Why Wearing All Black Doesn’t Have to Be Drab

Why Wearing All Black Doesn’t Have to Be Drab

I’m definitely not against wearing all black. In fact, it’s one of my go-tos. If you know me, you know I absolutely love timeless fashion. Wearing all black is definitely one of them. Maybe you’ve heard all black is boring and drab, maybe you’re worried you’ll be called gothic (yeah, right!) or told you look like you’re going to a funeral. I’m here to prove all these myths wrong. My friends, wearing all black is a perfectly…

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How to Style Your White Jeans in the Winter

How to Style Your White Jeans in the Winter

There was a time in my life when everything I wore seemed to be black or white. You would look in my closet and most of it was filled with white shirts, black shirts, and some gray shirts. You get the idea. It wasn’t until I started adding color into my wardrobe that I felt so much better! We all need a little color, but that’s not to say that my go-to isn’t still black…

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How to Take a City Girl to the Country

How to Take a City Girl to the Country

It’s true. I’m a city girl and always will be at heart. Having family in the country, however, means I get the wonderful opportunity to visit them in the mountains. As you might have figured out, the attire is much different. If you’re struggling with what to wear when you visit the country yourself, this city girl has it all figured out and I can show you ways that will leave you looking and feeling…

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Creating an Outfit with Vision

Creating an Outfit with Vision

Today I’m sharing my style tip that I use before planning any outfit! This is my style secret that I have been using forever. It has gotten me through so many important events and special occasions and always helps me look my best. It got me through dressing for a cocktail party with Lancome. So what’s the secret? You might be surprised to find out!

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How to Find the Perfect Winter Coat

How to Find the Perfect Winter Coat

Let’s face it. Winter coats are a staple in your winter wardrobe. I used to view winter coats as something to keep you warm until you got inside a building. I didn’t view the coat as the main outfit or even part of the outfit at all. It wasn’t until my fashion tastes evolved over time that I realized how important a winter coat is! If we spend so much of our winter wearing that…

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Mad About Plaid

Mad About Plaid

Hello my lovely friends! I am so mad about plaid this fall I did something crazy and paired them both together! Yes, that’s right. In the same outfit! I got this scarf from Target and was having fun playing around with the styling of it in my closet. I took a risk pairing it with my plaid shirt and call me crazy, but this actually works. There are three reasons why styling a plaid scarf with a plaid shirt works,…

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Mixing Textures in All Black

Mixing Textures in All Black

Last weekend I went to see Idina Menzel perform in the musical If/Then. It was amazing! My husband and I chose to spend the day in Seattle, which meant that I needed an outfit that would easily transition from day into night. Believe me, it was so hard not to want to “costume change!” Because black is both elegant and chic, I chose to go for a street chic look in all black. I like…

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Tricks to Elevate a Simple Sweater

Tricks to Elevate a Simple Sweater

Hi lovelies! Sweaters don’t have to be the big comfy thing you throw on over leggings when there is nothing else to wear and it’s raining outside. In fact with a few simple accessories you can take an otherwise plain sweater and create a super chic look. Remember when I tossed out the fashion rule of not wearing white after Labor Day? Well I’m breaking rules again and wearing black and brown together. Who says…

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Back to Basics: Classic Must-Haves

Back to Basics: Classic Must-Haves

Hi my beautiful friends! You may have noticed I was away from blogging for a week… how much I have missed you! I feel so excited to be back on my feet after being sick for a few weeks, which means I can finally be back to my blogging and the typical “dressing up” routine. Honestly, the worst part about being sick for me is that I don’t get to wear cute outfits that make me…

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How to Continue Wearing White in the Fall

How to Continue Wearing White in the Fall

Hello dear friends! It’s Tip Tuesday and I have some awesome tips for you today! I’m sharing with you a skirt I scored for $16 at an end of the summer J.Crew sale – I’m all about those! The only problem was that I couldn’t wait to wear it and didn’t want to put it away for the fall/winter wardrobe switch. As I gazed into my closet and searched for ways to wear it while still embracing fall fashion,…

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Fall Sophistication

Fall Sophistication

Today I’m giving you a really easy outfit to look sophisticated this fall, while still keeping things weekend chic.  Last weekend my husband and I went to an open house showing. I wanted to appear classy, but also keep it casual for the weekend since it wasn’t something we needed to dress up for. What I came up with incorporated all my favorite aspects of fall, while still keeping the sophistication I was looking for.…

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How to Appear Taller in a Midi Skirt

How to Appear Taller in a Midi Skirt

Happy first day of October! I can’t believe October is here already, but I’m loving the colors of the leaves that are changing already. It’s so pretty and accents my fall looks, like today’s burgundy midi skirt! I’ve had people tell me before, “I wish I could wear midi skirts, I’m not tall enough.” I’m here to tell you today, you can! Fashion is so often creating illusions to make you look your best. You don’t…

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From Day to Play (two outfits in one!)

From Day to Play (two outfits in one!)

I’m excited to share these two looks with you today, because it features how I face the “working day” to “evening play” dilemma. I am so much of a girl that I could live in heels! However, being a teacher means I am on my feet all day so it’s not always practical. If I do wear flats to work and know I am going out afterwards, I change into heels as soon as I can! With…

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Mixed Prints For Beginners

Mixed Prints For Beginners

It’s Tip Tuesday again! I want to share with you some tips today on a very popular look – mixed prints. When I first heard of mixing prints I was immediately against the idea. I saw a lot of outfits that looked like somebody got dressed in the dark and forgot that those prints didn’t match. OK, not really, but that’s how I felt! I would have been the first one to tell you, “prints should…

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Sophisticated Stripes

Sophisticated Stripes

There is something about stripes that will never go out of style. Large or small, vertical or horizontal, colored or neutral, there will always be stripes for everyone. They have the opportunity to create a very classic style, which can be done easily if you keep it simple. Here are some tips for keeping stripes classy.

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What to Wear When You Feel Down

What to Wear When You Feel Down

“I don’t know what to wear!” This was me last Friday. I had a birthday party to go to and I was not in the mood to be perky and socialize. You’ve probably been there before, just like me, with some special event to go to and feeling frustrated by a clothing crisis. It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything clean or cute. My mood was simply overtaking my closet and I was not finding anything! I’ve done…

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How to Get the Most Out of a Sale

How to Get the Most Out of a Sale

It’s Tip Tuesday and today I’m talking about sales! I love sales and I love to find a good deal. I’m sure you can agree with me on that! Sales can also be tempting and call your name so much that you don’t always get the best deal. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (last day is August 2nd) has been particularly on my mind lately and I have purchased some great items from the sale already.…

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How I Packed for a Vacation With Only Two Handbags

How I Packed for a Vacation With Only Two Handbags

Today is Tip Tuesday and I wanted to share how I did the impossible – going on a nine-day vacation with only two purses. I hate packing for vacations. I always want to pack way too much! For my trip last week I took a road trip from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, CA. I was determined to plan better and not pack as much. My tip for packing – Plan your outfits around your handbags.

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