My December Stitch Fix: Another Buy-it-All Box?

Bring on the eggnog and Christmas cookies, because it’s time for my December Stitch Fix!I’ve basically been looking forward to this Fix since about two minutes after I sent my November Fix back… so as soon as the box arrived I went from clothed to nekkid in about 19 seconds so I could try everything on.Don’t worry, the postlady was gone so I didn’t scare the bejesus out of her....more

The Joules Purge: How did it Go?

Remember in October when I told you that I had a plan to unbury myself from a mountain of clothes and relentlessly purge my entire closet?Well, almost every day after that declaration I pulled a different piece of clothing out of my closet to wear, posted a picture on Instagram and then evaluated the item.At the end of a long work day, I’d ask myself:...more

The Do's & Dont's I learned in my Early 20's

Its obvious that we will learn do's and dont's throughout our life, however through the different ages, its impressive to see how lessons change. I have learned a lot already through my early 20's, some very important lessons on love, success, and family. Some are small lessons, on beauty and looks. I have decided to share them with you, seeing as not all of us learn the same lessons throughout life. Dont's:...more

What Do You Think Of The Toms + Target Collaboration?

Have I mentioned my Toms obsession? It's kind of funny. When I first saw someone wearing Toms shoes, I thought they looked kind of weird. They're just normal old wrapped canvas shoes. What’s the big dealio? They totally grew on me over the years though, and I finally bought my first pair of Toms over the summer. They were a snazzy pair of zigzag slip-ons, and I wore them ALL summer long. Then, Hautelook had a Toms sale… and I bought a couple more pair. A few months later while browsing at Nordstrom Rack, I found two more pair to add to my collection. ...more
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Fashion...The outermost extension of You.

Andy Warhol once said “art is anything you can get away with” and I find that to be especially true with fashion.  Fashion is a living form of art that one can embody. Fashion is the perfect way to present yourself to the world. It is an expression of feeling and self. Fashion is not about wearing what is “popular” or what cost the most. Fashion is an outer form of inner style. ...more

My November Stitch Fix: A Total Turkey?

It seems like it’s been a super long time since my last Fix in October, doesn’t it? I guess this past month has been so busy that it just FEELS like a lot of time has passed, but it’s really only been a month + a week....more
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Learning from Pinterest: Boots + Jeans

I was always a bootcut jeans girl, so figuring out how to wear boots with my jeans was pretty darn easy. Put on jeans + stick boots under jeans = done. Easy peasy.Over the past year, I’ve started liking more of the straight and skinny jeans styles. In the summer, it’s pretty easy to style them with Toms, flats or sandals… but once the weather started getting cold I was kind of at a loss....more

Wishlist: Fixing A Hole (In My Wardrobe)

Tassel Leather Necklace // DIY

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Dana Gibbs: What to wear when meeting the family for the first time

Guest Blogger Dana Gibbs: What to wear when meeting the family  ...more