Tapestry Shift Dress








Dress (no longer available in blue)
Lipstick | Revlon “Sassy Mauve”
Nail Polish | OPI “Bubble Bath”

Wow… March flew by! Here we are April… hello new month and hello Friday! Any exciting plans this weekend.. or this month? Alena has been on spring break, so we’re just finishing up her week off. It’s crazy that in a couple of months, Alena will be done with 4th grade… and on to being a 5th grader. She’s growing up so quickly, next year she’ll be an 11-year old tween!!

Earlier this year, I promised I wouldn’t be so “vanilla” when it comes to blogging. Lately, I feel I have been. It’s easy to fall into the basic bin and post charming things to make life sound sweet. But life isn’t always sweet. While lately I’ve been happy, loved, and having fun with my life and my dear ones… I’m feeling antsy because I still don’t know precisely what I want in life (well, career-wise).

I am interested in so many things (writing, education, politics, social media, fashion…and then some!), and have had many opportunities arise over the last few months… I’ve been taking on lots of projects, but I’m that girl who likes a plan, and I don’t have like my “5-year plan.” Its been said to take life one day at a time, but it’s hard to do. Occasionally, lately, I get anxiety from feelings of being unsettled. Anyone know what I mean? How do you deal? How do you live by that “day at a time” mantra?

With Style & Love,



  1. Prudence

    I think we all feel uncertain about our life at some point or another so I can totally relate with you. For myself, I will keep finding as much inspiration as I can in the area I want to succeed in…. You look lovely btw and love your sandals!


  2. I know what you mean. I haven’t been content with my 9-5 since I started it, but once I realized that this won’t be my “forever” situation, it helped a ton to make me okay with it. Plus, blogging has really been a savior. It’s something that I truly love doing and it makes me look forward to the end of the workday for a different reason. I think something that helps me get through periods of feeling frustrated with my current setup is milestones – they don’t have to be big; they could be lunch with a friend or something new I’m trying out on the weekend. They’re like a day-to-day approach that help me focus on the future, without feeling directionless, which can sometimes happen. I think it also helps to remind yourself how much you’ve accomplished so far and be kind to yourself about what direction your life is going. Happy Friday Amber!

  3. Such a cute dress, love this look!
    I can relate to you feeling unsettled. In my day to day life I like to have a plan but I’m terrible when it comes to making those big serious 5 year plans, because honestly you really never know what the future will hold no matter how much planning you do. Hope you’re feeling better xx

  4. Dear Amber, I’m really happy you are at the moment so happy that you are posting “Vanilla”. I think I understand what you mean although I don’t belong to the people who have a plan as I know that my life is always changing unexpectedly :) But I know for sure you look fantastic in your dress!
    Thanks for following – it’s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on gfc and bloglovin <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. First off, you look absolutely beautiful in this dress, Amber! I love those nude sandals, too!

    I personally don’t plan too much. I’ll plan my week to have an idea of what my days will look like in advance, but with the mindset that things may not always remain in the fine lines of those little boxes. I’ve learned that the more I plan, the more I set myself up for frustration because life doesn’t always go as planned. In fact, most of the time it does’t. If you think about it, life wouldn’t be as interesting if it did because we tend to confine ourselves to our loves and comfort zones and life will always make sure to push you out of them and only then can you see what you’re made of; what you need to improve on and what you’re really amazing at. If you ask around, most people aren’t even in the career fields that they have their degrees in and for many reasons why. Then you have those who’ve never graduated college and they’re doing amazing things. I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs didn’t know that they’d drop out of college and become icons in the social media and tech industry; they started college with different intentions, which is why they never finished. So, I know it’s hard, but my best advice would be to take one day at a time. This life is a gift, there’s no entitlement to it. We’re given it each day and why spend it worrying about something that may/may not become a reality. Yes, save some money and put it aside for a rainy day, that’s wisdom. I’m a firm believe in planning in terms of saving and being smart with finances. Continue to explore the different interests you like and you’ll feel it and know which field you’re supposed to be in and a good indicator is when you don’t have to try TOO hard, it’s somewhat of a gift/talent. Pursue THAT :) Okay, I’m done with my book now, haha! Have a wonderful weekend!



  6. Amber you look adorable, you really have a great figure and beautiful legs xox

    It is so amazing how fast our children grow up… my Valentina is going to be 13 soon… all I can say is whoa… time is flying by insanely fast xox

    As far as having a plan… I think I tried that when I was younger, the older I get the less I plan… I do think we need to have ideas and go after them but we also need to be flexible when a change needs to happen to take us in another direction… I am sure you will do great with whatever you decide xox

  7. That is such a beautiful print on that dress – looks so easy and effortless to wear.

    Good luck with figuring out your 5 year plan! I think it’s good to take on a lot of new things and try a few things out, you don’t always know where you want to be until you’ve given things a go! So while at times we are unsure, eventually it will all balance itself out.

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  8. I think it means enjoy what you do now. And once you get bored, move on to the next thing. Eventually, you will find something that you will never get bored doing. I love the dress!

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