My Favorite Riding Boots

Form Fitting Marled Knit Dress Women’s Hailey Fashion BootsWide Brim Ribbon Band Fedora Floppy Hat Large Scarves Knit Cashmere FeelFlat Fold Over Clutch

Boots are an absolute staple for the winter and these are hands down my favorite pair!  They are really practical and simple but stylish.

Riding boots are my winter go to, they are so amazing with so many different types of looks.  They are my ballet flat equivalent, just the basic beautiful go to.

These boots are perfect for tucking jeans into.  They are the perfect width to get skinny jeans tucked into with out bunching and looking funny (you know exactly what I’m talking about).  I even love these
for dresses like above, they are my go to look.  Its an absolute staple everyone needs in their closet for winter and spring.  I hope I inspired you to go out and get my favorite must have shoe for winter!


Happiness is a Choice

 So this week has been a doozie. My wonderful baby has been really sick, there have been complications and it has been really trying to say the very least.

We all have rough patches, the ups and the downs.  We  all make choices about how we handle what life throws at us. Life sometimes throws us challenges, we can choose to rise above, or wallow in self pity.  We can’t always stop the bad things that happen but we can control our reaction.  It’s amazing how quickly things turn around when we choose to be positive.  The power of positive thinking is amazing and can turn everything around.  The moment I decided to choose positivity everything changed.

How we look at things is how we tackle the world.  This week when my baby was fighting and it was hard to sit and do nothing, I made the choice to stay positive, stay moving forward and look to the good in everything.  I’m not saying it’s easy, I’m saying it’s a choice!  It’s a choice every minute of everyday.

Every second of everyday we make the choice of wether or not we are positive or negative, wether we tackle our problems with positivity or self pity.  It’s a choice wether we hit the ground everyday choosing (cause let’s be real I don’t always feel like it) to make it better or drain from it.  Choose daily to bring the world light, choose to make it better and choose to stop wallowing in self pity.

So I’m not gonna lie, I’m a huge fan of vintage inspired looks.  There’s just something so chic and classy about styles of days gone by.  The styles are so flattering and beautiful.  

This look in particular hits on 4 of my serious loves, polka dots, bows, belts and flowy skirts.  There’s something so incredibly playful and incredibly flattering about this look I just love.  Belts and A-line skirts are just always such a great look for every body type. Such a bold belt really emphasizes the waist creating a great hourglass shape.  My dog might even have a matching dress but that’s for another day.

Now this top is so adorable and perfect not just for this outfit but for so many with the great neckline and bow to keep cleavage from being a bit “too much.”  The nice wide neck is great for opening up the face and chest area. 

This is a top I would wear with a pencil skirt or jeans it honestly is so versatile.  The scallop hem makes it easy to dress up or down and the bow makes it so feminine I’m just in love.

V-Neck Off Shoulder T-ShirtA Line Pleated Midi Skirt with Pockets | Wide Stretchy Elastic Waist Belt | Women’s Satin Full Sole High HeelFlat Fold Over Clutch

Now let’s talk about these shoes.  I’ve featured these shoes several times before.  These are my favorite Minolo inspired shoes.  They are incredibly similar to the pair featured in the Sex in the City movie (even the same color) and are insanely comfortable.  For under $60 they are an impressive inspired shoe.  

Overall this vintage inspired look is classic and so flattering, it’s a look that can be so easily mixed and matched with so many pieces to create really unique outfits ooo yea and did I mention everything is on prime?  

The Power of Quiet

I was having a conversation with a friend the other night, he had worked his happiness away for the past 4 years. This has gained him fantastic financial stability but stripped him of his joy.  This really got me thinking.  What are we sacrificing and what is it all really for?

It made me seriously wonder, what have we all been sacrificing?  What everyday are we choosing over our own sanity and happiness? For years not just myself but my friend struggled through life in mediocre jobs miserable as a number instead of a person, as a cog that really mattered.

I gave him the advice to meditate every day. He looked at me like I was insane.  He pictured Rifiki from Lion King instead of just quieting your mind daily.  I think finding time to really be quiet and just be silent does wonders for our sanity.  Changing the rush of everything to taking just those few moments change the perspective on everything.

I changed my mornings to include a bit of quiet time and it made a massive difference in my happiness overall, my ability to take on the day to day bullshit and really tackle the world in a powerful way.

My new morning routine has given me the ability to fill my cup in a way that lets me fill others, be more effective at my job and get more done in general.

Can I challenge you to start a morning routine? Quiet your mind, journal with a cup of coffee or tea a few mornings a week at least?