Inspiration: Flower Delivery

One of the girls in my office has already received flowers TWICE this week. Yeah, they rest of us were all wondering who the second delivery was for and then it went to her … again. Getting flowers is one of those silly girly things that I really do enjoy. You can keep your chocolate (sike – i just buy that for myself), never gonna wear it lingerie and cheesy teddy bears but I’ll take the flowers.

I’ve got this board on Pinterest that’s called “happy love.” It’s basically comprised of two things: quotes (and the fun typography their done in) and flowers. Love me some flowers. Besides the double delivery to our office, I think I’m on a flower kick because I’m meeting with Jaclyn Journey on Monday to talk about a fun project we’re going to do together for the upcoming Derby Dress of the Day feature (79 days til Derby – can you believe it?). I’m always telling Jaclyn she needs to do a book of all her beautiful arrangements. I, for one, would pre-order a copy now if she said she was doing it. So so pretty.

So in lieu of a delivery, I’m pulling together some of my favorite florals. The best part is that these won’t wilt or smell weird in a couple days.

Image: Instagram @juliahengel

Image via LaurenConrad.com

Florals: Jaclyn Journey; Image: Whitney Neal

Florals: Abany Bauer; Image: Heather Payne Photography

 

Inspiration: Cold Weather Chic * Winter Outfits

I am in an inspiration rut. I know the New Year is supposed to be full of new ideas, a fresh start and all kinds of other happy, find it on instagram, joy. And while the new year has kicked my ass in gear to clean out my closet, hop on the treadmill more regularly (training for that mini-marathon) and open up a new planner (trying to stick to those to-do’s), it has left me less than enthused about all things blogging.

That sucks right?

Sorry to be all debbie downer today but I figured I’d clue you in. That being said, I’m trying to stay positive and have made plans to freshen things up. Got the ball rolling on a new blog design, brainstorming on ways to evolve the site and rededicating myself to “shopping” my own closet rather than jump on the internet to buy something new whenever I’m in a style rut. But I feel like I need a kick-start in the fashion department. One minute I’m feeling good about my sartorial choices and the next minute I just want to throw in the towel and wear sweatpants. The fact that it was 55 degrees over the weekend and now 5 degrees is also probably not helping.

So I’m putting the jumper cables on my style and looking for some new outfit inspiration. Not fashion week inspiration but get up in the morning and get dressed for work or hanging out with friends style inspiration.

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Inspiration: Elizabeth Olsen’s New ‘Do

Okay okay, I know everyone and their mother has cut their hair into ‘the Lob’ (you know, long bob – it needs to be shortened because writing that out is oh so tedious) this year. Karlie Kloss, Julianne Hough, Lauren Conrad just to get the ball rolling. But no one had me even considering taking a scissor to my strands until I saw Elizabeth Olsen’s new ‘do.

There’s something about Olsen that has made her something of a hair spirit guide lately. When I cut my hair a couple years ago, it was her picture that I took to the salon. And the long brown locks she’s been sporting recently had me thinking about going back to my more natural color. Then she went and did this.

I’ve been growing out my hair for what feels like forever and I’m not sold on starting over but when I saw Olsen’s drastic style difference, I felt mildly inspired. Enough so to call and make a hair appointment for today.

I don’t expect you’ll be seeing a big change but there’s that very small part of me that just might go for it. What do you think?

Images via Mark Townsend Instagram

 

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