black and white lace

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Some real talk today…for years I have struggled to dress my body. Not only because weight fluctuations brought on by a variety of health issues (namely thyroid disease), but because I have a very large chest. I have hated it since high school. We girls always want what we weren’t born with, right? Thicker hair, straighter hair, a smaller waist, bigger boobs. Well for me, I spend most days wishing God had blessed me with a B or C cup.

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Teeny bikinis and low cut tops or most crop tops are not in my cards. Nor are the always cute fit + flare dresses. Often people are actually surprised when they hear I am a DD. I dress to hide my chest, vs. show it off. To each their own of course, but my chest has always made me feel self-conscience. When I bought this top, I knew there was a good chance it wouldn’t work. After much debate with my roommate Bridget, we decided the pattern actually created an optical illusion up top vs. calling attention to my chest. I ended up keeping the piece and am glad I did so.

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In college BCBGMAXAZRIA was one of my favorite brands. I’d get a special occasion dress for a sorority event once a year (and a few still hang in my closet because of the memories they hold) but it had been years since I bought anything from the line. They have so many pretty pieces right now though in their New Arrivals and loads on sale (and p.s. if you’re a new customer, sign up for their newsletter and get 15% off.)

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Anyhow, I know every girl has some sort of body issues on the regular but why is it so hard to talk about? Honestly, it has been a struggle for me to get used to my size and finding what works for me. You want to wear every trend, buy certain pieces you love but what I’ve learned is that if something doesn’t make you feel good, it’s not worth having. Instead of chasing what everybody else has, you always win when you learn to dress for yourself and not others. 

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And speaking of bodies…mine seriously impressed me this weekend when I was able to run my half marathon in full! Given my struggle with training, I went into it saying I’d give it a shot and if I couldn’t finish…I couldn’t finish. But I was able to pull through and do the 13.1 and I feel so accomplished. I’ll be sharing the lessons I learned from the experience later this week.

That’s it for today – it’s another week and I’m starting this one off ready to kill it! Hope you take that attitude on, too #letsdothis!

Shop the Post:

Black and White Lace Top (also available here)

Distressed Jeans

Joie Lace Up Heels (from last year but here’s this season’s)

Celine Sunglasses

Rebecca Minkoff Initial Clutch

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[Bekka Palmer Photography]

Wednesday Wish List

With last week’s launch, regular programming got a little side tracked so I’m happy to be back today with a Wednesday Wish list full of perfectly preppy and fun spring pieces. I’ve been picking up lots of pieces perfect for warmer weather of recent but with trying new brands comes returning a lot unfortunately as most of what I have ordered hasn’t fit me right. The price one pays for online shopping I guess…but also why I generally shop from retailers that offer free return shipping (Shopbop, Nordstrom, ASOS…)

Of note, I have added loads of new items to the new + improved section of the site so be sure to check it out (particularly the Under $100 section)!

Pleated Halter Top // Woven Pom Pom Strapless Top //Rebecca Minkoff Mini Crossbody (the perfect neutral!) // Strapless Satin Romper

Solimar Sandals //

Pave Double Ring //

Pink Sunnies // Sunglasses Storage Box // Lace Dress // Pearl Tassel Earrings

Nike Sneakers // Rosegold Watch (only $55 and so chic!)

floral top + silk pants

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One of the best parts about having roommates? Seeing them wear an outfit you love and being able to snag it and replicate it for work the following week! Bridget and I have known each other since college and for the past year have called each other roomies and often raid each other’s closets. We also both snagged these heels last year so I was quite literally able to copy her look head to toe. Whatever will I do when I don’t have roommates!? (Let’s not think about it…) She picked up this fun floral top at a local boutique aptly named ‘meg’ in our neighborhood but despite its name I still have yet to make it in but both my roommates have such cool pieces from their signature line. It’s on my NYC to do list for sure and until then I’ll borrow this top that’s the perfect style for Spring and summer.

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I know I noted that wit & whimsy would be “under construction” as of today, but as with all projects, timing sometimes shifts so I hope you’ll bear with me this week. I returned yesterday from Dallas where I attended a 3 day conference aimed at helping to make this blog even better. I was overwhelmed but inspired and came back with quite a to do list but found it perfect timing as I prepare to launch my new site!

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’m in New York for only 4 days before heading off to my next destination – the countdown is on! (p.s. if you’re not already, be sure to follow me on Instagram to shop my photos!)

Outfit Details:

Meg Top

Silk Pants (less expensive version here)

Club Monaco Heels

Bowling Bag (back in stock)

Wrap Bracelet (on sale!)

Lulu Frost Plaza Necklace

Michael Kors Watch (pretty much wear this every day!)

[Bekka Palmer Photography]