Current Obsession: Rose Gold Everything

I swear basic runs in my blood, but I don’t even care. I am obsessed with everything Rose Gold. It’s not pink, but it’s not white, and it’s not brown. It’s not even gold! It’s just gorgeous and matches virtually everything within my black and grey wardrobe. Remember when Disney went viral because they had Rose Gold ears? You better believe I got a pair for myself!

Aren’t they gorgeous? We won’t be going back to Disney until Leo is at least 5 years old, but I’ll be saving them and wearing them around my home like a nerd for the next few years, that’s for sure. But, I digress!

Rose Gold looks amazing on everyone. I find it hard to rock pastels without looking washed out with my tan skin and dark hair. Worried about rocking something a little lighter? Do it like I do: accessories. This rose gold bangle (which I have) and water bottle make it easy to jump on the trend without gold-washing your entire wardrobe. Even a pendant (extra points if it’s a crystal) makes a cute statement without being extra. 🙂

This year I’m making an effort to write down ideas ASAP so I can stay organized and inspired. I snagged some adorable rose gold notebooks and pens that match my personal style and fit easily into a small bag or back pocket. I’m totally set for a work from home dream session or a meeting after work.

Finally, 2018 was the year I started to be more intentional with my crystals and prayer in general after taking a break when Leo was born. Rose Quartz is perfect for channeling my creative energy and honing on on self love which is a practice we can all stand do do more of! Until next time…get those rose colored glasses on, ya’ll!

What I’m Wearing This Holiday Season

I am so damn glad that leggings are still a “thing.” I wear them all the time when I’m home, and until recently didn’t really know how to dress them up the right way without looking like a hungover college girl. This holiday season we keep it pretty simple. The in-laws come over for Christmas Eve and we cook, eat, and be merry. Christmas Day is spent with my parents and no one has to do too much traveling. Last year, I was 4 weeks postpartum, my Mom had a broken foot, and my father-in-law had just had hip surgery. Talk about a dramatic holiday. We didn’t do much. I lived in pajamas and cried about everyone being home, my family was homebound as well, and I had a newborn who didn’t let me do much either.

This holiday season I have a toddler (holy crap…a toddler??), and I’m starting to really enjoy looking human again when I’m at home. I have to dress every day for work, but now that my pre-Leo clothes are fitting I’m happy to start looking well put together and comfortable at the same time. So long ratty leggings and Tasmanian Devil t-shirts. Here’s what I’m wearing this holiday season:

  • A big ass comfy sweater – because I hate wearing a coat and just want to look pretty.
  • Black leggings that are THICK – because I’m over everyone seeing my underwear. TBH? They’re probably maternity leggings. Once you go maternity leggings in black, you never…well, you figure it out…
  • A festive scarf – I love a good, bright scarf to balance out the dark colors.
  • Ankle boots (read: NOT UGGS). My Mom recently gave me all of her black ankle boots. Some are velour like these featured, some have a chunky buckle, and some almost look like slippers! Give me all the ankle boots and make me look tall and thin~
  • A soft bralette that looks cute when my kid grabs at me to nurse–because no one wants to see your beige nursing bra.

I thought now that I hit my late 20s/early 30s I was missing out on the leggings/sweater trend which made me mad because I finally learned how to do it right. I’m never giving this look up, especially when chasing a kid and eating all the carbs happen simultaneously.