Auld Lang Sayonara 2016

 

I don’t want to speak for everyone, but I think we all can agree that 2016 has been one hell of a year. It’s been a long road of tragedies, each seemingly trying to top the one that came before it. From losing some of our most influential entertainers to gaining one interesting incoming administration, I can’t help but feel like Aston Kutcher is going to come around a corner on January 1st and let us know we’ve all been punk’d.

So how do we say “adieu” (or more appropriately “bye Felicia”) to a year that has been so monstrous it has basically become it’s own adjective? We leave its ass in the dust and look forward.

So to 2017 we say you certainly can’t do any worse, but please, try and do just a little bit better. And for our part, we will keep finding bright spots, silver livings, 10,000 spoons when all we need is a knife (wait, that’s not right….) and make sure we are doing everything we can to learn from this year and keep moving forward.

We’re here, we’re chic, and we’re coming for you 2017!

Goldilocks and The Three Stores

Before we get into talk of fashion, committees, and otherwise, there is something I quickly want to mention. Today is Tuesday, November 8th AKA Election Day here in the U.S. of A. We ladies try not to get too political here on FBC, but today is an historic day and deserves a moment of recognition. 100 years ago, women all over this country were fighting for a right that many of us now take for granted; the right to make sure our voices are heard and that our vote is counted. This election is unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes and the significance of that can not and should not be ignored. So before work, after work, on your lunch break, whenever, head to the polls and make our foremothers proud.

Oh, and just in case you’re curious, we are 100%, most definitely, without question and forever, with her.

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And now, on with the post!

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Once upon a time, there were three stores. And a little girl named Jeanne (the heroine of our story, obviously) loved those stores with all of her heart and basically purchased her entire wardrobe from there. Until one day, she found that no matter how many times she went to those stores, she could not find anything she liked!

But seriously. It used to be there were stores I could walk into and just know that if I saw a super cute blouse or a must-have dress that as long as they had it in my size (and in my price range), I was good to go. But now, no matter how much I love the pattern or look of an item, things are just not fitting me perfectly like they used to.

Now one could say that perhaps I should take a break from shopping for a bit if the things I am finding are not as flattering….but one would be wrong. Instead, I am choosing to make this issue into my version of a modern day fairytale: rather than try and make clothes work for me that just don’t, I am trying new stores that usually I would walk right past. Sure, it means I have to spend a bit more time trying things on and taking risks on new styles and shapes, but its totally worth it if I find something that is not too big, not too small, but just right.

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Sweater: LOFT

Necklace: BaubleBar (Similar 1Similar 2)

Flats: Target