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Dresses…go up or down with the style

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I am ALL about versatility (sorry if you hear this too often), but my goal is for you to take a peek inside your closet, see what you can come up with first…then if you still feel in need of some pieces, the shopping links are here for you!

Dresses are just the easiest! Many clients call them the “one and done” pieces. Especially in the summertime when you don’t have to worry about tights/hose…let dresses be your go-to for an airy, fun, and a “she looks put together” image.

As you can see what I shopped is white, because it’s always so clean and fresh looking, but…it always seems to attract the spills (ha at least for me!).  Still worth a try or a fun, bright tone for these summer adventures you’re about to embark on…even strolls to the grocery store :o)

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Heather Button-Front Dress

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Dress down: White sneakers and a jean jacket

Dress up: Statement necklace or neck scarf with a stacked heel or wedge

Simple day: Pair with strappy sandals and everyday jewelry

 

 

 

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Charlotte Drop-Waist Dress

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Dress Up: Pair with wedges/ stacked heel, wedge espadrilles– Statement earrings and bracelet

Dress Down: Converse high tops, mules, espadrilles– simple pendant necklace

Simple day: strappy sandals, colored bag, drop down earrings

 

 

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Denim Belted Shirt Dress

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Dress Up: Wedges, wedge sandal, platform sandal

Dress Down: slide on sneaker, slide sandals

 

 

 

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All Over-Eyelet Dress

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Dress Up: Stacked Heel, statement necklace

Dress down: white sneakers, slides, or sandals

 

 

 

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Zara Midi Dress with Front Tie

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Dress Up: Wedge or Stacked Heel with bracelets and earrings or statement necklace

Dress Down: Strappy sandals and beach hat

 

 

 

 

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Do you need help feeling more confident? Want to learn more about styles? I would love to chat with you and see how I can help.  Be sure to visit HERE to see how I can better help you. 

Get to know this Incredible Brand

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I went behind the scenes to see how these garments were made & it happens to be by 3 incredible gals.  I couldn’t help but touch the beautiful & colorful fabrics! The silhouettes are just the coolest, not to mention the pieces are gender-neutral. Hello Fun!! When the quality is simply fabulous and they look precious on your little ones…how can you resist?!  Check out the line here:  Lilla Barn Chicago Stylist

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Every garment is 100% handmade or handprinted in the USA 

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Do you need help feeling more confident? Want to learn more about styles or new Brands? I would love to chat with you and see how I can help.  Be sure to visit HERE to see how I can better help you. 

Set your Outfit right

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With the long weekend approaching…it hopefully means some summer weather is right along with it :o)
Either way, here are some ideas to set your outfit right proportionately no matter the temperature! Style Consultant

I always want to focus on what the feature is you love to show off. Do you know what yours is?   Is it your legs? Maybe your shoulders? Your mid-section? I know we are so hard on ourselves…but you’re beautiful and I want you to show it!  (As cheesy as that sounds, it’s true!).

So if you’ve got a loose top, pair a slim bottom with it. If it’s your shoulders, wear an off-the-shoulder top. Your arms, rock a halter tank. And if it’s your legs, don’t be scared to bare them with a slit in a long skirt or wear some shorts!  It’s just best not to have everything all loose and “boyfriendy” looking or all snug as a bug on your body.  If your top is slim fitting, put on a high waisted skirt or pant that is a bit looser. And vice versa for the loose top with fitted pants, shorts, or skirt.

Below are some pics AND some SALE SHOPPING….Hello Memorial Day Sales!! Check them out.  (I was just at J.Crew and they had 40% off everything).  Shop online so you can enjoy the weekend!

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Distressed skinny jean with a tank and a jacket can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion! Switch up the fabric of the tank and choose between a blazer and a jacket. And this is absolutely adorable with sneakers as well.

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A flowy top paired with the dark wash jean and a stacked heel! Perfect for the summer! Just make sure whatever the bottom you choose that it is slim-fitting so when you wear a loose top so you can show a shape.

As always, reach out with questions!

Much Love,
Annie

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Do you need help feeling more confident? Want to learn more about styles? I would love to chat with you and see how I can help.  Be sure to visit HERE to see how I can better help you. 

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!  Personal Shopper.

 

Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more tips and tricks that will have you feeling more confident and beautiful.  Click HERE  to subscribe.  Personal Shopper

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Do you need help feeling more confident? Want to learn more about styles? I would love to chat with you and see how I can help.  Be sure to visit HERE to see how I can better help 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!

 

 

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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

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

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