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Not A Dress Snob

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Something I get asked frequently is “Where do you get all your dresses from?” I’m asked as if I’m about to disclose my favorite shop and I have one main supplier. Friends, I’ll let you in on my secret…..I buy my dresses everywhere and anywhere. I have dresses from Walmart, Target, mall stores, department stores, from friends, boutiques, flea markets, discount stores,online and more. I don’t have a favorite store and have been pleasantly surprised by some of the dresses and skirts I’ve aquired from some of these places. I don’t discriminate and that is how I built my dress wardrobe. I’m not a dress snob, I just love dresses regardless of where I’ve bought them from. There are some dresses that I have had in my collection for years and still wear today because of how timeless and classic they are, even with today’s fast fashion and modern trends.

I tend to shop more traditionally, I prefer brick and mortar stores over online shopping. With so many different styles, lengths and dress options out there, not everything looks like it does on the model, from your monitor. Just as if you were browsing in store, you should definately try on before you buy. Sometimes a dress could look gorgeous on the hanger and left little to be desired after trying it on.

For today’s look, I’m wearing a neutral beige dress with pockets. For the love of pockets, I get so excited about that small detail. To keep warm and keeping it in season with a plaid scarf. The scarf was actually my one and only purchase from Black Friday 2018. I’ve been wearing with a lot this past winter.  Do you have a favorite go to store that doesn’t let you down or do you shop around like I do? Let me know in the comments!

***What I Wore***

  • Beige dress with pockets by Ann Taylor
  • Plaid scarf by Old Navy

 

In a world full of pants be a dress ~ Jules

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Not So Basic LBD

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For the the love of the LBD. The “little black dress.” We all have at least one in our closet that we bring out and it’s just right for most any occasion. Black dresses are a classic and should be a staple piece in our wardrobes. It just goes with a lot and it’s chic in its own way.

I have a bittersweet love for the color black. Some time ago, I attended a beauty school. The school uniform was black… all black. In theory, black is a neutral shade, a blank canvas. Wearing black as a stylist/ artist helps ensure that there are no other colors competing with your client’s coloring or tone. In essence, your client becomes the true focal point, the star of the show.  Wearing black has a way of making you look polished and trendy. Unfortunately, I’ve had my fill of all black and wear the shade sparingly now.

When I do wear black, I like to add some color, texture or prints. These details can really take your LBD up a notch. This is also a good way to play with bolder colors that you wouldn’t typically wear. If you have a bright scarf or jacket that you rarely wear becauae it’s hard to pull off, throw it on top of a black dress. It’s a new look and not your basic LBD anymore.

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***What I Wore***

  • Black zipper dress by Andrew Marc (Nordstrom)
  • Pink Faux Fur bear by Betsey Johnson (Macy’s)

In a world full of pants, be a dress! Thanks for stopping by…..

Jules

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Bows With Fringe Benefits

There’s that accessory rule/ guideline, which states, that before you leave the house, remove one piece of jewelry. I’ve never abided to that rule, the more the better, is what I live by. I’m an over-accessorizer. In keeping true to my 2019 word of the year, I choose to “sparkle” inside and out!

I think it’s darling when a dress or skirt come embellished with details, It’s like another accessory I’ll gladly stack to my overly accessorized self. Whether it’s bows, fringe, tassels or ruffles, it’s the details that really bring your outfit to life.

For my outfit of the day, I paired a cream bow tie blouse with a checkered fringed dress. I love bows, either in my hair or on my dresses, it’s a graceful and feminine look.

***What I Wore***

  • Sheath Dress by Laundry by Shelly Segal
  • Bow tie blouse by H&M

In a world full of pants, be a dress~ Jules

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Sparkle

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Happy New Years!! I’m bursting with energy today and feel incredibly optimistic for 2019. This is going to be one of my best years yet, I can feel it. Hope your goals, resolutions and dreams be in your favor this year.

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I’ve picked my word of the year. I’ve decided to Sparkle. I want to sparkle, shine and dazzle and let the person I’m meant to be come out. Today and for 2019, as I strive to be the best possible version of myself and all aspects of my life, Im going to sparkle every step of the way.

New Years Eve was so much fun and I wanted my dress to reflect that. I’ve been obsessed with bell bottom sleeves lately and I’ve been wearing them in my past couple of posts. Bell bottom sleeves can really add aome flair to an otherwise plain colored shirt. I’m always thrilled when I’m able to find this style. In Vegas, it’s still gets cold, so I’m glad I packed my blush pink, faux fur coat. I felt so glam, and if this is what J. Lo or Khloé Kardashian feel like, then I’m all in! Hope you liked the look and here’s to an amazing 2019!

 

***What I Wore***

  • Silver/ Black Dress by Who What Wear (Target)
  • Blush Faux Fur Coat by Love Tree

 

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Holiday Red

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Happy New Years Eve! Waking up to the bright sunshine and palm trees was a beautiful start for my last day of 2018.

I love a black and red combo. There’s something about the two together that really makes your outfit sassy and bold. I get a little hesitant when I throw white into the mix because it’s easy to venture into the Minnie Mouse territory. With this black and white dress, I took it up a notch and accessorized with a touch of red.

This was my look of the day and hope you liked it. Please tell me I’m not the only one with a macaron obsession. The colors and flavor selections get me everytime! Happy New Years Eve! Best Wishes!

