Obsessions 09.29.17

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and then we tried obsessions

It’s been a whirlwind week with Hannah and Michelle out of town at a conference for work and Robin living the single life while Tai and Charlie are traveling. We’re looking forward to taking a breath this weekend! Here are the And Then We Tried obsessions for the week.


Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama and Roxane Gay INBOUND Conference

This week Hannah and I were at the INBOUND conference and Michelle Obama spoke directly to us on Wednesday morning. Okay, she spoke to a crowd of about 10,000, but we were sitting pretty close! She is such an inspiration and seeing her (interviewed by Roxane Gay!) in person was amazing. She talked about how the hard times taught her grace and how women everywhere need to start to speak up and make sure our voices are heard. We’ll have a full INBOUND conference recap up for you Monday, but it’s safe to say I’m obsessed.

Elastic Waist Pants

So according to doctors, I have mono, and over the weekend a full body rash showed up. When I was trying to plan what I was going to pack for the conference, I realized I needed looser pants that wouldn’t be rubbing up against my gross rash. I’m hooked on elastic waist pants now, so I’ll be wearing them exclusively for the rest of the fall. I grabbed a pair of $7 clearance pants from H&M that look like pajamas, a plaid pair of trousers with elastic at the back of the waist, and a pull-on pinstripe pair from the Who What Wear collection at Target. Here are some similar options if you also want to look pulled together but really be wearing elastic waist pants.


Embroidered Heels

embroidered heels

For a wedding in a few weeks I’ll be wearing a red dress I already own but that doesn’t mean I can spruce it up with new shoes, right? Since the dress is plain red, I’ve been eyeing embroidered heels like these. Just have to pick one and pull the trigger…which are your favorite?



Stan Smith Sneakers

stan smith white sneakers obsession

I mentioned in our fall fashion wishlist that I was looking into getting a pair of Stan Smith Adidas sneakers. I finally pulled the trigger and I love them! I got this navy pair (as opposed to the original green) and have worn them a few days a week since I got them. They’re pretty comfortable, although they’re a little tight in the pinky toe region. When I initially bought them, I bought both a women’s and men’s pair. They looked the same online but the men’s pair was $15 cheaper. There was no difference in person, so I stuck with the men’s pair and saved some money!

Bob Seger

Bob Seger concert

I’m heading to my third Bob Seger concert this weekend with my friend Alisa and her parents. It’s become a bit of a tradition now that we all go see him when he comes to Columbus. Looking forward to seeing Bob rock his headband and dad shoes!

This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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