Over the weekend Fletch and I took a little day trip and visited the lovely little town of Leavenworth. It was our first time visiting and we were excited to check it out. Since Valentine’s Day fell on a weekday we wanted to spend an entire day spending quality time together. When trying to decide on plans we settled on trying something new. That’s why we chose to drive to Leavenworth. We had both been wanting to check out the town and it seemed like a perfect way to spend a day.
Upon arriving in the adorable town I went ahead and snapped a few outfit photos to share with you. I went for a kawaii look for the day.
♥ Dress | Kawaiigoods ♥ Sweater | ModCloth ♥ Backpack | Aliexpress ♥ Shoes | Nordstrom ♥ Earrings | Aliexpress ♥
I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of work/life balance recently. I feel like the workplace environment can be so competitive that having a balance between work and life is really difficult. For me, finding work/life balance means, usually, that both fill up equal amount of time. I go to work at 7:30am and I come home at 4pm, Monday through Friday. From time-to-time work takes up more hours in the day and from time-to-time life takes up more time. The problem with most work situations is that you’re encouraged to come in early or stay late. If you come in and leave at the same time you aren’t viewed as driven or dedicated. I personally think that’s BS.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I love any excuse to celebrate the people I love in my life. That’s probably why I love Christmas, birthdays, and of course Valentine’s Day! This year I have several Valentines, Fletch (of course), my dear friend Mikaela, and my Dad. I feel like anyone could be your Valentine. A friend, a significant other, or a family member. It doesn’t have to be a romantic love.
Over the weekend I went to a Galentine’s Day celebration with a few fellow bloggers in the area. I loved getting together with them and chatting. It’s so easy to forget to connect with my blogger friends so an event like this where we just ate snacks and chatted was really nice. After the event I continued the fun with my friends Angie and Jenn. I met both of them through blogging and I feel so lucky to have such wonderful friends in my life.
♥ Dress | ModCloth ♥ Purse | Ross ♥ Sweater | Modcloth ♥ Shoes | Bait footwear ♥ Cutie Life Pin | Etsy ♥
♥ Ice Cream Pin | Misskika ♥ Alpaca pin | Faux Fox Studios ♥
We grabbed some yummy food, snapped a few photos and then ate some yummy ice cream. Yay! The outfit featured today is my look from that day. I wanted to wear something Valentine’s Day themed so I went with a cute pink dress with fancy lace detail. I bought this dress years ago during one of ModCloth’s awesome sales and I’ve loved it ever since. When hunting through my closet for something to wear I knew this was the perfect pick.
Today, Valentine’s Day, I wore another cute pink dress, obviously not pictured, and then went out to dinner with Fletch! It was so lovely and I’m glad we were able to spend some quality time together.
How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I sure did! I spent Saturday hanging out with some of my super-awesome blogger friends for a Galentine’s celebration. Sunday I had the most scrumptious lunch with my incredible friends, Cate and Luke. I’m so glad I had a chance to spend time with such lovely people.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to get the highest quality out of life and I’ve come to a realization. The things we remember in the end aren’t how many cars we had or how big our closet was, it will be the people we spent time with. The moments we cherished each and every day.
Today’s outfit features this adorable dress from OASAP. I bought it a few years ago and love the style. It features a super-cute collar, adorable details around the bottom, and cute little three-quarter length sleeves. So many lovable details!! The fabric provides a lot of stretch which means it’s still comfy even after a big meal. I think we can all agree that’s a plus!
♥ Dress | Oasap ♥ Purse | Thrifted ♥ Shoes | Aldo ♥
I’ve recently been trying to wear more of my dresses. I go through phases as to which ones are my favorites and then I just wear the same thing over and over again. I need to break that habit!! All of my dresses deserve love. So, I’ve been trying to be more conscious about which dresses haven’t been worn in a while and then I wear those. I lay them out the night before so I just have to grab the dress without having to think about it too much. So far it’s worked pretty well!!
Next I want to figure out new ways to style the dresses I have. I’ve seen people layering crop tops on top of dresses and that tends to look pretty cute. I think I just need to spend more time on testing out styles and seeing what I like.
Do you ever have this dilemma? How have you mixed up your wardrobe to make new looks?