fall fashion

elevated fall favorites with dailylook

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disclosure: thank you, dailylook for providing shop credit used to purchase items in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

with the holidays fast approaching, my calendar is seemingly overflowing with work responsibilities, post-work happy hours, blog projects, and of course, outings with family and friends. while holiday shopping is front-of-mind, shopping for myself—and refreshing my wardrobe—is currently on the back burner. (i’m okay with that, as the holiday season is my favorite time of year.)

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dailylook review, fashion blogger, diary of this girl megan
dailylook review, fashion blogger, diary of this girl megan

subscription boxes—they’re ostensibly everywhere! with several companies promising to “send just what you need,” or “expand your wardrobe from the comfort of your home,” how do you know which subscription style service is right for you? i recently tried dailylook, a premium styling service that selects and sends you up to twelve items.

what is dailylook?

dailylook is defined as a “premium” subscription service, as items are excellent quality and priced a bit higher than others box subscriptions on the market. most items range in price from $50–200. as a budget-friendly shopper, this price point is on the higher end for me, but i know i’m investing in pieces i will have and wear for multiple seasons!

boxes can be delivered bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly, depending on your needs and/or preference. additionally, a $40 styling fee (paid when you sign up) is applied to any items you choose to keep! (if you’re interested in trying dailylook, use code “PRIBBLE10” for $10 off your first box.)

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dailylook review, fashion blogger, diary of this girl megan

how do you create a dailylook profile?

upon creating your dailylook profile, you will complete a questionnaire, documenting your individual style preferences—how do you like items to fit? what is your body shape? what colors do you prefer? do you enjoy classic items or trendy pieces? are there any colors and/or prints you typically avoid?

you are also encouraged to connect your social media platforms (specifically, pinterest) to your dailylook profile. this allows your stylist to learn more about you and what you enjoy! and of course, you are matched with a talented stylist who will hand-select items in your box. (my stylist is veronica, and she sent a sweet, personalized note and recommendations on how to wear specific items.)

a week before your box arrives, you can preview items chosen by your stylist. you may swap out up to three items for pieces that better align with your style. (when first viewing my box, i exchanged a sleeveless blouse and dress that were cute, but a bit off-season.) this helps my stylist, veronica, better understand what i’m looking for!

^^ this jacket is my favorite! ^^

what’s inside my dailylook box?

and now, time for the reveal. =)

i received seven items (five of which are featured in today’s post):

  • six crisp days black padded shoulder blazer ($88)
  • double breasted grey plaid blazer ($128)
  • j brand “maria” high-rise skinny jeans ($178)
  • liv l/s smocked peasant blouse ($88)
  • ari purple crew new sweater ($78)
  • double-breasted trench coat ($108—not pictured)
  • jack by bb dakota wide-leg pants ($58—not pictured)

the double-breasted tan trench arrived a bit too wrinkled for photos, and the wide-leg pants were too big. however, i was thoroughly impressed with the other items selected by my stylist. my favorite is the grey plaid blazer! i opted to keep it and the mustard blouse. i’ve been eager to find a boyfriend-style plaid blazer, and the one i received is perfect!

i greatly enjoyed being able to try on the pieces i received at home. this allowed me to mix and match with items currently in my closet. (the mustard blouse, for example, paired perfectly with a pair of high-waisted culottes i recently purchased.)

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dailylook review, fashion blogger, diary of this girl megan
dailylook review, fashion blogger, diary of this girl megan
how do you return your dailylook box?

upon receiving my box, i had five business days to decide what to keep. this gave me ample time to try on and play around with the different styles!

to checkout, i simply logged into my dailylook profile to review my order. i was able to easily select which items to keep and which i’d like to return. i could also provide feedback to my stylist about the fit, style, and price of items she’d selected. (for example, i told veronica the wide-leg pants were too large, as was the black blazer.) a pre-paid return label and bag are included in your box. however, if you happen to misplace the label, you can request an additional label. (you know, these things tend to mysteriously vanish.)

an added bonus—if you keep three or more items, you receive 50% off one item!

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photos by jenn from hello rigby

overall, i am thoroughly impressed with dailylook’s subscription style service. my next box is scheduled for early december—just in time for holiday parties and events filling my calendar. if you’re interested in trying dailylook, don’t forget to use code, “PRIBBLE10” for $10 off your first box!

