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5 Types of Shoes Every Girl Needs in Her Wardrobe

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Hello, my friends! Happy Friday… woohoo! Please tell me what your plans are for the weekend… I’d love some ideas from you for myself as well!
I was thinking about what to write about next, and it suddenly occurred to me that I needed to write about shoes! I’m a crazy ‘Shoe Addict’, so why have I not written about shoes yet?! I do have some authority on this subject because I am a crazy shoe person. I also live in Colorado now, where many types of shoes are required throughout the year. And, of course, I live and work FASHION! I’m always giving advice to people about the best shoes to wear with a particular outfit. And my closet has a literal ‘Wall of Shoes’ in it. The picture below is from when my closet was first designed. I always knew I wanted a ‘Wall of Shoes’, so that was my first priority in the design of my closet! This picture was taken about 5 years ago when the closet was first built, so I’ll post another below it of what it looks like now… Hint: All different shoes!😉

Picture of my shoe wall now…Notice that there are about 10 boxes of new shoes that I have no space for on my shoe wall! I think I need to do some purging and donate or sell shoes I don’t really wear anymore!

Ok, back to my topic.. here is my list of the 5 groups of shoes that all girls need in their wardrobe:

1. Heels and Pumps:

We all need some killer heels in our wardrobe, in a variety of colors. Below is a pair of Red Balmain heels that I was able to get at a phenomenal price at Nordstrom. The heel height is only about 2 inches, so they are easy to walk in and very comfortable as well.

Next is a favorite pair of everyday heels that I bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They are by Sam Edelman and I find them to be very comfortable and true to size. They also have a little bit of added ‘edge’ to them with the studs around the sides. I loved these so much that I also got the nude pair when they finally went on sale again. We all need reliable pairs of black and nude heels that are comfortable and can be worn all day. I probably wear these heels the most, as they are the most versatile. These Sam Edelman Heels are on sale right now for about $55 at Nordstrom! I highly recommend!👠👠

And here is another pair of Electric Blue Stud Heels by Sam Edelman as well. His shoes just seem to fit my feet very well. These are certainly edgy, and they also come in black if you like this style but don’t want to go with this bold color.

2. Boots and Booties:

Boots and Booties are probably my favorite type of shoe to purchase and talk about! I love them! I just bought the Valentino Suede ‘Rockstud’ Bootie and they are fabulous. The heel height isn’t too high and they are pretty comfortable too. I would definitely size up if it says to though. I usually wear an 8 or 8.5, and I had to size up to a 9 in these. These are super sexy, yet still classy, and still have that edge that I like with the studs. Save your money for these. They are a great investment!

Below is a pair of Red Boots that I got quite some time ago at DSW. They were a great price, and every girl needs a pair of Red Boots. I also got the Silver Shimmer Pair shown below as well. I just can’t say no to anything that sparkles!

And then a pair or 2 of Black Boots are also a necessity in every girl’s shoe closet. The pair below is AS 98, which I purchased at a FreeBird Store for 70% off! There are some great deals out there on great boots….You just have to do some research and look. Luckily, I work at Nordstrom, so I get to see all the new styles coming in…

I did just splurge a bit on these Prada Combat Boots below, which I just received in the mail! I’ve wanted a cool pair of combat boots for about a year and a half now and just haven’t been able to find that ‘perfect pair’. I think these are just the pair I’ve been looking for though! I’m hoping I picked the right size because they are exactly what I’ve been wanting… They are stunning and the leather is amazing!

3. Sneakers:

We all need to have a good pair of ‘Fun’ Sneakers, such as Gucci’s or the P448’s below. I have both of these and they can be dressed up or down and make a simple outfit look a little more fun!

And for those of us that workout and/or run, a good Workout Sneaker is a must! I personally like Nike, Adidas, or ASICS for working out and running. But try lots of pairs and even consider getting inserts if you have a high arch and need some extra support. When I was training for my first half-marathon, those were a life-saver, especially during the race!

I included a fave pair of my Under Armor Sneakers as well. I like them because they have fun vibrant colors, and while I’ve found they aren’t great for running long distances for ME, they might work for you. I wear these to my HIIT Workouts (High Intensity Interval Training), and they are perfect!

