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White jeans before memorial day.

We think that it is officially time to pack the heavy sweaters away until October. And at the moment, we’re not sad about it. However, it isn’t quite summer yet. And now the heavy sweaters are all packed up. So we get stuck in this weirdo time period of what to put on TODAY.  Like it’s a Tuesday and it’s 60 degrees outside.  It’s not 80 degrees yet, so we aren’t ready for dresses and sandals, and it’s no longer 30 degrees so we don’t need to be all bundled and stuff. So what do we wear? How about we dare say white jeans before Memorial Day. 

Yes, we know what you are thinking. “BUT, I can’t wear my white jeans because it’s not Memorial Day yet”.  Wrong, and a total myth. When this weirdo weather hits all we want to do is feel refreshed and pull out our new pieces, but it just isn’t totally time yet. So, one way to reinvent the old before mixing in the new is to pull out your white jeans. Ya know those things that have been collecting cobwebs since Labor Day. (Oh, and these same rules apply for Labor Day, too.)

As long as there’s no snow on the ground or oodles of rain puddles, you can wear your white jeans, and wear them proudly. But there are rules to doing this so you don’t look too summery, or too wintry. There’s a real fine line to this transitional weather stage and making your white jeans work.

The 3 rules for wearing white jeans before Memorial Day.
  1. Wear earth tone colors on top in a lightweight wool or lightweight cashmere blends. Yes, neon and citrus colors are in for this spring and summer, (if you want to wear them now, wear them with your blue jeans but save them with your whites for summer). Heavy wool and cashmere is too heavy and doesn’t give the white bottom the transitional look you’re going for.
  2. Opt for a neutral color bootie or closed toe shoe. An open toe sandal screams summer, and an UGG boot is just too wintry.
  3. Try layering them up. A striped long sleeve T-shirt and a neutral color or camel color topper and pair of booties totally can work to transition your white bottoms. You can even wear a white blouse as Hallie did in the top photo, just make sure there’s some texture, stripe or graphic on the top to help calm down the white.

Our Favorite White Jeans

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Our Favorite Earthtone Toppers

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Our Favorite Neutral Booties

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And when the weather FINALLY warms up you can pair your white jeans with a floss heel and a tie-neck blouse to be summertime chic.

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Photo: Molly Nook

Outfit details: Jeans // Jacket // Top

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Gifts to get Mom for Mother’s Day

Here’s the deal…For moms, Mother’s Day is not about the gifts BUT, in all honesty, we moms still want gifts… That’s the truth. We want to know you thought about us and made a real and actual effort to go to a store or website and buy something. And wrap it.  And get a card. Handmade is nice (especially if the kids are little). But husbands and kids if you’re old enough to read this, please know, this is a time to spend some actual money or the gift card you got from Grandma for your birthday and haven’t used yet, to go out and BUY YOUR MOTHER A GIFT! Show her you appreciate all she does for you in a purely selfless and slightly materialistic way.

I’m just telling you what moms think and feel but won’t say out loud.

It doesn’t need to be an expensive gift but it should be thoughtful, and not just candy bought at the drugstore on the way to brunch, got it??? 

Last year we talked about our favorite wine gadget, that’ll make some mamas very happy…

But, if you need other ideas, here are some of our most wanted, not terribly expensive but useful and appreciated gifts for Mother’s Day!
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Oh and one more tip… WE DON’T WANT TO COOK AND CLEAN UP ON MOTHER’S DAY. Take us out to eat or make the meal and clean it up yourselves, like completely clean it up and leave the kitchen the way you found it. That kinda stuff makes us VERY HAPPY. And if you a load or two of laundry, you get bonus points that last a good part of the year too. Just sayin’…

Moms, feel free to forward this onto your significant other or your kids as a not so subtle hint!! And be sure to let us know what you received (and loved).

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Photo: Molly Nook

Outfit details: Bracelets // Belt wearing size M// Rings // Raincoat size down// Nail Art

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Sephora Sale – Now’s the time to Stock up and SAVE

Sephora is having a BIG sale! TRUE FACT – Makeup rarely goes on sale at your local beauty counter. But, this week, NOW THRU MAY 6, at Sephora it does!  Yeah, you might get a freebie from your beauty counter to stack in the back of your drawer. Or, maybe a pretty bag that you end up giving to your kids or grandkids, but do you actually really use the stuff? We vote NO because 9 times out of 10, those are the bags we recommend a client donate when we do a closet cleanse. So now’s the time to take advantage of an actual sale at Sephora. And save on products you’ll use.

