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Why It Pays To Be A Savvy Fashionista

Why It Pays To Be A Savvy Fashionista

I woke up this morning to check out the latest fashion news and this news put a big ole Cheshire Cat grin on my face. Payless recently ran a brilliant, mind-blowing ad campaign where they created a fake high-end store, named it "Palessi" and featured their shoes but at insane markup prices. Check it out in the video below: https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/payless-opened-a-fake-luxury-store-palessi-to-see-how-much-people-would-pay-for-20-shoes/   The reason I'm grinning? THIS is the epitome of the mindset of a "savvy" fashionista. Style. Cannot. Be. Bought. Style is a mindset-a mishmash of creativity, personality, expression and sometimes a tad bit of audacity.  What does that have...


Operation Closet Cleanout: What To Floss & What To Toss

Operation Closet Cleanout: What To Floss & What To Toss

Name one person who has ever regretted cleaning out their closet. I'll wait..... I get it. Spring cleaning is a pain but necessary-so stop whining and make a plan. The key to a productive closet clean out is preparation. You will need to set up 3 boxes. Mark them "Donations", "Trash" and "New Home/Gift". Also gather plenty of good quality hangers. Let's get to work! 1. Take Inventory. Don't dare buy another thing until you know what you already have! Try to avoid buying the same thing and having to do this every year. Ever wonder why you have 8...


7 Dresses That Slay New Year's Eve

7 Dresses That Slay New Year's Eve

Combine chilly temps, long lines AND holiday madness and what do you have? One big headache! All you'll want for Christmas is Tylenol. That's why now is a good time to avoid crowds and shop online for that perfect New Year's Eve dress. By now you've probably racked your brain picking out Christmas gifts for everyone else and haven't had the time to focus on you. Well, before you know it your mail box will be full of invites to New Year's soiree's and you'll need a dress to wear. No worries; I've curated 7 dresses that are no-brainers if...


RePurpose Your Jewelry!

RePurpose Your Jewelry!

Suddenly there's hope for that cache of single earrings you can't bear to throw away because you just know you'll find it's match one day. The same holds true for all those sparkly vintage brooches you hardly wear .  Repurposing any treasured item will make you remember why you loved it in the first place. So here's how to recast your trinkets into a whole new level of fabulousness: There have been many times I've had to think fast and repurpose jewelry to enhance outfits for photo shoots. Here's an example of one of my designs in the picture below....