Every now and then, we all need a little break from seeing my face around here. So this week, I’m sharing a few style guides, that I hope you find helpful for any / all shopping adventures you embark on. Today I’m dedicating this style guide to Valentine’s Day. I hope you all FEEL THE LOVE with this one. It’s got a little bit of everything for the gals this holiday. Enjoy, and be sure to spread a little love throughout the day!
If you’re just following along for this Blog + Chill series, you’ve only missed one post so far. You can get caught up HERE on three things that inspire me to create. Today I’m headed to the kitchen to share three of my favorite recipes that work for our small family. I’m also sharing one of my favorite tops, that’s perfect for date night. It goes with your best denim, or tucked in a cute skirt, or pair of pants. It’s a great cut and silhouette, and I actually enjoyed letting loose in the kitchen in it. So here’s to cookin’ up a little style for our second blog + chill post.
1. THE CROCKPOT WINNER
I found this yummy recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. Her creamy enchillada chili makes plenty of servings for me and the hubs, and anything with a Mexican spin sits well with me. Chelsea makes cooking this recipe super simple, so let’s get started!
2. PIZZA WITH A TWIST
Jar of Lemons shares some of my FAVORITE recipes for the busy girls out there. This spinach and mushroom naan pizza is to die for. I strongly recommend making your own pizza at home for date night. Not only is it fun, it’s tasty too!
3. Italian Me Up
Christine at Wry Toast has the most delicious recipe for skillet chicken parmesan. I absolutely have to share this one with you all, because it’s that good. Thank you Christine for teaching me your ways. My husband does too!
RECIPE PHOTOS FROM PINTEREST
If you missed my introductory post to this new series, you can read more HERE. I am so excited to share a closer look into my life with you all each week, by bringing you a glimpse of daily aventures at home, work and play.
Today’s topic is ALL about inspiration. I’m sharing 3 ways I get inspired to continue to create, write, and share through blogging. This series will sometimes focus on more serious issues, and sometimes more lighthearted topics. I think starting off on a fun note, is the best way to get the ball rolling.
So without further ado, let’s get to business. If ever you feel like sharing your personal tips and tricks, life hacks or stories, please do. Email me: alex@lexwhatwear. Sharing our stories is one of the most powerful things we can do today.
1. START WITH A VISION
One of the first things I do to get inspired is envision the result of what I’m trying to achieve. If I’m trying to make a damn good batch of brownies, I’m going to envision what it takes to make those brownies, present the brownies, and devour the brownies. It’s a visual process that takes me step by step. You can achieve this first phase by doing things like: making a list of goals, creating a vision board, collecting images to use as an example, and fueling your brain with positive thoughts!
2. EMBRACE TRIAL & ERROR
A lot of what I do is based on a phase I personally don’t enjoy that much: trial and error. I always love the result, but getting there through a process of trial and error can be difficult. You have to remember that you’re going through this phase for a reason. That reason is what makes you or your idea successful. Even our greatest and most powerful creators have to live through this phase, and somehow they get through it. This inspires me beyond belief. I get through it by focusing solely on the goal, and dedicating myself to the the goal rain or shine. It’s through watching others create, reading and learning from others, and finding a way to remain true to my style all the while. Whenever you fail, take a deep breath and get back up and try again.
3. RENEW YOUR PASSION
Sometimes when you’re working hard towards something, you forget your passion along the way. Finding unique ways to renew that passion and drive to achieve your goal is critical to the end result. I am inspired daily by passionate people, projects driven purely by passion, and finding my own passion when I least expect it. Pinterest is one tool I use daily to reignite my passion. I literally love the ideas that stem from a few minutes of Pinterest. I also think taking a break every day to just breathe, can give you that passion back. Lastly, passion comes from a clear mind, and clear heart, and fresh eyes. Good beauty sleep makes a HUGE difference in any passionate woman. Don’t believe me… go get some sleep!
ALL PHOTOS | PINTEREST
As a part of my 2018 goal to share more experiences on Lex What Wear, I want to attempt an “at home” series where I answer any follower’s questions, and share my personal insight and inspiration on several topics. Hopefully you all are game for this plan too, because I’m eager to get started.
One of my biggest posts to date was revealing my very personal struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I plan to further discuss this topic, providing tips that work for anyone else who struggles with GAD. I also want to touch on a few topics that I’m very passionate about: i.e. the art and science of blogging (LOL), animals and animal rescue, and things around the house. Envision interior design posts, and cooking related posts.
Blogging has become apart of my life, so I feel like I need to share a little bit of my life to gain new perspective. From that comes new ideas and new feedback. Even if no one reads, it’s a therapeutic thing to create and put into the universe things that you are important to you. So I hope this is the start of a new journey here on Lex What Wear for those interested, and for those who aren’t, there will always be fashion, beauty & inspirational style.