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 |2019-06-07T10:38:24-05:00February 25th, 2019|All, Fashion, Lifestyle, Outfits, Style, 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 |2019-06-07T10:39:02-05:00February 18th, 2019|All, Fall, Fashion, Outfits, Style, 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 |2019-06-07T10:39:45-05:00February 15th, 2019|All, Fall, Fashion, Spring, Style, Summer, Winter|0 Comments

No Buy February Update

We’ve made it over a third of the way through No Buy February!  Who’s still with me?  I must admit, the first week was pretty easy.  I was feeling very motivated by my self-issued challenge, and overly confident in my newfound restraint.

But this weekend the reality started to set in.  I caught a glimpse of a new style of jeans from TopShop, walked past a super cute sweater in the window of & Other Stories, […]

By |2019-06-07T10:40:28-05:00February 11th, 2019|All, Fashion, Outfits, Style, Winter|0 Comments

The Casual Side of Faux Fur

I want to share more thoughtful posts this year, with experiences to which you can possibly relate.  And to inspire you in your own life.  But my first love is still fashion and style, so I’m not getting rid of the outfit posts!  My plan is to mix in the outfits with other, more thought-provoking pieces.

This is one of those outfit posts.

I fell in love with this faux fur coat the second I saw it […]

By |2019-06-07T10:45:05-05:00January 14th, 2019|All, Fashion, Outfits, Style, Winter|0 Comments

Burgundy Is The New Red

Well, it’s finally here.  With the holidays now firmly in the rearview mirror that means it’s… just winter.  All that quaintness of a chilly snow-covered morning?  Without a Christmas tree, sparkle lights, or festive mug of hot chocolate it’s just flat out gone.  The sentimentality has left the building.

Now it’s just plain cold and dreary.

Last year I wrote a post about the importance of brightening up this time of year with a colorful winter jacket.  […]

By |2019-06-07T10:48:32-05:00January 7th, 2019|All, Fashion, Outfits, Style, Winter|0 Comments