{jump}suit for joy

Lately I’ve been looking for ways to bring more joy to my life. Like for example, I have a lil bit of a commute to work. I now take that time to listen to podcasts and audio books to learn new things when before I would just listen to npr. And while I like hearing the news, I just needed a news detox. The world can be so negative.

I also used to spend a lot of time on social media just looking at things and wasting my time. But this summer I decided to be more of a participant and started this blog and made an insta that was public so I could start interacting with people who enjoy clothes as much as I do.

Lastly, I stopped taking myself so seriously at work. Like, our job as teachers can be tough at times but I’m making it a point to really find the joy in everyday and focus more on connecting with the students than being so entrenched in data. Like seriously, these are little humans we’re dealing with. Not scores on assessments! I really get so much enjoyment watching them grow in character as much as academics.

Ok now about this outfit. I cannot tell you how comfortable this jumpsuit is. The outside is velvet. And it’s stretchy, too! I really took a chance on this because I NEVER wear yellow. But, it’s time to branch out.

Ok for some reason this outfit made me want to do this pose. Maybe to show you how stretchy it is?! Haha. πŸ™ƒ I feel like this would look cute with flats as well but for the pics these heels won out.

I hope you can start finding joy in the everyday grind of your life, too.

Holly

Fall wedding

Yesterday I attended my cousins wedding out in my hometown. It was at 9:30 in the morning followed by a brunch afterwards and I must say it was absolutely beautiful! Since the weather decided to take a turn back to summer temperatures I made sure to wear something light and airy as I knew everything would be outside.

This dress (similar but diff color/print) was actually bought for my graduation from grad school and I hadn’t worn it since so I thought it was time to pull it back out. The only thing I didn’t like about it was I wish it was a little more fitted. However, I really like the high neckline so I could wear this statement necklace (similar)I love but never get to wear!

I considered wearing flats because the wedding was outside but my heels (similar style) worked out okay because the heel is chunkier so I didn’t sink into the ground!

The rest of my day was spent watching football and celebrating my friends dirty 30!

How cute is my friend kenny with her balloons!

Alright, until next timeπŸ’•

Holly

Rainbow bright

Rainbow pastels seem to be the thing this fall. I’ve been dying to share this one with ya. This lil diddy right here was an impulse buy but I think it was 100% worth it. I also want to get the cardigan version I’ve seen going around in several boutiques. This sweater is actually a crop top πŸ™‚ Now bc it’s a crop top and I’m like not actually Brittany spears and have perfect abs I’m wearing it with some high rise jeans. I’m totally down for this trend too.

Can’t you tell? So many heart eyes. 😝😍

While I think this outfit would look cute with white converse or tennis shoes, I thought it was time to break out the white ankle boots. πŸ™‚

I’m so here for these boots. You’ll be seeing these a lot more. 😘

kbye, Holly

So, like, let’s travel?

Haven’t posted in a hot min. I planned to create new content this weekend. But I spent the majority of my Saturday planning my outfits for my next weekend for a lil festie and then Sunday I had brunch with a good friend & dragged my boo to the pool. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking & as I get older I’m looking to gain more out of my life. Namely I want to gain more experiences & less material stuff. Because of this I decided this week I would travel more and I already had two upcoming opportunities to do this but I just couldn’t bring myself to commit. But today that changed! So, I’m planning a trip to Pittsburgh over my Thanksgiving break and *super importantly* FINALLY going to red rocks in Colorado at the end of September! I couldn’t be more excited! Gonna get a lil funky with my buddies at a Big Gigantic show then I’m going to meet my boyfriend’s extended family at Thanksgiving!

Anyway, I want to challenge you to take a hard look at your life? Are you living it for you? Or (as me and my friend Lindsay discussed today) are you being a “sheeple” just doing what “expected” of you? It’s really nice to know I’m not the only one going through an interesting time in my life reevaluating what I truly want from it. If you would like a lil pep talk you can come to the church of holly & Lindsay and we will give u a lil sermon on non conformity and living the life YOU want. Not what others want or expect.

Just some food for thought.

Kimono time

Clearly if I’m gonna do this I need to pick up better “modeling” skills 😝 .

Y’all I totally recreated this outfit from the stock pic on the website with the kimono I have on here! I usually go to Pinterest for inspiration but I happened to like how they styled it. I was headed to a street festival in town so the heels were just for the pictures! πŸ™ƒ oh and deft same for the hat. Love the hat (similar) but it’s made of wool and is deft meant for fall or winter.

Top (similar)

Shorts

Choker (similar)

I know I’ve lamented about this on my insta about my editing styles but y’all it really is hard. I want to stand out but I just haven’t honed my skills yet. I truly need something that sets me apart but just haven’t figured out the right concoction of edits to do so. In the meantime I’m also trying to teach myself to use a DSLR camera! Not quite a beginner tool or as easy to use as my iPhone but I’ll get there!

Until next time! πŸ€—