Keep It Simple, Gorgeous

As I was deciding what to title this post, the first thought that came to mind was that old saying, “keep it simple, stupid”.  Which then got me thinking, where in the hell did that phrase come from?  So, I googled it!  It truly is a special time to be alive, people.

The phrase, “keep it simple, stupid”, or KISS, was actually coined by the Navy back in 1960.  The premise?  According to Wikipedia, “the principle […]

By |2019-04-10T10:47:20-05:00April 10th, 2019|All, Fashion, Outfits, Spring|0 Comments

Why Does Fashion Matter?

I have to admit, telling people what I do for a living these days can feel a bit awkward.  I used to have it super easy.  I was a TV sports anchor and reporter.  Done, end of story.  And people usually thought it sounded pretty cool, so bonus!

But now, it’s not quite so straight forward.  I’m a content creator with a fashion and lifestyle blog.  Yet, I’m constantly evolving (like right now!) and trying to determine […]

By |2019-04-02T15:41:07-05:00April 3rd, 2019|All, Fashion, Outfits, Spring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Tips For Transitioning Out Of No Buy February (That Will Save Your Budget)

We did it!!!  No Buy February is now bye-bye.  Phew!  I don’t know about the rest of you, but this last week was torture.  Especially with various sales starting that gave me a serious case of FOMO.

But we got through unscathed—for the most part.  If you broke down and bought a few things, don’t give yourself a hard time.  This whole challenge was really aimed at making us more mindful about the purchases we do […]

By |2019-02-28T16:39:39-05:00March 1st, 2019|All, Fashion, Lifestyle|0 Comments

No Buy February Update & Why I’m Doing This

The end of No Buy February is finally in sight!!  We’re down to just a matter of days and if you’ve stuck with me this long, way to go!  But this hasn’t been easy.  I already find myself making a mental list of all the things I want to buy on March 1st.

This past week I have spent more money than I had expected, but it just so happened that a bunch of my beauty […]

By |2019-02-23T18:30:25-05:00February 25th, 2019|All, Fashion, Lifestyle, Outfits, Winter|2 Comments

Styling The Basics

Shirt: Uniqlo (men’s, I’m wearing XS) | Skirt: Who What Wear Collection (old) similar here and here | Jacket: DSTLD | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Scarf: Goodnight Macaroon (old) similar here | Sunglasses: Celine | Bag: Monrob Italy | Necklaces: Missoma, Missoma

This has been a month of consumer reflection here on First […]

By |2019-02-17T12:43:33-05:00February 18th, 2019|All, Fall, Fashion, Outfits, Winter|0 Comments

12 Wardrobe Staples For A More Streamlined Closet

It doesn’t seem to matter how many clothes we have, who hasn’t at one point looked into their closet and thought, “I have nothing to wear”?  No one.  So, the concept of a No Buy February or not making any unnecessary purchases for an entire month can seem almost impossible.

Unless you have a cheat sheet.

Well, here is your cheat sheet.  Consider it a Cliff’s Notes for wardrobe styling.  It’s a list of the 15 staples […]

By |2019-02-15T08:23:00-05:00February 15th, 2019|All, Fall, Fashion, Spring, Summer, Winter|0 Comments