Wise Words

Wise Words // Be You

There are probably a million great quotes about the importance of being yourself – but I love this one because it’s so fitting to my goals right now.

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You could spend forever worrying about following to rules and being fashionable, but it’s more important to make sure your style is a reflection of you. Don’t you think?

Happy Monday!

xoxCrissie

Wise Words // Personal Style

I often feel like I don’t know very much about fashion. But that’s not really true. After all, fashion is very much about observations and opinions. So while I might not know every rule, technical term or the historical significance of designer X – I do know what I think looks good.

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The lovely Miss Kruger sums it up quite well – you don’t have to know everything to know what you like. 🙂

Happy Monday!

xoxCrissie

Wise Words// Find Beauty

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our perspective can totally change how we feel about life. So here’s a little reminder to look for beauty in everything {even Mondays…}

xoxCrissie

They’re Only Zits.

From an actual conversation I had with my sister:

KelseyAre you ever just touching your face and it’s like really oddly sore over a part of it and you’re like OMG I have face cancer!! And then you find a giant forming zit nearby and you’re like, phew! cause it is just a zit. 
CrissieUmmmm I usually just think – NOOOOOOOO! NOT A ZIT! 

Kelsey:Well, think of this as an example of why to appreciate things like zits. It’s like a metaphor for life.

While this is a rather outlandish example (face cancer, Kelsey? Really?) at the root of it is a rather profound thought. I’m not suggesting we go through life expecting the worst so we can be thrilled by the not-so-bad, I’m just saying maybe a melt down isn’t necessary when the little things go wrong.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. They’re only zits after all.

*image: Elena Kalis

Musings & Mint

When you’re a kid the grown-ups always tell you that life moves faster as you get older. When you’re a kid this sounds like an outlandish possibility, time is time – it will always move at the same speed, please! Sadly the grown-ups were right. Somehow time seems to fly by, and here we are in the middle of July. (I swear I was just crying about how cold it was outside…) Just take a second to hit pause and enjoy the simplicity of summer (before bitching about how hot it is out.)
xoxCrissie

 

Wise Words

A little motivation on a rainy Wednesday…
xoxCrissie
*is this your image? lemme know – I forget where I found it!! 

Words To Live By: Summer

For the first time in 4 years I get to spend the 4th of July at my family’s lake house in Northern Michigan and I could not be more thrilled. Because, as much as the fashionista in me loves her high heels and pencil skirts nothing beats spending a week in shots, bikini tops and flip-flops….

It’s summer time y’all!!
xoxCrissie
*image via DC&AS

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