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What To Wear to Barre Class / jones design company

What to Wear to Work Out

Ryan and I went to the gym on Monday morning. It was packed. All us New-Year-Resolution-types who are determined that this is the year to get in shape! found ourselves working up a sweat next to one another. Our family joined the local YMCA last fall and I’ve been loving, loving, loving the barre classes. I skipped […]

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5 Looks For Holiday Parties

There is something extra special about dressing up for the holidays. Whether you have a fancy party, a big work event, or you just want to dress up for Christmas Eve service or a New Year’s Eve spent at home, putting on something a bit dressier than usual adds to the holiday magic. For my everyday style […]

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familyonsteps

Tips on choosing outfits for your family photos

Every year, like many of you, we have family photos taken. And every year, like many of you, I obsess over what to dress my family in for said photos. Okay, maybe obsess is too strong a word, but I do think about it for a while. Choosing clothes that coordinate and allow personalities to show and […]

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How to Wear An Ankle Bootie

I was late to the ankle bootie party. When they first came into fashion a few years ago, I thought they were odd looking and I had no idea how to wear them in my regular work-at-home mom life. Last fall, I finally came around and bought my first pair. As with most new-to-me trends, it takes […]

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How to wear your shirt with a half tuck / jones design company

Doing the half-tuck (how to wear your shirt)

My friend Julie and I have a joke: every time she texts me with a question, the answer appears on the blog a few days later. So either she asks questions that I’m totally thinking about at the same time OR her question spurs on a blog post topic (hint: it’s probably the latter). A few days ago she […]

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what I bought at the nordstrom anniversary sale

Every summer when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog came out, my sisters and I would spend hours looking at all the clothes, circling what we hoped for. Then on day-one, my mom and us girls met our aunt, grandma and cousins for a day of chaotic shopping for a few back to school things. Shoes, stretch […]

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eight favorite outfits for summer

Summer fashion means light-weight, fresh, easy and casual. I’m a Pacific Northwest girl and our summer temperatures typically max out around the high 80’s, so I switch between jeans (forever my favorite), shorts (not my fave, but I’m learning to embrace them), basic dresses (always an easy go-to) and a few simple tees + tanks to […]

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closet confessions

Today I’m over at my blog-friend Sheaffer’s place sharing my closet confessions. She asked fun questions like what’s the most embarrassing thing in your closet? and what are your go-to style staples?  My closet is way too dark and un-photogenic, so I borrowed this diy clothing rack and brought in a bunch of clothes to photograph […]

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beachwear

what to wear: swim + beachwear

So, we’re headed to the beach. The beautiful, gorgeous hawaiian island sands of Maui. I can’t wait. We took a trip to Maui three years ago with our group of friends and somehow we’ve all convinced our parents and friends to watch our many small children again so we can get away for round two. In […]

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12 great holiday skirts

 We’re mid-holiday party season which means us ladies get to figure out what to wear. Festive, but comfortable, pretty and classic. At least that’s what I prefer when choosing party outfits. This season, I’m all about skirts. I love the look of a full skirt, sleek black turtleneck, opaque tights and statement necklace.  The best […]

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what we’re wearing (family photos 2014)

Tis the season for family photos. If I could, I would have photos taken every couple of months. But, alas, I live in reality and not only could I not afford it, my kids would probably go crazy if I forced them into outfits and made them smile real smiles more than once per year. […]

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six favorite looks for fall

Fall is my favorite. For many reasons – changing leaves, football season, apple crisp – but right at the top is fall fashion. Sweaters. Boots. Jeans. Cozy. I feel best wearing clothes that cover up this pale skin (shorts are not my favorite) and love dressing in layers. I live in the Seattle area where […]

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coffee chat no. 18

Every once in a while I just have all these random things to say and nowhere to fit them in, so they get all smushed together in a post series I like to call coffee chats. Pretend we’re sitting across from each other (or standing on a soccer field) sipping our drinks (decaf, tall, extra […]

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break the rules: six white pieces to wear this fall

This is the outfit I wore yesterday: It’s still warm outside (in the low 70’s) and so I’m still dressing summery-ish with short sleeves and cropped jeans and flats. The white shirt I put on (a cute hand-me-down from my sister – originally from jcrew) got me thinking about how it was supposed to be […]

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