4. Sandals and Flats:

I think I probably wear flip-flops most of the Summer when I’m not working. They are easy to just slide on and go. I picked these Reefs to showcase because these were the flip-flops of choice when I was living in Florida. I was a Swimmer for 10 years, and we ALL wore Reefs! I don’t know if that was just a ‘Swimmer thing’ or a ‘Florida thing’, but either way, they worked, and I still wear them to this day. Although my dog ate my last pair (she’s 5 now and hasn’t done that in forever — I thought those days were over! Anyways, Havaianas also has some good flip-flops and sandals too.

These Caslon Black Heeled Mules are also great for Summer and are a lot more dressy than your flip-flops. These come in multiple colors and are easy to slip on and go and still look nice. You can also wear these with just about anything in the Summertime and into Fall. They look great with a sundresses, shorts, jeans, etc. I’ve had some major trouble trying to find a pair of mules that will stay on my feet! I think I’ve now purchased about 8 pairs and they’ve all had to be returned because I just can’t seem to walk without them slipping off. This Caslon pair below is the closest I’ve come to finding the right fit and style I like. These may just be a keeper!!

5. Winter Boots:

For those of us that have a cold Winter (sorry, Florida Friends), we all need a good pair of waterproof boots with good traction so we don’t face plant it when walking our dogs on a cold, snowy day. UGG makes a few good styles that are great for Winter weather. I grew up in Florida, so I never needed anything like this until I moved to Colorado. I learned the hard way that your Classic Ugg (below) will just not cut it.

But, with that said, I still love having my Classic Ugg Boots (comes in many different heights and colors). They are warm on the inside and comfortable for everyday cold weather (when their isn’t a ton of snow or ice on the ground!).

Below is one more picture of my Shoe Wishlist (not that I have anywhere to put any more shoes!). I can probably figure something out though…😉

I hope you enjoyed my post about shoes! I definitely enjoyed writing about them, as they are a favorite subject of mine. If any of you want to know where to find any of the shoes I discussed, or that I have pictured, please leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to find them for you.
xoxo Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose 🌹


Modeled Styles Part 2

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I’ve been working so hard lately, and I finally had some time off of work. So of course, I did my usual ‘fun’ things that I always do – laundry, cleaning, errands, etc. You know, all that fun stuff. But I finally had a day just for ME, and what better way to spend it than shopping and visiting with some old friends.
I started the day by FINALLY purchasing some new glasses for myself that I’ve needed for about 3 years now. I wear contacts, but also wear glasses at home a lot and to work occasionally. I wanted a ‘fashion-forward’ pair that would also look good at work. I’ve been wearing glasses from about 2 prescriptions ago! So even though this was kind of an errand and a necessity, if you will, I was still excited about it because I picked out a really cool pair of ‘Fashion Forward’ and classy glasses (in my opinion, of course lol). They are being made as I write this, so I should have them soon. What do we think?!

I spent the rest of the day shopping at one of my favorite malls and Nordstrom’s in Denver…. And I have never REALLY visited the Nordstrom in Denver. I was there a year ago, and I literally ran in to the Nordstrom’s Shoe Department and bought my first pair of Gucci’s and immediately left. So I didn’t see the whole store. I now have a lot of friends who have transferred there, so I wanted to see them too. It ended up being such a fun day!
I arrived at the mall and headed over to Nordstrom and went upstairs. I immediately was drawn to the Designer and Collectors Department (obviously), and started picking out some items I wanted to try on. I found my friend and we started a room while I continued to shop. I first had to try this incredible Yves Saint Laurent Bag in this gorgeous pewter/silver color. How amazing is this bag?!

I finally put down the bag down (which was difficult lol), and started trying on, taking pictures all the while. The picture below is a dress from one of my favorite dress designers, Dress the Population. It fit perfectly and I felt like a golden goddess in it! If you have never tried a dress from Dress the Population, you must try one! They aren’t for everyone, but they can be, and I always recommend Dress the Population to my clients, depending on their style and/or body type, and 99% of the time, they fall in love with them. I just sold 3 yesterday to clients who said they would not have even thought to try them on. So get out of your comfort zone, and just TRY a dress on, (or whatever it is), and you just never know if that will be THE dress! Plus, dresses especially look a lot different on the hangar than on your body..

