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Spring Is In The Air (Kind Of…)

This past week’s taste of spring weather has me feeling optimistic that the worst of the winter season is behind us.

(Fingers crossed.)

It also has me feeling all excited to shop all of the new spring merchandise hitting stores. Here are a few of the pieces that have caught my eye and have been promptly “added to basket!” Continue Reading

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3 Genius Ways To Wear Your Boyfriend Jeans This Spring

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The most common feedback I hear as a stylist about boyfriend jeans goes something like this:

“I love the way boyfriend jeans feel — they’re SO comfortable — but I always feel more put together and slim in my skinny jeans!”

Or, how about this:

“Boyfriend jeans look so cute on the younger girls, but I need something more tailored and appropriate for my age!”

Hey, I get it… no need to explain.

Boyfriend jeans were meant to look like you borrowed them from a boy: slightly baggy, oversized and very casual. They’re generally a lighter wash and often include a touch of distressing. By nature, they’re meant to look undone. But in the case of the boyfriend jean, there are a few ways to reinvent the wheel. I’m here to give you 3 genius boyfriend jean styling ideas that will leave you feeling your best vs. just rolled out of bed!

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Deal of The Day: Off-The-Shoulder Blazer

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I hope you have your online shopping trigger fingers ready, because this is a deal you CANNOT pass up.

A few weeks ago, I purchased a BLACK JUMPSUIT — it’s still available in a size 2 or size 8! What I loved the best about it was its off-the-shoulder suiting feature. It was structural and flattering with seams that create a slimmed-down torso and an illusion of a smaller waist. All really good things, right? So when I saw today’s deal of the day, I knew I needed to share with you immediately!!!

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My Next Big Splurge: A Waist Belt

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Building a functional wardrobe that you love is a game of balance.

It’s all about maintaining a good ratio of trend to classic, high end designer to fast fashion styles. When this delicate ratio goes off kilter,  you’ll find that you’re stuck in a wardrobe rut with nothing to wear — ahem… ahem…  we touched on that a little LAST WEEK.

This Spring season, I decided that my fashion goal would be to save enough money to splurge on a designer waist belt. It’s hard to afford all of the pretty things — no matter what your budget! — so I find it helpful to set a goal for myself (and my clients) and work towards that special piece or accessory. When it finally comes time to make the splurge, it’s so fulfilling and lacking any of that guilt you may otherwise experience when you treat yourself.

A waist belt is something that I’ve always loved as a styling tool. It freshens up older styles in your closet, gives go-to outfits new life and best of all, accentuates the smallest part of most women’s bodies.

Yaaaaaaaasss, to the hour-glass silhouette!

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Henley Top

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Welcome to another edition of “What To Wear When You’re Sick Of All Of Your Winter Clothes!

I’m sure you’re pretty familiar with this series. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably going through an episode right about now. After wearing all of your winter garb for 3 months straight, anyone else totally OVER it!?

Join the club.

As self-appointed President and leader of this prestigious organization (I think it should be called the ‘I F$%^ Hate All My Clothes Club’), I’ve got a simple solution for you… and it involves one very soft, comfortable and generally inexpensive thing.

What is it?! Glad you asked

It’s a henley top.

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Going Out Tops For Valentine’s Day

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Good morning!

First off, who stayed up last night to watch the Super Bowl game!? What a great matchup and fun game to watch!! While the Patriots have certainly dominated football the past few years, it was nice to see an underdog have their moment to shine!

Fly Eagles, fly.

Next, let’s talk Valentine’s Day. I know we touched on the holiday topic a few days ago with this handy GIFT GUIDE, but I wanted to chat about something that works for Valentine’s Day and actually, pretty much any night out of the year: the going out top!

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Spring Looks To Shop (AND Wear) NOW!

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I just read a funny and all too true quote on Pinterest yesterday… you can have a well dressed home, or a well dressed person. You can’t have BOTH!

Given our recent renovation/moving focus, I feel as though all of my time and resources have been dumped into getting the new house looking its best. In the meantime, I feel as though my own wardrobe and style is literally coming apart at the seams. Now that we’ve moved in and the craziness is subsiding, mentally I’m more prepared to focus on the upcoming fashion season and getting myself back into shape.

Ugh… the gym… don’t remind me!

My workout has practically been as ignored as much as my closet. I might pass out next time I step up on a spin bike. Not from the class, mind you. Just from the exertion of getting my out of shape butt up on that spin bike.

But back to fashion… with Spring styles hitting the stores, it’s hard NOT to be tempted to snag a few great pieces. Even with the never-ending Cleveland winter, I’m still hankering for a sartorial freshening up. I’ve found 5 Spring-ready pieces for us impatient ladies who want a bit of zhuzsh in their closet to get them through these next few months until Spring is finally in full bloom.

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A Stockholm Fashion Week Guide To Polar Vortex Dressing

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As you can imagine, Fashion Week and all of the street style images that come along with it serves as one of my biggest inspirations for everything fashion and beauty.

While what comes down the runway is art in itself, what I really love to see is the fashion on the street. I believe that viewing real women, wearing ready-to-wear clothes in real life is way more helpful and inspirational when trying to update or fine-tune your own personal style. Now, when it comes to winter style — nothing is more useful than spying on those chic ladies of Stockholm!

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Cropped Pants + Ankle Boots

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Now that the piles of snow have melted (and left a dirty mess behind), we can all breathe a sigh of relief and finally retire those utalitarian snow boots.

At least until the next snow descends… which might be as soon as later today in Cleveland.

One of the most commonly asked questions I get is about winter footwear. Specifically, “What’s a style of shoe that’s both attractive, yet still practical for those cold days?” Obviously, we’re all familiar with the ankle boot at this point. It’s pretty much a staple. What I think we’re not as comfortable with is actually wearing the ankle boot with anything beyond our favorite skinny jeans or flirty dresses.

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Winter Getaway

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The power of distraction is unexpectedly effective.

Take today for example, I’m freezing (yet again!) so what do I do?! I scour the internet for all things vacation, beach and resort and all of a sudden I’m thinking warm sunshine and salty skin vs. my reality of deep freeze and a constantly runny nose.

I’m betting that you’re as sick of this winter as I am, so why not plan a getaway!? Even if it’s only in our heads. However, if you are one of the lucky few who have a warm weather destination on their upcoming travel agenda, have I got some great news for you!

You can pack your carry-on full of beach-ready goodies — and they’re all UNDER $100! Just check out my winter getaway packing guide below:

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