Pick-Me-Up Patterns

It’s my personal fashion cycle of horror: I get stuck in colorless, pattern-less ruts. I go for grey tops and denim bottoms and cognac shoes, and I might venture out of the neutrals to grab a berry lip stain. Maybe. Probably not. Sometimes I grab a patterned scarf. Perhaps I go for a blue-grey instead … Read more

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Mixing Patterns Because I Have No Choice

Remember when I mentioned we’re moving? The apartment is currently at the worst part of packing: unorganized, messy, and unreachable. Some things are in nicely-labeled boxes, but most things are in half-filled open boxes spread across the floor. It looks like an Urban Outfitters on 50%-off clearance day (or the shoe section at every Midwestern … Read more

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Tales of Great Sales | The Free Rebecca Minkoff Dress

A long time ago, at a garage sale far away, I bought a worn-once, still-in-the-box pair of Doc Martins for $2 from a yuppie who said she could never charge more for shoes that had ever held someone else’s feet. I negotiated several thousand off the price of my car. My cat was on clearance … Read more

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Seeing Stripes & Spots [+ the start of STLFW Spring ’14]

This embellished white shirt is my new favorite wardrobe addition, and I cannot stop wearing it. There’s something about a loose-fitting tee that screams ‘Tuck me in ever-so-slightly!’ And while I normally do just that with a pair of skinny jeans, this top is twice as nice when paired with a work-ready skirt. The end … Read more

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Peep-Toe Pattern Party

Ever play the closet matching game? It’s a morning favorite of mine. Hold up two or three unrelated items and see if they could go together in an outfit; it’s kind of like the closet computer from Clueless, except not nearly as strict. Play with the textures, the patterns, the colors, and the cuts to see … Read more

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