In this Episode, we’re talking about caring for your laundry–from becoming a stain fighting master, to developing routines that work!

The Words of the Week are Knits & Wovens. Yep, another oldie, but goodie, and more important than ever in the age of online shopping.

In current events, we discuss online returns. Namely, who’s offering FREE online returns!

In the Style Lecture I share 10 tips to make the wardrobe you love last longer, and look better. Learn what tools you need to take care of your wardrobe, make your laundry space more functional, and make the never ending laundry chore a little more manageable

Your homework for this episode is to organize your laundry area, and put together your laundry and clothing care toolkits.

Links & Resources from the show:

The technical definition between knits and wovens.

Think all blazers are wovens and tshirts are knits? Think again! Check out this knit blazer and this woven t-shirt.

Listen to the Body Shape episodes, staring with Episode 2.

Office Hours-Become a Better Online Shopper

Stores offering free RETURN shipping, as of 4/10/20

Gap Brands  (Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic) and their outlet stores.

Ann Taylor & Ann Taylor Factory

Loft & Loft OUtlet

Macys, Nordstrom, Target, Anthropologie, Target, Zappos & Sephora.

Get your kids a folding board to lighten your load (and to teach them to fold properly!)

Sort by color or by fabric type? Decide what works best for the majority of your laundry.

A review of the best laundry detergents.

Set of 9 stain removers for different stains.

Some essentials for your Laundry Too Kit: Mesh BagsLaundry BrushDryer BallsWashing Machine CleanerWhitener/Brightener

Drying Racks – Over The Door  – CollapsibleUltimate Space Saver

Essentials for your Clothing Care Tool Kit: Knitwear Shaver (this one is my favorite)Lint Rollers (I stash these everywhere)Clothing SteamerSewing KitShoe Care Products

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Read the full episode transcript below! Ep 44 Caring For Your Wardrobe

Hey There! Welcome back to the Everyday Style School podcast where we believe style can be easy, and getting dressed should be fun! I’m your host, Jennifer Mackey-Mary, before we get into today’s topic, I want to talk about what’s going on with the podcast in light of all of our lives being turned upside down.

The topics for the show for the next few months were chosen long ago. I’ve got a running list of things I’d like to talk about, and I plug them in where they’re appropriate–like talking about my Spring/Summer must haves in May, and Swimwear in June–you get the idea. Full episodes of the Everyday Style School are planned out through July. Office Hours are a little less planned–I keep a list of all the questions that are submitted, and then pepper in conversations I have, or questions that are asked in the Facebook groups that I think would be beneficial for everyone. In the last couple of weeks I’ve gotten the same 2 questions–What do I wear for Video conferencing which I covered in the last office hours, and what do I wear while I’m stuck at home. But beyond those 2 questions, NONE of my content is focused on what to wear when you’re not going anywhere, doing anything or seeing anyone. 

Last week I took a look at my episode plan and thought–is this super tone deaf? Vacation packing tips when everyone’s vacations are cancelled seem a little insensitive, but honestly, I don’t have much to say if we’re talking about what to wear to go nowhere. That’s a 10 minute Office Hours episode, and I’m out.

I thought about going on hiatus for a little while but that didn’t feel right either, and my decision to keep going was solidified when a friend told me she needs lighthearted content right now, and my show does that for her. Also, I know this will end, and when it does, the knowledge and tips you get from the Everyday Style School will still apply. So, I’m going to keep going. However, I’m going to be changing it up a little, and doing more interviews–maybe even some that aren’t clothing or style related at all. I want this show to be a break from the doom and gloom of the world. Please don’t think for a minute that I’m not taking our current reality seriously, because I am, but I just can’t talk about it all the time. When this is over, we’ll be back to our regular programming…but until then, I’ll be working hard to bring you knowledge, fun, and a much needed brain break. I truly hope you enjoy these episodes.

But now, onto today’s topic. As you know, school is cancelled, concerts are cancelled, fun was cancelled, but you know what wasn’t cancelled? Laundry. Laundry is never cancelled. In fact, you’re probably doing more of it now than ever. I preach on this show about building a wardrobe you love, and once you’ve done that–once you’ve parted with with your “eh, it’s fine”, and replaced it with “I love this!”–you want to take care of your things well and help them last as long as possible. That’s what we’re going to talk about today.  

In Lessons from Linda, I’m sharing the story of a Linda who spent our entire shopping session telling me style doesn’t matter.

