Posts tagged personal style tips
2 Fashion mistakes I made this summer and how you can avoid them {VIDEO}

Ever bought something you regretted? Maybe it was too expensive and you didn’t end up loving it as much as you thought. Or maybe you never even ended up wearing it? Or worse, maybe you wore it and felt awful in it?

My answers are yes, yes, and yes—all of these have happened to me. And two of these times it happened were just this past summer.

So today, I’m showing you what and breaking down the why—what I bought that I regretted and WHY I bought it (where my mistake was made!)

And, best of all, in this video, I’ll show you how you can flip the way you think about clothes to stop making these same common mistakes—or at least make them a whole heck of a lot less (because we ain’t perfect!)

OH YA, I said video! Your personal style tips are now coming to you in video. You can watch below, or watch on (and subscribe to!) my YouTube channel.

P.S. If video’s ain’t your thing, I’ve included the transcript below—so you can continue on consuming my content the ol’ fashion way!

Watch 2 Style mistakes I made this summer (& you’re probably making too!)

 

 

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10 Ways to break out of a jeans and shirt rut {without buying anything new}

I’m a big believer in formulas and recipes when it comes to your wardrobe. But sometimes, after we’ve done such a good job with the effortless part, the creative part of us is itching to get back in the game.

We often confuse this “style rut” feeling with needing to buy something new. But the real source of the rut comes from neglecting our creativity. And so, the real cure is injecting a bit of our creativity back into our outfits.

So before you pull out the wallet, tap into your creative brain with these 10 ideas.

These ideas are for you whether your go-to pairs your skinny jeans with a button-up or with a t-shirt. It's for you if you've gotten to the place where you feel like you’ve worn the same thing for so long you don’t remember what it felt like to change it up.

So when we feel sick of our favourite 3 part cocktail: top + skinny jeans + ballet flats, or whatever your cocktail might be—let’s mix it up by throwing in a shot of tequila (the metaphorical kind of course.)

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How to wear blush and other nude neutrals

I’ve been on a mission to add colour and pattern back into was was my mostly-neutral wardrobe.

But there’s just something about blush.

These soft pink-undertone shades are soft, delicate, romantic, and feminine. But they are not the pastel and baby pinks that mean “this baby is a girl”. They are sophisticated. They are adaptable and versatile—so versatile.  {Think of blush like a neutral.}

With this very blush look I have for you today, it seemed only fitting to share a few tips on how to start wearing this favourite colour of mine.

And yes, you can rock it—no matter what your skin tone is.

4 TIPS FOR WEARING BLUSH, & OTHER NUDE NEUTRALS

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How to make the right shopping list {behind-the-scenes of what my list & list-making process looks likes}

You can’t have everything that's great, but you can make everything you have the greatest.

That’s my approach when it comes to personal styling—I want to help you make the greatest choices for you. The ones that are ultra insync with the lifestyle you live, the budget you have, and the story you want to tell.

So how do you figure out what pieces are the greatest choices for you?

Short of working with a personal stylist, there is a favourite free tool of mine you can harness for some style clarity. A tool that you're probably already using.

The tool is Pinterest. And the strategy I call Practical Pinteresting.

Last year I shared my guide to Practical Pinteresting for style clarity. And in this part two, I’m walking you through exactly how I’ve used it to create my shopping list for Spring.
 

HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT SHOPPING LIST FOR SPRING >>>

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Why I wouldn’t have worn this outfit (how to dress with confidence)

Let’s talk about why I never would've worn this outfit 3 years ago.

I never liked my legs and feet. I would have told you I had good reason—they were ugly and I knew they were ugly because people (individuals and society at large) told me that.

Spider veins and purple undertones show through my pale legs, and my feet are often bright red or purple.

So I visited tanning beds and I ruined so many clothes with self-tanner rub-off. I spent hundreds of dollars on Sally Hansen Airbrush legs for every day.

And I definitely did not dress in a way that would draw attention to me when I was baring my legs and purple feet.

Because I truly believed it was my obligation not to draw attention to the ugly parts of my body.

My heart aches for that girl who believed that...

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