What’s Your Me Time? & Link-Up!

June 22, 2015·

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and PEOPLE StyleWatch® and InStyle® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Summer4Me http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

It’s pretty rare these days that I get actual “me time.” Let’s be honest, it just doesn’t happen. As selfish as is sounds, I have to be intentional about getting my “me time” in. As surprising as this may sound, I am actually very introverted and really garner my energy from time alone in the Word, reading a book, watching a movie, or flipping through the pages of fashion magazines.

I. Love. Fashion. Magazines. I always have.

Anyway, I’ve been traveling visiting family and one thing I look forward to whenever I get on a plane is picking up a couple of fashion magazines to read and get a little “me time” while I travel! Even that hour on the plane – you know, no WiFi, no cell signal, just flipping through a magazine, is my way of getting relaxing and getting inspired. And that’s not to mention relaxing by the pool or on the beach with my family!

BUT, before we left on our trip, I HAD to head to Target (aka: my happy place) and picked up all my trip necessities… including this month’s copies of People StyleWatch and InStyle Magazines. Which, by the way, right now you can save 20% OFF (!!) some magazines like PEOPLE®, InStyle®, PEOPLE® StyleWatch, and Us Weekly® by using the Target Cartwheel Digital Offer. Any other Cartwheel fans out there?! Also, you can receive 20% off special edition magazines. Both offers are available until 7/10/15 (while supplies last)!**

Coral shorts, Sseko sandals, floral top, sunglasses

Lilly Pulitzer tunic, lace shorts, pink bag, and Nine West wedges

Another one of the ways I get my “me time” in, is spending time flipping through my style magazines like InStyle or People StyleWatch and getting some inspiration for a different outfit, a new trend I should try, seeing how celebrities rock a certain style, OR maybe I see an outfit that reminds me of something I’ve worn before or something I already have in my closet. I love it! It’s sort of my “escape,” where I take the time to go in my closet and put together something I wouldn’t have thought to try. Does anyone else love doing that, too?

Stitch Fix Skies are Blue “Karla Textured Short”, Stitch Fix Under Skies – Alexa Embroidery Detailed Tank, Coral heels from Rack Room Shoes, denim jacket, Stitch Fix Pixley “Carly Multi-Stone Layering Necklace”

It can be so easy to look at fashion magazines and think about all that we don’t have or all that we want or all that we wish we had. I actually love doing the opposite and looking at fashion magazines to see and appreciate what I already own! It makes me appreciate what’s already in my closet!

When I was looking through this month’s issues, I saw a lot of trends that reminded me of pieces I have in my closet and outfits I’ve already worn! I LOVE that.

Bright prints, textured shorts (one of my FAVORITE trends), printed denim, florals! So many awesome ideas gracing the pages giving me inspiration on pieces I can pull out and try to style in a different way… while also being totally content rocking the same outfit over and over again because I love it that much.

Stitch Fix Brixon Ivy “Diaz Embroidery & Crochet Detail Cotton Top”, Pixley “Carly Multi-Stone Layering Necklace” , Nine West tan wedges from Rack Room Shoes, Stitch Fix Dear John “Niki Cropped Skinny Jean”

What about you? How do you get your “me time”? Do you love fashion mags like I do? What do you get your inspiration from?

let it shine Welcome to Let it Shine…..the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years….we decided to rename our link up to something we felt would be a better fit. Thus, Let it Shine! Why the name? Because we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine. We’ll be sharing our favs here each week and on social media…….letitshine621

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Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board! So, go ahead…..and Let it Shine!