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Closet Clear Out Using The One In, One Out Rule Part III

Buying new things to elevate your style? Clear out your closet at the same time using the One In, One Out Rule and declutter items that no longer suit you. Whenever I make a thoughtful purchase of clothes, shoes, or accessories that I feel fills a hole in my wardrobe or will help elevate outfits and looks, I declutter at least one item from my wardrobe in that category. As

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Seven Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Trends I’m Avoiding

Lots of bright colors on the runway dominating the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion trends including neon, pastels, and jewel tones. Spring is the time to dust off winter doldrums, put away winter coats, and feel the sunshine on our faces. There wasn’t much to do over the weekend of self-isolation other than tidy up the house and catch up on some Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Trends. While some trends have piqued my

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Capes & Coats

To keep warm this winter, I show you examples of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends for Capes and Coats. I saved this final installment of my five-part series where I shop my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends until winter was in full force. I probably own as many coats, capes, and blazers as I do tops. They are a real obsession. A

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How To Thrift Like A Pro

I show you my best tips and tricks for how to thrift like a pro for clothing, accessories, housewares, decor, and furniture. Dress the part. Bring cash. Keep wet wipes in your car. Bring your phone. Find out what is on sale as you walk in the door. Get a cart. Don’t show your hand. Look for quality pieces. Have a vision. Go easy on yourself. Buy it when you

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Curate A Fabulous Wardrobe That You Will Actually Wear Using The One In, One Out Rule Part II

Here I share with you one of my tried and true practices that will help result in a curated wardrobe of items you actually love and will wear using the One In, One Out Rule. I wrote a blog post about how I upgrade my wardrobe without adding to the number of things that I own using the One In/One Out rule earlier this year. I’m no stranger to the

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Black & Blue Sequins

Vintage sequin tops such as this black and blue sequin number are bountiful in thrift shops and vintage clothing stores and are often very affordable. It’s a perfect entry into building your vintage wardrobe. Black and blue sequin polka dots These vintage sequin tops from the 60s, 70s, and 80s are one of my favorite things to search for whenever I’m in a thrift shop or vintage clothing shop. They

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Camp – Acid Wash – The Color Purple

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including Camp, Acid Wash, and the Color Purple. Installment number four in my five-part series on my attempt to re-create Autumn Winter 2019 fashion trends from items within my own vintage wardrobe. All fashion trends do indeed come back around. Huge on the AW19 runway was the color purple. It was everywhere. Looking through my own

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Dark Florals – Animal Prints – Feathers

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including Dark Florals, Animal Prints, and Feathers. This is my third post replicating Autumn/Winter 2019 trends from my own vintage wardrobe. You can check out my posts on the 70s Bourgeois trend and the Leather and Lace trend. This week, I pulled some outfits together inspired by more AW19 fashion trends such as Dark Florals, Animal

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: 70s Bourgeois – Argyle – Suits – Quilting

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including 70s Bourgeois, Argyle, Suits, and Quilting. Last week I put up a blog post of some vintage outfits that I pulled together inspired by current Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion trends. This week, I went back into my vintage collection and put together some outfits following more AW19 fashion trends such as 70’s Bourgeois: 1970’s middle-class, smart

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Bad Romance Leather & Lace

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including the Bad Romance theme and leather and lace. Proof that all fashion trends come back around, I dug into my own vintage wardrobe to put together some looks inspired by the Autumn/Winter 2019 runway shows. I adore some of the themes this year such as 1970s Bourgeois with all the check patterns and argyle prints.

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