Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 8

how to style high waisted white jeans

This 10×10 challenge is quickly coming to an end, and I’ve had so much fun mixing up my wardrobe over the past two weeks! I’m back today with look 8, and this look is one of my personal favorites so far. It’s the kind of thing I can totally see myself wearing while wondering around a European city (I’ve got a mild case of wanderlust,) but it lends a touch of European elegance to my everyday life. At its root, this outfit is basically just a good old-fashioned jeans and tee combo, but the design and cut of each piece make it more interesting, and it looks like it took much more effort than it did.

It’s fresh, classic, and perfect for spring.

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Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 5

blush pink t shirtWhew, the spring 10×10 is halfway through, and I’m so happy it’s Friday! My week came to a bit of a hectic end, but I’m looking forward to taking it easy over the weekend and enjoying the Easter holiday with my family. Speaking of taking it easy, I think today’s outfit may just be the most relaxed look I’ve shared here on the blog! I need a ready rotation of comfortable relaxed outfits for work I do with a local international group, and this look is perfect for those busy mornings. It’s functional, but features a little bit of styling that I’ll talk about below.

This look is all about the basics. Let’s try to make jeans and a tee a little more interesting!

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Styling A Little Black Dress for Daytime Featuring Margu Design

Styling a little black dress for daytimeOne of my favorite things to wear, hands down, is a little black dress. They are versatile, and make me feel a little bit fancy, even during the day. Often times when I recommend the addition of an LBD to a capsule wardrobe, I get responses to the effect of  “I don’t really go out very much,” so today I want to share my tips for making the most of the wardrobe’s queen of versatility. I’m excited to be working with Margu Design on today’s blog post, and I’ll share more about Margu shortly.

Read on for more about my perfect dress and styling tips!

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My Valentine’s Day Look & Shopping Guide

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas: Pink Skirt, Black Tee from Anthropologie, Madewell Cara Pumps

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and even though I’ve always been a single lady on a day celebrating romance, I can’t help but love it. I get caught up in all things red, pink, and pretty, and I love the excuse to hang out with some of my favorite gal-pals. For today’s look, I wanted to show you how I created a Valentine’s appropriate outfit from my capsule. Including one or two statement pieces in your wardrobe can help to stretch it across special occasions and events. And read on to the end of the post for my Valentine’s Day shopping guide, full of all kinds of pretty things from cruelty free lip colors to made in America frocks.

Bring on the pink, and of course, some black.

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What’s In My (Minimal) Bag

What's in my bag; minimalist edition

I’ve never been one for carrying a huge bag full of stuff, and the more I’ve decluttered my life, the less I’ve been carrying around with me. Today I thought it would be fun to show you what I bring with me day to day, and how I utilize my collection of small crossbody bags. At the risk of completely discrediting myself, I’ll tell you that I do also typically have a ridiculous collection of receipts in the bottom of my bag, but for the sake of this post, I went through those and got rid of most of them. 😉 The bag I’m showing you today is my vintage 1980s Coach Regina. It’s the bag I find myself using the most for it’s versatility and convenience.

My handbag essentials:

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