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Little Black Bows

November 10, 2017

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Happy Friday! It’s almost the weekend! What are your plans? Mine pretty much revolve around work. The university’s opening basketball game is tonight, and then the teams are playing again tomorrow. We are also hosting a soccer tournament that I get some overtime for. Woot Woot! So not very restful, but I’m sure it will be tons of fun!

Onto the clothes! Can you resist this top? I couldn’t! I mean for one it’s striped, two it has bows! The end, I was done. Sold! It’s so cute, and totally perfect for the office. I think you could accessorize with some red and it would be even more perfect for the holidays! The bows and frilly sleeves just make a typical striped knit top so much more fun! We all know us bloggers love our bows. When I got the opportunity to partner with SheIn I was excited. I had tried to order from them before, but nothing fit. This time around I was prepared and payed way more attention to the measurements given for each item. That’s my biggest suggestion about sites like them is check the measurements!

Now onto the shoes, because we can’t skip them right? These heels are from the new target line A New Day. I’m a huge fan of their new items and I love these heels! They are comfortable and I can wear them all day at work, but! They give me blisters :( every time! I’ve recently heard some bloggers talk about this spray and I’m wondering if it works. Shoes give me blisters all the time! I have pretty boney feet and so just about everything rubs the back of my ankles or the sides of my toes. It’s awful! Does anyone else have this problem or any solutions for me?

Top: c/o SheIn
Pants: Loft
Shoes: Target

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Finding Fall

October 26, 2017

fall transitions outfit

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WHYYYYY?! It is still above 80 degrees outside…it is seriously terrible! I am watching all these other bloggers wear sweaters, scarves, and hats and I can barely pull out a pair of boots without being incredibly hot at some point in the day. It’s really sad and it just feels like I’m missing out on the fall fun and mood this year. By the time it cools down I’m going to be ready for Christmas…forget fall! The temperatures are suppose to spike more this weekend, but hopefully cool down this coming week. We never seem to have a cool Halloween though.

Speaking of Halloween what are your plans? Do you like the holiday? My sister is a huge fan and loves to dress up (that’s the theater kid in her). Myself, on the other hand though, hates it. I hate being scared. I hate all the creepy things. I hate how people decorate their houses. It’s all awful! Seeing the little kids dress up and trick or treat for the first hour is fun. However, after that its back to being awful again. All the older kids show up and are just so gross. This year I am staying in and watching a happy movie. Key word there happy! Not scary, happy!

Even with the high temperatures we are still going to do some fall things this weekend. The plan is to carve pumpkins Saturday and go to the pumpkin patch on Sunday. Yes, we are doing it out of order but we never actually buy the pumpkins from a patch. They are so expensive when you do that so Trader Joe’s is always the better option. I am excited to take Matt’s nieces and nephews to the patch. Pumpkin patches are way more fun with little kids!

I wore this outfit last Sunday because I am just trying so hard to dress for fall even in this awful heat. I don’t even thing I can call the weather fall transitions because there is nothing fall about it. Yet, this outfit would work for that if it is kind of starting to cool down where you live. That Sunday it had been freezing in the morning and warm by 10:00. So i knew I needed something slightly warm but to keep me cool enough. That’s why I went with the destroyed denim. Now lets talk about this top! I love the scallop and laser cut details. Love, love, love it! It’s a fun little peak a boo affect. I also like that it’s on the sleeves as well. Not to mention it’s under $10! Can you beat that?!

Top: c/o Romwe
Jeans: Hollister
Flannel: J Crew
Booties: G.H. Bass

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That’s A Wrap

October 24, 2017

Wrap Top Inspo

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This is the first item of clothing that is a wrap that I have ever owned. While I do totally love it I couldn’t help but worry it was going to come open all day long… I continually was checking it, pulling the two sides together. I was so nervous! Did it ever happen? No. But I was prepared for it to just fall open. I suppose wearing wraps is just something I have to get used to. This wrap top though is incredibly flattering! I completely understand why they are all the rage. It ties at the thinnest part of your waist and flares out where no one wants things tight. It’s just the best! I also love how this wrap blouse has flare bell-sleeves. I think my next goal is to try one of those wrap dresses.

Y’all ever feel like you’re just going through life pushing through all the difficult things and barely making any ground? That’s where I’m at. Things are hard and adjustments are being made and while I am trying to hold it all together I just don’t feel like I am doing a very good job. Yet, I think that those are the times that God does the most work. It’s the times when we are in the fire and he is really shaping and molding us into what he wants. We can’t see the outcome just yet or the reasons why we are dealing with what we are but that isn’t our job. Our job isn’t to know or to understand it’s simply to trust. Trust, though is the hardest part. Being someone who likes control and a plan not knowing what is happening can be pretty difficult. Yet, from past experiences I know that God is always in control and He always works stuff out to be better than we can ever expect. It’s just a matter of trusting him through the tough times.

Top: Target
Pants: Hollister (last seen here)
Purse: Target
Booties: Steve Madden (last seen here)

Life, Style

Late Apple Season

October 16, 2017

Moo's Musing Apple Picking

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As we all know it’s fall….kind of….I’m writing this blog post and the high today is 98…so you can decide how “fall” it actually is.

BUT! We can’t skip out on apple picking just because of the weather! We went apple picking last weekend (which yes it late in the season). Usually we go in September before all the apples are gone and the pumpkin mayhem begins, however life kind of got in the way this year and it just didn’t happen. It was packed and their weren’t many apples left, but it was still fun! Matt had never been apple picking before, so I was a little bummed it was so busy but it was totally still worth it. And once I make the apple turn overs he will totally be even happier!

