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Need To Edit Your Closet?

Hello Beautiful Ladies!! There is something you may not know about your closet…but your clothes need BREATHING room!!! They told me ūüôā

No matter the size of your closet, you should be able to see every item without rummaging! Really…you should! A good rule of thumb that I use is: Consider donating or consigning anything you haven’t¬†worn in the past year.

But sometimes, we can be at a loss for what we should keep and what we should toss.¬† So, I’m going to share the very same tips that I will be using tonight on my closet…Let’s get to work girls!

What to Keep:

  1. ¬†Wardrobe Basics: These include your best winter jacket, favorite blazer and “still in high-quality” staples.
  2. Event Dressing: You should always have a stunning LBD (little black dress) or pantsuit that fits you like a glove.

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3.  On-trend Items: These are the fun pieces that give your wardrobe personality and help bring your basics back to life.

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4. Investment Splurges:¬† We all have at least one piece we’ve splurged on.¬† Whether it was an impulse shoe, or the leather jacket that was a must-have,¬† we all need confidence-boosters in our closet! (See our blog¬†on Why¬†Confidence is always in)

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5.¬† And lastly, we have the “Sentimentals”:¬† This might be your first Designer handbag or your grandma’s ring, they’ll always be in style and have a great story to boot.

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Now, we have come to the harder part… what to say goodbye to…

  1. ¬†Get rid of anything that has tags and you haven’t¬†worn it in the last 6 months, odds are you won’t.
  2. You really don’t¬†need multiples of specific items. Unless you regularly use a uniform, you don’t need 5 of the same things in your closet.
  3. Why keep items that just don’t¬†fit right. You will feel better knowing that all the things in your closet are comfortable¬†and actually allow you to breathe. Send the rest to consignment or donation, depending on the condition.
  4. Well loved items can be let go, really! If your favorite tee has seen better days and it makes you look like 90’s grunge, let it go and gain some needed space in your closet. No one needs that style coming back again ūüôā

Okay, these are the tips I will be using, hope they help you gain control of your space again and feel like the empowered woman you are!

Enjoy your closet cleanse!

-Rebecca

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My Fave Fall Trends !!!

Well Hello There!!

As seasons change, we are all starting to decide what our fall look will be this year….I chose to look at Elle magazine for some inspiration.¬† At first it was overwhelming but then you have to decipher the crazy runway looks, and everyday life, and you, the real everyday woman…

So to give you a headstart, I tried to narrow down all of their trends to my

Fave Five:

  1.  The Color Redred outfit

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Power it up girls, Red is officially the color for fall 2017, states Elle Magazine.  Add a splash of red, or Head to Toe in red, for the bold sexy look of red!!

2.¬† 70’s Plaid

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Pants, Coats, even formal gowns- Bright Versatile plaid will keep you trendy as¬†you’re out and about this coming season!

3. Retro Hats

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Brimmed,¬†Bucket and all types of textiles…..Retro and Vintage Hats will be a big part of the fall/winter season this¬†year…oh and yeah!! Finally an excuse not to do my hair for the day…Heehee¬† ūüôā

4. Vintage Floral Prints

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Just like the fresh plaid, you’re going to love this vintage floral¬†print making a come-back from tops to gowns and personally I’m LOVING it!!

5.  Mid-length Flouncy Skirts

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This trend is so fun and easy, and probably the most versatile!¬† You have so many different looks depending on the shoe it’s paired with, flats, boots, heels, etc…Oh and did I mention… Flattering for ALL figures !

 

So that’s it ladies my Fave Five for this fall! Want to share which one is your favorite for this fall? Go ahead and let me know, share with us your thoughts. By the way do you have some ideas, certain topics or issues you face when it comes to your fall shopping and you want me to blog about? Go ahead and shoot me an email ..would love to hear about it at rebecca@shopthevogue.com

Rebecca ūüôā
See you at the Vogue!!

 

 

 

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A la Downton Abbey

118219558940363540_XtXUc299_c¬†¬† America has caught a little bit of Downton Abbey fever and Vintage Vogue is no exception. We love the show and why wouldn’t we? It takes us to an entirely different era when things were, not necessarily simpler, but just classier all around- including the fabulous attire.

I know I’ve often said to myself while watching the show,¬†“Wow! I love what¬†she’s wearing!”¬†and perhaps you have felt the same way. But then again, that does not mean I’m going to be wearing beautiful evening gowns to dinner in my 2,500 square foot home. We live in different times and with different incomes but that doesn’t mean our fashion can not be influenced by such gorgeous attire in our day-to-day living.

Take for example the 20’s inspired blouse with these jeans. It’s definitely a fun way to incorporate a little “Downton” while out shopping on a Saturday or the next photo definitely makes a statement without being over the top.¬†Trend spotters¬†have been noticing how designers have let themselves be influenced by the craze and have now been incorporating vintage elements in their collections.

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A¬†great way to Downton-ize your wardrobe is¬†to use¬†vintage¬†jewelry and brooches¬†and consignment and antique shops are a perfect place to look. You can never go wrong with pearls and gold touches! Have you found an easy way to add vintage to your look? Share with a comment below…