In Vocabulary, we’re revisiting an oldie but goodie. 

And in Current Events, I’m sharing the fine art of online returns, since that’s our reality now.

Before we get started though, your homework from the last episode was to pick one of the non-body-shape things to focus on to learn to dress your best. I’ve heard from a few of you who are working to put more of your best colors into your wardrobe, and a couple who are still working on fit. I’d love to hear what you chose, and how it went in the Everyday Style Lounge.

All right, let’s kick things off, with Lessons from Linda.

Linda reached out to me after being referred by a friend, and like a lot of my clients, she told me she didn’t have enough in her wardrobe to justify a closet edit, so we just met up for a shopping trip. 

Also, like a lot of my clients, Linda was nervous about the process, and intimidated by style in general. She didn’t like to shop, she didn’t like sales people to talk to her, or help her, she just kind of wanted to be left alone to do our own thing. She also didn’t want a lot of chit chat with me. Every once in a while, I’d have a client like this- kind of guarded and stand offish, lots of one word answers, just no easy flow of conversation. When I had a client like this, I just asked a lot of questions, like a 3 hour long interview–and with this Linda, I asked a lot of questions to help me understand her style. Her pre-service questionnaire gave me nothing to go on, and even with asking a ton of questions, I couldn’t get a read on what she liked, or didn’t–mostly, I got the impression she thought working with me was a frivolous waste of time. Probably because when I asked things like “What outfits do you feel best in” she’d say “I don’t have a preference. It doesn’t matter what I wear”. Or I’d ask, what would be your perfect outfit for date night with your husband, she’d say “it doesn’t matter to either of us what we wear”. A whole lot of “it doesn’t matter”. I was really grasping at conversational straws, so when we passed an alterations shop that had a wedding gown in the window, I thought “Yes, this will spark conversation, women love to talk about their wedding dresses” so I said Hey Linda, tell me about your wedding dress, and she said “I wore a tshirt and shorts for my wedding. I’m telling you, clothes really don’t matter to me”.  I hear a lot of women say “it doesn’t matter” when it comes to style, but with this one, I was actually starting to think she meant it!

Looking back on this Linda, I’m ashamed to admit it took me over an hour to ask the question you’re probably asking yourself right now, which is “If it doesn’t matter, why did you hire me?”. In a moment of frustration, I said Linda, if style and what you wear doesn’t matter to you at all, why did you spend hundreds of dollars, and an afternoon of your time to have someone help you buy clothes?” and she said “I wish I were better at it. Maybe then it would matter”. I’m constantly teaching when I’m working with clients, but I realized in that moment that I had to start even further back and start really teaching the basics, which is what I did, and Linda and I found our groove–she stopped saying it didn’t matter, and started having a little fun. She also opened up to me more, and we had a great couple of hours.

There are two things I want you to take away from my time with Linda

First, we often tell ourselves “It doesn’t matter” when we really mean “I don’t know how” or “Im frustrated because I can’t”, especially when “it doesn’t matter” is coupled with defensiveness. In my travels I’ve met hundreds of women who say style doesn’t matter–they usually come in two camps. The first friendly and open and happy to chat with me regardless of what they think of my job, or the presentation I just gave. The second is defensive, and sometimes openly hostile, and they want nothing to do with me. I’ve come to realize that the second group are the ones who really do care about style, but they don’t know how to get the look they want, or they feel stuck in a situation where they can’t have the look they want. For those women, the fact that I exist in their space is a reminder of that. I would encourage you, if you find yourself in a situation where you’re defensive about something and saying “it doesn’t matter” to ask yourself, does this really not matter, or do I mean something else? If you mean something else, say that. Say “I’m mad that no one ever taught me how to get dressed, but I wish I was better at it”. Or “I’m frustrated that I’ve been pregnant or nursing for 8 years and I want my body and cute clothes back” or “I feel bad about my body and nothing looks right”. All of those are solvable issues, and once you use your words, you can start solving them.

The second thing I want you to take away is that it is perfectly ok not to care about style. You can still be a lovely person even if your wardrobe is terrible. One has nothing to do with the other. So if you’re listening to this podcast, and your mental response to every tip I give is “it doesn’t matter”, I still love you, and I’m not offended in the least bit. I do have to wonder though, why are you listening to a style podcast? Life’s too short to spend time on things that don’t matter to you. Could it be that you might mean something else? Just some food for thought!

