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Spring Into Colored Pants

April 19, 2018

Island blue chinos

Gap Girlfriend Twill Island Blue Chinos

One of the hallmarks of spring is the awakening of color.  Blooming flowers, budding trees, grass becoming green again, Mother Nature always puts on a dazzling display of color during spring.

If you sport lots of neutrals with your pants, why not try mixing up your look with some color instead? Pastels are softer colors, known for their soothing vibe and lack of strong contrast.  Plus, pastels are always quite abundant in spring collections.  If you’ve never tried colored pants before, spring is the perfect time to dip your toe into a little color with pastel pants.

Here are some pants I’ve recently tried from the spring collections.

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3 Ways To Dress For Spring When You Don’t Like Floral Prints

April 2, 2018

dot print pant

BR Sloan Skinny Dot Print Pant

Daffodils, crocus, and tulips are typically some of the earliest spring flowers to bloom. Every year, spring fashion gives a nod to mother nature with floral prints. Pastel, retro, vibrant, regardless of the color, floral prints and spring are synonymous with spring fashion.

But if you aren’t a fan of floral prints, here are 3 ways to dress like spring, with nary a flower in sight.

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Tips To Wear White Jeans For Spring

March 18, 2018

White jeans on a snowy spring day.

White jeans are one of my favorite spring staples. They make every outfit look fresh, crisp, and they really do go with everything. While white jeans can be worn year round, I start sporting mine regularly in the spring and continue to do so all through the summer months. That makes spring collections the perfect time to shop for white jeans.

When shopping for white jeans, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Reversible Clothing — Less Pieces, More Outfits

February 28, 2018

Mix and match. Flip and Reverse. Reversible clothing allows you to get more bang for your fashion buck. You can own fewer clothes in your closet and pack less stuff when you travel without sacrificing your styling options. Comfortable. Practical. Travel-Friendly. I recently stumbled across reversible clothing at White House Black Market* and now I’m hooked!

Here are a few pieces that have caught my eye.

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Dressing For A Cold Spring

February 23, 2018

Mint suit

WHBM Mint Trophy Jacket |WHBM White Single Pleat Shell TopWHBM Mint Comfort Stretch Pant | WHBM Vanilla Snake Embossed Pumps | WHBM Mint Colorblock Tote

With spring weather right around the corner and the spring collections available now in stores, it’s time to start prepping for a wardrobe transition. The spring weather in my area is often cold, wet, and rainy, which brings with it a unique set of challenges. These are my favorite 4 tips for dressing for a cold (and rainy) spring.

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3 Great Trends For Spring That Will Last

February 6, 2018

Classic styles help ground a wardrobe, and the trendy pieces keep your look current and prevent wardrobe boredom. But how bold to go with a trend is a personal choice. Some woman go all in, and can rock a loud, bold, extremely trendy item that looks like it walked right off the runway and works perfectly for 1 season only. Other woman, like myself, are more comfortable giving a gentle nod to trends by picking pieces that will last beyond 1 season. With that in mind here are 3 spring trends that immediately caught my eye and will work both this year, and beyond.

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The Simple Trick To Making Boots More Comfortable

January 18, 2018

hiking

Nothing beats a good pair of socks. Socks keep your feet warm and comfortable. And during the winter months, your socks can do something else, save your feet when you insist on owning cute-but-not-comfortable shoes, or in the case of wintertime—boots. Boots are typically one of the highest priced items in a wardrobe, and that’s why when you buy a pair of boots and they aren’t comfortable, it can be a difficult decision to get rid of them.

But all of that can change, with a simple switch of what type of socks you pair with your winter boots.

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Steps To Dress Warm In Winter, Without The Bulk

January 10, 2018

BP Plaid Cape / Cashmere Fringe Wrap / Reversible Fringe Ruana / Fringe Ruana / Cashmere Ruffle Wrap

Living in a Northern climate, at this time of year the daily temperature in my area can run cold—very cold. How cold? Last week our daily high was 0F, and with the wind chill it was -10F. With those types of temperatures the easy solution of simply cranking up the heat isn’t always going to work. Heating systems are often inefficient, leaving a second floor boiling hot while struggling to warm up a cold a first floor. Forced hot air can also dry out your eyes and nasal passages. When the weather grows cold, you can take a few steps to dress warm so that you don’t have to raise the heat and burn out your furnace. But dressing warm doesn’t mean you have to look like a marshmallow, especially when indoors wearing a down coat or parka isn’t really comfortable.

Here are my favorite steps to staying warm indoors, without the bulk.

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5 Fashion Resolutions To Make In 2018

January 3, 2018

new-year

Resolutions don’t have to be something that you make at the start of the new year and then it falls by the wayside in a month. Instead, pick a resolution that can have a positive impact on your wardrobe so that you can enjoy it for the entire year.

Get out of a wardrobe rut and inject a little fun into your personal style with one of these 5 fashion resolutions to make in 2018.

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Shopping Brake Is In The News!

December 22, 2017

I can’t think of a better Christmas Gift than to see Shopping Brake in the news! The book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love was featured in the Community Magazine December 2017 Colts Neck / Holmdel / Lincroft Edition!

It’s the perfect gift, to discover that my book is helping people to conquer their shopping addiction, one book at a time.

Read the full article below!

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