Wardrobe

What To Wear For A Long Day Of Shopping

March 26, 2020

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If you’re going out shopping for your spring wardrobe (or any season really) and you know it’s going to be a marathon long shopping session, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dressed for it. Wearing the right (or wrong outfit) can make a huge impact on your shopping experience. Wear the wrong outfit and you’ll end up frustrated, get slowed down when trying things on (or you may not even bother try things on—because it’s just too difficult to do so), and you’ll be forced into overspending and making snap judgments because you just want to be done with it all.

If you wear the right outfit, trying on clothes will be faster, you’ll be more comfortable, and you’ll be able to focus on what you are buying and your shopping goals (and budget).

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5 Fashion Staples For Spring

March 12, 2020

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Spring’s warmer weather means it’s time to give your wardrobe an update. But spring weather can be fickle, one day it’s warm and sunny, the next, wet and rainy. If your area has constantly changing weather like mine, you’ll want to keep transitional pieces in your wardrobe.

Here are five transitional pieces that will work well with any spring wardrobe:

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5 Steps To Switch Up Your Style

February 27, 2020

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Uncovering your true style increases confidence and makes shopping and getting ready easier, and faster. When you present yourself to the world in a way that you want to be seen—in a manner that is aligned with your true style—everything changes. How you walk. The way you speak. How you hold your posture, the list goes on and on. These changes stem from a place of increased self-confidence. When you think you look good, you feel good, and that feeling manifests in how you interact with the outside world.

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Fall Trend — Cardigan As A Top

November 1, 2019

English Factory Mixed Media Cardigan

Madewell Colorblock Cardigan

1.State Button Front Cardigan

English Factory Mixed Media Cardigan | Madewell Colorblock Cardigan | 1.State Button Front Cropped Cardigan |

Sometimes the best pieces in your wardrobe, are the ones you can sport in more ways than one. One item that is often a staple in wardrobes, that is not always thought of to wear in more than one way, is a cardigan.

According to wikipedia, cardigans are named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. This piece of clothing is modelled after the knitted wool waistcoat that was supposedly worn by British officers during the war.

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How To Wear A Blanket Scarf For Fall

September 24, 2019

A blanket scarf is an oversized square scarf that is the perfect accessory for fall. Blanket scarves add an instant touch of visual interest to your fall outfits, along with much needed warmth on those transitional fall days. Unlike traditional scarves which only add interest around the neck area, a blanket scarf can drastically change up an outfit.

Here are 3 ways to wear a blanket scarf for fall:

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How To Transition Your Summer Wardrobe To Fall

August 29, 2019

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The arrival of fall doesn’t mean that you have to pack up your summer clothes right away. With a few simple tips, you can get more mileage out of your summer wardrobe before you have to pack it up for winter.

Five tips to transition your summer wardrobe to fall:

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5 Tips For Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 24, 2019

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Now through August 4th is my favorite sale of the year, the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. At this time of year everywhere I look I see bloggers, fashionistas, and social media influencers talking about their favorite picks from the Anniversary Sale.

Why all the hype?

Each year Nordstrom releases new fall items in the summer at a significantly lower price. Think all of your favorite brands – Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto and more – on sale! This event is the first chance to get a peek at the upcoming trends and styles, and it’s a chance to snatch up something brand new for fall and winter, at a sale price, before the season starts. With this sale, there’s not waiting until the end of the season to pick out a leftover item that you won’t be able to wear for another year.

With so much buzz, and only two short weeks to shop, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype when shopping this type of sale.

Before you do, check out these 5 tips to help keep you from making a poor purchasing decision.

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3 Trends You Should Definitely Try This Summer

June 26, 2019

If you feel like you’re summer wardrobe is in a funk, or you just want to try something new, here are 3 trends that have caught my eye this summer.

Wide Leg Cropped Pants

Cotton Linen Drawstring Wide Leg Pants

Fun and flattering, a wide leg pant is a classic look. Everyone can pull this off, even short gals. The key is to make sure the length is right. You’ll want the pants to hit a few inches above the ankle. If the length is off, don’t be afraid to have them brought up by a good tailor (or yourself if you’re sewing savvy.)

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Get Ready For Summer With The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

May 31, 2019

Shop the sale now for the best items for your summer wardrobe.

If you’re a Nordstrom lover like me, then one sale that gets you really excited is the Half Yearly Sale, which is going on now until June 2. The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is a chance to grab deals on thousands of items for your summer wardrobe. During the retailer’s Half Yearly Sale, prices are up to 50% off (most are 40%) on cute dresses, trendy sandals, fun swimwear, and gorgeous accessories, everything you need to get your summer wardrobe in tip top shape for the upcoming season.

I like to shop sales for two things, big discounts on high priced items (especially designer pieces) and stocking up on basics.

Here are my favorite’s from this year’s Half Yearly Sale:

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Yellow—The Color Of Spring and Summer

May 17, 2019

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Add yellow to your spring and summer wardrobes

Light and sunny, yellow is a pleasant color that can brighten a rainy spring day, and radiate energy and excitement when it’s hot in the summer. In many asian countries as well as China, yellow is seen a the color of happiness, wisdom, and harmony. The most highly visible of all colors, yellow is often used for pedestrian crossings. Don’t believe me, on the the next rainy or cloudy day, compare white and yellow crossings, and you’ll see how much easier it is to see the yellow ones.

Safety, happiness, enlightenment, optimism, with all of the positive meanings behind this luminous color, consider adding a little yellow to your spring and summer wardrobes this season.

Here’re 3 ways to add a little yellow to both your spring and summer wardrobes.

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