Let’s move on to the word of the week. 

Today we’re heading back to the archives all the way to episode number 2 and our very first vocabulary lesson. This is one that’s really important to understand, and it came up again in the All-Access Member group a few weeks ago, so I figured we’d revisit it here today. And that lesson, my loveleies, is the difference between knits and wovens.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but lately, online shopping has become the only option, so it’s super important that you know what you’re getting, because getting a blouse in the mail when you were expecting a t-shirt is not a fun surprise. 

When we’re talking about knits and wovens, we’re talking about construction–the way a textile is put together. The fibers in knit fabrics are KNIT together, where as the fibers in woven fabrics are you guessed it, woven together. A good definition from dutchlabelshop.com is this: knit fabric is made up of a single yarn, looped continuously to produce a braided look. Multiple yarns comprise a woven fabric, crossing each other at right angles to form the grain.

How the fabric is constructed is what gives us the feel of the fabric. It’s why a t-shirt and a blouse can both be 100% cotton, and feel so different. T-shirts are a knit and blouses are wovens. 

 Knit fabrics, like t-shirts and sweaters have stretch to them, where as blouses  and other woven items don’t inherently have stretch.

Knits and wovens can be made from just about anything. You can have cotton knits and cotton wovens. You can have polyester knit and polyester wovens. You can have silk knits and silk wovens. Just knowing the fiber content does not tell you what the material is. You also have to know how it’s constructed. 

So, other than not wanting to get a blouse when you thought you were getting a comfy tee, why does this matter? The biggest reason is this: Knits cling and wovens glide. Because knits have less structure to the fabric, they’re going to take the structure of your body. Wovens have a lot of structure on their own, so they’re not going to conform to your shape as much.  If you’re trying to hide stuff in your midsection, wovens are a better option. If you are trying to highlight your curves, knits are a better option. If you’re not sure which is a better choice for your body relisten to the body type series, starting with episode 2

Read the descriptions when you’re shopping online–sometimes its easy to tell from the picture, sometimes not so much.  Head to youreverydaystyle.com/episode44 for links and examples of knits and wovens.

Speaking of online shopping Let’s move on to Current Events

We’ve talked on this show before about what a pain online shopping can be, with sizing being all over the place, and returns being such a hassle, but sadly friends, today that’s all we’ve got. I did an office hours episode on becoming a better online shopper, which is worth a listen if you need some tips. 

But today, I want to talk about returns. When stores started closing, I said to my husband, I sure hope they’re going to offer better free shipping and free returns, and luckily, lots of stores have done just that. I told you last episode that I had done a whole bunch of online shopping and, like most of my online purchases, I ordered more than I needed, multiple sizes, different colors, so I could be sure to end up with things that worked. I did, but I also ended up with a lot that didn’t, and needed to go back. I also found a bag in my car that needed to go back to Nordstrom Rack, with 2 pairs of boots and a sweater, which, in full disclosure, was past the return date already.  

Luckily, by the time I got my orders, all stores but one were offering free returns, which made everything super convenient. Since I’m encouraging all of you, if you have the means, to buy stylish stay at home clothes to help keep your spirits up, I thought I’d share a whole bunch of stores who are currently offering free returns. This list is in the show notes, and if you have some to add, you can post them in the Everyday Style Lounge.

Just to be clear, these stores are offering free returns as of this airing–free shipping amounts change all the time, and I don’t think this will last forever, so if you’re listening to this episode in 2021, hello future lady! Check your store’s policies before ordering.

Here are a few stores that are offering free return shipping right now: All Gap brands, including Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta–also all of their outlet brands. 

Nordstrom, but not Nordstrom Rack–however, Rack is extending their return window to 45 days after stores reopen for any purchases made after February 1.

Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Factory Loft and Loft Outlet Macys, Anthropologie, Target, Zappos, and Sephora, if you want to try some new beauty products.

A lot of stores are not offering free shipping, but they are extending their in-store return window for a period after their stores reopen. For example, J Crew is giving you 60 days to return once the stores reopen. It’s not as good as free return shipping, and you might not want that money on your credit card or out of your account that long, but retailers are trying their best.

