Happy Sunday friends, and I just have to share that I am loving the ruffle blouse trend this year. It’s so sweet and romantic, and instantly adds an EASY pop of fancy and polish to an outfit. I’m in for easy.
Speaking of easy…this weekend has been one of those relaxing, easy weekends. After the first couple weekends of this year being filled with work and being super sick, I was in need of a weekend of easy. For that matter, 2017 itself was a crazy busy year. There were always weekend obligations and I felt just a *tad* spread too thin last year. My goal is to make this year a little more focused on me-time versus pulling my time and energy into EVERY direction. I’m working on a post about how I’m trying to do this…especially because I’m starting a post-doctoral fellowship program in a month or so! Balance and preparation are practices I’m REALLY focusing on in 2018. Stay tuned for that post!
This weekend has just been so refreshing. No hard obligations, I was productive, and it’s that beautiful clear weather that comes right after rain. Ingredients for a perfect weekend day.
Now that I feel a little more refreshed, we can start looking forward to VALENTINE’S DAY! Now, I know it’s a polarizing holiday…but I’ll just come right out and say it: I love Valentine’s Day. Mostly because it’s a week after my birthday and it’s always kind of felt like an encore of my birthday. Like, I get cake and then a week later I get chocolate. That’s just the ideal situation. Anyway, I love planning outfits for special date nights, and a ruffle blouse is a perfect (and easy) piece of a V-day outfit. Whether you’re going out (get your reservation now!) or you’re staying in, a cute ruffle blouse can take jeans and booties to the next level.
RUFFLE BLOUSE – RED & PINK OPTIONS
RUFFLE BLOUSE – NEUTRAL OPTIONS
Hope this next week is super smooth and amazing for you all! Speaking of beautiful weather, check out this amazing cardigan that is perfect for brunching! I also shared my tips for styling colorful leggings and the best yoga subscription box. Finally, my Smile Brilliant Giveaway is still going on! You could get a free teeth whitening kit, so get on it!
Talk to you soon!