 

 

 

fall fashion favorites to add to your closet

“it’s an ‘add to cart’ kind of day.” anyone else? cool, rainy weather means ample of time for online shopping!

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disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. if you choose to shop items shared in this post, i may earn a small commission. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

fall is in full swing in the pacific northwest, and to be honest—when walking to the bus at 6:05am—some mornings, it feels like winter! cold-weather clothing is front of mind, so today, i’ve rounded up my fall/pre-winter wardrobe staples. (all items are priced under $100 for my budget-friendly fashionistas.)

sweaters, sweatshirts, scarves, jackets, and boots are at the top of my list. is there anything else i missed? my favorite retailers to shop affordable styles include nordstrom rack, old navy, j.crew factory, and asos. (of course, i also love to visit my local goodwill for second-hand goodies.) you can shop items on my wish list below!

shop tops/sweaters:
shop vests/jackets:
shop hats/accessories:

 

shop boots/shoes:

 

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photos by karya schanilec photography

t-shirt: j.crew (exact here), sweatshirt: c/o evy’s tree, jeans: zara

when getting dressed—both during the week and on weekends—i crave practicality. i look for options that are warm and on trend. some days, it can feel like a (near impossible) balancing act. however, i am determined to shop my closet and style my sweaters and other cold-weather accessories in new ways!

looking for additional outfit inspiration? i recently shared four ways to style a graphic t-shirt and three outfits to wear to the pumpkin patch. while i am a summer girl at heart, i have **slightly** warmed up to incorporating hats, sweaters, and boots into my daily looks. and, happy shopping!

 

dachshund clothing and accessories roundup

**inspired by this post

for my fellow dachshund owners, an excerpt from a poem:

“there’s no other dog like a dachshund, walking so close to the ground. they’re stubborn and sly as a fox, and the happiest pet to be found.”–anonymous

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disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. if you choose to shop items shared in this post, i may earn a small commission. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

it’s no secret that bailey, my family’s 16-year-old miniature dachshund, is at the center of our world. we brought bailey home when i was a sophomore in high school—and so began our dachshund obsession. (“obsession” may be putting it lightly.) as she’s aged, our love for her—and all things dachshund—has also grown.

i own several dachshund clothing items, and we have a “bailey-themed” bathroom (with photos of her and other dachshund replicas) in our home. what can i say? in our family, when you love your dog, you really love your dog.

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diary of this girl megan, dachshund sweater

^^ i picked up this sweater at loft earlier this month—it’s available in store and online! ^^

family and friends have taken notice of our liking, and they, too recommend dachshund clothing, accessories, and home decor. i thought it would be fun to roundup a few of my favorite dachshund items. (if there are any you know of, please send them my way. after all, you can never own too many dachshund goodies.)

shop clothing:

 

shop shoes and accessories:

 

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diary of this girl megan, dachshund sweater

photos by jenn from hello rigby

sweater: loft, jeans: american eagle, shoes: vince (thrifted via serendipity consignment), hat: brixton (borrowed from jenn), bag: topshop

happy shopping, everyone!

p.s. if you’d like to see additional photos of our pup, i previously shared this post on caring for a senior dog and this post featuring one of my favorite dachshund blouses.

three outfits i’d love to wear to the pumpkin patch

“most psychiatrists agree that sitting in a pumpkin patch is excellent therapy for a troubled mind.”–linus

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^^ how darling is ana luiza’s baby bump? ^^

**warning: photo-heavy post**

it’s that time! mid-october means autumn is in full swing—the leaves have changed colors, bakeries are stocked with pumpkin bread, and bloggers have flocked to the nearest pumpkin patch. of course, the girls and i had to follow suit.