How it Works

Here’s how it works. First, go to Sephora.com and sign up for FREE to become a Beauty Insider. Once you sign up for free you are eligible to shop for up to 20% off. Seriously you guys, it isn’t often that you get to buy makeup at a discount. And, just by signing up you’ll receive 10% off with code: HEYINSIDER.  Spend $350 (which is easily done on makeup and other lotions and potions) and you’re elevated to the VIB level.  VIB earns you 15% off your total purchase with code: HEYVIB. And here’s the big one, spend $1000 and elevate yourself to the Rouge Level and receive 20% with code: HEYROUGE. 

We’ve highlighted some of our favorite Sephora products so try some of ours or stock up on your own go to’s but now is the time to stock up and save!

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Photo: Molly Nook

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My BIG TIME Girl Crush, Jackie Wachter

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a girl crush around here. Because well, honestly, I don’t crush on just anyone… But this lady, Jackie Wachter is oh so crush-worthy! Jackie and I were literally set up on a girlfriend date a few years ago. Our mutual friend Eric kept telling us about one another. We tried a few times to meet, but as life often goes with busy ladies, our plans kept getting postponed. Fast forward like 10 months and we finally met at The Plum (Jackie’s suggestion because she really is so cool) and our one hour lunch turned into an entire afternoon. And a beautiful, inspirational and truly supportive friendship was born.

You know that friend that always has their finger on the pulse of what is cool? Like not too cool for school, but humble cool? THAT IS JACKIE! Like when my hubby and I want to try somewhere new for date night, I call Jackie for suggestions – she’s THAT friend! So who better to tap for ideas about what she’s obsessed with, right? AND, the leather company, FOUNT, that she and her husband founded is a whole other level of awesomeness and one of my personal obsessions!

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

In fact, I’ve been featuring a bunch of FOUNT bags over on my Instagram lately (have you seen it??). They’re doing a fun vintage scarf promo for Mother’s Day!!  I just love vintage accessories and how they have the ability to make an outfit one of a kind.

With every FOUNT bag (of $150) purchased before Mother’s Day you’ll receive a vintage scarf to tie on to your FOUNT bag. It’s an easy way to change up the look of your bag – and add a little pop to your outfit too.

Jackie + FOUNT

Jackie is a hometown Cleveland girl and the Cofounder of FOUNT. A design and production house of heirloom quality leather handbags and accessories. She and her husband started their business out of their apartment when they were first married five years ago. Now they make all of the FOUNT products in their downtown Cleveland studio with a very talented team of artisans.  FOUNT has a Cleveland store on Detroit Avenue, a Columbus store in The Short North, and a fabulous website (where you can receive FREE SHIPPING with code THEWARDROBECONSULTANT).

Jackie’s Obsessions: 1. Fashion Revolution Week

We are having so much fun as a company getting ready for Fashion Revolution Week, which is coming up April 22-28. This movement is a giant social media sweep to raise awareness about ethical manufacturing, specifically in the clothing and accessory world. This is a topic close to my heart, so we are throwing a massive (200 ladies) clothing swap, doing a Lake Erie beach clean up with our team, and beginning to plant a tree every time someone in one of our stores opts not to take a paper bag at checkout. Check the revolution out here.

2. Vintage Fashion Cleveland

I personally love shopping for vintage treasures more than new items because the pieces are so unique. One of my favorite vintage shops is Vintage Fashion Cleveland in Lakewood, and it has the most incredibly curated collection of pieces that will keep your style looking fresh and beyond any trends.

3. With Simplicity MakeUp

This is an all natural makeup and skin care line that actually holds up for the entire day. When I was pregnant with my first son I heard about how dangerous the chemicals in beauty products can be for developing babies, so I made the switch to all natural. It was really hard to find a natural line that performed as well as my former Sephora brands, but once I found With Simplicity I never went back, and I still use 100% With Simplicity and swear by it!

4. Everlane

Everlane is an amazing brand for chic staple wardrobe pieces. I love their jeans, boots, and even their underwear! They celebrate brand transparency. And, they make sure the customer feels confident that their purchasing power is being used for the greater good.  (Hallie’s note – We’re big fans of Everlane too. We did a whole blog post on them in 2017, but just updated it with all our favorites of the season – check it out here.)

