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I'm Elizabeth. Welcome to my blog. EE O'Brien Style is a place to share all of my passions with you - fashion, interior design, art, graphic design, beauty, food, travel, and wellness. I hope to inspire and be inspired. Join me on a journey to design my creative life! 

What I Wore Last week

What I Wore Last week

Some things I learned last week:

I desperately need a steamer! I am famously opposed to ironing, but after seeing pictures of myself looking so wrinkly this week, I think it’s time to invest in a handheld steamer.

High deductibles suck. It seems alluring when you’re looking at the monthly payments, but in reality high deductible insurance is basically worthless. I know, I know, it’s more for major medical issues. (I’m in no way trying to offer advice, just venting really.) I’m not one who goes to the doctor unless I absolutely have to, but you never know what little things will come up. For example, I dropped a one-liter bottle on my foot last week, which resulted in a super nasty bruise and considerable walking impairment. I resisted a visit to the doctor because I didn’t want to pay for it, but after a week of hobbling around, and imagining a future of ghostly pains from a improperly healed broken bone, I finally caved and went to the doctor. One x-ray, and $175 later, no broken bones. Is my peace of mind worth $175? Jury’s still out.

Routines are the key to a good life. I’ve been working on this one for years and I’m still struggling to be consistent. I’ve fallen into a bit of a hole in my couch for the last few weeks, with no positive routines in sight. It’s sort of a depression/escapism cycle that I go through periodically. I suppose I have a good reason, since my only child has recently left home and I’m entering a new phase in my life, but I’d rather face it in a proactive way. It always kind of sneaks up on me. I feel fine, until I look up and realize I’m still in my pajamas, and I’ve been worlds away for a really long time. I’m not moving forward. I’m not creating, which is what gives me the most joy. So, it’s time to set goals, and make plans, and get back on the routine horse, so to speak.

Outfit 1 - Staff Meeting - I’m so wrinkly! Now granted, this pic was taken at the end of the day. But, still…

Outfit 1 - Staff Meeting - I’m so wrinkly! Now granted, this pic was taken at the end of the day. But, still…

Outfit 2 - Long day at work - Gah! So many wrinkles!

Outfit 2 - Long day at work - Gah! So many wrinkles!

Outfit 3 - Going to work

Outfit 3 - Going to work

Outfit 4 - Brunch and Farmer’s Market with Mom - These jeans were too hot! It’s almost the end of September and it’s still almost 100 degrees every day!

Outfit 4 - Brunch and Farmer’s Market with Mom - These jeans were too hot! It’s almost the end of September and it’s still almost 100 degrees every day!

Outfit 5 - Work on Sunday Morning (and Finley’s every day look)

Outfit 5 - Work on Sunday Morning (and Finley’s every day look)

Digital Monoprint Sneak Peek

Digital Monoprint Sneak Peek

A Capsule for My Pup

A Capsule for My Pup