Cat and I started this blog over a year and a half ago. Where has time gone? Your guess is as good as mine. When we first started The Resource Girls we had no idea what we were in for, the good and the bad. One of the positives to our friendship and our mindset with this blog, along with many other situations in life, is we try not to take ourselves too seriously and aren’t afraid to make a mistake. There are so many things we didn’t know first starting out, and still don’t know. However, not being afraid to make a mistake and never being too hard on ourselves has truly allowed our inner boss ladies to shine. Everyone has to start somewhere! We hope that even on the toughest days we inspire you to do the same.
In this blogging world it can appear to outsiders that things are one hundred perfect all the time. Maybe you’ve even thought that of us. You see these beautifully crafted pictures and think we must always have our hair done right with the perfect amount of makeup on, or that we have all our crap together and figured out. Well let me tell you that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We’ve both experienced heart break, have days that are just downright stressful and overwhelming, make mistakes, been let down and let others down. You name it, we have either done it or gone through it just like most of you! Much like the attitude we had when starting this blog, we try to live out the same mantra in our everyday life. Life’s too short not to laugh at ourselves sometimes! Adulting can downright suck some days. This is when you have to choose to create your own sunshine and not take yourself too seriously.
Cat and I are not shy about our love of anything boho chic. We love feeling a little extra hippie in our spring and summer wardrobe for multiple reasons. It’s carefree and flowy with such an ease to it. One of the biggest reasons we love the hippie vibe though is it makes us crave the sunshine. Need help channeling your inner flower child? Enter two of our favorite local designers - Peach and Pepper and Bohemi Jewelry. We don’t know what we love more - the fashion or the beautiful women behind these brands. If you’re stuck in a fashion rut and looking for a little flare look no further than these two Denver designers.
We not only love Peach and Pepper for their boho flair but for how versatile the pieces are. We love P&P’s mission to make great fashion that’s incredibly personal. Style is how you express yourself and show your personality and Peach and Pepper allows you to do just that. Bohemi Jewelry takes any great boho outfit to the next level. Heather, the designer, seeks to create pieces that accentuate your inherent beauty. They are timeless one-of-a-kind treasures that will be in your family for generations to come. The mixed metals, beautiful stones and turquoise have a sense of magic, an aura of something just a little bit extraordinary.
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So, don’t look at these pictures and think we have it all together and our lives are perfect. Reality check is my vacuum broke recently, so I had to add that to my list of bills for the month. I’m in the midst of a long application process as I’m applying to go back to school this fall for my MSW and that has me a little stressed out wondering how I’ll make it all work and if I’m certified crazy for going back to school. Cat’s just finished tying up loose ends from her divorce, moved across the country and is starting anew in a new city. But, with all that going on we’re choosing to find so many things we are grateful for and choosing to live in the sunshine. We hope when you look at these pictures you’re inspired to do the same.
In life, much like fashion, you have a choice. You wake up every day and choose what you’re going to wear. We’re learning when times are hard we have to choose to find the sunshine in it. What about when you get dressed looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, “Today’s going to be a bright and sunny day!” Think your day would be different? We can almost guarantee it will!