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we greatly enjoy planning seasonally-timed road trips, and this month, we visited thomasson family farm. located in enumclaw, washington, thomasson offers you-pick pumpkins, a corn maze, wagon ride, petting farm, playground, cafe, and more! last year, we visited a pumpkin farm in snohomish county; this year, in an effort to try something different—and avoid crowds—we ventured south of the city. thomasson family farm is quaint, with ample parking and a variety of fun, festive activities. while it was a bit muddy (sorry, shoes), it provided the perfect backdrop for pumpkin-themed photos!

jenn, from hello rigby, and ana luiza, from northwest blonde, and i packed our bags and hit the road on a sunny sunday afternoon. we had three outfits (each) in tow and couldn’t wait to arrive! (if you’re planning to visit a pumpkin farm—or simply want to take a day trip in your city—i put previously shared this post on how to plan and what to pack.) thomasson family farm is approximately one hour outside of seattle, and the drive provided ample time for us girls to relax and catch up!

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when planning our pumpkin farm adventure, the first thought that popped into my head? “what am i going to wear?” these six simple words are forever at the front of my mind. #neverenoughclothes

have you visited the pumpkin patch this year? if not, i’ve rounded up three potential outfits below!

1. the statement jacket

while i could have scavenged my closet for something to wear, i took the opportunity to browse the recent asos sale! i was in search of a fun, fall jacket—asos to the rescue! i purchased my orange wool coat for $35 +$8 for two-day shipping. it arrived just in time, and i couldn’t be happier with how it fit. i look forward to wearing this cozy jacket throughout the fall and winter months.

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2. the lbd

who said the little black dress (lbd) isn’t versatile?

i styled my jacket with a printed dress, opaque tights, black booties, and a tan beret. i picked both my dress and beret up at nordstrom rack earlier this season. while i may have looked a bit “extra” for the pumpkin patch, i love how the outfit came together! (jenn and ana luiza looked darling, too—they weren’t afraid to also dress up for photos at a muddy farm.)

had i not worn my dress and jacket combination, i likely would have worn something comparable to what ana luiza is wearing! i love her plaid jacket, lbd, and brown leather boots. an lbd is a wardrobe staple in any season. while pairing black and brown may feel like a fashion faux pas, i find it looks classy and chic! i also love jenn’s printed jacket. the faux fur on the collar and sleeves add an extra “pop”—and don’t worry, the faux fur feels just as soft as it looks.

3. plaid meets denim

alternatively, i love the look of plaid and denim. call me cliché, but a plaid button-down top is the perfect complement to any fall outfit—whether tucked into a skirt for a dressier look, or worn with denim and a sweater or wool coat. if you’re in the market for a plaid top, i love this blouse and this tunic from nordstrom. (i wore a casual jacket and denim to the pumpkin farm last year.)

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photos by jenn from hello rigby

jacket: asos, dress and beret: nordstrom rack, tights: fred meyer, booties: lucky brand

the girls and i had a wonderful time visiting thomasson family farm. while we missed popping into the cafe, we plan to include food (such as corn-on-the-cob, kettle corn, and pumpkin donuts) in next year’s adventure. have you visited a pumpkin farm this season? where is your favorite place to go?

 

 

 

 

 

the perfect DIY halloween costume (circa 1996)

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halloween is exactly two weeks away—may the costume shopping (or costume making) commence!

i have to admit, my costume plans are somewhat lacking this year. i typically spend a few days scavenging pinterest for inspiration before visiting my local thrift or consignment shop. once there, i browse both the costume and vintage sections before pulling together a look. (this year, i may or may not be most excited for the halloween treats!)

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diary of this girl, halloween costume, harriet the spy

while babysitting earlier this month, my three-year-old friend informed me that “time is running out.” thus, my costume perusing began! i did a quick google search for “easy halloween costume” + “diy at-home costume.” my searches didn’t yield great results, but i felt my creative juices start flowing.

i popped over to pinterest (send help) and found 219,376 new images to pin (just kidding), but still wasn’t certain about a costume. suddenly, a movie character from my childhood came to mind—harriet the spy, a film based on the novel by louise fitzhugh. it seemed perfect! if you haven’t seen the 1996 movie, starring michelle trachtenberg, here’s a quick refresher: quirky tween living on manhattan’s upper east side with socialite parents; has a live-in nanny; carries a notebook (labeled “private”) everywhere in which she writes her deepest thoughts; determined to be a spy when she’s older; takes on the world one spy mission at a time!

