The Return of: THE LOOK OF THE DAY {Maternity Edition}

Do you remember those blogging days when all I posted were outfit photos – all the time? Well, I miss those days! I was looking back on my Lookbook.nu account and this wave of nostalgia came over me. My first thought was; why did I stop? Immediately after that thought, came my answer : life! That’s the hard truth; I got too busy too fast and couldn’t keep up with taking photos and writing weekly posts about my outfits! I know they say “no excuses” and really, this isn’t an excuse. I LOVE my life and I wouldn’t change my path for anything, but I do miss my outfit posts and sharing them with the world!

Therefore, I’ve created a new goal for myself – to post at least ONE outfit post during the month. I’d say that’s achievable. I’d of course like to do more, but the truth is, especially right now, I mostly spend my days in sweatpants and a hoodie at home under a blanket. PLUS; this beautiful baby growing inside my belly isn’t really allowing me to get all that creative. Although, I won’t lie, I’m still wearing all my regular clothes and they are fitting just fine {except for pants which I definitely cannot zip up…}.

Nevertheless, I am on a mission and I don’t take missions lightly 😉 here is my first take at a style/outfit post. Pregnancy and all; I pulled out my favorite pair of denim {undone, of course} and paired it with my one and only favorite poncho sweater. Autumn is hitting Ottawa quick this year, so I completed the look with a leather jacket, booties, a hat, and my darling LV Palm Springs Backpack. Honestly, I felt GREAT in this outfit! The spacious poncho gave me room to breathe, but also kept me warm enough during the cooler evening. I can’t live without a leather jacket so really no explanation needed there. The jeans; that’s another story but I wasn’t going to give in and wear leggings just yet { I still refuse to buy maternity clothes – I just have one pair of leggings and I hope to manage with that}.

Where did this outfit take me you ask? Well, right into the heart of Student Downtown Life in Ottawa for dinner with my husband and brother. Even though I didn’t actually eat anything here, I enjoyed taking photos of their food.

So, how about that for my first {maternity} look of the day!? Perhaps if I get good at this monthly routine I’ll have to start posting my outfits on external #OOTD sites again! HA!

Happy F R I D A Y !

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Pregnancy Update: #26WEEKS

Hello Week 26 and our last week of the second trimester! As we enter our final trimester of pregnancy I still can’t believe how blessed and lucky we are to be on this journey! Although my pregnancy hasn’t been the easiest; I keep telling myself it really hasn’t been that bad (glass half full a l w a y s !) There have been a few speed bumps along the way; such as the nausea, back pains, headaches, food aversions, appetite breakdowns, and complete lack of sleep, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. The joy that this pregnancy is bringing us is far greater than the “pains”.

They say that you feel this type of “it was all worth it” joy once you see the baby, but for me, every time I feel our little girl kick, I light up in my heart and with a smile – that’s our sweet bundle of joy!

In terms of being organized and ready for baby to arrive; I am in a complete standstill. I have MANY ideas for her room, and MANY things on my “need to buy” list. There is still so much we have to do in this area; and it’s stressing me out a bit now that we are coming up at the “three months left” mark! I know myself though, and I know that once I get it all together, I’ll be able to complete it all successfully. I just want to start already but there are so many other things I need to do (or not do – but REST) right now that I can’t put my all into the room. And, I’m the type of person who won’t start something this big, only to be interrupted hundreds of times in between. It has to be done right!

All in all, positive vibes and happy thoughts all around – because that’s how we plan on raising our baby girl!

Ps: I’ve caved and bought my first pair of maternity clothing – leggings! I figured I won’t be able to wear my dresses for much longer {because A U T U M N is here!} so sweaters + leggings it will be. I actually can still fit into my jeans; by wearing them pretty low on my waist, so I figured leggings are the next best thing!

Hello SEPTEMBER!

Another summer has gone by and here we are again; my absolute FAVOURITE time of the year! A U T U M N! As I sit on my deck, sipping my decaf coffee, I can’t help but stare out to the beauty around me. Soon enough these wild green forests will start changing colours and turn into a beautiful golden and orange glow, swaying through the warm autumn breeze. Not only does the weather change, but also the season for paper & stationary picks up (hello new notebook collection), retail targets adjust to bring us more cozy and comfy clothing, deliciously scented candles, and cozy home decor which make us want to start up the fireplace and cozy up on the couch with a new book! Did I just paint you a picture of the perfect autumn night in? Because, I definitely did for myself!

