My “Back to School” Uniforms

As I happily reported yesterday, my loves are back to school and we are all better for it. I love this particular change of seasons and have usually been ready for cooler weather for a while now. It’s not here quite yet, but that doesn’t stop me for shopping for it. I definitely do not buy a whole new wardrobe every fall, but over the years, I’ve honed down my weekday clothes to three basic categories. My back to school uniforms. I wear some (OK, one) more (OK, much more) than the others and one hardly at all anymore, but they’re all still there. And I like to change a few pieces in each every fall.

My “I’m Going to Workout Sometime Today” Uniform  — realistically this is my “I worked out this morning, but will remain in this all day” Uniform. You might have noticed that I like to eat and drink. Thus, I also like to run and strength train and try to get it in as much as I can. For me, workout clothes are far more function than fashion. And I have a good idea of what works best for me for actually working out. (Yes, I still pull the yoga pants sans yogaing move. Who doesn’t?!)

A Feteful Life: Workout Uniform

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My “I Took a Shower Today” Uniform — This is my most everyday look outside of the first uniform. I might occasionally dress this look up with a nicer top and put some makeup on, but for the most part I keep it simple.

A Feteful Life: Casual Uniform

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My “I Have a Meeting Today” Uniform— and will be out of this outfit promptly after. No surprise that I rock this look the least. Most of my “meetings” are now with DIY creative types and a nicer version of the uniform above works just fine. But I occasionally have something that requires me to dip back into the law firm wardrobe pieces I kept, which I pared down to the classics. My feet generally hurt after an hour of this, which amazes me that I used to wear it all day long.

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Weekly and Monthly Planners

With the kids heading back to school and after school activities and work stuff heating up again, I’m in need of a new daily planner. While keeping track of things in my iPhone works, there’s nothing quite like putting pen to paper to make me remember what’s happening in my life. Plus, I’m not really a fan of the updated iCalendar app because it is impossible to get a long-range view of upcoming events.

I’m in love with these beautiful planners that have both weekly and monthly calendar pages so I can get my long-range planning view along while being able to focus on the details in the weekly section. Which is your favorite?

A Feteful Life: Weekly and Monthly Planners




New Year’s Eve Party Looks

What are you doing this New Year’s Eve? No matter if you’ll be attending a swanky black-tie celebration or if you’ll be hosting a casual party with friends, we put together some fabulous party looks to take the sweat out of the age old question of “What should I wear?”.

Black Tie

A Feteful Life: Black Tie Holiday

  1. J.Crew Dress
  2. House of Harlow 1960 Necklace
  3. House of Harlow 1960 Bracelet
  4. House of Harlow 1960 Earrings
  5. Ivanka Trump Heels



A Feteful Life: Holiday Cocktail Look

  1. Kate Spade Purse
  2. Kate Spade Bracelet
  3. Kate Spade Earrings
  4. Zara Heels
  5. TopShop Dress



A Feteful Life: Casual Holiday Look

  1. Zara Top
  2. Zara Ankle Boot
  3. Kate Spade New York Earrings
  4. J.Crew Bracelet
  5. Zara Trousers