Photography by: Angie Garcia
One of the most life changing [and by life changing I mean it helped reduce my get ready time by 10 minutes!] things I did was get a clothing rack. You can get them anywhere from Target to the Container Store [this is mine!].
Just like a comfort meal you always want to make, I love keeping my “comfort” clothes on the rack. And I’m not talking athleisure wear. I love to keep my favorite jeans, a go-to sweater or church dress I wear 24/7 within easy reach. They are my seasonal uniforms and allow me to not have to think when I’m getting ready quickly.
How do I know what goes on the rack? When I’m an outfit repeater. Typically, I’ll buy a top and if I wear it twice in two weeks I stick it on the rack. Last week? I wore this sweater three times.
I wore it Tuesday for a day of meetings [and to shoot this look!].
I wore it Wednesday because I thought, “Well Dallas saw me in this sweater yesterday, but that means Fort Worth hasn’t. Let me put on for good measure.”
And then I wore it Thursday for a date night. Because I mean, Paul hadn’t seen it, so that counts, right?
I almost reached for it Friday to head down to Austin and I started to question myself and knew this needed to visit the dry cleaners and not my body again.
It’s a slouchy sweater that can easily pair with leggings or jeans. I also love that the neck can be formed from anything to a turtleneck, to a cowl neck [pictured here] or an off-the-shoulder neckline! You can get one here at Chicwish. I have the S/M size and I think it would easily fit anyone from a 2-8. I’m a 2/4 and my mom is a 6/8 and she tried it on and it was perfect as well.
And speaking of comfort food, I start Whole 30 next month! If you aren’t familiar with it, you basically reset your body by giving up sugar, grains, dairy and alcohol for 30 days. You’re able to really pinpoint how your body reacts to things like sugar and what makes you feel bloated, etc.
I’m really intimidated. Not about the cheating aspect, I have fairly good willpower. But I’m really nervous about social settings. I have work dinners, I have Valentine’s Day, I have a weekend trip to Austin and I have a Happy Hour event I’m hosting for a brand. “Hi come have happy hour with me. But I can’t eat or drink anything.” haha!
But I realized there will never be 30 days that I don’t have something, so I just need to suck it up for now! I’m mostly interested to see how food affects my autoimmune disorder. I had a lot of flare ups since my wedding [I know it’s from the stress of planning] but because I hate taking medicine [I’m in my 20’s! I want my body to fix itself! haha], I want to see what foods cause reactions.
If you’ve ever done it I’d love to hear how you felt on it!
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