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How to Live a Stress-Free Life

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Photography by Taylor Horne

What I’m Wearing: Silver Pumps | Zara Pleated Maxi Skirt similar | Marc Jacobs Jean Jacket | Basic Black T-shirt

Wearing this flowy maxi skirt reminds me to just go with the flow! The feel of this skirt is light, airy, and I can move so easily. This is how I try and maneuver through life and especially since moving to New York. Light and airy and easy going. Once I accepted where I was and what I had, that was when all worries subsided and I felt more full than I ever have. When I made the decision to accept life, good & bad, I was able to navigate through tough situations stronger and wiser without much hurt and pain. I was also able to really appreciate life’s moments during the good times and live in the ‘now’. I am accepting of life and I try to not take life personally. That being said, I am not made of stone. I still get excited, upset, nervous, and anxious, but I too have to remind myself that this moment in time will pass.

Things that may happen in our lives are not necessarily to hurt us. They are to teach us something or show us something. Don’t get me wrong, life is still tough, rough and full of hard decisions to be made. But it is up to you to open your mind so you can fully benefit from life’s lessons. I challenge you to try going through one week where you do not worry about the things happening in your life or that will happen, but rather focus on a plan to work your way out of the spot your in. Focus your energy in a positive direction and that also includes the people you are surrounded by. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you in this mindset change. I hope you try this out and I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Recap:

Step 1: Acceptance

Step 2: Make a Plan

Step 3: Work that plan

Step 4: Surround yourself with supportive & Positive People/Images

Who Are You?

Many of us are motivated by the fundamental question of “who are you?”. We spend a good portion of our lives “finding ourselves” and going through different experiences and making certain choices because we believe that this will help find who we are. But how do you know when you’re found? Do you have an “ah-ha!” moment? Do you tell yourself “there you are! I was looking all over for you!” For me, I don’t know that I will ever find myself because I am always striving to be a better me. I am hungry to continue to gain knowledge, meaningful relationships and make a real difference. These thoughts came to mind when I saw the words ‘who are you’ written on at the base of a light pole in Brooklyn, NY. I wondered about the person who wrote those words. What were their thoughts when they wrote it? This sense of wonder was flooding my brain while strolling on a cracked, uneven sidewalk on a Sunday afternoon, with my hands in my Kenneth Cole coat because the 32 degree weather in March was not merciful.

So, as you’re reading this, I can almost guarantee you asked yourself the same question. Who are you? We would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Feel free to comment below.

Wearing: Coat: Kenneth Cole | Jeans: similar | Shoes: similar | Chambray shirt: similar

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Photography by Kat Reynolds

New Year’s Style Resolutions 2015

New Year Style Resolutions

One of my only new year’s resolutions was to take more risks with fashion. Don’t play it so safe. I’ve always been good about adding a piece of flare here and there with either a pop of color or a bold statement piece. This year I would like to make myself uncomfortable and take more fashion risks! I used to be very daring and was so comfortable with my personal style, but as time has gone by, I noticed that I am around so many “serious” people. I would like to spice it up and get the “old me” back when it comes to funky fashion. So today I promise myself and the WrkItGirl.com team and you all who are reading, that this year will be a lot of new fashion choices and combinations. I cannot wait to go on this journey with you. I must admit, I’m a little nervous, but I hope that you will help me along the way and  let me know if you did or didn’t like the outfit choice and why.I hope you all are having a great start to your new year! xoxo, Wrk It Girl

The City

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If you’re following wrkitgirl on Instagram (@wrkitgirl), you will know that we had a huge announcement to share! So the big news is….drum roll please! Wrk It Girl is MOVING TO NEW YORK CITY!!! I am so grateful to finally be able to share this news with you all! I have been holding it in for about a month now. I wanted to make sure that everything was solid before I revealed this huge change in my life. I’m not going to lie, I am actually pretty scared and anxious. I recently shared some advice on ‘Facing Change‘ and the inspiration came from what I was going through at the time and deciding to finally pursue my dreams in New York. I’ve wanted to live in New York for as long as I can remember and the fact that this is actually happening feels so surreal. So many people from all over the world dream of going to New York and I just feel so blessed that we (me and you) will be able to take this journey together! I hope that you come along with me on this journey. I’ve gotten this far with you, and I hope that you stay with me along the way. With our prayers and steady determination we will be successful together. Let’s do this! Wrk It Girl!

