3 Tips For Building Your Confidence Through Your Outfits

26 Jan 2015 Permalink

3 Tips For Getting Confidence From Your Outfits

vintage coat

cute outfit

vintage coat

My husband is in the midst of a makeover.  I think after all these years, I’m finally rubbing off on him!

On Saturday, a group of us went out to Boystown for my brother’s birthday.  My husband, who is usually dressed in his contractor gear, actually put some thought into his outfit for the night – with a little help from me.  And I do have to say that he looked pretty good.  So good that throughout the night he was getting a decent amount of glances from the public.

He LOVED it.

The extra attention was just what he needed to confirm that his hard work at the gym has been paying off.  And, it proved to him that I’m not as crazy as he thought when I take that extra step or two to make myself presentable.

There is just something so powerful about wearing a fabulous outfit.  It’s basically guaranteed to boost your confidence and makes you happier.

Getting your outfits to help you get that extra confidence is actually pretty easy to do!

  • Have your closet stocked with clothes and shoes that make you feel special when you wear them.
  • Wear only clothes that flatter your body.  Having a trusted tailor can help you get that perfect fit.
  • Get dressed everyday thinking that you’re going to run into someone you know…like your boss, an old friend, or even an ex.

And a few other “things” to keep in mind…

  •  Keep up with personal maintenance!  Get regular hair cuts.  Trim your nails.  Use an exfoliant.  It will make a world of a difference!

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Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit

26 Nov 2014 Permalink

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

I know some of you have already gotten underway with your holiday shopping.  I started ordering a few things online last week.  I’m still debating whether or not I want to venture out on Black Friday once the turkey settles.  But if I do decide to go, you can bet that I’ll be wearing something like this…

A THICK SWEATER – One thing that I can’t stand about shopping during the cooler months is having to schlep around winter coats and accessories.  When I have the privilege of hitting up the stores by myself – meaning without kids – then I wear a thick sweater and leave my coat in the car.  It limits the layers that I wear and keeps my outfit simple so that I can focus on tackling that shopping list.

SKINNY JEANS – I like to keep my outfits balanced.  This means that if I wear something bulky, like a thick sweater on top, then I go with a more fitted bottom.  Besides, skinny jeans – or leggings – are the only pants you should wear tucked into boots.  Anything too baggy tucked into those knee-highs will give off a pirate appearance.

KNEE HIGH BOOTS – These boots are perfect for all the right reasons.  They look great with skinny jeans and they heel is the perfect height for hours of shopping.  Plus, this pair really helps protect me from the elements!  They’re warm and slush or snow wipe off super easily.

CROSS-BODY BAG – No shopping outfit would be complete without a cross-body bag!  How else can one conquer the stores without both of her hands?!  I’ve been using this Phillip Lim for Target beauty a lot during the past few weeks.  I love that it can be worn during the day for shopping, and then transitions nicely into my hand if I’m meeting up with friends at night.  Gotta love a bag that can be worn multiple ways!

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Outfit of the Day | 2 Essentials for a Fall Outfit

15 Sep 2014 Permalink

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Now that the weather has cooled down, my warmer clothes have started creeping in.  It takes a little bit longer to put together a fall outfit – nothing is as easy as throwing on a summer dress and sandals! – but I usually have a couple key pieces on repeat.

Structured bags are great for fall!  They help balance out the shapeless sweaters and other outerwear.  I got this little satchel back when Phillip Lim did the Target collaboration.  It’s been perfect!

Anything in animal print is always spot on for fall.  (Pun untended!)  I have many great leopard print pieces that I turn to once the temps drop, and now I get to add these Sydney Flat Drivers from Vionic into the mix.  Just a tip about wearing leopard print – it’s considered a neutral and looks great with other prints.  Just don’t get too outta control.  Keep the total colors that you wear to three or under.

sweater – thrifted // white tank, satchel – Phillip Lim for Target // loafers – c/o Vionic

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Mom Outfit | Skinny Jeans and a Tunic

09 Jun 2014 Permalink

mom outfit | skinny jeans and a tunic

gold heart locket

gold heart locket

mom outfit | skinny jeans and a tunic

I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I enjoyed mine!  My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary(!!), and we also had time to take the kids to the Shedd.

I wore outfit this to see all the sea creatures.  It was comfy and appropriate for chasing the kids around in, yet the sandals, jacket, and touches of gold still made it feel like me.

jeans, tunic – thrifted // jacket – Guess // sandals – Nine West // heart locket – c/o SilverSpeck

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