September brings us an opportunity for change and re-evaluation for the last bit of the year; especially in terms of goals and achievements. Although it’s the start of a new school year for students, it also brings the start of a refresh for everyone (else). With only a few months left in the year, it’s a great time to re-evaluate our goals; see if there is anything that we still want to achieve this year; and (if you’re a hyper-planner like me) start building and thinking of goals for next year.

For a moment I stopped to think that maybe I’m building up this love for autumn because of how chaotic and busy these last few months of summer have been; but that thought quickly evaporates. AUTUMN has always been my favourite, and all the things that come along with it.

It is true though, that this year, I’ve been awaiting this season more than ever. As our new home is situated in the peaceful countryside, surrounded by hills and forests, I can’t wait to see how the season changes around us. Living a distance away from the noise and pollution of the city has already brought over a sense of peace for me, and I can’t even begin to explain how blessed I feel to be able to call this place my home.

Starting tomorrow, the city of Ottawa will resume to its regularly scheduled programming ; starting with morning traffic and back to school excitement. I too will pick up where I left off with planning and coordinating for what’s up ahead. Stay tuned for more baby + mama related posts as we enter into the third trimester of pregnancy, as well as posts about lifestyle + adventures of our life and lessons in our new home. And of course, I will work in a few outfit/shopping posts – it wouldn’t be The Prettier Life without fashion, now would it!?

#PlayingTourist in NEW YORK CITY

The Classic FLATIRON photo is a must have for any NYC trip!

New York City truly is one of the most amazing cities; you can find A N Y T H I N G and everything in this city. For some it’s a bit much; I personally don’t think I could live in NYC, but for others it’s a dream come true.

Visiting New York City during the summer is actually not the best idea, but we went for it anyways. For starters, if you hit a heat wave in the city, you’re basically doomed. The concrete jungle literally sucks in the days heat and beams it out day after day. There’s no letting up even in the evenings. Another thing about NYC in the summer is the amount of tourists – I mean, there are hundreds of tourists in the city no matter what season it is, but it just seems like summer is the most popular. If you’re not into crowds though, don’t let that stop you from visiting. There any MANY places you can visit that aren’t your typical crowded Times Square.

So simple, yet so unique!
This view could never get old!

So, there are dozens of NYC city guides out there so I won’t bore you with a what to do, where to go, what to see guide. I’d say, anywhere you go, you’re guaranteed a New York experience. Pick a direction and just start walking! Especially if you’re staying in the downtown core; manhattan anywhere, you’re guaranteed an interesting and entertaining experience!

THE Library of all Libraries!
One day…
We finally tried Chick-Fil-A and absolutely LOVED it! I highly recommend it!
Mandatory Shopping!
Finding gems in such a big city is one of my favourite things to do!
Bryant Park – right in between the Library and Whole Foods Market! Score!
It never gets boring!

Although travelling is one of our favourite things to do, I think this was one of our last “longer” trips for a little bit now. With everything else going on, between settling into our new home and our baby on the way, the focus is now elsewhere. But hey, once a traveller always a traveller, so I know we will go back to it as soon as the time is right!

#PlayingTourist in BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Massachusetts has been on our travel list for some time now. We have heard only good things about the city, and have always had an interest in visiting great universities (Boston, housing two major ones – MIT and Harvard). Last year we finally decided it was time to take this trip to Boston and see for ourselves what it had to offer; and so the planning began.

We decided we would spend 3 nights in the city, and managed to find a super cute American heritage AirBnB to stay at during our visit. AirBnBs really are the way these days; especially when traveling in larger groups. The convenience of having a kitchen and living area is so important – especially for me now when all I think about is food, and have to watch what I eat a bit more. Being able to make our own meals whenever we needed was very convenient and definitely healthier as we were able to cut out the fast food option (mostly).

Whenever we travel, we like to sightsee on our own. We always plan ahead, by making a list of places we need to see, and tips and tricks to follow while visiting that specific location. So far so good, because we’ve only had luck in our travels and always managed to find local gems. So, here is my quick overview guide to our Boston adventure

Where to EAT

If you’re like my husband and love seafood then I would definitely recommend the clam chowder at Quincy Market. I’m sure there are a few other places which have “Boston-famous clam chowder” but he found this one and thought it tasted great!

