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I'm Courtney - an interior, event, and editorial stylist. On my blog you'll find stories and ideas for the light-hearted and ever curious. 

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style file: defining my closet

style file: defining my closet

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The morning fashion struggle is real. 

A typical morning goes a lot like this: I try on about 8 million outfits before deciding on the same jeans I wore the day before and an oversized t-shirt. Even after that decision has been made, I try on about 15 different pairs of shoes and 47 scarves and necklaces.

I will forever dislike the people who make it seem effortless. Fashion is hard. Fashion on a budget is even harder. Style File will let me share a little about my style with you and a little about where to get featured items. I'm excited to showcase my "personal" style. 

If I could have an unlimited gift-card anywhere, it would be to Madewell. They've perfectly encompassed my dream wardrobe. Le-sigh! Give me a pair of comfy jeans, an oversized tee, and a pair of Swedish Hasbeens and I'll be the happiest little kitty in all the land. 

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I think my style is kind of like Elsie of A Beautiful Mess and James of Bleubird had a fashion-love-child. I'm drawn to strores like  J.CrewAnthropologie, and well curated small boutiques. In an ideal world, I'd dress solely from those shops. Realistically, I buy a lot of clothes off sale racks from those shops. For full priced clothing, I look to Old NavyForever 21, and all the other shops in the mall near my apartment. 

Although I'm really into supporting small business and small boutiques, it's not always in the budget. In this post, I mentioned how I'm trying to change my wardrobe to simpler pieces, and it's true! As a belated New Years Resolution, I've been doing my best to stray away from crazy patterns and absurd colors in my core collection. Neutrals are my friend and colors are my accent. 

Curious as to what else I would wear? Check out my "Fashion Forward" Pinterest board where I share hair, make-up, and fashion trends that I am currently obsessing over! 

look for less: entryway + oasis

look for less: entryway + oasis

finders keepers: southwestern sweater

finders keepers: southwestern sweater