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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

A Cozy Country Christmas


A cozy country look is such a warm and inviting look for the holidays. In my single, one-bedroom-apartment days, I gravitated towards sleek modern Christmas decor. Though in the last few years I've gotten more and more traditional with my Christmas decorations. I always struggle between glamorous vs. rustic, and while there are ways to incorporate both, I definitely love to decorate with more vintage-inspired pieces as well as items made with natural materials. It creates a comforting and cozy look for the holidays. My husband and I both like a mix between cozy and classic...so pretty much everything in Pottery Barn!





Pictured Above: Pottery Barn Chunky Cable Handknit Pillow Cover  /  Pottery Barn Chunky Knit Stocking  /  Set of 3 Rusty Primitive Star Christmas Ornaments by The Urban Barn  /  Pottery Barn Red Stripe Burlap Ribbon  /  Pier 1 LED Lantern Ornament

Quick Tips for Creating a County Christmas Look
  • Include natural elements like twine, pine cones, wood, and burlap.
  • Use vintage-inspired pieces like a primitive barn star and tin lanterns. *Turn a mission-style lantern into a beautiful Christmas centerpiece by adding red ribbon and greenery (see photo below).
  • Stick with muted tones. For example if you go with a blue and white color palette, pick a dusk blue rather than a sapphire or navy blue.
  • Incorporate plaid patterns and cozy cable knit items.
  • Stick with bronze or tin as opposed to gold and silver, but don't be afraid to add a little sparkle. I like to pair red glittery ball ornaments with my country ornaments. That paired with twinkling white lights really helps to showcase the rustic elements.
  • When shopping for Christmas Country items online, look for products under "Vintage", "Primitive", "Rustic", and of course "Country Christmas"


Pictured: 1. Christmas Wooden Lantern  2. White christmas tree with red ornament  3. National Tree 24-Inch Crestwood Spruce Wreath with Silver Bristle/Cones/Red Berries/Glitter  4. Wooden home decor  5. Laura Ashley mini candle  6. Metal home decor  7. Pottery Barn fall home decor   8. Department 56 Christmas in the City Village Atwater's Coffee House Lit House  9. Lenox Winter Greetings Cocoa Mugs with Spoons, Set of 2


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