Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Passionate Style

So I was reading this interview recently with John Mayer where he discusses his style choices with GQ. When I first started reading the interview I kept thinking, oh man he's taking this so seriously. It was almost comical how intense he was about his sneaker collection, but as I kept reading that intensity became more admirable. Here's someone who makes a living as an artist and clearly living an artist lifestyle. John Mayer has completely accepted his evolving wardrobe choices as a part of himself. It's refreshing to hear someone actually taking their clothes seriously in a way that is relatable. He's not Lady Gaga defending her meat dress, he's just defending his desire to wear tibetan robes as a part of his every day wardrobe. He's not even ashamed of being called "worst dressed."

Some days it seems the whole world is taking itself too seriously while other times we're all too busy being sarcastic to genuinely like stuff anymore. Then here's John Mayer being ridiculously passionate about clothes he puts on his body and you just think, "why not?" Why are more people not passionate about the type of clothes they wear every day? Why do we obsess over what we look like on special occasions but act like we don't care on regular days?

I'm not saying people should always go out looking perfect and that no one should ever go to the grocery store in yoga pants and a sweatshirt, but it would be nice if our wardrobes were a better reflection of our personal styles. Of course I realize this type of thing takes time and our tastes, like our personalities, are ever evolving. Maybe people should just start wearing what they like more often than what they think other people like. Wardrobes should be built on an individual not on a societal norm. That way any time you put on jeans and a t-shirt or slip into a dress you feel those items comfortably represent what you're trying to say or the person you're trying to be.

So be passionate, if not about your wardrobe, about something.
Be daring. If you see something you like don't be afraid to try it out.
And most importantly, be yourself. Whoever that is.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Hello Spring!

Hello and happy Spring everyone!

Spring is such an exciting time of the year. The snow is melting, the weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, and the air just smells different. Typically in Michigan the first day of Spring is just another day of winter but this year we had green grass and sunshine to welcome the new season.

I don't know about you but I've officially caught Spring fever. I can't wait to get outside and my to-do list is getting longer every day. Here's a few things I'm looking forward to this season.

-Fresh flowers

-The farmers market

-Spring cleaning

-Bright colors


-No more tights

-Lighter jackets

-The Dairy Lodge

-Saturdays in the park

-Fresh starts

-A wedding!


Thursday, March 10, 2016

February Favorites

Hey guys,

I hope everyone had a very happy month of February. Although February is the shortest month of the year it always seems to last the longest. Luckily last month was actually a lot of fun. Since there were so many things in February that I wanted to talk about but never did, I thought I'd write about them now.

I recently tried Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water for the first time and fell in love. I honestly don't know what is in this product besides water. Is it just filtered water? Whatever it is, using this makes my night time routine so much easier.

My favorite way to keep my skin moisturized throughout the drying winter months is SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. I've used this gel for years and it always leaves my skin smooth and refreshed.

The perfume I reached for most last month was Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. Wearing this perfume always makes me feel good. I personally love the smell of Nirvana Black so having something good to smell on my wrist while I'm at work is also a plus.

Can you believe I hadn't read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee before last month? Even though the book gets plenty of praise it was much better than I expected. The story is incredibly accessible and relevant to today's society.

I wrote in my Moleskine Journal almost every day in February. I've kept journals off and on in the past but always enjoy the act of daily writing.

I can't tell you if Olly Women's Multi Vitamins are really doing anything for my overall health but compared to other multi vitamins that have been left sitting in my drawer, these daily vitamins have been the easiest to consume.

On our trip to Detroit I purchased a pair of High Waisted Skinny jeans from Madewell. These are one of the best fitting jeans I have ever owned. When I tried them on in the store I couldn't believe how well they fit. Honestly if I had more money I would buy a pair in every color. The high waist is not only flattering but surprisingly comfortable and the cranberry color makes them great for work.

In early February my whole family drove down to Detroit for the weekend to go shopping and watch a Red Wings Game. The weekend included a trip to IKEA, multiple days perusing Somerset Mall, a stop at a local record store, and of course the Red Wings. My mom stayed at the mall while my dad, brother, future sister-in-law and I went to Joe Louis Arena for the afternoon game. The hockey game was a ton of fun especially since the Red Wings won! Overall it was an extremely enjoyable weekend.


What are some of your favorites from February?