How To Tone Down A Dressy Look

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's easy to dress anything up, but what if you want to tone down a look...I think we all have a special occasion dress but why wait for that special occasion?   Don't let it sit in your closet getting pushed aside by your everyday tees and maxis.  One of my favorite ways to tone down an otherwise dressy look is by layering.  I've added a long black vest over a white shift dress that can easily be worn during the day whether it's to the office or an afternoon meeting.  It's still chic but not over the top!  I finished my look off with some silver jewelry (that's got to be a first, lol) and a black heels.  Don't be afraid to explore your closet and create new looks.  You'll be surprised how many different outfits you can make out of a couple key pieces! 

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Shop Your Closet

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shop Your Closet.  I love shopping, I could do it every day, but sometimes my bank account won't let me so that's when I need to head into my closet!  The best part about your own closet is you have so many different options to reinvent pieces by finding new ways to wear them.  It may sound daunting but I'll keep it simple, I promise.  Let's take this simple cap sleeve black and white striped dress, back in March I showed you style this dress by pairing black and tan.  Today, I'm taking that same dress and showing you how to transition it into fall!  With a few subtle changes, swapping the open toe pumps for booties and adding a long cardigan you've got a completely different look!  

A few tips on shopping your own closet, make sure it's organized.  You wouldn't want to shop your favorite store if it was in disarray, right!  Try things on, make sure they fit and are in good condition.  If not, donate or get rid of them.  There's no point in letting them take up valuable space in your closet! 
You may have a really great pair of patterned jeans in your closet and have no idea how to wear them, browse your favorite magazines, Pinterest or websites (like mine!) for inspiration!
Layer up!  Especially with fall just around the corner.  You don't have to wait until next year to wear your favorite maxi dress.  Toss a chunky knit sweater on top and you're good to go!

Happy shopping!


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Boho Chic

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thank you so much for your support on my last post, I was lacking some serious motivation to work out and you inspired me to get moving!  Not gonna brag but I ran an entire mile yesterday, non-stop, haha, hey it's a start!! ;)  
Summer is slowly coming to an end and my favorite season is fast approaching...Fall!!   I've already noticed a few trees turning that pretty orange color I love.  Transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall is as easy as adding a pair of ankle boots and tossing a cozy sweater over your favorite dress and since it's still nice enough to wear dresses I'm taking full advantage.  I'm a huge fan of boho style and this chiffon dress hits the mark perfectly, how great are the open shoulders?!  As with any outfit, accessories are key.  I added a pair of ankle boots and gold details to complete my bohemian chic look! 
Gentle Fawn Dress | Booties | Bracelet | Bag (similar) | Necklace
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