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Don’t give up - anything worth fighting for, you have to fight for.

It is never too late to start - take that step, that thing you’ve been wanting to do? step up to it and into it, your future self (in 10 years) will thank you.

If there is anything that this last decade has taught me it is those two things. Ten years ago I was starting over. I had just had what I refer to now as a quarter life crisis and I knew I had to make some big changes. I quit my job, recommitted to my relationship, and was starting fresh. I set goals for myself in both my personal and work life and started at the bottom so to speak. If you told me then that it was going to take ten years to get where I am today I probably would have laughed (and then cried haha)... but it was all worth it.

I’ve had women (and a few men) ask me if I think its too late to start blogging and my answer is no. Is it true that there are more bloggers/influencers now than 5 years ago? Yes of course, but no two people are the same. I truly believe that there will always be room for a new perspective and for a unique voice. It sounds cliche but if you want something bad enough and work for it, in my experience it will happen. It may not be exactly what you first set out to achieve and the path that takes you there may look different than you imagined, but you will get there.


In 2019 I started sharing more about my styling business. How I got here, what I offer, and some of my processes. This year I want to take it a step further and get back to sharing more styling content. I love creating style guides: what to pack, at any age, but to be honest, these collages take so.much.time. to create. Over the next few months I’ll be working on a plan to streamline the way I create these post and hope to be able to make them more frequently. They’re honestly some of my favorite content!

Additionally, I want to start focusing more on seasonal capsules. You all loved my Fall capsule wardrobe! I have ideas on how to expand them into different lifestyles (for example SAHM, office looks, model off duty style, etc.) so stay tuned…


more video - I really love creating video content and it is something that excites me but is also a little scary. Unchartered territory. Thats how I know I need to be doing more of it:) I started my youtube channel last year but it needs a little love:)

pinterest - Using pinterest more and growing an audience on the platform was one of my goals for 2019. I re-discovered it last year and have really enjoyed using it as a creative outlet and also as a source of inspiration.


This should be at the top of my list! I’m being 100% transparent here, my goal was to get this done, and up and running by November 1st. I missed it. I don’t know what happened, for some reason it scares me partly because it feels like a big commitment and partly because there has been a bit of a learning curve figuring out how to get it going. But I’m doing it! I will have a newsletter by February. Please subscribe when I do haha!


One thing that really hit me last year and specifically over the last 6 months - I don’t take care of myself enough. Sure I eat well, drink green tea, but beyond salads and a basic multi vitamin, I really don’t focus enough on my health. I work an average of 60 hours a week between the blog, Instagram, shooting photos and video, styling clients, and research. The rest of the time I’m doing #momlife and it leaves little time to slow down. If i’m being honest with myself, things are not going to slow down, and actually thats exciting to me….I love what I do. But that being said my health has been suffering. I’m exhausted, I need supplements, probably probiotics, to eat even better, more exercise. I’m not really sure what this will all look like but I’m committed to focusing more on my health in the new year and prioritizing me. There is something to be said for the saying: “put your own oxygen mask on first”.

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Lastly I want to thank you, my readers, from the bottom of my heart. Your messages, your likes, and your support means the world to me. I feel so lucky to have this space and that I get to call this my job. I love hearing from you and my mailbox is always open!




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Mini skirt from H&M with a gray suede moto jacket // the girl guide // stephanie trotta
Mini skirt from H&M with a gray suede moto jacket // the girl guide // stephanie trotta

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heart necklace c/o // Jane Winchester

sunglasses // Celine

pumps (old) similar here // Ralph Lauren

Mini skirt from H&M with a gray suede moto jacket // the girl guide // stephanie trotta
Mini skirt from H&M with a gray suede moto jacket // the girl guide // stephanie trotta
Mini skirt from H&M with a gray suede moto jacket // the girl guide // stephanie trotta
Posted on August 20, 2019 and filed under Outfits.



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I love wearing silk skirts and luckily for me its been a bit of a trend lately which equals more options. I posted this silk skirt look at the beginning of the season and since I did I’ve probably worn it 10 different times and 5 different ways. I first saw this style online but didn’t order because I thought, “How could it be nice at that price?”. Well I was wrong! Walked into H&M last month and was shocked at the quality (and again at the price) and so excited they had my size. If you don’t see your size keep checking back, I find that people return or exchange and you get a second chance! Here is another style that would be pretty with a black or ivory sweater. I also love this snake style or this burnt orange one paired back to a brown sweater.



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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, “mom life” doesn’t have to mean you’re living in spandex everyday. Totally not judging those who do (I get it!) but there are other options:) Below is my simple formula for a chic and still comfortable kid-friendly look. It all starts with a cute coat like this one. Its usually one of the pieces in a closet that my clients will say they’re “saving” for a special occasion. My advice is to ditch the puffer once and a while and feel good in your best coat! A wool wrap coat doesn’t have to break the bank, and I tried rounding up a wide range of price points. Next up, my closet staple the oversized sweater. I love this one and this budget friendly neutral one. My favorite pair of black jeans (probably ever) are these. I have them with the slits but you can also get them without. They’re extremely comfortable and soft and the high waist holds everything in. Note: If you don’t love for your button to be over your belly button, these are not for you!

Short story about my sneakers: I recently wore them on stories and someone asked what color they were. I laughed and responded, “I call the color vintage and stained!”. I bought this pair 14 years ago at a second hand shop on M Street in Washington, DC. They told me they were special because they were made the last year that converse still made their sneaks in the US. Fast forward 3 years a puppy and one day I came home to a half eaten shoe. Needless to say I STILL have them and still wear them all the time. I was psyched when I found this pair online because the color seems to be that same vintage creamy tone that mine are as well as the slightly elevated sole for a little extra cushion. You will thank me!!!









I hope everyone is having a great week! I for one can't believe its already Wednesday. I've been trying to get this post up for two days but between work and recuperating from last weekends festivities I've been just a tad behind:)

Ok so if I had to describe my style with one outfit THIS WOULD BE IT! A casual chic look that works day or night and is drum roll please....50 shades of GREY! I love this jacket because its a cool twist on the classic Chanel one and still has that Parisian model off duty vibe. I purchased this one 3 or 4 years ago and I love the fact that they're still making variations of the same style. I actually use it all the time in the spring and early Fall but recently I've been layering it under my down coats and leaving it on when I get to my destination (lunch with a friend, dinner, etc.). It was definitely a spurge when I purchased it but I'm so happy I did! I found this one if you're looking for a steal version and also this version for under $100. 

If you're wondering what to pair this style jacket with I always like to suggest a white or black t-shirt for a relaxed look. It also looks great paired back to a high low silk blouse or tunic and leather leggings if you want to dress it up.