So I am starting to get a little concerned about this whole cold weather, snow thing that is headed my way for our first winter in South Bend, IN.  People are starting to joke about the "permacloud," lake effects {whatever that means}, and snot getting frozen on your face while walking outside.  It does seem much colder here than it usually is in Nashville this time of year.

Out of curiosity, I decided to look back at last October to see what I was wearing around Nashville.  You know...get a little winter inspiration from the big Y-O-U.  Think again.  I will go ahead and tell you that not a single one of these outfits would be appropriate for the chill in the air that is already happening.  I guess the good news is you will get to see lots of new winter looks around these parts.  Any suggestions from you cold weather pros out there?  Happy Wednesday...J 


New Blooms

"Bloom where you are planted."  I had not heard this saying until last Wednesday, when my dear friend shared the quote on her blog.  After several crazy weeks of moving, I really felt like last week everything started to seem real.  Yes we did in fact pack up our life and move hundreds of miles away.  As it turns out, this is not a dream.  So as we start to build a new life in a city much different than Nashville, I find so much comfort in this simple saying.  "Bloom where you are planted."  Reminds me that regardless of where I live, I still get to be the same person, married to the same man, with the same family, friends, and memories.  Only difference is I get to bloom again in a new spot, which in turn will bring new friends, new memories, and new challenges.  And the great thing is....I get to have a hand in it all.  Cheers to new blooms!!  Happy Monday...J
Top {Anne Taylor}, Pants {Forever 21}, Heels {Lucky}, Necklace {J.crew}, Bag {Fendi}      


Flap Happy

I am still flap-{per} happy about this amazing skirt I found at Riffraff.  I wore this outfit to a dinner out with my best buddies a few weeks before we moved.  So not only do I love the style of this fun skirt, but now every time I wear it I will be reminded of fond memories.   Happy Wednesday...J
Skirt {c/o, Riffraff}, Top {American Apparel}, Shoes {old, Nine West}, Clutch {Vintage}, Necklace {J.Crew}