As sad as I am that summer is coming to an end, I’m really excited to have this cardi to transition my wardrobe for fall 💕 It will look adorable with booties, skinnies, & hat once the temps drop, but for now it’s the perfect summer layering piece! Shop this entire look under the shop my Instagram tab (link in bio!) or by following me on the @liketoknow.it app! #liketkit http://liketk.it/2wYA4 #ootd
Excited to share that I’m @kittsona’s newest #KittsonaBrandBabe ! Be on the lookout as I share with you my favorite finds and styling tricks. ✨⠀
Use the code BBTHEMIDWESTBLONDE at checkout (in store or online!) to get 10% off your entire purchase! 🙌🏻
Today, I’m nostalgic for this weekend’s amazing sunset. There will be more days like this in the future. Not everyday will be as cloudy as today. Embrace every day and every sunset! 💗💗💗💗 #sunsetsaraid#sunset_pics
So, I don’t think I have EVER done an introduction post! After 10 years of blogging and however many years of Instagram I guess it’s time.
My name is Melissa and I am a wife to Daniel of 7 years, Mom to a senior in high school (who we are homeschooling for the second year in a row), step mom to twin boys, and crazy dog lady.
I was a hairstylist for 20 years and then quit to stay home after a back injury last September. I’ve blogged off and on for a LONG time, and started a YouTube channel a little over a year ago. I LOVE planners, I’m a minimalist, I live in a 92 year old house, I’m a long-time vegetarian, and I’m a voracious reader. •
I live in a small city in Iowa and am an introvert to the point of hermit. One of my favorite hobbies is watching and photographing our backyard wildlife, especially the squirrels. What can I say, I am easily entertained! •
Thanks so much for following my life here on Instagram. I have found so many great friends and inspirations here! Have we “met?” Tell me about yourself!
I always wanted to create a “fashion” video for you guys, so I asked my husband to make one of me dancing around💃🏻. This video is simple and there isn’t much editing. I used my IPhone and I think it turned out pretty okay. The main idea was to show you how nice this linen dress from @chicwish is🧡. Follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app (link in bio) to get the details of this dress🌟🌟🌟. Hope you guys like the video. Tell me in the comments below if I should do this kind of video more often.
I kind of forgot how much I love looking at a magazine!! Anyone else used to cut things out and put your fave beauty and fashion pieces on a board to inspire you? I think I want to bring that back!>> I’m loving this blue printed dress from @westkei1, it made me feel so artsy!!🎨📰💙
Even though our bodies are a bit weary, our hearts are so full as we have the amazing opportunity to bless even more families through our Rhea Lana's of Owasso-Claremore Event! It's because of YOU, our extraordinary RL Consignors, that we're able to give back and bless so many more families. ♥ We are excited to introduce our Free Foster Family Shop! ♥
TOMORROW 8/16, Foster Families are invited to shop at our Free Foster Family Shop from 6:30-7:00pm (please bring the appropriate paperwork signifying foster children are currently in your home). In addition, we are honored to be partnering with these organizations who will also be receiving our donated items: ♥Safenet Services ♥The Manger Infant Service Center ♥Hope Harbor
Yes, I will share my sangria-lime marg with you- because you are special and I love ya, I love ya 😘⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For all my marg-lovers out there, blended or on the rocks?? (I alternate every time 😂)
I had the best night last night. I skipped my scheduled workout & ignored the things on my to-do list because a friend invited me over for steak on the grill & good wine & homemade strawberry shortcake. I stayed up way past my scheduled bedtime & laughed so hard my stomach hurt & had seconds of everything. It was the perfect summer night with someone I don’t get to spend time with often. I skipped my scheduled workout this morning (because sleep sounded better and I knew my body needed it), woke up with a full stomach & full heart, and went about my day. For breakfast, I ate my meal-prepped overnight oats, ate my normal meal-prepped lunch, and scheduled my yoga class for tonight. Not because I felt like I needed to “get back on track”, but because those foods and my favorite workout after work actually sounded fabulous to me. •
My point is this: I’m realizing I never want to give up memories and skip out on invitations to spend time with people who bring me joy because it throws off my “routine”. Why wait for the weekend or special occasions to enjoy exactly what will bring you pleasure? And, on the flip side, routine and getting back to it can also bring pleasure. Routine is something I crave more often than not, but it’s not something I need to religiously follow to be a happy, healthy person. •
All foods fit. Skipping workouts is not something to fear. Wine drinking does not need to be restricted to the weekends. Who made these rules anyway?? Today, ask yourself what you need- and give yourself full permission to take exactly that ❤️❤️❤️
🎶Though it's been a while now
I can still feel so much pain
Like a knife that cuts you, the wound heals
But the scar, that scar will remain
Every rose, every rose
Every rose, has its thorn🌹
Today’s #copymyfashionnotes#stylechallenge prompt is dedicated in loving memory of @margog118 ‘s
son, Derek, who would have turned 34 today. This was a favorite song of his so it was only appropriate for the day. Happy heavenly birthday, Derek! .
