Stripes and Dots

Today is Day 19 of the #21daychallenge and it’s all about stripes and polka dots — probably the most classic and versatile patterns out there and a great way to add interest to your look.  Similar to leopard print, you can think of dots and stripes as you would a neutral  since they blend and mix so well.   I decided to combine both dots and stripes, tying the contrasting elements together with a unified color scheme.   I started with jeans and a Splendid navy and white striped t-shirt.  I decided to bring in hot pink with this fabulous new scarf I found at none other than Target for $11.99!    The  hot pink cardigan  ties it all together.  Finally, I added this fun belt and I like how the geometric print works with the other patterns and it works since it uses the same color scheme.

So as you experiment with pattern-mixing this spring and summer, remember your dots and stripes and have fun!


Now is a great time to go through your t-shirts and see if you are all set with this closet essential for the spring/summer.  I’ve found these solid, slub T’s by Madewell and it’s my new favorite.  The cut and neckline is flattering and functional.   And right now (until 4/9)  you can take 25{4459afbc2bae7cce36afa98505acda452d7cfe9eff579bae0d40077b3c526282} off with code SPRING25, bringing them to $18.75 with free shipping for a quality t-shirt. Not bad!  Click HERE to shop them:

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Now, #justgetdressed.




White After Labor Day? Yes.


It’s time to hash out the annual question about the  No White after Labor Day “rule” that many of us grew up following.  I saw this graphic on Pinterest and thought it said it all:

Do you find yourself asking WWJOD (What Would Jackie Onassis Do) when getting dressed this time of year? To end the style debate—here is the definitive answer on when wearing white is appropriate. Design and copy by Amy Sly for BuzzFeed

So, if you’re wondering if this a rule you can break without the fashion police coming after you, take a look at how fabulous white jeans after Labor Day can look..Thank you pinterest for the images.  And see below for some tips on how to make the look work of you.

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Tips for how to make this look work for you in the “real world”:

Change out  your accessories. A rich colored handbag, leather riding boots or suede ankle booties all  help to transition white denim into your fall wardrobe.

Add some heavier seasonal items to your white. Think wool or cashmere sweaters and blazers in substantial fabrics.

Watch your fabrics. White denim or corduroy, and “winter white” pants in wool blends absolutely work. Anything linen or in light weight cotton need to be relegated to your summer wardrobe.

So, go ahead, keep those white jeans in the front center of your closet.  Need to update your white jeans? Click here to shop my favorite brands and styles.

Now go #justgetdressed.




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