I have to say, I have truly stepped out of my comfort zone this summer and worn some serious color. I am sure you can attest to this if you have been around for a while because I was always pretty good at sticking to my neutrals. I don't know what has gotten in to me, but I have felt so inspired to break out the colorful pieces...and I love it!
True story: I love a set. And by set I mean top & skirt, top & shorts, or even a good suit. I can remember when I was in college and I had to buy my first suit for an interview. I had NO idea what I was looking for and I can promise you I did not love many of them. I mean, it is hard to find a suit that is flattering and at the time, I wanted no part of it. Thankfully though, my style (and my maturity) has evolved and I have come to love a good suit. I have several options that I wear for work, some with pencil skirts and some with trousers, and I love how clean they are. With that being said though, I have started to work the "fun" suit into my everyday wardrobe. Something that is funky/casual that I can wear to dinner or a casual lunch meeting it perfect for me, so when I found this Chriselle x JOA suit at Nordstrom...I was in love!
If you follow me on social media then you saw my friend Candace was in the bayou last weekend. After some much needed time a part, she decided to make the trip which meant I got to show her around the homestead. TI absolutely love when I get to show people around my stomping grounds. I am not really sure what it is, but I literally get giddy when giving tours around my hometown! It's like "here's my favorite coffee spot, here's my favorite restaurant..." ALL MY FAVS! Anyways, of course we ventured to New Orleans for the day (I mean why not?) because when in Louisiana!
An honest Monday for you, but something that has been on my mind lately is my inability to say 'no.' When I tell you I over-commit myself to things, I really do. And while I pride myself on this "being able to do it all" bit...I really can't (oh how it hurts to say it out loud). On the outside I look all find and dandy but really I get home to Jon Luke, complain about a headache and just want to get in bed. I am EXHAUSTED. It has taken time (and I am still guilty of not completely letting go of things) but I want to take a step back. I want to be able to take a break, be proud of the things I did accomplish and RELAX. And honestly...there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It is okay to take stuff off your plate, because at the end of the day, there are still things you need to feed in order to feel refreshed. It may be dedicated time with Jon Luke, or just quiet time for myself, but either way I want to be able to fully invest in things, while still feeding myself.
It is no secret that I love me a two piece set. I wore the heck out of them in Marfa. Most of those options though were skirts and tops so when I found this short/jacket combo, I about died. I LOVE this stripe set and love how I can also wear the shorts on their own. It has a very classic business look to it, creating an edgy vibe with the shorts. Perfect for a night out or a casual lunch meeting, this set can be for work or play!
As of late, I have been drawn to the idea of jumpsuits. Why? I am not exactly sure but I do know that I thoroughly enjoy them and this one in particular is super sassy. So as I say I enjoy jumpsuits, my typical style has been the long pants (that are most likely wide leg with a higher waist), and a top with flowy sleeves. Occasionally I will throw in strapless, or an open back, but my mindset is usually "classic" for a jumpsuit. Yeah...not at all what this jumpsuit is. But I took a chance, and I am so glad I did because I truly love this piece and did not want to take it off. This piece may not be "classic" but it is definitely statement worthy. And I love making a statement.