Wardrobe

One Top For 3 Types Of Holiday Parties

December 5, 2018

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Gibson Glam Squad Shaeffer Lace Top

The holiday season is the perfect time of year for dressing up in something a little extra special. Three of the most common holiday parties I attend during the holiday season are for work, for friends, and for family, and each party has its own dress code.

While 3 different holiday parties is a great excuse to buy 3 different holiday outfits, I prefer to stretch my dollar further and buy only ONE top that I remix 3 different ways.

Shine, sparkle, and lace are all stylish options that look festive for the holiday season and can be remixed into different outfits. Here’s the 1 top I’m planning to style 3 different ways for the holidays.

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The Cost Of A Fall Capsule Wardrobe

November 15, 2018

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A capsule wardrobe is when you take a select portion of your wardrobe and wear only those pieces for a specific length of time. For myself, my daily outfits are picked out from a seasonal capsule wardrobe and, since I live in a four season state, I sport my capsule wardrobe for 3 months before switching to a new capsule wardrobe.

Our fall season this year has included a wide range of temperatures, daytime highs have been has warm as ~70F and as cool as 32F. With such dramatic swings in temperatures, I’ve had to be careful to ensure that my fall capsule wardrobe included pieces that would work well for both cool and warm days.

Here’s everything included in my fall capsule wardrobe for 2018:

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Stop Impulse Shopping Fast — 4 Questions To Ask Yourself, Before You Buy

October 25, 2018

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Making unplanned purchases—impulse shopping—is one of the areas that a shopaholic struggles to contain every single day. It’s also the apple in the eye of business owners and marketers.

Impulse buying is an important sales driver of businesses and they spend a lot of time and money to make sure consumers that enter their brick and mortar stores, or online websites, do exactly that. Free shipping, sales and promotions, well designed websites, and mobile optimization are all methods employed to encourage consumers to buy something.

With so many methods carefully crafted to get you to buy, buy, buy, how do you stop yourself from making an impulse purchase when you are in the heat of the moment?

Here are 4 questions to ask yourself:

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Why Celebrities Look Good In Their Clothes—And How You Can Too

September 12, 2018

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Jennifer Aniston is known to regularly tailor her t-shirts and jeans | Image Source: Pacific Coast News Online and popsugar.com

Celebrities are often decked out in expensive clothing from the latest fashion collections, which certainly helps them look good in their clothes. But there’s 1 secret to getting any outfit to look just right—tailoring.

Speak to any personal stylist to the stars and they’ll tell you, in order for a star to get that “I look fabulous” look, regardless of their outfit, every piece of clothing they wear—jeans, t-shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses, etc.—will have been tailored for a perfect fit.

Here are 4 ways that you can look good in your clothes too:

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Update Your Fall Wardrobe In Two Simple Steps

August 31, 2018

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Gap Classic Bomber Jacket | Gap Textured Knit Tank Top | Gap High Rise Wide Straight Jeans | Gap Flat Mules

Back to school shopping is not just for children and young adults returning to school. Grown-ups who have already graduated from the classroom to a daily commute can also use this time of year to give their wardrobe a burst of fresh air and a jolt of new energy.

Updating a wardrobe doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, or require bags and bags of new clothes. You can update your fall wardrobe in two simple steps.

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Small Wardrobe Victories

August 13, 2018

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My 1 pair of sandals for summer | Rockport Gabby Lace Up Sandal in Taupe

When you’re a shopaholic who is trying to change your habits and behavior, the end goal of being able to shop smarter may seem years and year away. And this may be true. For someone who has to battle decades of out of control behavior, this change is not going to happen over night.

Setbacks can and do occur as one walks along the path of a life shaping change. That’s why it is so important to set not only a goal for your final destination—stop excessive shopping—but to also set smaller goals along the way. Goal setting allows you to have both a long-term vision, and a short-term destination. Through effective goal setting, you can focus on the things you want to change in smaller bite sized chunks.

One thing that goes hand-in-hand with goal setting, is celebrating small victories for your wardrobe. If you are struggling to measure your success, perhaps some of my goals will jumpstart your thinking.

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How To Wear Black In The Summer

June 6, 2018

A hallmark of summer collections is color, and lots of it.  The bolder the better.  But sometimes you get the itch to reach for something that is simple, and basic, like black.

In the summer months, sporting all black (or even partially black) outfits often gets a bad rap.  You’ll look like a moody teenager, or, you’ll look like you’re dressing out of season.  But none of this has to be the case.  You can wear black on the hottest days of the year, and still look seasonally appropriate for summer.

How?

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Simple Fix For Distressed Denim

May 23, 2018

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Distressed denim is the term retailers use to describe jeans with holes or patches to create worn in look.  And right now jeans with scrapes, shreds, and holes are everywhere. But sometimes the placement of the hole is not in a flattering spot on your leg, such as when it is on the front of the jean near your pockets. Other times, the hole is already larger in size and you may not want it to get any bigger. When this happens, I have a simple fix to let you keep sporting your distressed jeans for many days to come.

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Essential Pieces When Working From Home — Summer Edition

May 16, 2018

In this increasing digital world, more and more people are working from home. When you work from home it’s very easy to roll into your home office in your pajamas and slippers and just stay that way all day. But sooner or later, this can get drab and boring.

If you’ve been working from home for a while, then you already know that it takes a lot of discipline to sit down and log in 7 to 8 hours (or more) a day, every single day. You can apply this same discipline by getting into the habit of getting dressed so that you feel energized and more productive.

Since you don’t have to dress up as if you are going into an office, you can select pieces that are still casual, but polished. And bonus, when FedEx, UPS, or that unexpected visitor stops by, or you have to run an errand on your lunch break, you’ll already be stylish and put together.

I’ve outlined a few pieces that are going to be cozy, comfortable, and stylish when logging long hours on your computer at home.

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Trending Now: Kimonos And Mules

May 9, 2018

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Sole Society Paisley Print Kimono & Chinese Laundry Mule Bootie

In Japanese, the word “kimono” traditionally meant “clothing,” or more accurately, “thing to wear.” But in more recent years, the word kimono has been used to describe a loose robe with wide sleeves that is tied with a sash and is often long in length. The soft, silky material, and loose, flowy fit of a kimono makes this item of clothing a fun alternative to layering with a cardigan, blazer, or jacket when it’s warm outside. In fact, for Summer 2018, the kimono is one of the hottest trending items.

Here are a few of my favorites.

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