For when you’re having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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Do you ever have those days when you know that being a part of the functioning, “adult” world is just beyond you? You know, the days where it’s in everyone’s best interest (yours included) that you interact with the fewest number of people possible? Usually those days fall eerily in line with the days when you have a to do list that is a mile long, and probably includes meetings with people who’s heads need to remain intact, not bitten off with the quickness of a viper striking some unassuming small rodent like creature.

Sometimes when you’re having a day like that you totally luck out, and the most social you have to be is maybe going to the grocery store (in a vain attempt to be less hangry) or to the local wine shop (a more likely, if less healthy, solution to a cruddy “I hate the world” day.) When I get so lucky, I cover myself in comfort head to toe. I mean, if nothing else, the things I put on should not add insult to injury.

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But, as previously discussed, we don’t always get so lucky. When that happens, I’m sure to reach for the things I know work. And just to clarify what I mean by “work”: I’m not going to get dressed, get in the car, arrive at necessary destination and look down to realize I a) hate these pants b) can’t believe I even own this shirt c) don’t know what I was thinking putting these two horrible pieces of clothing together d) all of the above.

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It may seem simple, basic even. But sometimes it’s the closet basics that get us through. Especially when you’re feeling very Alexander, and dealing with a truly terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Me? Well, next time I’m moving to Australia.

XO

Spring Outfit Inspiration

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As the weather warms up it’s once again time to find your style inspiration for the season. Between reading magazines, looking at pinterest, and my old favorite pass time of people watching, I’ve found some style inspiration for this spring that adds a few new elements into rotation. It’s always easy to fall back on your staples, and even the black jeans I reach for on an almost daily basis don’t have to disappear when the sun finally comes out, but it’s time to add a bit more color back into the wardrobe, so here’s a few outfits that have been inspiring me lately.

Boho Chic

Boho Chic by kfw91983 featuring gladiator sandals

Boho Chic:

For this you can totally blame the Cochella photos that have been taking over my Instagram for the last weekend (and are going to consume next weekend as well) but I do love the boho chic that it has been inspiring. This can be a tough line, not wanting to look too festival/hippie/costume-y when you’re out and about in your daily life, but it can be done. This look is kept simple with a black base, and while the kimono style “cardigan” is floral, it’s in a slightly more muted color palette. This would also be really cute paired with wedge sandals.

Comfortable Casual
Comfortable Casual by kfw91983 featuring a v neck sweater

Comfortable Casual:

This inspiration came from a combination of bloggers who’s style I admire. Well, that and my burning desire for the perfect pair of destroyed boyfriend jeans. They seem like they would fill a real void in my closet, would they do the same for yours? When spring finally shows up, I’m always reaching for a light knit to top off my favorite denim. It’s a great way to add color, and still be prepared for the change in weather that’s inevitable when the sun goes down. And a pair of nude flats is never a bad idea.

 Floral blouse and bright pencil skirt
Floral blouse and bright pencil skirt by kfw91983 featuring a black shirt

A floral blouse and a bright pencil skirt:

Getting inspiration IRL is probably my favorite. I was at a conference in Washington, D.C. last week and saw someone wearing this great floral button down, and paired it with a kelly green pencil skirt. I loved it! I’ve seriously been thinking about how to replicate it since I saw her. It was the perfect way to say “Yay! It’s spring!” while still being business casual. Plus, it looked like the pieces she chose could easily transition to other outfits as well. I’m also thinking that it could easily be done with a striped top, and contrasting color skirt.

So where are you getting spring style inspiration?
XO

Happy Weekend!

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Oh my word! HAPPY WEEKEND! I feel like this one couldn’t come soon enough. It’s been a busy week, and is shaping up to be an even busier weekend, but I’m excited about the things that are planned. Firs is the fact that an outfit like the one above will be perfectly appropriate. FINALLY! I’m so grateful for sunshine and warm weather.

If you’re going to be in or around Baltimore this weekend, can I once again suggest you attend the 6th Annual Charm City Fashion Show? Some of my favorite boutiques and brands will be represented, and overall it’s a great time. Plus, for $35 (if you order it today. At the door tickets are $40) you get a Ketel One open bar from 7-9. So really, what’s keeping you from coming? Nothing.

A few interesting things I found on the internet this week:

I’m pretty sure these ideals are at the root of so many self image issues that women face

Not only is she gorgeous, she admits to eating eggs and bacon. How do I wake up like that?

Have a great weekend everyone!

XO

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