We should all play dress up more often. Push yourself to experiment with what’s already in your closet and you may be surprised with all the awesome ideas you come up with. You’ll also then have a better idea of what key pieces are missing so that your next shopping trip won’t be in vain.

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Coming up with outfits for TV segments, clients, and these Dare to Wear posts really break me out of my fashion box.

I have been having so much fun doing blog shoots lately. It’s helping me expand what my wardrobe can do and if you take a look at past posts, you’ll see that the style of the shoots has been evolving too. This month we shot on a deck and last month the outside of a pretty apartment complex on the Main Line acted as the backdrop. Hmm. I wonder what the next shoot will bring.

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You may remember  that this month’s Dare to Wear item is the charity tank top. And you may remember that proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Well, my fundraising timeline has come to an end and the money raised goes to a good cause, but there are still a few shirts floating around in case you REALLY, REALLY want one. Here’s a list of where to look.

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Style Tips

Tuck. For these pants you either need a crop top or to tuck your shirt in.

Messy hair, embrace it. Perfection is overrated. I don’t like to look like a hot mess, but I’m cool with elegantly disheveled.

Metallic liner, love it. It’s so fresh for summer and easy to apply. The one I used is Physician’s Formula.

Don’t over think it. There’s no pink on my pants and the shoes can be a little club, but somehow it works. Guess and test. I say this all the time, but it really does help with creating unique and special outfits.

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Shop the Style

Piccolo Amore X Jessie Holeva Charity Tank Top // a few places

Mudd Printed Pants // Kohls (℅) (similar)

Gladiator Shoes // Steve Madden, LuLus (c/o)

Jewelry // Bling Babe

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Thanks to everyone who supported my Woman of the Year nomination with LLS. I didn’t win the title, but every dollar raised makes a difference. So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your support!

DARE TO WEAR: a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.




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