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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Sundresses and Sun-Kissed Styles

Another reason to celebrate Women’s Herstory month is sunshine. Spring is peeking her head through the window. It’s time put away winter frocks infused with heavy sweaters and skirts, and instead look to lighter colors and fabrics.
During this renewal phase we choose colors, lengths, and styles that we find the most flattering. Spring is knocking on the door and with it comes the chance to upgrade to new and depart with older pieces that no longer draw us in.
How often do you incorporate your favorite colors and fabrics? I don’t care how cute a piece is if it doesn't feel good on my skin I’m not buying it. I adapted this school of thought working the concept into fashion purchases about 10 years ago, and I haven’t looked back.

I know women who will not bear shoulders because they don’t like their arms. Others, forgo shorts no matter how much sunshine spring and summer months offer. I don’t care for skirt suits where the hemline falls right at the knee, same for dresses. Max me out or give me something a couple inches above the knee. I also have a strong dislike for floral patterns, I think this dates back to my mother’s idea of dressing us alike when I was a pre-teen. She had a fondness for the flowers and pleats. Now that she is no longer on this plane with me, I look at those pictures in appreciation of her personal style and desire to dress us in similar dresses a few times. It doesn't make me rush to either, but I appreciate having the memories.
One piece that most women can agree is a fantabulous sundress. Cool and breezy they can take you to work, and straight to an after-work affair with minimum fuss. Paired with a blazer or dressy sweater the flow between scenes is effortless.

I keep tan, black, white, and cream blazers on hand and I adore the look. When I want to enjoy the sun kissing my shoulders the blazer comes off. When I’m in a restaurant or other venue where the air conditioning makes my teeth chatter, the blazer goes on. Simple elegant styling is a breeze with this jazzy combination.
I simply love the light feel sundresses offer. It is an item you can depend on. Fabric care is easy, they can be washed to hang dry. They travel well and you can count on them to be as varied as needed.
Enjoy some of these great looks for Spring 2014.
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Closet Organization Options

Closet Organization Options

How do you organize your closets, ladies?  For most of us, having a lot of clothes can be very fun…and very stressful!
Luckily, there are a lot of options out there for organizing your closet so that it works for you and lets you look your best, every single day!

By Color

Organizing by color is a classic approach—see your outfits in a cascading rainbow, which not only allows you to find items easily, but also to put them away with ease!
You can organize both your hanging and folded clothing by color, utilizing drawers, shelves, and hangars to keep everything in order.

By Category

Evening gowns? Cocktail dresses? Winter coats? Sweaters? Blouses?
How about the casual stuff?  T-shirts, jeans, sweats, yoga pants…there are so many options!
Organizing by category (“Elegant” “At Home” “Day-to-Day”) can alleviate a lot of stress by letting you know exactly which outfit options are where.  You can organize by category, and know exactly where in your closet to go for what occasion!

By Frequency of Use

Some items are used only occasionally, while others are used every single day!  Put your daily items right where you can see them—front and center—to save you from the pain of having to dig them out of their place every day.  And let’s face it—we won’t put it back where it belongs at the end of the day, anyway, so we may as well make the “right” spot for these items in a spot that’s easily accessible.
For the things you wear only occasionally, putting them in a little tucked-away corner is fine, as you only use it once in a while!

Mix n’ Match!

Mix it up!  Organize by category AND color, use the “what I use most” trick along with color-coding.
Ultimately, how you organize your closet is entirely up to you and what makes you happy.  Your closet should be a sanctuary—a fun place where you can make your fashion dreams come true, not a stressful nightmare!
Need more tips?  Here’s an amazing video with some great examples and in-depth explanations to make it easy for you!