What to wear for winter running

Living in Northern Michigan can make it tricky to run outside, but I love to get out and move for at least 30 minutes every day. Here is what I wear when I go out for a run in winter weather.

I start with a base layer, winter running tights and wool socks. Then I add a pullover, depending on how cold it is, I either add a lighter one or a down one (I have this one in a pullover version from a few years ago and I love it). Then I add a down vest, sometimes I just like this because it’s nice to have pockets and it makes the run or walk a little cozier ūüôā Lastly I add mittens and a buff headband or gaiter or both depending on how cold it is. And I always wear a pair of Hokas! Check out my reel on instagram showing one example of what I wear. Enjoy! All items linked in post.


Weekly Outfit Roundup

Here are my outfits linked for the week!


Vest       Top     Leggings      Shoes     Socks


Fleece    Leggings    Slippers     Socks     Scrunchie


Fleece        Top       Leggings      Sneakers      Scrunchie


Jacket       Sweater      Leggings     Shoes      Scarf      Scrunchie


Sweater      Vest      Leggings       Sneakers


Weekly Roundup 10-5-19

Here are my outfits for the last two weeks! Most things are linked to the exact item or to something similar. Enjoy!


Sweater     Leggings      Shoes       Scrunchie


Shoes     Sweater     Leggings     Vest


 Jean Jacket      Top     Jeans       Scrunchie


Sweater     Top     Leggings    Shoes     Bag


Vest      Top     Leggings      Shoes


Jean Jacket       Dress      Shoes     Hair Scarf


Top    Shoes    Sweater   Scrunchie


Weekly Outfit Round Up – 8/11/19


Coverup     Swim Top     Swim Bottoms     Beach Bag     Flip Flops


Top      Skirt     Shoes      Necklace



Top     Pants    Shoes    Scrunchie


Skirt     Top


Jean       Tank




Sweatshirt     Shorts


Feeling confident in shorts

This is a post about styling my favorite flowy shorts, but it’s more than that. At the end of April, I pulled out a most of my summer clothes and as I was trying on some of my shorts, they just weren’t fitting right. They were either too small, they seemed like they were too short now and I just felt blah. I looked at myself in the mirror and started feeling bad. I did a little power shopping before my little brother’s graduation because I knew I was going to need shorts. It was going to be 90 degrees and humid every day and I needed something that was going to be comfortable, cute and I would feel good in it.

Most of my shorts were actually from college and my body has just changed some. My cute tight shorts are still cute, just not as much for me anymore. So, I decided to try something a little different in the store and found a bunch of flowy shorts. I bought a couple pairs and brought them home to try on. I got home to my surprise, I loved them. They were fun, flowy, and felt fantastic on. I wasn’t feeling blah anymore and felt confident in them! I knew these were keepers and I would be bringing them on my trip and wearing them all summer!

It just got me thinking more. I wanted to go through my closet and give away anything that didn’t make me feel amazing. If I didn’t feel good in it, then it needed to go. What is the point of keeping something that might make me feel bad. I want clothes that fit, I feel confident in and can throw on and feel great in all day. This is how everyone should feel when they wear their clothes. I have always loved clothes. It is a way for you to express yourself. There are so many different styles and colors and everyone can be different.

Here are a few ways I styled the flowy shorts!

The first way is with my favorite white sweater, neutral colored mules and high-waisted leopard print shorts. I love how it’s simple and neutral, but the leopard print adds a little fun to the outfit.

Shorts            Sweater          Shoes

The second way I styled the shorts was a little more casual. I took my favorite white tank and tied a knot in the front (this is my go to, especially on the weekends) and put on some tan sandals and another great neutral outfit.

Shorts                 Top                  Shoes

Then I traded out the sandals for the mules again and added a jean top. This would transition the other outfit for an evening summer outfit. I keep it pretty casual in the summer especially in the our tourist lake town, so the way I dress up is normally throwing a dress on and calling it good to go. So, I love this shorts and jean top combo, for a casual cute outfit for dinner.

Shorts            Top          Shoes

I kept the jean top on and switched to green shorts and my tan sandals. This is great for a lunch out, some shopping downtown, or just bopping around town.

Shorts               Top             Shoes

My final outfit I did with the green shorts was with my favorite lace tank and jean jacket. I like to keep my outfits simple and can be used in multiple ways. As you can see throughout the outfits, I reuse pieces. That is one of the great things about neutrals, they go together and with everything else.


Shorts          Tank            Jean Jacket          Sandals

I’m sure I’ll be adding a few more flowy shorts into the mix, but these are my favorites right now. I hope everyone feels confident in themselves, I know it’s something I have to work on at times. But, sometimes the right outfit can help!


Weekly Outfit Roundup

My weekly outfit roundup – Everything is linked…or something similar if it is sold out or from a few years ago.


