When you're rushing to get out the door, wardrobe staples will be your hallelujah "wear this" saver! Classic, timeless, easy and it looks good on you, yep that's what great wardrobe staples provide. That's pretty much what I look for when it comes to creating a cohesive wardrobe. On days when I can't even think about upping the cuteness, classics like this white shirt, swoop in, saving my outfit and sanity. The tuxedo style of this shirt adds a polished look to a great basic. Time savers like this allows me to get dress fast and have a look that still makes me feel good. That's the whole point right, you gotta feel good in it. I finished the look with some distressed skinny jeans ( you can easily go with classic dark wash denim) and a few fun bracelets. I'm out the door and I hope you are as well ready to tackle your day like a boss. Have a fabulous one my awesome peeps.
Saying goodbye to Summer is never an easy step for me. I love the heat but my lure for ankle boots, cozy sweaters and latte bliss gives me that extra nudge I need to get excited for Fall. I'm always trying to figure out how to make the most out of every piece that I buy. This beautiful Summer dress by Alice and Olivia is no exception. I saw this dress at Fancy Pants in downtown Boise and knew that it was meant to be. I had the chance to wear it a few times this Summer but knew that Mama wanted to rock it just a bit longer as Fall looms it's lower temperature our way.
Insert blazer and ankle boots.
I added this blush pink tailored blazer which not only provided warmth but gave this breezy dress some structure. The lower profile black ankle boots added a bit of edge to an otherwise sweet dress and made it Fall friendly. If the temperature was colder I would have worn black matted tights underneath. You guys know that I do not like to be cold :)
Transition those Summer silk tops or sleeveless tees under a cozy cardigan or under an oversized sweater. I love to layer so this is a great way to still incorporate those Summer loves. Textured tights are a great way to wear that flowy skirt a bit longer into October paired with a light sweater. Your closet is working now! What's your favorite Summer wear that you rock into Fall? Share below and click the adorable heart if you're loving on this look. See you next week my peeps!
Soft, comfy, cozy, easy, cute. Here's just a few words to describe my favorite tees. They're my go to when my brain is juggling too much and I need to get dress in under 2 seconds ;) I know you have a few in your closet and I'm all about making your closet WORK for you. Here's a really fun way to upgrade the look of your favorite tee.
I've paired my cozy classic henley tee from Alternative Apparel with this uber chic skirt from Zara. Click here and here to add these beauts to your closet :) How fun is this skirt right?!! The classic checked print brings a timeless element to this skirt and then the knot ( it makes me giddy) adds a playful and modern touch. I finished the look with ankle boots because why not. Your great basics gets some extra love and your look gets a boost of modern edge. Not to mention the effort, very minimal. Yes please :)
This can be done with a pencil skirt, midi length skirt or a dressy trousers. You can wear your dressy styles with your casual comfy styles. Preaching! Don't fight those little moments. It's what makes your look come together easily without the fuss. I mean, who doesn't want to luxuriate in their comfy tee?!!
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You know what I'm getting ready to say. It's almost here!!! F A L L!! I know I know! Don't you fret because Mama will always have your style back. Yes, it's looming around the corner with that extra chill in the air but let's think of all the yummy and wonderful things that this friendly F-bomb brings our way: pretty leaves, boots, cashmere, skinnyjeans and sweet sweet layering and oh ya, the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks ( bring it!). I will admit, I want to hold on to my sunshine and boyfriend shorts just a bit longer but we've got work to do and outfits to make happen. SO LET'S DO THIS!!
I say think of layers: this is where your wear now beauties will come in handy. This look is all about layering and neutrals. Since the temperature will be cool and not cold (yet) you can get those skirts out...no need for leggings ( let's soak this up while we can). I made use of my lightweight sleeveless cashmere top, paired it with a wool mini skirt and topped it off with this easy fatigue shirt in dark driftwood and vest from JCrew. The candy here is I get to wear my ankle boots. YAY BABE!
Layering doesn't have to be shirt under sweater. Your summer tops can be worn with your skinnyjeans, just add blazer, button up shirt or long cardigan. Easy, right. To have some fun I played with all neutrals and finished the look with this fatigue vest. The best part of this outfit is that 95% of it was already owned and only the shirt was new. I want you to use what you have in your closet babes!
Fall is a great way to revive your style. I find myself excited at the opportunity to have a fresh take on making the most of the seasons. So buckle up my awesome peeps because I'll have more Fall looks coming your way!!! MUAH!
Can I get an amen for good old basics like t-shirt and shorts?! ( hands in the air). I am certainly getting to a point where I want to simplify my wardrobe and have great styles that I can throw on, go ( the hubby would appreciate that ;) and look fabulous, of course. This is something I tackle for my clients who are busy bees and don't have time to spare when it comes to looking pulled together effortlessly. So the key is....stick to awesome basics with a few wow pieces to make sure the style factor is happening :) So how do we make that happen?? With my casual wear, I start with what feels comfy and can be worn a few different ways. In my book, that's t-shirt styles and denim.
I'm wearing the powder puff eco- jersey T-shirt from Alternative Apparel. The styles from Alternative Apparel are not only fantastic, they also have an amazing platform that provides eco friendly wear that's sustainable and through fair labor in accordance to the FLA and WARP. Back to basics can include a bigger initiative than just less clothes, it can be even more impactful by the clothing you choose. Loving on that!
I finished the look with these comfy denim shorts from Current Elliot and fringe slides from Madewell. These shoes takes this outfit up another level. I seriously do the "happy dance" when I wear these. I'll teach you guys my happy dance one of these days...it does require dropping it low, just a wee bit ;) This is what I meant about adding those little wow pieces to your great basics, which will make those beauties shine!
