Last Week’s Lookbook

I’m starting a new series this week where I will post what I wore last week in one post and we are going to call it, Last Week’s Lookbook.  My Mac desperately wants to rename it a cookbook…but it will just have to deal with it.

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Sunday:  Worthington top | a.n.a. shorts | TOMS

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Monday:  Hand me down vest | Worthington top |  JCP boyfriend jeans | Mossimo flats

 

IMG_6907Tuesday:  St. John’s Bay shirt | a.n.a. capris |Payless flats

 

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Wednesday:  Aeropostale chambray |Old Navy Tami| St. John’s Bay skirt

 

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Thursday:  Arizona kimono | Old Navy tee | JCP boyfriend jeans | Payless flats

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Friday:  Shirt from church | Levi capris | Sperry shoes

And that’s what I wore!  Trying to mix it up just a bit and pairing different tops and bottoms and trying to wear different shoes.  I am “expanding” my wardrobe without necessarily buying any new items.  :)

How was your week?  Link your blog down below so I can see what you wore.

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

 

 

Wardrobe planning…

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What does living an intentional life really mean?  It can mean many different things and come in all shapes and forms.

For me, this week, I planned out my outfits for the week so I had one less thing to think about in the morning.  I wanted to be more intentional in what I wore so that it wasn’t taking time away from my morning trying to decide what to wear.  I feel like some of my morning is wasted thinking about that and that just seems silly.

So I put together some outfits for the week and was ready to go this morning.  I headed to the closet and put Monday’s outfit on which was a teal shirt from Worthington and my boyfriend jeans from JCP and…oh….wait….this top feels a bit clingy today and I wasn’t feeling totally comfortable in how it looked.

what to do….what to do….

I didn’t really want to add a long sleeve sweater necessarily and so I reached for this knit vest that someone had given me.  I would have never put these two pieces together (the shirt and vest) because I felt like it didn’t “go together” but decided what the heck….let’s wear it today and if it works then great.  And if not I’ll put that on my mental list of “let’s not try that again”.

I think it turned out fine.

How does this tie in with my thoughts on intentional living?  My thought process was to plan out my clothes for the week so it wasn’t just thrown together without thought.  Because I had a plan just means I had a framework to work within.  I already had an idea of what I was going to wear so when I needed to change it up because of how the top fit, I just quickly reached for the vest to make my idea work.  The rest of my week is still planned and I didn’t waste too much time worrying about what I was wearing so in that sense, it was successful.

What are your thoughts on intentional living and how do you incorporate it into your wardrobe?  Do you plan what you are going to wear for the week?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

 

Recharging my spirit…

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Recharging my spirit for the coming week.

It’s so easy to allow ourselves to become overwhelmed or distracted in today’s world.  I think it’s important to set aside time to refresh and center your spirit for the coming week.

How many times do you find yourself spending time on things that are not doing anything to further your goals or passions?  At least weekly and hopefully several times a week, you should take some time to reignite your passions and regain your focus on the things that are important to you.

Refuel.  Refresh.  Recharge.

Take time for you.

Outfit details….
Shirt:  Worthington
Shorts:  a.n.a.
Shoes:  TOMS
Purse:  Liz Claiborne

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

The things you take for granted, some people are praying for….

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Some of y’all out there are probably saying yeah, that is so true and it really, really is.  Think about all the things you have….clothes on your back.  A house that is cool during the summer or warm during the winter.  A car that gets you where you need to go.  A job that provides for your needs.  ALL of those things are being prayed for in earnest by someone somewhere in the world today.

So pause just a moment and be grateful for all your blessings.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

 

ZzzQuil Sleep-Aid Review

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I tried ZzzQuil™ Sleep-Aid from the makers of Vicks NyQuil™ the other night.  I typically will wake up several times a night just thinking about things like what I need to do the next day.  I was hoping that by taking these 2 ZzzQuil™ LiquiCaps would help me have a more restful nights sleep.

I went to bed around my usual time of 10:15 p.m. after taking the ZzzQuil™ with a glass of water.  I also have a FitBit™ so I knew that it would help me track my sleep.  Here’s a snapshot of my sleep quality from that evening.

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Now the initial restless/awake time was somewhat normal.  I did not feel like the ZzzQuil™ helped me fall asleep any faster than not taking it.

What was interesting though is the additional restless and awake periods I experienced.  My expectation was that I would sleep through the night and possibly only wake to use the restroom but as you can see, that was not the case.  I was actually restless and awake a little more than usual.

Based on my personal experience though, it’s not a product I would recommend.  The product did come with a $2 coupon inside so I am tempted to purchase the product so that I can try it again to see if I have a different experience.

Have you ever tried this?  Did it help you have a better night’s sleep?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

*I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.  All thoughts are my honest and own true opinions.

#SleepLovers #ad #gotitfree

I’m glad I got this pic before….

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I spilled my hot chocolate.

See what happened is, I was trying to carry in all my stuff at once and I was balancing what I *thought* was my empty cup of hot chocolate on top and then…well I found out my cup wasn’t empty.  But that’s okay because for the rest of the day I smelled like cocoa.  Well that wasn’t really okay but there are worse things I could smell like, right?

I’ve been talking about minimizing and downsizing stuff and today I wore a pair of white low heels that I hadn’t worn in, well, years.  I was wondering to myself why hadn’t I worn these?  They were cute and strappy and perfect for summer.  Except they hurt my feet.  In less than 5 minutes my feet were uncomfortable so luckily I was still home and switched to my comfy white flip flops.

How was your day?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa