Happy Humpday Hotstuff,
I trust your week is going great. Mine just got a whole lot better this morning. I awoke to the most precious iPhone video from my BFF’s triplets. Heidi knows the stress I’ve been under and she always knows EXACTLY how to lift my spirits! Thank God for loving friends. The video shows three beautiful 2 year olds in their jammies running around saying, “Good Morning Aunt TT”. Let’s all collectively say, AWWWWW! They are so adorable and always in total wonder and amazement of the cell phone. Talk about feeling the love and warming my heart today. This was such a gift and I am so grateful for this family.
It was a simple reminder of how VERY important it is to stay in a state of wonder about life. As adults, we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders and too easily become bitter, cynical and jaded. Today, if the pressure of life and a massive stack of responsibilities has zapped your zest for life, try to be as present as possible, take a deep breathe and open your eyes to the fun, colorful, magical moments that are all around you. Make this a daily practice and you will get your zest back and then some. When we look through jaded eyes, we miss the best moments in life.
FUN + SILLY STYLE TIP:
Of course, I can manage to incorporate a style tip into today’s inspiration… One way I have fun with fashion and keep the sense of wonder alive with my personal style is choosing funky pieces like platform sneakers, a leopard coat or painting my nails a fun color. Last week, I wore a new pair of black skinny jeans with a hot pink tuxedo stripe down the leg and felt spunky all day! Don’t take fashion too seriously. Don’t take yourself too seriously for that matter.
Do you have a whimsical item that makes you feel spunky and fancy free?
I always love hearing your thoughts. Make a comment, like and share this post if it inspired you.
Celebrate the Wonder!
With the hurricane devastation and important presidential election at the forefront of our minds, I have not felt it was appropriate to share any style + fashion tips. It just seemed superficial in the grand scheme of things. That’s the main reason I have kept the past few blog posts in the vein of inspiration, in case you were wondering:-) I welcome a bit of distraction now that the election is over! Who else had a headache all day yesterday? Ok, that’s all I’m going to say about that. There is enough discussion on TV and social media.
Let’s get back to talking about clothes, shoes and sparkly things! Thanksgiving is in a few weeks and that means all the holiday parties are right around the corner! Are you already shopping for that perfect cocktail dress? Here’s a few tips to remember when shopping… I receive emails and comments all the time about what type and color of shoes to wear with cocktail dresses. You can never go wrong with a METALLIC PEEP-TOE PUMP! This is a ‘must have’ staple we should all have in our closets. This pump is sleek + chic without all the bells, whistles, straps and blisters. The peep-toe is fun + flirty and you can rock them with slacks and skinny jeans as well. It’s really THE perfect shoe, in my opinion. Also, a big question I get all the time is what type of jacket to wear with cocktail dresses so I am reposting my webisode from last year. Lastly, never ever ever forget a sparkly cocktail ring! It’s the cherry-on-top of your holiday outfit!
Remember to upload a photo of yourself to Facebook rockin’ your hot holiday outfit this season!
Please share the beauty, style + inspiration with your friends. We want everyone to look fierce + fabulous for the holidays!
With Love + Light,