A Few Random Things About Me

A Few Random Things About Me on Waketon Road Blog wearing denim dress

It’s been a while since I did an “About Me” post. You can see my last one here and my standing bio here. After my post on Monday about what I would tell my 18-year-old self, it got me thinking about how I’ve changed and in what ways I’ve stayed the same. Β So I felt like this was a great opportunity to share a few more random things about me...

Five Things I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Five Things I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self on Waketon Road

My 28th birthday was yesterday, and while it’s not a milestone I’m finding myself saying “I’m almost 30!” a lot lately. Not in a bad way, more out of amazement at how quickly time seems to be going now. I’ve never been “scared” of getting older because with each year I seem to understand myself more. When I think back a decade ago to my then 18-year-old self I think...

Don’t Mess With Texas

It’s been a tough week for my beloved Texas. My heart breaks for everyone affected by Harvey. I’ll admit I didn’t know what I wanted to write about this week. I’ve been really “in my head” lately. Meaning that my mind seems to be filled with so many thoughts that I don’t really know how to process yet. Or even how to communicate them. This happens to me when there...

Why You Need A Community

A couple of weekends ago I spent a quick 36 hours in Nashville with some of my favorite blogger babes. What started as an Instagram comment pod (yes that’s a thing) turned into a group of friends. Even though most of us had never met face-to-face before this weekend we created a community of support through Instagram. I’ve talked about the importance of having a community on the blog before,...

The Importance of Time With Fossil

The Importance of Time with Fossil on Waketon Road Blog

I’ve been a little under the weather since I got home from Nashville. I think it was my body’s way of telling me to slow down. After working for a straight six days, hopping on a plane for a whirlwind weekend and back home to go straight back to work, it’s no wonder my body shut down. I’m not the best at slowing down and taking time for myself. I...

Back To School Shopping with Old Navy

Back To School Shopping with Old Navy on Waketon Road Blog

No matter how long I have been out of school, I will always remember the back to school shopping. Every year when August rolled around I started to mentally prepare for fall and the new pre-fall collections that were hitting the stores. I always loved back to school shopping. Especially the first day outfit. It was the first impression for that year and it was something I took very seriously....

A Great Little Black Dress

A Great Little Black Dress on Waketon Road at George Coffee and Provisions

In all my years I don’t think I have ever found a piece of clothing that makes me feel the way a great little black dress does. I have always loved wearing black. Black is so classic and looks great on everyone. It’s slimming, allows you to explore different pops of color and is acceptable for any occasion. Also, if it’s good enough for Coco Chanel, then sign me up!...

Cute and Casual Basics

Cute and Casual on Waketon Road wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

I feel like I have been throwing the “F word” around a lot lately, but it’s true that Fall is right around the corner. So now that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has come and gone, I feel like I can go back to enjoying the last days of sweet summertime. I’ve been noticing a slight shift in my wardrobe choices lately. Maybe it’s the transition between seasons, but I have...

Why It’s Important to Make Yourself A Priority

Why It's Important To Make Yourself a Priority on Waketon Road wearing Old Navy

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how I like to set the tone for the week. As I have gotten older (I’m about a month out from my 28th birthday) my priorities have really shifted. Not that I was really ever wild and crazy but my health and wellness are such a priority today. Now I’m not strictly talking about fitness-type health, although that has been...