Closet Staples: Wrap Dress

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A simple classic wrap dress is a staple in any wardrobe, though typically you see the full longer sleeve and shorter above the knee cut. This is a bit of a different take on the wrap dress; as it is a short sleeve and a long maxi style dress with a slit up the front. One of my favorite ways to wear classic pieces is to find a version of it that has more of a modern design. Though this is definitely more of a fall and spring time item, you just need to layer a coat to make it perfect for winter.…

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How to Style: Pieces outside your “fashion comfort zone”

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One of my resolutions for this upcoming year is to wear more color, as I wear a lot of black. So when I saw this beautiful printed dress with velvet floral details from Blackwater Boutique, I knew that it was the perfect piece to start off my color collection. This pale pink is not a color I usually wear. Though it has quickly become one of my new favorite pieces because it has really forced me to go outside my comfort zone; now I find myself looking at other items in this color. So I think it’s always good once in a while to take a little fashion risk.…

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Closet Staples: Classy Black Dress

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A must have item in any woman’s wardrobe is a classy black dress. I’m sure most of us already have the LBD (little black dress) but that is usually more in reference to a going out or “party” dress. This black dress is more of a step up, a piece you can wear during the day or on a night out. In my opinion, a classy black dress should preferably hit at least to your knees, while still maintaining a feminine silhouette. This super soft bell sleeve dress from Killstar is the perfect classy black dress for fall and winter. It is long sleeve and comes about to the knees but still shows off the low neckline, waist and feminine bell sleeves.…

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Closet Staples: Diamond Necklace

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They say diamonds are a girls best friend and I think that saying alone should indicate that diamonds are a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. They add a little bling to any outfit without looking too over the top. A delicate little diamond necklace will always look classy and elegant, and more importantly, not come across as too flashy. This is an item you could pair with jeans and a t-shirt on a casual day out running errands, or you could pair it with your nicest evening gown on the way to a big gala event. Either style could work and you would look both put together and not too overly dressed, which can be a fine line to walk with most diamond pieces.…

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Closet Staples: Statement Accessories

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With festival season and summer in full swing I wanted to share my ultimate favorite statement accessory. This is the item I would wear to almost any festival or event where I’m dancing a lot. Not only does it take literally a second to put on but it also makes the outfit 10 times more extravagant. To prove this I put on a fairly simple plain black look. There is some velvet burn out details in my pants and my cardigan is furry but that’s it. I wore my favorite trusty hat with the silver hardware to match the belt, but not nearly enough silver to overshadow it.…

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