Dress         Earrings       Scrunchie      Rug          Lights


Swim Top        Swim Bottom         Scrunchie        Beach Bag


Jeans             Top           Shoes


Top                 Pants             Shoes


 Top              Skirt            Shoes


Tank        Pants        Shoes      Earrings


Sweater         Skirt         Shoes


A Fun Surprise with Wide Leg and Flowy Pants

I recently tried out a pair of flowy pants. I was actually feeling a little discouraged because I was trying on my spring/summer clothes and they were all feeling a little tight from the winter. Anyway, I found a pair on sale and tried them out. When I got home I put them on and wow! I felt great! They are so comfortable, so flattering and very cute!

I normally stick with skinny pants or leggings and I have been trying to branch out. The two flowy styles shown below have a paper bag waist, which is super flattering. It shows off your waist and hides other parts…for me it’s great. I have a small waist and don’t always want my butt and thighs accentuated. These are great! I love wearing them. I love that I can move, feel comfortable and still feel fashionable.

The green pair I am wearing below are more structured. I got them on sale at Anthropologie. I went in to return something and went into the dressing room with a few items. Per usual, one of the ladies working there brought me a few additional items to try on. One of which was these green pants. I put them on and it was magic! I wanted every color! This is normally what happens going into Anthropologie. I go in looking for one thing and one of the ladies working there bring me something I would probably never try on myself and it ends up being something better than I could have even thought.

If you think wide leg or flowy pants aren’t your thing, maybe give them a try. You might be pleasantly surprised!

Here are a few ways I styled the pants. There is a little bit of everything! Links below ūüôā


Navy Floral Flowy Pants

Pink Lace lined tank

Jean Jacket

Block Heel


Green Wide Leg Pant

Flower Cream Top

Tie Cream Top



Flowy Pants

White tank

Slide on tennis shoes


Styling the Perfect Summer Sweater

Since I live in Michigan, I pretty much need a sweater with me year round. Our summer night are often cool and I like having a lightweight sweater with me. I am also almost always cold indoors, so I like to keep a sweater with me at work, shopping, going to the movies, and whatever other indoor activity I do. I love this white sweater because it’s lightweight, bright and looks great with everything! This is also perfect for Memorial Day Weekend styles too!

Here are a few ways I style the sweater! I use a lot of neutrals and repeat some things. I like the neutral colors because everything goes with each other and you can mix and match outfits.

The first way I styled it is with my favorite pair of flowy shorts. I love the neutrals together. It’s so cute and comfortable and an easy outfit to throw on!IMG_1697IMG_1695 2

Sweater               Shorts                 Shoes

I also style it with a pair of jeans. I normally don’t like wearing jeans because I don’t find them that comfortable, but the pair that I styled them with are so comfortable. They are definitely my go to pair when I decide to wear jeans.

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Sweater              Jeans             Shoes

The third way I styled the sweater is a little dressier. I would probably wear this to church, a nice girls brunch out, or maybe a summer date night!

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Sweater            Skirt           Shoes

The final way I styled it is a great weekend outfit. I would definitely wear this bopping around town running errands, out with friends, to the farmers market….really anywhere! It may be a dress, but it’s so comfortable. This dress styled with the sweater over top and knotted is perfect! I added some slide on tennis shoes to keep it casual and there you go! The perfect weekend outfit!

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Sweater       Dress        Shoes

Enjoy! I can’t wait to see everyone styling their summer sweaters!

Clearing out for the New Year


After Christmas ,I felt like I wanted to go through all my clothes and do a major purge. I was feeling cluttered and wanted to feel refreshed in the New Year, so I decided to go through everything and sell what I could and then donate everything else!

One thing for sure is that I love clothes, which sometimes makes getting rid of things difficult. But I have been working on only keeping what I actually wear and what I feel good in. So I stuck with that while I went through everything.

I made three piles, keep, maybe and toss. And I tried to make the decision quick. I wanted my closet and drawers to not feel overstuffed, so things needed to go. After I went through everything, I went through the maybe pile and actually ended up putting most of it in the giveaway pile. I figured if I was wondering, then it was probably time for it to go.

Next, I went through the toss pile and separated anything that I might be able to sell. I took those bags to Plato’s closet and whatever they didn’t buy went with everything else to Salvation Army. I do sell sometimes on Poshmark, but I things haven’t been selling recently and I wanted everything out of my house. I didn’t want to be tempted to keep one of those items from the maybe pile ūüôā

Once I got home, I clean and organized all of the “keep” clothes, vacuumed and felt so refreshed. I’m going to go through everything in the spring again and donate anything I didn’t wear this winter, because if I didn’t wear it this year, then I probably won’t wear it next year.

These are just a few of my tips, but I’ll be sharing more this year as I work to minimize the amount of “things” I have and work to keep only the things that make me feel good every time I put them on!

Weekly Outfit Roundup

Here are all my outfits from the last week all linked!


Sweater     Top     Jeans     Uggs     Hat


Blanket Sweater     Sweater Tunic      Leggings     Uggs


Sweater      Top     Leggings     Uggs


Sweater     Top     Leggings    Boots     Scarf


Sweater     Top    Leggings   Uggs    Scrunchie


Sweater     Leggings