While you’re at Quincy Market, I recommend Wagamama. This is a place we always visit when in England, so it was super exciting to see it in Boston. I always go for a classic chicken broth with udon noodles and toppings on the side. It’s light and you don’t feel bloated or heavy afterwards, like you might after a burger and fries.

Another tradition for us while in England is tea from Pret-A-Manger, and surprise surprise I found one (I’m sure there’s more than one) in Boston! After a fulfilling shopping trip to Primark we picked up a nice hot English Breakfast tea at Pret-A-Manger to go, and continued our stroll through Boston.

Where to SHOP

One of my must see stops on this trip was Primark! I’ve only ever shopped at Primark in England so this was super exciting. Stepping into four floors of European tradition was absolutely amazing! I’ll be honest, I started in the children department because I was so excited to see what they had in store for our baby girl! I then moved down to the mens floor and then women’s to pick up some pajamas and basics – my go-to items from Primark always.

While you’re at Quincy Market grabbing a bite, I recommend browsing the shops as well. There you’ll find lots of local gems as well as high street stores such as Victoria Secret and Coach.

Where to SIGHTSEE

The downtown core and markets were a must see for us while in Boston, as were the two main Universities; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. The downtown core is created for walking and sightseeing. By following the Freedom Trail (which is essentially a red brick path built into the sidewalk which you follow through the city), you walk through all of the important spots in the core and sightsee all of the other surroundings at the same time.

MIT and Harvard are two of the worlds most highly sought after universities and are generally known for their technology advancements (MIT) and legal departments (Harvard). We couldn’t find parking at MIT, so we just took turns jumping out of the car and running through the campus to take photos and glimpse at the buildings and property. At Harvard we had a bit more time to really take in the campus. Ive always viewed Harvard as the main hub for legal education, but this day I was constantly reminded that Harvard has so much more to offer a student than just Legal education – thanks Legally Blonde. One of my favorite places at Harvard was the Coop – the bookstore and gift shop. Of course, I LOVE books so naturally this place spoke to me! I definitely picked up a few good titles to read next!

The Boston harbor front is another local gem in the heart of the city; which we actually only reached by the end of the trip. Nestled in between Boston Marriott Long Wharf and the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park you’ll find a beautiful marina, large play area for kids, waterfront walkways, cozy restaurants, and plenty of perfectly thought out seating areas. I do have a weakness for waterfront views, and I’ll admit that this one was one of the best I’ve seen. Although we only walked a few steps into the waterfront walkway, I’m certain that the entire strip is just as magnificent as the beginning. After a day spent inside the city, this is the place to be to unwind with a cold beverage, and take in the soothing sound of waves splashing against the harbor and birds chirping above.

Overall, this trip was truly amazing and we fell in love with Boston right away. I’d say, if you enjoy the big city life, but can’t stand the crowds and traffic, then Boston is the place to be. In the middle of summer I not once had to push through a crowd or wait in a long line. The city is perfect for walking/strolling through and sightseeing because everything (major in the downtown core) is within walking distance; and that’s a pleasant walk from one to another. The Freedom Trail will take you to all the important sites, and you’ll enjoy the journey on the way.

2019-2020 PLANNER GUIDE

Every year, around the end of April I start my search for the perfect Planner/Agenda for the coming year. It might seem a bit early, but most Agendas start in August; so if you buy it later you’re technically loosing out on a few months of use.

I’d say I start this early because I want to get to know what to expect from the selection, and what choices I’ll have – brands, locations to buy, opinions of others if I’m going for something I’ve never used before, etc.

Usually around the end of June my mind is made up and I know what I want. Then the waiting game begins. Usually around mid-end July stores such as Chapters-Indigo hold a promotion on calendars and agenda (based on the agenda start time, this is genius and perfect for people like me), and this is the perfect time to pick up your chosen planner/agenda. This year, Indigo offered 30% off all Calendars, Agendas, and Planners for about a week.

Clearly, I jumped on this offer, picked out my top three favorites, and waited patiently for them to arrive in my mailbox. I really couldn’t make my mind up on which one I wanted this year so I purchased three different ones and decided I’d sit down at home and make my decision then.

