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Dressing Like An Adult

It’s no secret that your mid to late 20’s is a strange time. You’re no longer a recent graduate and the steady drone of work has comfortably nestled into its…

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Shopping Your Joy Away

Call me shallow, but one of my most vivid prayers as a little girl was for L.A. Gear shoes and pierced ears. Yes, in case you’re wondering, I got my…

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The Art Of Layering

We are in the heart of layering season and the art of layering rests on a classic formula: a lace slip, a silk blouse, a feminine skirt, a pair of…

The Fitting Room Project

Shopping for that sweet summer dress starts out as an enjoyable day of leisure. You walk into the store holding a latte and begin thumbing through rows of floral fabrics…

The Art Of Laundering

You are out shopping with your best friend and you’ve just found the most beautiful piece of clothing to add to your wardrobe. Its versatile and completely you.The fabric on…

Color-ful: Blue

Continued from Color-Ful, a guide to practical color psychology. Associations: Trust (true blue), wide expanses–ocean and sky, clarity, loyalty, wisdom. Effects: Calming, helps sleep, cooling; helps with mental control, enhanced productivity,…

Clear that Closet Clutter

When it comes to the art of the wardrobe, Darling knew just the two women to ask for advice. Cathleen Simmons and Mercedes Curran are stylists who know the tricks…

Color-ful: Green

Continued from Color-Ful, a guide to practical color psychology. Associations: Nature, renewal, growth, monetary gain, good luck. Effects: Soothes emotions and grounds you, helping to provide mental clarity to move forward…

Color-Ful: Yellow

Continued from Color-Ful, a guide to practical color psychology. Associations: Intellectual thinking, confidence, laughter,  youth and promise of better times to come. Effects: Makes one more alert, decisive, and organized. Can…

Functional Fashion Foundations

Usually, a wardrobe receives multiple visits throughout our day. My wardrobe is extremely familiar with me because I like to change for every occasion–not for vanity, but for physical and…