Because it has been so warm I chose not to go for the sweater look, but I chose this satin olive blouse to still feel just a bit fall like. I got this as a work shirt from Forever 21 months ago, so I linked some similar options below.

Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Hollister
Boots: BP at Nordstrom

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Getting Colorful with Romwe

October 9, 2017

Moo's Musing Romwe Blouse Floral Crop Romwe Blouse Colorful Spring top Moo's Musing Colorful Top Moo's Musing outfit inspo floral crop romwe Romwe Moos MusingHow many of you have seen this shirt floating around pinterest? *raises hand* Yeah it’s literally everywhere. It’s so cute, and such an easy option to throw on and go. Shirts like this one or this one are probably some of my favorites. They are super cute and stylish but require such minimal effort. Which some days is literally the best!

On Romwe’s website this top is called a floral but to me it reminds me of colorful watercolor streaks or blobs of color. Which I love all things watercolor! While this shirt isn’t very fall like it is literally so cute! It’s the time of year where it’s foggy and cold in the morning and blazing in the afternoon. I paired this colorful top with a brown cardigan and boots to make it feel more like fall.

This is my first experience with Romwe. I’ve never ordered anything from their site before and it actually was a pleasant one. There are a lot of clothes that are one size, but a lot have multiple sizes available. One size fits all stuff never works for me, but the items they had sizes for all had measurements too. That is something that was super helpful and helped make sure I received something that fit. As long as I paid attention the the measurements given I was pretty much guaranteed to find something in my size. Overall I was happy with the shirts I received!

Top: Romwe c/o
Jeans: Hollister
Boots: B.P from Nordstrom

Thank you Romwe for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Life, Style

Seasonally Uninspired

September 26, 2017

Moo's Musing Fall Style

Old Navy Bell Sleeve Blouse Old Navy Moo's Musing White Jeans and boots Maroon Bell Sleeves White Jeans Maroon Top Fall Fall White Jeans OutfitThe changing of seasons is probably one of the times I feel least inspired. Everyone else is starting to wear fall clothes, and I am so ready for fall. Completely ready to wear sweaters and scarves. Yet, every year it is still blazing in So Cal and sweaters just are not an option. I never know what to post about since I know everyone really needs fall inspiration but all I can think of is how hot outside it is and how I want it to be cold. It leaves me seriously unsure of what to post and what to spend my money on. I don’t like buying anymore tanks or t-shirts since I won’t be wearing them for much longer and I’m not ready to spend my money on sweaters since I can’t wear those either. So here I am not posting on my blog and feeling like a bad blogger, yet I don’t know what to post about anyway!

I also think my uninspiredness (is that a word? Well I just made it one..) comes from the fact that my life has been so busy. I feel completely stretch thin and like I am not giving my 100% best to anything lately. Working full time has been much more of an adjustment than I anticipated. Working full time and being in a relationship is time consuming! We have something to do practically every night. It’s church, a party, or meetings and then when it’s not that it’s the only night we have just us. Fitting in all my other side gigs just isn’t working. This past weekend my boyfriend pretty much forced me to sleep in and not go to church since I hadn’t not worked in weeks! Every Saturday something is on the books. Lately I feel like I haven’t had time to work on my business or my blog simply because I’m trying to keep up with work and social stuff. Forget working out!

I’m just a walking meme. You’ve probably seen that meme about keeping up a job, friends, sleep, and working out. There’s just not enough hours in the day. And it’s taking it’s toll. I’m stressed. To the max! I want to do a good job and I don’t want to give anything up. I need better time management. And to be honest I miss it. I love blogging and I love connecting with y’all. Yet, I feel so drained and I haven’t been doing a good job. So please forgive me for the lack of involvement and don’t give up on me just yet! I promise I’m trying.

Maybe you feel the same way?¬† Maybe it’s the changing of the seasons, or the season of life I’m in. But I promise I’m trying and I’m not done yet.

Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Hollister
Boots: GH Bass
Necklace: J Crew

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Rule What Rule?

September 11, 2017

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It’s past labor day, school has officially started, and the weather has started to cool down. Okay, so that’s only partially true… The weather is cooler in the morning and at night, but it is still blazing hot during the day! Southern California doesn’t really get the fall memo until like October. It’s annoying. I love all the seasons and thoroughly believe it’s time to start pulling out my dark colors and cardigans. Fall and cooler weather just make me so happy! It’s the start of all the holidays, and all the fun activities that come with that! I’ve already started brainstorming Christmas gifts, and I am full fledged ready to carve a pumpkin. Who’s with me?!

I am definitely not ready to put away my white jeans though! I was so nervous to buy them and then even more to start wearing them out and about. I think they sat in my drawer for a few week before I was brave enough to put them on. However, now I am a fan! I’ve worn them out a few times now and I love them. They match with everything and I can wear them to work unlike normal denim. I am more aware of how much I touch my pants when I have white jeans on, but it’s not so bad! I am a total clutz though and am really scared to spill on them. I know it’s going to happen one day. Every time I wear them I’ve thrown a pair of blue jeans in my car just in case I something spills and it’s a total mess. Who knows if I’ll ever get so comfortable in them that I don’t bring another a pair of pants.

Now onto the necklace! This statement necklace is from Happiness Boutique. They are a cute little online jewelry boutique with a really classic style. They have all sorts of things from necklaces to bracelets and earrings. If you’re looking for some good statement earrings they have a lot of options. AND they are offering Moo’s Musing readers 10% off any purchase over $25 with code: moosmusing. The code is valid Monday, September 11th until October 11th so don’t miss out!

Top: J. Crew
Jeans: Hollister Co
Shoes: Marshalls
Necklace: C/O Happiness Boutique