Cinder + Salt is Makin’ Moves with their #LIKEABOSS Collection

cinder + salt - likeaboss collection feat

likeaboss with cinder and salt via @poorandpretty

You guys know how much I love Rachel DeCavage, right? She’s become a great friend and is a truly inspiring and tireless (seriously, girl, when do you sleep?) entrepreneur. When I helped her out with a photo shoot a few weeks ago, I got a sneak peek at her latest Cinder + Salt collection, and now I’m so pumped to officially share #LIKEABOSS with you!

cinder + salt - likeaboss

Inspired by the daily hustle of movers and shakers and lady entrepreneurs, #LIKEABOSS is just as energetic as Rachel herself. Says Rachel, “We designed our products for women who carefully balance their career and personal goals, and crave apparel and accessories that skirt the line. The designs are centered around inspirational phrases and are printed on items that can be worn at work, to the gym, and anywhere in between.”

cinder + salt - likeaboss collection 2

The motivational prints and tees are just as much a rallying cry as they are encouragement, especially the stayin’ hungry stayin’ foolish design, inspired by the famous Steve Jobs quote. There are five new designs in total, each printed with reclaimed inks on racerback tanks, slouchy pullovers, tote bags, and as 11 x 14 prints.

cinder + salt - likeaboss - go getter makin moves

I want one of everything, especially the pink Go Getter slouchy pullover!

cinder + salt - likeaboss pencils

Oh, and she’s even got a set of pencils, for everyday inspiration. Grab your favorites here before March 1st and get 15% off with code TAKECHARGE.

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Outfit: Date Night Dress

Date Night at New Mill Restaurant via @poorandpretty

To avoid the Valentine rush, Stan and I had our romantic dinner last night at New Mill Restaurant in Southington. The food was pretty delicious, but it was noisy. The bar was crowded and we were seated right next to it. It didn’t matter though, we were there together and we got dressed up.

Date Night Dress outfit via @poorandpretty

 

I wore my Holly Golightly dress from Fleet Collection and ban.do purse — both Christmas gifts from Stan — with hot pink tights, a hair bow to match, and beige wedges.

Holly Golightly Fleet Collection Dress back detail via @poorandpretty

My favorite outfit detail is the bow on the back of my Holly Golightly dress.

I’m starting to wig out a little. Stan is leaving Sunday on a two-week trip to Israel! I’m mostly excited for/jealous of him, but also a little bit terrified because of all the… uncertainty over there. But I’m sure he’ll be safe. I will just need to keep very occupied because we won’t be able to talk much. I’ll be lucky if I get a text a day from him. International data/phone plans are crazy expensive. Anyway, let’s send him happy thoughts and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Date Night Dress outfit 2 via @poorandpretty

Outfit details: Holly Golightly Dress in Plum: Fleet Collection, gift. Flipside Clutch in Blush/Pink: ban.do, gift. Pink tights: Betsey Johnson, Marshalls, $10 for a pack of 3 (similar). Beige Patent Wedges: Chinese Laundry Marcie Patent Wedge Pump via DSW, $40 (similar, similar).

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Outfit: The Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher Outfit feat

Kindergarten Teacher Outfit 2 via @poorandpretty

Time is flying by way too fast and I do not like it. I can’t believe it’s already February 3rd (Suzi’s birthday) — Happy birthday, Suzi! We always celebrate it on the day of the Super Bowl, much to her chagrin. But this year, we (most of us) barely watched the game and instead played board games and chowed down on the yummy cupcakes I made her, so I think we did okay.

Saturday was crazy busy too. I dropped off a bunch of my scrubs and lip & body balms at The Haven Collective, which you can grab there through Valentine’s Day! Afterwards, I drove up to East Hartford to help out with a Cinder + Salt photo shoot, and gave Rachel some pointers on beginner DSLR photography. And of course, she took a few photos of me in front of the awesome backdrop she made. I love this casual color-pop outfit. It kind of reminds me of a kindergarten teacher.

likeaboss with cinder and salt via @poorandpretty

This was my favorite photo of the day, though. Rachel has a new collection coming out soon, so these prints are a sneak peek. ;)

Kindergarten Teacher Outfit via @poorandpretty

Outfit details: Mustard Cardigan: Charter School Cardigan in Honey, ModCloth, $35. Navy Polka Dot Tank: Uptown Consignment, $5 (similar). Book Shop Stop Jeans: Angry Rabbit, ModCloth, $55 (similar, similar). Navy Keds: gift, but you can get ‘em hereWatch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex.

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Outfit: Snow White & Cranberry Red

Snow and Cranberry outfit feat

Snow and Cranberry outfit jump via @poorandpretty

I am feeling pretty pumped about 2015. I haven’t declared any “official” resolutions, but I want to focus on two things: networking and my relationship with Stan.

As far as networking goes, I can’t wait for Monarch Workshop in March! The women behind it are such an inspiring group of female entrepreneurs. I’m so looking forward to chatting with them and soaking up their collective knowledge.

 

Snow and Cranberry outfit 2 via @poorandpretty

The tricky part is balancing more networking and social events with, well, less networking and social events. I do a lot of things. My full-time job, this blog, and the Poor & Pretty Apothecary take up most of my time. Often, they eat up too much of my time and I forget to take a night off to do something special with Stan. This year, I will make that happen!

Snow and Cranberry outfit with ModCloth coat back via @poorandpretty

Stan certainly helps me with all of my crazy extra-curricular activities. How awesome is he for stomping around in the snow with me to take these photos?

Snow and Cranberry outfit with ModCloth coat via @poorandpretty

And speaking of awesome: check out my new coat! Eeek! I received this from my Dad for Christmas. You miiiiight have noticed that I’d been wanting it for a while. It’s the Haven’t Seen You In Ears Coat from ModCloth, which is 70% off right now! I’m so in love with it. I’m really picky about coats and this has everything I wanted: peacoat style, pockets, cute color, hood. The adorable ears were a happy, happy bonus. Another bonus? I got these pants for only $6 from Avenle. Win!

Snow and Cranberry outfit via @poorandpretty

Alright, I’m sure you’ve had enough of me being a ham for a day. I hope your new year is off to a great start!

Outfit Details: Haven’t Seen You In Ears CoatModCloth, gift. White Cable Knit Sweater: Target, $25 (similar). Crimson Rose Pants: Avenle, $5 (similar). Brown Boots: Cliffs by White Mountain, Marshalls, $40 (similar). Striped Infinity Scarf: Gift. Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex.

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Color Loving: Marsala

Color Love - Marsala-feat

Color Love - Marsala

Have you heard the news? PANTONE has declared Marsala to be the color of the year for 2015. Here are a few of my favorite Marsala-inspired things:

1. Jools Bag by Darling UK, via Ruche.

2. Alem Scarf via FashionABLE.

3. Big City Shopping Skirt in Cranberry via ModCloth.

4. 100% Pure Creamy Polish in Tart.

5. All Sweetness and Delightful Bootie in Wine via ModCloth.

6. Timex Originals 80.

7. Rose Clay Facial Mask by Poor & Pretty Apothecary.

How will you wear Marsala this year?

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