Fashion

How To Make “Mommy + Me” Outfits From Items You Already Own

If you like matching or coordinating with your daughter(s) sometimes, but not the prices of specialty "mommy + me" outfits, check out some of these alternatives using clothing items that you probably already own! You don't have to go out and buy all new items when trying to have a cohesive look. Here are 7… Continue reading How To Make “Mommy + Me” Outfits From Items You Already Own

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Fashion

Your Ultimate Guide To Finally Cleaning Out Your Closet (And Loving Everything In It)

Does this seem like an impossible goal? Are you swamped with clothing but feel like you have nothing to wear? Do you wish Clinton Kelly would appear on your doorstep with a box of trash bags and a gift card for new clothes?  Are you ready to (almost) never impulse buy again? Keep reading! I… Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide To Finally Cleaning Out Your Closet (And Loving Everything In It)

Culture

Favorite Books of 2017

  Doesn't it feel exciting when you meet a goal? I read much more in 2017 than I did in the previous year (a new baby and lack of sleep didn't leave much time for it) and for me, that's reason to celebrate. If you're looking for a new read, here's my favorite books that… Continue reading Favorite Books of 2017

Creative Projects, Fashion

A Simple 4th of July Outfit (For Under $15)

I will always love kids' clothes that match holidays- red and green at Christmas, red, white, & blue at 4th of July, etc.-- they are so adorable and look great in photos. The only problem is that many of the holiday outfits in stores are very holiday specific- a top that says "Happy 4th of July"… Continue reading A Simple 4th of July Outfit (For Under $15)

Fashion

A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Patterns

  Have you ever looked at Instagram fashionistas and thought, "I love how they mix patterns, but I just don't know how to do that for myself"? Or saw someone on the street who rocked a patterned top and skirt, but couldn't figure out why the items looked so good together? You can mix patterns like a… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Patterns

Fashion

How To Spot Designer Details In Thrift Store Finds

    There's thrift store items that I've kept forever and some that got returned within a year. I return (and buy) items less often now after noticing why the items would end up getting returned. What was the difference? I started to really analyze the quality of an item by looking at specific aspects of… Continue reading How To Spot Designer Details In Thrift Store Finds

Fashion

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion

  "Clothing is valuable. It should be valued. Cheap clothes not only undermine those who sew, sell, and design them, they're the pitiful result of decades of price pressure that has erased the craftsmanship and splendor of what we wear. Incessant deal hunting has also erased our collective knowledge of what clothing and style could… Continue reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion

Fashion, Simple Living

Why Plastic Hangers Are More Dangerous Than You Think

I have always loved clothes. I would try to take almost my entire wardrobe to college each year because I never knew when I might want to wear a certain item. I would pack my four extra-large blue plastic totes to the brim with my most cherished cotton and polyester belongings and my mother would… Continue reading Why Plastic Hangers Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Fashion

Why Custom Tailoring Is More Frugal Than You Think

Trying to find pants that fit is almost every person's dilemma. For me, the "short" lengths are a little too short, and the "regular" lengths are a few inches too long. So I would usually buy the "regular" length pants and end up tripping on the bottoms when they got stuck under my heels. Too… Continue reading Why Custom Tailoring Is More Frugal Than You Think