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Rando!

In friendship, Good Eats, inspiration on April 25, 2011 at 8:00 am

Just a few random things from April that I got excited about… nothing crazy – hope you smile 🙂

Impromptu grill outs with friends – YUM!

Horse hangers in dressing rooms – I have to find some for my room!

j.ayers

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Work-fit – Pretty and Presidential

In Work-Fits on April 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Not sure why but this work-fit totally made me feel Presidential – like the first lady of hospitality! Ha! Either way I fell in love with this look and no act of congress was changing my mind.

Workfit - Perfectly Presidential

I would never veto this outfit because it’s SIMPLE! A basic white shift dress (I got mine from Zara – $59) and a classic navy blazer ( I also got this from Zara – $99). My shoes are just like the ones above – Guess but I found mine at a Marshalls for $39 and my watch is a Michael Kors (Nordstroms Rack) and my necklace was a gift! 

I’m just going to put it out there that every girl should have these items in her closet. Whether you choose to wear them together or separately – it’s imperative that you have the following: 

A basic colored shift dress – flattering, easy, and versatile! 

Nude Shoes – neutral shoes can go with so much, and as we move into spring these will especially come in handy! 

Gold jewelry – we all know my take on gold watches, necklaces, etc. Get some. 

Navy Blazer – omg do I have to say it? Every woman needs a good blazer – invest in this piece, tailor it, change the buttons out – whatever you need to do to make this piece last for years and years, because you will need it! 

Bottom line is, put this together and you will look CLEAN, STYLISH and SMART! All of the things a woman on the go wants to achieve. Annnnnnd come 5 o’clock – you can ditch the jacket for a great sleeveless number that is sure to turn heads at happy hour 🙂 

running out

In budget on April 5, 2011 at 4:45 am

Do you ever find there are times when you just begin to run out?

Run out of time

Run out of space

Run out of money

Run out of energy

Run out of clothes

you just run out… it’s this insane type of season where I find myself becoming the most creative…resourceful and innovative.

Recently I ran out of space…my closet, jammed packed- with what?? So I began sifting, a tossing and getting down and dirty with these tons and tons of clothing I really had no need or desire for.

They were a) ill fitting b) wayyy out of style or c) completely worn out

So I decided to consign them…and while they didn’t take everything, they took somethings. And the way I see it, I can just keep dragging my suitcase full of abandoned clothes to consignment shops around the city until all of them are gone.  The beauty of this isn’t that I’m able to make money but it’s that now I can see clearly. I have room in my closet, and I actually know what I need to buy! As a matter of fact I made a list, and suggest you do it too if you want to avoid having a closet full of trendy, wear-once, why-in-the-world-did-I-buy-this pieces.

Here’s the deal, I may have cut my closet in half, BUT now, no matter what I pull from my wardrobe, I like it! I really like it!

Ohhhh and for those other ‘run out’ situations here are some quick tips to combat….

Run out of time – Prioritize, manage, and let go. You can’t do it all, it’s a terrible, horrible, anti-Type A concept, but it’s so true. Prioritize and pick the things that matter most, that extra origami class you’re taking – let it go and spend that time preparing for the next day, getting organized, and taking care of the little things.

Run out of money – Three words: Mint dot com. This site is amazing – you punch in your vitals, it creates a REALISTIC budget for you, shoots over an email if you overspend on coffee (yikes) and helps you reach savings goals.

Run out of energy – Rest, eat, exercise. If this is happening then you are:

a) not sleeping enough, it’s simple 7-8 hours of rest folks.

b) not eating enough – here’s the formula: 6 small meals a day, 350-500 calories each, lots of fruits, veggies and minimal bad carbs.

c) not exercising – working out creates endorphins, which is that good, accomplished, I can touch the sky feeling you get post exercise…embrace it, love it, just do it (ha!).

Run out of clothes – It’s time to do laundry.

~j.ayers