Fashion Tip for Today: Add Texture!

Texture is often the forgotten element when shopping for clothes but it is one of the three keys: a good fit, the right color … and texture. How something feels to the touch and does it hold its structure and will it stand out – these are important questions to ask yourself. When I am shopping color and texture are the first things I notice. This See by Chloé dress has become a new favorite, with the combination of cotton, silk, and jersey that give it a unique look. I added the pin for even more texture! Happy shopping!

Dress, See by Chloé, shoes Pedro Garcia

Photos by Kendra Olson

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Rising to the Occasion

At 5’4″ I am always looking for a way to stand taller. This spring I found one – with my new wedge sandals by Spanish designer, Pedro Garcia. I had been looking for a unique pair of white sandals – for a long time. I tried several styles and was hoping to find espadrilles but no luck. My search led me instead to this high wedge. I hadn’t intended to go this high but I think I was inspired by Christian Louboutin! If you want to add height but avoid the discomfort of a spiked heel a wedge can feel both tall and solid at the same time. No wobbling and no teetering. I wouldn’t wear these every day but for the days I really want to rise to the occasion? These are my shoes!

Photos by Kendra Olson

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Victoria Beckham for Target

My Victoria Beckham for Target poplin shirtwaist dress

I showed up 15 minutes before the store opened; there was a line but not too long. As I chatted amicably with a mother and daughter, who, like me, were waiting for the doors to open to the world of Victoria Beckham I realized something: there is a warm camaraderie when shopping these Target collaborations. You are in it together, waiting in anticipation to see if the item you want is available. It’s a mad, mysterious, dash! But more often than not it is worth it. I have done it now several times (as have my new friends) but it has not lost its magic. Why do I return time after time? Because there is no other way for me to afford the fashions of these high-end designers. Because the quality is top-notch (this poplin shirtwaist dress is a first-rate sturdy cotton). And because my Target purchases have become favorites in my wardrobe!

I love owning distinct designer pieces. It makes me feel special. And isn’t feeling special in your clothes what it’s all about?

Dress, Victoria Beckham for Target; Handbag, Kate Spade, Sandals, Pedro Garcia

Photo by Alexandra Queripel; filmed on location at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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