What do Ogres, Onions, and Outfits have in common... ?  

What do Ogres, Onions, and Outfits have in common... ?  

      HELLO, High School Seniors in Rockford, Byron, Oregon, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Freeport, Forreston, Dixon, Polo, Rochelle, and beyond... !!  This is it!  You are about to start a year that will go by SO fast.   Crazy as it sounds, before you know it you will be thinking back to this, your SENIOR year, and reminisce over how much time has gone by, and remember what a blast you had with all your friends.  But, for right now, you are looking forward to all the memories you are going to make!  I remember one of my favorite parts about going back to school, (besides getting to spend time with the friends you missed all summer), was BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHES SHOPPING!!!  There is nothing quite like the thrill of the hunt for the perfect outfit for the start of the school year...   So, I did some scouting on the world wide web and found this image that made me stop and want to share with all of you.  I. Love. Layering.  I REALLY love layering!!  There is nothing that can add instant style to an outfit as fast as an extra layer or two, or three.  (Well..., except maybe for accessories, but I'll save that for a more in depth discussion in a future post.)    

   Why do I love layering?  Let me count the ways.

  1. It is EASY.  Just grab a t-shirt or tank top and throw on a button down shirt/blouse.  Done.
  2. It creates INTEREST.  Don't think you can mix a stripe sweater with a plaid blouse?  Ummm, check out the second picture above.  It works.  
  3. It gives you tons of OPTIONS.  Just when you think your closet has run out of steam, you can mix and match tanks, shirts, blazers, vest, sweaters, hoodies, jackets... the list goes on and on.
  4. It can actually SAVE you $$$.  You don't have to run out to buy a new dress because there is no way you want to wear the same one more than once. Just cover it up.  By adding a long sweater, or shirt, with a belt, or tossing on a denim jacket, it is transformed into an entirely new look.  You can then add accessories to change it up even more!  

   So, what's the bottom line?  Ogres, onions, and outfits all have LAYERS.  Here's wishing all you Class of 2K15 seniors a fantastic start to your senior year!  

                                                  smiles & sunshine,  Niki

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