Worry Less Live More

February tends to be one of those months were you have to hit the ground running and fast.

 Sometimes I (perhaps we all do) need a reminder to relax, breathe easy, and live in the moment. Otherwise, we're headed towards stress-city central. Kind of reminds me of the dreaded 6 train I tend to miss by a few seconds every m o r n i n g, but I always remind myself to chill - no need to stress when another one is on the way. For a few ways on how I keep the peace during mercury retrograde (only a few more days until we're in the clear!!) read on.

Some people may swear by leaving carefully placed post-its full of mantras in their homes to help combat stress. I tried it at one point but unfortunately my cat decided they were her new play things. Since then I've been looking for new ways to include these little uplifting messages around the home or on me. So far, I've created this Pinterest board, recharged with this mug, and found this awesome e-store called Le Motto.

I'm wearing the "Worry less, Live More" tee from their shop. If you have the time to check it out, please do. Their philosophy is awesome in how they wish to promote positivity. Ten percent of their profits are allocated to anti-bullying causes, so you'd be shopping for a cause (#winwin).

Not to sidetrack today's post or anything, but I have to admit that looking my best helps me feel my best and less stressed. Well, at least on days I'm having important meetings or need to show my best face so to speak. For those days I grab my best red (currently

Audrey from the Audacious Line

) and gorgeous pearl earrings because they're always appropriate (Jackie O. said it herself). These studs are from 


 and on sale if you're feeling so embolden. If you need a nudge, remember pearls are a great investment piece that can go with nearly anything.

Moto Jacket: Topshop  Shirt: c/o Le Motto  Skirt: Tart Collections (similar style)  Earrings: c/o thePearlSource.com  Tights: Calvin Klein  Boots: Wanted  Tote: Sorial  Pouch: c/o Quilted Koala  Lipstick: Audrey by NARS

Okay, back on track. The last way I prevent losing my mind and fighting retrograde haze is by making sure all my things are compartmentalize in my totes. I'm a huge fan of the local business Quilted Koala and their Joyful and Happy collection (even the names put me at peace). Their pouches come in different sizes which comes in handy when storing things. For me, I'll use a smaller pouch for my wallet, keys, and cash. And let me tell ya, being able to pull those things out in a flash, say when your metrocard needs refilling saves so much time compared to shuffling your things inside a tote. Ugh, how I hate to shuffle and then find things in a completely different spot.

Well this is how I attempt to stay in the clear, how do you guys beat the 'grade?

P.s. Thank you all for the birthday wishes!! They really made my day :).

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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