It has been forever and a half since I have posted a blog and I apologize. I do not really know why. You know when you have been good about going to the gym, and you take a day off and it is okay, but when you take a few or more days off you just fall out of your groove and don’t want to go anymore? That is kind of what happened. Anyways, last week I glanced at Old Navy online and they have so many cute things (and sales)! They have a collection called Bold Botanicals and it has the cutest summer prints. I love all of the resort wear styles, it makes me want to be on vacation all the time, but instead I just wear them and pretend. I always say “I want to dress like a blogger on vacation,” when I go somewhere for a little weekend vacation. I even said that was my goal style when we went to Mexico last summer. It is funny though because I am a blogger, and I was on vacation, so why do I say I want to dress like a blogger on vacation when I AM a blogger on vacation? I need to be better about not discounting what I am just because I am not that big. I am working on growing my following but just because it is not huge yet does not make me any less of a blogger! So something for me to work on and believe in myself.
This last weekend my sisters, bfff, and I went on our Palm Springs trip and I WAS A BLOGGER ON VACATION. On Sunday for the morning and Father’s Day I wore one of the dresses from Old Navy (on sale for $15 right now!) and it was so cute! I am linking it below along with a few of my other faves.
Enjoy and happy Tuesday!
PS – If you didn’t see on my Insta story, I got braces yesterday! Currently on a liquid diet and not enjoying it but I keep being told it will get better. It better or the next 18 months will suck. More on that later!
I posted about it on my Instagram, but I wanted to share that I am now a contributing blogger for Proud and Pretty in Pink! If you do not know, Proud and Pretty in Pink, or PPP, is a non-profit organization helping girls through body-image, self-esteem, and sexual education.
The mission of “Proud & Pretty in Pink” is to provide events that build a community bringing girls together to celebrate their feminine self. For girls of all ethnicities, social classes, sexual orientations, and backgrounds to feel united, powerful and educated. – www.proudandprettyinpink.com
The primary age focus is for girls in middle school all the way up through college. Their work is really great. What I love about the blog is that real women get to share their thoughts, struggles, and stories and know that another girl out there can relate. I hope that my contribution to this blog will help at least one girl know that she is not alone and that we should all be supporting each other.
You should really check out their site here: Proud and Pretty in Pink. You can also catch up on my first few posts here:
Will you please check out this color blocked, pleated midi skirt I found from WhoWhatWear at Target?! It instantly caught my eye. I saw it and picked it up, then put it back. They I came by it again and touched it, but left it again. Then a THIRD time I picked it up and held it up to myself in the mirror. Okay, okay, SOLD! I had to get it, which surprised myself that I liked it so much. I am not normally drawn to reds but I loved this. There are even red slacks I have my eye on. I think I just love how bright it is, the skirt is such a statement piece. The skirt IS the outfit which is why I paired an off with top with it. The top needs to be simple with this skirt, otherwise I would look like a walking fiesta!
Each season brings new colors. Fall and winter bring more darks and solids, while spring and summer bring bright colors and popping patterns, and all four seasons share the neutrals. Well spring is fast approaching and it’s time to change it up. Out with my gray and mauve bag and in with this beautiful blue one (insert heart eyes). I have never had a bag this color and I am in love! My boyfriend’s mom got this one for me for Christmas from Charming Charlie (she obviously knows me) and I have been waiting for the opportune time to start using it, as in now! I love the fact that it is square and structured and can stand up by itself. It can be so annoying to have a floppy purse, they slouch down and it is impossible to find things in it. This one I can dig in it while it is sitting in its seat and find everything just fine. Not to mention I also love the different compartments. The purse I was previously using, although very cute, was just one giant compartment and I gave myself rage everyday digging through it for my keys or lip gloss. This square one is also great for work because it is huge! Check it out, it is linked here! (buuuuut Charming Charlie doesnt have this color online but they have a BEAUTIFUL mint or “Seafoam” and super pretty light coral)
PS- in the course of finding this bag on the Charming Charlie website, I found about three other bags I want now… so maybe stay tuned?
A trend that has been really popular for quite awhile now is midi skirts. You can find so many different styles from solids, prints, velvet, chiffon, lace, tulle, pleats, and so many more. I am totally with this style right now. Not only are midi skirts cute, but they are great for work because they are always long enough! It is so annoying when you wear a short skirt sometimes. If it is a loose skirt you have to worry about the wind, if it is tight you have to worry about it riding up and you are constantly pulling it down. Neither of these happen with a midi (well they could but not as often). I currently have three, and I realized that all three would be great for Valentine’s Day. The tulle skirt I obviously posted already and am so in love with it (if you missed it you can find it here), the burgundy pleated skirt is a great way to utilize a different shade of the Valentine colors, and the gold can be paired with a pink or red top.
Now all of these skirts I bought quite awhile ago but I linked some similar ones for you below!
I pretty much want to buy this dress in every color and print they have. I just love how pretty you feel in it yet you’re totally comfortable. It almost feels like a secret, like “yeah everyone thinks I look all good but really I wore this dress because I was lazy and it’s comfy,” you get me? If you missed my first post on this dress you can read it here. It’s just the perfect little shift dress that’s great for any dinner, brunch, bridal shower, anything! Anything except work for me… I’m tall but I wear a small so dresses are usually a little too short. I think if I got another color though and wore it with tights I’d be okay, I’ll test it out maybe. Anyways here it is linked again by Soprano at Nordstrom! Happy Hump Day!
Wow I cannot believe that it is already the 2nd anniversary of my blog! This past year has gone by SO fast and so much has happened. Obviously the biggest thing blog wise was the name change from Tragic Girls to the.B.Law. on January 1st. I have been so happy with the change and have really been focusing on writing about more topics, especially style, my love in life. But don’t worry, I am still tragic, I can’t help it.
I feel like I have improved this past year with posting and actually posting more. My first year I wrote 77 posts, this past second year I posted 97! (yes I sat down and counted) There is still room to improve and grow, I want to bring that number up this next year. I always say that I am going to start making schedules for posts, and I will be good about it for a week or two and then I slack. My goal is to really do better with that. I sat down last night and made a schedule for this week and it didn’t even take me very long so I want to now make that my Sunday homework. I love blogging on Sundays anyways so now that will be my day to plan as well. If anyone has any tips on how they schedule or plan out their blogs please share! I would love to hear how other bloggers do it.
I am excited for this year. I want to try some new things and have already started on a couple new projects. It is taking a bit longer than I expected but it is okay, it will be great once I get it done and I am excited to share!
Thank you for all of your support these last two years and I cant wait to see where we go from here!
I also just want to share some of my favorite blogs that I get inspiration from…
Glitter It Gold by Amanda Hellweg – Obviously because she is one of my best friends and also because she inspires me everday and I love how she posts with such confidence!
Simply Audree Kate by Audree Kate – Her blog is so amazing and filled with such great style! She inspires me to try new things and spice up my style!
Barefoot Blonde by Amber Fillerup Clark – I love seeing pictures of her family. They are so cute and she has such great style, beauty, and hair tips.