Wearing: Wool CoatBlack lace-up heelsBlack leather crop topblack pencil skirt

#HoustonBloggerBrunch Outfit

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I love this outfit I wore to the Blogger Meet and Greet I hosted with my girls NicoleShasieTaylorLeRenda and Heather. A few of my girlfriends/blogger buddies get together for brunch every so often and one time Shasie said “hey why don’t we do a big meet & greet for all of the Houston area fashion/beauty bloggers?!”…and so it was. We began planning and putting together the event about a month ahead of time. When Shasie puts her mind to something, it will happen. That type of tenacity is so inspiring. These women have definitely played a part in my growth as a blogger. I’m so happy they are my friends! I want to thank the Houston Fashion & Beauty community for coming out to not only support, but also get to know one another. We had people from as far as New York City attend!!! We were blown away by the turnout. We love you Houston, TX!

Wearing: Black Wide-Leg Pants | White Cropped Jacket | Gold Statement Necklace | Black Lace-up heels

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xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

Holiday Gift Guide: Home Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Home Edition

We know some of you are still trying to figure out what to get your friends and family for Christmas, so we have a great holiday guide for those people that love home decor. These are great ideas for any man, woman or the college student wanting to decorate their dorm or apartment to make it a little more home-y.

Home Gift Ideas:

  • Diptyque Candles
  • Quirky desk or wall clock
  • Dress form
  • Decorative storage boxes
  • Decorative pillow with a saying
  • Unique mirror
  • New set of coffee mugs
  • Vinturi wine aerator
  • Something to remind them of their favorite place or a place they want to go
  • Set of picture frames

Below we have some links to a few option of the above listed gift ideas. Feel free to browse!

Thanks for visiting and we hope your holiday season is amazing!

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

 

Favorites Fridays: Snow Globes

It’s that time of year for Christmas Cheer!!!! Sorry for all the exclamation marks but it was necessary. What better way to bring a little cheer to your home than with a snow globe. They are so beautiful and magical and bring that jolly spirit even if you live in a desert. They also make a really great gift because it will always the person of that year. Try and get it engraved with the year you gave it or with a quote to remind them of you. Here are some snow globes that we loved!

Thanks for visiting and share your home decor with us by using the hashtag #wrkitgirl to be featured on our Instagram.

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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What should you get your girlfriends, wife, daughter, sister, etc. you ask? We have a few ideas to get you started in your Christmas hunt. What do girls like? Magazines, jewelry, stationary, perfume to name a few. We have some affordable options that she would surely love for the holidays!

Products listed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1. Magazine subscription: Get her a 6 month or 1 year subscription for her favorite magazine: fashion, home, tech or whatever interests her. One of our favorites is Vogue.

2 & 3. Jewelry Organization: This is something that almost every woman or girl deals with. Lots of girls lose jewelry because they don’t have a good way of storing it all or can’t remember where they put their favorite bracelet.This is a cute and affordable way to solve that problem.

4. Luxury Fragrance: A luxury fragrance is always a great idea. It lasts for a long time and smells divine. It adds that extra confidence to her step before she leaves home.

5. Personalized Planner: To help get her ready for the new year and achieving her goals, consider getting a personalized planner. We found a cute line of planners from Erin Cordon who has a who line of home goods that are super cute.

Thanks for visiting! xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

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Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Every year we have to figure out what our loved ones want, especially men. We provided you with a simple and a affordable gift guide for your brother, husband, boyfriend, etc.

1. Men’s Skincare: we have featured Elemis skincare line and they have a great gift set with their deep cleanse facial wash, aching muscle super soak and daily moisture boost. The packaging isn’t too girly so it’s perfect for a guy. It’s also an affordable option at around $65

2. Skincare: We have another skincare option maybe good for a teen boy or college aged. Malin + Goetz has a gift set with their 1 oz essentials (face cleanser, face moisturizer, body wash, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner). This is perfect to travel with and it’s in a manly packaging as well. It’s very affordable at $30.

3. Entertainment: Apple TV will be a hit this year as most men love their electronics. Apple TV allows you access to movies, games, photos, videos and more! It is around $99 at the Apple store.

4. Gadgets: Twelve South BookBook phone case is super cool and a great alternative to the man purse. He can hold his iPhone 5 or 5s in this case along with his other wallet essentials. It flips open so that he can make calls or access his credit cards, etc.

Find the products here: 1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for the gift guide for her!

xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

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Favorites Fridays: Bow Tie headbands

Hey there friends! We are back for another edition of Favorites Fridays and this week’s favorites are bow-tie headbands! We love that bow-tie headbands can bring out a playful side in any person and make your outfit that much more fun! This youthful accessory is a must to any party or happy hour. Check out some of styles that we loved!
Thank you for visiting WrkITGirl.com!
xoxo, Wrk IT Girl

Featured image photo credit: ChiChiDee