This next picture features jeans by L’Agence. These jeans are amazing! They have a gold stripe down the side that really makes it unique. I’m also modeling a Black Blouse by DVF. I loved the blouse, but ended up just getting the jeans. These jeans are high-rise, and up to this point, I haven’t gotten on the ‘high-rise’ bandwagon, so this was a momentous occasion I suppose… Although I probably won’t ever wear the jeans with a short top that shows off the high-rise. I am all legs to begin with, and feel that high-rise jeans make me look like I’m just a head with legs lol!

I had also grabbed this DVF yellow shimmer animal print blouse, which I absolutely fell in love with… I’m not usually drawn to yellow, but it went so well with the jeans that I had to at least try it! It was $398, so not a purchase to be taken lightly. I had to think about this one, and still am considering purchasing it. The more I look at it though, the more I want it, so I may still purchase this beauty.

Next was a beautiful, colorful shimmer DVF Dress. This was a knockout! I could get a lot of wear out of this… And could also throw a nice black blazer over it for a more professional look. I have enough black blazers in my wardrobe to last a lifetime. It fit beautifully aside from maybe needing to take it in a little in the back or sides. Other than that, I highly recommend this dress!

And then down to the Shoe Department (still carrying the YSL Bag). I have a friend who works there, and he knows my style because we used to work together before he transferred. I tried on my very first pair of Valentino’s. They are the Valentino Black Suede ‘Rockstud’ Bootie, and they were pure perfection! Loved them and bought them! They are SO my style – classy, sexy, and edgy.

I then found a new brand that I hadn’t heard of before called P448. These sneakers were so unique and edgy that I ended up purchasing those too! I loved them so much that I later ordered another pair in this dynamite blue color shown below. I’m going to find a way to wear these sneakers to work in a stylish, true to my style, way. I haven’t decided what I’m going to pair these with yet, but I will be sure and post pics once I do!

And the vintage-looking Gucci Sneakers below were a must-have… I’ve been looking at these for a long time now, and finally got to try them on, and they were all I hoped they would be! They had to be ordered in my size, so I should have them very soon. I love the “old-school” look of them, and I’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of these.
Now that I’ve purchased 4 new pairs of shoes, I need to go in my closet and do some purging. Out with the old, in with the new! I take very good care of my clothes and shoes, specifically Designer Items. I tend to get bored easily with wearing the same styles of shoes and clothes, so I make sure to keep them in prime condition so I can sell them later if I choose too. For example, the very first pair of Gucci Heels I purchased, while I loved them and how they looked, they hurt terribly and I couldn’t wear them for more than a few hours. I had only worn them to work a half dozen times, and they never actually hit the pavement, only the tile at work, so they literally looked brand new. I ended up selling them for about $400, which was pretty close to what I paid!

I spent some more time with my girlfriend there and we had coffee together. Also said hello to some other old fellow co-workers. By that time, it was about 2 (and I started early!). I had one stop to make, then ventured in to Urban Outfitters, and while I was just looking around, the fire alarms went off. I honestly didn’t pay much attention, as did no one else. They kept going off, and finally an employee from the store said we needed to evacuate immediately! So I spent the next 2 hours outside, in the rain, unable to get to my car or to my Nordstrom friends! Three fire trucks came raging up with sirens blazing, but then the firefighters just kind of meandered into Nordstrom. So now I’m thinking there’s a fire in Nordstrom! Finally the alarms went off and we were allowed back in. It turned out there was just a malfunction in the wiring of the alarm system! So now it’s 5pm and rush hour in downtown Denver, and it’s time to go. I was trying to get out before rush hour, but things happen, so I just rolled with it and enjoyed a nice, LONG drive home lol!
That was my day for “ME” though, and all-in-all, it was a pretty good day! I hope you enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures. Please visit again, as I have 2 more posts almost ready to go. And I’d love to hear from you too, so please feel free to comment. Thanks, friends! 😘
xoxo Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose 🌹


An Inspirational Monday

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Since the deaths of John McCain and Aretha Franklin, and seeing their funerals and the great speakers that spoke with their usual inspirational rhetoric, I’ve been thinking a lot about inspiration and what inspires each of us.
“The Man in the Arena” portion of Theodore Roosevelt’s speech that he gave in France in 1910 has been spoken about a lot in regards to John McCain and his heroism. I read the entire 18 page speech this morning, and it is quite incredible. But I can definitely see why the small paragraph that we all now refer to as “The Man in the Arena” is so famous. Although the whole speech is largely about France, our Republics, Equality as defined by our Constitution, our duty as citizens, etc. Apparently Teddy Roosevelt was quite shocked that this speech he gave became so famous. If only he knew now that tattoos of part of his speech are on the arms of celebrities like Miley Cyrus…. I wonder what he would think about that?

