Faux Fur + Life Lately

Lifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK boots

Haaaaaaaappy Friday! I’ve got to be honest with you guys, this week has been a real doozy for me. I’m not sure why, but I’ve just felt stressed. Don’t get me wrong, I know we all are, but this week has been especially overwhelming for me. Nothing big or bad happened, just little yet frustrating things that have continued to go wrong.

Lifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK bootsLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK bootsLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK bootsLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK bootsLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK bootsLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK bootsLifestyle blogger Mollie Sheperdson styles a faux fur vest and OTK boots

On Monday I stayed up wayyyy too late to get my hair tutorial post up. On Tuesday, my usual subway was running with serious delays which made me seriously late. Yesterday, I was so worried about getting today’s post written at a decent hour (to avoid another late night this week) that I forgot to rinse out my conditioner before leaving the shower. It was also tax week, which is neverrrr fun. I’ve posted one Instagram post all week (which totally tanked in terms of engagement… womp womp), and I’ve continued to watch the number in my inbox climb but have no energy to tackle it. It’s just been one of those weeks where I can’t help but wonder why I even blog in the first place, since it’s definitely been a big part of my stress.

But then I get an email from a reader, telling me she used my hair tutorial to curl her hair that morning and it had really helped her. Another girl messaged me on Instagram telling me that she loved how I edited my photos, and asked for tips on how to make her feed more cohesive (something that I have really been struggling with myself- or so I thought. Isn’t it funny how much harder we are on ourselves than anyone else?). These are the reasons why I blog. I’ve always told myself, if I’ve inspired just one other person today, then what you’re doing is worth it. We all have our highs and our lows, and this week was definitely down low for me. But the good news is that not only is it the weekend, but it’s a three day weekend! I’m looking forward to recharging (aka sleeping for dayz) and starting next week off on the right foot. Clearly I’m no expert on how to not let stress get the best of you, but I think that if we all take a moment to think of one thing that makes us happy or that we’re grateful for, our problems will seem a little smaller. 💗

I had no intentions of this post getting so lengthy, but the words just kept flowing! So for today, I’m going to skip the whole song and dance about my outfit. This fur vest feels like wearing a hug, you need it in your life, and that is all. I know I’ve probably said about 100 times that I want to get more personal with you guys. This is definitely not something I would usually share here, so what did you guys think? Was it TMI or we’re you able to relate? I would love to know any and all of your thoughts!!

Faux Fur Vest | Sweater Tunic | Faux Leather Leggings | Over The Knee Boots | Celine Belt Bag | Black Aviators

xx Mollie

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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  1. January 13, 2017 / 6:36 am

    I am 100% able to relate to you! I also felt like this was a hard week & I defitely was struggling with being “uninspired”. But the good news is every day is a fresh start and a new chance to spread some inspiration! Cheers to a rejuvenating weekend!! 🙂

    • January 13, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Hi Gentry – Ugh I’m sorry to hear you had a hard week too! I blame it on Friday the 13th! Cheers to the weekend and starting fresh next week 🙂

      xx Mollie

  2. January 13, 2017 / 7:17 am

    I had a tough week too! Started with the flu and struggles to catch up. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend, you deserve it!
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

    • January 13, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Oh my gosh, Elle!! There is nothing worse than the flu – Wishing you lots of time to rest and recover this weekend! Sending good vibes your way!

      xx Mollie

  3. Nataly
    January 13, 2017 / 8:59 am

    This week was a little crazy for me too! I love the this whole look Mollie! You look so pretty!

  4. January 13, 2017 / 9:02 am

    Love the Faux Fur!!! This one looks so cozy and so cute on you!

  5. January 13, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Such a cute vest! And girl I’m so hard on myself so I totally get it!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  6. January 13, 2017 / 9:51 am

    So sorry to hear you had a stressful week – sending you tons of good vibes for a relaxing weekend ahead!

  7. January 13, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Well first off, I love this look. The liquid leggings look amazing on you and that vest seems so cozy! I’m so sorry your week was so rough – it’s hard to remember why we continue on with our passions, when we feel so depleted, but it sounds like you got some amazing encouragement as well! Here’s hoping that reading the comments on this post will also motivate you to keep going, because you’re honestly doing wonderful, and your photos are gorgeous, and I love following your blog!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • January 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Hi Stephanie – You are SO SWEET! Your comment alone has made me feel 10x better. Thank you so much for your kind words, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      xx Mollie

  8. Brittany Garcia
    January 13, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Girl you are not alone! I think all of us go through the struggle of keeping up with everything related to blogging! Sometimes it becomes so overwhelming that we all need a break! You are doing great… Love this look girl! 🙂

    Brittany 🙂

  9. Kelssey Layton
    January 13, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Sounds like a crazy busy week! Hope you have a great weekend though! I am loving this faux fur vest… One of my favorite things to layer with in the winter!

  10. January 13, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Sounds like a rough week but with a wonderful up-swing towards the end! Glad you were able to find that positive. Happy Weekend!

    Lee Anne

  11. January 13, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    I love the leggings with the fur vest! So cute! You look gorgeous.

  12. January 16, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Keep up the great work on your blog and don’t get discouraged. I’m new to the blogger world and can definitely resonate with the little disappointments – even over an Instagram post.

    This outfit is really cute and the vest looks so cozy. Even when you don’t know it – your blog is helping people and influencing people like me to not give up. Thanks for sharing!


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