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My sister and I turned fifty yesterday. FIFTY. Where did the time go? In some ways, I still feel like that young mom looking around for the adult in the room and realizing she is me. Do you remember that feeling? It’s not that I thought I’d wake up on the day of my fiftieth and magically have my crap together, I just thought I’d feel as wise as I thought my grandma was… Now I’m thinking she was probably just winging it too.

I see these over fifties on Instagram and they’re like “Yeah, the best thing about turning fifty is having no f—s to give.” And I’m like, but, I still have them. Where do I throw them away? Who do I give them to because I don’t want them anymore? Yet, there they are, filling up my tote bags, falling out my pockets, tripping me up when I’m feeling fabulous.


Welcome to the monthly edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes? Over the next few months, we’ll share about our work spaces, home towns, and more!

I should note – because this is super important – the creative brain behind this project is Bettye at Fashion Schlub! Love her!

The Celebrity Bloggers

Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Iris at Iris’s Original Ramblings
Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Sally at Within a World of My Own

Make sure you visit everyone to see where the magic happens!

THE THEME: My Favorite Website

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Y’all know I’m a shopper and I really, really like clothes. And, over the past year, I’ve tried to become more intentional about what I buy and why I buy them. Focusing more on sustainability. That doesn’t mean that I’ve given up buying new items or “fast fashion,” for me, it means that I want to: shop my closet, buy pre-loved when I can, and buy new or “fast fashion” pieces only if they feel a gap in my wardrobe.

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For example, I’ve been wanting a pair of cropped wide leg pants that I could wear to work once the weather gets a little warmer and I happened to be at Best Buy getting my computer looked at, and had some time to waste, so I wandered into Old Navy and found exactly what I was looking for, so I bought them in khaki {which is not a color I usually gravitate towards but I was thinking summer weather, you know}. Anyway, I wore them to work and felt so comfortable in them that I ended up going back to Old Navy and buying the same pants in black and navy. I know these are going to be work horses in my closet because I can wear them to work during the warm weather with clogs and sandals and in the winter with boots and brogues. For me, that makes the purchases worth it.

That being said, a lot of my clothes are embroidered, bohemian, or vintage pieces that I’ve found online, and I need all kinds of inspiration for how to style them for work. Because, I shop for pieces and not outfits, which is contrary to every bit of style advice ever advised. I’m a rebel. The one place I consistently turn to for style inspo is Pinterest. In fact, I’d say I check the website at least four days a week.

I have my boards organized by major category {for example: Closet, House, Photography, etc.}, then I have narrower categories {like: Closet – Jeans, Closet – Pants, etc.}. Categorizing things makes it easier for me to stand in my closet and match ideas/looks. My closet is also pretty well organized, so yeah… I also like to watch HSN or QVC when I get dressed in the mornings to see what the hosts are wearing. I also rely on Instagram a lot, but that’s an app not a website so…


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Do you have a favorite website that you like to peruse? Why is it your favorite or one of your favorites? Share in the comments.


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