Making outfits is a mental exercise

Making outfits is a mental exercise

The internal debate between an outfit and a dress while getting dressed: on one hand, a dress is simply one piece where as an outfit requires coordination of many pieces. Exerting the extra effort to combine pieces is rewarding knowing that after you've done the color matching and the collar line-ups, you have a one-of-a-kind get up. 

The print-mixing and the surprise of what will actually coordinated well, like a baby blue dalmatian print and neon orange lace for instance, is also a mental exercise. So, if getting dressed can sharpen your grey matter, don't we owe it to ourselves to try?

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Clothes to be active or not active in.

Clothes to be active or not active in.

It's that time of the year where I'm looking at how i'm measuring up to my New Year's resolutions. Not that great I'd have to say, but not bad enough to scrap them all together *whew* in the fitness and strength department. That being said, going to the gym will be more likely to happen if it doesn't need an extra pit-stop to change beforehand, BUT let's be real here: I get dressed every day on the off chance of running into A. the meanest person from my high school B. Anna Wintor, especially since she was just here in Houston C. a really hot ex flame.

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Statement coats 3 outta 3 - I.E. the grand finale

Statement coats 3 outta 3 - I.E. the grand finale

The lab coat - a blazer-like silhouette with an approximate two feet of added length. Dissimilar to a 'boyfriend blazer' by structure and slimness. With enough warmth for spring's more mild temperatures and all the colors of a well dyed easter egg basket, this coat is a fun match for other colorful clothing. A shift would be easy, and here it is with a layered crop top over a button-down and flares jeans. Easy right?  Easy breezy like a great spring statement piece should be. 

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Statement coats segment 2 of 3

Statement coats segment 2 of 3

It's time for round 2 of spring's greatest printed jackets and this one is a groovy favorite of mine. House of Holland has a way of being whimsical, retro, and bright, all while being on the forefront of fashion. I really wanted to highlight this new jean from Citizens Of Humanity: the cropped flare. I'm a sucker for anything new that a denim line that I like come out with. Before being in the biz I would have described that as a 'fashion victim' but now claim to be 'denim adventurous' and 'trend advantageous.'

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Statement coats, segment 1 of 3

Statement coats, segment 1 of 3

It's time to explore other options than black and camel, because it's spring, and even if it is raining non-stop for weeks, I want to glisten like the easter egg that I am meant to be. This week I'll be highlighting some of my favorite statement coats with this one possibly taking the cake. 

I love this coat. While I'm not normally robed in girl-y swashes of pink, I love that it has enough black and white to pair it back to a simple pattern.

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My last boyfriend-jean-fling

My last boyfriend-jean-fling

With the future season of denim getting cleaned up in a way to wear to work, it might be the end of the boyfriend jean (yes, a jean prediction!) so I thought I'd have a last hurrah. I don't normally say 'au revoir' to trends, but if boyfriend jeans, and norm-core in general, is getting outta town, then I want one last fling. 

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