Winter Wardrobe Shopping

Happy Friday Carmalistas!

I'm finally updating my winter wardrobe! I can't even remember the last time I shopped or updated my wardrobe, and it is in desperate need of a complete overhaul! Remember when I mentioned that hubby and I read the Millionaire Next Door? Well, the information has us changing the way we spend money. Getting a jump-start on updating our wardrobes is part of that change. In the past, we've waited until we absolutely need clothes for specific outings, events, interviews, or were completely frustrated with what we had in our closet. Those days are NO MORE, and we are overhauling on a budget!

After months of planning, we are each getting a new wardrobe. I couldn't believe all of the things I needed to update! I made a list of everything from career pants to earrings, so that when we go shopping this weekend, I'm prepared and not frantically running from store to store. I utilized Polyvore to help me visualize what items I plan to buy for my wardrobe. Check out a few of my winter must-haves via my Polyvore board below. Feel free to follow me there, so we can share and like our collections!

In my collection, I included a hooded pea coat, belted sweater tunic, faux leather leggings, asymmetrical knit tunic, brown slouch boots, curvy fit jeans, accessories (I adore accessories), and classy belts and scarves.

Winter Wardrobe
Do you update your wardrobe each season? When was the last time you did a major overhaul on your wardrobe?

Have a great weekend!

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10 Lessons I’ve Learned From Blogging

I published my first blog post on August 2, 2011. I could’ve sworn I wrote it in October, but I think my posting dates may have gotten thrown off when I transferred it to my own domain. Anywhoo, I’ve learned a great deal about blogging over the past three years. Honestly, I can’t believe how far this blog has come! I started with a generic theme offered by WordPress, and I can actually remember trying to play graphic designer and my many failed attempts to create my own logo/header.

I also remember not knowing how to import YouTube videos into my posts. I tried every plugin available until I figured out how to embed the code right into the posts and had my hosting company increase my media size. Thank God those days are over, lol! I could go on and on about all of the things I didn’t know, but this post is about all I’ve learned when it comes to blogging.
There are many opinions on how to blog and how to be successful at blogging, and different formulas to use and countless techniques. I have literally tried attempted them all! Now, instead of following a gazillion trends, I’ve learned to only do what best suits my brand and my purpose. I’ve gathered a few blogging nuggets I’ve learned along the way as they work for me.

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10 Blog Lessons Learned

These are the valuable lessons that I’ve learned along the way. As I continue to revamp my blog into an author site and marriage blog, I’m sure there will be many more lessons to learn! I hope they help you whether you are thinking about starting a blog or even if you’re a seasoned blogger wanting to revamp the strategies you’re using!

If you’re a blogger, please share lessons you’ve learned along the way. What would you do differently?

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