I don’t really know why, but I’ve been kind of slumping into a self-doubt rut. One of the hardest parts of working for myself is that the highs are high and the lows are just lonely. It’s also kind of like college classes where you have weeks that are low-key and then a week jam packed with exams and papers followed by another slow week. During a lull week, I can get really down on myself… sometimes it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know things will kick up again, they always do, but it’s hard to remember that when I’m sifting through the boring everyday to-dos. And then when things really heat up? Sheesh, well I put so much pressure on myself for performance that I start to question everything that I’m doing.
I try to keep this all in check, but I’m not immune to those self-doubting moments. I have a few songs that I love to play on repeat when I need a little boost of confidence or even just a little jolt of energy. Isn’t it amazing how the right song (even if it’s just that one line that speaks to you) can change your entire mindset? Powerful stuff there.
There are some songs I listen to for specific reasons, but I jumbled them all up into one playlist. A little bit of everything and I’m kind of obsessed. Pick a song to play on repeat or go through the entire playlist (1 hour, 15 minutes) for positive energy while cranking through something on your to-do list.
PS “Girl On Fire” was honest to god a lifesaver of a song for me. When things were rough at my old job, I’d literally listen to it on repeat on my subway ride downtown and then blasting in my earbuds ALL day long. It’s kind of hard to listen to the song now because it brings back so many memories from that time, but it still moves me in a major way.
I was so excited that @MyMyrtleBeach invited me to come play pickleball with them! I am obsessed with pickleball and had a blast playing at City Pickle, right here in NYC. We brushed up on the rules, practiced some dinking, and got to play a few rounds of the game– it was the perfect way to spend the day because everyone plays at the beach! #ad
I loved watching The Parent Trap growing up and still do to this day. It is one of my go-to comfort movies… There’s so much I love about it: the cast, the soundtrack, and (of course!) the wardrobe. We all have a little Annie James and a little Hallie Parker in us! I’ve always been drawn to Annie’s style, but love the carefree nature of Hallie’s. #parenttrap @nmeyers #tuckernucking
The British brand @me_andem is now available in the US! If you are on the hunt for beautifully tailored, quiet luxury pieces for your wardrobe, you have to take a peek. The clothing is the highest quality and feels designer, but since they are direct to consumer, they don’t have the typical designer markup. The brand follows what they call “The Three Fs”: flattering and functional, with wear-forever appeal with each piece they create checking all three boxes! #meandem Shop my head to toe look with @shop.ltk! https://liketk.it/4j8Hg #liketkit
I`ve been looking forward to cooler temps and fall activities.... and the outfits that go along with them! @saksoff5th is having a sitewide sale now through 9/24– save an additional 25% OFF orders $150+ with code ITSON (excluding select brands and products) The perfect time to stock up on pieces for your fall and winter wardrobe. @CollectiveVoiceHQ #ad #SaksOFF5th
Wearing vs styling an outfit with a bump! I feel so much better when I’m wearing something cute (dress well to feel well maybe?)… I’ve been fighting the temptation to wear comfy clothes while pregnant though! So far I have found blazers and cardigans an easy way to dress up my second trimester bump, especially as we enter fall.
Fall for me means tailored blazers, touches of corduroy, and cozy sweaters… @jcrew, as always, has us covered with all the classics! Shop my head to toe look with @shop.ltk #liketkit https://liketk.it/4iOR7 #injcrew #ad