Tradlands reviews and tips for shopping the sample sale

Today I’m reviewing the 4 Tradlands items I own: The short sleeve box top, box tee, shelter cardigan, and glenn long short. 2 of these items I bought on sale during the Tradlands sample sale, so I thought I would also share some tips for shopping the sample sale and getting what you want before it sells out!

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Writing daily FAQ: “How do you know what to write every day?”

Hi friends! I am starting a little series of follow ups to my “how I write everyday” post because I get some questions about how writing daily works for me. Today, let’s talk about the dreaded moment where you sit down to stare at the blank word document: How do you know what to write every day.

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My quest to get better at summer clothes

One of my style goals this year is to embrace summer clothes. I feel like I hear from plenty of friends who agree with me that fall dressing is best–the layers make it easy to feel fashionable! But summer? It’s hard to get more creative than a tank top and shorts when it’s 100 degrees out. And yet, I now live somewhere where summer stays for 5 months of the year. So let’s think of warmer temperatures today and do some virtual shopping together!

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Easy, comfortable outfits for going back to the office

Fall 2021 might be a rude awakening for many of us, if enough people get vaccinated and we are suddenly summoned back from work from home to our offices. I already have a timeline for this–August 2021–and while I will miss some parts of my home office, I am a little excited to put on office outfits again. At the same time, my tolerance for structured pants (and bras with underwire!) is incredibly low at the moment, so I thought I would put together some easy, comfortable work outfits to ease the transition back to in-person work!

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How I take weekends off as an academic

Hi friends! Today I want to talk about a practice that I really, really value, but spent most of grad school being very, very bad at: taking time off from working. I feel like it’s pretty common advice that academics should “take at least one day off a week” but it’s hard to go against the culture of constant work! So let’s talk about HOW I actually became a person who takes weekends off and maybe we can all crowd source some tips for valuing and taking needed rest breaks.

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5 casual navy dress outfit ideas

The internet definitely has outfit ideas for black dresses on lock…but outfit ideas for navy dresses? I think a navy dress can be just as versatile for spring and summer work style but I always get stuck putting it with white shoes and doing nothing else. So this week I decided to try out some casual office outfits with a navy shift dress!

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Millennial thoughts on losing our cool factor, aka, straight leg jeans will not make me younger

This blog post is actually me styling straight leg jeans as a skinny jeans loving millennial because I have several pairs and am still getting used to them. But I love that millennials are suddenly talking about what Gen Z likes! I love it because I’ve been teaching Gen Z for a couple years now and I definitely can’t wholesale categorize them as people (duh) but I have noticed the style changes they bring to class! So today I’m reflecting on incorporating new trends while also staying true to what I like.

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