Plaid Obsessed

Now is definitely the time of year to be sporting lots of plaid. Something about the chilly weather makes me want to cozy up in a flannel plaid button-down every single day if I could! Here are some great ways to bring that favorite winter print into your wardrobe!

1. Plaid Scarves

A lot of the time you see red plaid around so I love the unique pop of blue in this scarf.



2. Plaid & Fur

Why not dress up a casual plaid button-down with a fur vest?
Of course I’m in love with the aviator sunglasses combination too…
Top from ModCloth featured on Nomad en Vogue



3. Plaid Accent Boots

Love the pop of plaid in these combat style boots from Spool No. 72



4. Plaid on Plaid

No rules against mixing and matching plaids in one outfit! Love this look.

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5. Plaid Layer Accents

Colder weather also means layers so mix it up with a sweater on top of your button-down and just give a peak of plaid.



6. Plaid Pants & Leggings

I am obsessed with this combination of red plaid leggings and leopard print!




Staying Busy is the Best Medicine

Okay, let’s recap. 6 months ago I was very newly and unexpectedly single, had just booked a weeklong trip out to SoCal, and was starting to get settled into this next chapter in life.

Lucky for me, I was already used to being on my own a lot since my ex and I were doing long distance at the time. As difficult as it is to mentally/emotionally let go of someone, it sure made it a hell of a lot easier being in the circumstances I was in. I already had an apartment that was 100% mine, a social life I didn’t have to separate from, I didn’t have to worry about running into him anywhere around the city and the part that for some can be the most difficult- I was already used to going to bed most nights alone. A lot of things were in my favor for the post-breakup transition!

Screen Shot 2015-01-10 at 10.57.31 AMNot going to lie, I got a few compliments from friends on my ability to deal with a such a life altering event in a positive and calm way, but that doesn’t mean it was totally easy. I barely made it through the first day back at work… granted, it was the 2nd day of me dealing with this new realization.  I left work, came home, put on the movie Bridesmaids, cried on my couch and took a nap. When I woke up an hour later I made a decision- no more time was going to be wasted being upset over something out of my control! So I got up off the couch, threw on some running shoes and let out all of that inner stress on a long run around the neighborhood.

Beforehand, so much of my time/energy had been spent on job hunting and wanting to move to the city my boyfriend at the time had relocated to.  The city, if I may throw this out there, I introduced him to and wanted to move to myself before him… a fact that I will always be slightly resentful of. What can you do though… life isn’t meant to be fair. The Cali trip wasn’t coming for another 6 weeks so like any post-breakup lady should do, I filled up my time staying extra busy with work, going out with girlfriends and creating fun projects for myself.

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Staying busy with work isn’t so bad either when you are a designer for a women’s travel/home accessories company! Instead of stressing myself over the idea of moving for months I was able to feel settled and enjoy playing with new products, color combinations and collaborating on collections for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 season. I also took this time to get more settled into my apartment! I went shopping for some home accessories and did some more decorating. I finally got around to a few DIY projects as well that I had been putting off- repainting some side tables and a dresser.

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SB is born!

Plane tickets, live concerts, blue oceans, amazing views, new cities, creative endeavors, life lessons, celebrated successes and endless possibilities… all with a glass of wine along the way.

Just a little sneak peak of what’s coming soon to Sauvignon Blue.



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