Basics is so far from boring. It can allow your closet to have a great anchor so that you can add in those fun trends or cool one of kind piece if you fancy, which makes your look, all the more special.
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It's a 100 degrees out and the thought of putting on clothes makes me sweat just thinking about it. I know peeps, I feel what you are going through. I have some quick style tips that will tackle the heat and leave you feeling breezy. When it's this hot I tend to go to the easiest style I can find that makes me feel great without the fuss. A dress is a great way to get this ease and keep your cool in check. Bah bye sweaty armpits :) Dresses are our style angels natural air conditioner and unless you can strut around in your bikini everywhere, it's my go to for temperature control styling.
This darling Theory dress is from Fancy Pants and I snagged it a few weeks ago. It has been in my happy rotation of go to styles for the past few weeks and has worked for pretty much every event I had to run to. The length is just short enough to teeter on sexy but the plaid adds in that classic element that makes it oh so classy. I recommend finding styles in cotton, linen or silk, cotton blend. I don't recommend all silk. I've experienced the sad facts of serious pitt sweat stains (we're friends right ;) from wearing a "breezy" silk dress that ended up clinging to any sweaty surface of my body...UGH! That is NOT cute y'all. So I'll save you the hassle.
To finish the look, I paired it with these Madewell sandals that you guys know I've been rocking hard all Summer. They are beyond comfortable and makes any easy style looks more pulled together. It's cheating stylishly ;) My rule is if it's not simple to wear and looks great, then you won't wear it. It's one of the main things I tackle whenever I wardrobe any of my clients or edit and organize a closet. The styles you own should be a genuine reflection of who you are or who you're striving to be. My job is to come in and refine all of that goodness for you so that you can get dressed with confidence.
What are some of your favorite "go to" styles for beating the heat?? Friends share :) Stay hydrated and now very cool with some of the tips I've shared and if you purchase any of the cuteness above...message me so I can see how awesome you look!! Muah!
I'm experiencing this voracious need to be immersed in above 70 degree temperature, donning bare legs and covered in sunshine. How are you guys holding up?? Are you ready for sweet warm sunshine?? Although Spring hasn't officially arrived, I wanted to wear something light and simple and yes I have clothing underneath ;) I got the chance to do an amazing photo session with the fantastic Vlad Radion of Radion photography. My warmth provided courtesy of The Mode Lounge. This spot is cool, eclectic modern and get ready to be wowed by their cocktail selections. I call it grown up and classy.
This outfit made me feel grown up and sexy ( insert hands in the air and me saying "girllllll" ;) Sexy to me is a combination of confidence and just a bit of skin. In my 5'10" frame, the skin being shown here y'all are legs. I'm wearing a lace tank underneath with highwaisted pinstripe shorts. At times the descriptive of wanting to look sexy and be sexy can sometimes feel disempowering for women. I think that comes from our cultural hijack of the word sexy. I see it as a WELCOMED ownership of ones own body, mind and soul. In other words, I embrace all the good and the "ok" stuff about myself which allows me to"own" the styles that I wear and not the other way around. The best part of my job is seeing my clients feel confident in the styles I put them in. You can fake confidence but it's short lived. No fun there, right! I prefer we operate on truly working on our "stuff" and gain that confidence. Real confidence....way more fun!
A few of my favorite pieces in the sexy arena is a silk blouse, like this and a tailored blazer, like this. There's just something about silk and the way it drapes ( not cling) that says "hello lover". Well at least that's what I hear ;) The blazer with it's tailored silhouette can hug all the right places whilst still having that cool menswear feel. Classy is sexy.
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My Mom was certainly a huge influence when it came to embracing oneself and being my own biggest cheerleader. This wasn't always an easy journey, in fact it was difficult most of the times. As I get older the idea of feeling comfortable in my own skin seems less and less foreign to me. I think it is a combination of life experiences, hard knocks learning and well, growing up. Style has allowed me to figure out what I love the most about myself, this positive mind frame then infiltrated other avenues of my life. This is a BIG part of why I love personal styling, I get the chance to show my clients what I love about them and the best way to show it off.
I don't wear fitted dresses. That was just something I had as part of my style repertoire. My peeps will tell you that I love drapey, boyfriendy...you know loose anything ;) Times they are a changing and I no longer put "I won't" but more "how can I." In other words, "how can I wear a fitted dress that I like and still be me ?" I saw this fitted crew neck dress at H & M and loved the simplicity of it and the color. It really hugs the body but in a soft way. To make it "me" I layered this amazing lace jacket by For Love and Lemons from Piece Unique. This lace number was one of those "love at first sight" moment and oh the outfits!!! It's light and airy and the color reminds me of the golden tones in sunsets.
If you want to wear a fitted style focus on fabric, fit and function. The fabric should have some weight to it, which allows for a smoother fit along those curves. I prefer those with structure, stretch and a more streamlined style. The fit should hug your body not constrict. You should be able to move around and sit comfortably. I want you to be able to breath, okay :) If the fit is right, then the ability to function should fall into place. That means we can walk with ease the way our body was intended.
I use to feel it was necessary to constantly combat what I was naturally given, long limbs that I wasn't always certain what the hell to do with, curly wild hair that wasn't the norm around me and a boyish shape that made me feel less like a woman. I learned to appreciate my long limbs (can I grab that for you in the top cupboard? ;) I stopped straightening my curly mane and a few slight curves popped up ( not many) that made me appreciate the beauty of being a woman. The less you try to fit in, the better you fit with yourself. It's the coolest thing. I want you to do something for me. Everyday this week and the rest of next week...every morning that you wake up I want you to say something really nice about your body to yourself. I'm serious, this embracing your goodness thang starts with you and the mental conversation you have with yourself. Trust me it's going to blow your mind and the exhaustion of picking yourself a part will be gone. Hallelujah!
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