As I sit here midway through January (already?), life has not slowed down in the slightest and I now find myself saying, "Is it February yet?"
A true realization of just how hectic my life has become was brought to my attention just within the past few days.
Someone at work commented on how when they first began working with me in the early fall, my outfits were "not anything you would ever think of putting together" and how I never wear the same outfit twice.
As we got deeper and deeper into the holiday rush, she mentioned how many times I simply wore a ribbed tank and a coccoon sweater with skinny jeans and boots.
Like a uniform of sorts.
She wasn't being malicious or insulting, she was just stating the simple truth.
She even added that leggings and tunic like tops have become quite a staple in my daily dressing as well.
My dress is so "mainstream" lately she said.
Running around maniacally requires comfortable footwear (aka my Coach boots).
Heave ho-ing boxes around and carrying armloads of clothing also requires full motion and outfits that allow for plenty of movement (jeans and coccoons/tunics & leggings).
Practicality becomes a driving force.
Truth be told, mental and physical exhaustion has left me feeling pretty uninspired lately.
More so than the desire to be practical.
I mean, my motto since my teenage years has been, "Fashion before function!"
Oh sure, I have had a good day here and there, putting something together that better defines me.
But for lack of energy and brainpower I have been relying on simple basics to get me through.
Thus I have no outfit post today, working overnight every day of the past week had me living in yoga pants and sneakers.
Instead I want to share with you a few lovely ladies that I look forward to seeing daily.
Who inspire me regularly.
Who keep the faith while I am slumming it.
Their ingenuity and creativity allow me to believe that this too shall pass.
Or in other words, some really cool girl crushes!
She is a breath of fresh air.
Her posts are sweet simplicity and her style is enviable.
My first official blog crush, she keeps me on the edge of my seat waiting for her next post of sheer fabulousness.
In my next life I want to be her.
Quite possibly the coolest mother ever.
She can also rock a pair of jeans like no one's business.
Her easy, carefree style is covetable and impossibly unimitable.
Her vintage style is impeccable.
She is living out my youthful dream life of shop owner and soon to be wife of a talented musician.
Some girls are so lucky.
One of my very first blogging besties, I feel as though I cannot remember blogging life before Pam.
Her daily posts have been part of my daily routine for so long now, I hope to meet her someday.
Maybe she'll come for a visit so she can see the Jersey Shore for reals?
I heart her.
Her stirring photography and her enviable travel schedule keep me living vicariously through her.
She currently lives my future life as a New Englander ~ perhaps we will be Bostonian neighbors within the next two years?
Or perhaps I will finally be living in my dream location of Cape Elizabeth, Maine where Sarah's sister coincidentally lives?
It was destiny for me to have found her.
I heart her too.
Indulges my love of cooking with my love of photography with my love of all things French with my love of appreciating the simple beauty in life.
Truly inspiring blog in so many different ways.
Who inspires you??