Summer Sleeves

T-shirt maxi dress shopbop adidas summer-0226

When I find a short sleeve maxi dress for sale, I am on it like a fat kid on cake.  Maybe that is isn’t a very fair comparison.  I was a super-skinny kid and I shoveled cake into my mouth at every opportunity; I probably could have gone on to compete in eating contests, my […]

Home Opener // MLB

5 tips for supporting your favorite Major League Baseball team with style on PrettyPolishedPerfect.com // Kansas City Royals

I’ll be 100% honest: The Kansas City Royals haven’t been on my radar since the 80s (yes, I am that young – wink); Backtrack to 2014, when suddenly they were in the World Series. My closet was full of royal blue (one of my favorite colors to wear) but nothing that was “game-wear” approved because […]

Red Dress // 5 Ways

5 ways to style a red dress all year round via PrettyPolishedPerfect.com

When friend and blog reader Anna (okay so she’s also my best friend – wink) sent me a link to this Erin Fetherston chiffon dress, I knew my budget was in trouble.  I’d just started researching beauty trends, florals are huge this spring (I feel like that’s always a duh! spring florals!) and with KCFW […]

Red + Lavender // KCFW

Nude Lip Trends with Ulta // KCFW // red + purple

What goes better with a red dress than a nude lip and dark eye (two of Ulta’s top spring beauty trends)?!  Red and lavender, that’s what.  It’s an unusual color combination, but in the right hues, it really works!  I am in love with this Erin Fetherston Chiffon dress, and I cannot lie: I love, […]

The Bloom Academy

The Bloom Academy

Spring is officially here, and I’m finding it difficult to patiently wait for the last frost before I spend a fortune on spring blooms.  Flowers are a two-way street for me.  While they are beautiful and fragrant and their own brand of therapy, they can also be expensive.  Expensive is nothing new to me – […]

KCFW F/W 15

Architexture at #KCFW

I made it back from Spring Break just in time to catch the final runway show for KCFW Fall/Winter 2015.  There were a few designers I was disappointed I missed from earlier in the week, but there were a few designers I was glad to be catching this season: Architexture: Definitely true to their aesthetic, […]

Trend // Not Nude Lip

Spring trends in beauty on PrettyPolishedPerfect.com #contouring

Spring is officially here (I’m typing this while on Spring Break vacation) and just like I’ve cleaned out my closet and filled it with new trends and updated classics, the contents of my vanity drawer need updating as well.  I’m not what I would consider a “high-maintenance” kinda gal.  Life gets busy and sometimes I’m […]

Pastel // 5 Ways

5 Ways to incorporate the spring pastel trend into your wardrobe (or any trend!) on PrettyPolishedPerfect.com #easter

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, PEOPLE® and Real Simple®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SpringintoMeTime http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV“ I have loved glossy magazines for as long as I can remember.  As a young girl (a budding teenager, desperate for things like boobs and real […]

Resort + Jewels

EnvE Designs - she is so sweet and talented! I love her designs.

(p.s. It’s giveaway time!) I’m headed out for Spring Break vacation and while I will be packing some of my favorites, a brand-spanking-new cornflower peplum two-piece swimsuit just arrived in the mail and is at the top of my suitcase.   Photography by CW Schildt Photograghy // LimeRicki Peplum Bathing Top (c/o) // MeadowBelle Market Bangles Choosing bathing […]