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Throwback Ootd

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Its Throwback Thursday and I thought it would be fun to post some pics that were forgotten along the way. Vacations are some of the best, especially if you have photos to remind of you of those memories. I’m missing Vegas and the palm trees and can’t wait until my next trip.

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Besides pink, yellow would be my next runner up in choice of favorite colors. Yellow is so cheery, sunny and uplifting! I paired the bell sleeve sweater with a polka dot maxi skirt for a fun look. Polka dots are fun, carefree and whimsical.  A lot of times, red is paired with black/ white polka dots. I do love the red combo sometimes, but more often than not, I feel as though I am trying to resemble Minnie Mouse with the polka dots.  I try and veer towards other colors such as yellows, pinks and blues for that reason. I hope you liked the look and thanks for stopping by my throwback post!

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  • * What I Wore *            
  • Chenille Mustard Yellow sweater by Rainbow shops
  •  Ruffled Hem Polka Dot skirt by Downeast basics

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

 

 

 

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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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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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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

 

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Bodysuit Bliss

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Hello and hope your start of the week is going great! As the weather has been getting cooler, I’ve been reaching for my skirts more often. I tend to wear skirts more in the fall/ winter seasons because it’s easier to layer.

Finding a gorgeous skirt to wear is the easy part. Pairing the skirt with a shirt can get a little tricky. Different shirts can be too bulky, doesn’t stay tucked in, bunches up or just doesn’t look right with that perfect skirt. I’m guilty of getting a fabulous skirt and then it ends up sitting in the closet because unworn and unloved because I didn’t have a shirt that looked cohesive. Enter the world of bodysuits…

Bodysuits are my version of the essential T shirt. I consider them staples in my wardrobe. They come in a plethora of colors to mix / match and coordinate a lot of of what’s already in your closet. Bodysuits are form fitting and I love how they stay in place, without tugging or the awkward adjusting throughout the day.

Pink is my favorite color and I adore all versions of it. A bold fuchsia gives a pop of flair, in time for the holiday festivities. I love a good pleated skirt and I really enjoyed the movement with ever step!

Hope you liked the look! Thank you for stopping by!

*** What I Wore:                                                              * Black bodysuit by Commando (Nordstrom)                                                                    * Fucshia Pleated Skirt by A new day (Target)

~In a world of pants, be a dress~

Jules

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Cozy Up to Fall

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  Hello and welcome! I love the fall. The cool, crisp air and changing leaves are almost at its end.  Fall colors are warm and rich earth tones. Think orange, yellow, deep reds/ maroons, browns and neutral green.

  The fall season is great for bringing out your jackets and sweaters. Yes, it’s sweater weather! Cozy, fuzzy knits are perfect for those bristling days.

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  Today I paired a fuzzy mustard yellow sweater and plaid/ houndstooth skirt.  The OTK (over the knee/ thigh high boots) pairs well with shorter length skirts.

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  Hope you liked the look! Thanks for stopping by.

 

*** What I Wore ***                                        * Sweater by Forever21 *                                * Skirt by Forever21 *

~ In a world of pants, be a dress ~

Jules

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Wild About Cheetah

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Hello and thanks for stopping by! If there is one thing I get excited about, it’s a good cheetah/ leopard print. Animal prints can be intimidating, because it’s bold and can go from being classy to tacky rather fast. It’s a flashier print that demands attention.

Leopard/ cheetah prints can be alluring. It’s that step away from the LBD or red dress, it’s a little naughty and unexpected.

A good start into venturing into cheetah/ leopard prints, are statement pieces. Whether it’s a shirt, jacket, pants or skirt, build your outfit around that. Tone down your other pieces and let the cheetah be the standout. Cheetah prints are so wearable, just have fun with it!

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Unleash your inner animal! Have you been loving leopard cheetah this fall? Let me know!

**** What I Wore****                                           **Denim shirt by Maurices**                             **Animal Print Tulle Skirt by A New Day (Target)**

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

Jules

I Wish I Could Wear Dresses

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”I wish I could wear dresses.” If only I had a dollar for every time I was told that, I would’ve had a Tesla Model S by now! ‘They just don’t look right on me,I don’t look good in dresses or I’m not girly/feminine enough’ are common complaints I hear the most.

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Dont get frustrated, I tried on many different types, just as you would, if you were trying on different jeans or pants in the dressing room. Our bodies are all made differently and with a little experimenting, you can find a dress style that will suit you. There are so many types of styles, A-line, Body con, maxi, etc. Not every style flatters me either, there was a lot of trial and error. There is a dress type for everyone’s shape and size. Once you find the ones that flatter you, incorporate that in your own personal style. The result: a whole new world of dresses has just opened up for you.

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You certainly don’t have to be “girly” or feminine enough to wear dresses. Wear what brings you comfort in your lifestyle. Casual, t-shirt style dresses are good options. If you are wishing that you could wear dresses/ skirts- just wear it!

What I’m wearing:

Dress: Cotton On                                                          Heels: Kelly & Katie                                              Purse: Gucci Soho Disco

*Photo cred: Hannah Mason

“In a world full of pants of pants, be a dress!” (Jules L.)

 

Cheated On My Dress with No Regrets

It’s gonna be a good, good life. That’s what my therapist say. (Bebe Rexha, I’m a Mess)9A5305C5-7FC2-4FC1-9438-BBE92BA503F5

Do you have any regrets in your life? I know that I do. We all have things we’ve been less than proud of or wished we could’ve have said or done things differently. Life doesn’t have a reset button for when we wish we could go back and have a redo for those moments.

Tomorrow is never promised but we all have the gift of TODAY! What makes today even more special, is that it’s ‘National Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day! Reflect on this day, by letting go of your past and live with no regrets.

Dream big, set you goals high and live in the moment now. Whatever makes you feel alive, nourishes and feeds your soul… do it all.

It was easy to be all smiles today. Letting go and enjoying the sunshine and blue skies. I was happy to wear my floral jumpsuit. Rompers and jumpsuits are everywhere now and I adore them. As an avid dress wearer, I wondered if I was “cheating” on my no pants lifestyle. Rompers and jumpsuits are not the same as dresses, but I group them in a similar category. Its a simple, wear and go, one piece. I call them “alternate” dresses.

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This jumpsuit is casual, fun and free spirited. You catch glimpses wondering “Is it a dress? Pants?” I liked the periwinkle blue shade and the oversized pant. This jumpsuit feels and acts as a dress.  Its so versatile, it could pass a maxi dress. It was fun to wear and suprisingly comfortable. I actually felt as though I had a dress on. My favorite part is the pockets!

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Are you hooked on rompers and jumpsuits? Am I really cheating?

Today is the day. Do it all, let go and have an amazing “Toss away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day!

”In a world full of pants, be a dress!” (Jules L.)

**What I wore: Free People (Nordstrom) Color My World Floral Jumpsuit. Keds Stripe Sneakers**

*Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, North Carolina. Hannah Mason photos.*