5. Reformation

If you want to find a fun-filled and flirty, yet ethically made piece for summer look no further then Reformation! I just snagged the cutest new swimsuit from here, and the quality is great! (Hallie’s note – We love this line too! Also did a post on them last year but updated it with our picks of the new pieces here.)

I mean, how much do you love her?? And how much do you want a FOUNT bag for Mother’s Day too?? Just sayin’…

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Since the purpose of this blog is to take the stress out of getting dressed, we try to make it easy on you by sharing shoppable links (accessed by clicking the PINK words or the actual photo) with awesome readers like you. We want to let you know, some of those contain affiliate links for products. There is absolutely no additional cost to you if you take action (click, purchase, subscribe) with one of these links. As a result, we will earn some coffee money from your click.  But we promise to drink it while creating more ad-free, helpful content like this.

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The New “IT” Shoe you need to know about.

It’s our job to seek out and let you know about what the new “it” pieces are each season. And the floss heel is where it’s at.  We don’t encourage clients or readers (or even each other) to be trendy per se, but staying current and not looking outdated, that’s something we can get behind.

Adding a few key pieces, like a floss heel, can really make your old things feel fresh and new. And that’s how we like to roll.

This season the floss heel is the one shoe we keep seeing that is really wearable and has that ability to update and transform your old clothes into fresh new outfits.

What are Floss Heels Anyway??

The floss heel is basically a strappy sandal that while not naked on your foot elongates your legs. The straps are thin, like floss, get it?!? They have kind of a 90’s vibe in a very 2019 kinda way.

Don’t let the name scare you away from it. The heel of the floss heel can be super high or more of a kitten heel. And the nudist quality of the straps lengthen everybody’s legs – and who doesn’t want that?

Hallie’s been wearing the bejeebers out of the pair above. Sadly, they’re sold out but we’ve found a bunch of floss heels that are amazeballs! These floss heels range in price from $89 – $900 and in heel height so there’s something for everyone! Check em’ out…

Floss Heels We Love
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These heels look hot with a ladylike spring dress or with a slinky black cocktail dress. Hallie’s also worn them with light wash boyfriend jeans, a silk tie-neck blouse and a blazer for a casual chic dress code.

Photo: Molly Nook

Outfit details:  Dress Also in Blue // Sandals 

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Remember going Passover or Easter Dress Shopping as a Kid?

It’s Spring – YAY! And that means the spring holidays are here. Along with the what to wear for Passover and Easter question. There’s something that feels ritualistic and traditional about getting a new dress for these holidays. It’s like a renewal for the season and makes the holiday feel special when wearing a new frock.

But that all being said, it can stress people out too. I remember as a little girl we’d go with my Grandma and shop for our Passover outfits – I so looked forward to that! Yes, I was a clothes lover even as a kid. My mom talks about taking the rapid downtown to Halle Bros department store and wearing white gloves for her holiday shopping trips. When I imagine it I totally picture a scene from Marvelous Mrs. Maisel but of course, set in Cleveland.

Today that Shopping is Done in Front of the Computer

Today, sad to say, I sit down with my kids in front of the computer and order what they need. Somehow that doesn’t have the same romantic quality as a white glove trip downtown – but it does the trick in today’s busy world. It’s family time but in a different way. At least that’s what I keep trying to tell myself.

And like most moms, I’m usually the last on the list – so if you don’t have your Passover or Easter Dress yet, don’t fret – I spent a little extra time in front of the computer shopping for you, and for me. And I found some great options!

Special but not TOO Special

One of the challenges of getting a dress for a holiday is that you want it to feel special, but not so special that you only wear it once. Ideally, you want to be able to wear it again throughout the year(s). The dress I’m wearing above could be worn to Passover or Easter with the leather jacket, and then to a wedding with the strappy sandal. And I plan to wear it into fall with a turtleneck bodysuit and high boots too!

So here’s a list of great dresses that are memorable but also wearable – if you order today it can arrive by the holiday. I included a range of prices and lengths and sleeves so hopefully, there’s something for everyone. And if all else fails, you can customize a dress that’s perfect for you.

Dresses for your Holiday and Beyond
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And don’t forget that putting any old sweater on top of your dress can ruin it all!! There is a specific type of cardigan to go over dresses and proportionally flatter your figure – we wrote a whole post about it here!

