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Sweater: Target (similar), Skirt: Express (old), Pumps: old (similar), Clutch: c/o Fancy Details Boutique, Sunglasses: House of Harlow, Scarf: c/o Fancy Details Boutique

Today, I experimented with my eye makeup a little. Which means there’s blue in places on my face that shouldn’t be blue, there are smudges, I’ve got a very….. unique look that I’m rocking here. But, I like it. Experimenting with crazy fashion choices and makeup looks is kind of my favorite. I watched an interview with one of my fashion idols, and she was asked what her most embarrassing fashion choice was. Her response was something like, “I don’t regret my fashion choices.” I totally love that. Styles change, and sure there may be outfits that you look back on and think, “I’m absolutely insane for wearing that.” But isn’t that kind of the point of having your own unique personal style?

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striped midi.

IMG_0922 IMG_0927 IMG_0924 IMG_0918Top: similar here, Skirt: very similar, Pumps: Chinese Laundry, Clutch: c/o Fancy Details Boutique

In our bible study, we’re starting a book called “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life”. For some reason, I’ve always liked discipline. I like being regimented, I thrive off structure…. especially in the areas of food prep and dental hygiene, but another story for another day. But, even for someone who loves disciplining herself and enjoys flexing her willpower, discipline is a hard thing. We naturally just kind of want to float around aimlessly and fall into random fun things along the way. If I weren’t disciplined to blog, I’d never put together outfit after outfit and have my sister photograph them while we’re outside looking crazy, then come home, edit pictures, post pictures on the blog, and write these gripping stories for you to read. It’d be easier for me to watch 4 episodes of Gilmore Girls in an evening, than to make dinner, clean up our kitchen, have intentional conversation with my husband, and read my bible. It takes discipline to do the important things in life. But, you never regret a decision to be disciplined.

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ball cap.

IMG_0880 IMG_0871 IMG_0872Hat: c/o Fancy Details Boutique, Sweater: old (similar on clearance!), Jacket: love this one, Pumps: BCBG, Pants: old (similar)

My mom owns an embroidery shop, so we always joke that everything I own is monogrammed. While not everything sports my initials, I have acquired quite a few monogrammed items over the past several years. I have three ball caps like this that I love. I feel like the opportunity to wear a ball cap should arise more, being a personal trainer and all, but surprisingly, I wear them less than you might think. Even still, I’m all for something that is both chic and functional. Ball caps, denim jackets, printed jeans – all things I can get behind.

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Eshakti | Red Skirt.

IMG_0851 IMG_0863  IMG_0848 IMG_0865Skirt: c/o Eshakti, Top: old (also love this one), Pumps: similar,  Necklace: old (wish I had this one)

This amazing red, scalloped Eshakti skirt is going to be perfect for Valentines day, Friday. I’m obsessed with the details, and how, of course, it fits me perfectly. I’ve been wanting to wear pink and red all week, and bake Valentines cupcakes and throw heart-shaped confetti all over everything. Let’s be clear – I haven’t. But I’ve wanted to. I love celebrating Valentines day with my husband – and this year, it’s looking like we might be snowed in for the occasion. We’re currently getting some of the best snow I’ve seen this side of the mountains, and I am at home, warm and happy.

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cobalt.

IMG_0843 IMG_0840 IMG_0838 IMG_0831Pants: Loft, Shoes: BCBG, Top: Banana Republic, Necklace: c/0 Fancy Details Boutique

Though I try so very hard not to be the “matchy-matchy” type, there is something within me that just gets all kinds of school-girl happy when things match perfectly. A la these pants with my cool blue suede pumps. Cannot. Help. It. I was literally looking down at my feet all day with delight, both times I wore them together (within one week of each other). Are there groups and support systems for these kinds of issues? May need to check into that.

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