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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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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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Simple Ways to Keep Your Summer Wardrobe Feeling Fresh

July 10, 2018

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Photo by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash

In my area we are almost halfway through the summer season and by now my summer capsule wardrobe is well established. I have my favorite outfit combinations that I sport regularly and there are no wardrobe holes to fill.

But that doesn’t stop the urge to want to add something new.

What does someone do when they want to freshen up their wardrobe, without overhauling it?

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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

Shredded Cutoff Denim Shorts

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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