Playing Big as a Woman

Tara Mohr is on a mission to help women speak up and influence the world with their voice. Mohr is a personal coach who helps many women step up in life to find their calling. It’s best described as a personal development book for women in the workplace, but I don’t mean creating large business plans. This useful book is life-changing and really resonated with me! My copy of the book is filled with post-it flags of key parts that I want to refer back to. The message of this book will challenge you to think differently. Tara offers reasons women may choose to hold ourselves back, which is why so many of us are not playing big. The book is all about how to thrive as a woman and some specific skills and mindsets to create a fulfilling life. I've found many of the concepts to be helpful as it is encouraging to trust and believe in yourselves. The tangible advice and insights I most appreciated were the communication tips and how to unhook from praise and criticism. Let’s talk about some of her practical advice.

Target Spring Styles

Wow Target is really stepping up their style imitating all the big brands and selling the latest trends. On April 9th the Victoria Beckham collection will be released at Target. The lookbook is already up on their site and she offers children's clothes, women's and plus sizes in bold colors. Course I don't expect to get any of it, I'm sure it will sell out the first hour.

One of the big trends for spring is the cold shoulder this year. Target has quite a few fashionable pieces sporting this trend. Straw beach bags are also on trend now. Target has it for just $20 compared to these expensive options: Woven Tote with Pom Charms and Woven Tote with Tassel. In my previous post I talked about espadrilles shoes and showed some pricey options, Target has a few styles at a much cheaper price point. Steve Madden's blush ECNTRCQT sneaker retails for $70 and I got the identical pink shoe from Target for $25! Aren't they cute?

The Sam Edelman Gigi sandal  retails for $60 and at Target an identical sandal is only $12! Talk about a steal! Baublebar released their own Target collection with earrings that look similar to their statement earrings that got for $40.The SUGARFIX by BaubleBar earrings cost $13. I picked up some jewelry, a couple dresses, and the pink sneakers of course!
The other thing I picked up at Target were these round European paper towels. I've noticed at work that people can't tear off a paper towel without touching one on the roll, this round stack solves that problem. I also love the Oh Joy! collection at Target for its whimsical home decor. I finally tried out the Honest Company's Organic Healing Balm Soothing & Moisturizing Ointment which has been a life saver for my dry hands.

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Kusama Infinity Mirrors Exhibit

The Infinity Mirrors exhibit by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn Museum absolutely mesmerized me! I had heard of this exhibit before and was so ecstatic when I heard it was coming to town! Her unique installations are made in tiny rooms that only fit 3 people where you feel completely immersed in her work. 87-year old Kusama has produced more than 20 distinct Infinity Mirror Rooms and is still making more! The Hirshhorn’s exhibit presents 6 of the rooms. It was hard to get tickets, and with a ticket there was a long wait in line, then it took 2 hours to get through the exhibit. The Hirshhorn has extended their opening hours to accommodate all the people that want to see the exhibit. The timed passed are one of the hottest tickets in town as more than 14,000 people have seen the exhibit in just the few weeks it’s been open!

Spring Trend: Blush & Espadrilles

I'm building my wardrobe for my tropical vacation in a couple months and my  favorite pair of espadrilles finally gave way, so I’ve been looking for a new pair to replace it. I’ve noticed that espadrilles are making a style comeback. Traditionally they've been made in Spain since the 1800s by hand out of jute fiber. Originally they were flat but can also be high heeled made from a woven rope sole.

I’ve always loved the stylish look of them, something you would picture yourself wearing with a sunhat and off the shoulder dress walking the cobblestone streets in Europe in the summertime. But they are not just for summer holidays. Espadrilles are classic but I love this fresh new updated look to them with criss-cross ankles laces.  Kind of reminds you of ballet shoes. If you're not a heels person, wedges are great because they give you a little more stability by distributing all of your weight evenly over your feet. These chic shoes will dress up any casual day outfit.

You can never go wrong with espadrilles The look is always timeless as they create a casual effortlessly chic look. In this beautiful hue of pink - blush is on trend this spring. I think these shoes look very feminine and are an essential summer item. Do you own a pair of espadrilles?