Category: Outfit Assembly

How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 18th, 2017 by

Sales are fraught with disaster. They are full of potential and opportunity and the possibility of heartbreak, much like trying out a new hairstylist for the first time. It can either go very, very well or it can be a disaster. (The no-woman’s-land in between is so boring, don’t you think?) In the case of […]

How to Wear Shorts

July 17th, 2017 by

This is the summer when I officially admit that I am no longer 25. Everything is bugging me, you guys. Everything. The hotness and the dryness and then the wetness and now the hotness again. My poor hair. And my poor family, that has to live with me and my poor hair. And although I’m clearly […]

Wear This To Look Old

June 5th, 2017 by

I have been forced to borrow reading glasses from friends twice in the last few days. Twice. Once to read the miniscule words on a restaurant menu, and another time to read the instruction manual on a piece of clothing. (Yes, some clothes require assembly, and like all instruction manuals, the writing is tiny). Crazy, right, […]

How to Be Fashionable (Not Frumpy!)

April 12th, 2017 by

The frumps are for real, folks, and they’re contagious. Let’s put an end to them, shall we? It’s so much easier then you might think. Trust me. We can do this. It’s as simple as choosing one thing over another. The cute top over the frumpy top. The cute shoes over the frumpy shoes. The […]

What to Wear to Go Back to Work

June 29th, 2016 by

(Disclaimer: Don’t hate me for saying “work.” I know that we all work. Wherever you are and whatever you do for work, it is still work. But “work” is easier to say than “working outside the home at a paying job that requires you to dress up a bit.”) If you’ve spent the last few […]

How to Dress Cute While Pregnant (on a Budget!)

June 26th, 2016 by

If you’re reading this, I’m a little jealous of you right now. I hope you know how truly blessed you are… I loved every single second of being pregnant. Every. Single. Second. I was deliriously happy. I never got nauseous.  think it was God’s way of giving me a break after 6 stressful years of fertility […]

How to Rock a Transitional Wardrobe

June 23rd, 2016 by

Okay, I’ll admit it. Transitional Wardrobes, and, frankly, capsule wardrobes of any kind can be a little, yawn…. especially for creative, spontaneous, former-impulse-shoppers like myself. If, like me, you’ve never met a frill or a bauble you didn’t adore, then the idea of the same 28 outfit combinations on repeat for 6 months can sound like […]

What to Wear During a Weight Gain (or Loss!)

June 22nd, 2016 by

I hear you. Transitions are tough. Tricky. Traumatic even. (Sorry—I never miss a chance to alliterate!). They are confidence killers. And that’s what stinks. During a time when you could use a boost of confidence the most, a wardrobe that no longer fits or suits your lifestyle has the exact opposite effect. It is deflating. […]

5 Easy Tools for Closet Organization

September 18th, 2015 by

I am organizationally challenged. And yet, I organize other people’s closets on a very regular basis, and have been doing so for years. I have organized every single type of closet, from shoebox-size apartment closets to master closets the size of my first apartment. And no matter how little, or how much, space a woman […]

What to Wear if You’re Short

August 31st, 2015 by

Let’s talk about me for a second, shall we? 😉 Back in the day, when I was in college, I bought a pair of GAP pants with an “L” after the size. That “L” meant Long, and for years, I would announce it to pretty much everyone I met. “I wear Long jeans from The […]