Greetings! For those new to this cozy corner of the interweb, I wave a very awkward helllllloooo! This is/was my weekly edition of random thoughts, deep dives, online finds, and things I’m currently loving all jumbled into one non-linear post. Welcome!
5. Tuck in yo-shirt GIRL! Lately, I’ve been trying to focus on my current wardrobe. I’ve really pared down over the past two years (living with a boy and ONE closet will do it to ya) and have focused on quality over quantity. In doing so I’ve tried to focus on simple pieces and really wearing them well. You should wear the clothes, the clothes shouldn’t wear you…I think the Devil Wears Prada lady said that or something like it. Basically, that just means taking time to make sure the clothes you’re wearing are body conscious and flattering. Clothes look best a little tucked here and ruffled there. At least, in my opinion, looking a little undone makes it look like you aren’t trying too hard, i.e. effortless & comfortable. Take note of those JCrew mannequins next time you see one. This little “tuck” trick has really made a big difference in how my clothes not only fit but how they look on my body. Us short gals with curves gotta accentuate the goods! By doing a little shirt/sweater tucking you redefine your waist area and elongate your legs. It’s a win-win. Tucking tips + tricks linked in images above ^
6. Shock. Grief. Devastation. Surreal. Colleen. I cannot believe it’s been over a month since she was so unfairly taken from this world. It feels like a year ago and yesterday all at the same time. She was this shining ray of sunshine that effortlessly lit up our tight-knit community. She was the kind of person who made you feel lucky for knowing her. I’m convinced her smile generated its own electricity. She was an enthusiastic cheerleader for all the people in her life and the community’s overwhelming response of love and generosity after her passing is a true testament to that. Colleen loved her tribe fiercely and will never know the tremendous impact shes had. She was warm, effervescent, genuine, authentic, and spoke her truth. It still feels like she is so present in our lives…until the thought of her being gone knocks the wind out of your lungs. Grief is a strange and sneaky beast. There’s a deep hole in our hearts but we will do our best to honor her light and kindness as we carry on without her.