Housewarming

More like House Warning.  I think the worst thing in the world is showing up on someone’s doorstep with an awful gift.  Housewarming gifts should be specific to the person whose home it is.  You wouldn’t buy an ashtray for someone who doesn’t smoke, any more than you would buy a cocktail shaker for someone […]

Kansas City Fashion Week

In honor of all things Pretty, Polished, and Perfect,  I’ve decided create awards for this season’s Kansas City Fashion Week: PPPxKCFW Fashion Awards (golden trophies coming soon.)  I didn’t get a chance to attend every show, so these are the winners based on the Thursday and Saturday night shows: KCFW Jewelry/Accessories Category: Georgina Herrera (this […]

Free Styling Tips

My mother taught me resourcefulness from a very young age – and if nothing else, having ten siblings can really teach you how to be self-reliant.  I was involved in church groups and activities that encouraged increasing and developing our knowledge, skills, and talents.  I was in 4-H (does anyone else remember that or am […]

Prom Dress // 5 Tips

It’s Prom Dress season here in suburbia (when is it not, really?) There is nothing more rewarding than guiding my youngest clients through the sea of never-ending homecoming and prom dresses, to see their eyes light up when they have found the perfect dress (it’s a pre-cursor to wedding dresses, but without the usual tears!)  From strapless […]

Cocoon Dress

I don’t know about you, but I love these see-and-be-seen events – don’t you hate wearing a great outfit and nobody that’s going to appreciate it gets to see it?  Save it up for KCFW, snap a pic on the red carpet (step-and-repeat, but without the step and sometimes even without the repeat lol!) and […]

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 – […]

Dog Days Are Over #OFW

We spent most of Labor Day Weekend doing chores inside and out; we played for most of August, shirking our adult responsibilities.  Travel, blogging, back-to-school, weddings and more made it a fantastic (if not busy) month.  We sent summer out with a bang this year, heading North to Omaha for one last quick family retreat.  […]

DSW #minishoelover Party

A few weeks ago we invited everyone to join us at the St. Peters DSW to celebrate that the store now sells kids shoes (yay for family shoe shopping all in one place right?!)  Meg and I worked our little rear-ends off planning all the little details (and the big ones too!) and had a […]

DSW Family Event + $100 Giveaway

I have some very exciting news for my midwest (hello, St. Louis!) readers (and a great giveaway to say thank you to all my readers, no matter where you live!)  Megan Davey of ChasingDavies.com and I have teamed up with DSW to host a fabulous event to celebrate their latest in-store arrivals: kid shoes!!  Now […]

Tribal Prints + Jumpsuits

I recently styled a couple of looks for the Garment District Boutique, featured in the annual Rock The Block fashion show in the Power & Light District and fell in love with tribal prints.  And color.  The event was on a freakishly cool spring evening, and it wasn’t too surprising to see a sea (did […]

West 18th St. Fashion Show

Wild Summer, West 18th Street Fashion Show – 2016 The team behind West 18th Street’s annual fashion show has announced the theme for 2016: Wild Summer. The invitation reads, “This year’s theme, Wild Summer, debuts the sixteenth year of the West 18th Street Fashion Show on June 11th, 2016. A season inspired by rebellion and […]

Social KC: KCFW Kick Off Event + Saks Off 5th

Need I say more?  I hope to see you there!  p.s. latest press release for all of you brides-to-be, pinterestaholics and dreamers-of-all-things-wedding……. Tickets for Kansas City Fashion Week are on sale now!  For more information, visit kcfashionweek.com.