Category Archives: Fashion

What I Cannot Wait to Wear this Fall // Fall Trends in Fashion

It feels a little strange talking about fall trends in fashion already. However, in typical Seattle form, the weather took a quick turn from hot and humid to rainy and stormy over the weekend. On Saturday night, we had a wild thunderstorm complete with a torrential downpour and lightning that lit up the sky like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Guess it’s not too early for fall fashion after all!

Animal Print Fall Trends in Fashion

Disclosure: Thanks to PrettyLittleThing for providing free clothing to style in these outfits. All opinions are my own!

With the official start of fall coming in just a few weeks, I can’t help but be in the fall fashion mood. Some of my favorite fall trends in fashion are already hitting my Instagram feed like band tees, trendy sneakers, and all sorts of animal print. Take your pick of these fun trends; just make it cool weather-friendly with longer sleeves, fun layers, and autumnal tones!

Today, I thought I’d share what I’ve been shopping for already for the fall season!

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Armoire Review: How I Save Money by Renting my Wardrobe

I don’t think it’s a huge secret: I love clothes. I spend most of my “fun” money on fashion related things, so when I heard about the concept of renting a wardrobe, I was completely intrigued. Enter Armoire, a Seattle-based clothing rental service which I’ll be sharing more about in this review!

Armoire Review

A couple of years ago, I learned of Armoire during an event at a women-focused co-working space here in Seattle. Armoire was positioning themselves as a wardrobe rental service for professionals, and while the clothes they had on display didn’t capture me at the time, the concept most definitely did! Later, I was invited to a launch party for The OULA Company, which makes fun, colorful floral, and abstract patterned dresses that immediately grabbed my attention. I said yes and found myself on Capitol Hill to see the garments in person and hear more about Armoire.

Despite the lack of color my “stylist” automatically assigned me, the staff promised that their service would learn my style over time and recommend things that were more my style. (My “stylist” is actually a computer-generated algorithm, which is one of the things that Armoire prides itself on.) When an offer to sign up for just $49 popped up a few weeks later, it was the push I needed to give the service a try.

Armoire Rental Reviews

And what can I say, I’ve been addicted ever since! So why have I stuck with Armoire all of these months? Today I thought I’d give an honest, non-sponsored Armoire review. And let’s be real, I’m always honest regardless of sponsorship. But, just clarifying here. ;) I do pay for this subscription myself.

If the concept of renting your wardrobe sounds interesting, read on for my Armoire review!

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5 Ways to Wear Statement Earrings

When it comes to putting together outfits, some days jewelry is the last thing I think about. While not an afterthought, I just go for my usual suspects; a few rings, layered dainty necklaces, and maybe simple studs if I’m wanting to feel particularly put together. Other days, I want to wear a killer statement jewelry piece, so I start the outfit with that piece. How to wear statement earrings, for example, means building an outfit up starting with that piece so the focus is really on that!

Amber E Lea Jupiter Earrings Review

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But just because you’re wearing a pair of statement earrings doesn’t mean the rest of your outfit has to be boring! Keep it casual with an easy graphic tee and jeans with your hair tucked behind your ear, or get fancy with a monochromatic sleek dress. Or play up your statement earrings by using the colors in your outfit to really make them pop!

How to Wear Statement Earrings

With some of these ideas in mind, I thought it would be fun to share 5 outfits with you that showcase how to wear statement earrings!

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How to Upgrade Your Outfit with These 5 Jewelry Must-Haves

When it comes to accessorizing I tend to be a minimalist. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good hat, a cute scarf, and a fun bag with an outfit. However, when it comes to putting an outfit together, jewelry is often not my first thought. Things changed when I discovered my favorite rings from AUrate New York and I got hooked on the brand!

AUrate New York Jewelry Must-Haves
Disclosure: Thanks to Nakturnal for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

It’s no secret that I have a metal allergy to a lot of cheap jewelry. To be honest, it doesn’t prevent me from wearing fashion jewelry. I love a funky statement earring, colorful bauble, or cocktail ring. However, when it comes to adding jewelry to my wardrobe that I want to stand the test of time, I’ve learned that it’s important to spend a bit more for a higher quality piece made with materials that will last.

Today, I thought I’d share an AUrate review including some of my favorite pieces from the brand, and what I’d love to add to my collection next!

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I Spent $50 on This Outfit // Taking the Thrift Store Challenge

Thrifting is one of my favorite hobbies. Sure, sometimes I completely strike out. But other times? It’s a total gold mine. So when my friend Megan of Diary of This Girl asked me if I might want to take the thrift store challenge and put together a head to toe look together with just $50 and only items we found during our thrift store shopping trip, I said, “Of course!”

Seattle Goodwill Thrift Shopping
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We met for lunch, got caffeinated, and then ended up at the Seattle Goodwill in Edmonds. With the big KonMari craze happening, we figured our timing was probably just right. After all, if everyone is cleaning out their closet after watching Marie Kondo on Netflix, then you can bet that the thrift stores will be piled high with the good stuff. One (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure, right?

Right.

So here’s how we did!

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