Category: Closet

How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 18th, 2017 by

Sales are fraught with disaster. They are full of potential and opportunity and the possibility of heartbreak, much like trying out a new hairstylist for the first time. It can either go very, very well or it can be a disaster. (The no-woman’s-land in between is so boring, don’t you think?) In the case of […]

What to Wear to Go Back to Work

June 29th, 2016 by

(Disclaimer: Don’t hate me for saying “work.” I know that we all work. Wherever you are and whatever you do for work, it is still work. But “work” is easier to say than “working outside the home at a paying job that requires you to dress up a bit.”) If you’ve spent the last few […]

How to Dress Cute While Pregnant (on a Budget!)

June 26th, 2016 by

If you’re reading this, I’m a little jealous of you right now. I hope you know how truly blessed you are… I loved every single second of being pregnant. Every. Single. Second. I was deliriously happy. I never got nauseous.  think it was God’s way of giving me a break after 6 stressful years of fertility […]

How to Rock a Transitional Wardrobe

June 23rd, 2016 by

Okay, I’ll admit it. Transitional Wardrobes, and, frankly, capsule wardrobes of any kind can be a little, yawn…. especially for creative, spontaneous, former-impulse-shoppers like myself. If, like me, you’ve never met a frill or a bauble you didn’t adore, then the idea of the same 28 outfit combinations on repeat for 6 months can sound like […]

What to Wear During a Weight Gain (or Loss!)

June 22nd, 2016 by

I hear you. Transitions are tough. Tricky. Traumatic even. (Sorry—I never miss a chance to alliterate!). They are confidence killers. And that’s what stinks. During a time when you could use a boost of confidence the most, a wardrobe that no longer fits or suits your lifestyle has the exact opposite effect. It is deflating. […]

Why Capsule Wardrobes are a Lie

February 9th, 2016 by

I’m going to be a little bossypants right now. Shocking, right? I want you to close your eyes (well, you may need to squint so you can keep reading, but you get the idea) and picture me in your closet. Naturally, I’d be standing on a stool. I’m 5’2″, and 5’1″ of that is hair, […]

5 Easy Tools for Closet Organization

September 18th, 2015 by

I am organizationally challenged. And yet, I organize other people’s closets on a very regular basis, and have been doing so for years. I have organized every single type of closet, from shoebox-size apartment closets to master closets the size of my first apartment. And no matter how little, or how much, space a woman […]

Discover Your Body Type (and Why It Matters!)

May 19th, 2015 by
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In my world, Juicy doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Very early in my marriage, the word Juicy meant bedazzled velour and matching sets and hoping-to-be-a-mom-soon-so-I-might-as-well-dress-like-one comfort. (What can I say? I’ve always been a trendsetter. Really? Oh. I had no idea you felt so strongly about velour. I promise I’m not wearing it […]

Nothing to Wear Week: Your Questions, Answered

March 28th, 2015 by

We’ve all occasionally (or daily!) struggled with that feeling that we have nothing to wear, and this week, we’ve covered some strategies for creating a workable wardrobe, from starting with the essentials to shopping in your own closet. And today, I continue this conversation by tackling some of your questions. But first, a few basics. 3 Steps […]

Nothing to Wear Week: The Art of Accessorizing

March 27th, 2015 by

There is only one thing that makes a wardrobe of basic black essentials seem less yawn-worthy. Shoes. Okay, technically two things, since you need one for each foot, but shoes are really what make black bearable to me. Also lace, and color, and leopard, and a few other girly things. The point is, I view […]