Style

One Look, Three Budgets

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Money… money changes everything.

(Thank you, Cyndi Lauper & Sirius/XM 80’s Channel for getting that song stuck in my head.)

When we see celebrities, fashion editors and street style fashionistas, we’re often tempted to say that they can look as good as they do because of their unlimited funds. “Real” people could never pull that style off without taking a second mortgage on their home, or going without food for a few weeks.

You know what? That’s only partially true.

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Style

You’re Only 5 Items Away From A Fresh Spring Wardrobe

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Regardless of the generally mild season we’ve had, Winter is not leaving without a fight… and a few Winter Storm Warnings.

Honestly, this bi-polar weather is really cramping my Spring style. Luckily, these few “bonus days” in heavy knits and boots has given me a chance to fine tune my Spring wardrobe. I’ve curated a tight collection of 5 versatile pieces that will give your wardrobe that fresh feeling — once all this snow melts!

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 1.79

Friday Link LoveHello, friends — I’m alive!

Apologies for the radio silence over here yesterday. I’ve been juggling a lot of balls lately and inevitably, one drops. As you can imagine, it’s been a rather busy week. I’m hoping this morning’s hot flow yoga resolves some of the lingering stress and anxiety as we head into the weekend. I’m in desperate need of a solid ‘Downward Dog.’  Who am I kidding!? What I really look forward to is the ‘Shavasana’  — a.k.a. Corpse Pose at the end! It’s like nap time for adults.

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Odds & Ends

Happy International Women’s Day

 

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Today is rather a significant, landmark day for our country.

This is the first year (that I can remember in my 30+ years) that American citizens are gathering together en-masse to recognize International Women’s Day. A day commemorating the global struggle for equal rights and the important contributions that women are making to society.

Ladies (and a few gents), in case you were wondering — women do a whole f*cking lot!

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Style

The Modern Way To Style A Tweed Jacket

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Since Coco Chanel introduced the little, tweed jacket in 1954, it’s practically become a hallmark of classic style.

The boxy, cropped silhouette lends itself well to the conservative, ladylike fashion our mothers and grandmothers would most certainly approve of. However, this versatile piece is a great investment for any kind of woman’s wardrobe. Whether you’re going for a polished, country club look, or simply downtown cool, a tweed jacket should definitely be involved.

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 1.78

Friday Link LoveThis season can most certainly be called, “A Tale of Two Winters!”

One day, I wake up and it’s close to 70 degrees, birds are chirping and tulips are starting to poke through the ground. Today, I wake up and there is 2+ inches of snow on the ground with a high of 29 degrees. Last week, I thought I packed away all of cold weather gear and accessories for good — I guess I should have known better! Good thing I’m obsessed with my DANNER BOOTS — at least I have another opportunity to break them out.

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Home Decor

Spring Home Refresh

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With each spring, my motivation kicks into turbo charge and I take on the challenge of a home decor refresh.

Clutter gets eliminated, furniture gets moved around and small tweaks are made throughout my living spaces — swapping textiles and throws, the addition of a new statement piece, switching art prints, etc. None of this is overly difficult or expensive, but the end result is always a breath of fresh air.

This type of change feels good.

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Beauty

No Makeup Makeup

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While it’s fun to get glam every once in a while, 98% of my existence is spent in a relatively casual state either with no makeup on at all, or with just enough to not scare the small children in the neighborhood.

I kid, I kid.

Seriously, though… I would describe my daily makeup look as a “no-makeup makeup.” I definitely did NOT wake up like this, but with a few strategic products and some helpful tips from the folks over at NORDSTROM, I’d like to think I #nailedit?!

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