Wow! It has been quite some time since my last blog post!  It’s been a crazy time during this pandemic, right?  Long story short, the family and I moved right smack dab in the middle of it back in March to the Columbus, OH area.  With that being said, THANK YOU for your patience with me.  I thought I would bring some color into your world today since it seems like most of the world is a little gray right now.

When you’re getting dressed do you struggle with creating an aesthetic? For example, you have this killer dress you’ve been dying to wear for a special occasion.  You put the dress on and instantly get nervous or lock-up when it comes to doing your make-up? I’m not a professional in make-up application but I do know how to disperse color and create a story with my look.  I suggest looking for inspiration on social media for the style of make-up you’re comfortable with.  Below is an image I found that excited me to look at the beautiful colors.  Here is my side-by-side comparison.

How do I style a look to go with such a bold color combo?  I start simple and pick a neutral color for the base of my outfit.  Next, I bring in a color that is being represented in my make-up, like this tangerine shoe. If you follow me on social media you can find my Virtual Style Therapy Session video that I post every Thursday (find it here) to see two other bonus tips.  Once you get comfortable with color you can keep experimenting by adding in print, pairing unlikely bold colors together or by switching things up with your make-up.

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Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

 

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During the winter months it’s easy to get stuck wearing muted or neutral colors. This month’s partnering with Dad’s Primitive Workbench (DPW) is all about showing ways to bring color into your life during this season.
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This first look is a flounce-sleeve dress that will look gorgeous in the springtime too. For now I layered underneath with a fitted black turtleneck. I wanted to jazz it up some more with black knee highs to tie in the two dark colors and then a printed snakeskin bootie to coordinate with the necklace (necklace, shoes, socks, and turtleneck not found in store).
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I used a thin scarf (not in the store) as a belt to help cinch in the dress. I decided to add black in this look because being fair-skinned the blush color easily washes me out.  When I add black it helps the color stand out more.

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This sweater is just delightful! I love that it’s like a bright navy. I paired it with my black denim and burgundy rain booties. I liked the idea of incorporating two primary-type colors together.

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DPW had my favorite print in earring form so I paired them with my coordinating belt. I wear this belt a lot in my posts to show how easy it is to wear the print with so many different things. These earrings were perfect because they were so lightweight but added so much value to the outfit.

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This army green jumper is to die for. It feels like suede and adds a lush texture to any look. I continued to pair it with my black turtleneck to show an easy way to showcase this special piece. I continued to wear it with the snakeskin booties to add more interest to the look.
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I loved adding this multi-colored striped button-down with this jumper. It really brightens it up and creates a fun, cheerful look!
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You could also tie the shirt in a knot if you wanted to create a different vibe.

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These faux leather earrings were the perfect pairing to bring in more variety (necklace not in DPW).
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Another way you could incorporate two colors and style two pieces differently is by layering with the bright navy sweater from earlier. These two cool colors are an unexpected pair and I love them together.

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I simply tucked the bottom of the sweater through the top of the neckline and pulled it through (just like when I was a kid playing with my clothing in new ways to look like I had on a bra. 😆 I had quite the imagination).

I felt the ivory earring was just the right touch to complete the look without taking away from the colors.

Are you not a Marietta, Ohio local shopper? That’s okay! DPW now offers their product online now🙌🏻 Don’t forget you can use shopping code: RANDOMOSITY740 for 10% off on top of the boutique promo buy one get one 1/2 off in stores.

Now quick! Go add some color into your life during these gloomy months.

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

 

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Dual-wear Holiday Attire

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This holiday season is usually filled with office parties, family gatherings and celebrating the new year.  A lot of times my clients struggle finding a piece they can wear again.  I have some great news!  I teamed up with Dad’s Primitive Workbench for an unexpected treat.  A beautiful pleated jumper!  AND it comes in three different colors.  If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I love jumpers because they’re easy to layer in order to create a new look.

 

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These three looks were all created using the black jumper.

Look 1: I’m ready for Thanksgiving by layering a fun distressed sweater over the jumper.

Look 2: Ready for date night (I’ll throw on my faux leather jacket to keep warm).

Look 3: New Year’s Eve, here I come (I’d recommend switching up the shoes with a nice stiletto pump in a fun accent color).  The toboggan and scarf will help keep me warm so I don’t have to worry about lugging around a big winter coat too.

 

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This next jumper is a fun color that falls within the pastel category.  Don’t be afraid to wear lighter colors this season.  During the winter months it’s easy to get stuck wearing neutrals but don’t forget to bring some color into your life.

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Look 1: I love this kimono sweater layered over this jumper with a fun colorful shoe that blends nicely with the different colors in the layering piece.

Look 2: Throw on a sweater and add in some more color.  Switch up the shoes with a winter suede and stick to the pastel aesthetic.

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This last color is one of my faves!  It’s called clay but it reminds me of rose gold.  This color can be fun to work with because you could add in some teal or bring in some earth tones.  Maybe even try a monochromatic theme with something like a blush tone.

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Look 1: I am swooning over this look.  I love the faux fur scarf because it brings dramatics to the outfit and helps brighten my skin tone.

Look 2: This look is a little funky but can be fun for the right person.  I loved teal with the clay color and decided to tie knots on the side of the pants to provide a different style and funk it up a little.  Next time I would layer the heck out of this top with chunky necklaces to give it more of a winter boho style.