Here’s a little secret though. If a store isn’t offering free return shipping, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Of the 6 stores I ordered from, 5 offered free returns, one didn’t–and then there was the matter of the Nordstrom Rack boots that were already past the return window. For JCrew Factory, I simply emailed and asked nicely. They responded in 2 days and gave me a free shipping label to download. For Nordstrom Rack, I called to see if I could return in-store once they repoened, even though I purchased before February 1. The lovely lady instead offered me a free shipping label so I could return the boots now, and not worry about it later. Again, Rack does not offer free return shipping, and I was way past my return window, but Nordstrom is awesome and truly goes above and beyond.

So, bottom line, if you’re shopping right now, you’re probably better off buying from stores that give you free return shipping no questions asked.  But, if you find yourself with merchandise from a store that doesn’t offer it, it never hurts to ask. The worst they can say is no. 

Alright, today we are moving right into our Style Lecture Topic for the day

I know, laundry isn’t the sexiest, or most exciting topic in the world, but getting good at doing laundry is a key part of having a wardrobe you love. Once you’ve bought pieces you actually care about, you’re going to want to make sure you take care of them properly. So, here are my top ten tips being a clothing care pro, and just might make the chore of doing laundry a little more bearable.

Number One– Have less stuff. One of the biggest objections to Capsule Wardrobes that I hear is “I don’t want to do laundry that often” and yes, when you and your family members have fewer things, you may need to do laundry more often. But, it isn’t the putting it into the washer and dryer that’s so terrible, it’s usually the folding and putting away that gets us, right? When you have less stuff, that part isn’t so daunting, and because you’re doing smaller loads more frequently, that ginourmous, overwhelming pile never builds up. 

Number Two- Have a schedule and stick to it. If you wait to do laundry until you have nothing to wear, it’s going to suck every time. If you stay on top of it with a schedule, it’s much easier and more manageable. I know some people like to have a laundry day each week, but for me, that’s too much. For my family, that would be a recipe for baskets of clothes that don’t get folded, simply because we’d run out of steam at the end of the day.  What works best for us is to do a load a day, Monday-Friday. Here’s our schedule- Monday-darks, Tuesday-lights, Wednesday-sheets Thursday-Towels, Friday Delicates. Everyone in our house has divided hampers so they can sort for themselves into lights, darks and delicates, and then I have a couple of baskets in our laundry room for sheets and towels. Every once in a while we have to do two loads in a day, but usually it’s just one. This one thing has made laundry so much easier and more manageable for our family, and we no longer have big piles to fold a few times a month. It’s a game changer 

Speaking of family, tip number 3 is get your family involved. If you feel like you’re the only one bearing the laundry burden, it’s time to enlist the other people in your house who are contributing to the chore to help! My kids are now 8 and 11, so I get that it’s a little different now, but there are things even littles can do. In our house, we have a divided hamper in each of the bedrooms–one section for lights, one for darks, and one for delicates. By the way, delicates in our house means anything you don’t want to go in the dryer, or anything you want a little extra attention paid to. Bras, nice blouses, and $40 taylor swift concert t-shirts all go in delicates. Each morning, I put an empty basket in the hallway between the bedrooms, and everyone dumps in there what’s getting washed that day. Do my girls sort perfectly? No! Do I care? No! I can pull out the errant red sock from the lights basket, but it saves me a ton of time not going in their rooms to dig through their hampers. My girls also fold the laundry. It’s part of their chores that they get paid an allowance for. I bought them a folding board to help them learn, which I’ll link to in the shownotes, and they’re pretty darn good at it now.  Here’s the thing though..I had to let go of my love of perfectly folded laundry and be ok with their way. Who cares if their shirts are perfectly folded like they would be in a store? I don’t–especially if it saves me or my husband the trouble of folding it? As long as it makes it into the drawers, it’s a success. If your kids are really little, have them match socks, or fold towels, or empty the dryer into a laundry basket. Anything you can do to get them thinking of laundry as a family job and not your job is a plus. 

This is a life skill they’ll need forever, so you might as well start them early.

Tip number 4 is to sort properly. By now, you know that I sort clothing by color, and do a separate load for things that shouldn’t go in the dryer. There are also those out there who say you should sort by fabric instead, and wash all lightweight items like t-shirts together, and then all heavy duty fabric, like denim together. I’ll link to an article in the shownotes that talks about that, and you can decide what’s best for you. Whichever you choose, there will be an item here or there that you’ll have to deal with separately for some reason, so go with what makes sense for the majority of your laundry, and don’t worry about getting it perfect. If you’re not sure what temperature, or what cycle to washing something on, read the label! But keep in mind, manufacturers are probably going to err on the side of caution, and tell you to dry clean things that probably don’t need to be drycleaned, or handwash things that can probably be washed on delicate. Please do your own research on this, and don’t just throw your dryclean only items in washing machine and say I told you it was ok. I’m not. I’m just saying that the care label often errs on the side of caution. There are a lot of articles out there on what should absolutely be drycleaned and what you can probably care for at home. 

