3 Benefits of Practicing Self-care in your 40’s

3 Benefits of Practicing Self-care in your 40’s

It’s hard to be productive and accomplish all those goals you’ve being thinking about for years if you’re consumed with the daily stress and world wind of life. I’m not referring to increase productivity at work, I am talking about increased productivity for the things you have been wanting to do in life. Maybe it’s a hobby you can’t seem to find time for, or maybe you’ve been wanting to spend more quality time with your partner or family.

6 Things you need to know before applying for a PhD program

6 Things you need to know before applying for a PhD program

I have been on my PhD journey now for 5 years. A PhD program is a lot of work and most importantly requires an enormous amount of time. When I started my PhD program, I was 38 and neck-deep in my career. My job was very demanding, and I often found myself working well over 40 hours a week at my job, leaving little time at the end of the day to complete my coursework and write a 10 to 15-page paper nearly every week for school.

5 Reasons you should be selling on Poshmark in your 40’s

5 Reasons you should be selling on Poshmark in your 40’s

About a year and a half ago I stumbled upon Poshmark and I have been hooked and in love with selling my clothes on the app ever since. So what exactly is Poshmark? It's a social marketplace for fashion--and then some. Essentially Poshmark is an app that provides a space to buy and sell clothing.

5 Reasons why you should create boundaries in your 40's

5 Reasons why you should create boundaries in your 40's

Having boundaries, simply put, means you are in control of the things, people, and circumstances that are involved in your life. Boundaries set limits on how others can engage with you-- and what your response will be when those boundaries are crossed. Now, if creating boundaries sounds selfish-- its because it is. However, self care is important and necessary for women. In our 40's it is even more important because we cannot take care of others if we are depleted.

The Ultimate Guide to Funding your Style Blog

The Ultimate Guide to Funding your Style Blog

I get so many messages and emails from new bloggers and struggling who just can’t seem to get their style blog off the ground or who are stuck in a rut and can’t get out. The common denominator is always that they are not making money or they don’t have money to properly start their style blog. The goal of this eBook is to help you make money FAST, with what you already have. So that you can have startup capital to fund your style blog.

Wrap Sweater + Pixie Pants

Wrap Sweater + Pixie Pants

The outfit I’m sharing today is so versatile. It can be worn to work in the office, out to brunch, or on a dinner date night. I love pixie pants because they are so effortless. The ones I am wearing are from Old Navy and they come in so many styles. You can get different lengths and fits, colors, and prints. I’m rolling with the ankle length pixie.

Style Alert: Fuzzy Clutch + Over the Knee Boots

Style Alert: Fuzzy Clutch + Over the Knee Boots

Oh, I love a good over-the-knee boot! I’m a high heel girl, but every now and then I want to wear a boot that is chic and can be worn all day long. After all, we are busy women and no one feels like carrying an extra pair of flats to change into when your feet start hurting. The comfort level of these boots is a 10, and so is the style factor.

Graphic Sweater and Camo Style

Graphic Sweater and Camo Style

I’m in a chapter in my life where staying motivated is necessary. I have a goal of completing my PhD dissertation next Summer 2019. This means that I had to create very specific and strict goals in order to meet that timeline. It means I have to stay super motivated. For the most part I am, but I certainly have my days and weeks where I’m not.

Mixed Animal Print Style

Mixed Animal Print Style

This outfit is full of animal print. If you don’t know which animal to roll with, make the decision easy and go for all of them in this mixed animal print sweater (Jumper if you’re British)! This over-sized black and white sweater has a mix of zebra, leopard, and cheetah print. The mock neck provides extra warmth on cold winter days.

Is it a Cardigan or a Dress?

Is it a Cardigan or a Dress?

Is it a Cardigan or a Sweater Dress? That is the question! Technically it’s a cardigan, but it can be whichever one you want it to be. This season all the sweaters and cardigans are big, over-sized, and chunky. This makes a perfect style recipe for wearing a cardigan as a dress— which is exactly what I’ve done here.

Denim on Denim with a Twist

Denim on Denim with a Twist

There is something about white denim that makes you forget that you are wearing jeans! The crisp white color creates a chic style that instantly takes basic denim jeans to classy and chic jeans. This pair has a lot of stretch which I love during this time of year as we near the holidays because I’m constantly eating.

Leopard Animal Print Style

Leopard Animal Print Style

The iconic Diane Von Furstenberg put the “wrap” in wrap dress and I’m so thankful she did, because wrap dresses are my favorite! I feel they are the most flattering dress style for any figure. I love that no matter your size, you can adjust it as needed. The way the material wraps around the body just looks so chic.

Scuba Sweatshirt Dress + Stiletto Mules

Scuba Sweatshirt Dress + Stiletto Mules

I love the oversize look and feel of this dress. The structured body and straight lines make it super chic. It really does feel like you are wearing an oversized sweatshirt, except that you’ll look very fashionable in it! It has pocket which is great because always adds an extra special touch. The mock neck is perfect for Fall to keep your neck warm now that we are in the Fall months.

The Classic Trench Coat

The Classic Trench Coat

Nothing says STYLE like a classic trench coat! I swooned over this trench when I first saw it on the rack. I comes in a navy blue as well, but there is something about the classic tan color, that made me want this one. A trench coat always reminds me of a sophisticated woman who knows what she wants and knows where she is going.