Black & Yellow

Hello there!

It has been some time, sorry about that! I just wanted to share an outfit and a quick life update. I totally felt like a teacher today with my collard (half) button-up and my cardigan. I love black, white, and yellow together so throwing this yellow cardigan over this black and white gingham print top was a no brainer. My work is pretty cold but these layers together make it to where you do not need a jacket. There are sometimes a jacket can just throw off an outfit you know? The top isn’t too thin and the sweater is fitted so together they keep you pretty warm. I paired this combo with black ankle slacks and some black and “wood” pumps and boom, easy office outfit.


As for life, I have been at my new job for almost a month and a half and I am still loving it! Trying to make new outfits everyday is so fun and actually being able to wear heels is like a dream come true. For anyone who knows me well they know that when it comes to heels I am pretty self conscious about wearing them because of my height. I am about 5′ 8″ so with heels I am easily 6′. I have been working on not caring though and I wear heels majority of the week and it makes me so happy!

I can’t believe its already the end of October. I feel like fall just started and now it seems like it is almost over and it hasn’t even gotten cold yet! I am happy that the temperature has dropped a little and we had a couple days of rain, but can it just be cloudy so I can wear a scarf and drink hot chocolate? Halloween is this weekend and I haven’t even seen Hocus Pocus yet this year. Why does this season get away from us so quickly?! Anyways, although the holidays will be upon us shortly I am excited for the seasons. I am working on getting a bunch of new blogs and new outfits together this weekend so if all goes as planned I will start showing them to you next week!

Also, next month is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, and I am going to participate again this year! For those of you who do not know the goal for NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in 30 days, that is about 1,667 words day which is totally doable, you just have to be disciplined. I did pretty well last year but different holiday events rolled around and then Thanksgiving and I let myself slack too much. I didn’t hit 50,000 words but I didn’t fully expect myself to. This year I have a new novel idea that I have been playing around with for two years so I am a little more confident. I want to hit 50,000 words this time. Basically my November will consist of a lot of writing every day, squeezing in blogging, and working out and everything else… except Netflix (sigh!). Wish me luck as it starts! I will keep you updated and will talk to you soon with some new styles!

Sorry this post wasn’t as quick as I thought lol! Happy Tuesday!

Hello Novel, Long Time

So today I opened my novel for the first time since November. After National Novel Writing Month ended I meant to just take a break, but then the holidays happened and I stopped writing. That is going to change now. Working on it today got me motivated to work on it all over again. My go to background for writing is Sex and the City so I started the entire show over again from season one and worked on my novel for four episodes. I think I like to write to it not just because it’s my favorite show, but because I want to be Carrie Bradshaw. So here is to writing again!

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Writing Update

So I know NaNoWriMo is well over and obviously I didn’t finish but that’s okay! I’m not done with my novel but that doesn’t mean I’m done writing. I will finish this novel and just because I need more time doesn’t mean I failed, it’s okay because I am determined to finish. I just wanted to let you all know that I haven’t given up!

NaNoWriMo Update #2

Writing game is getting stronger! I hit 16,429 words today. The last three days I have actually written to and exceeded the daily word goal. Although still behind, I have managed to keep my end date in December, which I am okay with because I wasn’t pushing myself to finish in November because that was a goal I knew I count hit, and I am not setting myself up for failure here! I can say it, I am writing a novel and it is scary and fun and I am proud of myself! Stay tuned! 

Word Count

NaNoWriMo word count update: 10,850! 

Yes I am aware I am technically supposed to be at 21,671 words right now but whatever. I had 2 days off for family reasons and slowly but surely I’m catching up. The best part for me is that (besides those two days) I have been writing everyday, no matter how tired I am. Even if I don’t hit the daily goal I am writing everyday, so GO ME! I’ll keep on keeping on! 

Meow

Today’s outfit got several different reactions. The girls at work all thought it was cute and fun. One of the guys at work asked why I was going for the “old lady” look, and finally my boyfriend asked why I was dressed like a grandma. Don’t boys know anything?! I wore this because it is cute obviously. It’s cold outside, this is a sweater, it just happens to have a cat on it, which I also happen to like cats! 

Anyways I don’t care what boys think because they clearly know nothing about fashion. I got this sweater from who else but Maison Jules at Macy’s, and just look how cute it is! I paired it with a denim collard button up with the cuffs out of the ends of the sleeves, black skinnies (which you can find here also from Maison Jules which are SOO comfy), low heeled brown boots, and topped it off with a double strand of pearls. Yes I agree it is old fashioned but it doesn’t make it any less cute! Check it out…

  
Channel you’re inner cat lady! Stay warm everyone!
PS- update on NANOWRIMO… I got behind because I got home late yesterday from a family matter, but don’t worry! I’m almost caught up. I think I should be at 5,000 words and I’m at 3,335 which is exactly two days. So since it’s day three I can split today’s words into two and be totally caught up by Thursday… Well that’s the plan so we will see! 

Weekend Update

Happy first day of November! I hope everyone had a good and safe weekend. Just a quick recap of mine, Friday night I binge watched season 2 of The Originals on Netflix and am kind of sad that I finished it so fast. Now I have to watch the current season online until I get caught up on the few episodes I am behind, and then wait a week to watch each new one like a peasant. Saturday was Halloween, but obviously you knew that, and I woke up with the worst migraine. I am pretty sure my head knows when I am planning on having fun and just hates me. My boyfriend and I had planned on going to our friends for dinner and to hand out candy. While he watched the USC game before we went, I slept again to try to make my headache go away. It was a miracle but by the time we left it was gone! That never happens.

We got down to our friends and she made dinner for us. Some of you may know her, she is one of my best friends Amanda from Glitter it Gold. If you haven’t checked out her blog then you should because she is one of the best cooks that I know! She made the best steak! It was a perfect night, that was until I accidentally made my Michael Kors watch fall off of the bathroom counter and it shattered! I seriously almost cried, I am determined to get it fixed though.

This morning we left Amanda and her husband’s house to go to my parents. I had to go to my friend’s daughter’s first birthday! So I was going to drop my boyfriend off at my parents to hang out until I was done. My friend’s daughter is adorable and seriously loved her cake, she got chocolate wasted. You can actually check her out as well at The Mom Struggle is Real. (I know I have quite a few blogger friends that are like my real friends, but we help to motivate each other!) Anyways, this little one’s party was so nice and it was nice to see my friend because we never see each other, yet we are still close. After the party I went back to my parents and hung out with the family for a bit. It was a pretty filled weekend but I felt accomplished.

Now that I am finally home I had to sit down and write. Not just this blog though. Today is the first day of nanowrimo which stands for national novel writing month. I am going to try it. I already had an idea and it it became an even better idea recently when I realized what I really wanted the book to be about. I took it as a sign and figured I should try this. I got a bit of a head start and have a few pages already. Not to put myself down, but I know that I will not finish a novel in a month and that is okay, I don’t want to have this goal that I am not confident in achieving because then I will just feel like a failure. Instead I just want to write everyday. Somedays may be a little some may be a lot. I think though if I can at least write everyday then I can get this story down on paper. It may not even sound great when I get it all down, but i will feel so accomplished. After that comes editing so I know eventually I can make it great. So please hold me accountable, writing every day!

That is about it for the weekend, it is bed time. Good night!

PS- tomorrow will actually be in the low 70’s so please share my excitement and wear a sweater!