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February Monthly Roundup + What I’ve Learned

02/28/2019

The shortest month of the year is over and it’s crazy to think we have almost completed one quarter of 2019! It has been a month filled with gloomy weather and learning to balance a lot of new things. This month flew by, so here is a round-up with everything from my new favorite pair of jeans, what I’ve learned, + this outfit with an adorable sweatshirt and more!

ON THE BLOG

This month I shared everything from my current favorite books to a few blogging tips posts + more!

My Current Skincare Routine: A look at the cruelty-free skincare products I use every day!

Using Social Media To Grow Your Blog While Still Enjoying It

Book Recommendations #5: After many months there is finally a new book recommendations post!

My Favorite Songs To Wake Up To: A look at the songs I love to listen to in the mornings that put me in the best mood.

Little Things That Have Made Me Happy Recently 

Tips For Putting Yourself Online

How To Deal With Less Sunlight In Winter

WHAT I LOVED

Wordscape

I’m not someone who usually plays many games on my phone, but if I do it is almost always a word game. Wordscape is one I discovered this month and I’ve started playing it almost every night. It’s a mix between crossword and word search/scrabble, which makes me feel a little less bad for playing it so much.

American Eagle High Waisted Jeans

Finding the perfect fitting pair of jeans has always been a challenge for me, but I think I’ve finally found them! This past month I decided to go on a hunt for a good fitting pair of jeans, and it was a surprise to me when American Eagle had a pair I loved! Their high waisted jeans are amazing. They fit my body really well and they are comfortable +  really easy to move in.

WHAT I LEARNED THIS MONTH

Having an exercise routine is not only good for the body, but it is also good for your mind.

Your health is the most important thing. Taking days of rest is needed, especially around this time of year.

No matter how challenging something is, if you want it you should never give up. The time will pass anyway.

The biggest mistake you can make in life is not making any mistakes. It’s the only way you truly can learn and grow.

All you can do is laugh when things go wrong and go with the new normal.

You can only balance so much in life. At some point, you have to sit down and prioritize and let go of what no longer serves you.

OOTD

This month was filled with many rainy days, which meant most of the outfits I wore were all about comfort. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I have an 11-year-old Bichon Frise, and when I was on Uniqlo’s website I saw this sweatshirt with a dog that looks almost exactly like her! This sweatshirt has become my go-to for days when I’m staying at home, and these grid pants from Monki are the best pair of pants I’ve ever bought.

And that is a roundup of February! I hope you had a great month and I’d love to know one thing you loved this month!

25 responses to “February Monthly Roundup + What I’ve Learned”

  1. Missy May says:

    You look wonderful, Kara. Great casual classic outfit! You’ve learnt great lesson. I so agree with you on exercising being good for the mind and the health being very important. I love to exercise. Helps with my insomnia a lot. 🙂

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

  2. Mica says:

    That top is the cutest with the adorable little dog! I really like your grid print pants too, what a fun outfit with the print and dog detail 🙂

    Glad you had a lovely February.

    Hope that your week is going well so far and you have a nice weekend planned 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  3. Patricia says:

    I love what you said about learning from your mistakes and letting go of what no longer serves you. I couldn’t agree more!

  4. Love this cute sweatshirt! I need to check out that Word game. Would be perfect to play while traveling this weekend.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  5. Allie Mackin says:

    Oh I love high waisted jeans! I never thought to try American Eagle for jeans I will have to keep this in mind. And that sweatshirt is cute I need one kitty as I am a kitty mommy lol

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  6. Kathrin says:

    It sounds like it was a good month. That sweatshirt is so cute! What a fun find! Also, congratulations on finding a great pair of jeans. I know how hard that is to do and I often have to try on dozens of pairs until I find one.

    I hope you have a wonderful March and a great weekend.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  7. Heather says:

    These trousers are STUNNING – I have a really similar pair in red! I’m equally shocked how quickly 2019 is going by, particularly as I now have only 20-something days left in school ever… Looking after my health has been a big lesson for me this moth too as trying to get the balance between working out and looking after yourself when you’re ill and drained from work is tricky. Great post as always!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

  8. Sonia Aicha says:

    love the pants, so trendy and they look very comfy !
    thanks for sharing,
    Sonia
    http://www.soniaaicha.com

  9. Jeanne says:

    February definitely flew by so fast! Love those pants by the way!

    http://www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

  10. Yay! I loved this roundup! I always enjoy visiting your page <3 I just realized that I wasn't following you on insta, so I started following 🙂 That's a cute sweater btw! I hope you had a lovely weekend! ♥
    PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com
    instagram.com/iamperlita

  11. Gemma says:

    Suc h a nice post! Love your outfit and the jeans also sound amazing! Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  12. Hi kara
    This month flew to me too.
    I love confort looks just like yours I just dont like very much blue marine. But you are very stylish. I dont like to play games on the phone either😁
    Xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

  13. monika says:

    You look very comfy and stylish 🙂 :*Regards

  14. Jessica says:

    I love coming to your blog – I always feel encouraged and happy. I hope you’re having a good Monday!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

  15. Samantha says:

    Such a great post and love your #OOTD 😉
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  16. Nina says:

    I agree with you about exercise, it’s so important not only for body but for mind too. LOve your outfit , looks so cozy. Happy Monday dear.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  17. Radi says:

    I love high-waisted jeans as well. I really like wearing them with a crop top.
    Have a happy march!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  18. This outfit is so on point love the trousers on you Kara, I love a good pair of high waited jeans too! Have a fabulous March darling.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  19. Margot says:

    I love love theses pants,
    They look chic and comfortable !
    Xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

  20. Quinn says:

    I love the idea of flowing with ‘the new normal.’ Because it’s beyond true! You’re so wise, Kara. I need to get on that high waisted jean bandwagon – I smell some online shopping 😉

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

  21. Ashley says:

    How is February so short but actually felt ENDLESS? Haha.

    I need to test drive those AE jeans! They look + sound awesome!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  22. Hannah says:

    Such a great post! This year is going so quickly, it’s a little bit scary haha! Totally agree that having an exercise routine is important, it always makes you feel so good afterwards xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  23. Naya says:

    What a lovely and inspiring recap here! I couldn’t agree more about having a proper workout routine – this year I’ve been way more proactive in that sense and honestly feel like a better person already. The best way to get rid of negative thoughts in your head (for sure)! xx

    Naya
    http://www.nayatilly.com

  24. Jessica says:

    Love your top dear. So cute and cozy, so chic with the pants too.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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