Embracing Color

Rebecca Minkoff Page stripe sweater, Re/Done high rise straight skinny jeans, 3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli satchel, Sam Edelman pumps (similar), Ray-Ban rounded sunglasses

Ray-Ban Round sunglasses

3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Leather Satchel in cashew

Rebecca Minkoff Page Stripe Cold Shoulder Sweater

Re Done Originals High Rise Straight Skinny Stretch Jeans

Rebecca Minkoff cold shoulder sweater

Sam Edelman Lola Ankle Strap Heel

Crystalin Marie wearing Re Done Originals High Rise Straight Skinny Stretch Jeans

Sam Edelman Lola Ankle Strap Heel in nude

Crystalin Marie wearing Rebecca Minkoff Page Stripe Cold Shoulder Sweater

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We finally made progress with our master bedroom. I’ve been sharing snaps on Instagram Stories, but if those are no longer available to see, check out the photo I posted on Instagram. We went for a more masculine feel and both Mike and I love it. We still need a couple of things  (planter, plant, print, rug and pillows),  but we’re moving in the right direction, so we’re feeling good. Stay tuned for a full post on it’s reveal. 

Speaking of progress, this may come as a shock to you, but lately, I’ve been drawn to COLOR. I think it may have to do with the gloomy, wet, and cold weather. It’s so dark and gray during winters in the PNW and it can really have a negative effect on your mood. Just the idea of soft pastels for spring have been lifting my spirits.

While browsing Nordstrom I stumbled upon this pink and purple pastel sweater from Rebecca Minkoff. While, I normally wouldn’t gravitate toward something like this, I kept coming back to it. The colors scream spring and I adore the cold shoulder detail (I have it in oatmeal as well). I was initially hesitant to add it to my cart. The voice inside my head said, you only wear neutrals, what are you thinking? I’ve actually had conflicting thoughts about this topic for a while. You come to this corner of the Internet with expectations of someone who has neutral, classic style. Trust me, when I think of me, I think of the same thing. But, over time I’ve noticed myself setting rules and boundaries on my style because of what I think you expect of me. The world thinks I’m the queen of neutrals, so my thoughts are – nope, naw, you don’t need any color in your wardrobe. Rather than dressing for myself and wearing pieces I’m naturally drawn to, I think I was letting the my blog persona get the best of me. I had this conversation with Mike a couple weeks ago (I’m sure he loves having these conversations lol). I asked him why I’m limiting myself. What’s the point? Don’t get me wrong, I love neutrals, it’s what I’m most drawn to and what I feel most comfortable in. But, if I want to throw in mint or blush here and there, I should own it and ‘allow’ myself. It’s always fun seeing someone who usually sticks to neutrals, wear pops of color. It’s so unexpected and welcoming.

So, whether it’s the gloomy weather or me letting go of some control, I’m hoping to inject pops of color throughout the blog moving forward. Cheers to a brand new week and brighter days ahead!

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Created in collaboration with Nordstrom