Friday, October 5, 2012

Five Things {I've learned from Fashion Blogs} Friday

In all my days of fashion blog stalking I've learned a few things:

1. Put a belt on it! I've come to the conclusion that pretty much everything looks great with a belt. If your outfit is in a sad state just slap a belt on that puppy and that'll fix your problem 90% of the time.

2. You can never have too many cardigans.

3. Buns are your saving grace if you hate washing your hair, hate brushing your hair, hate doing your hair, can't bear to wear your hair down due to excruciating heat, or any combination of the above. I happen to fall into every one of these categories and am overly excited that my short hair is just long enough to swing this look again. Especially since I have 9am church.

Hello belt, cardigan and bun!
4. You don't need to spend a ton of money to look great. Is it fun? Sure, who doesn't like shopping? Is it easier if you have a larger shopping budget, um.. yeah. But you don't have to. I have found lots of my favorite items at thrift stores and I'm finding that a lot of the fun comes from remixing what you already have. Wearing old items in new or unexpected ways to create new looks. This is definitely something I'm working on and trying to get better at.

Thrifted pants and shirt!
5. If YOU like it and YOU think it looks great, by all means wear it! Who cares what I think, or the random lady at the grocery store, or commenter #12 on your blog. If you like it and it makes you feel great then wear it. Style and Fashion is all about self expression and dressing to make you feel like a million bucks.

Just Kidding. This does not make me feel like a million bucks! But we are addicted to the cartoon Adventure Time and totally need these shirts! In our size of course :)

What other favorite tips or tricks are do you have? As someone who is trying to break her scrub wearing habit I would love to hear them! :)


  1. Do you wanna be my stylist? I struggle with finding things that make me look nice.....and there's not a lot out there for women who are super-endowed.....if you know what I mean.

    1. Believe it or not Chad is my stylist :) Has been ever since he got me out of my beloved MSU sweatshirt! I've finally getting the hang of things on my own, sometimes.... I understand what you mean. Even I have problems with that at times, and I am not in any way super-endowed, although I sometimes come out of the dressing room feeling that way!

  2. Newest follower here! Great post, I love the tips!

  3. That polka dot tee is really cute, I love it.

    You have a really cool blog here. Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.

  4. love these & i completely agree about the cardigans...i have too many but there is no such thing right? i've also been loving the bun lately..your blog is so cute and we are now following..come follow along at xo

  5. Belt, cardigan, bun. I think I can handle that!


  6. Great post, dear~!;-)
    And very cute blog!!!

    I am a new follower now (gfc).
    And I will be SOO happy, if you follow me:-)


  7. Danielle you are so dang cute! I loved reading this post. I completely agree with everything! I loved throwing my hair in a big ol' messy bun but now I have so many layers that it makes it quite difficult!

    Dearest Lou

  8. Danielle, I couldn't agree more - belts, cardigans and buns! Great combo. I love the belt you are wearing, it's so unique. Definitely an outfit maker!

  9. Love belts, cardigans and buns, too!!!!