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Mixing Prints

Springtime is upon us and that means new styles for the closet.  Don’t let all of the new patterns overwhelm you!  I have put together this short video to help you mix and match patterns, starting with a simple striped top and scarf.  Check it out below.  Happy Friday to you!

 

 

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Jeans Jeans Jeans….

I love when the questions come in on “what’s the best this? Or “who makes the best that?”  So here were my latest questions on great jeans I would recommend.

A good denim can change the way we feel & is such a staple to have for those casual days or everyday!

Mid and high rise are pretty spectacular because they elongate everyone’s leg – no matter your height/leg length.  I truly believe that having a jean hit right about the ankle helps create the length as well (it was always thought that it shortens you, but not the case).

If you have a pair of jeans that fit SO well, take them to the tailor or cut them yourself to get you that great hem right above the ankle.  And if you’re looking for a new pair of denim all together I’ve listed my favorites….From Target to Levis, to Anthropologie, to L’agence shop here:

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Connect with me on Instagram for updates on how everything is going and I will let you know when any major changes and events are happening! I am so excited for my adventures and I couldn’t be more happy to have you guys along with me on the journey!  You can find me HERE!

With much Love,

Annie

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Finding what fits your body type can be tough. I struggled with what was best for my shape and how to dress my figure for years. When I discovered what truly works for my body, it was like the missing piece to my dressing puzzle. It is the best feeling to know what works for your beautiful self and I want to help with that! I have created a FREE Shop Your Shape Guide just for you.

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My Favorite People, Services and Products

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This is a list I’ve started of people I use, services I love, and products that excite me.  If you ever have questions on any of these- please reach out!  And, I know I have many more to add, so please let me know if you’d like your service or product added to my favorites list, send it my way!

Click HERE to check out the names I’ve come up with.

I hope your Day is awesome & these resources come in handy.

With Love,

Annie

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Event Happenings – FREE Services

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EVENTS HAPPENING:

I’m partnering with a newer boutique in Roscoe Village!  I’ll give my services for free and the store is offering 20% off their merchandise for the night!
What’s great is the incredible owner, Sandy, is capping the limit so everyone gets personal attention and it won’t be too crowded!
Let me know if you’re interested in coming – would Love to see you!

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Transition Your Wardrobe With These Easy Steps

 

If you’re in the mood to really deep dive and transition your wardrobe for the warmer weather, I wanted to make it a bit easier for you! (If that mood hasn’t hit yet, just bookmark this for later)!
I’ve listed how I break down the process of a dreamy closet. It makes getting rid of things SO MUCH EASIER after filling out the Fashionably You Q’s.  No one’s judging just gives you an idea and a bit of a nudge to get rid of those pieces that are taking up space.
The goal is to make your mornings a breeze with a clean, easy to see, love-every-piece -kind of closet.  Take it step by step to not overwhelm. Even having a friend over or turning on some great music helps to move and groove!  Good Luck!

 

 

Fashionably YOU:

 
 

 

 

 

Go Through Each Piece

*Put away the winter pieces (heavy sweaters, etc.)
*Keep the transitional pieces out 
 

 

 


Have Two Bags
Recycle:         Bag 1: Donate   Bag 2: Toss    (A possible 3rd bag for alterations!)

 

 Make Shopping List: 

Replacements                 Needs                  Something Fun (try a new color maybe)

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Organizing (Putting it all back)

Put Pieces In Categories

*matching hangers are best

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-jackets

-pants

-skirts

-dresses

-blouses 

-sweaters
    -you get the idea

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Color code each clothing”section”

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Have accessories more accessible and you will wear them more

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Spring is Getting Closer – Here are the Trends!

 
Spring is getting a bit closer (well, spring may be here, but the warmer weather hasn’t followed yet)!  Included are some of the exciting trends for this spring/summer.
I try to make everything as “everyday person” as I can, so below are some tips and tricks on these trends that you will see in stores.
As always…look in your closet to see what you have possibly hidden in the back that you can wear without having to make a purchase.  If not, enjoy these looks and happy shopping!Pale Pink Lip Color – I always go for bright, but have already tried this color and love it! It will look great with any skin tone too!

Belt Purse – No it can’t hold a lot, but what all do you REALLY need on the move?! :o)  Not to mention you get to be totally hands-free.

Track Pants – LOVE and are comfortable! They can be daytime with sneakers or I’ve worn mine out for date night with a silk blouse and heels.

Pastels – Bring on those beautiful spring colors! So soft and beautiful, but can be “edged up” with a bomber jacket and booties.

Pencil Skirts – Not sure if they ever go away, but they are back “on” for this season.

Polka Dots – It doesn’t get much more playful than these!

