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what i wore: stlfw

Well, better late than never, right? Even though it feels so long ago, I didn't take outfit pics during St. Louis Fashion Week for nothing, so here they are! Going into planning outfits for all of these events, I kept in mind that I'd be spending time with lots of fabulous bloggers and that I wanted to stay true to my own style without worrying about competing for the wackiest, most out there look.

From left: 1) Theory blouse via Saks Off Fifth, Paige jeans via Nordstrom Rack, and super old but favorite shoes - Isaac Mizrahi for Target. 2) Zara dress, H&M belt, B. Makowsky shoes via Marshall's. 3) H&M dress, flea market necklace, Isaac Mizrahi for Target shoes.

From left: 1) Zara top, flea market necklace, James jeans, Franco Sarto wedge boots via Marshall's. 2) ba&sh jacket, Paige jeans, H&M belt, Isaac Mizrahi for Target shoes. 3) Vince sweater via Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21 tee, Gap jeans, Lucky Brand boots. 

Maybe it was because I burned out a little on dressing up, but my favorite outfit to wear was the casual one I wore to brunch on our last day of events, on the left, above.  

There are a few other projects occupying brain space at the moment, so I will apologize again for the light blog posting! Hope you all are well :) 

st. louis fashion blog awards!

st. louis fashion blog awards!

Reason #1 I'm a terrible blogger - I'm just now getting around to writing about the St. Louis Fashion Blogger Awards, which were last Thursday! I was definitely really excited about this event, it's pretty cool when a bunch of people who love the same (somewhat obscure) thing get together in a room. In addition to bringing my hubby, I was able to give away two tickets on my blog, which led to my first use of Rafflecopter - I didn't screw that up, so I was happy. Three whole people entered ;) and Alyssa won the tickets, but couldn't get away for a second night out in a week (we'd had our blogger dinner on Tuesday), so my friend Ann came with us instead. 


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Reason #2 I'm a terrible blogger - I didn't take any dedicated outfit photos! I wanted to wear a faux leather top from Zara I bought over the summer and still have not had a chance to wear. However, it turns out that faux leather is extremely warm and there just wasn't enough of a chill in the air, so I went with the Parker dress I bought recently from Byrd Consignment

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All I have to show for the process is this test photo, I guess you'd call it, I took to determine whether or not I should really wear it. Yes, I do this pretty often. Sometimes it's hard to tell how something's going to look just by looking in the mirror. Side note, I often do this with personal styling clients too, they're usually surprised at how good something looks in a photo - something about distancing themselves from their image in the mirror, maybe.

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The event was at Three Sixty in the Hilton at the Ballpark, so amazing views, food, and drink were a given. Christia DeShields, who is just about the sweetest person in the world, did a great job as MC and I finally got to meet her super-adorable husband, Kenny, who often makes appearances on her blog. In the end, I didn't win either of the awards I was nominated for, but was completely fine with it because the girls who did win those (Oh Julia Ann for best writing and Fox & Gypsy for best fashion blog) so completely and totally deserved them. To be honest, I really feel like I am still such a newcomer to this whole world. Go here to see the full list of winners. What a great way to kick off Fashion Week and all the events to come - stay tuned for more!

Join me at Fashion Week - full schedule here, buy tickets here

last day to vote!

I mentioned a while ago that I was nominated for a couple of Saint Louis Fashion Blogger Awards, and today is the last day to vote

mindful closet is nominated for Best Fashion Blog and Best Writing (scroll to the bottom of the page to vote). And, there's going to be a super-fun awards/Saint Louis Fashion Week kickoff party on Thursday. If you want to come cheer me on, you can purchase tickets here (use code SUPPORT for $5 off) OR enter below to win two FREE tickets! Thanks so much for your support!

WHAT: St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards 

WHERE: Three-Sixty St. Louis 1 S. Broadway 63102

WHEN: Thursday, September 19 | Doors open at 6:00pm | Awards begin at 7:00pm | Doors open to GA at 8:00pm