Everything I am wearing in today's post is something I have owned for quite awhile except for the necklace and tote. Even though I have added several new items to my fall and winter wardrobe, I enjoy going back to my favorite, tired and true pieces and styling them new ways. Since I began my blogging journey, I have become more conscious about what I buy and make sure that the majority of things that come home with me can be worn more than once or twice.
Having this mentality has helped broaden my closet options as well as save money. Plus, it's almost like a personal challenge...how can I wear (insert item) in a different way and create an entirely new, fresh look. Usually all it takes is a few accessories like a piece of jewelry, bag or pair of shoes to breathe new life into something old.
Target Camo Utility Jacket (old: similar here and here) // Old Navy Utility Vest (old: option here) // Joe Fresh White Oxford // Old Navy Denim (option here and here) // Charlotte Russe Taupe Ankle Boots (old: similar here and here) // Forever 21 Tote // Forever 21 Necklace Set
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I personal news, this weekend was JUST what I needed. Friday night I took my girls out on a date to Cracker Barrel (fancy, I know) and then to the dollar movie (again super fancy) to see Dolphin Tale 2. It was soooooo good and I may have cried at the end. Then we snuggled up in my bed and had a slumber party while Ross was out of town.
Saturday our friends hosted a "football & friends" get together. These girls, their husbands and kids are our extended family. Kids and babies were everywhere - crying, peeing in corners (no joke), grabbing stuff they shouldn't be grabbing, crying, drooling, spitting up, playing in a bouncy house during the rain, making messes, crying, hitting each other over the head, tattle telling, crying, laughing, playing, giggling, crying some more and having the time of their lives. And guess what? So were we.
My oh my, times have changed. Our Saturday nights aren't like they used to be, but a chaotic peace set over me. At one point, I looked around the house, witnessed some of my best friends' kids bonding with my own and couldn't help but smile regardless of the ruckus. Isn't it funny how sometimes all the crazy noise that surrounds us ends up giving us the most serenity and security?
I hope everyone has a great week! Stay warm with this whole Arctic Blast thing that is going on...holy, freezing!