First off, thank you to the positive responses and feedback to my last post. It was scary to hit publish on it, but the outpouring of love and support made it completely worth sharing. It feels like an awakening, like I can only grow from here on out.

This week has been heavily focused on catching up on work (we had a company off-site last week in Charleston), and while the off-sites are always incredibly productive, I always feel like I have to catch up on the rest of my life when I return home. It was a great start to the new year though, being able to discuss team goals, individual goals, and where we want to be in the future. I came home feeling revitalized and ready to buckle down on what’s important to me.


I feel like my eyes are more open than they’ve ever been before. I feel enlightened after some of the conversations I’ve had recently, the struggles I’ve overcome, and the people I’ve met. I’m incredibly grateful to have met some people who confide in me with their deepest struggles. It gives me perspective that challenges my own way of thinking, and for that I am humbled and honored.


Yesterday was a calm and serene day in Nashville. It felt like spring with the warm, wet air and the birds chirping outside. That feeling and those sounds always bring me comfort that new things are coming. I love sensing the arrival of new seasons. Steve and I went down to Shelby Park at the end of our street to soak up the Tennessee warmth before it rained again.

Parade of Poppies DressLulus

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead.

We actually had a weekend where Steve and I were both in Nashville and didn’t have to work, so we enjoyed relaxing, getting stuff done around the house, and grabbing coffee on Sunday morning. It was really cold over the weekend, probably the coldest it’s going to get this winter. We even had some snowfall, which is hilarious in the south. Everyone loses their minds, forgets how to drive, and every business and establishment closes for the entire day because of a small dusting. I get a kick out of it.

The cooler weather here does give me a chance to bust out some outerwear and layers that I wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to wear, so that’s an upside. Yesterday we escaped the bitter cold for some lattes at my favorite Nashville coffee shop, Steadfast in Germantown. nashville winter

nashville winter

I ordered this suede trench coat from Lulus last month and didn’t know if I’d ever get a chance to wear it without sweating, so I’m glad I was able to get some use out of it for the week. It’s super comfortable and more lightweight than I expected. I may be able to get a few more wears out of it when I return from my work trip. I’m also obsessed with these high-waisted black pants. They’re stretchy and are actually high-waisted, they don’t just claim to be.

Black High-Waisted Skinny Jeans– Lulus // Black Fedora Hat– Lulus // Tan Suede Trench Coat– Lulus // Striped Tee- H&M // Necklace- Lee & Birch // Studded Boots– Circus by Sam Edelman

Lee & Birch necklace

I’m heading to Charleston on Wednesday for another work trip and can’t wait to stroll down Rainbow Row and take in all of the charm. I think it’s the most adorable city ever. I’ll be staying in an Airbnb in Isle of Palms and have some evening activities planned downtown, so if you have any recommendations on things I should check out, please let me know!

Have a great week, everyone!

December is sliding by quicker than I can keep up with it. I was actually thinking about taking a month-long hiatus from the blog so that I could focus on some other big projects and work deadlines, but I realized it would be more effective to just put more of an effort into my time management. I need to get better at juggling multiple things, and what better time to start than now? black velvet jumpsuit
Last night was Nashville Ladies Wine Club #6 hosted at my friend Carli & Julie‘s house and it was our biggest turnout yet. It’s always my favorite evening of the month and I’m so happy to see how it’s grown into something more than just drinking wine and eating snacks. I’ve met so many amazing girls in Nashville and every month gets more and more exciting. I was also gifted a selfie stick from my lovely friend Greta because she got a kick out of me trying to use hers for the first time last month. Watch out, world!

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I bought this black velvet jumpsuit right before the CMA Awards because I flirted with the idea of wearing a jumpsuit to the event. That was before I fell in love with the red wine colored crushed velvet dress I ended up wearing instead. So this little number became my go-to holiday party outfit. It’s so comfortable and festive.
black velvet jumpsuit
Jumpsuit- Blush Boutiques // Tan Suede Trench Coat– Lulu’s // Gold Necklace– Lulu’s // Gold Clutch- Lulu’s // Heels- Targetblack velvet jumpsuit
I love the simplicity of jumpsuits because I don’t have to put a whole lot of thought into piecing together an outfit at the last minute. I just throw on some jewelry and accessorize a one-piece outfit. It’s the best.
black velvet jumpsuit
black velvet jumpsuit
Hope you all have a great weekend and safe travels this holiday season!

I don’t know if I’ve ever been more relieved that it’s a start of a brand new week. Was last week rough for everyone or what? Whew. I’m glad that I had some photos to look at from when Katelyn was here last weekend so that I could reflect on the awesome times we had with our husbands adventuring around the city. Speaking of, here are some photos Katelyn snapped of me before we attended the Taste of Nashville event last Friday. It sure was nice to have my old blogging partner with me for a few days. It was my first time this season wearing a jacket because I needed to. That’s right, the temperature has finally dropped in Nashville and it feels like fall.
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Ribbed Top- H&M [similar] // High Rise Skinny Jeans- Abercrombie & Fitch [similar] // Hooded Moto Jacket– Forever 21 // Booties- Target // Choker- Forever 21 // Bag- H&M
November chill
I’m really into this November chill we’ve had. I’ve noticed that I’m sleeping better because I’m not sweating and throwing the blankets off myself in the middle of the night. Our house feels comfortable and I love it. Plus, it’s nice to snuggle up on the couch and wear layers and thick socks while I’m working from home.
November Chill
Here’s to a better week than last! Looking forward to a week of hard work, productivity, wine club, and then Michigan on Sunday!