Have wonderful holidays you guys!!

Photo: Molly Nook

Outfit details: LEFT Glasses // Dress (on sale) I wear  a small// Necklace // Shoes vintage (similar) // Jacket perfect for over a dress RIGHT Dress Also in Blue // Sandals // Bag // Necklace

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What’s eShakti?

Honestly, when eShakti first reached out to me I thought it had to be a scam, like one of those too good to be true things that can’t actually be legit. But thankfully, my skepticism was overpowered by my intrigue (and love of clothes) and I took the plunge and customized a dress for myself.

But first, let’s back up and discuss what eShakti is anyway... it’s a revolutionary concept in women’s clothing – they make clothes to a customers’ height, size and style preferences at an affordable price and deliver it in 13-17 days. It’s not bespoke or couture but it is customized by YOU, for YOU.

Exactly how is it customized?

What do I mean by customized? I mean you love a dress but it’s shown sleeveless and you don’t like your arms, or for modesty reasons you cover your arms, you can make that dress with sleeves, voila! You can make the dress, longer or shorter, and you can make the neck, v neck or boat neck or crew neck, whatever is the most flattering for you. eShakti can do that! Yesdress cardigans are great but with this customize the sleeve feature you don’t need to rely on that styling hack!

If you’re short-waisted or long waisted or your top and bottom are different sizes so finding dresses has been a lifelong challenge,  eShakti IS THE SITE FOR YOU!

AND, they size 00 – 36W so literally EVERYONE can find their fit!!

It’s good in theory AND in reality

So there are a gazillion great looking dresses on this site – you start by picking a general dress you like and then you get to customize it. I did notice that some of the dresses I tried to “make my own” gave me a message that there was not enough of the fabric on hand to do what I wanted and I needed to pick another style. While a bit frustrating, better to know at the beginning than at the end, right?

I was totally skeptical but…

While it sounded great, I was sure, even if it fit like a glove the fabric would be yuck or the stitching off. But you know what? It was truly perfect!

The fabric was soft but substantial – it didn’t feel cheap at all. It was not see thru and considering I picked a white fabric that says a lot.  There was a lining that was properly stitched in too. The dress even had extra buttons (inverted) at the bust to stop that annoying gap that happens between buttons in the boob area – it’s like they thought of everything! Plus, it had pockets, that’s always a bonus for me. Although you can remove them if it’s not your thing.

AND ALL FOR LIKE $100 or less YOU GUYS!!

Need a dress for Passover or Easter??

If you order now you can get it in time for the spring holidays! It takes about 2 weeks for delivery. I’m totally wearing mine to my mom’s for seder. And seriously contemplating ordering another for a shower I have in May. And there’s a savings code for you at the bottom…

How it Works: 1. PICK YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN

Choose one (or many) of the dresses, tops, and bottoms in the eShakti collection.

2. TELL THEM YOUR MEASUREMENTS

Whether you choose to customize your item or not, they always need to know at least your height to give you a great fit.

3. CUSTOMIZE YOUR DESIGN TO SUIT YOUR STYLE — IF YOU LIKE!

Want a higher hemline? A lower neckline? Different sleeves? No problem.
eShakti will customize designs for sizes 0-36W for just $9.95

4. GET READY FOR YOUR CUSTOMIZED CLOTHING

Your item will be hand-crafted to order and at your doorstep in 14-17 days.

5. ENJOY THE FABULOUS FIT OF YOUR ONE-OF-A KIND PIECE

If you have any issues with your order, just let eShakti know and they’ll work with you to fix it.

    Is there a downside?

    Well, maybe… There is a ton to choose from on this site. It can get overwhelming, and you have to have some vision. It’s not all styled the way that personally inspires me. And some of the dresses can look cheesy.

    It took me a few visits to actually place an order because there is so much to see and then the endless possibilities of customizing had my head spinning. But once I took it all in, it was exciting to see how many choices there were for both me and my clients.

    Once you have your measurements down, the options are ridiculous. You just need some vision – like when you watch one of those home decorating shows and they take a rundown ranch house and turn it into a cool mid-century modern two level – yea, it’s like that, but with clothes and for a lot less $$.

    Click the photos for direct links to the dresses.

    To try and help with the overwhelm factor I’ve picked out some of my favorites and described some of the alternative ways I’d customize them. Just note, the dresses sell out when the fabric runs out so no promises about availability.

