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Snag Her Style: Kate Middleton

March is cruising right along & every day it begins to feel a bit more like Spring [thank goodness]! While the sunshine & warmer temperatures are slowly making their appearance, it’s still a bit too chilly to bust out the sundresses. However, there is a way to express our pending Spring joy via our clothes, without completely jumping the gun. Insert: The Duchess.

kate middleton spring dress

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Blogmas Day 2014 – Day 7: Snag Her Style – Kim Kardashian (Christmas Edition)

I’ve been so bad at daily blogging this weekend – I feel like I’ve been running all over the place the last couple of days!

I’m determined to keep up with Blogmas, so tonight I thought I’d do a quick Christmas Edition of Snag Her Style! Between work, family, and friends, most of us have quite a few holiday parties to attend in the upcoming weeks. I wanted to dupe an outfit that was both classy, comfortable, and of course, affordable!

Love her or hate her, you cannot deny Kim Kardashian’s flawless style. If nothing else, the girl knows how to pair, style, accessorize, and just wear clothes (well, most of the time she’s wearing clothes lol).

I really wanted to dupe this simple holiday look of hers from a couple of years ago:

Kim

I’m a huge fan of comfortable & forgiving ensembles – this outfit is just that! I was so excited to be able to put together something very similar. Here’s how you can snag the style 🙂 –>

kim k wrap dress

Teardrop Earrings: Kohls – $16.50

China Glaze Liquid Leather: Sally’s Beauty Supply – $5.50

Taupe Tie-Up Back Wrap Cinched Maxi Dress: DH Styles – $20.94

Red matte lipstick “Really Red”: Revlon – $7.99

Grey Suede Platform Pumps: DSW – $39.95

Gold & Ruby Fashion Ring:  Ali Express – $4.32

Simply Stated Bangle Set: Forever 21 – $6.16

I love this outfit! I’ll definitely be trying something like this for one of my upcoming holiday events!

 

Do you have any comfortable, but still stylish holiday outfit ideas? Share below!

 

XOXO

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Complete Closet Overhaul

I’m not sure what it is about the past few weeks [maybe the fact that I’ll be 26 next week (OMG)]…but I have been oddly obsessed with simplifying my life & giving it a little refresh. Starting with my wardrobe.

This simplification process began with a book. I stumbled upon Lauren Conrad’s book, STYLE last week. While flipping through the pages, I was immediately drawn to her chapter about overhauling your closet.

Lauren Conrand STYLE

Needless to say, I bought the book, and the moment I got home I spent the entire night parting with items I was unable to let go of for YEARS! Honestly, 8, 9, 10 years…

Maybe it’s because I adore her style, or because her book actually made a ton of sense, but I was finally able to understand that were was no reason to keep things because they could work, I might wear them, they haven’t completely fallen apart or they’re practically brand new – if it hasn’t been worn, it’ll probably never be worn, and if it has been worn so much that it’s actually become damaged – it’s just not a good look. That should have clicked forever ago.

The beginning of it all.
The beginning of it all.

I spent the evening trying on everything I owned & with the help of my roommate we were able to yay & nay our way through my closet in a few hours.

Once my wardrobe was wiped – I determined which items were sellable (is that a word?), which were returnable for a refund or store credit (never worn with tags still in tact), and which would be better off tossed. I put everything into bags and got rid of it! Such a relieving feeling. I actually feel like I have MORE clothes than I did before because I can actually see all of my pieces, and I know that they’re all pieces I will wear.

To keep the momentum & excitement going  – I’ve begun slowly refilling my closet with new items that will surely be worn for years to come. For example, I chucked a pair of brown cork wedges that I’ve had since 2004 – after 10 years it’s safe to say that they’d seen better days – but I was still wearing them all of the time. After parting, I knew I had to replace them. I was on a hunt for a few days before I found a new pair. They were definitely an upgrade, super comfortable & exactly what I was looking for. So I bought them 🙂

Building your wardrobe is like decorating a room – it takes time. You can’t just go out one day and expect to find everything you’re looking for. Plus, it makes the process more fun – it’s like a treasure hunt! What’s better than finally coming across the item you’ve been searching for?! Spreading out these purchases & taking the time to find the right item is an affordable way to freshen up your wardrobe, and ensure that you purchase only what you LOVE.

This is *not* my wardrobe, but its a realistic goal for me :)
This is *not* my closet, but its a fairly realistic goal for me 🙂

As for long term goals…

...a girl can dream, right?
…a girl can dream, right?

Anyways, back to reality. I’m so into this whole wardrobe thing right now, and have so many more fashion-related posts in store. 😉

 

…Stay  tuned!

 

XO

 

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