5 Ways To Avoid Chaos + OTK Boots & Sweater Dresses

5 ways to fight chaos in your life plus how to style this cute sweater dress!

We have been doing a little renovation over in our house, removing our flooring that is constantly separating whenever the kids are running around, which we then need to kick back into place. It was awful and so due for a change. However when you change out your floor you have to move EVERYTHING! It is great for removing all the junk that you have been hoarding over the years, those items you might want someday and then totally forget about. Everything must be moved and stored in other area’s of your house, only to be moved back so the next phase can begin. It’s a bit of a cleanse for yourself amongst a lot of chaos. I thought this was an important topic to share today because sometimes we make our lives a constant stage of chaos.

Sweater dress style + how to fight chaos in your life! Cute looks and healthy lifestyle on A Beautiful Inspiration

Think about it, we try to keep up with the craziness of our lives. The craziness to keep up with our neighbours and friends, to be that mom that has it all together. To always be in pursuit of that dream position or career. We are creating lives that are in a constant state of crazy. And for what? Does it matter if you are that mom who always volunteers and remembers that Valentines day is coming up (PS another mom reminded me of that and that I need to get cards FYI)? Or does it matter more that you show love to your children & make time to really talk with them when you see them after school? What are they going to remember more? I can tell you that I have no idea how many times my mom volunteered at school… sorry mom but I can’t remember any… BUT what I do remember is her always listening to me each and every day after school. Clearly that has more of an impact on me as a youth.

Love this pink tassel necklace

Another example, Social Media. This eats us up. We love it, at least I do… and then I hate it. I love connecting with you on social media and being able to actually chat with you in real time. I hate that algorithms break us apart and for me to be able to connect with you I have to be on it even more than I would have normally or the algorithm won’t let us see each other. That is such an extra level of chaos in our lives that is unnecessary. Never mind the amount of damage the constant need to be on social media, checking our stats, our comments, likes and what our friends are doing to our minds. I mean I can’t even watch a commercial before I am back on my phone checking updates. WHY DO WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES?

how to wear a sweater dress! Looks so cute paired with over the knee boots and a faux leather jacket!

This renovation really makes me realize how in life you need to hit the pause button. To stop the chaos and relax. Kick your feet up, take the pressure off, enjoy your family, turn off that terrible addictive phone. Currently my chaotic home is making that pause really hard but it is the perfect example of how we are running our minds. We are constantly renovating in our heads. Constantly hoarding with very little decluttering.

Take the time to make yourself and your mind a happier healthier place. Here are 5 ways to fight the chaos in your life. 

  1. Meditate, you  home can be crazy but you are cleansing your mind and with your eyes closed you would never know the craziness surrounds you. Instead you are bringing peace and quiet.
  2. Treat yourself to a face mask. Something special just for you, or include your mini me. Mine loves having a face mask.
  3. Write down the thoughts that keep circulating in your head. If you take moment to write them down it allows your mind to clear and then follow up with your list at a later date.
  4. Sleep. Make sure you are getting a good amount of sleep each night, this will have such an impact on your health, your weight, your alertness, your ability to just function in general.
  5. Go to your favourite place. If you have a place you can escape to then do it. In the summer for me it is the lake. The sound of water and the way it moves captivates me and allows me to relax. In the winter the mountains are great. Closer to home sometimes just making time for a friend or your hubby can do the trick.

how to wear a sweater dress! Looks so cute paired with over the knee boots and a faux leather jacket! Sweater dress style + how to fight chaos in your life! Cute looks and healthy lifestyle on A Beautiful Inspiration how cute is this bow detail in the back of this sweater dress

Now that we have talked about decluttering our minds let’s finally get to chatting about this cute look! Being the small boutique supporter that I am (Seriously love it!) I couldn’t resist picking up this sweater dress with the cutest bow back from House Of Angelica in Banff on our last trip – You can see our visit, where to stay, to eat, shop and what to do here.

