Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Mother's Day Gift: 3 Easy Steps to Cute & Casual Everyday Outfits

My gift to mothers of newborn babies, spouse babies, dog babies, work babies, parent babies, and all other babies.  A fail proof formula for respectable dress whatever your mothering tasks require.

Step One - first, familiarize yourself with the 5 categories of fashion interest.

1) color: a single pop or an unexpected combination
2) pattern: florals, stripes, polka dots, paisley, graphic prints
3) textures: lace, fur, woven, or knitted
4) shape: strong lines, asymmetric cuts, fluid architecture
5) shine: metallic, glitter, gems

Step Two - select at least three features to upgrade your ensemble from ordinary to exceptional.

Step Three - look fabulous, feel comfortable.

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Happy Mother's Day from Cardigan Empire!


Jeni Rydman said...

I'm a long time lurker, and love all your videos and posts, but this one I will cherish forever... I AM your before pictures, but with the power of this post, hope to step it up a notch. It may be the missing link in my wardrobe cluelessness, Thank you! I am also a chronic "matchy-matcher" so if you need any additional blog ideas, hints on how to avoid that would be incredibly... life changing! :)


Marilyn said...

Great video! I'll make sure to use these tips. Lots of fun!! Also, Andrew and I gave Mother's Day talks and I was thinking of you and the talk you gave in my parent's ward way back when :)

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Jeni, you just made my day :) You've validated all my work and effort for at least another 6 months. Thanks for reading and for commenting!

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Oh Marilyn, the fated infertility Mother's Day talk. I was such a mess. I learned a lot writing that talk, but I'm not sure anyone could understand any of it. I'm sure your talk was delivered with much more composure and poise. I wish I could have been there :)

Jill said...

Reachel, I love your "three summer outfit ideas" on You-Tube. They are all so cool and colorful. Where can I find the colorful skirt and black t-shirt? Love the length of that skirt and the colors!! Thanks so much.

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Hi Jill, The skirt is from Anthropologie and the top is from Olive Lane Shop (

Ps-I usually try to put a link to purchase all the items from my videos in the video description. Here's the summer list:

Jill said...

Thank you Reachel! I had looked at the link before, but did not see the skirt or top listed there. Thanks for getting back to me. :)

jill said...

I also love that skirt, but can't seem to find it. Is it an old or new Anthro skirt? I've tried to check their website, but still no luck.

Alix Adams said...

Okay Reachel, you are such a doll. Seriously it was so fun chatting with you at ALT! I will be in touch about potential collaborations in the future :)

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

I will honestly cry if I don't hear from you. So glad we met.


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