simplicity in life & style


simple in the city

As I move along in my journey of defining my personal style, and editing my perfect wardrobe...I notice other life situations seem to be getting easier.   Situations such as embracing unpleasant weather on a weekend get away,  getting ready quickly but still feeling put together,  keeping everything (not just clothes & closet) neat and organized,  sustaining motivation and mental clarity even when life gets a bit chaotic.

Experiencing so many positive shifts occur in my life as I streamline my wardrobe is yet another indication of just how significant personal style is!  It is an important component of who we are and how we convey that message to others without saying a word.  It is worth the energy and focus we put into editing our wardrobes and the wonderful part about it is that after the initial process it becomes second nature.  We learn what we love, what works and what doesn't...when not to buy something, etc.   Suddenly we find ourselves not stressing about clothes anymore and life seems less complicated.   We don't have to put all kinds of focus and energy into matters of style...not because we don't care...but because it just sort of flows.

Rewind to a few years ago, I would have been beyond frustrated about rain in the forecast for a weekend away.  This time I wasn't.  I knew I had the right pieces to pack, I knew I would feel good in my clothes and that I would enjoy myself even in unpleasant weather. 

 I thought this was worth sharing mostly because it is at the heart of what I've always envisioned for Classy Ever After.   Sharing my process of streamlining, simplifying and creating a wardrobe I love and helping other ladies do the same is what my dreams are made of.

Recently my hubby and I took a weekend trip up to Portland & Kennebunk, Maine.  Today's look is what I wore out to lunch and to walk around Portland during the day.  The rain got heavier in the evening so for dinner I slipped into my Hunter boots and a cozy pair of wool socks.  Of course, I added my beanie while I was outdoors.  This was such an easy transition from day to evening and I was able to enjoy my day without giving the weather a second thought!  Kudos to the sweater dress!

Have you noticed life getting easier as you grow in your personal style journey and streamline your closet?  I would love to hear your experiences!



  1. Great tips! I can't wait to get my party manicure done! xx You will like to see more fashion from here.

  2. Definite a chic rainy day look! I find everything about your journey fascinating and inspiring and I love hearing that so many other aspects of your life have fallen into gives me hope! That sweater dress is perfection and I love the little booties you paired with it!

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  3. I love this and great tips! This weather is so frustrating, I can't wait for dresses and sandals!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  4. The outfit you chose was perfect and so easy to transition to from day to night and to easily adapt to the weather change as well; I love sweater dresses for that reason, they're so versatile! I personally have more of an eclectic style, so committing to one particular style or effect is very hard for me because one day I may just not be feeling that vibe, but the next I do. I've always been this way though. I always love to experience a little bit of everything, buffet style :) I guess it's a result of me growing up in the inner cities of NY and having been exposed to so many diverse cultures and styles that I connect with so much. I don't know if it would ever change, but I live life with an open mind allowing my experiences and emotions to mold me and influence my personal style, too. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you're having the best week so far!




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