***What I Wore***

  • Dress by White House Black Market
  • Red Bow Belt by Lulu’s

”In a world full of pants, be a dress!”

 

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Vegas Bound

9AD9661A-786F-4A08-9046-2882B7539749.jpeg“I’m leaving, on a jet plane….” I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate New Years in Las Vegas! It was a quick flight from Seattle, so why not make the walk to departures in a little animal print?

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I can’t wait to share my Vegas adventures with you but in the meantime, this is my quick look of the day. I’m never shy from cheetah/ leopard prints and my collection of these prints have a dedicated section in my closet.

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***What I Wore***                                                             * Cheetah Zip Up Smock Dress by Target*         * Black Bell Bottom Pearl Sleeves Shirt by Macy’s ** 

Hope you enjoyed the look! Thanks for stopping by!

“In a world full of pants, be a dress!”

 

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Plaid, Pearls and Resolutions

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Christmas has come and gone so quickly and the New Year will be here in just a matter of days. Most people have New Years Resolutions in hopes for their best year yet. I haven’t made any resolutions and I haven’t done so for the past few years. Instead, I come up with a word and live accordingly to that word for the year.

 

I take time to pick my word of the year and it’s related to what is going on in my life at the time. Here are my words I’ve used in the past and I can truly say that I did my absolute best to live by them.

  • 2016- Fabulous
  • 2017-Strength
  • 2018- Live

I am days away from New Years and I still haven’t picked my word yet. I’m torn between 2….. Sparkle or Focus. Will I sparkle or be more focused in 2019? What word would you pick to live by for the next year?

 

***What I Wore***                                                       *Grey Knit with Pearl Bell Bottom Sleeves Shirt by Macy’s                                                         * Plaid Skirt by Jcrew                                                   *Pearl Hair Bow by Macy’s 

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Ruffles and Bows

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Does anyone remember when there was a pay phone around every corner? There was a time when some of us carried around quarters or phone cards. It was really neat to come across a functioning pay phone and it even came with the yellow pages! Did I make a phone call? No…. I have a cell phone for that now. How far we’ve all come to have a device that fits in our hand!

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It’s the first week of December! Is it just me, or did the weather start getting colder? Here’s a bold yet wearable look as the temperatures keep dropping. This is quite a busy dress, there’s a lot going on here. I really like the maroon/ wine shade, it’s a nice hue for the fall/ winter seasons. I love bows, ties and ruffles and this floral, high waisted dress had it all. There really is quite a lot going on, but it is wearable. I felt so feminine and loved the movement from the ruffles. Ruffles and bows aren’t just for little girls. Just like unicorns, they’re for everyone!

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Hope you enjoyed the look. Would love to hear some thoughts on looks that you love! Thank you for stopping by…..

***What I Wore***                                                          * Floral Maroon Dress by SheIn 

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~In a world full of pants, be a dress~

Jules

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Faux Pearls Faux Suede

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I can’t get enough of skirts and OTK (over the knee boots). I’ve been wearing them untill the weather dictates it’s time for tights/stockings/ leggings. Fortunately,  I live in Seattle and while it’s definately been rainy, it hasn’t been freezing cold yet.

 

My Wednesday “hump day”, Outfit of the day is a faux pearl cream sweater and a faux suede camel skirt. Honestly. I feel that both the sweater and the skirt are closet essentials. They’re both so versitile, and you can wear or mix/ match with so much of what you already have. I usually lean towards bold, bright colors and prints but I’m learning that neutrals can make a statement too.

 

 

Hope your middle of the week is going fabulous. Thanks for stopping by!

***What I Wore***                                                     *Faux pearl embellished cream sweater by H&M                                                                                  *Faux suede Camel skirt by Forever21

~In a world full of pants, be a dress~

Jules

 

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Maximize Your Mini

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“Look in the mirror and ask yourself-what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life? Then go do that.” Gary Vaynerchuk

 

Rise and grind… it’s Monday, grab your morning coffee and start your day. My morning routine typically starts at 530 am with a cup of coffee, and either music or a tv show playing in the background as I’m getting ready.  Feeding your mind is so important, that I decided to change things up a little. I didn’t give up my coffee but I did change the things I listened to. I began listening to Gary V while I was doing my hair/ makeup and Zig Ziegler on my commutes. Instead of a jumpstart on my day, I felt a jumpstart on my life. For myself, I wanted to stay motivated, inspired and enrich my mind. This has been a way for me to maximize my time even when I’m busy with other things.

 

The mini skirt…. it’s brazen, it’s bold, its a sexy look. It’s not just for going out, you can rock the mini day or night. Wearing a mini skirt, can make you feel a little exposed. Adding a cardigan or jacket makes it a cute and wearable look. A body suit underneath keeps everything in place all day without adjusting.

 

Maximize your day and rock that mini! What are your morning rituals and tips to stay motivated? Don’t let that mini skirt hide in your closet…. be bold, maximize it!

***What I Wore***                                                       *Pink bodysuit by Forever 21                                  * White lace bralette by Aerie                             * Black zip up corduroy mini skirt by Forever21                                                                   * Leopard/ Cheetah cardigan by Mossimo(Target)

 

~In a world full of pants, be a dress~

Jules