BACK TO ME

Boy's desk and chair #backtoyou

The kids are back in school and as the dust settles, I’m sitting in my new home coming to terms with the fact that we have moved.  Yep……..we bought a new house.  We gave our last (it was our first!) home a final paint job – we did a terrible job painting the interior and […]

Little White Dress

Add a pop of color to neutral outfits with accessories, like this red coral necklace from eNVeDesigns.com

Here I am in Rome, in the cutest apartment just meters from St. Peters Basilica, wondering what people in Rome wear in the heat of summer.  Colors, apparently.  Darling leather 1″ heeled sandals.  Silks and linens.  Whites.  It’s increasingly obvious who is Italian and who is a tourist.  I hate looking like a tourist, but […]

‘Swagger’ + a Giveaway

Summer wardrobe staples that are cute, comfortable and cool in the heat of summer via PrettyPolishedPerfect.com

Life seems to be as constantly changing as fashion and it’s trends.  One minute I’m a young girl dreaming of becoming a fashion designer and the next I’m standing in my 11 year-old’s bathroom blinking rapidly as I try to understand the contradicting misnomers he calls “His Hairstyle.”  I’m new to the world of pre-teen […]

Cool Blues

Keep cool this summer with muted colors and comfy skirts (and a little bit of Kendra Scott bling!)

Despite my chub-rub (it’s a real thing, and even skinny people have it!) I will never be dissuaded from wearing skirts in the summer.  Shorts have their spot in the limelight but if maxi skirts are crotchless yoga pants, than this skirt is just another crotchless pair of yoga….shorts.  Also, gray.  If you haven’t noticed, […]

Spring Sweaters

Versatile spring sweaters from PrettyPolishedPerfect.com

Every spring brings a few bright, sunny days that cause me delusions of grandeur – like the long list of spring cleaning that includes every square inch of my home.  I usually get as far as vacuuming out my kitchen cupboards before I re-file that irritatingly detailed list into a stack of papers that will […]

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, […]