Stroll In Soho

       So happy to finally be sharing these outfit photos with you all! A couple weeks back my wonderful friend Elle and I were in Soho and I was determined to get some classic Soho pictures. I spent a ton of time in Soho because it has every store you could ever need and it is also where I work! These classic cobblestone streets and shopping are exactly what Soho is known for.
       I have had my eye on these J. Crew pants for literally years so I recently bit the bullet recently and buy them. Even though they are slightly more suitable for warmer weather I knew I could still create plenty of outfits with them for the fall time. They zip up on the side so they lay completely flat on the front.

       My sweater is an old sweater that I have from Target, but I'll do my best to find a similar one! I love cable knit sweaters like this for the fall and winter. It is actually extremely good quality for the price. I think I have had mine for three years now and it is still in great condition. The white collared shirt I am wearing underneath it is another J. Crew classic.

       This bag is a little bit out of the box for me, but I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of into it! I like taking little bits of trends and throwing them into some of my more "classic" outfits. The round metal handle on this handbag is totally different than anything I own. This color would also be perfect for fall and winter!

       I kept it relatively simple with my jewelry this time around. I have on my favorite Lisi Lerch earrings, Kendra Scott necklace with rose quartz, and some J. Crew bracelets. Up until recently since I started working at a jewelry store I wore a lot of the same thing with the exception of statements earrings. It has been really fun to wear some new things and I shot some looks today with them!

Favorite Fall Dresses Under $100

I try to wear dresses until the weather makes it almost impossible so you can see me in tons of dresses during the fall time. Often times with a jacket thrown on over top or paired with some of my favorite booties. Speaking of booties, I got the best pair at the Jack Rogers sample sale two days ago! If you ever have a chance to go to their sample sale I highly recommend it. I've been seeing so many cute dresses at great prices lately. It only felt right to share all my great finds with all of you! Everything I included is under $100 so it doesn't hurt your wallet ;)  

First Day Of Work

       Today was my first day of work at Kendra Scott in New York City! I got so many questions throughout the day on where my dress was from so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some pictures with you all. The first four pictures in this post were all from today and the rest are from when I originally shot this look at home this past weekend. I rented this adorable Kate Spade chiffon dress from Rent The Runway. As much as I'm in love with it I am in no position to spend $400 on an everyday dress like this. I highly recommend the Rent The Runway program to anybody who loves fashion, but doesn't have the budget to be buying new things constantly. Especially with being in NYC, it feels practically impossible to keep up with other people.

       I'm wearing a size 0 in this dress just reference and I would say it runs true to size. The long sleeves kept the dress looking very fall, but because of the material, I wasn't overheated or anything. Once again I am wearing my open-toed booties from Amazon that I'm obsessed with. To top it all off I, of course, accessorized with some Kendra Scott!

      These gorgeous flower displays are for our events we are having from now until Friday where we will donate $1 to breast cancer research everytime you use our special hashtag! So if you're in the area and looking for some good shopping and photo opportunities, come to stop in!

Finding Your Motivation

These last couple of weeks I have been finding myself very motivated when it comes to blogging, school, and my future career. I think it is only fair to give credit to being at my new school located in the heart of New York City. At the same time, I would be lying if I said I was always like this. I’m always driven to do well but motivation ebbs and flows. During these times I try to note the things that I’m finding most helpful so I can go back to it on a day I’m feeling less motivated.

I tend to get distracted very easily, while at the same time I have a bit of an obsessive personality. I’m that annoying girl that can’t sleep at night because I’m mapping out the next 5 years of my life (I know I’m psycho). Living in the present is something I make a conscious effort to do while also setting myself up to achieve my goals. Gotta find that sweet spot! When I’m consistently following these steps/tricks I have down below is when I find myself most successful in my everyday life. Finding your motivation is when you have the ability to unlock your potential!

1. Write down your goals: I’ve been trained by my Mom to have daily goals. This used to bug the crap out of me, but now it’s just habit. On a random Saturday afternoon I would be sitting on the couch and she would say “Morg, what are your goals for the day?” Naturally, I just grumbled at first and found it so annoying. In the end, it trained my brain to be much more productive! If I haven’t really accomplished anything on a certain day I get one of those feelings like I’m forgetting something.

Recording my daily goals is one of the many purposes my planner has. Each day has its own separate to do list which is essentially my goals. My larger goals either are written at the end of the month or at the end of the year. It just depends on how long it will take to achieve it! If you’re not a planner kind of gal, just writing on a sticky note and sticking it on your desk will do the trick too. The key thing is to actually wrote it down, not just type it.

2. Educate yourself: Using your free time to educate yourself on a certain topic will set you up for even more success. For example, if you’re trying to grow your blog or overall social media presence read books, listen to podcasts, and watch Youtube videos on the subject. I have been able to find information on pretty much any subject if I do some research. A lot of times I listen to the Julie Solomon podcast while I’m folding laundry or on my way to work. Since blogging is something I’m really interested in it doesn’t feel like a chore to do this. I’ve been able to learn so much from this I have implemented into my own life.

3. Surround yourself with like-minded people: Here’s another example for you: Since being at school I have met so many other bloggers which keeps me very motivated to produce great content for all of you. I know it is not realistic to always physically be with people with similar interests but thanks to the good ole internet you can still talk and connect with these people. There seems to be a Facebook group on every topic possible! I was a lot more active on Facebook groups last year since no one at my old school blogged.

4. Visualize: I know this one is going to be super cringey to a lot of you, but it works! Now I’m not saying you even need to close your eyes and visualize your goals all the time (not a bad idea though!). There are things you can do instead to visually remind yourself. A few of these include: Setting your phone or computer background to something related to your goal. I mean how many times a day do we all pick up our phone? You’ll see it a lot. Or placing sticky notes with a sentence or two around your house. One to read while you brush your teeth, on your desk, or one on the dashboard of your car. Whatever you write or picture you choose, make sure it’s encouraging! It shouldn’t be a bother or something that is weighing on you. Keep it positive and encouraging!

5. Reward yourself: Hard work pays off! If you accomplish a big goal treat yo self! Sometimes having something tangible to work towards can be the extra motivation you need. For example: Telling yourself if you get a 3.8 GPA this semester you’ll buy yourself a Gucci bag. Just kidding (broke college student LOL)! But you get the point… Rewarding yourself to a reasonable tangible item or experience when you can check off a big goal.

6. Be consistent: According to Google, it takes about 21 days to create a habit. Once you find what works best for you and stick with it for an extended period of time it will just become second nature. Do what feels best to you!

“Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well, dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.”

Wear It 3 Ways: LL Bean Scarf

I’m happy to be doing my second addition of wear it 3 ways! For my first one I showed how I styled my KJP polo dress and now we are on to some fall clothes. Despite all the scarfs I have I really didn’t have any like this one. The colors are really cute but it is also made out of wool so it is super soft. The wool will be good to keep me warm too!

The cold part of the year seems to last forever in NY so I’m always trying to find new creative ways to wear my warm clothing. We’re definitely not at point in the season yet, but I do it a lot in the fall time too. I’m wearing this navy dress from Duffield Lane which seems to go with everything. The material is seriously so soft it feels like you are wearing a nightgown.

I also have on my favorite Lisi Lerch earrings that always get a lot of use in the fall time. They feel like the perfect fall color and almost match some of the leaves once they are changing colors! Along with the earrings I have on my Daniel Wellington watch and a small beaded bracelet from E Newton. Prior to working at a boutique over the summer I have never heard of E Newton. They make the most adorable beaded jewelry which looks amazing stacked. I wear just the plain gold bracelet almost everyday since it matches everything else I wear with it.