a renewed (fashion) sense of purpose

it’s all about new beginnings this month. as we enter a new year and a new decade, it’s the perfect time to re-examine our lives and adjust accordingly. everything from a closet cleanse to a new workout and diet regimen, to reconnecting with family and friends. changes like these help us reframe our lives so that we can be our best selves.  so far this year, i’ve shared glimpses of my life through my home. we’ve seen my closet, home office, and living room. ultimately, my goal is to continue to bring you inspiration to renew and refresh your life and home. after all, our best (fashion) selves are healthy, well, and whole.

 

new beginnings

life events bring about the necessity for change:  a new job, hometown, marriage, or the passing of a loved one…whatever the circumstance. it’s how we respond to them that matters most. finding the positives, being kind to others and ourselves, and embracing the changes ahead—these are the tools we can use to forge ahead into the future happy and healthy. 

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inner sailor

my outfit today channels my inner sailor! i love the classic look of a chunky cable knit sweater (last seen here and here). i have paired the sweater with wide-leg jeans from Banana Republic (last seen here). to complete the look i topped it off with a J. Crew pea coat (last seen here). my newly purchased Boss Bag from Everlane is roomy and chic. add aviators (these are Tory Burch) and you’re ready to set sail! 

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our best selves:  healthy, well, and whole

as my regulars know, one of the more important aspects of my life is to continue my health and wellness journey. you all know i am a big fan of FASTer Way to Fat Loss. and while reaching my optimum weight for my body type is a goal, it’s not the goal. it’s always about lifestyle changes. making good food choices is crucial. exercise programs that are beneficial and fun keep me motivated. taking time each day to sit quietly and breathe helps me center myself when days can be stressful. 

i am not perfect. and i don’t expect to be. but i give myself the grace to not be perfect.  new new beginnings are always possible, even when we stumble and fall.  the incremental successes are wonderful to see and feel; it’s what keeps me motivated.

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it’s wednesday, gang, time to go put a smile on someone’s face, including yours. 

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10 Comments

  1. Jeanne Ferrara wrote:

    Hi Beth, thank you for your positive outlook always. You have a great fashion sense and I enjoy your blog and the positivity is such a necessary and welcome touch.

    Posted 1.22.20
    • it’s so important to keep a positive mindset. it’s an essential ingredient for having a good day.

      Posted 1.23.20
  2. karen kappmeyer wrote:

    Thank you you are always so inspirational.

    Posted 1.22.20
    • thanks so much for stopping by karen. a big hug from me to you for your sweet words.

      Posted 1.23.20
  3. Jo-Ann Mazliach wrote:

    Beth you look fantastic in your nautical OOTD!
    The pea coat is one of my favorites. It is all pulled so nice with all other pieces.
    And thanks for putting a smile on my face 😊
    Jo-Ann

    Posted 1.22.20
    • a Peacoat is a must-have in my book. men look pretty snazzy in this coat too! xo

      Posted 1.23.20
  4. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    This is a good look! The wide-leg pants are a nice change. I have some cropped wide-leg pants and if I wear something more fitted on top, I love the balance. But I love this! I have a similar sweater, but I don’t have the wide leg longer length pants. I’ll have to think about adding some. The shoes and bag are great with it. Cute look and I love that it looks comfortable, too.

    Posted 1.22.20
    • i have been loving wide-leg pants for several years. they’re a refreshing change! love your style tip. thanks for sharing. xo

      Posted 1.23.20
  5. Ruthann wrote:

    I love the look of the pants, BUT, they aren’t quite as tailored as I would like. They’re so “broken in,” they have lost their smooth drape. Don’t know if darker shoes would distract from the look of the jeans, but I think it’s all about the fabric. If the fabric looked just a bit newer, crisper, with a better drape instead of a “hang,” I think this look would rock. Because of you, Beth, I picked up a pair of wide-leg jeans and I love them. The fabric on mine is a tad darker, without the “rubbed/aged” look. They have a nicer hang, Just a thought. You are a splendid role model, and my closet is breathing freer and saying thank you! Keep up these posts!!! P.S. I like the lifestyle posts as well as the fashion posts. You rock

    Posted 1.23.20
    • light rinse jeans have a different drape than dark rinse jeans no matter if they’re skinny or wide. they’re much softer and can visually add weight. but it boils down to personal preference. me? i like both and love to wear light, dark and in-between. thanks so much for your feedback. xo

      Posted 1.23.20

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