Category Archives: Lifestyle

TSABD at Home: How to Purge Your Home & Free Yourself of Excess

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When you look at all you’ve accumulated and think “What have I done?”

I’ve always advocated for routine closet purges—they do amazing things not only for your wardrobe but also your wallet. I swear if you feel like you’re constantly shopping despite having a ton of stuff, a good purge will set you straight. Think about it—going through all the stuff you’ve bought that you don’t wear, doesn’t fit, no longer suits your style, etc. that you paid your hard-earned money for. It REALLY makes you consider any new purchases much more closely. Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t ever buy anything again ever (hello, this *IS* a fashion and beauty blog), but you’ll be more aware of your purchase process and happier with your purchase decisions because you’ll buy things that are really for you and suit your lifestyle.

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TSABD Trend: 4 Accessories to Up Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe Game

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There’s no need to buy a ton of new clothes for the spring/summer season. You can simply upgrade your faithful standbys with some fun new accessories. I used to be of the “let me run to the mall and spend like $500+ on new clothes for the season” school of fashion, but those days are long and gone…lol. I’m over here watching what I’m eating so I can shed the pounds I gained because I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO BUY NEW SPRING CLOTHES…lol. OK—I’ll buy a *few* things, but they will be VERY strategic purchases. But you can make what you have work over and over and OVER again with key accessories. Here are a few to check for this spring/summer.

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Wear this to Work Tomorrow: Nerd Chic

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Happy Wear to Work Wednesday, ya’ll!

This week’s Fashion at Work inspiration is all about the power of fashionable basics. By utilizing very simple style tricks and techniques like tucking in a blouse or playing with scale, you can really up the ante on your work wardrobe classics. For example, today’s look includes a simple button-down blouse and cropped trousers made more interesting with the shoe color choice and styling.

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Fashion on Friday: The Feather Statement Belt

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I got this feather belt on super sale at BCBG a few years ago. I didn’t have an immediate need for it when I bought it, but I KNEW it would be put to great use in my wardrobe. One thing I will always keep buying even as my spending on clothing slowly decreases (well, compared to how I used to spend) are statement accessories.

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Wear this to Work Tomorrow: Adding Trend & Edge to Your Work Look

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Happy Wear to Work Wednesday, ya’ll!

One of my biggest style rules is to make sure each piece can be worn a gazillion ways with other pieces in my wardrobe. Now while I may no longer have a corporate wardrobe, I still have that love of mixing and can fondly remember how challenging it can be to dress one way for the office and a totally different way on the weekends. One of the best ways to get more mileage out of your trendier and edgier pieces is to mix them in with your work staples.

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Restyling My Fave Trench for Early Spring

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I bought this trench from Monki in Stockholm last summer during their July sale. I think I paid maybe $20-30 for it though I was originally eyeing it on ASOS for over $100 before I spotted it in Monki. I also wore it in this style post last fall. I. LOVE. THIS. TRENCH. I made a boo boo when I first got it home and burned the bottom of it when I ironed it because it was super wrinkled from being in my suitcase. I like to pretend the iron burn isn’t there so if you somehow spot it in these pics, pretend like you don’t see it, too…lol.

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