wardrobe-prep

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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Secrets Only Professional Closet Organizers Know — Until Now

January 30, 2020

Most people save their closet cleaning until spring time, but I think winter’s dark, cold, dreary days present the perfect opportunity to sit at home with a warm cuppa tea and organize my closet. A well organized closet let’s me start my day in a stylish way. Here are a few pointers on design tips for crafting a stylish, organized closet.

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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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Shopping Brake Is In The News, Again!

May 16, 2019

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I’m pleased to announce that the book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love  recently received a 5-star review from Readers’ Favorite.

Read the full review here!

Thank you to Readers’ Favorite for featuring Shopping Brake!

Why I Own 3 Pairs Of Shoes, All In The Same Color

May 3, 2019

Rockport Caroline Waterproof Boot | Me Too Audra Loafer Flat | BP. Gabby Woven Wedge Sandal

Footwear is one of the bulkiest items in a wardrobe, whether it be when packing a suitcase or storing inside your closet. Sticking to neutral colored shoes—black, brown, grey, navy, tan, beige—is one of the easiest ways to keep a wardrobe small and cohesive. When you select one neutral color shoe that works well with everything, you eliminate having to think about what to wear, at least when it comes to your footwear.

That’s why I own 3 pairs of shoes, all in the same color—black. Yes, I do own other colored shoes, but over the years I’ve streamlined my footwear and begun to duplicate the neutrals, with black being the dominant color. I choose black because black is a common core color, which makes shopping for black shoes easy, you’ll see black in every season’s collection. It’s also a classic color, which works well with my personal wardrobe style.

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Why You Have A Closet Full Of Clothes, Yet Nothing To Wear

April 14, 2019

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One of the most common phrases someone says when standing in front of a closet filled with clothes is:

“I have nothing to wear.”

When you take time to consider the facts, this statement is actually quite the contradiction. If you’re closet is filled with clothes, then you technically do have something to wear. If you’re hangers and shelves are more full than empty, then you actually have plenty of things to wear.

Then why do we say otherwise?

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How To Add A Touch Of Spring, When You Hate Spring Fashion

April 2, 2019

Badgley Mischka Lilac Trench Coat | CeCe Floral Tie Neck Blouse | Hinge Lace Detail Top

Key elements of spring fashion include pastel shades, floral prints, and lace details. But, if the ultra-girly style and colors that characterize spring are not your thing, then you’ll have to think of another way to add a nod to the season in your wardrobe.

Personal style means exactly that—it’s personal. No matter what the season is, you want to make sure that the pieces that you buy always stay true to your personal style.

I don’t sport pastel shades, ever. They are not the most flattering of colors on me and the lighter shades are a main reason why I am not a fan of spring collections. But that doesn’t stop me from dressing for the season—my way.

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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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