Outfit Idea // My Uniform

Back in college when I was a waitress I would find myself so annoyed, I worked hard, then took that money straight to the mall, but I couldn't wear the clothes I bought, because I had to wear really ugly "golf shorts," a black collared golf shirt and non-slip shoes to work.  Today I work in the fashion industry where anything goes, and I'm finding myself streamlining and self editing like I never have before.  A t-shirt, sometimes graphic, sometimes solid, sometimes stripes, worn with a blazer, jeans and booties has been my uniform for sometime now.  With just a few t-shirt options, two to three blazers, and two pairs of jeans, the formula is the same, the combinations are endless.  This idea is perfect for me, a mom who gets ready in about 25 minutes every morning.  The t-shirt balances out the polish of the blazer and boots add a cool factor.  This combo seems to be the perfect go-to for me.

On another note, I found the perfect "mom" jeans!  I am OBSESSED with the high-waisted Levis Wedgie Style.  They come in several colors, are super affordable, under $100 (why are jeans so darn expensive these days!?), and have the perfect amount of stretch.  These babies will be on repeat all summer long. 

Capsule Wardrobe
Uniform Dressing
Uniform Dressing
Uniform Dressing
SMPLFD Detroit Tee

t-shirt: SMPLFD / blazer: vintage / jeans: Levis / booties: Frye / bag: Michael Kors (similar) / sunnies: ASOS


One Room Challenge // Week 3

Week three, half way there and my room hardly looks any more done than it did a week ago.  Incase you missed week 1 and week 2, I am participating in my first One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home.  My quest is to turn my one car garage into an industrial-modern studio/storage hybrid.  The place is still a disaster, but we are getting there.  I feel like I've spent most of my time moving stuff back and forth across the room.  I had two walls to paint and the ceiling (!) and it's not like I'm just going to bring in all the dirty garage stuff into the house, so I've been moving it, and moving it, and moving it yet again.  The paint is pretty much done, except a few touch up spots.  So now I have a big white box, with a giant mess in the middle, but that's step two of nearly all of my projects.  Lol.  

This photo from A Beautiful Mess is getting me excited to get to my favorite part, organization! 

Garage Storage

So here's where we're at, the ugly truth photo.  It may not look like it, but we've come a long way.  So far, I painted the walls in Polar Bear by Behr.  That is my go-to color everywhere in my house.  My husband helped me hang the cabinet, which is recycled from my kitchen, we took it down to replace it with open shelving.  The cabinet needs some reinforcement before I put the doors back on and load it up, but I am ITCHING!  

I began hanging shelving on the back wall, which will hang on either side of the work bench.  I also started gathering organizational containers to load up the shelves once they are up on the walls. 

One Room Challenge Week 3

This week I am gathering storage containers to use as I get the shelving on the wall.  Since my color palette for this project is very neutral and clean, I need to swap out my traditional clear plastic bins for something more aesthetically pleasing.  Here is what I'm planning to use. 

Garage Storage Plans

1. Elfa Utility Track / 2. Elfa Hooks / 3. wood crates / 4. handled wood box / 5. small white tote bins / 6. large white tote bins

So what's still left?

  • hang peg board and shelving on back wall
  • hang shelving on storage wall
  • hang utility track
  • refinish work bench
  • refinish floor
  • hide fluorescent lighting
  • treat myself to a beer! 

Missed the previous posts?  See week 1 and week 2

Spring Wish List

I know spring shopping season has been underway for months already, but New York only got the memo about one second ago.  I am finally getting around to gathering my thoughts and shopping for the items on my spring wish list.  This short list takes into consideration my quest to pair down to the things I love most, current trends, and which said trends have life beyond the season.  I think these edited key items will live in my wardrobe for years and fit seamlessly with what I already own. 


Levis Wedgie


Yellow Dress


Classic Sneakers


Tassel Earrings