A Mom’s Favorite Accessory 

A favorite go-to accessory for anyone, not just one with kiddos, is one that goes with every outfit and adds a little pop.  But a momma needs an accessory that perks up her tired eyes and gives her a pulled together feeling.  So you want to hear my favorite accessory as a mom?  No, it’s not my diaper bag or a super great concealer.  It’s glasses!  Yep, that’s right.  Glasses are the perfect way to cover up those under eye circles while looking so chic!  I have channeled my inner Jenna Lyons and started rocking thick nerd glasses at least once a week.

The part that I’m a little embarrassed about is that they are actually fake!  Yes, they are clear lenses with no prescription.  Gasp! That’s the part I normally don’t tell people when they do compliment them (and for those of you who hate the nerdy-chic trend, YES, people do compliment them! Haha)– so I’m letting you in on a little secret of mine. Fake glasses, glasses trend, fashion glasses, nerdy chic, mom accessory Fake glasses, glasses trend, fashion glasses, nerdy chic, mom accessory Fake glasses, glasses trend, fashion glasses, nerdy chic, mom accessory

Glasses from Sunglass Spot
Watch from Jord (you still have time to enter to win a free watch here! You will immediately get a $25 coupon to use once entering.)

What do you think of the glasses trend?  Would you rock a pair of nerd lenses? I’m curious if I’m the only one here, so please let me know in the comments!


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The Struggle with Minimalism: Clothing Edition

A few years ago, I came across author Jennifer L Scott and was completely hooked on the idea of living a luxurious life with less.  Why settle for multiple mediocre things when you could have one great thing that you love?  

After reading about Scott’s Ten Item Wardrobe, I was hooked on the idea.  I pared down the closet and was only buying things I needed and that worked with other things I had.

Starting my job at Anthropologie a year and a half ago got me a little derailed from this mindset.  I was constantly seeing the new items and even if I didn’t have anything to go with it, I HAD to make a purchase.  The discount was just too good- I didn’t want to waste it!  Chase and I jokingly would say, “Well… I don’t want to LOSE money!” (If you haven’t watched Jim Gaffigan’s skit on sales, you must!) 

Anyways, as I now have my pre-pregnancy body back and feel like I can shop again, I find myself wanting to fall back in the rut of giving in to every great thing that comes in the store.  But what has really helped me is that I tell myself I can only buy something if I am replacing something else in my closet- for example, I had some jeans that were not the best fit anymore (low rise after having a baby is just awful) so I sold them online in order to buy a new pair (these ones with a higher rise, thankfully- and they are so comfortable, I don’t ever want to take them off!)  Selling these items means I can replace without going into debt and it has become quite a fun little past time to be an online shop owner!  See my Poshmark closet here

My main goal is to combat clutter but also to have the mindset that living with less is best.  I want Lucy to learn that instant gratification isn’t a good rule to live by.  I’m not saying I am against shopping (I work in retail, after all!) but I am saying to put thought into each purchase- and go with quality over quality!  After all, three H&M or Forever 21 blouses is the same price as one great Anthro top!  

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A Fall Inspired Photoshoot

This last week I got to be a part of our monthly apparel photoshoot for work.  It was so much fun!  Our locations included downtown Boise, the Idaho Penitentiary, and a few more spots near and in Idaho City.  

Here’s one of my favorite outfits- it’s such a “me” combination!  I love throwing a masculine jacket over a girly dress or pairing it with a skirt.  That’s just me!  (And this dress and jacket happens to be on promotion this weekend- woohoo!)

For more of our photoshoot pictures, make sure to follow @anthro_meridian on Instagram! 

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