Realness

My style has changed A LOT over the years, and yours probably has too. Even looking back on my blog and the outfits I used to wear, I cringe. Even though my style has changed and is always evolving, it has always been very balanced as in very feminine meets masculine. I’ve also always loved that extra detail or added pop of personality on any clothing item or accessory.

That is not to say that I have not fallen victim to certain styles or trends that just weren’t me. Ask any of my family or friends and they will tell you that at my core, I am a glamour girl. Boho is just not really my vibe when I’m getting dressed, but I dressed that way for awhile because it was ‘cool’ and it still is! It’s just not my thing.

This year, I have been on a mission to only buy what I really love and look inward a bit more when I’m making purchases that match my lifestyle and my personality. AKA reinventing my style to match how I feel (vixen meets glam meets laid back)…and I want to share all of the steps that I took and continue to take to reinvent your own style.

+ Step 1: Identify your look

Is there a celebrity’s style that you’ve admired? A style blogger’s style? If yes, think about what it is that makes their style what it is. Maybe it’s their casual, effortless look with a pop of glam, or boho vibes, or full on vixen. Once you’ve identified this style, head over to Pinterest and look up those exact looks, and get to pinning. Pretty soon you’ll have a board full of style inspiration to help you shop or shop in your own closet to combine certain pieces together.

+ Step 2: Plan with precision

As the saying goes, fail to plan, plan to fail. Make an assessment of your current wardrobe situation and then draw up a plan around what is missing from your closet. For me, I’d like to add in more basics that have that extra glam detail and accessories to layer.

+ Change your beauty routine

New clothes are not always the answer if you’re looking to reinvent your style. A new hair style, hair color, and/or new makeup application can dramatically transform your look.

You’ve may have read my many hair sagas – I’ve gone from natural brunette to platinum blonde and back to brunette over the last 6 years. And it’s true what they say: your hair changes with your life changes. Personally, I feel brighter literally and figuratively with lighter hair & you might have noticed that I am verrrry slowly taking it lighter. My muse (style and everything) is Erika Jayne – LOVE HER…but I don’t think I will be going that¬†blonde anytime soon.

+ Discover brands that match your style and budget

The investment of a sartorial restyle can be buffered by knowing what brands suit your style and budget.

Here is a list of my favorite brands:

For basics:

Zara

Topshop

Boohoo

ASOS

Nordstrom

For dressing up:

House of CB

Lulu’s

Missguided Р50% off sitewide right now!

ASOS

+ Determine your go-to colors
I recently wrote a blog post about finding your power neutral, read it here. Wearing the right colors for your skin tone and hair color can do wonders. As a money saving tip, begin buying accessories in these colors rather than a full-on wardrobe.
Have you gone through a style reinvention? Or would you like to? Let me know! I want to hear your tips and your experience.
+ For more fashion inspo, follow me on Pinterest!
xo, Lynn

You guys! I’m so excited that I’ve finally pulled the trigger on a VLOGGING camera. I am still unsure of how much I will vlog, but I wanted a more compact

camera to take with me for travel and for videos like this one, where we’re just casually hanging out in my bathroom going over my skincare routine.

I hope you love it.

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I have an entire cabinet filled with smoothie ingredients. No, not because I think I’m fancy…it’s because I can never find the time to waltz around the kitchen and prepare a breakfast that involves cooking of any kind. I’m one who sleeps in as late as possible (currently trying to change this situation, but more on that another day).

I need something quick, healthy, and efficient in the morning, and this smoothie checks all of the boxes. I bought Body Love by Kelly LeVeque about a year ago, and love her advice on smoothies, AKA the FAB FOUR SMOOTHIE.

Wait, what is the fab four smoothie?

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