Hey friends! Happy Friday, February and Black History Month! January literally felt like it was 39843085 days long so I am excited to see what February brings. This week, I took a much needed break from social media, blogging and the influencer world altogether. It was such a relief and huge weight off of my shoulders to do so, but I honestly missed it so much. As much as I enjoyed coming home and not working for several more hours, when you really find something you love doing (blogging, social media, digital influencing), it hurts to take time off even when you know you need it. All that to say, taking time to breath and setback from work (even work that you love) is vital and overall is good for your health. Reward yourself this weekend or upcoming week by taking time to relax and not work 12+ hours if you don’t have to. I know as influencers, we can feel guilty for taking days off of content creation and inspiring, but it’s amazing to know that some time off can actually help you curate new ideas and pump up your motivation.
Today, I’m talking all about casual style. For my readers that know me or have met me at events, you can probably tell casual style is my favorite. I love to doll up casual pieces with statement earrings and heels, but honestly y’all, I love a good pair of jeans and a cardigan. With the jobs that I currently have, I have a lot of flexibility in what I wear and don’t have to dress business professional like I did when I worked for a non-profit a few months ago. So throughout the week, I dress a step down from business casual and then on Friday’s, I dress super casual AKA jeans and a tee. For winter, I throw on a thick cardigan, such as this one from PinkBlush. Y’all know that I absolutely adore PB and this cardigan is no exception. The contrasting colors are super cute and make it easy to pair with jeans that also have dark and light tones. My booties are by Sugar but they are literally sold out everywhere ya’ll. You can find this brand at Kohl’s or DSW! I am back and fourth with my “everyday” bags between my monogrammed Marley Lilly tote & my LV Neverfull. I tend to have my laptop with me everyday and only like to carry my MacBook Pro in my ML bag since the straps are thicker and don’t dig into my shoulder like the straps on the LV bag. Well, that basically covers my casual Friday looks! I also like to dress down/comfy because my friends and I tend to grab 1/2 priced margaritas on Friday evenings and I like to go straight from work #MargQueenHere! Anyway, I hope everyone has a lovely Friday and awesome weekend. Shop this look with the links throughout the post and at the top & bottom. -xo, Azanique <3