• This week we have a guest blogger! Katherine Clonts, of Being Here, Getting There (beingheregettingthere.blogspot.com/), will be joining us to give us not only a taste of her blog, but also some of her favorite outfits, her thoughts on them, and how/where she got them.  Her pictures are amazing! Cannot […]

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  • styles/the young professional

    Tucked in cardigan. Alternating wide & small stripes. Exposed gold zipper. Pencil skirt. Lauren’s got this professional look down. She also got us donuts… Seriously, though- what a great alternative for a blouse during this next season?  A sweater will definitely keep you warm, and one with a collar cut like Lauren’s will […]

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  • shoes/boots

    It’s that time of year again, and thankfully we have people like McKenzie to show us how to wear boots in the sometimes awkward in-between weather that takes place in the transition of summer to fall.  How do you dress for 40 degrees in the morning, but 80′s in the […]

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  • silhouettes/A-line

    The high waisted everything has made a come back.  And I absolutely love it.  Why?  Because the high waist makes such a great silhouette.  You can wear it form-fittingly, in a pencil skirt or skinny jeans, or like this, with the A-line shaping the skirt. True, not all of these […]

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  • styles/the young professional

    This is the first of a new series on young professionals highlighting unique ways to dress for the office while pushing the limits on classic cuts, colors, and textures. I spotted Brin in one of the best outfits I have ever seen her wear the other day.  Her ruffled white […]

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  • shoes/neutrals

    Neutrals are in. Big time. Have I mentioned that yet? Gabrielle gets it- hence the dark brown leather jacket and dark tan pumps with the wood heel.  This rich color in the shoe is a great alternative for the nude colored heel you are seeing in most every store now […]

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  • colors/brights

    On a dreary day, I looked up and saw Bonny Jean walking my way with her bright smile and colors to match.  I love this bold pairing- the aqua, fuchsia, and blue you might never put together, but with all of them equally bright, and with her white button down […]

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  • how to/wear an apron

    It is difficult to wear an apron and still look gorgeous.  Thankfully, we have Claire, of the former coffee/tea shop Cups & Mugs, to show us working girls how to work it. As she prepared my pour-over coffee for me, she danced around in that handmade apron, sewn by women […]

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  • colors/red

    Sometimes we are inspired by a piece that is out of the ordinary.  When Brenna woke up this day, she decided it was a kind of day that needed bright red lipstick. That red then inspired the rest of her outfit- complementing it with the small red/white polka dots, the […]

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  • how to/bargain shop

    Ross & Jordan emailed me last night with these pictures.  They were so proud of their thrifting treasures they had found.  Ross’ sport jacket he got for $2.50, and Jordan’s dress she found for $8.  Both are classic pieces that they can wear for a long time to come, and […]

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  • texturess/embroidery

    Bonny Jean wears clothes with such ease and grace, no matter if it’s a large sweater and tights, or if it’s a perfectly proportioned dress with a bodice.  This dress was her grandmother’s.  From Switzerland.  That is simply the quaintest. It has the curves built into it to give her […]

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  • shoes/boots

    Autumn is here, and with it, earthy tones and free-flowing fabrics. Hannah’s tall, light brown boots are perfectly complemented by her above the knee dress/shirt, and her carefree look is made complete by her floral fabric headpiece.

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  • scarves/September

    WHY THIS WORKS: proportions.  Her short sleeves and small shorts balance each other out.  Her white shirt/denim shorts are neutral, which highlight the brightly colored/patterned/tasseled scarf. Moral of this [scarf] story: only wear tassels when they are balanced with neutrals. And small.

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  • scarves/September

    Kim has the most delicate sensibilities when it comes to fabric and style.  Even on this dreary day, she had donned a thin, simple white tank with a loose, but still light denim button down. All neutrals (even the shoes are a very muted red, which turns neutral), and then […]

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  • textures/tulle

    Kate once again shows us her bold style with this tutu that she pairs so well with a plain black tee.  This beautiful balance of textures (cotton tee & sparkling tulle) is so refreshing, and the perfect way to wear a unique and dramatic texture like tulle.

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  • men’s style/watches

    Trousers are the mark of a gentleman. In the same way, watches can make a men’s ensemble- look at how Wes sports both here.  As I photographed him, I happened to notice the watch he was wearing, and asked him about it.  He said that it was actually his mother’s […]

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  • textures/denim

    Harley always wears such beautifully proportioned colors, but when I saw this denim piece I knew I had to photograph her.  She then began to tell me about how she had just cut her bangs, and I think they are the finishing touch on this wonderful little fall ensemble. WHY […]

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  • textures/sequins

    Look who called each other up that morning while they were dressing! Not really-Emma’s headband is sequined pink, and Sydney’s shirt is sequined silver.  They also happen to be wearing almost the same colors.  So maybe they really did coordinate… WHY THIS WORKS: Sequins don’t always work, but here they […]

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  • scarves/September

    Rachel shows us how to wear a thin scarf as a headband…and carry coffee, dinner, and books all at once!  I think she thought I was ridiculous as I snapped photo after photo of her, trying get a good angle of the scarf. (Note the face in the bottom left […]

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  • how to/dress up a white tee

    Put on a pair of uniquely patterned shorts. Choose an accessory to make a color “pop,” like Anna’s mustard yellow belt. Wear a nicer sandal (here she has a slight wedge, gradient width to the quality leather straps, and a simple medallion). Curl hair. (sorry, guys….) Add a handmade piece- […]

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