From denim to black boots, here are things I wear all the time.

Things I Wear All the Time

I’ve been cleaning out my closet, and I’ve realized that I wear a lot of the same things over and over again. While I don’t think I would ever enjoy living with a minimalist wardrobe of, say, 10 pieces, I do think it is important to recognize the pieces you reach for most often and keep those pieces in mind when you shop. So, here’s a look at some of my go-to pieces.

Things I Wear All the Time

From cat eye glasses to black boots, here are things I wear all the time.

Cat eye glasses. I posted about these BonLook Dolled Up cat eye glasses when I bought them last year, and they pretty much live on my face. Sure, I wear contacts during the day, but I’m always relieved when I pop them out and put on these glasses.

From denim to black boots, here are things I wear all the time.

Denim and chambray. A few years ago I would have been horrified by the thought of wearing denim and chambray together, but now this is a go-to combination for me. Even if I’m not wearing them together, the Old Navy chambray shirt and Gap skinny jeans are worn at least once a week.

From joggers to black boots, here is a look at things I wear all the time.

Joggers. At first I didn’t like the look of joggers, but now they are the pants I wear when I want to wear sweats but don’t want to look that lazy. I’m not sure that joggers look that much more put together than sweat pants, but I tell myself they do. These Gap joggers are usually paired with a plaid shirt or the above mentioned chambray shirt.

From cat eye glasses to black boots, here is a look at things I wear all the time.

Black boots. I love boots, especially in winter, and I naturally gravitate to black. For years, my go-to winter shoes have been Ugg boots, but when my last pair ripped next to the seam (not on the seam, which would have been an easy fix), I decided to try a new brand and landed on the Kirkland Shearling Buckle Boot. Trying on shoes at Costco is far from a luxury experience, but $30 for sheepskin boots is hard to beat. These boots have found a home on my feet.

I, also, wear the Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties (c/o Shopbop) a lot. These booties are the ones I usually grab for auditions and nights out. I like the height they give me and how they look great with pants and skirts.

From cat eye glasses to black boots, here are things I wear all the time.

Bucket bag. I love Rebecca Minkoff bags, and the Dexter Bucket Bag (c/o Shopbop) has gotten a lot of wear and still looks great. Unlike the usual bucket bag with a drawstring closure, this bag simply snaps shut. Plus, it has plenty of pockets.

What are the things you wear all the time?

P.S. Here’s what I’m currently up to!

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Currently filling my month with good things like cozy cardigan coats and new music.

Currently: Sweater Coat Edition

Currently filling my month with good things like cozy cardigan coats and new music.

Anticipating: Glass Sword. The second book in the Red Queen series is being released Tuesday, and I can’t wait for my Amazon box to get here.

Opening: Pen pal mail. The wonderful Rae from Insolence + Wine sent me the sweetest package of books and Jane Austen goodies. How adorable is Goodnight Mr. Darcy?

Watching: The West Wing. I watched the show when it originally aired, but with this year being an election year, I’ve been craving a re-watch of this fantastic political drama. #JedBartletForPresident

Currently filling my month with good things like a cozy cardigan sweater coat and new music.

Listening to: Hamilton. I’m obsessed with the soundtrack to the hottest musical on Broadway. Even if you don’t normally like musicals, I recommend giving this soundtrack a chance. It’s not what you’d expect.

Pinning: Valentine’s Day Love! My holiday board is filling up with recipes and crafts packed with love and sugar.

Currently filling my month with good things like a cozy cardigan sweater coat and new music.

Wearing: EXPRESS Red Southwestern Print Aztec Cardigan Sweater Coat c/o Express (similar), Polly & Esther Plaid Hoodie Shirt (similar),  American Eagle H-Rise Jeggings, Rebecca Minkoff Dexter Bucket Bag c/o Shopbop (similar), Chloe + Isabel Crystal Pavé Hoop EarringsRag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties c/o Shopbop.

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What are you wearing Valentine's Day? If you need ideas, here are 7 ways to wear hearts!

7 Ways to Wear Hearts on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if pink and red just aren’t your thing or you want to change things up, here are 7 unexpected ways to wear hearts on Valentine’s Day!