House of Angelica is just over a year old so if you haven’t visited lately you definitely need to check this cute store out. The owner is the sweetest and will be featured on an upcoming Inspired Boss Babes Series.

how to use colour to make your outfit pop Love this sweater dress paired with over the knee boots and pops of pink

I’ve paired this sweater dress as all sweater dresses should be with some Over The Knee Boots (mine are on sale from $150 to under $50) and a leather jacket I picked up from another local boutique Frock Box. To add a little pop I brought in some pink with my necklace and clutch. I am such a fan of adding punch with pops of colour. My next way to style this dress is with some denim, which looks really great and then also reversed so the bow is in the front and untied. Super super cute!!

MY STYLE:

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Now I want to hear from you! What is causing your chaos and clutter in your life and how are you managing it?

Thank you so much for reading today’s post, please comment with how you manage chaos and of course share it because you never know who is dealing with a little craziness in their lives and need a reminder on how to mange it. 

xo Jen

 

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11 Comments on 5 Ways To Avoid Chaos + OTK Boots & Sweater Dresses

  1. Melissa | Bubby and Bean
    January 30, 2018 at 5:51 pm (4 months ago)

    We moved into a new house a couple of weeks ago and my husband works for a band and is on tour (meaning it’s just me here with the kids) so this is REALLY helpful right now! Things are crazy chaoatic and I need to pull in the reigns!

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  2. Helena Marz
    January 30, 2018 at 9:08 pm (4 months ago)

    I find that lately I haven’t been very organized with my place and keep putting it off because of my full time job and blogging. I have clothes I don’t need anymore to give it away. Love how you styled this sweater dress with OTK boots and a leather jacket is a plus❤️ Xo

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  3. Sheree
    February 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm (4 months ago)

    Indeed, we can’t live our lives in chaos. It’s always hard to finish projects these days due to many distractions. And good thing, despite your busy schedule, you finished your renovation!

    I absolutely love outfit. When the leather jacket is taken off, the bow at the back of the sweater dress adds charm together with the necklace. Lovely!

    ~ xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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  4. Camille - Paisley Grace Boutique
    February 2, 2018 at 1:01 am (4 months ago)

    I couldn’t agree more with you about the dreaded phone and social media… I find that if I take a break, checking feeds only a few days a week and then RARELY posting (to prevent the temptation to check my likes and comments), I can sort of keep it under control. When I don’t, my mind feels as cluttered as the many images that pop up on my feed! To declutter my mind, I also get into a good book, pray more, and like you say…write things down so I am not continually thinking them over in a vicious cycle.

    LOVE the grey sweater dress… The bow really makes it! And where do you shop for boots? Can’t believe you found those for only $50!

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  5. Nicole
    February 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm (4 months ago)

    What’s causing chaos and clutter? How about actual clutter, lol!!! We have so many clothes, toys, and extra everything in this huge house of ours that needs to get purged!! It’s so hard though when we both work all the time to want to purge on the weekends when we just want to relax!!!! Ugh!!

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  6. Pentené
    February 4, 2018 at 1:34 am (4 months ago)

    Great post love and cute outfit. Love your tips for avoiding chaos especially writing down your thoughts. I’m trying to implement more of that in to my daily routine. Xoxo

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  7. April
    February 4, 2018 at 4:40 am (4 months ago)

    Your outfit is adorable! I tel you, my life is on the verge of chaos all the time, between blogging, working full-time and my family. I really need to follow your tips!

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  8. Debbie Savage
    February 5, 2018 at 5:09 am (4 months ago)

    Your tips are so helpful and really hit home! I feel like my life is always on chaos! Ha, ha – I honestly, don’t know any other way to living! As long as I take the time to decompress and rest then I am okay. I am embracing that life is not perfect and it is okay. You have had a lot on your plate! You are simply amazing with all that you are juggling! I am here to totally support you and I really love this outfit! Looking so fabulous!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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  9. Jenny
    February 5, 2018 at 5:59 am (4 months ago)

    I love all these tips. I also have a love hate relationship with social media. Btw I have that same grey sweater dress. Isn’t it the best?!

    Xo
    Jenny

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      inspiration
      February 23, 2018 at 7:06 pm (3 months ago)

      They go so perfectly together don’t they! This sweater is so cute and cozy! I’ve worn it with leggings and a cardigan and that is one of my favourite ways to wear it.

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