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This next top is a fun take on a winter cold-shoulder.  The velvet texture helps provide warmth and has a generous weight to it.  I love mixing different fabrics together such as this velvet with my faux leather skirt (not from Dad’s Primitive).

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I love adding a hint of color and print into an all black look.  The earrings blend nicely with my shoes and adds just enough color to soften the look.

 

As always, I love teaming up with Dad’s Primitive Workbench because he always has such a variety of pieces to work with and can dress so many different styles within his shop.  I also like to remind people to think of this little boutique because there are some hidden gems in there.

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I love their holiday decor this time of year for Christmas decorations!  I’m a sucker for buffalo  plaid and they have plenty of it!  Also, how awesome is this, on Small Business Saturday the Buttered Maple Syrup candle you see pictured above is actually going to be on promotion for $17.99! That never happens and it smells delish.  Also, HUGE news…his clothing will be Buy Two Get One FREE!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

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All clothing and accessories aside from shoes, gold, chunky necklace, leopard print belt, and pleated faux leather skirt can be found at Dad’s Primitive Workbench.

 

🕶Summertime🕶

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Dress, purse and earrings from Dad’s Primitive Workbench

It’s just about summertime folks! Kids are getting out of school this week and summer break starts. You know what that means! Summer wardrobe is in full-swing.  I personally love clothing that is kid-friendly. That means my hiney isn’t hanging out and neither are the sweater cows (as I call them) are out for the world to see.😜

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Dress, earrings and purse from Dad’s Primitive Workbench

I like to wear dresses when it’s hot because it’s a much more breezy feel and sometimes it’s easier to find appropriate lengths than it is shorts.

 

 

This next top is from Dad’s Primitive Workbench and I love it because it can be worn three different ways. Here are two ways that I paired with my own shorts and feel are an appropriate length for playing with the kiddos too. The third way I’ll show you in just a bit 😘

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This next dress is PERFECT for a day date or even out to lunch with the family. It’s an appropriate length and cute with a side of flirty 😁

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Surprise!! I have a little partner-in-crime for this second part😁 Meet Sydney from Dad’s Primitive Workbench. She helps out at the shop and is always full of cheer. She makes you feel good about yourself and is always smiling. She looks super cute in their clothes too 😜 All of her looks, including jewelry and shoes are from Dad’s Primitive Workbench.

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I styled Sydney so you could see a different face wearing some cute fashions. Remember I said the striped top I had on could be worn three different ways? Well here’s the third way and in a different color.

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Next, I had Sydney wear this cute white number with the ties on the sleeve. Super cute and easy to wear! I paired the blush toned fringe earrings to match the fringe on the sandals.

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Lastly, I loved this blue top and denim on Sydney along with the sandals. Loved mixing the blues and adding a warm tone. The tassels in the earrings paired nicely with the top and stuck with the theme. The necklace helped tie in the dark gray in the tassel earring as well.

So for this month Charlie and I have decided to do something new. If you didn’t know already, I actually offer in-home wardrobe consulting. This service can work a few different ways. One of which is me creating a Style Board for you. That means I chat with you about your style goals and create an inspiration board for you when it comes time for you to go shopping.  I’ll share different resources on where you can shop to get the looks as well as explain what to look for and why it works for you.  Below are a few different examples of style boards I have put together that were pertinent to that specific client. For this service I typically charge $20.00 if that’s the only service you need from me.

 

 

So for this month’s partnership with Dad’s Primitive Workbench you can use promo code: RANDOM30 at his shop to get 30% off one boutique item and you can enter to win a free Style Board from yours truly on both my and Dad’s Primitive Workbench’s Instagram and Facebook pages; @randomosity740 and @dads_primitive_workbench 😁This offer expires on 6/22/19 so make sure and stop in soon!

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

Fashion Shoot Weekend Extravaganza!

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This weekend was jam-packed full of fashion fun. I was able to take a quick photo op of some wonderful fashion pieces, work with Hot Tomato on a photo shoot for a talented seamstress, named Loni Jakubowski of Havin’ Sew Much Fun. I got to style Loni with her own creations which was such a treat. Then, I got to do a shoot for Clutch MOV around modern fashion with a vintage twist at The Betsy Mills Club. I can’t wait to see the finished product from both shoots! It’s always such a wonderful time with the Hot Tomato team. Let’s just say I’m lucky and so very blessed to have the husband that I do to watch our little, Harper Simone so I can make time for my passions.

On Saturday, before my little family and I had to finish up moving into our new place, I stopped in Twisted Sisters Boutique.  I have been great friends with the owners for about 3 years now.   I always enjoy laughing with them and it’s not out of the ordinary for me to spend hours in their store gabbing and being silly.  I stopped in to pick up some Do Terra essential oils that they introduced me to. I also knew they had a nice, upscale trunk show going on for Doncaster. I had never heard of this brand but I checked them out online beforehand. I was pleased with some of the pieces I found online and knew I had to touch and feel these pieces for myself. The above picture was one of my favorite pieces. It was stunning! The picture doesn’t do it justice. What a lovely statement piece to own in your closet!

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This second jacket was adorable. Unfortunately, this jacket was not available in my size but I insisted on still trying it on and sharing this garden scene floral print. The luscious colors were fabulous. I also love when a jacket has a waist tie.

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Now this piece I fell in love with! The colors in this print were to die for, the fit was perfect and the fabric against my skin was heavenly.  If you like the pieces that you see, stop in Twisted Sisters Boutique on Front Street in downtown Marietta to learn how you can own Doncaster pieces.

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney