Spring Sweaters

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

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

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

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

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, […]

Pastel // 5 Ways

“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 […]

One Dress // Four Seasons

There is nothing I love more than versatility.  I have a few questions I ask myself when purchasing something new to add to my wardrobe (scroll down to find out how to build your year-round wardrobe at the end of the post!) Case in point?  This TopShop Leopard Dress I snagged at Nordstrom on a […]

Denim on Denim

I’m talking the denim on denim trend, perfect for Spring and five simple tips for mastering it.   I’ve seen the occasional photo pop-up in my Pinterest feed – a perfectly put-together woman, chic-ly (let’s pretend that’s a real word, mkay?) long legs gracefully crossing the street (or the enviable thigh gap – my thighs […]

Day to Night

I love a good pair of sneakers (I think I’m getting old,) as much as the next person, but let’s face it: not all tennis shoes were created equal.  A few years ago, the Mr came home with a brand new pair of the world’s ugliest shoes.  I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw them, […]

Winter Sunshine

Yesterday was a balmy 56 and so I grabbed my favorite camo jacket and spent as much time outside as I could.  I was wearing this exact camo jacket the other day when one of the youth at church complimented me on it.  I mean, be still my beating heart; I think I felt 20-something […]

Winter Whites

My favorite year-round piece right now is this leather jacket.  I’m focusing on quality over quantity this year, and one of the quality things at the top of my investment pieces list was a leather jacket.  It’s been perfect for fall and winter, and I’m positive I will find myself tossing my well-loved and worn […]

1 Red Dress 5 Ways

I love being able to shop my own closet (code for not-buy-anything-new-because-I-have-no-more-room.)  I bought this red satin dress from H&M last holiday season for under $20 (did you?!)  You can’t wear a red satin dress too often without people realizing you have been wearing the same thing…..it sorta stands out.   While it’s always flattering […]

Busy Days

The holiday season has officially begun and I suddenly find myself busy with life; volunteering, lunchtime, parties, decorating, crafts, angry mom emails – you know, the usual.  And my house is a mess. So forgive me for wearing leggings 6 out of 7 days.  At  least the shoes are comfy, right? (p.s. I’m wearing these […]

Holiday Skirt, 4 Ways

I love the holidays, I love the holiday parties and I love the holiday dresses; any excuse to wear jewels, sequins and furs is fine with me!  The Mr doesn’t love me spending our entire budget on dresses that won’t get a lot of wear, so I try to get creative when shopping for holiday-specific […]

FALL LAYERS

I have a love-hate relationship with fall.  I love jackets, blazers, scarves, boots and layers.  The day starts cool – cool enough for a sweater, and a scarf wrapped carelessly around my neck.  As the sun warms up the sky (or the car, where the trapped air starts baking in the relentless glare of the […]