My top three choices for the 2019-2020 year were:1. Fringe Studio 2019-2020 17 month pocket planner rose gold – $12.95

This planner made my top three list mainly because of its simplicity and size. The pages are clean, grey/white, and the layout is practical. Each new month starts with a summary page that includes a goals, birthdays, anniversary’s, and to-do section. The weekly day by day layout is minimalistic, clean, and each days spot is lined for good organization.

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2. Ban.Do 2019-2020 17 month large classic planner – $26.00

Photo Credit: @shopbando Instagram

Photo Credit: @shopbando Instagram

The Ban.Do planner has been my go-to planner for many years now so naturally it was added to my top list. The Ban.Do planners are so much more than a planner – they have stickers, coloring pages, quotes, fun holiday reminders, and so much more. This year, you can even find a pair of 3D glasses in the back pocket. This planner is a bit larger than the other two, and is hardcover (as opposed to the other two which are softcover), but it’s still a small enough size to throw into a tote and carry with you anywhere you go.

Another great thing about these Ban.Do Planners is that they come in three different sizes and different cover designs! So many options to choose from and you really can’t go wrong with any of them!

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3. Studio Oh! 2019-2020 17 month stay magical planner – $16.99

This planner seemed to have it all – good sizing and lots of fun pretty designs! Every single page of this planner has a different color theme and design; each one suited for that time of the year. The planner has a spot for jotting down a list of books to read, movies to watch, and other notes needed.

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So, I’m still not decided on which planner I will keep for the year, but I am leaning towards the Ban.Do – it just seems to be a yearly tradition now and I don’t think I can break it. Although it’s a bit bigger than what I was hoping for, for this year, the design and extras are so tempting and I don’t think I can resist!

Happy Shopping!

Pregnancy Update: Gender Reveal and 20 Weeks

Hello 20 Weeks! I can’t believe we are at the halfway point already! I feel like my belly has just popped, and I’m just now starting to get my appetite back (although still not entirely)! We also got some very exciting news!

Time has been flying for us lately, mainly because we are both so busy with setting up our new home, working full time, and having company over (summer time is THE time to visit us – maybe everyone is scared of the Ottawa Winter?)

Even though we are overwhelmed with all the other things happening in life right now; Baby is growing healthy and happy and that’s my priority right!

Last week we reached a very exciting milestone and we were able to find out the gender of our little one! As I mentioned in an earlier update, deciding if we wanted to find out the gender now was a tough decision for us because from the beginning we were planning on not finding out till birth!

Well, we went in for a routine ultrasound, and I told the technician that we aren’t sure if we want to know, and asked her to write on a piece of paper the gender of our baby. I brought in two envelopes with a piece of paper inside, as I didn’t want this life changing word to be on some plain scrap paper! I knew I’d have to keep it as a memory!

Right after the ultrasound, my husband turned to me and said “okay, let’s open the envelope now!”. I was actually shocked because he was the one that was set in NOT finding out till birth; and now this man towering over me was basically begging to know the gender of his baby. I cried a bit, because that’s what I do a lot now – they are all tears of joy – it’s just how I show my happiness.

So, we didn’t find out right there and then because now I had my mind set on having some sort of surprise for us too. So the next day, the secret envelope and I walked into the nearest Party City and asked for a gender reveal balloon. The entire way home I was worrying that the balloon would pop (there’s been a massive heat wave in Ottawa and apparently the balloon is like a human; can’t be too hot, can’t be too cold). Anyways, I made it home, placed the balloons in the middle of the living room and waited for my hubby to get home.

FINALLY he got home. Out of all days, this had to be the day he needed to work late. It was time to pop the balloon!

Since our family is all over the globe, we decided to share the moment live with our family through WhatsApp. We had both phones going at once; one was on WhatsApp and the other was filming us and the balloon!

Ah, it makes me so nervous and excited to share this news! So hubby did a little countdown from 3, and both of us pin in hand we popped the balloon together!

Out came flying PINK confetti!!! We are having a BABY GIRL!!!! My hubby was right, because from the very beginning he told me he thought we were having a girl! Daddy’s intuition or what? We feel so blessed and excited, and can’t wait to meet our daughter. {it feels so amazing saying “daughter” especially now that we know we are having a girl for sure!}.

In terms of names, I think we have her name picked out, but I’m not sure that I’m ready to share it yet {sorry}. We have 4 names that we love so we are still working through deciding on one!