    I love this print and the tulle sleeves. I’d also love it with the sleeves longer and the skirt above the knee. Love an animal print, especially in red! This looks great with a deep V neck, long sleeves and 4 inches above the ankle length. There are a bazillion LBD’s too. This one is great for work. And with a shawl collar and cap sleeve, it becomes a summer staple. Great graduation dress alert! Or for the bride to be at a shower? I can see it with a square neckline and a cap sleeve too. I love the combo of red and powder blue. I’d make this sleeveless but take the length down to a maxi. And wear it all summer long! #4thofjuly This dress is the most similar I found to the one I’m wearing. Make the sleeves elbow length and the skirt ankle and it’s pretty close. Have a problem with jumpsuits fitting you? You can get this cutie made to your measurements. You could do bridesmaids dresses and they’d fit everyone! Make this floor length for a formal affair or with a sweetheart neck and above the knee for cocktail.
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    Tie Neck Blouses for the WIN

    Let’s talk tie neck blouses, or bow neck or librarian blouses. Whatever you call them we are LOVING them right now!  Yeah, seriously…these are an updated modern take on the old school blouse that you’ve got in your head. You know we’re all about making the most out of your wardrobe, and the updated tie neck blouses are uber versatile. Last week we talked about a comfortable pointy toe flat like Rothy’s showing up on our clients’  shopping lists, and now it’s happening with this tie neck type of blouse too. Even Princess Kate is getting in on it! Regardless of how busty you are or not, this style seems to work on everyone.

    Why It looks good on everyone

    There’s something about the softness of a blouse as opposed to the stiffness of a classic white woven that makes it work for literally every BODY.  You know how a classic white blouse (made from cotton) can often pull at the buttons, especially if you’re more than a C-Cup?  Well,  tie neck blouses are mostly made of silk (or silk-like rayon) and that tends to drape not pull across the chest. These blouses also come in pull-over v-neck styles and that avoids the whole button thing altogether.

    Dress it up, Dress it down

    The other great thing about the tie neck blouse is it works with all lifestyles. If you’re a corporate gal, wear it with a pencil skirt or under a suit to soften the masculine feel of a suit. If your work is business casual, pair it with ankle pants for a finished but not too dressy look. And for off duty, these blouses look HOT with jeans – any jean as long as they’re NOT your gardening jean – skinny, distressed, boyfriend – it’s the juxtaposition of the prissy feminine and the tough denim that totally makes this look work. We’ve seen tie neck blouses on all shapes and sizes and with both jeans and dress pants. And ya’ know what…they work ALL THE TIME! 

    Hallie brought this tie neck blouse  (btw, it’s on sale now!) on her trip to Israel and it’s been a travel wardrobe staple… worn to dinner with heeled booties and during the day with sneakers and a chunky cardigan.

    How to Style a Tie Neck blouse:
    • Move the tie neck up or down depending on your bust size. Lower for you busty gals, and higher for the not so busty.
    • Dress the Librarian blouses up for work with cropped bottoms, or longer flared pants. 
    • Dress them down with any jean you own.
    • This blouse is pretty and feminine.  Paired it with a leather jacket or leather pant (NOT TOGETHER, please) for an edgy look. 
    • Wear it all year round. It’s great for transitioning into the warmer months.
    • Layer them with a blazer or cardigan.
    • Or, if you’re sweating to death peel your layer off.  They’re interesting enough to wear on their own as a one and done.
    Tie Neck blouses to splurge on, or steal. Splurge on these…
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    There are so many awesome tie neck blouses out there at all different price points, which ones will you indulge in or save on? Even if you indulge a little we know that the versatility of it will be worth the splurge. And, if you’re a saver…Try a few for the price of one.

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    Since the purpose of this blog is to take the stress out of getting dressed, we try to make it easy on you by sharing shoppable links (accessed by clicking the PINK words or the actual photo) with awesome readers like you. We want to let you know, some of those contain affiliate links for products. There is absolutely no additional cost to you if you take action (click, purchase, subscribe) with one of these links. As a result, we will earn some coffee money from your click.  But we promise to drink it while creating more ad-free, helpful content like this.

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    Rothy’s is for Everyone.