Number 5-Use the right detergent. All detergents are not created equal, and in general, you get what you pay for. Tide has consistently been rated one of the best detergents for the money, but I’ve got a link to other good choices in the shownotes, too.  Whatever you choose though, be sure you don’t use too much. Lots of people make the mistake that your laundry will get extra clean if you use extra detergent. Not true, and actually, the opposite can happen. Too much detergent can keep your clothes from rubbing together, which helps to get them clean, and over time, can leave a film on your clothes that you may not be able to see or feel, but your clothes won’t come out looking as clean. Never use more than the recommended amount of detergent, and experiment with using less, too–you might be surprised your clothes actually look better.

Tip number 6 is to become a master stain fighter. Most people have one stain stick or spray that they use for everything, and just hope for the best! But, you’re going to have much better results in your stain fighting efforts if you understand the stain, and the fabric it’s on–and then use the right tool to fight it. 

The biggest stains that people treat incorrectly are protein stains and oil based stains.

Protein stains are animal based stains–so they include things like blood and other bodily fluids, including sweat, dairy products like ice cream and milk, even breast milk that gets spit back up on you, and outdoor stains like grass and mud. Protein stains come out best with an enzyme-based stain remover or detergent, and cold water. Hot water can actually set protein based stains, which is one reason white t-shirts that get washed in hot water can get armpit stains. One thing you want to be careful of though is not to use enzyme based cleaner with protein based fibers, which are animal fibers, including silk and wool. They destroy the protein based fiber just like they do the protein based stain. 

The other type of stain a lot of people struggle with is oil based stains. These are things like butter or olive oil, makeup, lotions, salad dressing. I know you’ve had a leaf of vinaigrette-soaked spinach drop on the front of your blouse, I can’t be the only one!  Unlike protein based stains, oil based stains need hot water to help dissolve the grease, and the best stain fighter for oil stains is good old fashioned dishsoap. Rinse the stain with hot water-as hot as the fabric can handle, scrub in a degreasing dishsoap using a gentle brush, and then wash the item. Often, you’ll notice a grease stain you missed when it comes out of the dryer, and if that happens, all is not lost. You can sprinkle cornstarch, baby powder, or even baking soda on a dry grease stain and leave it for a day or so–hopefully that will soak up a lot of the oil. Then, just start over with hot water and dishsoap. 

There are so many different stains, and each one needs to be treated a little differently, but what I want you to take away from this is that while stain sprays and sticks have come a long way, there isn’t a one product fixes everything solution. I’m going to link to a set of stain removers in the shownotes that has 9 different products for different types of stains from nail polish and glue to wine and chocolate. If you are a stain prone person, this would be worth looking into!

Tip Number Seven: In most cases, heat is the enemy! We’ve talked on this show about dryers breaking down fabrics with stretch, but as a general rule, you want to use as little heat as possible in both your wash and dry cycles. I understand that there are some things you’ll want to wash in hot water to sanitize them, but whenever possible wash in cold or warm, and dry on low heat. Hot water can fade your colors, and heat in the washer and dryer can shrink your clothes. If you want to baby your things, wash and dry with as little heat as you can. 

Number 8 is to put together a laundry toolkit. We talked already about a couple of the stain solutions you should have on hand, but there are other tools and products you should have as well. You should have a bunch of mesh laundry bags on hand to put delicates in, or socks so they don’t get lost, and I even use them to remind myself not to put something in the dryer. It’s easy to forget you wanted to air dry a top when you’re changing your laundry over, but if it’s in a bag, you’ll remember to pull it out. You should have a laundry brush in your toolkit too, for working on stains. I’ll link to all these things in the shownotes, by the way. Another important thing in your laundry toolkit is extra dryer balls. If you don’t know what dryer balls are, they’re either wool or silicone balls that you toss in the dryer with your laundry. They help lift the laundry while it’s drying, cutting down on drying time (and the amount of heat your clothes are exposed to), as well as cuts down on static in your laundry. I say to have extras in your toolkit, because invariably they get pulled out with the laundry, and they’re not in the dryer when you need them. Just have extras, and then put the lost ones back in your tool kit. I have 3 sets, so I always have them when I need them. If you have a front load washer, I recommend having washing machine cleaner in your toolkit, whether you make your own or use a premade version.  Finally, you should have any laundry additives you need in your toolkit, like baking soda, oxyclean, bleach, vinegar, and any other products you need to soften hard water, or kill bacteria..whatever you need. And yes, I know you probably have baking soda and vinegar in your kitchen, but when you have it right where you need it when you need it, you’ll be more likely to use it. Those products are inexpensive, so pick up and extra at the store next time to keep with your laundry.

