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January 19, 2017

Ladder Shoulder Sweater + 10 Secrets About Me

Hey friends!! Happy almost weekend! Today I wanted to do a little "get to know me" post for those of you that are new to my blog. But before we get to that, I have to talk about this amazing sweater.

Usually in the winter months I get super bored with all my clothes because I tend to wear the same thing everyday. Top, jeans, scarf, repeat. So this season I've been trying to mix things up and grab more unique pieces to add to my closet. 

That's why I've been going gah gah for this sweater. Its so fun but also practical on the days you need to wear a sweater but not necessarily a jacket. The ladder shoulders add just a little bit of drama and the pale pink color was a welcomed change for this girl. I think it came in a few other colors as well.

Top: Express  | Jeans: Express  | Booties: old (similar) (similar)

To wrap up this post I've come up with a list of 10 secrets about me. To be honest, I'm not so sure how "secretive" they actually are haha, but at least its something fun to share with those of you who are just getting your feet wet with my site.

If it turns out we have anything in common I would love to hear in the comments below. Or if you feel like sharing a little something about you I'd love to hear that too. I'm a people person at heart so I'd love to get to know ya'll better.

10 Secrets About Me 

1. I have lived in 4 different states.
2. I auditioned for American Idol when I was 16.
3. I cried every time someone sang Happy Birthday to me until I was 4.
4. I hate scary movies. Like, I can't even watch the commercials haha.
5. I traveled abroad twice in undergrad (Berlin, Germany and London, England).
6. Macaroons, tiaramisu and creme bru le are my favorite desserts.
7. I love to read. I'm honestly a bookworm at heart. Zero shame.
8. I have a degree in public relations from the University of Kentucky.
9. Jane the Virgin is probably my favorite show on TV right now.
10. Whenever I shop, I always fall in love with the most expensive thing in the store. Seriously ya'll. Its a problem haha. #ChampagneTasteBeerBudget 


January 18, 2017

Softest. Sweater. Ever

Sweater: Express (similar, similar) |  Jeans: American Eagle  | Shoes: Converse | Purse: Clare V.     Earrings: H&M (similar)

I shop first by sight and second by touch. Basically, if it looks pretty and feels good its coming home with me. When I found this super soft sweater last week though, it took "feels good" to a whole new level for me. Seriously y'all, I want to take a nap in it haha. Literally roll it into a ball and sleep. It's so FLUFFY.

Apparently the rest of the world felt the same way because I can't find it online anymore. But if you go into your local Express store they might still have a few. Just in case they don't, I've linked a few more super soft sweaters for you to shop. This one runs super big and comfy which is awesome, I just tend to like my sweaters moderately fitted so I got a size small.

I also have to talk about these pants for a quick second because they're amazing. I love how they're cut out and distressed at the ankles, making them different than any other pair of jeans that I own. I saw my friend Brie wearing them and basically became that obnoxious friend until I found them online haha.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

As a whole this outfit is easy and effortless which is exactly what I need this time of year. I do wish I could tell ya'll that our Kentucky weather has cooperated long enough for me to wear this outfit more than once, but of course it has not ha!

Happy Wednesday ya'll. See you tomorrow.


January 16, 2017

Hello 2017 + My Resolutions

I know I'm two weeks late, but Happy New Year friends! Better late than never right lol. I cannot believe how fast time is already flying in 2017 but I am so blessed and excited to see what God has in store for me this year.

For those of you that don't know me personally, 2016 was a very difficult year for me. I'll be sharing more on why a little later, but right now I really want to press forward and make sure I am laying the foundation for a successful and productive year. And even though I think the whole "new year, new me" motto is a wee bit unrealistic, I am a believer in the "new year, better me" movement. So in that spirit, today I want to share a few of my resolutions with you! Be sure to let me know what your goals are too in the comments below. I'd love to know more about what you have planned for the new year.

Top: Express  | Jeans: Express (similar)  | Booties: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Bag: Dooney and Bourke (similar)

1. Plan out my mornings. 
"Get up when you wake up". Super easy to say but very hard to do. Especially when your alarm goes off at 8am and you have no scheduled plans for the day. But I've found that consistently waking up and getting my body moving not only helps with my productivity, but I genuinely feel better not wasting the day away. That's why I really want to get in the habit of planning out my mornings. Even if my list is something as simple as laundry, go to the gym, etc.

2. Spend more time with God each day.
Almost every morning, the first thing I do when I wake up is reach for my phone and start checking social media. But this year, I really want to dedicate more of my time to God. I personally love devotionals and journaling. For me, this is the best way to end my days or start new one. Being focused and feeding my spirit is something I really want to make a priority.

3. Explore adding video content to the blog.
Theres no question that I am a people person, but sometimes I feel like my personality only comes out so much via text here on the blog. So I really want to explore incorporating videos into my content so that you can get a fuller scope of who I am haha. I will be honest and say I have no clue what I'm doing in that area and know I will need the help of a videographer, I am so excited to explore this platform.

Speaking of video, make sure you're following me on snap @mpaige_x.

4. Travel. Travel. Travel
I have so many places on my wanderlust list its kind of ridicules. I wasn't able to travel a lot in 2016 but I'm hoping to change that this year. I already have a few trips planned, but at the top of my list is a relaxing, lay on the beach and do nothing kind of vacation.

5. Practice and perfect consistency
This one is pretty self explanatory, and I want to start with this blog. I love curating content here for you guys every week and I know that I can make something of this little dream if I'm consistent.

6. My own apartment + a puppy 
Last spring, I quit a job I was unhappy with and moved back to Louisville to live with my parents while I worked. Being home has been great but now I'm itching for my own place and a little puppy.

8. Debt free
This is a really big goal for me because I know how much dedication its going to require. But honestly "debt free is the new sexy" and I am ready to be apart of that team haha (I'm not sure if thats a real thing or if I just made it up).

7. Healthy from the inside out
I haven't been able to workout in a few months but ya'll I am SO EXCITED to get back into the gym this week. Everybody knows that summer bodies are built in the winter so now is the time for me to get it together. I've also been eating 80% Whole 30 for the past few weeks but tomorrow I'm going the full 100%. So ya'll pray for me (I think I'm going to miss dairy the most lol).

That's all I've got for ya'll today! I hope you enjoyed this post. Be sure to leave your goals for 2017 in the comments below. I'd love to hear them.

See you Wednesday!


October 5, 2016

Lace-Up Cold Shoulder Sweater

Sweater: Express |  Jeans: Express |  Boots: Charlotte Russe

Yes, I am blogging about another little lace-up number haha. Seriously I can't even help myself at this point. This time I'm swooning over this feminine and edgy sweater, you're going to love it too.