Sunday, September 25, 2011

Taking a good look at your clothes…

I have spent a good deal of time the past few weeks reviewing my wardrobe and deciding what needed to go and what stayed.Thus far I have purged four large bags of clothing. They have all been donated to a good cause so it wasn’t a total loss. While most of us like to hold onto clothes forever, this can create a problem, especially in our closets.

I set a goal for myself. I wanted all my clothes on display in my closets without having to store a lot of clothes in storage. I have met this goal. The only things I now keep in storage are extremely summery clothing as well as heavy winter knits. One of the reasons we buy clothing is we often feel we “have nothing to wear.” Now that my summer/fall wardrobe are on display together, I can mix and match them.

There is no rule against mixing and matching seasonal pieces. You must use your best judgment when doing so. Taking a plain black sundress from summer and adding a pair of opaque tights, boots, and a leather jacket are a great way to expand your wardrobe and create a new outfit. The only print I would warn about is bright floral. It can tend to be too spring/summer friendly. A darker floral can be worn year round.

In order to have a decent wardrobe one must be able to mix and match. If you have a few free hours, go through your wardrobe and make outfits! Take a digital camera and make a display board in your room or closet of your options. Make sure to include accessories and shoes as well. This is also a good practice before a vacation for easy packing.

So before you take that next shopping trip, go shopping in your closet first. You never know what you may find.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hello fall, it is nice to see you.

Headed out with the boy today to a christening party. Had a really good time and I really liked my outfit as well.

navyBlazer- H&M

Dress- TJmaxx

Shoes- Famous Footwear

Belt- Vintage

Brooches- Vintage

Bag- Cynthia Rowley 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Polka Dots and Stripes!

While I can’t say that I love wearing stripes, I can say that I love wearing polka dots!

IMG_1448 Hat- Forever 21

Shirt- Vintage

Belt- Vintage

Shorts- TJMaxx

Purse- Vintage

Shoes- Forever 21

Perfect Day for a Street Fair

The small town where I live is the mushroom capital of the world. Each year they hold a festival honoring this fungi. This is what I wore today.

Dress: H&M

Shoes: Blowfish

Belt: Vintage

Bag: Vintage

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Stella McCartney

Monday, September 5, 2011

Some new vintage finds!

Well let me say that my new vintage finds have a theme. Very Boho meets Sprouse. I hope you love them as much as I do. The first is a poncho that is from Guatemala. I have always loved the colors and patterns found within the culture of its native people. This caught my eye and I could not say no. You will not be able to miss me this fall.



IMG_1431 The next item is a vintage turquoise ring. I love its imperfections.



Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Looking to old films for fashion inspiration

On my long four day weekend I decided to watch an old movie that my aunt claims to be her favorite of all time, Auntie Mame. I am one of those people who adores films of the past such as this. The main reason being the acting, but also because of the fashion. Mame Dennis, the main character, is an eccentric, colorful person. Her style is truly remarkable. This film comes from a time when dressing up was a must and people really looked chic and elegant.

Some other great films to check out for inspiration:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Gone with the Wind
Annie Hall

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Day of Teaching

Well my first day of teaching at my new school was this Tuesday. I had a hard time deciding what to wear so I decided to go with something colorful and unique.

Dress- Goodwill

Belt- Goodwill

Cardigan- H&M

Necklace- Vintage

Watch- Michael Kors

Flip Flops (did not wear these to school) - Old Navy