So I was thinking about what different things inspire each of us. We don’t all want the same things in life, aside from health and happiness I suppose. So I ask each of you – WHAT INSPIRES YOU??
I am inspired by others’ heroism, truths being spoken out loud, great deeds done anonymously, great moms and dads, people who work hard, and I mean REALLY hard. I’m inspired by people who go after their dreams and achieve them. I’m inspired by people who say how they are really feeling, instead of pretending to be happy when they really aren’t at all.
There is a poem called “Comes the Dawn” that I found somehow way back in high school and I’ve referred to it often since then. Ive had a printout of it for probably 15 years now and I have it memorized. I believe I read some time ago that it was written initially for women who were going through a divorce. But if I hadn’t read that somewhere many years ago, I wouldn’t have put that together. To me, this is such an inspiration because it speaks to being independent and basically to stop waiting for that ‘knight in shining armor’ to come save the poor helpless girl in distress. We, as women, are far from helpless. I mean, sure, I can’t change the oil in my car or change a tire, and I put coolant in my Jeep the other day, which would have been great had I needed coolant and/or put it in the right place. But no, I put it where the windshield wiper fluid is supposed to go, because I thought that ‘coolant’ was ‘windshield wiper’ fluid. So in that respect, I may be a bit on the ‘helpless’ side, but I still have the knowledge and resources to take it somewhere and fix what I did wrong. And I learned to never make that mistake again. Plus, I have a funny story now lol! But I’m not talking about cars here, obviously. We, as women, are smart, strong, deep thinkers, emotional (I mean that as a positive), courageous, intuitive, hard workers, independent, and on and on….
This Poem teaches me, most importantly, ‘the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul’, ‘kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises’, and to ‘decorate my own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring me flowers’…. INDEPENDENCE!

Some other great inspirational posts are below:

I love this quote below. I finally love what I do, finally! I’ve found my career in the Fashion Industry and feel the sky is the limit! I have always naturally had a great work ethic, working hard and going above and beyond even in jobs I wasn’t passionate about. That work ethic, I know, came from my hard working mother, which I am eternally grateful for. When your passion and career collide, it really is a beautiful thing! I look forward to going to work and try to better myself each day. I have a Bachelors Degree, but it has nothing to do with Fashion or The Business of Fashion. I’ve looked into taking taking classes at the Fashion Institutes here in Denver as well as NYC. I’d love to get another degree in something I’m passionate about that will also help my career.

This last post below by Steve zfubcspeaks to me quite a bit. Basically since college, I think I’ve moved about 10 times! From U of F in Florida to Tampa, to St. Petersburg, then Chicago, Miami, South Beach (not sure how I survived that!), back to Tampa, Denver, California, back to Denver, and now a couple of times here in the Denver area. I always SAY that I just get bored being in the same place for a long time, which is partly true, but what is more true is that I think if I move, I will find that happiness or void that I feel sometimes, like something is missing in my life. And also very true for me, especially working in the Fashion Industry is ‘Happiness cannot be… owned or worn’. We all talk about ‘Retail Therapy’ in kind of a funny way, but really, buying something does make me happy… but just for a moment. That kind of happiness is fleeting, and trivial. I want the type of happiness that comes with ‘The Spiritual Experiences of Living Every Minute with THE ‘. THAT is my goal!

Well, that is my early Monday morning post on Inspiration! I really hope this helps someone, even if it’s just one person. That will make me very happy! And I’d love to hear about what inspires you!
xoxo Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose 🌹


