Why Investing in Your Clothes Helps You Love Your Body

Why Investing in Your Clothes Helps You Love Your Body

I know we've all been there. Perusing the Target aisle, trying to find clothes to get us through until we hit our dream weight. In this season of life, post breastfeeding, right smack in the midst of some hard, yet loving years, my body is going through...

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Tips for Breastfeeding Babies with a Dairy Intolerance

Tips for Breastfeeding Babies with a Dairy Intolerance

I get so many questions from my breastfeeding friends about allergies and  dairy intolerance, so I thought I would dedicate an entire post to just that. As many of you know, BOTH of my kids had various intolerances while I was breastfeeding. It has been an...

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A Romantic Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2018

A Romantic Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2018

I'm working with a client right now who needs a fun spring capsule wardrobe to help her style match her business savvy. Because she is a small business creative, there is no need for all the suits and stuffy business attire. Instead, we get to create...

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Intuitive Eating and FOMO

Intuitive Eating and FOMO

  I've spoken briefly about my challenges in body image before, and continue to discuss them on Instagram. It's been a long journey filled with lots of overeating, dieting, exercise trends, a therapist, books, and meditation. I've ridden the roller coaster of...

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Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Since both of my kids are dairy free, I've had to learn how to adapt our diet so that we can eat like a normal family, but do so without dairy. And with my second having issues with corn, I've had to navigate that as well. First off, I want to say that I totally...

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Blessings from Rwanda

Blessings from Rwanda

Throughout my life, there were certain events that served as catalysts for massive change. Each pivotal moment began with a time of great difficulty but led to massive spiritual growth. My trip to Rwanda served as one of those pivotal moments where I got all that I...

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11 Blogs To Follow Right Now

11 Blogs To Follow Right Now

Hey y'all! I know that I've been a little inconsistent with the blog lately and it's because I am in the process of evolvoing and changing my focus, yet again. If you've been around a while, you know that I'm constantly on a mission to find my most authentic and true...

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Learn Photography Basics – Getting the Color Correct

Learn Photography Basics – Getting the Color Correct

I've already discussed exposure in my first post, Learn Photography Basics, Get Your Camera Out of Auto Mode.  I explained how to set ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. I'm sure you thought that was all you needed before snapping away, but no, I am here to talk to you...

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6 Takeaways from My Trip to Amelia Island

6 Takeaways from My Trip to Amelia Island

As some of you know from following along on Instagram, I am returning from a huge trip to Click Away in Amelia Island, FL. If you've never heard of Clickinmoms, it is an online forum geared towards photographers. While not everyone is a mom, or even a woman, the...

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3 Steps to Have a Healthier Self Image

3 Steps to Have a Healthier Self Image

I have had body image issues my entire life. I have been on the weight roller coaster for several years and it's been a bumpy one. I've worn anywhere from a size 2 to a size 12. No matter the size, I was never thin enough, muscular enough, fast enough,...

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Project 365 – My January Grid

Project 365 – My January Grid

  As you know from following my Instagram, I am working on a 365 project. That means I take a picture every single day. I think I missed 2 days total in January, which is a big improvement from my past attempts. Here is a grid of some of my favorites. It'll be...

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A Look Inside the Capsule Closet

A Look Inside the Capsule Closet

    If you are new to my blog, welcome! If you are revisiting, thanks for coming back. I am a personal stylist with an emphasis in the Capsule Wardrobe. The idea is that we can simplify our closet and simplify our life. It sounds weird, but having less...

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The Best Essential Oils for Healthy Skin

The Best Essential Oils for Healthy Skin

Over the years, I've had a variety of issues with my skin. During my late twenties, a stressful job and porr diet created the environment for hormonal breakouts. My desire for perfection led me to ProActiv and other harsh treatments that did a number on my skin....

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How To Build Self Confidence

How To Build Self Confidence

The strongest memory I have from childhood was that I never quite fit in. I always felt a little bit like an outsider, no matter how much I wanted to be cool. And honestly, I can still have that feeling. I guess I was just born with this idea that I am somehow...

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8 Essentials for your Capsule Wardrobe

8 Essentials for your Capsule Wardrobe

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I am a Capsule Wardrobe Stylist and Enthusiast. I feel strongly that ANY person can be stylish, but that we are lured into the world of shopping through sales and marketing. It's hard to resist...

