I’ve often wondered how to incorporate my handmade jewelry line — Lace & Pearls Jewelry (LPJ) — into my blog outside the typical outfit posts. It occurred to me that it would be fun to share the story behind each piece of jewelry. And this post is timely, as LPJ is celebrating its two-year anniversary on November 7th. Woot! This feels like a great time to begin a new series on my blog.
What I’m Wearing Dress J.Crew Factory (via thredUp) | Necklace: Lace & Pearls Jewelry | Headband: Lace & Pearls Jewelry | Rings: Rebekah J. Designs (here & here) | Sandals: Old | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Lipstick: Beauty Counter (color red)
Hello friends! It’s been a while so I thought I’d do a life update plus, it’s my blogiversary month. The official date is October 6. Happy 5 years Lace & Pearls community—we made it!
In the last year or two, I have embraced having a smaller wardrobe and stuck with it while continuing to refine and downsize. There are many benefits to having a smaller closet, including getting ready quickly in the mornings and saving money. With that said, I wanted to discuss the topic of shopping your closet. I first wrote about the subject in this post, but focused on the benefits versus the “how.” The purpose of today’s post is to provide you with actionable tips you can incorporate into your routine.
I never thought I would wear a pair of sneakers outside of the gym, but now that it’s become trendy it makes sense, particularly for me and my troubled feet. If you’ve read this blog for a while, or know me in real life, you may be aware of my feet issues and how I never wear uncomfortable shoes. So when the tennis shoe became the “it” thing, I was determined to work them into my wardrobe.
Over the years, I enjoy looking back at my style choices. Personal style should evolve as trends and preferences change. But what does it mean when you think you’ve created an entirely different look, only to realize that you wore something similar almost 4 years earlier. Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did it Again” comes to mind, but really?!
- Sparkly cream jacket, check!
- Neutral undershirt, check!
- Gray denim/cords, check!
- Unique brooch, check!
Wow! In which year did Asa wear it better? LOL. I hope that “2019 Asa” is a bit more fashion forward than my 2015 self. I do know, however, when I was younger, I was more adventurous with my fashion choices and dare I say it, “trendy.” I would rock a jumpsuit, overalls, culottes, hats, neck scarves — you name it!