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How To: Look Expensive For Less

Hi Guys! So excited to be back working on the blog and sharing what I’ve been up to! January has been filled with lots of planning and, like most all of us, writing out our goals for 2017; don’t worry, I won’t bore you with my 7 pages. An exciting new year starts new trends, therefore I’m mixing it up a bit on the blog in a new ‘How-To’ series.

Today’s How-To is how to look expensive for less. We all know, when you look good you feel good, and you can do that with just a few basic pieces in your closet. Yes! With pieces you already have!!!

Today, I’m pairing this black bell sleeve Madewell turtleneck with the Madewell “nine inch high-riser skinny skinny” denim. LOL, say that three times.

Having reliable basics is a must for any wardrobe!

Here are a few ways to elevate your basics…

  • Accessorize: These olive tassel earrings are the ultimate grab in my jewelry box right now. The bolder the better with your basics to make that statement, girl! I paired this gold brass cuff over the sleeve with the matching brass ring. A clean black turtleneck is exactly what I wanted to show this gorgeous horn pendant necklace. Love the contrasting color.
  • Repetition: This is something I do in a lot of  my outfits, and something I’ve learned over the years. I love playing off existing elements in an outfit. The tassel earrings pair perfectly with the tassel bag.
  • Tuck it: Tuck your blouse to give your outfit a completely different look. Here, I wanted to accentuate the high rise of the denim, tucking the sweater all the way around. You can also do a half-tuck or a side-tuck dependent on the blouse and/or outfit.

Whew! Lot’s happening and we’re just getting started. Stay tuned for next weeks ‘How-To’ series and stick around, check out some of the newbies on the site or say hi below. Xx

Photo credit: Todd White


Chapter 28

Hey fam, hope you guys are having an awesome week. I’m so pumped to share some super exciting things going on in my life and with Only If You Love It! In case you’ve missed me, here’s where I’ve been…


HOLY COW! After really focusing on my career path, and saying lots of prayers, they’ve been answered. I’ve been completely hornered and blessed becoming one of four personal stylists at Nordstrom!

img_1742It feels utterly surreal and I’ve hit the ground running, learning about designers, styles and fits. I’ll have to share my newest favorite designers, brands and always-must-have’s with you guys later (post idea!).

Honestly, the best part of my job is also the best part of blogging and thats connecting with YOU! One-on-one I work with you to find the perfect outfit for an event or develop a new sense of style. Based on whichever it may be, I’m able to create different looks and give you a clear roadmap to help get your style refined and always look polished. We’ll set a date, have a try-on party and make sure any alterations are taken care of to perfection. Sound too good to be true? It’s my job 😉

Here’s a look into what it’s been like thus far…img_2303


Amazing events…




Co-Founder of Who What Wear, and Bag Snob Blogger

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Whew! A new career path and schedule has taken some adjusting to (hello new step tracker and foot massager), and with my personal photographer/boyfriend in a new job role as well, outfit posts have been few and far in between. That said, #OOTD #FTW

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Want to work with me 1-on-1? Let’s chat! We’ll talk style goals, and how I can help you. I want to make sure that you are completely taken care of because this process is all about you!

Shoot me an email: jonie.howard@nordstrom.com or text me @ 512.379.6206 for an instant shopping experience.

What’s new to come from Only If You Love It??? Expect to see more how-to’s, style tips, and ways to wear. Suggestions? Comment below.

Thanks for stopping by! Xx

Summer love: Tassels

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top H&M | shorts ZARA(similar here) | shoes ZARA (similar under $80) | earrings VINTAGE

Hey guys! I’m super excited to share this post because tassels are one of my faves, as you saw here in this post. This top is super soft and stretchy and even better, it’s on sale right now for less than $10! I couldn’t link it in the widget below but you can find it HERE.



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Top: Nordstrom Rack


Vest: Forever 21

Purse: Steve Madden

Heels: Sam & Libby c/o Target

Necklace: Shira Melody

Sunnies: Fossil

It’s been a busy week and it’s only Tuesday! Do you ever have those days (or even weeks) where you never feel caught up?! That’s totally me today LOL…I’d like to think I’m a ‘plan ahead’ type of person, and I haven’t done much planning this week so I’m feeling a little behind to say the least!  But it’s times like this when you get the most done, right?! I’ll keep telling myself that!

I love dressing up distressed and especially with one of my favorite color combos. Love the warm hues and this vest to add a little extra punch. Accessorizing with one of my favorite jewelry designers Shira Melody which you can check out here.

Enjoy your day!