Jan 21st Frumpy to Fab!

DSCN6434DSCN6435Well, I don’t know about fab– but the comparison between these two looks is quite a contrast, don’t you think?

Let’s start with the look on the right- these baggy rolled jeans paired with my UGGs looks frumpy. The plain white t shirt (part of the problem is the ultra high neckline) under the boyfriend style cardigan also contribute to the frumpy look.

In the look on the left I have replaced the frumpy (and baggy) mom jeans with some cute skinny jeans (please know that you DO NOT have to be a size 0 to wear skinny jeans- I am somewhere between a size 4 and 6). I’ve got on brown boots instead of the UGGs. I then switched out the plain white shirt for a cute tank- it’s a very small detail, but notice the cute ruffle around the neckline. Small details like that add so much interest to a look. Lastly, I added a cute necklace to tie the whole look together.

Tank- NY and CO, Cardigan: Nordstrom, Jeans: Madewell, Boots: DSW, Necklace: gift

Tank- NY and CO, Cardigan: Nordstrom, Jeans: Madewell, Boots: DSW, Necklace: gift

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Dec 7th, Rule of 3

DSCN6214DSCN6215 Over the past year I’ve mentioned my ‘rule of 3’ several times (and to be honest, I didn’t even come up with this idea, I think it came from Jessica Quirk of “What I Wore“), so today I thought I’d explain it again for those who were wondering what I’m talking about.

Basically it’s really simple!

I just like to have 3 elements to my outfit (on the top half). This means I might start with a plain top (or tunic as you see on the right) and then add a little something extra- like the striped cardigan and the raspberry scarf. By adding those 2 little extras- I have now made my outfit all the more interesting. I’ve added color and texture (with the scarf) and a pattern (with the cardigan).

Other options are: add a necklace, a bracelet, a belt, a jacket, a scarf, a vest, a tank, or even layer something underneath… the options are endless! Just keep it interesting!

Told you it was easy!

Enjoy your Friday!

Pants: Gap, Tunic: H&M, Cardigan: Marshalls, Scarf: Gift, Boots: Frye

Pants: Gap, Tunic: H&M, Cardigan: Marshalls, Scarf: Gift, Boots: Frye

Feb 6th, Stripes Again!

I just can’t seem to help myself when it comes to stripes. I absolutely love them, but sometimes they don’t love me back!

Take this shirt on the right for instance. The bold wide stripes paired with the skinny jeans and the shrunken cardigan is simply not flattering.

I look wide and hippy- and the tiny sweater emphasizes this even more. Guess this is another one for the donation pile!

On the left I have re-created the same idea, but using a longer shirt that has skinnier stripes and more space in between them.

I’ve paired it with a long cardigan (that covers my butt) and some fun leopard flats.  Notice I’ve added a necklace as well- these long necklaces tend to draw a V down the front- which helps break up the striped pattern- and helps with slimming. (I actually probably should have chosen an even longer one- I’m learning too! 🙂

Sadie wanted to be in the picture today.

Love the leopard shoes with this outfit!

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Jeans: Anthropologie, Striped shirt: J Crew, Cardigan: Gap, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Kohl’s