SUNGLASSES Worth Investing In

One would think this post would be best written BEFORE summer started, not when it’s just about to end. But since I live in Colorado where we have over 300 sunny days a year, I’ve found that I wear sunglasses more in the WINTER than the Summer. Crazy, right? Well, not so crazy after you experience a Colorado winter! After we get our snowfall and the sun comes out, the glare off the snow is so insane that you absolutely NEED to have good sunglasses. And fashionable ones too! I mean, c’mon, let’s get real!
I’ve put together a ‘picture article’ of some of my own personal favorites, as well as a surprise page (to me at least), of shades that I just discovered and want to try that are surprisingly pretty affordable compared to a lot of Designer styles.
My first showcase includes one of my ‘go-to’ Designers – Yves Saint Laurent or YSL. I absolutely love YSL and if they weren’t so expensive, I would certainly own more than I do. The ‘cat eye’ style has been around for awhile now and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon, so I’m going to finally embrace it. The ‘cat eye’ styles by YSL range anywhere from $250 to $1,200! I think if I were to buy a pair, I’d lean more towards the $250 side. I am loving the Aviators by YSL as well though. Those are currently about $425 at Nordstrom right now. I’ve also included some other Designer styles like Valentino, Gucci, and MIU MIU, as well. Who doesn’t love a little Gucci in their lives, right?!

This next set includes some different styles by Burberry, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, MIU MIU, ACNE Studios, and QUAY (pronounced KEY – an Australian company who makes very good, quality sunglasses). I have tried these sunglasses on and they are good quality and they have some really nice styles. If you are one to lose or break your sunglasses a lot, then QUAY is a good brand for you. These range anywhere from under $30 (on sale) to about $60-$65. I saw one pair for $80. There is a large selection at Nordstrom or Nordstrom Online. I’ve also tried on the Burberry Sunglasses (red pair on top left), and I love them! They come in black as well, as shown, but the red pair was very cool! It’s a deeper, darker red, not a bright cherry red too. These can also be found at Nordstrom or Nordstrom Online for only $220 currently, which I didn’t think was too bad for Burberry. I’m still strongly thinking about getting them. But just wait and read a little further….

At some point in my life, I’ve always owned one or two pairs of sunglasses from the designers below. If you don’t like snakes or snake accessories, then you may not like Roberto Cavalli’s Sunglasses. He has a very edgy style, and I also have a very edgy style, so I absolutely love him! I own a pair of aviators right now by Roberto Cavalli that I just love. Most of his sunglasses are fairly big, so it can be difficult to find a pair if you have a small face frame, which I do. But I was able to find one that worked with some snake details on the side. They are very cool (2nd pic below)! These designers below can be quite expensive, but you can find some great prices at places like Nordstrom Rack and SaksOffFifth.

This next set includes some that most of you have now, or have at least owned in the past – Good ole Ray-Ban! I actually never owned a pair of Ray-Ban’s until this last year or so when I bought my first pair, which were aviators. I got the smaller, gold frame with the blue/brown gradient lens, and I love them (2nd pic below). They fit great, they have tons of colors and styles/sizes, and they keep your eyes protected while still making you look great! These are great for a ‘sporty, laid-back’ look. I also purchased my first pair of Kate Spade Sunglasses last year that I love. They are black and a little more on the ‘plainer’ side, if you will, but I wanted a pair that looked a little more classy that I could wear when I was more dressed up (3rd pic below). Ted Baker is one of my FAVORITE clothing and purse designers, and he also makes a small selection of sunglasses. I have yet to try a pair, but I included him because if his sunglasses are even half as good as his clothing and purse designs are, then I’ll be happy! He has a very eclectic style and uses lots of bold colors usually. If you haven’t checked him out before, then you need to do it now. That’s right, now! Well…. finish reading this first and then look him up!😉

I saved this last showcase for last. And I don’t even have a lot of solid evidence yet that I’m going to like Le Spec Sunglasses, but they have gotten great reviews and are a celebrity favorite. I first saw these celeb favorites on models GiGi and Bella Hadid, and I thought they looked kind of retro cool. I then saw them on Olivia Palermo and the Jenner sisters, as well as lots of other celebrities, so I started looking into them. It turns out that they are part of a collaboration by Adam Selman and Le Spec. I initially thought they would be extremely expensive because I was seeing celebrities wearing them, but they are actually quite affordable… The most expensive pair I’ve seen is about $120! So the jury is still out on these for me. I’m going to purchase two pairs that I found for pretty good prices, and I’ll have to do a little edit to let you know what I think or if they even look good on me..

