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eSTYLIST: Hey Spring 2017

Hey, Spring! The weather is so perfect today that I almost forgot to post the eStylist Hey Spring post, but here it is!

eStylist Hey Spring 2017

Wrap Rib BodysuitCream Mix Charm Tassel NecklaceMini Skirt with FrillSmall Metallic SatchelLace Up Stacked Heel Sandal

When I think about a spring wardrobe, there has to be some floral prints, pastel hues, and nude accessories. Therefore, you will notice all of these elements in this eStylist look. I fell in love with this floral frill mini skirt from Zara, because it’s feminine with a little edge. Pairing the skirt with this baby blue wrap-style bodysuit helped make the blue in the skirt pop. Since the skirt is the focal piece, keeping the accessories nude and simple doesn’t take away from the look. However, the small gold purse adds a little more edge and detail to the look without it being too overbearing.

In some parts of the country, it’s still a little too cool and a light jacket or sweater is still needed. This look would equally chic when paired with a simple denim jacket or cream blazer.

I live for a good feminine and mute look for spring! Plus, it’s a great way to welcome spring!

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 17, 2017

Happy Friday and St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s celebrate with this week’s Link-End Round-Up. Let’s do this, folks!

link-end round-up 03-17-17

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but my creative juices were not flowing this past week. I’m not positive, but I think it’s this unexpected winter weather. Seriously, Mother Nature, what’s the deal?! On Sunday morning, I had to sit in front of my closet and pull out my snow boots that I packed away a few weeks earlier. I thought we were done with winter weather. Nope, because it’s been freezing cold all week. Hard to talk about all the cute spring fashions and beauty trends when you have to pull out your fleece lined leggings and heavy coat. Eh. However, it’s supposed to warm up this weekend and the sun might even make a cameo or two. We’ll see.

Recently, I’ve been obsessing about money, but not in the way you think. I’ve been obsessed with saving money and how to save it. I don’t know if it’s because I’m finally making way more than I need or the realization that I want to retire one day. Either way, stashing money away for rainy day has become a hobby for me over the past couple of months. I feel adult AF when I see my savings account flourish and not living check to check.

Although it’s been freezing this week, the warm weather we’re experiencing has started to alter my eating habits. Last year was the first year that I paid better attention to what I ate. Since I am human, I fall off the wagon all the time. However, the most important thing is that I get back up..every now and then. Recently, I fell off the wagon and laid there eating everything I wanted. Not good. So, I’m going to finally do the Whole 30, which is something I’ve been longing to do.

Yesterday, I ordered the Whole 30 book, but I’m trying recipes off of Pinterest this weekend to prepare. I’m confident I can do this, because I’ve done various variations of this lifestyle before. I’m excited! If you’ve done the Whole 30 before, please pass along any tips that helped you master it.

In the meantime, have a good weekend. Take a walk, go get a manicure, or try a new recipe that you’ve been wanting to try. Basically, go live your life to the fullest this weekend and enjoy this week’s link-end round-up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 17, 2017

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 10, 2017

link-end round-up march 10, 2017

After a long week, I’m here with this week’s edition of Link-End Round-Up.

This week definitely didn’t turn out as planned, which is a good thing. I was scheduled to attend jury duty this week and since this was my first time, I assumed and prepared to be there all week. However, by the grace of God and the fact that there were more people than needed, I was released around 12:30 on the first day. So, I’m off the hook for the next 10 years, but hopefully longer than that.

On Wednesday, in honor of International Womens Day, I challenged myself to spend no money. I felt accomplished AF that I was actually able to not spend a penny that day. This mini challenged helped me to realize ways I overspend and when I feel mostly tempted to spend. I thought that I would be tempted more in the morning when I would get my quick fixes of overpriced lattes and a cheap breakfast sandwich. However, that wasn’t the case, because I told myself there is plenty of FREE coffee at work. Also, the company brought sausage and chicken biscuits the previous day and there were some still left over. Oddly, I felt the most desire to spend money on my way home. I rarely take anything out to cook and stop to pick up something to cook or eat on the way home.

Fortunately, I had things at home I could eat for dinner, but this made me realized that I need to put some time into preparing meals. Hey, this can be another personal challenge for me to work on. Since the forecast is showing that we have a 40% chance of snow flurries this weekend (WTF?!), I will use this time to stay inside and concoct a game plan. I got this.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Link-End Round-Up. Have a good weekend!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 10, 2017

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 3, 2017

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The work week ends today and it’s time for this week’s Link-End Round-Up! I wish I could say that this week has been a breeze for me, but it’s been super stressful. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I’ve been dealing with some behind-the-scene issues with this site. For the most part, according to my hosting company, it’s been resolved. However, it’s not completely resolved on my end.

Yesterday, I was so frustrated with the whole process that I strongly considered just quitting the blog altogether. Not to mention, when I get frustrated, I cry. Yes, tears were shed, but I have faith everything will be okay.

Next week, things might be a little bar around here, because I have to report to jury duty on Monday. Yep, they got me. Actually, I’m the fourth person that I know that’s gotten called to jury duty in the past year. One of my coworkers had in back in May of last year, one friend had it back on December and actually got sequestered for a trial. Now, I have it next week and my COO has it 2 weeks after me. Personally, I plan to use that time to catch up on my reading, because I have stacks of magazines and books that I’ve been meaning to read. However, hopefully I will be dismissed and off the hook for the next 10 years. *Fingers crossed*

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and hopefully, I will be here next week some new posts. See ya next time!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 3, 2017

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LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2017

lust-have list march 2017

Although it’s not technically spring, the weather has been very spring like and I’m all into it. For the most part, I’ve been coasting the past couple of weeks, which is one of the reasons that this post a little late. When the weather get warmer and spring begins to form, I start feeling a little refreshed and livelier. I’ve been partaking in more casual lunch dates with friends and indulging in moments of self-care. Needless to say, February was a decent month for me and hopefully March will be just as nice.

Since I’ve been cutting back dramatically on my spending, I’ve been trying to make smarter purchases. I only buy things that I need and/or get my money’s worth from it, which includes things that I will wear and use all of the time. Therefore, you will notice that the items I’m wanting this month are all practical enough to use everyday. Enjoy!

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