You Don't Know Until You Try

Silk button down $4 - thrifted / high waisted jeans $20, gold necklace $11 - Forever21 / green satchel - Urban Outfitters / black suede wedges - Bamboo

Hello to all! I hope everyone found some way to enjoy this past holiday weekend, whether you had something to celebrate or not. Hopefully yours was more relaxing than mine (oh, the joys of working in retail!) but it was amiable nonetheless. I've found that I like giving gifts just as much as I do receiving them, and that shopping for everyone else is half the fun. It wasn't until last Wednesday that I was able to check everyone off of my list, but at that point I still had boxes to wrap and cards to make. I'm always putting things off until the last minute.

Wearing pants never fails to induce some sense of bewilderment. "Wait, is Courtney wearing pants?" Yes, yes I am. I know a lot of people are quick to put Forever21 down for mass-producing cheap fads, but the truth is that when I'm looking to try something new and am not willing to invest in a better product, Forever21 is my first stop. I didn't know how I would feel about high-rise jeans but decided they were worth a shot. It's like that old saying, you don't for sure until you try, so I tried and I liked. 

I'm currently recuperating from copious amounts of sugary desserts and the early stages of a cold. Luckily, now that the holiday shopping rush has subsided I have some more downtime this week to rest, recover, do tons of DIY projects, and possibly build up a backlog of posts. I'm looking forward to a productive week!


  1. Literally EVERY time I wear pants, at least one person I know is like, 'OMG PANTS!" And I'm like, yes. Just because I don't wear them doesn't mean I don't own them.

    These pants are cuuuuuuute. I like.

  2. Let's face it: pants cannot be twirled and are therefore less fun