EDIT: I received my Adam Spelman x Le Specs Sunglasses (blue pair on left below). I really like them, but wasn’t sure if they were too big for my face at first. But the more I look at them, the more I like them… Quite a lot actually! So much so that I might want to get another color… possibly white? I know I don’t look like the models below, but I don’t want to look like them. I want to look like me! What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed my post about Sunglasses. I know I put up a lot of pictures of a lot of different designers, styles, etc., but if want to know where to find any of these, just leave me a comment and I’ll find them and respond to you!
Thanks for reading!
Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose 🌹


Finding Balance with My Fashion Career and My Life

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I made a daring, late-in-life career change into the Fashion Industry. It was a bold move and certainly not one I regret. I just decided I didn’t want to work at a job that I wasn’t passionate about for the rest of my life. I’ve done well in a short time and am on the fast-track to bigger and better. But since then, I’ve struggled to find balance in my life. It’s more difficult to find time to do other things I love, like working out, hiking, skiing, playing with my dog, Scarlet, finding time to hang out with friends who have completely different lives…. I think you get the gist of this problem! And I don’t think it’s an uncommon problem for a lot of people in general, let alone for those of us who work (and live) fashion. We have crazy hours, work holidays, have days off during the week, etc.
My goal for the next 6 months is to find a solution to this problem, and quite possibly achieve that balance that I desperately need. I’m going to really need to work hard at this though, as I know it won’t be easy. These are the things I’m going to do to find MY BALANCE:
Whenever I’m invited somewhere, whether it be after work, or the day after I’ve worked 5 days in a row on my feet, I pretty much consistently say NO – because I just ‘know’ I’ll be tired, or I ‘need’ to get home..Whatever my reasons are, I have to make myself go do something fun! Socialize, have a drink, go see a movie, go to a party, out to dinner… so many things I’m missing out on because “I’m tired”, or I think I’ll be too tired. No more of that.. I mean, YES!

My excuse is that I don’t have time, or again, that I’m too tired. But in reality, if I just make a plan each week according to my schedule, and stick to it, I’ll have more energy and be happier. I need those endorphins in my life again! And quite frankly, I want bigger muscles so I look and feel better about myself. So YES, I’m going to workout! It will be hard at first to get back into it, but once I make it a habit and get into a routine, it will become 2nd nature.

I love to hike and ski, and living in Colorado, there are so many nice, sunny days and great outdoor activities that I should be participating in. Hiking a 14ner has always been a goal of mine. So I need to look at my schedule and find a good time to go since both activities pretty much take up a whole day, and if I need to request a day off in order to do it with a friend, then so be it.. no big deal, right? RIGHT!

This is something I’m sure we can all do better at, but for me, taking care of myself physically and mentally often takes a backseat to everything else going on in my life. I get so caught up in work sometimes that I’ll literally forget to eat or drink enough water.. that is not acceptable! I have got to make myself a priority. After all, how will I be able to continue to chase my dreams if I’m not healthy? I’m going to eat more, healthier food, and make myself drink plenty of fluids while at work especially. And no more excuses on this! It supposedly takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so I know I can do anything for 21 days! I can bring food to work, even if it’s small snacking-type foods, like nuts or fruit. And I’ll continue to bring my water bottle to work that I put my dissolvable collagen/protein powder and Spark in, but I’ll actually drink it! And not just one bottle… I should need to refill it 2 or 3 times in an 8 hour shift, plus lots of fluids when I get home too.

Scarlet is my 5 year old American Bulldog and the absolute love of my life. And although this is difficult to think about, she won’t be around forever, and I’m not going to have regrets when she’s no longer with me. I need to walk her more, play with her more, and take her with me everywhere I can. She loves going anywhere, so if I’m going to be doing more hikes and outdoor activities, this is the perfect opportunity to take her with me. We’ve been through a lot together and I just adore her! I feel so guilty sometimes when I get home from work, and again, I’m ‘tired’…. she will greet me at the door with a toy or just a playful, happy tail wag, and I need to put my shoes on for 10 minutes as soon as I get home (or if I can, before work), and take her out for a walk or a quick romp in the backyard. And on my days off, instead of spending all my free time catching up on laundry and cleaning, I need to make her a priority first! Laundry and cleaning can always wait, but time with Scarlet is limited, so I need to make her more of a priority. She’s not just my dog.. she’s my child and my family.

I know this post was pretty much about me and how I can improve my life and find BALANCE, but maybe it will help someone else too. I sure hope so! I’ll write another post soon and let you know how my 5 plans are working out..
Thanks for reading, my friends!
Jess from Fashion & Style by J Rose 🌹


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