Don't know what to wear for Valentine's Day? Here are 7 unexpected ways to wear hearts!1. Topshop Embroidered Heart Sweater 2. Kate Spade New York ‘love list’ heart & arrow mismatched stud earrings 3. Kate Spade New York ‘love list’ heart & arrow rings 4. BP. Heart Shaped 58mm Sunglasses 5. Marc Jacobs Heart Cross Body Bag 6. Keds Taylor Swift’s Champion Hearts Women’s Dress Flat Shoes 7. Mrs. President & Co. The Golden Heart Barrette

Give a nod to romance’s favorite holiday with twinkling heart jewelry or keep it cool with heart sunglasses. Add a touch of sweetness to your everyday look with a heart barrette or a heart cross body bag. If you’re keeping it casual, throw on an embroidered heart sweater or grab a pair of heart print sneakers. Now you’re feeling the love!

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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

P.S. Looking for some fun things to do this month? Here are 10 ways to make February awesome!

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Peaches and Petals is a subscription box that sends you fashion, beauty, and lifestyle surprises every month! Read the post for my thoughts on the January 2016 Peaches and Petals Box.

Peaches and Petals January 2016

I love getting packages in the mail, and perhaps, that is why I find subscription boxes so exciting. This is my second month with Peaches and Petals, and the January box was full of things you would expect for starting off the new year.

Peaches and Petals is a subscription box that sends you fashion, beauty, and lifestyle surprises every month! Read the post for my thoughts on the January 2016 Peaches and Petals Box.

The Subscription: Peaches and Petals
The Cost: $19.99/month with free shipping
The Products: fashion/beauty/lifestyle
Ships to: US

Peaches and Petals is a subscription box that sends you fashion, beauty, and lifestyle surprises every month! Read the post for my thoughts on the January 2016 Peaches and Petals Box.

Inside the January 2016 Peaches and Petals Box:

Info card and next month’s spoiler

Cloud 9 Miracle Repair Treatment  (a thank you for sharing on social media)

Hamilton Beach 17 oz Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Kikkerland Selfie Stick

Inspirational Decal

Adventure Jewelry

 Family Circle Healthy Home-Style Cooking Volume 3

Peaches and Petals is a new-ish subscription box, and I love that they reward people for promoting their brand. Because I shared my box on social media, they sent me the Cloud 9 Miracle Repair Treatment as a thank you.

The spoiler for this month was the fruit infused water bottle. Since I had been wanting one, I was looking forward to the January box. I even lucked out and got one in my favorite color, purple.

I’ve been secretly eyeing the selfie sticks at Target, but I’d always talk myself out of buying one. So, I was happy to see that a selfie stick was included in my box. I still haven’t used it yet, but I like knowing I have one should I decide to become a selfie stick wielding fiend.

A decal is probably one of the least exciting things to get in a subscription box, but this is a fantastic quote from Peter Pan.

I should note that the jewelry and cookbook were not the same in every box. I received an adorable hot air balloon necklace that seems the very definition of adventure jewelry, and the Family Circle cookbook has some very yummy looking recipes inside.

You may have noticed that the price has gone up $5 since last month, and while I’m not a fan of price hikes, I still think this subscription is a great deal.

The February spoiler is a super cute pillow cover. Sign up before February 15th to snag yours! (I’d love it if you used my referral link!)

What do you think of Peaches and Petals?

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awesome february

10 Ways to Make February Awesome

Happy February! I can’t believe we are already finished with the first month of the year. While the dreary winter weather may color this month, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. From Valentine’s Day to Leap Year, here are 10 ways to make February awesome…

From Valentine's Day to Leap Year, here are 10 ways to make February awesome

Why Don’t You…?

1. Sing in the shower? Belt out your favorite tunes?

2. Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? Surprise your family with sundaes?

3. Host a Galentine’s Day Party? Serve Dr Pepper Cupcakes?

4. See all of the Oscar nominated films? Have friends over to watch who wins?

5. Walk around your town? Visit shops you’ve never been to?

6. Wear cozy socks? Keep a pair by your bed?

7. Enjoy year Leap Year by sleeping in? Eat breakfast in bed?

8. Send homemade Valentine’s Day cards to friends? Buy yourself chocolates?

9. Wear purple, green, and gold? Make a gluten free King Cake for Mardi Gras?

10. Put your library card to good use because it’s Library Lovers Month? Check out a stack of favs?

   What are your awesome plans for February?

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