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Minimalist Wardrobe Essentials | 2018 Edition

After tackling the Fall basics that I was relying on earlier聽this season, I wanted to give you a peek into what’s in my closet for Winter 2018. There’s a lot of layering on top of the Fall pieces, but it’s still pretty simplified as I’m trying to create a more minimalist wardrobe for myself. {Which is, as I’m sure you can guess, an ongoing work-in-progress}

As I mentioned in the Fall Edition of my Wardrobe Essentials, my goal with this series is to help keep my closet and my day-to-day life simple. I was getting tired of all of the unnecessary extras and decided to launch a decluttering campaign for my life. And that trickled down into my closets and my fashion style.

I’ve always loved having great investment pieces, so it wasn’t much of a stress to simplify my approach to dressing a bit more, and I’ve really enjoyed the results. It probably helps that I wear a lot of black. 馃檪

My top three tips for preparing your wardrobe for a new season?

  1. Begin with a closet clean out. You don’t know what you’re working with or what you need or what should be replaced, until you clean things out.
  2. Stick to a palette. Whether its neutral shades or black or specific colors or prints, just find your personal sartorial palette. Once you know your hues, you can mix and match with ease.
  3. Practice one in, one out. That means not adding a new piece until you sell or donate an existing piece. This helps keep your wardrobe paired down and easy to navigate.

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Without further ado, here are my minimalist essentials for Winter 2018.

What’s in YOUR closet to kick off 2018? Does a minimalist wardrobe appeal to you?

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Fall & Winter Dresses | Florals, Velvet & More

I’ve been on a mission of late聽to聽find聽some Fall dresses that would look great with tights and boots. I’m a dress girl, but always struggle this time of year with finding the right dresses for staying both warm and seasonally appropriate.聽The goal? Something moody and dramatic that could work with dark tights and boots. Luckily, I ended up聽finding some gorgeous bohemian-inspired frocks and pieces with embroidery and velvet that were too good to pass up.

They were all too pretty to keep to myself, so here’s a round-up for all my like-minded ladies out there.

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{McQ by Alexander McQueen // A.L.C. // Roxy // Free People}

What’s YOUR dress style this time of year? Or have you moved on to pants?

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Winter Skin Care Routine

Your skin care routine is especially important during the cold Winter months. The extreme temperatures and weather can suck the moisture right out of your skin, so it’s important to focus on moisturizing and treating your skin with care this season.

Here are some of my essentials!

Eye Cream:

Night Cream/Treatments:

  • Algenist SPLASH Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleep Pack – This was my first experience with a “sleeping mask” and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It goes on light and absorbs quickly, which almost made me feel like I’d messed up the application since I’m more used to thicker masks. However, the next morning my skin looked and felt lovely! I’ve been alternating this mask every other night.
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil – This is a perennial favorite that I just restocked. The oil is divine this time of year!

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{Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream, Algenist Hydration Sleep Mask & Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate}

Daytime Moisture:


What’s YOUR Winter skin care routine? Do you have a product that you love, that I should try?

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Winter Fitness: Indoor Workouts

While there are many wonderful things about Winter, working out in the freezing cold isn’t聽something that聽most people enjoy or look forward to this time of year. Not only can cold temperatures and nasty weather kill your motivation,聽they can also be rough on your skin, hair, and health聽on top of everything else.

Indoor workouts to the rescue! Here are some fun ideas for keeping your fitness routine inside this season.

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Bodyweight Circuits:

These do-anywhere circuits require no equipment and can be done anytime, any place. Mix & match moves to meet your needs – From push-ups, planks, and tricep dips to squats, donkey kicks, and bicycles. You can make a workout to target whichever muscle group needs working!


Popping into the gym or you local YMCA for a class is a great way to get moving without freezing your booty off. Bonus – Most gyms will have killer deals this time of year, so shop around for the best bargain!

Not up to commit to a full membership at one of your nearby gyms? Try out a service like Class Pass where you can get access to tons of classes all over your city so that you can try everything that strikes your fancy. Yoga, kick boxing, Pilates… Whatever you’re in the mood for!

Workout Videos/YouTube:

If you want to get your sweat on from the comfort or your own home, head online and see what’s available. You can find yoga, targeted circuit training, Pilates, dance, and so much more.

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{Winter Fitness images from the Workout Motivation Pinterest Board}

A few favorites?

Do YOU have a favorite Winter workout? An indoor go-to?

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Winter Beauty Giveaway | And the Winner is…

I was beyond thrilled to bring all my lovely readers a Winter Beauty Giveaway and today I’m here to announce the winner.

This goal for this giveaway is to help one amazing reader get ready for Winter withe fun products and samples for improved skin and hair care.

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I gathered together a great goodie bag filled with products from聽Kora Organics, Pinch Provisions, Argan Oil of Morocco, Proactive, Shu Uemura, and MORE!

And – Drum roll – The winner is…

MJ Moore!

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Shoot me an email MJ and I’ll get your details so that I can mail you your little package!


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