Happy Sunday guys! If you follow me on Twitter you know that I just started watching House of Cards, I know I’m late, and I am literally obsessed! This show is amazing- I graduated with a political science major so I’ve been a lover of politics and news media for a while. Frank and Claire are amazingly ruthless and this demonstrates all the stuff and schemes that go on behind the curtain. If you are familiar with the show, you know the main character Francis Underwood is full of interesting quotes that leave you thinking even after the show is done. This week one of his quotes inspired my post.
Not settling for mediocre or situations that don’t reach specific goals has been something that’s important to me for a long time. From applying to colleges, taking internships/jobs during college and even in my current job. I always feel that there’s this proverbial table, like the quotes says, and that in switching things around slowly, removing some things replacing them with others we can either worsen or better or situation. This is something I was taught at a really young age, so I was so surprised to hear the metaphor in the show!
I took this quote in two ways, the first: having the ability and drive to work to change your circumstances can be something that is so beneficial when planning the steps from the point A to point B that everyone talks about. Realizing that you aren’t necessarily stuck or stagnant in a situation and that you can change things, can offer a great new perspective when you think you’re out of ideas and options! Two as I mentioned before not settling and never sitting by watching something happen that you aren’t comfortable or happy with go on, can be great in any situation. Career, friendships, relationships, fitness/health etc. If you don’t like something, figure out your options, work hard, and make the necessary changes, flip the table over.
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!
Happy Monday guys! So it was super cold in the Midwest this weekend and I wasn’t a fan of it at all. This happens every year, I’m so excited for fall to come and then it does and lasts literally 3 weeks. I think on the news it said it was one of the coldest Halloweens in like 50 years– like really. Anyway, the cold inspired my fashion vibes this week so I guess that’s good right? Ha. I’m obsessing over faux fur and leather right now so there’s a few of those in here! Let me know what your favorite pieces are down below or on Twitter @ChicandDefined and if you’re not subscribed to my newsletter and wanna be, which you should, click here!
What better way to start blogging again than to show you guys what’s inspiring me right now?! Well here it is! This is kinda the feel of my fall wardrobe at the moment as well as some pieces on my Fall Wishlist (Um that Michael Kors bag is beyond). All these photos are on my Chic & Defined Pinterest board if you wanna pin them, and the links are in the captions!
I’ve finally gotten into the rhythm with my fashion inspo posts- and it only took like a month! Anyway check out these pics to see what’s inspiring me this week. Can you tell I’m already on my fall fashion kick?! I know it might be a tad early, but fall is my favorite so here it is! Also on another note, I was so happy to be featured as Blogger of the Week on The Official Blog Guide! I love their tips and their social link ups so I was so happy when they emailed me about it! I answered some cool questions for the feature so check it out HERE