Tag: Polka Dots

The Dos and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing

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I feel like it’s been forever since I shared a good ol’ fashioned ‘style tips and tricks’ blog post, so I figured this bold outfit was the perfect opportunity to dish on what I’ve learned about pattern mixing over the years. I never used to mix prints before I started blogging, but through a lot of trial and error, it’s now one of my favorite ways to spice up any outfit! Why is pattern mixing worth the trouble? After you get over the initial “I have no idea if this looks good” hump, print mixing can do wonders for your closet by dramatically increasing the versatility (and cost per wear) of your garments. Suddenly, you can make so many more outfit combos from the pieces you already own! So here are some of the print mixing tricks I’ve learned and the mistakes I’ve learned to avoid. Continue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing”

My 20 Most Memorable Outfits

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Instead of celebrating my birthday by sharing 20 things I’ve learned in the past 20 years, like lots of bloggers do, I decided to switch it up and post about the most memorable outfits I’ve worn in my life. Of course, I don’t have photos of most of them—only the memories remain (and sometimes even the clothing items, in a cardboard box buried in the back of my closet). I included everything from naughty Elvis costumes to wedding guest outfits to what I wore on possibly the best day of my life. So without further ado, here are the 20 looks that have remained engrained in my mind for years and will probably remain there for years to come. Click on the links to see some of the pieces/outfits in action! Continue reading “My 20 Most Memorable Outfits”

B2S Series: How to Make the Most of College

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I considered titling this post, “How to Live It Up in College” but I decided that was too “frat boy party life,” which is not the vibe I want to be giving off in this post. But college *IS* a party in the sense that you get to live with your best friends, learn amazingly interesting stuff, and spend each day experiencing something new and exciting. I love it so much! That’s why for the next installment of my Back to School Series, I’m sharing my top tips for living your best college life. There’s no doubt that college is really difficult, but it can also be an absolute blast depending on what you put into it—and these are allll my tips for making the most of it. So come on, let’s tackle this Monday and tackle that college life! Continue reading “B2S Series: How to Make the Most of College”