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TheMinimalGrlQ&A

One of my favorite challenges is to shop my closet for outfits that I spotted out in the world. Being able to recreate a look from what you have is a great way to expand your styling ideas and get more wears out of your existing wardrobe. I’ve been seeing quite a few women doing this on Instagram and Nori’s account @theminimalgrl is one of my favorites. She nails her style inspirations every time, using similar items from her wardrobe. We asked her how she got started and for tips on how we can recreate our own favorite style inspirations.

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If you’ve ever been vintage shopping, you’ve likely spotted a dress or jacket made out of beautiful fabric, but the actual piece of clothing was just not right for you. Even the most unfashionable pieces can be salvaged with a little creativity. We asked Trish of “Trish Stitched” how she transforms her thrift store finds into gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces. She has transformed a velvet mumu into a gorgeous jumpsuit and an oversized trench into a replica of one of her favorite designer pieces. Prepared to be amazed and inspired! Read More

My Chic Obsession Style Q & A

If you’re looking for some unique styling ideas to refresh your closet, then you have to see My Chic Obsession! Carolyn takes her classic style to the next level with creative accessorizing and styling. We asked her how she achieves her chic and totally wearable looks and she shared her go-to accessories and a few styling tricks. See her advice below as well as some of our favorite posts from her blog! Read More

Alison Lumbatis is the founder of Get Your Pretty On, a style blog full of stunning, wearable looks for everything from a night out to running errands. She is also created the Style Challenges® program, which has outfit guides to help you build the perfect capsule wardrobe. I particularly love her casual everyday looks because they’re so cute and put together. During my first challenge, I was delighted by how lighthearted and supportive everyone was on the challenge discussion pages. It was really fun to see how the other women put together the challenge ideas with items from their own wardrobes.  We asked her for a few of her secrets to achieving her radiant and wearable style! Read More

Searching for a great pair of jeans can feel like an epic challenge, but there’s more than one way to get the perfect fit! Seamstress and blogger Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns is a denim expert – in fact, she teaches classes on how you can make your own custom pair!  We picked her brain on spotting quality denim, finding stretch jeans that won’t stretch out, her fit guidelines and more! This is where the path to your dream jeans begins! Read More

leatherspa_stylebook_interviewWhen you find the perfect pair of shoes – you know, the shoes that make every outfit and that are even comfortable – you want to make them last! Learn how to extend the life of your favorite boots and ballet flats with these super-easy tips from David Mesquita, owner of Leather Spa shoe repair in NYC. Leather Spa’s staff are experts in giving your shoes the ideal fit, improving their longevity, and repairing damage. Read More

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Learning to sew is a great opportunity to create a custom wardrobe that fits your body and taste perfectly and it’s something many women dream of but can feel a bit intimidating. Well, this fall I finally took the leap to get started when I came across a beginner sewing course at a local sewing shop. It turned out to be the best decision I’ve made all year! Inspired by class, I set out to find other women who have done the same and found Sara Johansen of The Sara Project. She has sewn a truly enviable wardrobe that looks like it’s straight off the pages of a magazine. I asked her how she got started, where she finds her patterns, and how she made her own jeans

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