My Curated Closet


top / skirt (on sale for $29!) / bag (on sale!) / similar hat and here / similar shoes and here


I'm so excited about today's post! It is not sponsored, it's just something that I've been really looking forward to talking about here. So if you remember this post from a little over a month ago, I talked about This Book and how I was really digging it! Fast forward to now and it has completely changed the way I shop.

A little bit about The Curated Closet. It's a book/guide written to help women find their personal style and to put and end to the over buying that we do in hopes to have something to wear. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to my closet each morning and ended up in sweats because I really dislike everything in there. I was a huge fan of buying cheap and buying excessive amounts of clothes but nothing in my closet made me feel good, sexy or beautiful.

After reading and using the techniques in The Curated Closet I've almost transformed by wardrobe into a place where I love everything and every piece fits me and my personal style. I'm still cheap AF haha and a total bargain shopper (which is why I rarely use Reward Style). Buying things at full price is not something I like doing so I will almost always wait for things to go on sale. There a few pieces that I've bought at full retail though, of course, but for the most part I only shop the sale sections of my favorite stores. My favorite sale piece so far was a dress I found during an Asos sale. Originally $150 and I got it for $40!

Moving on... One of my favorite parts of the book was defining your personal style and naming it, then recognizing your own color palette. It goes beyond what every "style guru" claims are basic/staple pieces/colors and helps you create your own basic/staple pieces for your lifestyle.

I named my personal style Everyday Feminine. I love soft colors, delicate fabrics and feminine cuts. I also am a mom though so my wardrobe has to work around my everyday life of laundry, dishes, running errands and changing diapers.

My color palette is pretty neutral. This was another thing I loved doing though! Finding the colors that speak to you and not going by the books. I've always tried to go out of my comfort zone and buy bold pieces. Those pieces usually end up in the back of my closet and a huge waste of money. Recognizing what my color palette is and sticking to it (even if it may be boring for some) has helped a huge deal in loving every piece I own! My color palette consists of my three main colors; white, blush and denim. My neutrals; grey and black and my accent shades; lilac, coral and pale blue. So bring on all the whites and blushes!

You can look through my Pinterest board with inspiration to My Curated Closet here.

My closet is a work in progress of course. I wish I had the funds to make it over in the matter of a month but alas I have a small budget for clothes at the moment. I feel like I'm finally finding my personal style that I truly love though and I've been so inspired by clothes now where as before I hated shopping and dreaded trying to find an outfit to wear.

One other quick thing that has helped me so much was buying a clothing rack and hanging out my outfits for the week. Being a mom is already makes my days so busy so not having to think about an outfit makes life so much easier!

If you end up getting the book let me know your thoughts!

on my doorstep


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Okay, let's be real... these are things I wish were on my doorstep. A girl can dream, right? A couple things I have actually ordered and really do love are the Baggu resuable bags. I bought two of them via amazon and LOVE them!!! Seriously totally worth every penny. The levi's are also a must. If you caught my Instagram story a week or so ago I talked about how much I hate looking for and trying on jeans. I ordered these after reading lots of great reviews and recommendations and am so happy with them. I also purchased the Posies&co scrub and body/hair oil and am in love with both! They smell heavenly and when I actually can sneak away for a long hot bath (maybe like once a month) it makes it that much more worth it. I can't wait to try the Jersey Bounce shampoo from Lush. I loved the Big Shampoo. It's pricery for shampoo but totally worth it! And every good wish list includes a good pair of shoes, right?

Happy almost weekend guys! We're off to Copeland's Itty Bitty Ball and he gets his team picture today. Seriously, I'm so proud of him. This is what being a parent is all about. It's so amazing to watch your kids flourish!