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!

--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,
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,
...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!
--Tara M