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I can’t tell you how many times in the past I’ve stared at a closet full of clothes but felt I had nothing to wear. It seemed I had acquired a collection of clothes that had no rhyme or reason. I didn’t have a feel for my style so I tried all the styles and failed miserably. Can anyone else relate?! I’m sharing 5 tips I’ve learned over the past few years to curate a closet you’ll love and share all the details about this look!


I’ve been a tad cardigan obsessed as of recent- and it’s quickly become one of my favorite layering pieces! With so many ways to style it, cardigans are my go-to wardrobe staple to keep in my outfit rotation. This gorgeous chenille from Brickwood Boutique sold out like hot cakes, so I’ve also linked some other options from their shop that I’m absolutely obsessing over.

Chunky Knit Sweater (exact) | Faux Leather Jacket (similar) | High Waisted Denim (exact) | Bandana (exact) | Cognac Mules (similar)

Putting together a pinterest-worthy look in the wintertime is easier said than done, am i right? Once the temperatures really drop, all I feel like wearing is a oversized sweatshirt and joggers all day every day. I’m sharing a few tips I use to feel put together, without sacrificing the much needed warmth and comfort that this season requires.


Sweater Cardigan (exact) | V-neck Cami (exact) | High Waisted Denim (exact) | Chelsea Boots (exact) | Crossbody Bag (exact) | Sunglasses (similar)

You know when you get that feeling that you’ll definitely be wearing the same outfit over + over again?! Well this look gave me all those feels! This look is basically the definition of my style at the moment: neutral, effortless, and simple. (more…)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you’ve followed along with my blog or instagram for any amount of time, then it’s no secret that Madewell is my favorite place to shop. For the next 3 days, they are having 25% off your entire purchase with the code ‘DONTSTRESS’, with is pretty unheard of since their clothes can be on the pricey end of the spectrum but are the best quality clothes I’ve ever owned. I’ve already shopped the sale, so I’m sharing what I purchased, items that I already own (and love!) that are on sale, as well as additional items that are on my wishlist. Keep a lookout for me to style the items I snagged on the blog here soon!

Items I purchased from the sale:

Items I already own and LOVE:

My never-ending Madewell wishlist:



Cowl Neck Sweater | High-Waisted Denim | Cognac Slides (similar) | Madewell Sunnies (similar) | Transport Tote

Thanksgiving is upon us and I will say every year I struggle with what to wear. I want something that is cute, but also loose fitting enough for that extra piece of pie. Between this adorable cowl neck sweater and extra high waisted jeans, I’ve got you covered! (more…)

Grey Chambray Top (c/o) | Taupe Sweater Cardigan (c/o) | High Waisted Denim | Cognac Booties (similar) | Transport Tote | Bandana

There’s few things that are better than an easy outfit to transition from work to dinner + drinks! Usually there’s not much time to get ready for impromptu dinner plans after a long day, so these gorgeous layers make it simple! Today I’m sharing with you my go-to look as well as some of my favorite current accessories. I’ve got you covered with my new favorite online shop- Chicory Lane Boutique!


Layering is my favorite part of having cooler, fall temps. There’s nothing better than a cozy knit paired with a utility vest. It’s always a good idea to have some cute sweaters on hand for the season, that are affordable yet still high quality. Today I’m sharing my favorite look for fall, along with this gorgeous sweater from Gray Monroe. (more…)

Today I’m sharing this cozy fall look that I wore last weekend. Not only is this look so comfy, but the pieces are so versatile and can easily be layered which is perfect for this time of year. I’m sure that the cold weather is here to stay this time, so layers will be my go-to in the coming months. (more…)

It’s finally starting to feel like fall.. amiright?! With fall always comes a virus. The type of virus that makes us want to buy all the fall clothes. Do you know what I’m talking about? This past year I’ve tried my best to really be intentional about my purchases. But in all seriousness, I haven’t been perfect when it comes to a minimalist wardrobe. Yes I got rid of 70% of my closet, purchased a few key items, and still feel frustrated sometimes. I get in creative funks where I don’t like anything in my closet and can’t make an outfit for the life of me. I have days where I walk past madewell and come out with an item that I didn’t even know I needed. We ALL have those days. Today I want to share THREE questions that I ask myself before I purchase an item for my wardrobe. I’m no means an expert at minimalism or fashion but these three concepts have really helped me in my journey to an intentional closet.  (more…)