It was a promise of summer

I did it. I bought jeggings. After years of judging, I actually bought a pair and my god are they the most comfortable pair of pants I’ve ever owned. I even tweeted my praise to @AEO this morning and got a pleasant response. Let’s face it, they’re awesome. (Not just saying this because I’m competing in Project Live Your Life.) (I actually do love AE.) (A lot.)

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Shirt: American Eagle
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: American Eagle
Necklace: Baublebar
Bracelets: American Eagle
Nails: OPI

I may love these jeans now, but I know I am quickly going to trade them in for a dress or skirt as soon as Houston turns into a pit of fire in the summer.

Have a great Friday and thank you for reading!

Leah

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About a dress

I spend the better part of my day dreaming about blue skies, cool wind, vibrant flowers and me twirling around like an idiot in a nude dress and a sparkly necklace.

I have my eye on a few blush and cream options for spring.

In the nude

1. Zara Faux Leather Dress
2. American Eagle Lace Party Dress
3. TopShop Textured Seam Tunic

My skin tone is still way too light for these dresses, but as soon as my body no longer resembles a block of Philadelphia cream cheese, I am buying a nude dress.

To compliment the flirty feminine hue, a sparkly bib is a great addition to add a punch of personality and complete awesome.

Adult bib

1. Baublebar Eve Foliage Bib
2. Stella & Dot Somervell Necklace
3. Forever 21 Be Seen Iridescent Bib

Having once been an advocate for dainty necklaces and unique charms, I have been converted to statement necklaces. I can’t get enough. I want to collect them. I want to own so many that my family becomes concerned and I end up on an episode of Hoarders. Do they still air that show? I hope so, because I need help.

What pieces are you excited to wear for spring? Do you have a current obsession that may result in an intervention? Let’s start a support group.

Leah

8-5

I can’t believe I’ve been at my new job for a month. I’ve definitely been playing around with my work outfits more and getting creative with my limited business casual wardrobe.

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Sweater: Target (similar here)
Skirt: Banana Republic (Ivory version)
Shoes: Macy’s
Purse: Forever 21 (similar here)
Necklace: Baublebar

Can you tell I just got off of work?

I played with patterns and textures today. The striped pattern is bold enough to pair with the smaller wool knit on the skirt. I balanced the black collar of the sweater with a large necklace, and kept my tights and shoes neutral. I was skeptical about my outfit as I was heading out the door, but the more I shamelessly looked at myself in the bathroom mirror, the more I liked it.

I am tired of wearing dark colors though. Come to me, spring!

Have a great Tuesday and thank you for reading.

Leah

Infinitely Interesting

That’s the domain I originally wanted to purchase for my blog: infinitely interesting.

Not only is it a lyric from one of my favorite Incubus songs, it describes what I strive to be. As a writer and comedy enthusiast, I look for different ways to be interesting. I’m constantly inspired by the women of YouTube who create such beautiful videos, whether it be a makeup tutorial, styling video, or short sketch. I am also enamored by female writers and anyone who shares who they are online. It’s a scary place.

I decided on the name “Morning Ink” thanks to Incubus’s album¬†Morning View. It’s a great album and one I highly recommend for budding writers. It inspired quite a few stories in my youth. I decided on “Ink” because I’m a writer.

Ok, outfit time.

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Tank: Gap (similar here)
Cardigan: American Eagle
Skirt: American Eagle (similar here)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (simple gold version here) (snake print)
Necklace: Baublebar (similar here)

I wouldn’t take this Baublebar necklace off to save my life. It’s so pretty. I wish I could buy one for all of you but sadly it’s no longer available on the website.

Wearing pleated chambray and a floral tank may seem a little too premature for spring, but it’s only in the 70’s today! Houston has had (frustratingly) weird weather lately. I hate¬†love it.

Have a great Sunday and thank you for reading.

Leah

Happy New Year

Oh hey! It’s a new year. My boyfriend and I welcomed 2014 by eating Ben and Jerry’s and watching multiple episodes of That 70’s Show. No regrets.

ALSO, I now have Instagram! You can click here to follow me or on my photo feed on the left side of my homepage. My username is queso_kisses. Prepare to see a lot of my dog.

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Shirt: Forever 21 (similar here)
Cardigan: Gilly Hicks
Pants: J.Crew
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Forever 21 (similar here)
Necklace: Baublebar (I love this similar statement bib)
Nail Color: Revlon – Cherries in the Snow

I’ve had my eye on this necklace since Ingrid Nilsen a.k.a MissGlamorazzi on YouTube debuted it in her Baublebar collection. Even though it was released months ago, my boyfriend still surprised me with it on Christmas. It’s a new treasure.

I start my new job tomorrow! I’m extremely nervous, but also excited. Wish me luck!

Have a great January 1 and thank you for reading.

Leah