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My Updated Beauty Regimen

My Updated Beauty Regimen

Happy New Year!! I haven't written in a while, mainly because my kids have been home and the holidays were busy. I am also reevaluating the direction of the blog, the direction of the business, and the direction of Wendi Matt, the brand. I'm thinking it's going to be...

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A Guide To Forgiveness

A Guide To Forgiveness

If you've been watching my IG stories, you have seen my frustration with the traffic on Woodruff Rd. It's interesting because this is the first time in 37 years that I've noticed the craziness of the holidays. The sheer number of people out on the roads have grown...

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Tips for going Dairy Free

Tips for going Dairy Free

If you know me, or have followed me on instagram at all, then you know that I have been dairy free since 2013. I didn't seek out a dairy free lifestyle but was forced into such blasphemy when my firstborn baby girl had a dairy intolerance. In fact, she had a dairy,...

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This Blog…

This Blog…

It's that time of year again, the time of year where I begin to reflect on the months before. I spoke about this in my most recent newsletter and I wanted to take the time to talk about it in greater detail here on the blog. One of the most challenging aspects of...

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Must Read Books in Life

Must Read Books in Life

I have been writing a lot of style posts lately, so I thought I would switch it up a bit. Reading is a hobby I have had since a child. Since I spent many of my days as a teenager grounded, reading books would help occupy those lonely evenings in my...

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My Faves from the Black Friday Sales

It's that time of year again! Black Friday shopping used to be a sport for me, but after having the kids, I've been benched. The good news,  there are TONS of black friday deals that you can enjoy, on your butt, right in front of your computer. I am...

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Gift Guide for Shop Small Saturday

Gift Guide for Shop Small Saturday

One of the things that I take pride in is my ability to give a thoughtful gift. I don't know if one of the love languages is shopping but if it is, that's mine. While that sounds about as shallow as one can be, I truly do love the process that goes into...

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My Top Picks for Affordable Lip Products

My Top Picks for Affordable Lip Products

I consider myself a bit of a makeup snob. I generally buy all of my products from department stores because, well, I think they're better. I know, it's probably just my perception, but, I have tried lots of things and always come back to the fact that you...

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Lighting Tips for Great Pictures

Lighting Tips for Great Pictures

You don't have to be a professional photographer to want to take great pictures. In the age of the smart phone, everyone is trying to capture that moment in the best way they know how. People always think it's the camera that makes great pictures and yes, a good...

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Lifestyle Family Session Taylors, SC

Lifestyle Family Session Taylors, SC

I got to know Abbigail when she moved into our neighborhood a while back. I saw her in the front yard, holding little Cooper while I was walking my kids. Of course, I had to talk to her because I am always open to new a mom friend, and since then, I feel...

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Which Camera Should You Buy for High Quality Pictures

Which Camera Should You Buy for High Quality Pictures

The first time I ever had professional pictures taken was in 2006, when I hired my photographer to take pictures for my wedding. I had my bridal portraits done in downtown Greenville. I felt so fancy!! This is going to sound really old but back then, they...

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Makeup 101 Series – Foundation

Makeup 101 Series – Foundation

  If you have been following me, you know that I am doing a series on makeup. That link will take you to my first post. I've also written about skincare and primers. I am doing each post based on the order of how I apply my skincare and makeup, so today, we're...

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Makeup 101 – Primer

Makeup 101 – Primer

Hey y’all!! Welcome back to my Makeup 101 series!! I need to write another post about skincare because I am constantly trying to figure out what’s best for my skin but since I’m still in the process, I’ll wait until another day. On to the subject at hand, primer. What...

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Sweet Family Maternity Session Spartanburg, SC

Sweet Family Maternity Session Spartanburg, SC

I have known Stephanie for close to 10 years now. She and I clicked from the moment we met and I’ve even written about her before on my other blog. Imagine my excitement when she had her first baby very close to my second baby!! Even though busy lives keep us from...

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Photographer and Stylist Wendi Matt

Hi, I’m Wendi! I love the 90s, obscure pop culture references, and when people stop being polite, and start getting real. Also, I like to take pictures.

 

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