Outfits

Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress // My Boring Closet

Little Red Dress // My Boring Closet

Little Red Dress // My Boring Closet

Little Red Dress // My Boring Closet

Little Red Dress // My Boring Closet

Little Red Dress // My Boring Closet

Little Red Dress // My Boring Closet

Photos by Inspire Me Images

Dress: H&M (similar here and here)// Shoes: Aldo (old, but I love these bows! // Lips: NARS Audacious Lipstick “Anna”

Nothing makes me happier than a red dress. The color alone instantly brightens your mood and makes you feel more sophisticated. Plus, you’re sure to stand out in a sea of LBDs and sequined frocks. I found this little number for $35 at H&M! I was leaving the store when it caught my eye, and I’m so glad I turned around and tried it on. Plus, it was the perfect holiday dress for work!

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Holiday Plaid

Holiday Plaid // My Boring Closet

Holiday Plaid // My Boring Closet

Holiday Plaid // My Boring Closet

Holiday Plaid // My Boring Closet

Holiday Plaid // My Boring Closet

Photos by Inspire Me Images

Dress: BCBG (similar here and here) // Scarf: Accessory Jane // Shoes: Dolce Vita (similar and under $50!) // Lips: NARS Audacious Lipstick in “Anna”

This plaid blanket scarf is the best! It’s definitely my favorite accessory for the cooler months, and at a price that’s less than $30, you can buy one as a gift and get one for yourself! Add it to a simple LBD and you’ve got an instant holiday look that’s festive and super warm :)

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A Note on Gratitude

Gratitude

About a year ago, I was going through a pretty rough time. Not one thing in particular, but just a slew of things that were really bogging me down. I was stressed, sad, frustrated, and just generally a bit of a bummer to be around at times. I knew it. I could feel the weight of the negativity holding me down, enveloping me, keeping me from truly being myself.

On one particular day when I was having a bit of a freak-out, my sister turned to me, held out a small notebook that she usually kept in her purse, and said simply, “Would you like to write down all the things you’re grateful for?” I looked at her kind of funny for a second, probably about to make some sort of sarcastic comment, but instead I said, “Yes. Yes, I would.”

So, I took her notebook and pen and jotted down about a page of things I was truly grateful for. As I began to examine my life and focus my mind on all the good, I started to feel that cloud of anxiety, fear, frustration dissipate. It was remarkable how that simple act helped me to refocus and feel at peace.

I handed my sister back her notebook, she smiled and me, and put it back in her purse. “Feel better?” She asked. I nodded.

Ever since that day, I have made a conscious effort to express gratitude, especially during times in which it seems like there isn’t much to be grateful for. It’s not always easy, and sometimes it’s annoying to have to think positively when all you want to do is slam the door, drink a glass of wine, and go to bed. That’s okay too! Just remember that the way you think can actually change your life. Set your mind right to set your life on the right track.

Thanksgiving is the perfect day to give thanks (I mean, it’s right there in the name), but how about on a Monday when you’ve got a full agenda, a head cold, and problems at home? Yeah, those days suck. Sometimes on those days, the only thing you can write down on your gratitude list is that you have all your arms and legs (certainly something to be grateful for).

Today, I am thankful for my readers. I’m thankful that I have this blog that has served as such a great creative medium for me. Writing and creating and sharing a bit of myself with you is therapeutic for me, and I’m thankful that I have been able to have the time, the support, and the motivation to do it. I am thankful for my job. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for friends who have become family. I am thankful for my physical health and strength, that I was able to heal my knee and that I can run again. I’m thankful for these things and oh so much more. My heart is so full today. Thank you, friends.

xo Lacey

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Red Maxi Dress

Red Maxi via My Boring Closet

Red Maxi via My Boring Closet

Red Maxi via My Boring Closet

Red Maxi via My Boring Closet

Red Maxi via My Boring Closet

Red Maxi via My Boring Closet

Dress: H&M (Similar here and here) // Jacket: Forever 21 (similar) // Sunnies: Target // Booties: Urban Outfitters

Photos by Inspire Me Images

So, if you happen to have a red dress that’s a little summery, you can still make it work for the cooler months by adding boots and a jacket. Man, I am missing sunny fall days like the one above!

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Prints and Leather

Prints and Leather via My Boring Closet

Prints and Leather via My Boring Closet

Prints and Leather via My Boring Closet

Prints and Leather via My Boring Closet

Prints and Leather via My Boring Closet

Prints and Leather via My Boring Closet

 

Dress: Flynn Skye backstrap mini // Hat: Starlet (Denver boutique) (similar) // Sunnies: Tory Burch // Boots: Target // Bra: Free People // Jacket: Target

Well, this was supposed to be a post about how you can transition your summery dresses into fall. However, since most of the country is below freezing, I guess this is a post about how you COULD have transitioned your summer dresses into fall if we had really had a proper fall. :)

Well, for those of you who may be experiencing warmer temps, this is how I wore one of my favorite summer purchases this fall. It’s all about the accessories, really. Add some fall textures like leather and felt and you’ve got yourself a winner!

 

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Fall knits and leather pants

fall outfit via My Boring Closet

fall outfit via My Boring Closet

fall outfit via My Boring Closet

fall outfit via My Boring Closet

fall outfit via My Boring Closet

photos by Inspire Me Images

sweater: Free People (similar style) // pants: Target (I recommend sizing down) // boots: Piperlime (similar splurge or save) // Sunnies: Tory Burch

Well, it’s actually 4 degrees currently in Denver. Yes, FOUR DEGREES. And snowing. So I’m dreaming of the warm day above when I shot this cozy fall outfit! Oh fall dressing is so fun…winter, well, there are too many layers involved :) Anyway, I love this outfit, but I especially LOVE the pants! Great find at Target for about $30. Still available, although some sizes are sold out online!

Oh sun, I miss you. Come back.

Until then, I am listening to this Christmas Spotify playlist! Because if I have to be stuck inside while it’s snowing out, I may as well get into the holiday spirit :)

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Outfits

Desert Rose

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Desert Rose via My Boring Closet

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Desert Rose via My Boring Closet

I still can’t get over this dreamy photo shoot with Inspire Me Images! Cat was such a joy to work with, and it was so fun to capture this fall look in the beautiful Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. I love items like this skirt that can basically be worn year-round with only slight changes. The burgundy hue and the rich material of this sweater are a match made in heaven for me.

skirt: ShopTikiGirl // sweater: Anthropologie (old, but I like this one!) // boots: Urban Outfitters (similar) // lipstick: CK One Color in Speakeasy

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