Vintage Floral – Call me an old lady, but I adore big floral prints all the time.

Belts OVER Jackets and Coats – Go for a stretchy one or a long scarf! (Lose the belt that is attached, especially for trench coats!)

Plaid Blazers – Dress down with white jeans or up with a great dress pant.

BRIGHTS – Just think 80’s… and anything goes with mixing or wearing by it’s lonesome.  Total fun here! If it’s not your thing, NO worries :o)

Have you been needing to revamp your look and closet? Click Button Below and use Contact Me Page.  I can help…. Let’s Chat. 

Bringing You Some EXTRA LOVE

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Happy Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU!!

This day brings some extra love that I always hope it carries out throughout the year. But come on, telling people you adore just how much they mean to you…doesn’t get any better!  That being said… THANK YOU for being so incredible. It’s a joy to work with you. I truly mean it!  Sending you so much L O V E today (& always).

I included a cheesy picture to show my this love :o)


Also! I’ve had inquiries on how I distress denim at my parties and I want to share the wealth through a video tutorial. I really hope it helps if you’ve been wanting to distress your own denim!

 

Click Here:  HOW TO DISTRESS YOUR DENIM VIDEO 

 

Painting, patches, and beads are also something so great to do with old denim.  It’s therapeutic, anything goes (there is no right way),  AND you will have denim that no one else will have – a total bonus!

Enjoy and have such a lovely day.

Much Love,
Annie

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I have been keeping something from you…..

I feel like I’ve been holding out on you with this tidbit of knowledge. And yes, as you can see the pictures below, I’m talking about something as simple as a tank top :o)

I typically like to show fun pieces,  tips on how trends should fit, or where to find a certain piece but have failed to share with you something so basic.

The MASSIVE benefits of this small item are this:

*If you wear your shirts and  holes are getting created right where your pant button rubs it. This will prevent that from happening.

*Try wearing a tank to elongate a top.  You may not be into the crop tops or even ones that skim your pants.  Add a tank underneath to change the look & feel more comfortable

 

*A tank (especially the lycra ones!!!!) seem to really hold us in. Whether or not you have anything to “hold in,” wearing something underneath (if your clothing allows) gives your top half a very smooth, beautiful look.

 

You may already have in your drawers and wear them, but just last night I had a client that didn’t realize all the tops she could wear when putting a tank underneath (which is what stemmed this email!).

You know I love to shop local, so in addition to the tanks you can order,  I have also included a link to a store here in Chicago that carries one of my favorites…..Handle With Care

 

Sending much love today!!!

Annie

Key Ingredients to “Put-Together” Looks.

Key Ingredients to “Put-Together” Looks…With Links to My Faves!

Some of the “pain points” my clients tell me they are struggling with:

-“I just want to look put-together”
– “I need clothing that allows me to be comfortable and cute”
-“A lot of bloggers are in heels and it’s just not me or doable”
-“I love how “so and so” always has a complete look”
-The list goes on…

My hope is to give you a tidbit of information to help you pick out your outfits confidently!
Like I always say, fit is everything and simply having pieces you love in your wardrobe.  (Toss what isn’t working, but a newsletter coming soon on that).

Here are my key pieces for easy day-to-day or weekend looks:
1. A striped tee or a tee with graphics or detail.
2. A jean that allows you to move and groove. Try a dark grey or color.
3. An outer layer that could be a sweater, jacket, or vest.
4. A scarf to bring color/depth to your look.  Or a long necklace.
5. A sneaker or bootie that is comfy
Bonus: a nice lip balm/gloss/lipstick  (bring a little color without needing makeup)

The pieces I’ve picked are to show you my fave items that I think makes a quick, easy, versatile look.  Mix and match is the name of the game!

Have a great rest of the day.

With Joy,
Annie

 

Curious About A New Style or Look?

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Have you been wondering about a new style or look? Do you see things on Pinterest and wonder how it would look? Go ahead, be BRAVE, give it a whirl.  It is good to try new things in life.  You will never know how it is going to look unless you try out that new style or look. Today, I am trying out the Bohemian feels (along with chills in this Chicago winter without a coat).  Go try on something edgy or a color you have never worn.  You may hear the compliments roll in, or just feel amazing knowing you’ve found something new to wear.   If it does work, you found something new to wear.  So go out and have fun.  Try something new today in this New Incredible 2018.  Happy Happy New Years to YOU!!

 

I love seeing people have fun with fashion and trying new styles.  Did you try something totally new and out of the norm? Tag me on Facebook and share your new style.  You can find me HERE!

 

Want to change some looks and add new pieces to your wardrobe? Let’s chat!!

 

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