Category: Spring

My Obsession with Cost Per Wear and Excel Spreadsheets

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The secret is finally out…I have just *a bit* of an obsessive personality. So much so, in fact, that I keep meticulous records of all my clothing items and constantly evaluate a cost per wear analysis for each piece, saving it in a massive Excel spreadsheet. For me, I think of it as “My Clothing Log”, but my close friends refer to it as simply “The Spreadsheet” (and yes, you have to say it in a dramatic voice). I’ve been maintaining my Excel spreadsheet for close to four years now, and in that time I have logged every piece of clothing or accessory I’ve bought/received, how much the item cost, where it was from, and at least three ways to style it in an outfit. Yes, I admit I have a bit of an addiction… Continue reading “My Obsession with Cost Per Wear and Excel Spreadsheets”

My Confidence Checklist

white lace dress, denim jacket, blush clutch

Sometimes you just need an extra confidence boost, ya know? Whether that be a Monday where you’re really struggling to get out of bed (me, this morning), a day where you have to give a presentation, picture day, or even your birthday, it’s nice to have a set list of items that you know will boost your mood and self-esteem, no matter the occasion. Not to be cheesy or anything, but you deserve to feel beautiful! And knowing just how to make that happen is a critical skill I believe everyone should master. Today, I encourage you to consider what makes you feel most gorgeous and compile a Confidence Checklist—here’s mine! Continue reading “My Confidence Checklist”

The Most Annoying Parts of Fashion

striped flamingo tee, white jeans, denim jacket

Even though I absolutely love fashion (brainstorming outfits, getting dressed every morning, browsing social media and the internet for inspiration, etc.), it’s like anything else—there are certain parts I don’t like so much. As we all know, the #keepingitreal movement on Instagram is resulting in a lot of bloggers and influencers sharing more of their real lives, rather than just the highlight reals and best parts. Well, why should fashion be any different?! Today, I’m leaving all the fun parts in the shadows and shedding some light on the nuisances that go hand-in-hand with being stylish. Let’s have a little rant sesh, shall we? Continue reading “The Most Annoying Parts of Fashion”