On Turning 32

Summer Style / Navy Floral Jumpsuit

Floral Jumpsuit (only $18!)
Last Thursday I turned 32. And while it really just felt like any other day, I have a feeling that this year is going to be one of my best yet. So while I had a low key birthday dinner with my husband, I’m celebrating on the blog with three things I’m looking forward to this year.

A Totally Premature, Unofficial Exciting Life Update

Meghan Markle Inspired Outfit / White Button Down Shirt & Skinny Jeans
As I wrote last week, I want to do a better job about talking about things that are on my mind or going on in my life. So on that note, I’m putting something very exciting, but still far from official out in the world.

Editor’s Note: Vacation Hangover

Striped Summer Dress

Sneak Peek for Next Week

A pretty, preppy summer dress for a cute little beach town in Queensland, Australia.

Need to Have

Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day a little over two weeks away, I’m feeling all heart eyes over this graphic sweater, which is 40% off right now!

 

Editor’s Note

I’m trying a new format to wrap up the week, inspired by Blair’s weekly email newsletter! I love the idea of sharing a few of my favorite finds for the week and random thoughts on my mind that might not fit nicely into an outfit post. Hopefully, you’ll like this format too and as always, if there’s anything you’d like to see covered in the blog, let me know in the comments below or email me at jen@skirttherulesblog.com.

The first week following a vacation is always the hardest. James and I flew back into NYC early Monday morning and went straight to work. Oof. Surprisingly, I didn’t suffer from jetlag much. With two 10-hour flights (first SYD to HNL, then HNL to JFK), I had enough time to adapt my body to the 16-hour time difference. Melatonin, an eye mask and travel blanket are my best friends when it comes to red-eye flights.

To fully recover from my vacation hangover, I’m playing things a little low key this week. I’m completely abstaining from makeup or curling my hair all week (thankfully I don’t have any major meetings at work right now) and returning to my routine of cooking healthy at home. I had some amazing acai bowls and quinoa salads while in Sydney, so I’m weaving that into our meals for the week.

James and I were originally planning to head out of town again today, but decided we really needed a weekend at home to unwind and unpack (yes, all of my clothes from our trip is still in my suitcase or strewn about the floor right now). Plus, I’m sticking around to celebrate my favorite boss babe Roxy and her brother, who have a brand new home renovation pilot premiering on HGTV this weekend! Tell all your friends and tune in at 2:00 PM ET to watch!

Sale Alert

Take an extra 50% off sale items at J.Crew. There are plenty of winter styles to keep you warm, but if warm weather is in your cards, there’s also a bunch of swimsuits on major sale like this lace-up one piece and this scalloped bikini top.