“i want to learn everything i can, and write down everything i see. golly [harriet’s nanny] says if i want to be a writer someday, i better start now, and that is why i am a spy.”–harriet m. welsch (source)

the movie, featuring a young, fun female protagonist, is one i often watched at elementary school sleepovers! i recall being drawn to harriet’s engaging personality, elaborate “spy missions,” and iconic yellow trench coat.

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costume preparation:

planning my look-alike costume was easier than i imagined. in fact, you can also dress up as harriet the spy with these simple steps:

first, locate your most comfortable (i.e. baggiest) jeans. during spy missions, it is essential harriet possesses freedom of movement—she can’t be constrained by dresses and/or skinny jeans! #aintgottimeforthat

next, pick up a black and white composition notebook at your local office supply or drugstore. adhere a large, capitalized note to the front, reading “private.”

third, dig out your favorite yellow raincoat. harriet the spy is often depicted on book and movie covers in her yellow trench. don’t have a yellow option in your closet? this adorable trench is less than $30!

last, round up your spy essentials, including (but not limited to) binoculars, a flashlight, practical sneakers, and of course, snacks to enjoy on-the-go!

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photos by karya schanilec photography

sweatshirt: nordstrom (old), jacket: hunter x target, jeans: zara, sneakers: vans

“life is a struggle, and a good spy goes in there and fights.”–harriet m. welsch (source)

when putting together my harriet the spy costume, the only item i needed to purchase was a pair of red sneakers. to be honest, i could have worn something i already own, but i was desperate for an excuse to bring home red vans.

do you have plans for halloween? this is the first year i don’t have anything lined up, but i think i’ll debut my harriet the spy costume at my office (along with an extra large bag of chocolate). happy halloween!

p.s. i couldn’t help but dig through diary of this girl’s archives. here is last year’s costume. i also found this gem and this festive event recap—oh my!

little letters :: fall edition

**little letters inspired by this post.

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happy october, everyone! after returning home from our trip, i’m very behind on publishing blog posts. however, i have several draft posts in the works and photo shoots scheduled—i look forward to posting on a consistent schedule very soon. in the meantime, an ode to all things fall in the form of little letters. =)

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dear rhein haus, thank you for serving delicious pretzels. your weekend brunch—menu items and accompanying price point—is perfection.

dear seattle fall weather, did we skip you? it sure feels like winter outside!

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diary of this girl megan, seattle fashion blogger

dear laundry that won’t stop piling up, i promise i’ll get to you one of these days. it’s not my fault i’d rather sip tea and watch netflix than finish chores.

dear nordstrom e bar cappuccino, why oh why must you taste so delicious? and cost $5. and you surely aren’t healthy. despite these facts, i don’t think i’m ready to give you up.

dear “i believe in red lipstick tee,” you were made for me. whenever my outfit is lacking, or i crave a little boost in my beauty routine, adding red lipstick improves my mood.

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^^ we couldn’t help but take a shoe shot in our colorful skirts. ^^

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dear maroon 5, your song, “girls like you,” is incredibly addicting. i listen to it on repeat. again. and again. and again!

dear paris, you stole my heart. i loved every minute spent exploring, and i can’t wait to visit again. (hold me to that, okay?)

dear fall fashion, i am wholly trying to embrace you, but i still have summer on my mind.

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photos by jenn from hello rigby

t-shirt: evereve, skirt: forever 21, sandals: franco sarto, purse: thrifted (via seattle goodwill)

dear weekend, i’m ready for you. pumpkin patch and apple cider, here i come!

you can read past publications of little letters here and here.

 

boutique love :: rollick

happy thursday, everyone! august seemingly flew by, and i am racing around—getting organized after a work trip to vancouver, washington—knocking items off my end-of-summer to do list. before i resume working on my chore list, i wanted to share one of my favorite local boutiques, rollick!

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i enjoy shopping in big department stores just as much as the next girl—the perfectly steamed clothes, colorful handbags and accessories, pristine dressing rooms (well, most of the time). it can be a positively fabulous shopping experience, until it isn’t. or until you’re wearing the same outfit as every other girl on the street. a handful of my clothes, shoes, and accessories were purchased in a department store, but my favorite and most loved pieces were likely purchased elsewhere.

i greatly enjoy finding local boutiques to support. (this tee and this outfit shared on my blog are two examples.) boutiques are hidden gems. whether you find them online, via social media, or when exploring a new neighborhood, the potential? oh my! one of the boutiques i discovered—and immediately fell in love with—is rollick.