All in all, what a wonderful experience. Although we were not sure if we wanted to go through with a reveal now or find out at birth, I am happy we did it. But, I also would be okay to find out at birth. One of my friends told me that we don’t get many surprises in life and what a great surprise it would be to find out at birth. That really stuck with me, and even though we decided to go ahead with the reveal now, I think this is a great thing to say to someone who is also debating a reveal.

No matter what, when, or how you find out, it’s a purely magical and special moment!

MY ADVENTURES WITH PRENATAL VITAMINS

Before I jump in to the main topic here, I thought I’d give you a little background on my first months of pregnancy, because i think this also affected the vitamins and how I was feeling.

The first few months of my pregnancy were not easy – nausea and extreme exhaustion were the worst. Mornings lasted forever, it was impossible to get out of bed and get my day going; especially when I knew I had to go somewhere that day. I have a fear of throwing up, so each morning I sat in a comfy chair in my living room and took deep breaths in and out, praying that I can keep it together. Relaxing my body and mind helped sometimes. Finally a few weeks in I had to make the call, see my doctor, and start taking anti-nausea medication.

Generally, I try to stay away from pills the best I can because I like to think I have a high pain tolerance and “things will pass”. I had to give in this time and take something because I literally could not function or go to work. I admit that although I do feel a bit guilty for taking something (I wanted to have a completely natural pregnancy) I now know that it was actually a smart decision. I took the smallest dosage possible; the nausea didn’t completely subside, but it became manageable enough to slowly go on with my day.

Then the topic of food came along and the stress that because I felt sick and couldn’t really eat too much, I wasn’t getting all my vitamins and nutrients in. Let’s also keep in mind that my relationship with food isn’t the best. I’m not a big eater, and I’m fairly picky. I’m one of those people that would literally “prefer not to eat if they didn’t have to”. I know that doesn’t sound healthy, but it’s the reality and I don’t feel like I need to hide that. Being pregnant for the first time, I really didn’t know that the golden rule in this stage is “don’t force yourself”. Well, I forced myself on a few things, thinking it might actually help me. I don’t think it did, and now I cannot take the look, smell, or thought of a few items (which I’m still not ready to talk about…) So ladies, don’t force yourself, eat whatever works and don’t worry about it too much in the beginning. Baby is getting his/her vitamins through your prenatal vitamins and your body in general.

So now the main topic of discussion here: P R E N A T A L V I T A M I N S

Along with this stress of “not getting enough nutrients”, came the priority of prenatal vitamins. I did research above research on this topic even before I became pregnant and thought I had it all figured out. Well, I did – to a point. I had a plan. The plan was to start with the vitamin that had the most and was the best rated (over the longest time period). I found this one to be Materna. So, because I got pregnant a bit quicker than expected (not that it was a surprise, I just didn’t think it would happen THAT quickly), I didn’t have time to try out Materna before actually HAVING to take it. We found out I was pregnant in the morning, and I attempted to take my first materna that night. I broke it in half, because I can’t for the life of me swallow pills bigger than an allergy pill. I thought that would be good enough and I could do it. *positive mindset*. BIG MISTAKE. It got stuck in my throat, running to the bathroom I wasn’t sure if I was going to throw up or stop breathing. Neither happened (probably because of my fear) and I stood there for a good 10 minutes in shock; sweating and panting. Not understanding how I was still breathing with this thing lodged in my throat. I had hot tea handy and crackers so I started dropping crackers into the tea and once they soaked in the tea I started eating them to help push down the pill. THIRTY minutes later I had calmed down enough to tell my husband I will never put that thing, or any other hard pill in my mouth again. My husband was already taking in his newfound happiness of becoming a “father to be” to argue with me and just offered to go to the nearest pharmacy to get me something else. We left it at that for the night and decided we’d go the next day. I was desperate just to get in to bed and forget what had just happened.

The next prenatal vitamin on my list was the Jamieson Chewables. Chewing is fine, what could go wrong with this one? WELL, these upset my stomach to an extent I couldn’t live with anymore. The taste was bearable; like an apple cranberry mix that’s slightly sour. I maybe could have tried taking half of these instead of a whole, but instead my doctor and I decided to set aside the vitamins and give my body a rest for a minute. Keep in mind I was eating strawberries and crackers at this point – nothing else tasted or smelt even decently okay to have in my vicinity. I had lost weight, and feeling like a bad mother already. My doctor suggested I just try to focus on eating more healthy options and that we would revisit the vitamin topic at our next visit.

