skirt (will wear in spring with a silk camisole, denim jacket & flat sandals). So thankful that we are having nice enough weather to be able to wear some of these pieces already!
What I’m wearing:
Blank NYC Jacket (also here; similar for less here), Liz Claiborne Sweater, LOFT Skirt,
BCBGeneration Booties (similar here or here), Zara Clutch (similar here or here),
Similar Earrings, Charming Charlie Choker, Nails: Essie Cocktail Bling