another year…blogaversary and birthday!

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It’s about that time again- I’m celebrating my blogaversary and birthday! When I think back over the past few years, it’s amazing how many things have changed since I started the Fashion Huntress. Despite all these changes, the one constant has been the endlessly positive support of the people around me, including, you, the readers of this humble endeavor. This blog is a true labor of love and it’s been so wonderful to get to know people near and far through the adventure. Shout-out to all of you, and my loving friends and family, as we cheers to another year!

Xo,
The Fashion Huntress

Dress: Burberry (gift)
Coat: French Connection (purchased many years ago! Can’t remember price!)
Earrings: Tiffany and Co. (gift)
Tights: H&M ($5)
Shoes: Sophia Webster via Saks Off Fifth ($100 marked down from $450)

seriously sunny

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Hmmm, well these photos clearly turned out overexposed with sunlight…but I decided to roll with it. Having finally been able to dig out clothes from my move, I was just happy to be able to put together an outfit and blog! When life gives you too much sunlight in your photos…enjoy it!

Top: Peter Som for Kohl’s ($8 marked down from $48)

Skirt: TJ Maxx ($12 marked down from approx $50)

Jacket: J Crew via thrift ($5, retails for approx $150)

Tights: H&M ($5)

Bag: Segolene Paris Noir via Nordstrom Rack ($50 marked down from $400)

Shoes: Sophia Webster via Saks Off Fifth ($100 marked down from $450)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I put some of my favorite pieces together for this look. As you can see below, each of these pieces have been featured as separate looks. Each look is definitely very different, but somehow all the pieces came together in the above look! Black and white generally reads as a neutral, so any other colors work well with a black and white piece. Above, I picked coral and lavender as my accent colors. 

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2) This is the time of year that gets challenging to figure out how to style winter or spring clothing. I generally opt for bright colors with some darker neutral to keep the look from seeming overly summery. …not to mention that it’s very sunny…but still quite cold! I basically refuse to wear my winter coat anymore, so layering is essential!

Anyone else have spring/winter transition style tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!

bright white and neon

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“We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Dress: Diane von Furstenberg ($20 marked down from $150)

Blazer: Badgley Mischka via consignment ($30, retails for approx $350)

Shoes: Sophia Webster via Saks Off Fifth ($100 marked down from $450)

Belt: Old Navy ($1.99 marked down from $7)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Ahhh, Sophia Webster! Wow, I just LOVE her shoes. This is my first pair, mostly given that they tend to be quite expensive and challenging to find on sale! However, if you’re in the market for Ms. Webster’s lovely designs (they get so elaborate, you have got to check out her website…it’s pure magic), they can be find at Saks Off Fifth at times, and via the website the Outnet.

Websites to check-out:

https://www.sophiawebster.com/

http://www.saksoff5th.com/

http://www.theoutnet.com/

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my heart beats for these babies. #unhealthyobsession

2) I really loved this DVF dress but the back of it was wide open- totally fine for some people, I just don’t feel comfortable in that style due to limited undergarment options. Thus, I grabbed some lace and lime fabric at my local Hobby Lobby and sewed up a patch in the back “v” of the dress. You can see my DIY in the photo below; this is a great, super quick, easy fix, on an otherwise open back dress. It took about 10 minutes and was about $2 worth of fabric! No pattern needed- right up my alley!!

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Anyone else have tips for open back dresses? Loving Sophia Webster? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!