What’s In Store – Target’s Universal Thread Collection {why everyone’s loving it!}

Posted On Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Style Guide
Earlier this month, Target, my beloved bullseye boutique debuted a new collection and it’s kind of a big deal. I mean, who doesn’t love Target?! But this line in particular was a really exciting venture because per usual, it’s affordable, but more importantly, every garment in the collection goes up to a size 26 {versus just some items being plus}. Also, there’s a heavy focus on denim, which is an item most women find difficult to shop for {check out Fitting Room Tips to Find the Best Jeans…after you’re done reading this!}.
Of course it was my civic fashion duty to check out the Universal Thread line in person, try on pieces and report back the absolute pros and a few cons. Here’s another What’s In Store.
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I Love Red?! Plus What Else I Learned After a 31-Day Style Challenge

Posted On Monday, February 12th, 2018
Filed Under: Try It Wear It Love It

It’s February and besides being the second month of the year {and Black Panther comes out in a few days!!!!}, it means we survived the very first Try It, Wear It, Love It challenge. The 31-day style adventure had one intention: to open your eyes to your personal sense of style. You might be thinking, why would I need an eye opener about my style. It’s mine, I know all about it. But you might be surprised by the amount of people who can’t define their personal style {like, what words would you use to describe how you dress?} and others just feel intimidated by the mere thought of stepping in to their closet.

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Is Your Closet a Reflection of Who You Are or Who You Want to Be?

Posted On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Filed Under: Style Guide, Try It Wear It Love It

Woo hoo!!! The Try It, Wear It, Love It challenge has officially come to an end. The 31-day style challenge was all about helping people {self included!} try new things, have fun with their style and even learn something new about the process of getting dressed every day.

I’ll have a full recap to bring #TryWearLove to a close, but as of now, I wanted to touch on something that I see all to often. And something that I’ve even done in the past.

Is your closet a reflection of who you are or who you want to be? Or who you think you are?

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How to Style “Ugly” Mom Jeans – Tips to Make Any Jeans Figure Flattering

Posted On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Filed Under: Style Guide, Try It Wear It Love It
I love jeans. Like seriously, I could wear them every single day and never get tired of them. The versatility they offer is just unmatched. From skinny to flare to boyfriend style, there’s a jean for every body. For the longest time I exclusively wore skinny jeans. They hug me in all the right places and are easy to dress up or down with the change of a shoe.
I still love my skinny jeans, but over the last two years, I’ve become a “mom jean” convert. Mom jeans usually have an extremely high waist, tapered leg and as I like to call it, a “long butt.” So why would anyone wear them?!
Well, it’s all in the styling. Below are a few tips on how to try a different cut of jeans.

The 80/20 Fashion Ratio to Help You Save Money & Define Your Style

Posted On Friday, January 5th, 2018
Filed Under: Style Guide, Try It Wear It Love It

I’ve made a lot of fashion mistakes along the way. From wearing flesh-tone leggings {eek!} to buying thrifted clothes just because they were cheap {I’m sure I’ve wasted hundreds buying tons of cheap stuff}. Luckily, I have a blog and Instagram where I can look back and think, “Patrice, why did you buy/wear that!!!??”

And one thing I noticed repeatedly was that I didn’t have a proper ratio of classics to trends. Once you reach a certain age, for some people that’s 30 years old, you should have fashion staples or classics that can be worn for years to come. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton, but there should be a solid foundation. Remember when I did that massive closet purge and clean out and got rid of a fourth of my wardrobe?

That’s because I didn’t follow the 80/20 fashion ratio.

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