Style Inspiration: White, Jumpsuits & Denim


Simple style means simple living so that the most important priorities can receive our full attention. I must say, I know that not everyone loves or can wear jumpsuits, but I am a fan. Partly, okay, primarily because they make the decision process minimal and are absolutely beyond comfortable. In today’s Style Inspiration, you will see a handful, and as you will notice, there are many different styles available. And of course, you cannot go wrong with denim, navy and white. Enjoy!

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Moving Checklist: How to Minimize the Stress of a Major Life Transition


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Au Courant Weekly: July 25, 2015


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