Colorful Chaos - Pish to Posh

Colorful Chaos

Today I have written 4 separate posts and deleted them all.  Here’s to the fifth one being the keeper!! It is colorful in it’s own right and I think you will see the chaos as you read on.

A few snipets of the previous 4 attempts:

  1. Two months ago to the day I left London   Closing the kitchen door for the last time- I literally stood in the doorway like I was made of stone unable to will myself to close it and walk away. It meant finality and I wasn’t prepared. I am not prepared. A running flashback of all the memories, of Declan playing in the garden, of Brendan and I eating dinner at the table, of our Thanksgiving, of everything we loved so much about this place. All went running through my mind and I am afraid to close the door and leave for fear it will never be the same. 
  2. . So  much of our future seems to be dictated by our past.  I remember, when I was younger, wanting to live my life in a proactive way and not a reactive way.  Make choices and decisions because that is what I want not because of a past experience or something else tainting it.  For example, red wine gives me a terrible hangover so I drink white instead- but I love red wine.  But is that fair?  I mean sometime we have to make mature adult decisions but sometimes I just want to make decisions without always weighing out every single potential outcome.
  3. Recently I have been doing a lot of thinking as to what I see in regards to how the blog will continue to go.  How do I create a more honest and organic impression on my readers and followers while maintaining my brand?  How do I incorporate the other aspects of my life – my son, my husband, my love for cooking, my new fitness journey, my friends- into a blog that appears to be solely dedicated to fashion??   Any ideas??  No… perfect exactly where I am also!
  4. Alert Alert- a different type of post coming!!  In December Brendan and I traveled to Morocco for a long weekend.  We left Declan in London with my mom (who graciously came out to watch him) and boarded a plane for Africa.  I was so excited and anxious about getting away with Brendan and experiencing a new culture, country, continent.  WOW.  Was I in complete and utter shock upon touch down.  Now, I have traveled a fair amount throughout my life but Marrakesh is like nothing I had ever seen.

I think this post is now about my inability to commit, focus and follow through with much.  Honestly friends- I am a complete scatter brain. Anything and everything distracts me,  I am constantly changing my mind, my emotions, my clothes, my outlook and my hand lotion.  I am always thinking about something other than what I am doing or supposed to be doing.  Hence the 4 attempts at a blog post.  Now, I do think you see a few of these come to fruition in the next couple months; once I am able to focus and put pen to paper and write- but until then you are left with this mess!!!

Photos: Jenna Sparks Photography 

shop the look: denim // top // shoes // necklace <similar> // Clutch //

This colorful casual comfortable look kind of feeds into my inability to get focused. I have been obsessing over gray tops but am so distracted by all the colorful chaos of springtime colors.  Seriously, loving the bright colorful pops of this outfit but then I am drawn back to the basic neutrals of gray and distressed denim… its like I am chasing squirrels.  ALL OVER THE PLACE.  So, this top is super easy to wear, comes in a ton of colors and is very reasonably priced. Perfect for spring and cool summer nights. These distressed skinnies are a few seasons old but still a favorite pair of mine, so I have linked the closest pair I could find.  I know my days of denim are limited so I am trying to wear as many as I can before the temps are in the 90’s here in Denver and these babies are keepers!!!  These mules are the perfect transitional shoe, I know I talked about that in this post but I can’t stress enough how practical, functional and super cute they are.  LOVE THEM.

This colorful clutch was a gift from my SIL from her Mexico travels.  It is a handmade limited edition colorful clutch so head over to Erica Maree designs to snag one up!  She has such beautiful, vibrantly colorful stuff you do not want to miss; especially if you are headed to the beach or sunny location! I have linked several others in similar style <here> and <here> but I would encourage you to check out her website! The necklace was a boutique purchase and I was immediately drawn to the colorful multi-strands… but don’t worry I was quickly running all over the store buying up everything I could find because I could not focus on any one thing.  I have linked a few similar colorful necklaces <here> and <here>.  I loved how this bag and this necklace were the perfect colorful accessories to jazz up my gray obsession.
*** I have been really loving smaller boutiques and pop-up shops so not everything I wear is linkable. I try my best to find similar items but I also need to stay true to me and wear what I love!!!***

