NYE + #H54F




Happy last Friday of the year. The whole year. That is so strange to write, but it's true. This is a time of reflection and celebration. What the year brought us and what is in store for 2018. Maybe Monday I will do a more reflective post as it has been a transformative year both personally and professionally. If I was thinking more ahead I would have done that today but I just ran out of time.

Christmas Eve Eve Eve + #H54F Link Ups



Happy Friday!! For those of us celebrating Christmas, we are almost there. The last workday before Christmas for most of us. I will be working from home today as my school begins their winter break, which isn't so bad. Also, my computer took for-ev-er to do it's software update so I could not write the longer blog I planned. I will be keeping it short and sweet today.


Christmas LBD




Happy Wednesday! Christmas countdown is T-minus 5 days (4 if you are counting to Christmas Eve, which I do)! Whoo hoo! It's almost here. I hope you all have your shopping done. We did our finishing touches on Monday with just a few small items for the little miss. With the gift-buying behind us I can simply prepare for the fun part: accessorizing.

Monday Round Up: Christmas Outfits + Celebrations

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Happy Monday and happy last week before Christmas. I am sensing not wanting to work much this week, thankfully it is a bit of a short week here. I am both ready and not ready for Christmas. I love this holiday so much so I want it to come but also I don't want it to be over. It's a true dilemma, ha! I did not take a ton of pictures this week so I thought I would do a quick round-up and then share my first of three outfit options for Christmas.

Women's Christmas Gift Guide + #H54F Link Ups

Women's Christmas Gift Guide





Happy Friday! Just a little over a week until Christmas! I am super pumped and ready for that. This week overall has been busy but painfully boring to talk about. In lieu of boring you all to tears, I thought I would add to my Wednesday post  of a gift guide for men with a gift guide for women. Is this more like a gift guide for me? Maybe. Will you like it? I think so. Am I biased? Probably. Are you sick of me asking and answering my own questions? Yes. 

Ok moving on.

Men's Gift Guide For Christmas

Men's gifts

one / two / three
four / five / six / seven


We are about 12 days out from Christmas and I don't know about you but I am anxiously picking up my last items. Still waiting for a few items to come in (thanks a lot USPS) and still thinking of last minute gift ideas. In that spirit, I thought this would I would create a few gift guides for y'all.


Monday Round Up: Austin City Limits


Happy Monday! Well I had super fun long weekend and I am not ready for this work week to start. I want one more day. The worst part of vacation is coming home and having to work the next day. In an ideal world, I would have one more day off to adjust. I am not the only one that thinks this, right? Too much fun needs another day to adjust to reality.

Today I wanted to take you through our trip to Austin and all the fun places we went so get ready it's going to be a picture heavy post.Also, to clarify we did not see the Austin City Limits festival I just thought it would be a fun play on words that we went to Austin and drove all around the limits ;)

November Stitch Fix + #H54F Link Ups



Happy Friday party people! This week I am coming to you from Austin, TX where I am with some friends celebrating an annual dinner we started a few years ago. I will share more about that on Monday, but it goes without saying I will keep this post short as a result. BUT be sure to follow along on my instagram for all the weekend adventures on @mymonochromaticlife

Baby with Baggallini


If you saw my post on Monday post you saw how I styled  my Baggallini for work. Guess what else? For all y'all mommas (and poppas, any men reading this?) they got your back too. I knew I wanted a backpack diaper bag for multple reasons. One, because I wanted to be more handsfree. Two, I wanted something that D would not be embarrassed to carry around. Also me because I am not into frou frou bags. I really love this bag. The side bottle pockets extend so I could easily put a watter bottle in there too. The inside is actually surprisingly big. I can stick a huge thing of formula in there, toys, extra clothes, etc with ease. The front pocket is for diapers and wipes. It does have some organizational pockets, which I love. I think what I most appreciate is that this looks like a regular backpack. I mean, if there were not bottes on the side you would never know. Anytime you can make baby accessories that don't look like baby accessories, I'm down. 







c/o Bagalini | Ready to run diaper bag
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Monday Round Up: Holiday Concerts + Work Chic with Baggallini


Happy Monday all! Who has the Monday blues? This girl. I am not down for it today. I cannot explain it, just not about it. Maybe because I had a good weekend, maybe because it's officially the holiday season that I don't feel like working. I'm just going to say it.

Ok rant over.

I did have a good weekend and I am ready to share a bit with you and what is helping me get through my work week.

Cyber Week + #H54F


Welcome to Friday! Hallelujah!! I am particularly excited this Friday because I get to work from home today. Holla! It has been a bit of a busy week transitioning into the holidays and we are going out of town next week so I am trying to get a few things done this week before that. I also won't lie I had a whole other post planned and then I realized I forgot something ::Head slap:: so I will get it fixed up for next week, scout's honor.