Last fall, I ordered a "look book" from my favorite fashion blog, Cardigan Empire. She gave me some great advice on creating a "life uniform" tailored to my body type, complexion, and personal style. From now on, I should stick with bright colors, a-line skirts and dresses, dark boot-cut jeans, pretty shirts and cardigans.
I've also vowed to only buy quality items that I absolutely love. Lately, I've found some great deals at J. Crew, Anthropologie, and Shade, all for a grand total of slightly less than $100!