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How can I look stylish in simple clothing? 5 Tips

Before jumping into the answer, let me begin with the benefit of having simple clothing in the first place. Perhaps you are reading this because you value ethical and sustainable practices and are purchasing your clothes mindfully. There is an ethos for simplicity in eco-friendly brands, for several reasons. While that is not the topic of this post, let’s nod to that reality before moving on. Let’s just bear in mind that slow fashion means emphasizing classic styles that will not be yesterday’s trend destined for the landfill tomorrow.   So, let’s talk about rocking it! The point of view is for you, the short woman who is an ethical fashion shopper. Tip #1: Make sure it fits! This is...

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Part 2 Jewelry Tips: Best Rings for Petites

Chances are if you are reading this, you are also short. I’ll focus on tips that are especially relevant to you. You likely have small hands. Maybe you have thicker short fingers, maybe you have dainty slender digits. Either way, the focus is for petites. Keep in mind that these are guidelines. Go ahead and break the rules when you want to. However, knowing what is safe is a good place to start. Secondly, knowing that you are veering off from ideal helps you know that you may need to balance that somehow to pull it off. But lastly, don’t be afraid of supposedly getting it wrong—please yourself first and foremost. Ultimately, what you wear with confidence will look the...

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A study in Navy, Taupe and Raspberry: Spring 2017

As the new year has begun, I am thinking about how the 2017 fashion color trends apply to actual outfits. I love working with color, so this is a very fun task for me! One of this season's trends caught my eye: the inclusion of the shades of pinks that really appeal to me. I am not much of a fan of the typical color pink you might dress a baby girl in. You won't find that in my closet. But this year, the pinks have an appeal for me. Pale Dogwood Pink Yarrow The paler pink of the season, affectionately named Pale Dogwood by Pantone, is more neutral, leaning toward beige, and easy to mix and match with other...

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New Items Added to Shop! And yes, pants!

A few new items have been added to the shop, and I am so excited to tell you about them! Wide Leg Pants shown with Artemis Tank and Pheobe Cardigan Wide Leg Pants First of all, upon popular request, I have added pants to the line. These wide leg pants are so very comfortable, and at the same time stylish and easy to dress up or down. Not only are these in petites sizes XXSP to XLP, but the design, as always, is intended to flatter the shorter woman. The long front pleat is placed in a flattering position and helps to create that vertical line. The angled pockets and yoke add interest. And the pleats at the hem control...

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