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August 5, 2013
Live Like a Muse





I’m excited to announce that today is the first day of an exciting campaign with Muse Apparel! Live Like a Muse is all about being inspired in your everyday life — whether it’s going to work, answering e-mails, running errands, or socializing with friends, we’re all looking for that little bit of inspiration that makes each day special. I’m thrilled to be one of the 5 women in the campaign and to get a chance to share what inspires me!


Living like a muse is truly a mindset and dressing for it is the first step. I’ve always been a night owl and found the mornings to be particularly tough. Getting out of a cozy bed is pretty low on my list of favorite things so when I moved to Chicago I wanted to make sure I setup my new home so that I would be excited about getting ready in the morning. Now, getting dressed is my favorite part of the day. I love getting inspired by colors and patterns and coming up with new outfit ideas is a creative outlet for me. I’ve found that what I put on to wear that day largely changes my attitude toward how I’m going to take on the day.


In this Jungle Print Scuba dress, you can’t help but have a killer and positive outlook on anything that comes your way. What I love the most about this dress is how vibrant and playful it is! It definitely shouts a confidence from it that you can’t help but absorb when you put it on. It’s a powerful print, with a classy touch. These days I’ve been crazy busy after work where I have needed to go from work appropriate to cocktail appropriate right away. This dress is perfect for that. I found that dressing it down for work with a cropped black jacket or colorful cardigan covered up the bare shoulders that I was saving for the cocktail hour. You could easily transition to a leather motorcycle jacket or a top knot as soon as you leave the office for an edgier and dressier look.


Bold and beautiful is a powerful combination and Muse Apparel embodies the bold and beautiful woman. Don’t be afraid to stand out and share your inspiration with others!


For my #LiveLikeAMuse prizes, I chose tortoise sunglasses, statement stud earrings and a bright pink lipstick. No matter what you’re wearing, these three items individually or combined can help you feel inspired! Check them out here on my Muse x The View from 5 ft. 2 page. To win these prizes and more from the Muse site (including gift cards to purchase the dress as well), enter the contest by submitting your e-mail address. The more entrants, the better chance you have of winning!


Follow along to find out how I’m Living Like a Muse on Instagram (@viewfrom5ft2), Pinterest (@cpetric), and Facebook (/viewfrom5ft2). Good luck & happy Muse-ing!



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