Four Holiday Styles You Can Wear All Winter Long

It happens every year. The rich holiday colors, luxurious fabrics, gowns covered in sequined embellishment, and sparkling separates hit the stores in all their glory. It couldn’t be more tempting to pick up another big, cozy red sweater, sparkling cocktail dress, or velveteen sheath as you daydream about the stunning entrance you’ll make to your company holiday party or downtown outing with friends.

Then you realize your holiday party lineup consists more of ugly sweater parties, business casual functions, and intimate family get-togethers. Perhaps it doesn’t actually make sense to buy that gorgeous cocktail dress for just one party, so what should you look for instead?

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Six Ways to Style a Vest

It’s that time of year when layering is a necessity, and for the longest time, I thought vests were so impractical. Why would someone layer with a vest when it only covered half of their upper body? 

Now after 6+ years living in Denver as a personal stylist, I’m a firm believer in a stylish OR functional vest as go-to’s in the fall and winter months. I picked up my first puffer vest this past spring, and though it still feels rather sporty for my personal style, it’s an option I love styling.

In this article, I’m sharing 6 ways to style a vest. You’ll find both my olive green cargo vest and navy puffer vest included in the examples below…

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My Visit to the Dermatologist...and Why I Left Fuming

The first time I noticed the wrinkle was in a selfie. I was home for a long weekend in March to see family and snapped a picture while at dinner with both sisters. It was the first time the three of us were together in almost two years.

“Wait what is that!? What’s wrong with my face??” We snapped several more, but I couldn’t disguise my newfound flaw.

This was a month or so before I called the dermatologist to schedule an appointment for a bump on my leg. It had been bugging me for a long time, and with a tropical vacation coming up in just a few weeks, I was tired of looking at it.

This vacation was the big push Nick and I needed to start working out. We began going to the gym three days a week, and I noticed results for the first time almost two months later while shopping for my birthday. I was trying on styles I normally didn’t feel good in and was surprised at the outcome. I went home excited! It really was working...

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The Hard Truth from a Girl’s Night Out

Do you put your worth in what you look like?

I know I do. I have for years. 

I’m reminded of it when I go to the mall, gazing up sheepishly at the giant posters of beautiful women. I wander inside a store, unconscious of the desire the image has sparked inside my heart. I want to look beautiful…to captivate an audience.

I try on clothing in the dressing room and begin to feel anxiety when I don’t measure up.

I stand in line at Victoria’s Secret and wonder if it’s possible to actually have a body with such perfect proportions.

The women look so happy, so fulfilled. Their radiance speaks of the worth they must feel. The value behind their beautiful face.

All of a sudden, the comparison game has started. And it really has nothing to do with clothing.

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