Yet another reminder to live your best life, wear what you want, be yourself, and cherish your loved ones, for tomorrow is not promised.
http://liketk.it/2wYtX #liketkit @liketoknow.it .
As always, to shop my looks : Follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to get the product details for this look and others .
In order to inspire others, you must first inspire yourself. In order to find inspiration, don’t rely on your newsfeeds. Nothing kills inspiration quicker than mindless stagnation.
Go out and live your life. While you’re at it, be on the lookout for inspiration via interactions and observations. The moments that catch your breath or make you smile? There’s your inspiration. There’s a piece of your own beautiful happy truth. Create from that place. Live from that space. And suddenly, not only will you be inspired, but you'll inspire others.
Use your phone feeds for information or affirmation, and inspire on. ✨
This duo is still my holy grail for when I want a full coverage look that will stay put all day long! Both are also super affordable and can be found at ulta or any drugstore! I highly recommend trying out this duo together!
I’ve replaced “wine Wednesday” with “workout and drink kombucha out of a wine glass Wednesday” 🍷 it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it but I’m not mad 💁🏼♀️This kombucha flight from @american_cultures in Denver is too pretty and too tasty to be mad about it. Do you have a favorite kombucha?
🧡💕🖤💕🧡Last fall taught me that if there’s one item I need readily stocked in my wardrobe, it’s waterfall cardigans. They’re easy to slip on with a tank top and skinny jeans for everything from meetings, to errands, to working from home, to dinners out. They’re polished and chic while providing comfort and coverage.
When @christopherandbanks asked me to share my favorite August picks for the fall transition, I had my sights set on waterfall cardigans. And this colorful chevron style was everything I was looking for and more! I can pair it with ivory, oranges, pinks, and black to help stretch its wearability through spring. Definitely one of my favorite fall pieces thus far and one I know I’ll wear again and again the coming months!
P.S. Open InstaStories for the link to shop or follow me on the @liketoknow.it app!
Self confidence is a super power. Once you finally start to [believe in yourself], magic starts happening. LOVE YOURSELF MORE. Self love is pretty much the new [#relationshipgoals ]. ♡
Shop this look by tapping the link in my bio. Or by downloading the free @liketoknow.it app and following me. (http://liketk.it/2wXkK) #stylefile#oldnavystyle#petitestyle
I'm all ears when small business owners go behind the scenes to show what systems and products they put to work to get more done and make life easier.⠀
I thought you might feel the same way, so I put together a list 📝 of my work bag essentials. These items are always in my work bag, ready to go when I head out for a client meeting or coffee shop work session. They're functional and pretty. What's better than that?⠀
This post is new on the blog today! Head over to the link in my profile to check it out.
Taking time today to make a video and blog schedule for the next few weeks! Now that summer is winding down, paigeschuster.com will be a lot more active! Catch up on my latest posts by following the link in my bio! 💕let me know some things you would like to see on my YouTube or blog below 👇🏼
major heart eyes for this top 😍😍 if you didn’t catch my try ons of this new line @target make sure you check it out the link in my bio!! everything is super affordable including this $20 top covered in tiny little stars 🤩🌟