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How to Get that Street Style Look

Street style dominates Instagram and Pinterest.  You know the photos. The girls who are are effortlessly, but perfectly styled and photographed using the street as their runway – handbag and latte in hand. Lately, my “street style” has been a rain coat and boots with a half eaten croissant sticking out of my mouth while I…

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Spring 2017 Fashion Trends Anyone Can Wear

In Seattle, it feels far from spring. The closest I’ve gotten to seeing sunlight is the tiny gleam from the highlighter I press onto my cheekbones in the morning. That’s not to say I’m not hopeful because nothing lifts my spirits like spring fashion! And I will start shopping for spring clothes now so that on…

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What My Real Life Is Like vs. What You See

Last week, I opened up about why I blog and the history of Hot Dress Hot Mess. I want to continue on that theme and tell you a little about what my life actually looks like…no it’s not all fashion and I definitely don’t look like this everyday. Today, I’m going to remove the filters…

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The History of Hot Dress Hot Mess and Why I Blog

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “why do you blog?” After years of blogging, sometimes I have to pause and think about the answer. And really, the answer is not simple. It’s not, “because I like fashion.” I blog for many reasons and today I’m going to try and explain the…

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We Are the Northwest: A Fashion Editorial

I recently collaborated with Seattle fashion bloggers and creatives for a fashion editorial project called, We Are the Northwest. We Are the Northwest was designed to literally and figuratively shed light on the beauty that is the northwest. The fashion editorial represents Seattle and the PNW as fashion forward, diverse and creative. We are more than…