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rollick’s store founder and owner, kelly, is an absolute doll. she is hard-working, kind, (sassy), and has an acute eye for fashion! kelly opened rollick as a form of self-expression and means for connecting with her female peers. rollick, defined as, a way “to move or behave in a carefree, joyous manner,” offers fashions for women of all ages and aesthetics. (casual basics, layering pieces, and vibrant prints can be found online, and items are very reasonably priced.) kelly shops for and manages rollick in addition to working a full-time job. can you say #girlboss?

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a few weekends ago, i had the pleasure of modeling rollick’s summer pieces. (we took photos with karya schanilec on a rooftop in pioneer square—it was such a fun and unique shoot location, and i look forward to visiting again!) kelly carries a wide variety of styles, and—confession—i wanted to bring everything home with me! i especially loved both jumpsuits and the blue and white striped tunic. rollick’s denim is incredibly soft, stretchy, and comfortable. if you’re looking to add a pair of jeans to your fall wardrobe, i highly recommend shopping online at rollick. if you’re on a budget (i am, i am), these darling jeans won’t break the bank!

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diary of this girl, seattle blogger, rollick^^^ chic got real tie waist top; white in the jeans distressed skinnies ^^^

photos by karya schanilec photography

if you’re looking to stock up on summer essentials and/or fall pieces, be sure to pop over to rollick’s website. many items are on sale, and new pieces are added bi-weekly. i am lusting after several tops, sweaters, and denim!

thank you, kelly, for inviting me to be a part of rollick’s recent shoot! you may or may not see these photos on rollick’s website and social media. =)

what i pack for a blogger photo shoot

‘don’t forget to bring your entire wardrobe.’
(words by the wisest woman. ever.)i should preface this by stating:
packing light has never been my strong suit.
in fact, in my family, i am notorious for forgetting
essential items (like flip flops–on a beach
vacation). i am equally well-known
for bringing too much ‘crap’ with me and stuffing
it in the nearest (and lightest) family member’s
bag upon arriving at the airport.
what can i say? i like having options.

regardless of whether i am going to
class, or headed on a weekend adventure
or longer trip, i overpack. a blogger
photo shoot is no different. packing a large bag, with
numerous options, is required. however, in this
situation, overpacking can be to your benefit.

before going to a blogger shoot, i try to plan
two, three, or sometimes four different
outfits. this requires prepping a complete look from head
to toe (including: hair, makeup, top + bottom or dress
option, jewelry, bag, other accessories if
applicable, and shoes). at times, this can be a
quick process, particularly if i have a specific
outfit in mind; other times, it can seemingly
take ages to find the right look (taking into consideration
weather, seasonal trends, shoot location,
potential sponsorships, and more).
my outfit prep begins the night before,
or if i happen to shoot later in the day, i
can usually pack a few hours beforehand.

i pack each look in a separate bag. this
makes changing in-between looks far more
efficient. fun fact: i typically change in my car!

^^^ don’t forget accessories! jewelry, purses,
and other props are great for posing with–they provide something
to do with your hands and can be used as an organic prop ^^^

^^^ shoot days are also a great excuse to try out
the newest coffee or ice cream shop, or to visit an old favorite.
le reve bakery in the queen anne neighborhood
has delicious coffee and the prettiest pastries! ^^^

photos by karya schanilec photography

velvet top and skirt: nordstrom rack,
boots: asos, headband: c/o france luxe hair (exact here),
clutch: aldo (similar here), rings: nordstrom

i also recommend packing a few ‘safety items.’
what is a safety item? a denim jacket, spare
bag, extra bracelet, clear umbrella, etc. should the
weather suddenly change, or the clutch you
chose to match your outfit go missing, you have
a spare item on hand. there is nothing worse
returning home from a shoot, browsing through photos,
and realizing that something was off (and/or
missing). it is a bummer! having a few extra goodies
with you can often help.

