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One Piece Three Ways

I have a few rules when shopping:

1. Don’t drink and shop (I’ll never forget the regrettable sweater incident of 2011);

2. Don’t shop on an empty stomach, you want to be thinking clearly;

3. Don’t buy a piece unless you can visualize it with three distinct outfits using items you already have in your wardrobe.

The last rule is important because you don’t want to end up with a fantastic top that works only one way. Who wants to be seen in the same look over and over again? Not I.

So friends, I give you a new post: One Piece Three Ways.

The piece:

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Romper: Dynamite

Look One: Drinks With the Girls

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Necklace:  Evernew
Clutch: American Apparel
Shoes: Nine West
Lippy: MAC Fuscia Fusion

Look Two: Casual Saturday

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Necklace: Guess
Jean Jacket: Mavi
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Booties: Little Burgundy

Look Three: Beach Day

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Sunnies: Barefoot Contessa
Beach Bag: Bath and Bodyworks (gifted)
Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters
Bikini: Victoria’s Secret

These are just a few of the looks I can create with this romper. I could also add tights, boots, and a sweater for winter or pair it with a skirt and wear it as a top. The possibilities are endless. If you don’t have a romper, swap it out for a sundress! This is just a small sample of the ways you can create unique looks by changing the accessories.

Do you think about versatility when you’re shopping? I’d love to hear your tips!

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Fashion Smashion

I like fashion. Love it actually. I read fashion blogs, magazines, and books about it. I am always looking at other women’s clothes and working out outfits for myself based on certain pieces or colours. Does this make me superficial?  Maybe. Do I care? No. Let me tell you why.

1. I am a creative person. I love writing, reading, and I enjoy art. Putting together an outfit is a creative, and artistic endeavor.

2. Despite what some people have told me, it shows that I pay attention to detail. Accessories, colour coordination, shapes, and texture are all details that I think about every afternoon morning when I get dressed.

3. The clothes I wear are a form of self expression; this is one of the many ways in which I tell the world who I am.

4. It makes me feel good, and really, do I need any other reason?

What are some of the reasons you enjoy fashion (or don’t)?