Capsule Wardrobe 6 Month Progress Report

If you are new to the Capsule Wardrobe concept – start here. A little over 6 months ago, I set out to Build a Capsule Wardrobe.  My plan was to assemble a new wardrobe by downsizing my already overflowing closet without buying anything new.  Here is my 6 month progress report on Building a Capsule […]

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What to Wear Advice for Funeral or Memorial Service

What to Wear to a Funeral or Memorial Service; Do’s and Don’ts

The last couple years, I have attended several Funeral Services.  Death is a natural part of life, and there are some basic courtesies to consider for what to wear at the funeral or memorial service. Here is a short list to help you decide on a respectful and appropriate outfit. Do wear dark colors; black, […]

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Fall Fashion Capsule Wardrobe Style Challenge with LuLaRoe

I heard an idea for a Fall Fashion Capsule Wardrobe Style Challenge to pick a few new pieces of clothes and style them with only items from my closet for maximum combinations.  Well, I love fashion, and a challenge – count me in!  Admittedly, my capsule wardrobe is definitely a work in progress, so this […]

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Bride’s Guide to Save Money on Bridesmaid Dress

Brides, here are a few tips to help your Bridesmaid(s) save money on her outfit: Avoid dresses that require expensive alterations.  Long dresses almost always need a hem, multiple layers and large skirts cost more to hem than single layer sheath or column dresses. Go Short!  Short dresses tend to be less expensive, require fewer […]

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5 Top Tips for Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Your going to be a Bridesmaid!  Here are 5 Top Tips For Bridesmaid Dress Shopping.   1. Have an honest discussion with the Bride about budget before dress shopping.  Pull her aside quietly, when she is not freaking out, to discuss financial expectations before you agree to be a bridesmaid.  You may be able to […]

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Designer Couture Wedding Gown Shopping Experience – What to Expect

Wedding gowns can be expensive.  Add a well-known designer’s name or label as Couture, and these wedding gowns reach a whole new level of expensive.  I had no idea what to expect with these high-end Wedding Gowns.  I tried on dresses that cost more than my first THREE cars, combined!  Sure, I felt pretty.  Anyone […]

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Zipper Replacement | DIY Guide and Replacement Costs

Recently, I had a zipper malfunction on a great dress.  The hidden zipper completely split open and the only way out of the dress was to pull one side of the teeth out of the zipper, by brute force.  There is no way to repair a zipper when it splits, much less when it is ripped apart. […]

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Why are Bridal Shops so Expensive? And What Can I do About it?

A friend was recently Wedding Dress shopping with her Sister, and has asked me, “Why are bridal shops so expensive”? I owned and operated a Special Occasion/Bridal store for almost 5 years, and while I am no expert, I do have real life experience to offer. So, why are bridal shops so expensive?  And, what […]

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Dress for Success: Ladies Fashion Advice What to Wear for Career Success

What to Wear: Ladies Fashion Advice to Dress for Career Success

Dress for Success: Ladies Fashion Advice
What to Wear for Career Success

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Prom Dress Preapproval Pros and Cons

Prom Dress Codes have taken a sinister turn to oppression and threats to ban or remove students from the big event.  In an effort to avoid Prom night enforcement, when the student is turned away, schools have started an approval or preapproval process. Typical Prom Outfit Dress Code is:  Dresses cannot be too short, too low-cut, […]

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Capsule Wardrobe - What is a Capsule Wardrobe and how do I build one?

What is a Capsule Wardrobe and How do I Build One?

Capsule Wardrobe is the hot phrase in fashion right now.  I just completed a 3,000 mile move (and corresponding closet purge), so the Capsule Wardrobe is on my mind.  I need to understand what is a Capsule Wardrobe?  Will this work for me? How do I build one?

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Confessions of a Shoe Addict | How I Reduced My Shoe Collection and How I Keep it Under Control

Confessions of a Shoe Addict – How I Reduced My Shoe Collection & How I Keep it Under Control

Practical criteria to reduce my precious shoe collection, which has gotten a bit out of control.

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