Building a Capsule Wardrobe for Work

Capsule wardobes had a major moment a few years ago. Everyone was talking about throwing out all their clothes and starting fresh with a carefully curated capsule wardobe. The idea is nice, but didn’t quite catch my interest. That is, until I had the need for a professional wardrobe. I am now very excited about the prospect of creating a work capsule wardobe. I do not often need professional clothing, but want what I do have to be nice and easy to mix and match.

Surviving Winter – The Best Winter Boots For Cold Weather

Oh winter, you necessary evil. Even as a cooler weather fan, I have a tough time getting on board with the weather when it drops below 20. The past few weeks have just been bitter and miserable, even here in typically moderate St. Louis. I took my dog, Harper, for a walk the other morning and it was 0 degrees out. ZERO. Even with two pairs of pants and an excessive amount of winter accessories, I came home with frost on my eyelashes.

Introducing: Christina Verbarg, smoorelovin’s New Trend Forecaster!

I am so excited to bring Christina on the smoorelovin team because her lens on trends is such an awesome one. I am all about quality over quantity but also enjoy giving trends a try. With her experience working in resale she is queen of finding ways to make ‘old’ clothes work for current trends. She is also and EXCELLENT judge of value.

Going Big With Mrs. Eaves & Finding Time to Experiment Creatively

I have been wanting to paint a mural for a very long time. In fact, it has been my New Year’s Resolution for the last two years. Over the weekend I went to a workshop on taking sketches from small to big scale – i.e. mural size, taught by Gemma O’Brien (so much internal fan-girling.) After the workshop, I can finally stop second guessing my instincts about the how of mural painting. Once my basement is not a flooded wasteland I am going to attack the back wall as a test of my new skills!

My Favorite Gold Hoops

I have totally jumped on the gold hoop train thanks to Luv AJ. A friend asked me for help finding some under $100 the other day so I thought I would link you all to some of my favorites! I have both the Amalfi and the Baby Amalfi Hoops from Luv AJ (linked below) + a really awesome pair from an artist in Asbury Park (similar to the Cloverpost earrings in the links.) Both the Amalfi hoops are super light-weight and the clasp have held up really well so far!

Keeping Up | September 2017 – January 2018

Hello friends! It’s been a while. We have some really exciting things going on behind the scenes here at smoorelovin…Notice I said ‘we’?? Yes! Exciting things are coming, a certain someone is going to be joining me in contributing to the style section of smoorelovin! I can’t give too many details just yet, but get excited 🙂

10 Things to Bring on a Road Trip With Friends

I put together a list of the ten things I have found most useful to have with me on road trips. This list has been compiled over time based on the things I have been glad to pull out of the corner of a suitcase or the things I kicked myself over not having brought.

The Great American Eclipse | The Art of The Long Weekend Pt. 2

If you read Pt. 1, you know all about the awesome camping experience and my run-in with the moose family. Camping alone would have made for the best long weekend (especially when my birthday was part of it.) Why stop there when you are within driving distance of a point of totality for the great american eclipse of 2017?

Keeping Up | August 2017

Going in to August is always exciting because it's my birthday month. It's peak summer, there are tons of activities and I get really good at being excited about the tiniest things because I can say, "It's my birthday *X*," and that makes it the best *X* I could ask...

What to Wear on a Summer Camping Trip | Packing List

I love camping. I grew up going on backpacking trips where you avoided bringing anything unnecessary because if you brought it, you were carrying it. Last week's camping trip was way more tame and because we drove to our spot, we could bring whatever we wanted (we...

Camping in Red Feather Lakes, CO | The Art of The Long Weekend Pt. 1

  There aren't a lot of times in life where things truly align in a way that make for an unbelievable experience. Aside from taking a couple of days off for my sister's graduation back in may, I haven't had any time off this year and was long overdue. It was time for...

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Self-care is key – if you feel terrible, are you going to be able to enjoy the spoils of your hard work? Nope!

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