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November 22, 2017

A Shopping Confession: How to Shop for Used Clothing

Why I Buy Used Clothing & My Best Tips for Shopping Used

This is a post I’ve been toying with creating for a very long time. I don’t know why the idea of sharing the fact that I buy used clothing feels embarrassing, because it’s 100% not.

When you read a ton of blogs that continuously feature designer items, it can be hard to remember that that’s not exactly normal. Bloggers – the ones who make real money from blogging – can afford to purchase more expensive items, because technically it’s an investment in their business. I don’t make money from blogging, although I hope that someday I will!

I create content on this blog because I love doing it. I love when my friends message me about things I’ve shared that they enjoyed, and I hope to build a larger community of readers that do the same. Bottom line: I’m not a “blogger” that can afford to drop thousands on clothes all the time.

So, I buy used.

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November 17, 2017

What to Wear for Thanksgiving: Casual & Cozy

What to wear for Thanksgiving: casual & cozy

Behold, the ponte pant!

Betcha didn’t think that a big sweater and leggings could look polished and classy, did ya?

This is my second Thanksgiving outfit post for this year (did you see the first one?), and it’s all about how to be cozy and comfy on Thanksgiving – but still look put together. Duh, looking polished at all times is my goal in life, in case you haven’t figured that out by now.

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November 14, 2017

What to Wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up

What to wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up in Festive Red

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’ve got Michael Buble blaring, flannel shirts on repeat, and my Amazon cart full of Christmas decor. But before other people will think it’s socially acceptable for any of those things, we have to get through Thanksgiving dinner.

This is always a fun time to get dressed up in your fall finest and enjoy grandma’s homemade stuffing. This year, we’re spending Thanksgiving with Joe’s family, and obviously we’ll want to dress the part! My family keeps things pretty casual at the holidays, so I’ll be sharing a much more casual and cozy look for Thanksgiving on Friday – stay tuned!

Today, though, it’s all about the festive red and the warm textures that make the transition from fall to Christmas so much fun.

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November 8, 2017

5 Essentials for British Preppy Style

The perfect autumnal-colored flannel shirt

Cute fall outfits can sometimes feel predictable. flannel scarf? riding boots? quilted vest? We all know this tried and true formula, and if you’re trying to stand out from the crowd, you might be wishing that you could mix up your cute fall outfits with some different inspiration. Many of us attribute a preppy look to that typical Southern preppy style – think lots of Lilly Pulitzer, bright colors, and big accessories.

I draw my biggest style inspiration from more British preppy style – think classic boarding school looks and the royal family (Love the Parisians, too, but we’ll save that for another post). I love mixing luxurious textures, fabrics, and prints, and keeping to a more neutral color palette. Tweed, tartan, pleats, shiny gold buttons, and tailored silhouettes make me drool. In my opinion, it’s just a little more subtle and sophisticated, which is the look I love.

Today I’m sharing 5 essentials that you need to achieve classic British-inspired preppy style this fall. Look out, Kate Middleton!  Read more

November 1, 2017

How to Make a Plain Sweater Interesting

Preppy style: How to make a plain sweater interesting

By mid-winter, I typically start to get in a rut when it comes to putting together interesting outfits. For some reason I forget that I own anything other than jeans and plain sweaters, and lose the motivation to mix up my outfits with other items.

Today I’m going to discuss 4 ways to make a completely plain, seemingly boring sweater look more interesting. I’ll probably even revisit this post myself to get some inspiration once I start to hit that jeans-and-sweaters wall come January.

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