Stitch Fix

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School is back in session.  If you are finding yourself short on time to go shopping, Stitch Fix is a great way to fix your clothing needs. The company’s tagline is “your partner in personal style.” Basically what the company operates in three steps: filling out a questionnaire about your personal style (and sizes), getting your things sent to your door, and lastly keeping the things you love and sending the things you don’t want back.

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After you fill out the questionnaire, Stitch Fix then asks how often you’d like your “fix.” In other words, how often you would like the stylist at Stitch Fix to find and ship clothing to you. The time varies from 2 weeks to 6 months, or even just once if you are curious and want to test the site out. You can change how often you would like a shipment or cancel your shipment altogether at any time simply by logging in.

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If you are worried about the cost of Stitch Fix’s services, worry not. One of the questions is how big your budget is, from “the cheaper, the better” to “$200+”. After you receive your package, you then have three business days to decide what you want to keep and what you don not. What you pay for what you want to keep by logging back in online, and what you do not want you send back in the return bag Stitch Fix provides and drop it off at the nearest post office.The initial cost is $20, and that does go toward to whatever it is you want to purchase. So for example, if you want to keep a cashmere sweater that is $48, you only have to pay $28 instead of $48. Also, if you decide to keep all 5 items they ship to you, you get 25% off your total purchase!

Each fix also comes with some cards that show you what you can style your items with!

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Fashion Inspired by Spencer Hastings of Pretty Little Liars

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Summer is ending.  So are some of our favorite shows, at least for now.  ABC Family’s novel-based hit drama Pretty Little Liars is one of them. Although PLL has driven us crazy over the past few years with the mysteries and cliff-hangers, the one thing it hasn’t skimped on is fashion. The four main characters all have different personalities, and their wardrobes showcase that individuality in the most stylish ways.

One character who’s definitely a fashion icon of the show is Spencer Hastings, a tall, athletic, preppy, and driven girl who is extremely loyal to her friends. She’s a good model for what every young woman should aspire to be: a stylish and determined leader with a slight caffeine addiction.

Each episode hosts a different Spencer Hastings outfit.  Some I need to pause Netflix for and research because I simply NEED to know where she got those pants/shoes/blouses.

Here are a few outfits that really captured the essence of Spencer Hastings and a great sense of style:

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Images courtesy of WornOnTV, a great website to find the outfit pieces–or something similar– from a character on one of your favorite shows!

Summer Days (and Trends) Driftin’ Away

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Looking back on all of the trends that popped up this summer, one has definitely caught my eye, especially while I was on vacation in New England. 75049ef0d5aa1ed3dcbac82b73c78630

Wearing button up, collared, Hawaiian print shirts with high-waist shorts was a trend that I unfortunately missed out on but saw very fashionable girls rocking on the shores of Massachusetts. Upon further research, I discovered that the look may have been inspired by street style looks from Coachella, but was a great trend I’m hoping to sport in these last few weeks of summer. 07d7cd2945ae8c43a49bf807f344c806

There are a couple of different variations on the look, but each give that urban-surfer vibe that screams summer fashion. How I regret not noticing this trend sooner. ce25854e55fe0e28047f3a7d07125555

Hurry to the nearest store (or Dad’s closet) and pick up a patterned-trend that is too cute to miss out on.

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Amanda Seyfried

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We’re about to make all of you brunettes a little jealous! Blondes like Amanda Seyfried make us want to run to the nearest salon and plead for blonde locks. She’s always a stunner with her long waves and flawless personal style. An easy way to snag her hairstyle is to take a 1-inch barrel curling iron, curl the entire head, run your fingers through the curls to loosen them up, and spritz some strong hold hairspray. We love Amanda’s effortless look!

What’s your hobby?

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Alright, ladies! What do you like to do in your free time? If your career path doesn’t provide much room for creativity, it is good to find an external outlet to let your imagination run free. Even if you don’t consider yourself very artistic, there are plenty of activities to endeavor– attend a painting class, try your hand at photography, or even just spruce up your home with a handmade flower arrangement. There’s sure to be something just your speed, plus you may surprise yourself with your creative talents!

Lace-ups

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If you haven’t caught the trend already, lace up gladiators are all the rage this summer. They are a great statement piece worn with a dress or paired with jean shorts. Don’t shy away from them, even if you don’t have mile long legs! The great thing about them is you can tie them at any height you want – keep it proportional to your height. You know you want a pair! Get ’em before the summer is gone!

Mastering the Midi

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Some trends are a little intimidating to pull off in real life – the midi skirt is often one of them. Many ladies (wrongfully) think mile long legs are a requirement to make it work. In actuality, anyone can pull it off, assuming you are willing to try out a few variations of the style. The waistline of the skirt should sit right at your natural waistline, higher up than the low-rise generation is accustomed, to accentuate your curves. The hem of a midi should hit right below your knees or a little longer. Pair with a tucked in blouse and heels to add extra height!

Vintage Beauties

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Some of the best style inspiration comes from the iconic ladies of Old Hollywood. Fashion consistently has a way of returning to past trends and bringing them back in a fresh way, but sometimes it’s good to take a look at the original trend setters. It’s remarkable to see some of the classic pieces that have maintained their hold on fashion over time. Who is your fashion icon?

Minimalist Look

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Wearing simple black and white is so chic. There is something about a monochromatic look that commands authority and order. People often wear black and white, but there it takes an entirely different approach when putting together a minimalistic look: It’s all about clean lines. For this style, intricate textures like lace and embroidery just don’t cut it. Try sticking to colors like black, white, and charcoal grey. Get a feel for this look and try it out for yourself!

How are those summer to-dos?

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It’s already mid-August! How are you doing with your summer to do list? If you are slacking, time is getting away from you– there’s only a few more weekends to take advantage of the sunshine and breeze. Whether you are athletic or not, one activity that you must try is paddle boarding. Usually you can rent them at a lake or by the ocean for an affordable hourly rate. It’s a fun way to enjoy the scenery around you and get some exercise on a beautiful summer afternoon!

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