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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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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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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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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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How Do You Tie Your Scarves?

Clients often ask “how do you tie your scarves?” So I thought I should share with you all the best ways I like to tie mine.  A scarf can add quite a bit of flavor to an outfit without much effort!  Go floral, bright, neutral, striped, textured…whichever feels best with your look.  I hope this helps:

 

 

A Great To Piece To Have In Your Closet

Chicago Personal StylistCapes……such an easy “throw on and go” piece.  It’s cozy with such ease that it works over jeans, skirts, and even workout pants!  This is just one of those pieces that gives you a put-together look without much effort.

 

You can go with color or a more subdued sort of Ralph Lauren-esque look.  Below are some of my favorites.  Enjoy!!

(click links to shop)

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My Tips On Getting Ready For Date Night

Date nights are incredible and never seem to happen enough.  But when one arises, you want to be ready for it (and feel sassy as well!).

They always seem to sneak up or you try to fit it in quickly right after work. With the rush of it all, even if it’s on a weekend, it’s still tough to “just throw something on & add lipstick” …and still feel beautiful. Here is a quick run-down of ideas/my thoughts on how to feel fun and pulled together for the date nights with your partner (or your gals).

Great essentials for any style are:
A silk blouse  (white or patterned)
Jazzy earrings
Your favorite hair product that is travel size
Black sleeveless turtleneck
A pencil skirt (floral or black)
And of course Lipstick
A black suede booty

Jean Hems For Fall

Jean Hems For Fall:

Denim is such a go-to and designers and brands have “stepped it up” with making simple jeans have a bit of a twist. Distressed hems can be found anywhere from Target, to Anthropologie, to Mother.  
I think these bottoms give your look an instant edge. I love booties, sneakers, and heels with these raw and cut ends.
If you’d like to take this trend one step more, you could try the button-fly. This is more of a 70’s vibe that is coming back for this Fall.  Try a new pair or make your own jean bottom to jazz up your jeans this season.

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Beautiful Silk Scarves

Argaman and Defiance

One of my favorite parts of my job is shopping local, meeting new designers, working with Boutiques, and simply making connections.  One I want to rave about is the designer of the incredibly beautiful, fun and funky brand, Argaman and Defiance.

 

Argaman and Defiance

 

 

Argaman and Defiance

The best part is I have already found that no matter my clients’ style – their scarves can be tied into any look.  I got a chance to visit the studio and it has an aura of creative awesomeness (if that is even a description?!).  Here is the link to check it out for yourself.  Shop local and still be stylish? A total win-win.

 

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