Finery Challenge Week 8

17 Aug

Holy smokes. Life has been so busy. We have bought a house that needs a bunch of TLC. Got a puppy, and work is booming! While I can hardly complain, my wardrobe has not been the focus of my life right now.

That being said, a couple of weeks back I used the Styling feature of Finery to let Finery choose my outfits every single day. It was THE BEST THING EVER.

Check out my video to hear all about it.

If you aren’t using the Finery app now IT IS FREE. And beyond useful for daily life. Get it here: https://r.finery.com/l5WY5xmSAM.

 

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Are You Even Old Enough?!

8 Aug

Age is a funny thing. When we’re young we want to feel more grown up. As we get older we remember times when we had less responsibility, needed less sleep, could eat whatever we wanted to. The grass is always greener as they say.

One thing that hasn’t changed since I’ve entered adult life is the frequent comment about how young I look.

There are times in life when that really isn’t so bad. Getting ID’d at the liquor store can feel like a compliment. Looking young while attending a Taylor Swift concert diminishes the “why is she here without kids” stares I might otherwise get.

But generally speaking, being told you look young also comes with a judgemental stare that is trying to decipher if you are young and therefore perhaps not qualified, not mature enough, not capable enough.

This morning I watched TV as two co-hosts bantered back and forth about the year a particular event took place. The male co-host time and time again called out his counterpart for being SOOOOO young.

It’s been sitting with me all day because the tone and judgement in his voice had her on the defence even if it seemed playful on the surface.

At the end of the day they were doing the exact same job at the exact same time. Shouldn’t it stand to reason that despite their age difference, they both earned their seat at that table? Why does her age discredit her ability to perform at the highest of levels?

Yes there is something to be said for experience, but age and experience don’t always go hand in hand.

Recently I had an experience where my age (or seeming lack there of) landed me on the defence. My Husband and I just bought a house. We were doing a visit before our new home was about to close and one of the neighbours came over sizing up the new residents of her street. After looking me up and down she said to me “are you even old enough to buy a house?!”

In that moment I wish all I had said was yes. Yes I am. But because I felt so small, I felt the need to tell her my age, explain how hard we had both worked, and that this wasn’t actually the first home we’ve owned.

WHY?! I am a strong, experienced, smart and capable person. Have I been on the planet as long as some others? No! Are there people alive on Earth younger than me?! Heck yes.

So rather than taking shots at those who may seem too young to be doing what they’re doing in life, can’t we instead lift them up and give them mad props for working relentlessly to achieving the things that are important to them?

#FineryChallenge Week 5

11 Jul

Another week, another #FineryChallenge update!  It’s been another week and remarkably I AM STILL GOING STRONG. I honestly cannot believe I haven’t added anything new into my closet.

This week I talk about how I almost cracked (but didn’t) and some tips on how you can get your wardrobe into the Finery app in a way that suits your needs!

If you aren’t using the Finery app now IT IS FREE. And beyond useful for daily life. Get it here: https://r.finery.com/l5WY5xmSAM.

#FineryChallenge – Dress For YOU!

28 Jun

I cannot believe it but I am through another successful week of the #FineryChallenge. I thought by now I would have caved. That some sparkly object would have caught my eye, BUT NO. I am not even tempted!

Getting my digital wardrobe organized with Finery really made me touch and feel everything in my closet and I have a new desire to wear things I thought would forever collect dust. Or moths? Whatever happens in your closet that makes your clothes feel really sad and lonely.

This week I tackle dressing for yourself. It’s easy to slip into sweatpants and veg when no one is looking, but with a super busy work week ahead of me, I kept reminding myself that I would NEVER wear sweatpants to work if I had a traditional office job still.

So here you have it!

And if you haven’t downloaded the free Finery app yet do it! I swear you’ll fall in love! https://r.finery.com/l5WY5xmSAM.

 

#FineryChallenge – Travel Edition!

22 Jun

OK so I’ve been away for the past 10 days and decided before I went I’d put Finery to the challenge. I somehow survived two cities on TWO pairs of shoes, TWO pairs of pants and a carry on suitcase. This is unheard of for me! I also have gone another week without putting a single thing in my closet.

The Finery has this amazing outfit planner that helps you visuals all the combos your wardrobe can handle and it makes for expert packing prep.

Get the Finery App right this second! I insist! It’s free! https://r.finery.com/l5WY5xmSAM.

 

#FineryChallenge Week 2

15 Jun

It’s time for another #FineryChallenge update! I swear every time I open the app I love it a little bit more than the last time. This week I bring you the MAGIC that is the Finery Browser Extension and the best way to find images of your fav things online, even when you think Google may have failed you!

I’m PUMPED to say that I have successfully gone another week without adding a single thing to my closet, and I’ve worn a bunch of old clothes I thought I’d never wear again!

Are you doing the #FineryChallenge? Let me know!!

P.S. The ladies at Finery rolled out a new version of the app this week AND got a patent.

The app is amazing and it’s free so download it here to see what the fuss is about: https://r.finery.com/l5WY5xmSAM.

#FineryChallenge

6 Jun

HELLO!

As many of you may know, I am an avid avid shopper. I love getting a good deal online, or popping into The Clothing Loft to score an amazing find for an even better price.

But these days my closet is feeling so full that I’m having trouble making sense of what is in there, or worse yet, what to wear.

Then I stumbled upon Finery which promised to take my closet from zero to hero. Founded by Whitney Casey and Brooklyn Decker, this app is what dreams are made of. By connecting to your inbox, Finery will pull your online purchases into the app and categorizes them in seconds. If you didn’t buy something online, you can really easily add the rest of your wardrobe through their slick browser extension or by snapping a pic!

Then it occurred to me. What if I stopped shopping in stores for 3 months and used Finery to shop my closet instead? With the features of the app I could see what I had, plan according to the weather, and even create packing lists…

So I pitched the idea to Finery, and #FineryChallenge was born. Every week I’m going to bring you some fun content from my closet, share some features of the app that I love in a bit more depth, and let you know how the challenge is going!

If you want to get in on the fun, use my referral code to download the app or visit it on your computer: https://www.finery.com/r/lRt . IT IS FREE. This isn’t some wild pyramid scheme. I’m genuinely excited to be partnered with some fierce women in tech, and get control back over my closet.

Here goes nothing!