Now that the summer is officially over for me (sitting in my school spirit wear right now, prepping my classroom- whee!) I’m getting a bit nostalgic for the past few months. Not entirely sure why as it wasn’t like it was a wild & crazy summer. Maybe because the finale was spent on prepping our house to sell & not enjoying the last week but I thought it’d be fun to go back through my favorite outfits from this summer. This weekend is one last hurrah so time to break out those looks for a last go around!
The biggest lesson I’ve learned in 3 1/2 years of blogging is the importance of an editorial calendar. Not only does keeping a calendar of your posts keep you organized but it allows you to work ahead on ideas & keep your blog consistent in it’s focus. Coming up with 20-25 post ideas per month though can be overwhelming at first but I found that a weekly topic schedule is the easiest way to maintain a steady focus while also helping your creativity flow because you have a little guidance. Here’s my current topic schedule:
Real life has hit hard lately- school started for teachers yesterday & we put our house on the market this past weekend. Lots of cleaning & prep work all around! All of this is good stuff, it’s just been a bit to juggle. Saturday it all really hit me & I just wanted to curl up & take a nap. So I did. But the chilly rainy weather let me break out my favorite relaxing clothes- leggings! Leggings are my go-to for casual fall & winter days but I think they are also really easy to go off track with. So these are my 4 rules to keeping leggings looking chic versus a hot mess!
1. Stick to black
Unless you’re pin thin & a funky trendsetter you should just put back the patterned or colorful leggings. Especially if they look like you also rocked them in 1988. Black are classic & easier to pull off. They don’t have to be boring though- the black ones I’m wearing in the photo above? Fun without being too over the top (though I may be pushing it wearing pleather in my 30′s…. ha!) Continue reading →