WEEKEND WEAR || You Were Never Meant To Be Alone - St Louis, Missouri

 

She roasts her own coffee.
Burns candles & incense because she likes it.
And teaches yoga + always dreaming. 

I threw on clothes (though last night we definitely had a sweatpants & cookies party) and brought breakfast over this morning. Because that's what friends do.
They text "Come over??"
and you just do.

Josh Garrels is playing. 
All is calm - despite the full bullet journal of to-do's beside me. 

Today this is what work looks like.

And while I hesitate posting something like this because it feels "#blessed,"
I am really happy AND do feel beyond grateful
to be able to have a job that let's me pick up and go...

I don't know what your work looks like.
I don't know what big dreams you have that you long for,
one day, to come to fruition. 

I don't know what your relationship status is or if you struggle with the ache of loneliness. 

But I do know that we weren't meant to do life alone. 
Community - everyone needs it.
Everyone needs a friend who just does life with you. 

So here's me saying: I see you.
You, dreamer.
You, questioner.
You, go-getter.

And hey, everyone needs a little spontaneity
- so tell me, what's one thing you can do for yourself
& your dream (the one you maybe haven't ever voiced before)
this weekend?  

We're all in this together!

Always,
--Tara M

 

 

WEEKEND WEAR || Intentionally [Re]defining Your Wardrobe - St Louis Missouri

 

"Touches of detail,"
I said. He nodded.
"Clothes that make me feel good,
confident,
a bit flirty / free,
and soft but with some structure,"

I continued.

Defining - or redefining - your style can be a bit difficult to put into words. 

But, you know it when you see it.

And then you're like,
"WAH! THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN MISSING."
...appropriately Bruno Mars promptly begins playing in your head,
"...that's what I like, what I like!"
and you're doing this really cool dance that everyone is wowed by...

Pfff! See, you and I are the so similar!!

Recently, Stephen and I have been going through our closets with the following [intentional] mindset:

Does this bring me joy when I wear it?
How does it make me feel? 
What do I feel like this communicates about me?

And in all of it, one thing I keep coming back to:
Clothing inspires me. 

So when I slipped on these new shoes last weekend
(we went shopping on our staycation, LOL),
I said out loud: "I feel like a Creative in these."

Stephen promptly responded: "Okay, then let's get them!"

So I'm on a journey.
You with me?

I want my clothes to say something about me...

That I'm a creative.
A girl who chooses quality over quantity.
Personal joy over expectations of others. 

Someone who doesn't settle for "it'll do," but rather, "wow, I love this!" type of wardrobe pieces. 

And it's okay if that means it's an old favorite mixed with new ones. 
The point is, is it's a favorite. 

In weeks to come, I'll be introducing a bit more mauve / pink into my style. Flowy & cozy sweaters. And a few other ideas - so stay tuned!

The Details || Hat: Madewell, gifted by husbae. Jean shirt: Thrifted, mens department. Crop tank: Madewell, clearance. Kerchief: Thrifted. Cropped Denim: Consignment, Avalon Exchange - on the Loop. Slip on Shoes: Aldo, clearance. Bracelet: Madewell, gifted by Husbae. Rings: thrifted & my mom's. Location: Art Hill, Forest Park, St Louis - Missouri. ||

How would you define your style???

Happy weekending!
Always,
--Tara M