FINALLY, once the nausea ceased, I went for a third prenatal vitamin option – Nature’s Bounty Prenatal Gummies. I figured dummies were my last and best option, and so I researched and researched and finally found one I thought I could settle on. I’ve now been taking these for about 2 months; 3 gummies right before bed, and it’s looking good. First of all, they are delicious! For me they taste like some type of tropical drink I would order on a vacation in Mexico (while lounging by the pool). The fact that they are chewable gummies makes my life SO much easier and better. Some days I pop three in my mouth at a time, and some days it’s a one by one process. No matter what though, they are the answer to my prenatal vitamin adventure. 

I decided to share this story because I think it’s so important to share with other mama-to-be’s these “adventures”. Although we all go through things differently, and have different tolerances, I think it’s great to read other people’s stories. Especially for first time pregnancy’s when everything is so new and you really don’t know what to expect.

I’m curious to know, what kind of experience did you have with your prenatal vitamins? Which ones worked best for you?

PREGNANCY UPDATE: 18 WEEKS

My pregnancy journey has been a truly unique and personal one – that’s how it is for all of us though, isn’t it? We all experience this amazing time a little bit differently. Now that we are in the 18th week and getting closer to the mid point, things are really starting to hit me – the entire reality of being pregnant. 

The main exciting thing that happened this week is that MY BELLY FINALLY POPPED – a little bit, but enough for me to notice. Not to brag or anything, but I’ve always had a flat stomach, so for the first little bit I just felt like I was gaining weight. But, now the belly is a real thing; it’s there constantly and I am in love with it.

Along with this beautiful belly popping, I now am not comfortable in my high waisted jeans, and just find it hard having anything tighter on my waist. I guess I’m lucky it’s summer and I can wear flowy dresses because I just can’t bring myself to buy maternity clothes. So last Friday I took a trip to the mall and picked up a few cute flowy summer dresses – not from the maternity section!

The next thing coming up this week; we are going for an ultrasound and can find out the gender of Baby Wiercinski – BUT we still can’t make up our minds if we want to know or if we want it to be a surprise! My husband is pretty set on wanting it to be a surprise; I’m on the fence still but starting to feel stronger about finding out the gender. What to do? What to do?

REMOVING THE “INSTAGRAM EDITED VERSION”

“Posts about fashion are great and all, but people enjoy reading the REAL stories; they want see reality, not the “instagram edited version” of life that we all seem to believe is true.”

That statement really hit it home for me. As we got talking more about this, I honestly started thinking about this and how I definitely don’t want to be one of the “instagram edited versions” of myself. I write and share things because a) I am genuinely interested in the topic and want to speak about it, and/or b) it is something I am going through and feel that if I share it, it will either inspire, help, or just interest someone. I truly do try to be genuine in what I share with you all – on all aspects of my social media from my blog, to Instagram and Twitter.

I mean, what’s the point of writing things just to write things. I don’t have all the time in the world to sit around and mindlessly write posts about random things I have minimal interest in. My reality is like many of yours; I work full time, I have a home to take care of {and that comes with a huge list of “to-do’s” on its own}, I’m married, which means I have a relationship I care deeply about and want to dedicate time to, AND, I will soon be a mama for the first time. Therefore, no time for writing just to write. I write with purpose.

The last post I wrote; Finding Yourself sparked this discussion between my husband and I. He read the post, turned to me and said, “YES, this is what you need to share and write about – reality. The real life things that happen. What you’re going through. That’s what people want to read”.

Well, thanks babe, I really do appreciate the support and truthfulness.

You know what, I totally agree. There are SO many sources for fashion advice, coming from actual experts. The truth is, I do see the value in writing about REAL moments and real life events; it’s obvious in the numbers. Now don’t get me wrong, I will still share fashion advice here and there because who are we kidding, I LOVE IT, but I definitely want to try to open up a bit more on a personal level. There really is a lot happening in my life that would be fun to share and write about. I guess I just never thought that it would be something I wanted to share – but now I’m thinking I do.

Is there anything specific you want me to share/write about? Let’s see where these thoughts take me…