Pattern Mixing with The Shoe Closet

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Hi there, y’all! I hope you are doing well! Did you survive Halloween? Whew, we did. And we had a lot of fun! My husband liked his gifts and his b’day cake. I made the easiest Oreo dump cake. I’m thinking I may need to share it here on the blog. If you would like to see it, let me know in the comment section below.

Today’s post is the last post with The Shoe Closet. If you’re just now following along with my posts about TSC, here’s a refresher. 

Located in Wichita Falls, Tx, The Shoe Closet has been the heartbeat of fashion in Texoma since 1984. With personalized styling and a warm atmosphere, the Shoe Closet is the go-to place for all things trending. They carry brands like Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch, and the upcoming accessory line Rory Ashton. Personally, I’ve been shopping at the Shoe Closet since high school. I have always appreciated their on-point advice and diverse merchandise. I’ve really enjoyed sharing so many fun looks that TSC has to offer.

Pattern play is one of the easiest trends to rock!

Whether you wearing a patterned mixed baseball tee, layering a striped tee under a floral print cardigan, or adding a polka dot blouse under a gingham sweater, pattern mixing can be achieved on any level.

My number 1 tip: Don’t be sacred of looking too busy. If you’re wearing pattern on top, keep it simple on the bottom, or vice versa. You can wear a full patterned look. I suggest staying within the same color family and having one main print with smaller, complimentary prints. 

For this Shoe Closet look, we have a leopard print top under a reversible camo/fur jacket — instant chic! As for the denim, TSC’s Hudson jeans are black, stretchy, and have grommet detailing down the leg. How cool would these look with a simple white tee and sunnies? Again, instant chic! And to top it off, the Jeffrey Campbell booties. These are next level. The adorn heel is very big this fall/winter! TSC is always in the know in regards to footwear trends.

NEWSFLASH! You can now shop The Shoe Closet online!  They are having an anniversary till Saturday. Check it out here.

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Again, a big thank you to The Shoe Closet for allowing Serena and I to shoot and share your looks! We had a blast! 


                                 

Have any questions on how to wear pattern?

  Shoot me an email at yourgalnextdoor@gmail.com or comment below. 

The Gal Next Door would love to style you! 

❤︎❤︎❤︎

XO

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The Easiest Way to Step Up Your Denim Game

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Hi y’all! I hope you are having a fabulous week.

Welcome to the first Tip Tuesday!

This page is designed for all things fashion. Tips and tricks, how-to’s, and styling advice for all figures. The purpose of the page is to answer any questions you may have, offer styling ideas, and (most importantly) create a community.

Ladies, let’s get to talking!

For our first Tip Tuesday, we’re covering the all-denim trend. You’ve seen this around, I’m sure. Stars like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce have definitely rocked this look. Want to achieve the same look? It’s super easy and flattering.

A few things to keep in mind…

Different shades of denim look best. Let’s say your jeans are a dark denim, having a lighter denim shirt will give the look a nice contrast.

Accessories are a must! Well, not really, but a pop of color is always fun. Whether you add a bold scarf (or bandana shown here), a statement necklace, or a colored hat, a bold color always adds interest to an all-denim look.

This look can be worn on any ever figure. Yes, every figure! Pick your favorite jeans, a contrasting denim shirt, and accessory or two (or three, ha)!

You’ve now created the perfect all denim look


I hope that you enjoyed the first Tip Tuesday! Have an event coming up? Needing help styling a certain piece in your closet? Send me an email at yourgalnextdoor@gmail.com. I’d love to help!

Have a fabulous day, y’all!

❤︎❤︎❤︎

XO

The Shoe Closet // 9-5 Done Right

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Hi y’all! I hope you had a long and refreshing weekend. Anybody else keep thinking it’s Monday? I totally do, ha! I’m also celebrating. Why? I’ve been asked to blog about one of my favorite boutiques, The Shoe Closet. In both September and October, I will blogging several different looks that you can snag at the Shoe Closet. My photographer, Serena is one of my dearest friends and is very talented! Check out her IG here.

Located in Wichita Falls, Tx, The Shoe Closet has been the heartbeat of fashion in Texoma since 1984. With personalized styling and a warm atmosphere, the Shoe Closet is the go-to place for all things trending. They carry brands like Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch, and the upcoming accessory line Rory Ashton. Personally, I’ve been shopping at the Shoe Closet since high school. I have always appreciated their on-point advice and diverse merchandise.

You simply can’t make a trip to the Shoe Closet without finding something special!

For my first post, a fun, yet classic cropped pants and blazer combo. Here I’m wearing Trina Turk, Sam Eldelman pumps, and carrying a Tory Burch bag. Can we talk about how wonderful this bag is? There’s plenty of room for an iPad, planner, and your personal essentials. The Shoe Closet has the freshest pieces to update your work wardrobe. Want to know the best part? This look can easily take you to happy hour or dinner with friends after work. Simply grab a clutch and swipe on a bold lip to amp up this ensemble.

Stay tuned for more looks from the Shoe Closet. There also may be a few promotions along the way. You don’t want to miss it! Check out their website and IG account!

Have a lovely day, y’all!

❤︎❤︎❤︎

XO

Fringe and Flares

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Can’t resist that golden light!

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Hey, hey! I hope y’all are doing well!! 

Today’s post is a little lighter than the last Fridays. Although, I had a lot of sweet comments (both in the digital world and in real life, ha!). I’m glad that you guys enjoyed it.  Did you check it out? Click here to read it. Please let me know if there is anything you would love to see on the blog. Is there a new beauty product I should test? Or a new recipe you’re wanting to try but don’t have time? Let me know 🙂

A few weeks back I traveled to Graham, Texas and shopped at a sweet little boutique called Grass Stains. This fringe top is one of my purchases. See their fun IG account here

I love it! The fabric is super soft and I adore the cross back detailing. Paired with flares and simple jewelry, this top speaks for itself. I will take this ensemble into fall by adding a leather jacket, skinnies, and booties. Now, I will sit and wait on the Texas weather to cool off—c’mon and hurry, please. 


❤︎❤︎❤︎

XO

Patched Denim + White

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Hey there! Happy Wednesday! The weekend is almost here, woohoo! We’ve had a (somewhat) cooler week and I’m loving it. That’s why these adorable patchwork boyfriends are currently on my hit list.

I grabbed these jeans recently at Old Navy. I’m quite found of the patchwork trend for fall. I think these are an easy way to feel “on-trend” while keeping a classic look. Paired with a simple lace-up blouse and studded espadrilles, this look is easy and fun. Although this top is no longer available, I linked two similar tops and my shoes. 

Simple White Blouse              Ruffled White Blouse

Studded Espadrilles

This is a typical look for me. Even though it’s part of my norm, it doesn’t mean that it’s boring. I’m a firm believer in transitional pieces that can be mixed and matched  And not to mention, having pieces that are “no-brainers” like a good pair of jeans.

As a busy mom, I lean towards boyfriend jeans, t-shirts, and simple jewelry.

What is your go-to look?

Of course I had to enjoy a mid-afternoon snack while shooting. A little popcorn never hurt anyone, ha!

Stay tuned for an in-depth post about marriage. With mine and my husband’s anniversary around the corner, I’ve been reminiscing about our marriage. Maybe I’ll have a little Q & A, if the hubby feels like cooperating. 

Have a good one, y’all!

❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎

XO