How To Better Understand Fashion & Be Trendier

You have to be willing to change if you want to be more fashionable. You can’t do what you’ve always done and then expect life-changing results. It takes guts to wear clothes that are outside your comfort zone. However, keeping up with the current trends and making the right purchases isn’t easy or everyone would be doing it. You have to want to make fashion a priority if you’re going to change your ways. To be chic and on-trend you have to be willing to invest time and money into nailing down your new and updated look.

Educate yourself

The process starts with you educating yourself on what’s out there by reading updated fashion reports, following icons on social media and browsing what’s happening in stores and online. Doing so will help you get to know the latest designers and what they’re currently pushing. You’ll want to know what’s happening in the men’s and kids’ department as well by visiting an online store like Nicki’s. You want your family in on what’s happening in the fashion industry too so that when you’re out and about together, you all look on-trend. Understanding all areas of fashion will make you well-rounded and a trendier person.

Clean out your Closet

Once you know what’s fashionable, it’s a good time to go through your closet and compare what’s trending to what you already own. Sort through what you no longer wear or want and make a donation and throwaway pile. The only way to be trendier is to break bad habits and be willing to completely redo your wardrobe if necessary. Try clothes on and be discerning when you look in the mirror. After all, this is your chance for a fresh start, so don’t be afraid to toss unwanted items aside.

Hang out with People who Care about Fashion

Find people who care about fashion and who you admire for how they dress and what they know about clothing. Expand your circle of friends to include people who understand the latest trends and can offer advice to you on how to dress. Finding new friends may require you to attend fashion shows and spend time where people who care about being trendy hang out. This way fashion becomes a bigger part of your life, and you’ll always be in the know of what’s up-and-coming.

Start Experimenting

The only way to better understand fashion and be trendier is to live it and experiment with your wardrobe. Go shopping, start layering and accessorizing and test out wearing bold outfits to work and when out with friends. Having the right knowledge base and people in your life to help you out will give you the confidence you need to start piecing outfits together that are trendy and chic. It’s likely you’ll understand it better when you model the latest styles in your life.


Fashion is more complicated than you think and you’re not going to understand it all overnight. Do your part and then don’t be afraid to start playing around with what you own at home. Remember to have fun and not lose yourself in the shuffle, but instead embrace the new and improved you.

5 Fun Fashion Trends for Spring

The spring season is almost here, but in a lot of places, you’d never know it.  Here in the South we’ve actually had a very warm winter, but over the last couple of week’s we have some unseasonably cold temperatures.  Needless to say, everyone is ready to pack up the sweaters and coats and bring out that spring wardrobe.  Today I’m going to share 5 spring fashion trends you should be on the look out for.

yoga pants

Athleisure Wear – Yoga pants and athletic wear have been trendy for a while.  And now thanks to companies like Fabletics, the trend may be here to stay.  Now yoga pants and leggings aren’t just for home or the gym.  Now you can pair them with a cute top and wear them to the store, a restaurant and even the office.

I love this trend because it combines style with comfort.  It also adds a lot of versatility to your wardrobe, as you can use one athleisure outfit for multiple purposes and occasions. [Read more…]

Rethink Your Hair Color + A Hair Straightening Tutorial

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Rethink Your Hair Color Tutorial

A couple of week’s ago I discussed John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ products. (You can check out the post here.)  This product line is designed to help you easily and affordable lighten your brunette hair color at home.  My hair color is medium to dark brown; I say that because my hair is dark, but I’ve always had some natural strands of blonde mixed in.  When I was younger I embraced this by getting highlights at the salon.  But as I discussed in my previous post, each time I went to the salon, I had to get heavier highlights (in order to really see the effect), till I eventually looked more like a blonde than a brunette.  (And I’m talking about a blonde with dark roots and all, once my hair started growing.)  Needless to say, this isn’t what I wanted, so I stopped getting highlights.

