LINKS GALORE THREE-PEAT!

Hey guys! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I’m beyond excited. I’m a little off schedule with blogging just because of running holiday errands and taking off work and stuff. Because of that, I totally forgot to post that one of my posts, Fab or Fail: Turtlenecks was chosen for IFB’s links a la mode roundup! There are a bunch of other great posts listed alongside mine, so check them out too! If you wanna submit your post for next weeks roundup, there’s a link at the very bottom. Kc

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Fix The Internet

Sure, none of us can unsee the madness that KimK launched on the Internet… but we can certainly get on with our lives. Especially since the holidays are in full swing and, quite honestly, we’re busy! Do you want to try the turtleneck thing? Are you gearing up for January resolutions by figuring out what you want out of life? Or do you just want to get out of town for a day? Whatever it is… enough with breaking the internet… let’s get to fixing up our lives.

Links a la Mode: November 20th

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NOTES ON A SUNDAY (2)

NOTES ON A SUNDAY

Happy Sunday guys- this weekend flew by! I had a great, and cold time, Friday night going to see the tree lighting with C, and finally saw the Beyond Lights last night with a friend! Anyway, I was thinking of what to write for this weeks #NotesOnaSunday and kept putting it off and putting it off and realized in that, that I found what to write about. I have long struggled with procrastination and putting things off until the literal last second. Whether it was homework in college, buying flight tickets, finishing home projects-basically everything, until recently. I figured out that there are certain things that I don’t and never have procrastinated, like planning my blog for instance, shopping for an outfit for an event, planning dates for my boyfriend and I, and assignments at work.

That kinda made me think, why do I procrastinate so badly on some things and not on others? I still don’t know the exact answer, but this quote has been helping me procrastinate less and I thought I should share it with you guys! I feel like looking back and saying I shoulda/coulda done something that was completely do-able, and was only stopped by procrastination, is the worst and I never wanna do that. Using that as my motivation and even taking it down from a year to a week has brought things into great perspective and helped so much! Don’t get me wrong a lot of my procrastination stems from laziness and simply not feeling like it, which I still struggle with, but giving whatever the activity is a bit of context is beneficial on several levels. I sometimes even find myself saying “Let me go do this now because next week I’ll be so behind” or some version of that!

This quote, that could maybe even be called a mindset, can be great for long term goals too! I take it to heart in certain aspects of life like my career and my blog. Day to day stuff makes us put off those long term aspirations for “someday” or “at some point”, but getting started little by little can make such a huge difference. And though I’m definitely still learning, I think I’m getting better at handling day-to day things and making taking steps toward my long-term goals a priority. Partly due to this quote replaying in the back of my head ha!

What do you guys do to combat procrastination? If you have any tips or think this quote may help you too, let me know in the comments below! And if you’re not already follow me over on Twitter @ChicAndDefined!

Kc

COZY & CHIC WINTER ACCESSORIES

1Hey guys! It’s Friday eve and I’m so excited about it. Long week to say the least. But with all the states experiencing tons of snow, I was inspired to write about cozy winter accessories that don’t make you look like an astronaut or a third-grader. Am I the only one who thinks winter stuff can be warm/practical and fashionable? We shouldn’t have to choose! I looked through the internet- yep, the whole thing- and found some of my favorite accessories that are both chic and cozy! Of course, there’s faux fur and leather which I’m sure you guys know are some of my obsessions right now. Check out what I chose:

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Faux Fur Stole- I am in love with the idea of elevating simple pieces and making stuff you already have more chic! A fur stole does just that to any regular coat you have, without having to dish out the money for a whole new one. I’ve seen these worn alone, which can be tricky to style, and with all types of coats, though it’s tough if your coat has a big hood or a really high collar.
Faux Fur Infinity Scarf Okay, let’s just get all the fur in now. Ha! I love this sort of upgrade on an infinity scarf to add a bit of chic and a lot of warmth. Not to mention the color- it can can go with so many coats, so you’ll get a lot  of wear out of it. Also, I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ll  put my face in my scarf when it’s super windy or snowing and this is great for that.
Leather Gloves- Touching a freezing steering wheel is literally the worst, so when it’s gets super freezing I always have gloves in my bag. You can’t go wrong choosing leather and leopard for anything in my opinion and having warm hands is a major plus! I know some people are into mittens, and I think they’re cute but I hate having to take them off to do literally anything, so I’ll stick with the gloves. (They also make leopard texting gloves like these.)
Knit Hat- Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a hat person at all. I’d rather a hood any day, but when I do wear hats I love knit ones that don’t like trap the heat and sweat by your head. Adding a little pom-pom on top is super fun and in that color can lighten up a winter ensemble. (Unless your like me and tend to get makeup on everything ha!)
Headband (Earmuff Alternative) On that same token, I haven’t worn earmuffs since I was a kid. I always have trouble getting them on, messing up my hair, them coming off at inopportune time etc. Because of that I’ve worn these since college- they’re much easier to get on and off and when it’s not cold enough for earmuffs or a hat yet, the knit, or sometimes fleece or faux fur headband works great!
Over the Knee BootsI threw in an OTK boot because why not? I used to think they were a bit much but as I’ve gotten older I love them! They can add a bit of refinement and a sleek vibe to any outfit.

I wanna to remind you guys to join me for #SHOECHAT this afternoon 3-4pm on Twitter! Follow me before the chat to make sure you see the questions!!

Kc 

#SHOECHAT WITH ME!

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Hey guys! As you know I love all things fashion and Twitter is by far my favorite social media site, so what better way to combine the two than #ShoeChat! #ShoeChat is a new twitter chat that goes on in conjunction with #StyleChat every Thursday from 3-4pm, hosted by @UnlimitedSoles. The chat is, I’m sure you guessed it, about everything shoes- shoe trends, shoe fails, celeb shoes, literally everything. As I have the pleasure of co-hosting it this week, I would love for you guys to join me and let me know what shoe trends you’re loving right now! Follow me at @ChicandDefined and remind yourself to be on Twitter this Thursday so we can have a great convo!

Kc

MONDAY FINSPO

Happy Monday guys! My weekend was so busy and went by so fast that it’s ridiculous and if I haven’t complained enough already, it’s literally 30 degrees in Michigan- hello winter. Because of that, I’m currently on the hunt for a statement coat in an amazing color (think Olivia Pope), and that kinda inspired my Monday Finspo this week. I’m really into classic, but cozy pieces right now and adding a bit of edge with accessories! Let me know which of these is your fave or what your fashion inspiration is right now down in the comments below! I think my faves are the blazer with the turtleneck look- see why I love it here– and the leather jacket with the amazing plaid scarf!

Kc