festive props can be fun to bring
along, too! flowers, balloons, a banner–they
are fun to pose with and help create unique
images to share on your blog and social media.
i picked up a fake wreathe, garland, and pretty
banner at my local hobby lobby last christmas
and had a great time incorporating the items into
my holiday photos.

last minute items to toss in your bag?
lipstick, makeup-removing wipes, and a
water bottle. shooting is tiresome, and it helps
to leave your house prepared.

what are your photo shoot essentials?
how and when do you pack? i would love
to add to this list, as i am sure there are things
i have forgotten!
xoxo.

athliesure workout wear for the holidays

christmas is four days away!
only four days? how did it arrive so quickly?
i have to admit, this week, i am scrambling to
finish last minute shopping, errands, and gift
wrapping. are you caught up? if so,
please tell a girl your secret.
disclosure: brooks running graciously provided me the top, jacket, shoes, gloves, and headband
photographed in this post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! and thank you again,
whether you’re heading to the gym,
out to coffee with girlfriends, or catching up on
last minute holiday errands (like visiting the
christmas-tree farm), brooks running has you covered.
from your jacket to your sports bra and shoes,
brooks offers high quality, yet reasonably priced
athletic wear for men and women. they’re
local to washington, too!
i have lived in my revel road running shoes
for the past several months. they’re comfortable,
supportive, and stylish! i love the chic,
black and white fabric; they seemingly match
all of my workout wear. priced at $100,
the revel show is perfect for my fellow runners
(and fashionistas) on a budget.
don’t let cold weather interfere with your
active lifestyle! here in the pacific northwest,
layers are your friend. a down vest, headband,
and tech-friendly gloves are the perfect accompaniments
to any workout. psa: my greenlight gloves have a
small magnet at the base of the wrist, allowing
me to attach them to one another after a workout
(no more wondering, ‘where on earth did the
other glove go?’).
photos by jenn from hello rigby
jacket: canopy jacket c/o brooks (exact here),
tights: zella, t-shirt: c/o brooks,
shoes: revel running shoe c/o brooks (exact here),
headband: c/o brooks (exact here),
gloves: c/o brooks (exact here),
purse: borrowed from my mom
i often find myself missing workouts
during the holiday season. a hectic calendar,
chilly weather, and frequent invitations to
happy hours and holiday parties make the gym
a lackluster priority. however, keeping active
(even if it means walking laps around the mall
while window shopping) is important to my physical
and emotional health and wellness.
versatile clothing, such as my canopy jacket
and workout tights, allow me to easily
transition from one activity to the next. i
can no longer blame a ‘lack of workout gear’ on
missed gym dates. in 2018, i am determined to keep up
with my active lifestyle.
how do you stay motivated and healthy
during the holiday season? let me know in
the comments, and happy holidays!
xoxo.

 

flashback: fall favorites

is anyone else trying to figure
out where 2017 went? how is it already
december? the holidays are upon us, and i feel
like we just celebrated the fourth of july!
i am ready to embrace december (and celebrate
the end of a great year) with all things festive:
a trip to westlake center, visiting snowflake lane,
sipping a peppermint mocha, decorating
my apartment, listening to christmas music, etc. etc.
and with the holidays fast approaching,
i realized i am a bit behind with posts on this
little blog #thestruggleisreal
i also have yet to begin christmas shopping,
but we will save that for a later post.
i wore this outfit a few months back,
before it was too chilly to wear a skirt sans tights.
however, i think tights and a cozy cream
jacket could easily be added to make this
look more ‘weather-appropriate.’
my denim skirt was a spontaneous purchase
earlier this fall, and i have already worn
it countless times! it is a classic piece,
and the medium wash seemingly matches
all of my blouses and sweaters.
are you ready for the holidays?
we decorated our tree last weekend, and
my company’s christmas party is next weekend.
i cannot wait to celebrate. i am also
looking forward to visiting family,
driving around the city to see christmas lights,
and of course, enjoying far too many delicious
christmas goodies!
^^^ these leopard-print booties are comfortable
and fun to style! ^^^
skirt: flirt boutique (located in pullman, wa),
sweater: urban outfitters (exact here), clutch: forever 21,
booties: thrifted via buffalo exchange,
bracelets and ring: targethappy monday, everyone!
i hope you have a wonderful week 🙂
xoxo.

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