Positivity Challenge

Positivity Challenge | Designing From My Closet

One thing I did not expect when I began blogging over two years ago were the connections I would make with other women.  For some reason, I expected to face controversy and mean-spirited people who would pretty much laugh me off the internet.  Facing those unwarranted fears have gotten me in such a better place in my life and I now cherish the relationships I have with all of you.

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Cute Wide Width Shoes for Spring and Summer

*This is a sponsored post by Avenue.  The items shown have been gifted to me.  The theme and items shown were all selected by me.

Cute Wide Width Shoes for Spring & Summer | Designing From My Closet

After wearing boots and booties for the past several months, my feet are ready for some cute sandals.  Warmer temperatures have been peeking through and the thought of spring and summer seasons makes me happy.  Avenue has been absolutely on point with their shoes and their new arrivals are no exception.  I got two new pairs of wide width shoes that I wanted to share with you.

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Spring is for Dresses

Spring is for Dresses | Designing From My Closet

There is something about this time of year that makes me want to always put on a dress.  The change from winter to spring is like new life emerging in my closet too.  This time marks the anniversary of my birth, so it is always a time of reflection of new things to come the year ahead.  With me being officially 42, I take this time to explore new possibilities in my life as well as my wardrobe.  Today I am sharing a new dress I recently got that has a new element for me personally: off the shoulder.

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Style Detail Highlight: The Statement Sleeve

Style Detail Highlight: The Statement Sleeve | Designing From My Closet

The statement sleeve is a style detail that is being seen on high end and more budget friendly items.  Any sort of embellishment, cut out, or dramatic shape including pleats and trumpet and bell shapes.  Some are more subtle, while others shout “here I am”, in other words, this trend has a little something for everyone.

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Green St Patrick’s Day Lookbook

Green St Patrick's Day Lookbook | Designing From My Closet

Happy St Patrick’s Day!  I can’t believe we are officially in the spring season beginning Monday.  Time sure is flying by.  Green is my absolute favorite color and has been ever since I can remember, so dressing for St Patrick’s Day has always been a special treat for me.  Here are four looks I recently pulled together from items in my closet that have green in them.  They not only are appropriate for today, they are perfect for all Spring long!  Most of these items have been thrifted or purchased at discount retailers such as Target and Charming Charlie so they are very budget friendly.

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