Monday Vibes

July 16, 2018

In addition to all of the craziness with the job situation and thinking that we were moving, and then figuring out that we weren't moving I forgot to mention that we also have had houseguests for the last nearly 3 weeks - which although was wonderful - meant that you better believe I thoroughly enjoyed this past weekend of down time with just the husband and the fur babes.

I know you may not believe me, but, I truly am a homebody at heart. And I LOVE quiet. So on Saturday when I had almost the entire day to myself with zero people in the house I was in 7th Heaven. 

*Side note - remember that show?! So good!*

I digress.

Anyway, where I am going with this is that after a recharging weekend and a little nap this morning after I taught my 7am cycle class I feel energized and ready for the busy week ahead!

And lets be real, that does not always happen on Mondays, so I am pretty pumped.

Motifs Portland Maine | OOTD - 5th and Magnolia

Motifs OOTD | 5th and Magnolia | Old Port, Portland Maine

I am also pumped about this collaboration with Motifs here in Portland, which is where this dress and adorable backpack/purse are from.

Not to mention the fact that you can still enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the boutique!

Yup, that's right - free shopping $$. 

I mean...who ever said no to free shopping?!

Not someone who I consider a friend that's for sure. 

Motifs | 5th and Magnolia | Monument Square, Portland Maine

Motifs Women's Clothing | 5th and Magnolia | Old Port, Portland Maine

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GIVEAWAY

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Interested in entering? 

It's simple - follow these instructions:

1. Follow 5th & Magnolia on Instagram

2. Follow @motifsportlandme on Instagram

3. Browse Motifs website or their Instagram posts & stories and then head on over to my Instagram post and leave a comments the item(s) you would get with your $25 gift card

 

That's it!

Pretty simple & a total win win. At the very least you get to do a little window shopping or online browsing to help pass the time on your Monday afternoon.

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Motifs Clothing | 5th and Magnolia | Old Port, Portland Maine

Motifs | 5th and Magnolia | Old Port, Portland Maine

I personally would suggest this dress - it fits beautifully and flows so easily as you move. Definitely a staple if you have an office job or for business meetings. 

And I have to admit I was surprised by how much I loved the backpack. 

I have seen people using them while traveling and never thought I could pull it off - they always seems a bit "momish" to me. But when I saw this one at Motifs I thought I would give it a try (and if you know me, or read my blog often you know I am always hesitant to try new things) and I am so happy I did! 

The straps detach so you could easily carry this as more of a tote, do the over the one shoulder look or wear it as a full backpack. 

If I had an office job this would absolutely be my go to bag for the to and from work life. 

Motifs Portland Maine | 5th and Magnolia

Motifs | 5th and Magnolia | Portland Maine

OOTD with Motifs Portland Maine | 5th and Magnolia

What do you think? Backpacks or no? 

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Monday!

And also, just a reminder, for the Motifs Giveaway winners will be chosen this week on Friday July 20th! 

 

xo - margaret

 

 

All photos by: Courtney Elizabeth Media

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