Inspo for your Fall 2018 Looks

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Sweater {size S} | Jeans | Mules, Similar | Hoops | Similar Bag |photography: angie garcia

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Sweater {size S} | Jeans | Mules, Similar | Hoops | Similar Bag

photography: angie garcia

Happy Thursday, babes! This week I’ve had a major focus on choosing joy and peace and let me tell you, it’s been the BEST week. Not necessarily in terms of what we have done, it’s just been a regular old week over here at Hotel Hellman. But I have been practicing mindfulness as much as possible, and let me tell you I’m ending this week with so much happiness and contentment, especially after trying out a Magic Mushroom Chocolate Bar.

I started my week by asking myself, “What are three small things I find joy in that aren’t related to my family, my friends, or my blog?”

At first, I was a little stumped. When you’re a mama always caring for someone else, it’s hard to sit and think of a hobby. I mean can sleep count?! But I just thought of those things I like to call “little happies.” You know, like when you get a coffee and get to stroll your favorite shop with no interruptions. Or when you bite into a cookie right out of the oven. That moment you jump in bed freshly showered with freshly-washed sheets.

This may seem silly, but I automatically thought about how I find joy in baking, joy in cleaning, and joy in cozy sweaters. I mean do I sound fun or what?! 😉

But when you really narrow down those small things that bring you joy, you automatically think of other things that lift your spirits. I kept repeating this practice throughout the week, and while it is only Thursday my heart feels overflowing with gratitude and appreciation for the little things.

So what does appreciating small thing have to do with an outfit post?! Oh everything- because this cozy sweater brings me joy. It’s not quite sweater weather here just yet, but I live in them at home. This sweater is one I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I wanted to share how you can style pastels for fall, as you get a little inspiration for the upcoming season. Don’t be afraid to pair a traditionally springtime hue with darker neutrals- the juxtaposition will pay off! Let’s also address these jeans. I’m SO into them. An uneven hem is the new distressed denim in my book and allows your look to feel edgy and chic all at once. I’m telling you, I scored big in affordable denim this sale. Did you grab any?

Even if your week has been off to a rough start, I hope this practice can help you end it on a positive note. I mean, hey, the NSale ends on August 5th so you can still get in last-minute shopping this weekend. That’s a positive if I’ve ever heard one.


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  1. Laura Leigh wrote:

    You have inspired me lady! I’m going to give this a try starting Monday and see how it transforms my week. Thank you for sharing! Also, you are looking fab as can be in this look today!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 02 Aug 18Reply
  2. Destiny wrote:

    Love these jeans on! Are they TTS?

    Published 02 Aug 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Yes ma’am! 🙂

      Published 02 Aug 18Reply
  3. Annaliese wrote:

    Love this idea about finding three happy things that aren’t related to work!! I might try that this week 🙂

    xoxo A

    Published 02 Aug 18Reply
  4. Now I absolutely can’t wait for fall! So ready for sweater weather! 🙂 Love the jeans, Katey ??

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 02 Aug 18Reply
  5. Such a wonderful practice – I am going to have to start doing that! We all have our days and on the days I am feeling less than or so tired, I’m going to put that one to work! Because we always have something to be grateful for, and most often (at least for me) it’s the tiniest little things.

    xo Mary-Katherine

    Published 02 Aug 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Oh Absolutely!! I hope it helps girlfriend! xo, Katey

      Published 08 Aug 18Reply
  6. Meredith wrote:

    Katey I love his look! Also desperately missing your emails this week, glad I stopped by the blog to catch up!!

    Published 03 Aug 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so sorry the e-mails aren’t going through right now, but I promise the new ones are going to be a million times better! 🙂 Thank you, girl! xo, Katey

      Published 05 Aug 18Reply