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September 4, 2012

What To Wear, Week 1

Have you ever stared into your closet full of clothes and wondered, "what am I going to wear today?" Or after a big sigh said, "I have nothing to wear!" I think perhaps a good majority of us have been there before.

Last week, I decided that I needed some styling help, so I sent a quick text message over to my friend Kate asking if maybe she'd be willing to come over to my house and go through my closet with me. She quickly suggested having her amazingly stylish sister Lauren come over too, which of course was a yes in my book! If you haven't checked out their blogs, you definitely should. They are super stylish, gorgeous, and about as sweet as can be.

The main reason I asked for help was because I wanted a fresh pair of eyes {lucky for me, I got two pairs!} to see my wardrobe. Kate and Lauren both know me well and what kind of style I like, as well as what kind of styles I have yet to try. In the coming weeks, I'm going to be sharing photos of the outfits we picked out as well as style tips they gave me.

It's still fairly hot here this week so I went with a simple summer outfit they helped pick out. I love this navy dress because of the polka dots. The main reason its hardly gotten any wear out of it was I didn't know what kind of shoes to pair with it. When the girls suggested pink peep-toe shoes, I absolutely jumped for the outfit. And the great thing is they helped me figure out how to wear it into the fall by pairing it with tights and boots. {I'll show you that outfit when it gets colder}. I actually bought this dress when I saw a photo of the adorable Jillian Harris rocking it!

Style Tip #1: Show off your best features!

Confession: I really don't like my legs. I try to hide them more times than not. But when I wear a dress, shorts, or skirts, I tend to get compliments. The girls showed me lots of great and practical ways to show off my legs while still being comfortable and confident!

Kate and Lauren challenged me to step outside my comfort zone. The point of this was not to run out and buy tons of new clothes, but rather to re-pair outfits with clothes I already own as well as take more style risks outside of my usual look. So now, I have a challenge for YOU. I'm going to start a new link-up series call "What To Wear" kind of like the show "What Not To Wear" except we are going to showcase our best, not our worse! ;) Each week there will be a challenge that I'm giving myself, and I would love to have you on board. So let's step out of our fashion comfort zones together!

Next week's challenge: Neutrals! 

Maybe this is something you are a pro at already. I can't wait to see what outfits you put together, so that I can learn from y'all because next week's challenge is way out of my comfort zone!

I'm including a link-up this week for any fashion related posts. I seriously can't wait to see what outfits y'all are rocking!


  1. You look adorable in your navy dress :) I think What to Wear sounds like a great idea!

  2. Hi I'm a new follower. Would love a follow back :) thanks for hosting!

    Sylvia x

  3. That dress is adorable! I'm a new follower from the GFC hop. Thanks for hosting! I'd love a follow back at when you get the chance! :)

  4. what a cute dress! love the color!

    Have a spectacular day!! Stop by and say hello! :)

  5. Love the polka dots!!

  6. Polka dot dresses are so cute. Now, you may already know this but the best thing you can do for your legs is to wear high heels. This really changes the appearance of your legs a lot! If I want to make my legs sexier then I put on pumps or sandals just as long as they have at least a 3.25 inch heel.

    I'm behind a day in Blogosphere. :( But, anywho I'm now your newest GFC, Twitter, & FB fan page follower via GFC Blog Hop! Whenever you get a moment, perhaps you'll come join me in reading today's random post Cathy Kennedy's Blog

  7. You're adorbs!! And you have great legs!

  8. Look look great! I'm a huge fan of polka dots! I can't wait to see how you style it for fall!

  9. what an adorable outfit!! I saw the pic on instagram of the girls helping you in your closet! how fun!

  10. Love your outfit and those pink shoes! You look darling.

    I also like the idea of calling your friends over for some fashion 411. Love it. Very smart using all your resources.

    I'm visiting today from Pleated Poppy...


  11. First of all, I find out you're in real life friends with Kate from the small things..and my hair starts to get all excited because the minute she posts video tutorials my hair is doing all sorts of things it would normally protest against. Second, you look absolutely fab! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. New follower from the GFC blog hop. Your outfit looks great! Looking forward to more. Stacie xo

  13. Cute. I like how you match polka dot dress with eye-catching pink shoes. Can't wait to see next.

  14. YESSS you look gorgeous! and i love this! when is the next linkup?! LOVEEEEE