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Spring Cleaning: Give Back

March 30, 2015

picture from lemonstripes.comWhile the winter was a cozy time of warm layers and comfort food, the cold weather has made us ready for spring. We are excited about this new season, and what better way to get prepared than to do some spring cleaning.

As you begin the challenge of cleaning out closets consider these options:

1: Host a Clothing Swap 

Host a clothing swap at your house! What you consider trash, your friends may consider a treasure. This is a fun way to get rid of items you no longer want but find ones that you love or may need (free of charge, of course.)

In the past, we have partnered with Heather Brown of My Life Well Loved and have had a blast!

Here are a few tips we have discovered along the way:

- Invite friends with similar taste

- Be clear on what is swap worthy in your invite

- Organize the shopping area in categories: dresses, jeans, blouses, jewelry, purses, etc.

- Donate leftover items: Goodwill and Salvation Army are among the numerous places to donate.

2: Donate 

Donate unwanted items that are in still good condition. Here are a few local nonprofits that are specific to women in the Birmingham area.

1. Operation Prom Dress – Their mission is to provide fashionable formal gowns to  girls who are unable to purchase their own dance attire.

2. Jessie’s Place- A safe haven for women and children, this shelter welcomes clothing of any kind.

3. My Sister’s Closet of the YWCA – This clothes closet is designed to assist women who are in need of career clothes for job interviews and new employment.

Ask yourself these questions when cleaning out your closet for the spring:

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 image via TheEveryGirl.com

Article by Brittany Windle

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Spring Style Staples (under $100)

April 25, 2014

Part 2

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1. Kelly & Katie Barker Tote: $50
2. Aldo Robin bag: $50
3. Jessica Simpson Miss Prim Large Satchel: $63

outerwear

1. Nic and Zoe Mosaic Petals Cardigan: $97
2. River Island Trench Coat: $100
3. Dorothy Perkins Blazer: $59

sandal

1. MICHAEL by Micahel Kors Plate Thong Sandal: $99
2. Aldo Leady: $60
3. Kate Spade sandal: $78

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Spring Style Staples: Part 1

April 16, 2014
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Brynlea Cunniff

Fresh Spaces for Spring

March 7, 2014
Spring is just around the corner and it is time to add some color back into your home. Say goodbye to the drab darks colors, or Christmas decor if it is still hanging around (no judgement, I promise) and say hello to these lovely decorative pieces that can easily be switched in and out for the warmer seasons without breaking the bank!
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1. Flowers are the perfect way to add some color and a springtime feel into your home. Whether real or fake, you can’t beat the pretty, feminine element that they add. Peonies are my absolute favorite!

2. Decorative Pillows are one of my favorite ways to decorate my home because I can change them out so easily. I especially love having different pillow covers to throw over the pillows that came with my gray couch because that saves space!

3. Candles are easily moved and swapped. They come in wonderful scents and I just love the ones have pretty packaging. My all time favorite scent is anything pumpkin, cinnamon, or frosting related, but I try to stick to lighter scents for spring and summer.

4. Light Throws are another easy way to add a pop of color without breaking the bank. We have blankets all over our house so it is really easy to transition the out-of-season blankets to the guest room while keeping our pretty, in season blankets in the living room where they will be not only functional, but pretty!

5. Bowls, Trays, and Other Decor are always fun extra elements to add. This bowl is from H&M and was only $10! It’s natural look with a pop of color are perfect for Spring and Summer! It could be used as a serving dish for parties or as decor on the table.

6. Pretty Prints are a bit of an obsession of mine. I love typography and colors. I try to incorporate them into our home whenever I can. This print just makes me happy and screams warmer temperatures!

What is your favorite way to decorate for Spring?

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Spring Trends 2014

February 21, 2014

1. Pastels

Pastels hit nearly every runway during fashion week. We fell in love with DKNY’s elegant yet sporty pastel looks! Even though we will opt out of the sneakers, we are definitely going to rock soft hues of lilac, mint and buttercup!
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2. Colorful Prints

Two words. Mara Hoffman. Her use of brilliant color and tribal prints will bring life into any closet. Don’t be afraid of being bold. Mix in unique prints and colors into your wardrobe this spring!
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3. Black & White Chic

Black for spring? You bet! Chanel sported their renown elegance of black and white. Mix a white over-sized blazer with a cropped black skinny pant for a sophisticated look.
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