By the way, I did not forget to put dryer sheets in this tool kit. Traditional dryer sheets are terrible for your clothes, and leave a residue on them that keeps them from getting clean the next time around. Use dryer balls instead, and if you want a scent on your clothes, put a few drops of essential oils on the wool ones.

Number 9-Organize your space. One of my favorite things about my current house is that I have an actual laundry room with cabinets, a folding table, which, let’s be honest, gets used as a catch all for stuff and not folding, and a bar for hanging things to dry. So, I have plenty of space to have everything I need. However, my last house had a laundry closet in the upstairs hall between the bedrooms, with just one shelf for storage…but you know what? I still had everything I needed. I had to be more intentional about how I used my space, and I had to get some bins and hooks to stay organized, but you can absolutely do this, regardless of how much space you have. One thing most people need to invest in, no matter how much space you have, is a drying rack. I’ll link to a couple in the shownotes, but very few people have enough space to lay out 4 sweaters at one time. So don’t say “I have to throw everything in the dryer, because i don’t have room to lay things out, or hang them” very few people do. You have to make the space. If you can, find a way to make your laundry space visually pleasing. Things suck less when your space looks nice. And if you don’t think you believe that too, ask yourself if you’ve ever swooned over a picture of a laundry room on pinterest. In your heart, you thought I’d like a space like that. Maybe you can’t have all the custom built ins, but you can put a cheerful rug in the space, or change out the light fixture, or hang a funny laundry sign. There are so many things you can do to make your space more organized, user-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing. 

Tip number 10, and my last one, is don’t stop caring for your clothes once the laundry cycle is done. This is an area where most of us have dropped the ball. Do you remember the days of doing things like polishing shoes, making small repairs, ironing, and shaving sweaters? Somewhere in the last couple of decades, we’ve started treating our clothes as though they’re disposable. And yes, quality has taken a huge hit, but you can help your things last longer, and look better by caring for them well. Tops don’t have to be tossed when they get pilly–you just need a good tool for that. I’ll link to my favorite in the shownotes. You don’t have to pull out the shoe polish canister and polish your work shoes like my dad did every Sunday night when I was growing up, but you should have shoe cleaning and polishing kit you can use when your shoes look a little run down—and one for suede too. And I’m guessing you don’t spend an afternoon ironing like my mom did in those days either…but so many women I’ve met don’t wear things they own and like, because they’d have to iron it. I haven’t ironed anything in years–instead, I steam, which takes about 30 seconds, I don’t have to get out a board–I just keep my little, inexpensive steamer in the linen closet in our master bathroom. So, make yourself a clothing care toolkit too. It should have a knit shaver, lint brush, small sewing kit, and shoe care products in it, and get yourself a little steamer. 

Your homework this week to organize your laundry and clothing care space and supplies. Make a list of what you need in your laundry toolkit or your clothing care toolkit, and order it if you can. Post a picture of your laundry space in the Everyday Style Lounge–I’d love to see it!

Before we go, I want to take a moment to thank all of the employees who are working hard to keep us safe, and fed, and clothed–both the people we see at the grocery stores, or doctors offices–and the people we don’t see, in the warehouses, and driving trucks. If you, or your loved one is heading out the door each day for work, thank you, and I pray you stay safe and healthy. 

That’s it everyone–I’ll see you Monday with office hours!

Class is dismissed for today, but the conversation doesn’t have to end. Head over to youreverydaystyle.com for shownotes, freebies, and a link to join my Free Facebook community, The Everyday Style Lounge. 

And if the Everyday Style School podcast is helping you love getting dressed again, it would make my day if you would subscribe to the podcast, leave a review and share it with your friends, so women everywhere can have more fun with style. Thanks Style Sister.  

I’ll see you next time, and until then, Stay Stylish![/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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