I’ll admit, I have a lot of clothes. Clothing is one of my favorite things to buy and my closet and dresser are both overflowing. For the most part though, I get a lot of use out of everything and tend to wear pieces for years and years until they are threadbare or totally out of style. There are definitely some basics that I reach for over and over again but most of my favorites are unique pieces that have a story behind them. I love buying clothing or jewelry as a souvenir when traveling or to wear for a special occasion and it’s so fun thinking of that trip or event when I wear it. Take this brown polka dot dress for example. I bought this when I went to New York City for the first time about 10 years ago and I still think of that trip every time I put it on.
I love holidays that require you to dress up. It’s so fun to play along and wear something with a specific theme. I’ve always loved going all out for Halloween and making sure every detail of my costume was just right but other holidays that call for outfits fitting a general theme can be just as fun. Everyone knows that you have to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day and red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July. It’s nice to see everyone dress a little over the top and have fun with it. Red and pink are perfect for Valentine’s Day and I love adding a little cheesiness with lots of hearts and love-themed accessories. It’s never difficult for me to come up with the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.
I love when spring rolls around and I can ditch the tights I’ve been wearing all winter! I love warm weather (good for me since I live in Phoenix) and I spend all winter counting down the days until I can wear a skirt with bare legs. Luckily, it gets warm pretty quick here so I don’t have to suffer for too long. I recently picked out a couple of new spring skirts from Dresslink and I was so happy when they arrived and I was able to wear them with bare legs immediately! I’m not quite ready for mini skirts yet (those seem like more of a summer thing) so I went with two midi skirts in different materials: a white tulle skirt and a red scuba skirt.
We recently got to try out a clothing company called eShakti that specializes in custom clothing. It’s a pretty fun concept- you select the style you like and then adjust the sleeves, length, collar, and more to your liking. You can order your selection using standard clothing sizes (anywhere from 0-36W) or input your measurements to get a piece made just for you. We each got to pick something we wanted to try and here are our experiences.
As soon as fall rolls around, I start wearing berry nail polish. And it doesn’t matter how many “perfect” berry polishes I have, I always find myself buying more. Berry is such a great fall shade and nail polish is a really easy way of wearing the color. I recently found the OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not on sale at Ulta (I was just window shopping, I swear), and, since I was jealous that Stacie was in Paris and possibly at the Louvre at that exact moment, I decided to try it out. I wanted to pair it with Julep’s Betty because in my mind the only way to make a berry mani better is to add glitter.
Growing up, black was the one color of nail polish we weren’t allowed to wear. I never minded because I only liked bright colored nail polishes anyway and even now I can’t get into black polish. I’ve tried to find blacks that are fun for me (full of rainbow or silver glitter, shades of purples and blues that aren’t quite black, black as an accent color…) but I have hated them all. Something about black polish makes it too boring and depressing for me (kind of like how navy clothes make me feel… but that’s a whole other post). It’s just not fun like other colors. I’m much more of a bright, colorful nail polish person. So when it came time to do a Halloween mani, I went for fall colors and glitter rather than the traditional black and orange.