Style Secrets. Shhhh

I am so pumped about this shirt. It just screams spring/summer to me. 
The colors are so fun, it is super light weight and the sleeve have a little cuff in them. 
So glad for this find 🙂
Shirt: Vintage 
Tank: H&M
Paige Denim: Nordies
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Shhhh. It is a little boys shirt 🙂

What little style secrets do you have?!
Changing Lives One Closet at a Time!

Mango allergies are NOT stylish…

 For the most part, I come from a pretty healthy gene pool. The problems that do arise, however,  come from poor eating choices. My dad alone keeps the fast food industry going. 
My two brothers and I have got to be the most health conscious of the entire family tree. 
So why do we, when eating delicious, healthy mango, break out in red, itchy, swollen, exudating, crusty lips?
I think that if you eat a double cheeseburger, your throat should immediately become inflamed. Fever should spark up to 103 the instant a french fry hits the palate. Hands should break out in an itchy rash when a hand touches a 64oz sugary beverage. i really don’t wish these things would happen.  
So in my swollen lip crisis, I did some serious google searches and found some interesting facts.
Turns out that it is not a mango allergy at all.
Here is the scoop:
~In the skin of the mango there is a substance called urushiol. It is pronounced your-oo-she-all. This is the same substance that is in poision ivy and poison sumac
~Only about 15 percent of the population has an adverse reaction to this substance
~It is treated the same way you treat poison ivy I told my brother to drink Calamine lotion. I don’t recommend that to you but for my brother its okay. I have two of them
~Folks also recommend rubbing local honey on the rash (I tried this as well, just makes you sticky and shiny and attractive to insects
~Lasts at least a week and is ugly and makeup will not cover it up. 
Here is one link if you have ever had this problem. 
Read the comments, do more research, be carful when eating mango.
I would love to hear if you have ever had this problem. My hope is to bring awareness and empathy to my siblings and I as we walk around looking RIDICULOUS. 
I may start a non-profit….

The silent killer.

Must-Have for Spring!!!

I am so excited about this great idea that I got from the girls at: To Catch a Thrift
so I headed out to my favorite thrift store here in Virginia and dug through the vintage, elastic waist band skirts.
I tried on about 10 and found two that were perfect. 
All you gotta do is hike it up and belt the thing. 
 Scarf: 1$ Vintage
Belt: .49 cents
Skirt: 5.99$ SalvationArmy

(The shoes & shades are from Nordstom so I guess that makes up for the thrifted pieces)
Add a cardigan and:
Life is good. 
Changing Lives One Closet at a Time!

It’s that time of year!

Is it me or is everyone getting married?!
I love it. 
I love the joining of two little hearts, I love the food, the dancing and, of course, to play Fashion Police at the reception. 
Here are a few bits of things that make me really happy to see at a wedding:
1. Amazing hair with simple accessories

2. A vintage dress re-worked, really great friends
sweet photography

3. Bridesmaids that wear dresses that are a bit different
that flatter their body type


4. A 3-piece slim suit

 5. Shoes that reflect the style/personality
of the one wearing them!

Are you planning on getting married? I dare you to think outside of the box. 
Let me know if you need a: 
~wedding planner
~makeup artist
I know some great people who would love to help you on your big day!!
Changing Lives One Closet at a Time!


I am super inspired by:

 70’s Denim 
Navy & Amazing hats
 Minimally Modern

Super soft colors

What are you inspired by for spring/summer? 

Boy shorts (For guys only)

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Let’s just take a minute here and give thanks for what is happening on the runways this season. 
I don’t know about you, but year after year I am deeply grieved by how short women’s shorts are getting and how oversized (think Abercrombie khaki cargos with the strings hanging) and dingy the short options are for men.
Now. Don’t get me wrong. I do NOT want to see the hem go any higher than this. In fact, I don’t think that most guys could/should wear shorts THIS short. Things should be concealed and nothing should be hanging out guys. That is NOT okay. But let’s think about a shorter flat front short. Show some lower quad. It’s okay. 
No strings dangling from the sides, no cargo pockets, no awful khaki. Just a quality short in a great color.
Some of you might need to start doing some squats/lunges/waxing/tanning.
*I am not in full support of the deep v-cardigan without an undershirt UNLESS you actually look like this guy. 
I would love to help you guys shop for your spring/summer wardrobe! No more excuses fellas. Email/call for help (I know how much you like to shop)