Wednesday, November 20, 2013

{playing dress up}

Hi friends!

So sorry for the blogging silence...yet again. Life hardly gives me time to pause lately. I'm not complaining about that because my minutes are filled with good things, but blogging has certainly taken a back seat.

I still post a ton to Instagram though, so be sure to follow me over there if you want a daily Mandy fix. ;)

I've been enjoying my fall/winter wardrobe lately, especially my sweaters and boots. Wearing them just makes me feel at home, happy and comfortable.

I took both of above photos in the bathroom at my local coffee has a great vintage full-length mirror. I have no shame. :)

Cardigan, denim top, ring and flats above are thrifted

I recently started following artist Kelly Rae Roberts on social media...her art is SO inspiring to me, and she shares the cutest outfit photos...her wardrobe is so fun. She blogged here about what she calls "the wear your joy project." She posts her outfits on Instagram and uses the hashtag #thewearyourjoyproject.

Here is an excerpt from her blog post that I love:

"Style isn’t superficial. It’s the call of your heart, made visible — and wearable." 

That really speaks to me because sometimes I feel like I'm being too superficial/materialistic about wanting a new sweater or piece of jewelry, but most of the time it is because wearing it will make me happy and feel more like me. If that is your intention when you get dressed in the morning, in my humble opinion, you are doing it right.

If you post your outfits on Instagram, be sure to use Kelly's hashtag and let's start wearing our joy! :)

{you can follow me here}


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Danielle Barnhizer said...

Love this blog and the project! Wish the hashtag was a little shorter, maybe #wearyourjoy but owell! I will definitely be using #thewearyourjoyproject when I post photos (which is not too often).

Don't ever feel like you are materialistic because you want new things. They make us happy, but if necessary we could live without them. There is nothing materialistic about that!

Alyson McMahon said...

Love your cozy sweaters! I've grown to love them too, ever since we moved to WI. No guilt in buying pretty things! Enjoy them!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love those sweaters. Fall is so fun!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for introducing me to Kelly Rae Roberts. Already following on Instagram and loving what I am seeing!

Love your sweaters (and the coffee shops tiled floor!). Hope like slows a bit for you and you enjoy the holiday season!


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