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The One Thing That’s Missing From Your Closet

If you’re anything like I used to be, you have a full closet.  Yep, that thing is full.  It’s full of workout clothes and impulse clearance finds that have yet to be touched.  It’s full of special occasion outfits and those skinny jeans that you only wear for girl’s night out.  It’s full of blazers from long forgotten job interviews and sweatpants for those lazy Saturday nights.  Does this sound like what’s inside your closet?…I thought so.  I bet I can also guess what’s not in your closet: A uniform that will facilitate the all work that you need to do today.  Clothing that’s not only comfortable but that fits you well, presents you professionally, and makes you feel like...
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How to Step Out of Your Routine and Reconnect With Your Purpose

If you’ve been hanging around here, you know that I love routines.  I get really lit up about helping women discover what nurturing routines look like in their lives.  But for as important as healthy, everyday routines are, it’s equally important to step out of those routines every once and awhile to make sure that they’re aligned with your purpose.  Stepping out of your routine can look like a lot of things.  I had the opportunity to step out of my routine earlier this month when my family road tripped to North Carolina for my cousin’s wedding.  My mom found a VRBO with a little cabin in the mountains, nestled on a working farm.  This was one of the most...
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5 Ways What You Wear Can Make You More Productive

photo by Kellie Hayden It’s been the hot topic on my blog lately, work-from-home uniforms.  And here’s why: whether you’re an entrepreneur, a stay at home mama, a remote employee, or a gal with a side hustle, you need to be productive with your time at home.  And clothing is a helpful tool for this that’s so often overlooked.  But the truth is, clothing matters when it comes to how you feel and how you show up.  So let’s dig into the 5 ways that what you wear can make you more productive:     It’s the first decision you make in a day. Or at least one of the first!  By having your go to uniform made up of...
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The Easiest Jumpsuit You’ll Ever Own

I’m a huge jumpsuit fan.  I love how they have both the elevated feel of a dress and the appreciated function of pants.  You can’t wear a jumpsuit and not feel like a total badass, and I really love that.  Traditional jumpsuits have all the elements I look for in my work-from-home uniform: relaxed fit, clean lines, easy to throw on, makes me feel pulled together, and of course, super comfortable.  But there were a couple of reasons why these jumpsuits weren’t making the short list of what I added to my wardrobe.  If you work from home, or anyplace where you’re logging a lot of sitting/computer hours, I bet you can relate to this first issue I have with...
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The Secret To Feeling Confident In Your Everyday Style

We all want effortless confidence in our lives, and we also want it in our wardrobes.  Luckily, clothing can be a great tool to help us show up as our best selves all day long.  And the best part is that you don’t need to spend a million dollars or a painstaking amount of time every morning to step out in something that will fit you perfectly and make you look and feel great.  If you don’t believe this is possible, I have a secret that will change everything for you. Are you ready?….Modular clothing.  If you’re not sure how this is going to be a huge game changer for you and your closet, stick with me because I’m about...
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The Easiest Way to Be More Mindful In Your Wardrobe

Photo by Jon + Moch Photography  As I scrolled through my social media feed and read all of the Earth Day posts, I felt one predominant emotion: overwhelm.   I was straight up overwhelmed.  I was overwhelmed by all the statistics about how much we pollute and waste.  I was overwhelmed by all of the things that I needed start doing to lessen my footprint.  I was overwhelmed by all the change that needs to be made in our society.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned from having a small batch clothing label and educating women on how to make more fulfilling everyday choices (and working towards those same choices myself) it’s this - fear isn’t going to get you...
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The One Thing All Work-From-Home-Warriors Need To Start Paying Attention To

A year and a half ago my husband and I loaded up the last of my things into the back of a U-Haul and drove 4 1/2 hours to our new home in Wisconsin.  I knew my life was going to change in a big way from this move.   But what I didn’t realize was all of the structure that I was leaving behind.  As we drove across the WI/MN boarder, I was saying goodbye to by job as a seamstress, my group fitness, my health food stores, all of these things I’d built my routines around.  I would transition to a life where I would be working from home (alone) all day. I quickly realized that if I...
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Sometimes You Get A Win

I stood next to my mom in the Costco meat aisle, looking down at three pairs of huge chicken breasts in my hands. They were labeled organic but they looked anything but.  Sighing, I put them in our cart next to the ham I’d just picked up for Joe’s lunches this week. There was a time when Joe and I first got married, when we were still hopeful that the right food could starve out my dad’s cancer, when I worked so hard to prepare all the food Joe and I ate.  I would boil whole, grass fed chickens from the farmer’s market, shred the meat and mix it with homemade BBQ sauce.  These days his lunches have been looking...
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This Will Be Your Warm Weather Staple

I love bringing my tribe along behind the design process and why we create the pieces we do.  The Austin Tie Top is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve ever designed and it’s so simple!  I thought it would be fun to do a little profile on this piece to walk you through what I was thinking throughout the process of bringing this top to life.  And, yes, I even threw in a little alliteration! Here we go! The Austin Tie Top: THE FASHION - We create all of our styles to fit into a capsule wardrobe.  It’s important to me that women can build their wardrobes slowly and mindfully so we like to create pieces that can be...
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Your Biggest Pain Points Around Online Shopping Solved

It’s really amazing to be able to snuggle up on your couch or sit at a sunny kitchen table and be able to shop online.  The internet allows consumers to be exposed to so many brands and become educated on their products and values in a way that simply walking into a store can’t do.  But time and time again we find ourselves hesitant to buy clothing online.  Clothing is so personal and unique to the individual in a way that many other products aren’t, so many of us feel that we need be face to face with a piece of clothing to know if it's the right choice for us.  But really, shopping online creates an opportunity to make better clothing...
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