One Week Left to Show Me <3

Hey everyone! As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, Bloglovin is having a contest for new bloggers. The blog that receives the most followers this month will be featured on Bloglovin! Wouldn’t that be awesome to see your fave PJA featured? So, if you haven’t done so already, follow me on Bloglovin and share this with your friends and family. If I win, I’ll have a little giveaway at the start of September to show you thanks!

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Thanks for the <3 !

PJA

Let’s Talk About Change

Change: that inevitable thing that happens. The thing that keeps life going. Change can be gradual or abrupt. It can be positive (a promotion at work, a new home) or it can come in the form of a less than welcomed surprise (getting fired, being forced out of your apartment).

Either way the dice is thrown, change can have it’s challenges. A promotion means new responsibilities and a new home entails the daunting task of moving. Even seemingly negative changes have an upside! The promise of meeting new people in a new living situation or getting to pursue the dream you put on hold for work.

Whatever happens and whenever it comes, it seems to happen just when it’s really needed. Life is funny like that, isn’t it? I’ve had my fair share of changes, as most of you, and I’ve developed a system of sorts to help ease the burden of transition.

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  1. Process – After your initial reaction, it might take you a minute to accept the changes coming your way. Take your time to wrap your mind around what affect this change will have on your life. Cry, breathe, meditate, do yoga, or whatever it is you need to do to fully absorb and accept this eminent change.PJA filter 22
  2. Dream -Think of all the positive things that can come from this change. Think of all the positive impacts you can make with your new roll at work, pin your dream decor schemes, or revisit the startup idea you put on hold for your old job. PJA Ferry Building cu edit 2
  3. Plan – Do your research and create a game plan. Here is my very simple game plan process: take out a piece of paper (or open up a new word doc) and start writing. It doesn’t have to make any sense at first, just let your subconscious flow onto the page. After you’ve written everything down, pick out your best ideas and thoughts and organize them in a way that makes sense to you (be it a list, a chart, a time line, whatever!). Let this be your loose change execution guide.PJA Mountain Goat Hill-0792
  4. Action- Take your game plan and go! Apply for the job you’ve always wanted, go see a realtor, grab a friend with a truck to hit the yard sales/local ikea for furnishings.

Whatever you do: Don’t. Stop. Change won’t halt just because you’d rather sit around in your PJ’s eating mac’n’cheese watching the new Wet Hot American Summer series on Netflix. Whether you start the change or it happens to you, do as the rivers do and go with the flow.

Have you experienced a major shift recently? How are you dealing with this change?

<3 PJA

Peepin’ the Street: Fall Inspiration

My favorite season in fashion: the layers, the colors, and all the varying textures make me so ready to get cozy! Do anything but hibernate in these trends:

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Specifically, the leopard print coat. I already have this one checked off on my list, but I’m making it my mission to actually bust it out this year! Below are a few purrrrfectly cool (and affordable) options.

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 Over-the-Knee Boots

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I can’t begin to tell you how long I have been searching for the perfect pair. It feels like an eternity! Maybe one of these options will do the trick.

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  Mules

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A few years ago, I would have cringed at the thought of buying mules. Look at me now! Here’s a few I find perfectly slip-on worthy.

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What are you lusting for this fall?
<3 PJA

 

 

Forever Young

So, as you might have guessed by my lack of posts, I’ve been a little out of it lately. Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed (yay). Recovery has been surprisingly quick, but you can only do so much Netflix bingeing in bed before you go bonkers.

Luckily, there’s always online shopping! To my shock and amazement, Forever 21 has quite an amazing selection this time around. From ultra stylish collaborations to some stellar suede stunners, F21 has stepped its game UP!

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Images courtesy of Forever 21.

<3 PJA