My Current Obsessions

It has been way too long since I have posted anything on the blog. At the beginning of the new year I promised myself that I would keep a regular blog schedule, but then life happened. It has already been a crazy year and it is flying by. I cannot believe that it is the middle of March, but I think that I say that almost monthly. It just goes to show that you can’t put off the things that you want to pursue. For me, that is this blog.

So, I decided to get back into the groove with everything that I have been loving this week. Let’s do this!

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Valentine’s Day Getaways

So instead of letting February be just another month on our way to warmer weather and fun events, let’s make it a month to celebrate. Last year I decided that I wanted to make more of a deal about holidays. Afterall, why do we have them if we aren’t going to enjoy them?

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Denim on Denim

Over the years my style has altered based upon on my location and where I’m at in that point of my life. As I get older my number one priority when getting dressed is to be comfortable. I need to love the way my outfit looks and it needs to fit properly. Fit is the one of the reasons that I splurge a little on my wardrobe. My body is curvy (I have thicker thighs but my waist is smaller) and it is hard to find jeans that are comfortable and look nice.

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How to Budget on a Fluctuating Income

The problem that I always get myself into when budgeting is that I want to pretend that I make $30k each month so that all of it can go straight to my debt and I can be debt free in 9 months or less. That’s not the reality of my situation. Being brutally honest with yourself is the first step to creating a successful budget. Cheating on your budget is like cheating on your diet, at the end of the day the scale is going to know you snuck in that bag of skittles.

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Binge This Week: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The fascinating journey that Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show’s creator, takes you on to see how Midge handles this unplanned event in her very planned out life is mesmerizing. Not to mention hilarious. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is exactly the show we need to cozy up to during these long winter months. Lucky for us, season 2 is premiering December 5th. That is just enough time for you to binge season 1 if you haven’t already.

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A Brief History of Tweed to Help You Choose the Best Tweed Jacket

So how did tweed become mainstream?: The royals, obviously! There’s not enough time to get started on my love for all things royal family, but I was not surprised when I read that Prince Albert turned tweed fashionable in 1848. When Prince Albert purchased Balmoral in Scotland he designed the very first Estate Tweed, which is similar to Scottish Clan Tartans.

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Is Revolve the Next Victoria's Secret?

Oh, Revolve. The retail powerhouse that I will never understand. Through what I can only imagine was years of continuous hard work and well implemented influencer strategies, Revolve has made it’s mark on the millenial generation and the online shopping world. The company has established itself as a contender, one that is not going away, one that has proven to be successful. However, they just can’t seem to understand that the world is not inhabited by women that are all a size 2. Revolve, when are you going to board the size inclusive train? It’s time.

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Last Minute Labor Day Getaways in the Midwest

My favorite season is quickly approaching. Autumn is in the air and before you know it we'll all be bundled in our plaid scarves and fall boots. But first, one last hoorah! Labor Day weekend is upon us and I’m a huge proponent of taking advantage of long weekends. So I’ve put together some last minute day or weekend trips that require little-to-no planning. 

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