colorful chaos

That is my life in a nutshell, friends.  I start a task, find something new to do half way through, sit down to drink some coffee, run off to play with Declan, end up talking the dog for a walk and yet… still nothing is getting accomplished over here in my world. Kid you not, this post was started and deleted at least four times and this fifth one was a struggle.  I try making to do lists but can never seem to finish them, I try setting reminders in my phone but then silence them…. I write and leave sticky notes around the house and Declan steals them… no hope people!!!  Let me clarify and say I know the reality is that I have too much on my mind, too many moving parts and too few “life tools” to deal with it all. This is a self made problem and therefore only myself can come out of it.  In all honesty, it isn’t all bad- I feel like each day I am learning something new about my life, or how to parent Declan, or which cosmetics I like, or which Sauviognon Blanc goes best with toddler food, how many times my coffee can be re-heated in the morning.  You know LIFE.  So, if you need me I’ll be over in my corner of the world indulging in my colorful chaos… come on over and stay a while.

With Love,


30 thoughts on “Colorful Chaos

  • Reply Whit March 30, 2017 at 9:12 am

    THAT necklace! I am IN LOVE! What boutique did you get it from? Accessories are my life right now to feel any sort of personal sense of style.

    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Hey Lady- it is from Francesca’s- the one in Cherry Creek- but they also do online!

  • Reply Anna March 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Wishing you luck on this new stage of your life (and blog). Really obsessed with that clutch! Xo

    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Anna- I am just not sure where the next stage is, ya know?!? So I will take all the luck I can get!!! Thanks-

  • Reply Kara Marie Armstrong March 30, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I love your fashion, but love your honesty even more. Thanks for your constant reflections! Enjoy a glass of red my dear 😉

    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Kara- how about we have one together!! I’ll deal with the hives that come!

  • Reply Emily Soto March 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

    That bag is amazing and the perfect pop of fun colors! Love it!

    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks Emily!

  • Reply Krista Williams March 30, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I love love those jeans! so gorgeous love!


    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks sweet lady!

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt March 30, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Such a cute look, I love your colourful clutch!!

    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Laura- glad you liked it!

  • Reply Debbie Savage March 30, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I love this outfit! You are so beautiful! The necklace and clutch are my favorite! I totally have the worst time focusing! Ha ha!
    xo Debbie |

    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      WOW Debbie- you are too kind. Thank you so much-

  • Reply Cristina March 30, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I love how colorful your whole look is. That clutch is amazing!



    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks doll!

  • Reply Sam Thorpe March 30, 2017 at 11:59 am

    That clutch is so cute! Would love to hear more about your experience in Morocco! I went a few years ago and I’m dying to go back!

    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Sam-thanks for the feedback- maybe I will do a post soon!!!

  • Reply Kristin March 30, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Your honesty is super refreshing! Be true to yourself always and your passion, brand and drive shines through <3 And I need to get that clutch and necklace into my closet immediately. Obsessed!


    • Reply pishtoposh March 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks Kristin- Always such a great support!

  • Reply Effie March 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Love the photo shoot location first of all? Secondly, love the simplicity of the outfit and pop of color. Lastly and most importantly, I appreciate your ability to be genuine and raw in how you feel. I have had the same feelings recently and have found some grounding for myself and calming of the mind with meditating, download headspace app and try it out, first 10 sessions are free and they only last 10min. ❤

    • Reply pishtoposh March 31, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Thanks sweet friend!!! I need all the help I can get these days- obviously!! Excited to see you this weekend!

  • Reply Lou March 30, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I’d like to start off by saying that this clutch is FANTASTIC! ? I absolutely adore it paired with that necklace.


    Lou ?

  • Reply Lindsay March 30, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I absolutely love how the colors work so perfectly with the neutrals and that clutch is TDF! 😀


    • Reply pishtoposh March 31, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Thanks Lindsay!!! You should check out the website some great stuff!!

  • Reply Nicole Raithel March 30, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I love the fun happy accessories you put with your shirt and jeans! And I have said this before, your hair is #goals.

    Nicole /

  • Reply Dayna March 31, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Amanda, I love this post so much! So appreciate the journey your on with your blog, I feel the same. The outfit is absolutely adorable too! xo Dayna //

    • Reply pishtoposh March 31, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Thanks for the love Dayna!!

  • Reply kat March 31, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I love your outfit and that colorful clutch! Loved reading your stories and getting to know you a little
    Kat |

    • Reply pishtoposh March 31, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Kat- so glad you stopped by!!!

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