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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5 Style Lessons I Learned in 2016

Posted On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide

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The year is over. Seriously, how did this happen so quickly!? While I’m recapping my highs and lows of 2016, I can’t help but flashback to my fashion choices. And I can honestly say I wore some fun, fashionable and fly pieces. But I also learned a few great lessons.

After doing a massive closet purge last year {I donated a fourth of my wardrobe!}, 2016 taught me a lot about my personal style.

Thrifty Threads: How to Wear Over the Knee Boots, Effortlessly {all sizes and heights}

Posted On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores

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I’m pretty obsessed with over the knee boots. Well, just one pair in particular…because I only have a single pair of the boots but every fall I can’t wait to whip them out of storage.
Over the knee boots can feel a bit over the top and vampy but depending on how you style them, they perfect for so many occasions and I’m convinced every woman needs a pair. Here’s how to style over the knee boots with ease.

Why I Happily Spend More on My Clothes {& Why You Might Want to As Well}

Posted On Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

“I only paid 87 cents for this shirt!”
Yes, I used to happily proclaim this about recent thrift stores scores that I was proud of. Now, I’ll just as happily tell you about a $20 thrifted dress.

Over the past few months I’ve started spending more money on my thrifted clothes and it’s been the best thing ever for my style.

Thrifty Threads: The $10 Dress Perfect for Any Occasion

Posted On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

  Thrifty Threads: The $10 Dress Perfect for Any Occasion After taking a shopping hiatus, it’s safe to say I’m back in the swing of things. Instead of just buying stuff, I’m only purchasing clothes and accessories I love. Not like, not kinda sorta love, but LOVE!
When I found this colorful dress at Fox & Fawn a few weeks ago, I knew she deserved a space in my closet. At $10 she was a winner and the fit was absolute perfection. Like, she was made for me.