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POST #14: 365 NO BUY CHALLENGE (x2)

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JUMPERS. Oh, man, do I love a jumper. This outfit has the comfort of a jumper plus the BANG of a statement piece. Finding and wearing bold patterns are one of my favorite things to do. Especially on days that I am not feeling particularly fashionable, put on a bold print and it’s like an instant boost. Not only will you feel better but people will notice and compliment you more.

When I go to conferences, tradeshows, or networking events I make it a point to wear something that catches the eye. A girl that has the confidence to wear a bold print is one to be remembered.

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xoxo,
Casey Lum-Dautel

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POST #13: 365 NO BUY CHALLENGE (x2)

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetIt has been a while since I’ve written. I think May 2018 was the last update. I had put my posts on hold for a bit because prepping for a wedding is NO JOKE! The aftermath of a wedding is ALSO NO JOKE!

We got married in October (which I will post pictures of the dress I made soon) and boy was it amazing. It was worth every bit of effort we put into it and I could not be happier. However something had to give, and writing on this blog was one of them (sadface).

I am happy to report that my #365nobuy 2nd year is still going STRONG! These are the only new things I have added to my closet:

  • I have accepted a few clothing gifts around Christmas time
  • I bought 2 pairs of shoes for the wedding (because I cannot make shoes!)
  • I have excepted a few items of clothes that people were giving away
  • I have replaced my black strappy shoes and black purse with new versions (remember, I could replace things that were wearing out)

AND THAT’S IT!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

I also have a bunch of pictures piled up that I have not posted yet! So stay tuned, some posts are coming your way! Ok, enough with the talk…on with the pics!

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Let’s talk about this outfit. The top is this super cute crisscross front sweater that my friend wanted to give away (yes, please!), basic blue jeans, and then THE BOOTS!!!! These boots are a statement on their own. It’s a twist on a classic black boot only with an artistic wooden heel.

If you have noticed a theme about my closet, I buy interesting statement pieces that aren’t technically “in” or “out” of style. That way they are in a class of their own and never really go “out” of style. There are items in my closet that I consider complete art… and these boots are one of them.

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When you are selecting clothes, shoes, and accessories for your closet really think who you are buying it for. Are you buying it only because it’s what the magazines and blogs are saying is in style? Or are you buying it because you think its amazing, because when you put it on you feel happy, you feel joyful?

Aim for the latter…

When I tried these boots on years ago, I said out loud “YES!” They made me so excited and still, to this day, make me just as excited.

Find those pieces that make you overjoyed, that make you think “Damn, girl you look good!” Those the clothes that will stand the test of time and make you smile everytime you open your closet doors.

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xoxo,
Casey Lum-Dautel

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Becoming a Better Me.

I am constantly on the journey to becoming a better me. Listening to podcasts, reading articles, getting inspired by attending conferences… whenever I find something that has impacted me I want to post it here to share and to remember. This is the latest:

School of Greatness – Lewis Howes

Episode 517

4 Personality Types for Successful Entrepreneurs

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-school-of-greatness-with-lewis-howes/id596047499?mt=2&i=1000390478819