gray day (rotation time)

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Really hazy weather led to some challenges in capturing quality photos this week, readers, so I apologize for the haziness in the photos! Anywho, this is the year I commit to rotation in my clothing, shoes, and coats. I often find myself reaching for my same clothes in winter…just the same boots and coat daily. It’s cold, gray, a bit dreary, often early- it’s easy to just reach for whatever is nearest. But this year I’m committed to truly rotating through my winter items instead of falling into the same routine! The perfect companion to this rotation project is also pairing down and donating what I don’t wear. Win win.

Top: Ann Taylor ($16 marked down from $70)

Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft ($15 marked down from $90)

Tights: H&M ($5)

Shoes: Not Rated via DSW ($50 marked down from $75)

Coat: thrift ($9)

I realized recently that I rely heavily on online reviews when trying new products, but rarely offer my own reviews of products! So, I’d like to occasionally offer feedback on products, as I’m able to do so.

As you can see from the photo on the left, my nails are peeling very badly this winter (my polish peels as a result, as you can also see in the photo!). I use lotion constantly, I use cuticle oil nightly, I use base coat- you name it, I have tried it. While I think these efforts do help, I decided to try the new(er) Essie Treat Love & Color nail treatment. The color is really just a slightly glimmer on your nails, but the collagen added to the nail treatment seems to really be helping with peeling! I’ll report back in a couple of weeks my full opinion of the product- but I can say in week one, my nails have stopped peeling. A small victory for sure!

I found my bottle at Target for $10, but it is sold basically anywhere Essie is sold. More info on Essie Treat Love and Color can be found here.

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blogversary and birthday- year 3!

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February is an exciting time because it’s both my birthday and my blogversary. Fashion Huntress turns three this year (I’m clearly slightly older than my blog-ha!). As another year passes, I am reflecting on the numerous changes that have occurred, the transitions, the moves, the marriage!, the business, and all the wonderful people I have encountered along the way. I want to thank each and every one of you who have stopped by, left likes, thoughtful comments, support, and so much more over the past year. Cheers to another year!

Striped top: Banana Republic ($12 marked down from $35)

Skirt: Joa via Bloomingdale’s ($20 marked down from $80)

Blazer: Elizabeth and James via Rue La La ($55 marked down from $500)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson via DSW ($15 marked down from $100)

Necklace: H&M ($2 marked down from approx $20)

Tights: H&M ($5)

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Thank you so much for stopping by, readers! Cheers to another year and thank you so much for your support! XO, The Fashion Huntress

loving layers

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Happy December, readers! If there’s one thing I love about winter, it’s the fact that I can start layering up even more than I do in fall. I’m all about the remix and rematch in winter and today’s look is no exception. As you can see in the photos below, these pieces have been well loved throughout seasons passed…

Patterned pants:

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Plaid shirt:

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Toss on a sweater, and it’s a winter party, readers. Today, I’m totally loving winter layers.

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Plaid shirt: Gap ($16 marked down from $45)
Sweater: Gap ($7 marked down from approx $60)
Pants: Gap ($35 marked down from $55)
Shoes: Nine West via Savers ($8, retail for $100)
Necklace: Vera Wang for Kohl’s ($5 marked down from $44)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I don’t know about anyone else but I find Black Friday slightly overwhelming some years. I know, are you shocked? Shouldn’t this be the #1 day for the Fashion Huntress? Perhaps, but the past few years, I’ve found that retail has changed so much, you can find the typical “Black Friday” sales many other times of the year. So, if you decided not to shop this year on Black Friday, you have plenty of opportunities to do so in stores and online this week and many weeks to come! Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic still have ongoing sales this week in stores and online. 
2) Winter is one of the easiest seasons to re-style what you already have by adding layers. I found these pants a couple of years ago at Gap as “summer pants.” However, by adding a sweater, scarf and/or button down, these pants easily transition to a “winter white” pant. I like to invest in basic/neutral sweaters and then layer them over clothes I already have, like patterned button downs and patterned pants. Neutrals sweaters are especially easy to find at places like Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Target, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. Many stores already have their “fall sweaters” on clearance, so you can snag them for a good price and wear them all winter.
Anyone find some good finds on Black Friday? Cyber Monday? I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Thank you for stopping by!