Since then, I’ve considered getting highlights again, but I hate the thought of spending $70 to get them, so I was very excited to hear about John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™.  Today I’ll be discussing the results that I got from using the products, and I’ve also got a tutorial for straightening curly hair.

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Gabrielle Handbag Review + Giveaway

Gabrielle Handbag

If you’re a Friday Favorites linky party participant than you’ve probably already seen our current giveaway!  If not, please continue reading.  One of the prizes featured in the giveaway is this Gabrielle Navy Handbag.

The bag is one of many high quality products available at Pavilion, a gift shop featuring a variety of home decor, knick knacks, collectibles, coffee mugs, and even jewelry & fashion accessories! [Read more…]

Why I Love Gold Toe Ultra Soft, Oh. So. Soft. Socks

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Gold Toe Socks


When I’m wearing the right outfit, I love a pair of sandals just as much as the next lady, but most days, I’m a sock girl!  Basically if you were ever to stop by my house unannounced, you can pretty much bet that you will find me in my socks!  I just can’t walk around barefooted, and I’ve really never been able go sock-less.  Even when I was a kid I couldn’t stand to go swimming or do any outdoor activity without something on my feet. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites: Week 244 – Featuring Hand Stamped Ornaments

friday favorites

Hello all.  Thanks for stopping by for this week’s party.  I’ve had huge work load this week and I’m skipping this week’s features, but I’ll be back with more next week. In lieu of the features, I’m sharing a brief showcase of ornaments from my Etsy shop.  Ranging in price from $10 to $15, these are a great gift idea.  I offer a range of charms and ribbon hangers, you can choose from, and I can customize each design, stamping out any words you like.

Last year my most popular item was the customized Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornament.  This year I hve that ornament back in stock, along with my family ornaments, Our First Christmas and other couples ornaments, football themed ornaments, a Merry Christmas mom/grandma/teacher, etc. ornament, and In Loving Memory Ornament, and more!

Please check out the ornaments and the custom jewelry that I have in stock. Also, take a look at the coupon code believe, and save 10% from now through the end of November.

Christmas Ornament Collage for Blog

Use the coupon code: GIVETHANKS to get 10% off.  AND also look for discounts and daily deals on select items!

Thanksgiving Sale

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Shopping for a Good Cause: Breast Cancer Awareness


It’s October, which means a lot of people and places will Go Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Will you?

For me, the easiest way to go pink is to buy Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise.  I especially like to buy apparel, because the money you spend on the products will support Breast Cancer Awareness, and then you can give further support by wearing what you bought.  And with the weather finally feeling fallish, I’m wanting to buy some new clothes anyway, so why not shop and make a difference in support a good cause?

Go Pink Sweatshirt

The Breast Cancer Site Store offers stylish items to help you show your support.  This includes great apparel like the sweatshirt above, but also includes pink ribbon jewelry and gifts.  I found a lot of great shirts and shoes that I’d love to wear.  And there are so many cute bracelets and necklaces to wear or give as gifts. [Read more…]

Back to School Jewelry Specials and New Ornaments for 2014


Back to school season is in full swing!  I’m celebrating Back to School at my shop by adding some new items.   Today I’m sharing what’s new and what’s coming up in my shop, and at the end of today’s post I’ve got a couple of coupon codes for you. [Read more…]

Swimwear Care 101

5 Favorite Spring Fashion Trends and an Offer from U by Kotex #UbyKotex #Pmedia #ad

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5 Favorite Spring Fashion Trends


Is the weather warm where you are?  Every year I look forward to the coming of spring and the warm weather so I can break out my spring and summer wardrobe.  It’s not that I don’t love my winter clothes, but after a few months of sweaters, coats, and layering, I’m ready for light fabrics and bright, warm colors!  In anticipation of the spring season and the lovely fashion statements it brings, I will be talking about five of my favorite spring fashion trends.  But before I get to that, I’ve got a great offer for you from our friends at U by Kotex. [Read more…]