    Rothy’s is THE shoe! It has literally been on every single shopping list for every client we’ve seen the last month. If we’ve seen 20 clients it’s been on 20 lists. Okay, in all honesty, 22 lists because Rothy’s is on our own list, too. We’ve recommended them to teachers who stand all day long, to doctors, and lawyers, too. We’ve added them to lists for young moms on the run, and to our retired ladies lists. So when we say they are for everyone, we literally mean for everyone. Even Meghan Markle has traded in her heels for these bad boys. Oh, and they come in kid sizes (sneakers and loafers), so if you have a little one in your life or teeny tiny feet, big score for you. 

    This shoe is The Shoe!  So what in the hoo-ha are Rothy’s?

    They’re the shoes you’ve probably seen on a Facebook ad and wondered about – and the good news is they’re worth trying!  Here’s why…

    • THEY ARE COMFORTABLE!!!!!! Seriously, comfortable. Even our clients with the most sensitive of feet are swearing by them.
    • It’s a flat shoe available in 4 comfortable styles with colors and patterns galore. (FYI- The Point in black is our go-to color and style.) 
    • Rothy’s POINT go with both jeans and slacks so they’re a 9-5 shoe, Monday-Sunday.
    • Dress THE POINT up for work. 
    • Try any of the styles with jeans for play. 
    • Made from recycled water bottles so you will feel good about what you’re doing for the environment. 
    • Our favorite part…They are 100% machine washable. IF you suffer from stinky feet syndrome or you just plain old get em’ dirty, toss them in the machine! Yep, you heard us correctly. Wash and go!
    Meet Rothy’s. The Point

    This comes in over 20 different colors. Black is our go to, but we’re loving the Marigold, Flame and Big Cat too. This style runs small – WE SUGGEST ORDERING THE POINT IN A HALF SIZE UP.

    The Flat

    The flat which has a more rounded toe box comes in over a dozen colors. We like the Scooter Red color shown here, and Navy Solid.

    The Loafer

    We think the loafer is adorbs with a boyfriend jean for a day of running around.  We are partial to this camo print.

    The Sneaker

    This sneaker is a great travel shoe. Wear it on the airplane with joggers for a finished but comfy look. And then with an ankle jean, once you arrive at your destination.

    Consider this post a PSA

    A public service announcement – not the prostate test – lol. Because every client we introduce these Rothy’s shoes to literally writes us a thank you note after for introducing them to a shoe that’s “changed their life”. Yes, a very strong statement but we’d say a true one.

    Let us know if you have them or if you’re gonna try them and what you think!

    Use this LINK for your Rothy’s order and save $20!!!

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    Spring Break in Europe – A Packing Guide

    Spring Break is coming up on us quicker than we imagined. Some of us have been busy dreaming of resort getaways (see here) while others are debating what to pack for European vacations. We literally, kid you not, have gotten 5 requests in the past few weeks asking what to pack for late March in Europe.  You, lucky people, are headed to Italy, France, England, and Spain, and that’s just who we know of and has reached out.  The what to pack for Spring Break in Europe question is causing some serious angst, so we’re here to help! And we figured it was the making of a well-needed blog post to boot.

    When traveling to Europe the goal is to be comfortable and chic, while somewhat blending in with the natives so you’re not sticking out like a sore thumb. We’ve all seen pictures of the goofy looking tourists with shorts, white tube socks, and their favorite football team’s graphic T-shirt. Don’t be one of those people. Blend in, look chic, and be comfy. Last year Elana spent just a few hours packing with Hallie for her families European Spring Break vacation. We followed an easy formula that we use when we pack our clients and it worked perfectly for Hallie’s trip. Here’s how we did it and how you can too.

    What to pack for your European Vacay.

    Spring in Europe is cooler and maybe even a bit chilly, so dress in layers so it’s easy to peel if you need to. Or, to add some on when the temp drops at night. Guys, it can be pretty cold in Europe this time of year. The forecast may say 60’s but when you’re outside walking it can get chilly. You’ll notice we’re suggesting A LOT of layers so you can adjust accordingly.

    And it doesn’t matter if you’re going to London, Paris, Rome or Barcelona – you basically need the same type of outfits in all of those places. In fact, you could use this packing guide for a trip to NYC or Washington, DC as well.

    First and most importantly, start with a base color. If you keep with the same color theme it will cut down on the number of shoes you need. We are always a fan of black. It’s always chic, and easy to mix and match AND it doesn’t show drips or stains like white – if you’re a messy eater like one of us that’s important to keep in mind.

    You Don’t Need to Buy a Whole New Wardrobe

    Most likely you’re not buying a whole new wardrobe for your trip (hello, gotta pay for the trip itself, right?) but you can use this as a guide and see what similar pieces you have in your closet to get the same results.

    This post is PACKED with shoppable links. Literally, you could click thru and buy everything linked here and be all set with a capsule wardrobe for your vacation and beyond. If you want to do that, Gd bless, go right ahead. But if not, you can still click the pink words and see the examples of what we’re suggesting – use that as your cheat sheet when packing. At the time of publishing,  all linked items are in stock with full-size runs and available.

    Here’s What You’ll Need to Pack: Clothes:
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    Don’t Forget:
    • Don’t forget undies, socks (we like the Smartwool brand for warmth and moisture wicking), pj’s and toiletries
    How To Make a Ton of Outfits

    All of these pieces mix and match together to make a gazillion outfits! Seriously, like sooooo many.  There are endless possible combinations with these pieces… here are a few combos to give you an idea. And, btw, these are many of the actual pieces Hallie owns and packs for travel – so they’re tried and true!

    On the Plane

    Top (Hallie wears size Small)// Leather Jacket // Pants (Hallie wears size 4) // Tote // Sneakers  (order 1/2 size up)// Wrap // Sweatshirt Hallie wears size small// Coat (size up if you want it to fit over the leather jacket)

    On the Ground

    Top // Jacket // Sweater // Jeans // Bag this can hold a small laptop and has a top closure // Hat // Wrap // Bootie //  Coat (size up if you want it to fit over the leather jacket)

    Top Size up for slouch// Pants run tts // Dickie // Blazer runs small, size up1-2 sizes // Sneakers order 1/2 size up// Wrap // Bag this can hold a small laptop and has a top closure //  Coat (size up if you want it to fit over the leather jacket)

    Sweater // Bag this can hold a small laptop and has a top closure // Top // Jeans run tts // Hat //  Wrap // Booties //  Coat (size up if you want it to fit over the leather jacket)

    Top // Pants run tts // Vest (wear it over the top, under the sweater) // Sweater // Booties //Scarf // Bag this can hold a small laptop and has a top closure // Coat (size up if you want it to fit over the leather jacket)

    Sweater // Bag this can hold a small laptop and has a top closure /// Top // Pants run tts // Earrings // Wrap // Booties // Coat

    Sweater // Wrap // Dress // Bootie // Vest (wear it over the dress, under the sweater) // Bag this can hold a small laptop and has a top closure //Coat (size up if you want it to fit over the leather jacket)

    Jacket // Pants run tts // Wrap // Blouse // Earrings // Booties //  Bag this can hold a small laptop and has a top closure // Coat (size up if you want it to fit over the leather jacket)

    So this post got a lot longer than we had planned – what do you think? There are probably at least 15 more outfits we could make with these pieces – you could go for a month and be all set! For realz.

    Memory Lane – Hallie’s Tuscan Holiday

    Writing this post got Hallie all nostalgic about their family trip to Italy last year.  We had every intention of doing a roundup post of all the fun but Hallie flaked and it never happened (#life). However, we do need to give a long overdue shout out to Duvine Adventures for helping plan the BEST TRIP EVER to Tuscany last March.

    ARE YOU A CYCLIST???

    Then you NEED to know about Duvine they plan international cycling and adventure trips, curating unforgettable travel experiences in small groups. Their tag line is BIKE. EAT. DRINK. SLEEP. And they pay exquisite attention to every detail – every aspect was first rate. We didn’t feel like tourists, we did locals kind of stuff and that was super cool.

    Here’s the thing, Hallie DOES NOT CYCLE!! Like not at all, no Soul Cycle, no spin class, no Peloton – nope, none of it. But everything else about the trips sounded fabulous. And we wanted to travel with Duvine because  A. IT’S THE BEST! And B. Duvine’s founder is Greg’s (Hallie’s hubby) college friend. So the Abrams family did the EAT. DRINK. SLEEP. part and LEST OUT THE BIKING!!! And it was spectacular. 

    If you’re interested in a full post about the trip let us know and we can get on that and if not, but you want details about Duvine Adventures, contact them and they’ll hook you up for the best trip of your life.

    Ciao Bellas and Grazie!

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