REBEL, ALWAYS

Tip No. 24 THERE IS AN EXCEPTION TO EVERY RULE (wear that cardigan) I just finished reading a babble article about the do’s and dont’s of wearing cardigans.  First, I wish I lived in California.  Second, this article is the perfect example of why personal stylists exist: basic principles are just that – they don’t […]

SNEAKERS to HEELS

Day to Night The most versatile things in your closet can be elevated by the switch of a shoe. From wearing sneakers to heels and taking this outfit day to night, this is one of my favorite outfits right now. I can add a scarf or a jacket when it gets cooler, and with a […]

Jeans + White Tee

One of my favorite things: white shirts.  Button-downs, menswear, ruffled, basic t-shirts, you name it and I love white shirts + summer.  White shouldn’t only be for summer though – and forgot the old adage “Don’t wear white after Labor Day”, that no longer applies.  The other day, I wore these new pair of American […]

LITTLE BLACK DRESS I

The Litte Black Dress (that’s worth every cent) It’s KCFW this week, and there is nothing I love more than a dresscode (the only time I’m willing to be overlook being told what to do lol!)  In other news, after seeing the pictures I’m thinking I need to let the hem out on this one……..time […]

Navigational Skills in IKEA

IKEA Merriam (in Kansas!) There should be an entire college degree for navigating IKEA.  Seriously.  IKEA is finally here (in Merriam, KS) and I couldn’t be more happy; IKEA could hold the title for most stylishly inexpensive store in which to vent your retail-therapy urges.  I fell in love with IKEA thirteen years ago, when […]

Favorite Things // #Vogue

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group, InStyle, Vogue and Elle, but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirefallfashion http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. A few of my favorite things: Anything in Bright Flame (like the Madewell Mira Heel!) Vogue Magazine, the September Issue in particular Gouda Cheese Ginger-Ale Me-time It’s NYFW […]

Quinoa and Company

The end of summer is here; the days are warm and the nights don’t seem to bring any relief.  And mosquitoes.  lol!  Despite the warmth (I brought watermelon, a sweet juicy one that was perfect for a warm summer affair!) and the bugs, Megan and I hosted an intimate little dinner party on the patio. […]

Poncho Dress

I grabbed this poncho dress off the sale rack at Madewell – it was the very last one!  If you find it in your local store (or the thrift store, consignment stores or on ebay) – it’s a great buy (keep your fingers crossed for additional 40% off sale!) with its immense versatility.  Dress it […]

Summer Layering at #OFW

Is anyone else as ready for fall as I am?  I’m ready to wear cozy sweaters and drink warm apple cider on a crisp Autumn night.  Unfortunately it feels like summer has finally arrived, but the pools are now closed; it’s finally so hot and humid that a dip in a cool pool feels a […]

Bohemian Maxi

It’s finally warm outside, and all I want to do is wear airy, white summer dresses.  I’ve seen the white bohemian maxi look on Pinterest, in magazines and in retail stores, in lace, gauzy cottons and detailed embroideries; I can’t get enough of them!  The cost of real lace (hand-made, intricate works of art) is […]

Pajama Pants to Dinner

If you read anything in this post, read this: BURBERRY SILK SCARVES and NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE (you can thank me later <smiley face>).  Also, don’t forget to enter the awesome Pilates giveaway that ends on the 28th! I met up with Meg and Sandy for a business meeting/happy hour (I apparently do not like root […]

Your Booty Like Two Planets

It’s the middle of July, and I’m trying to shape up my butt to look like two planets (I mean, according to Jason DeRulo and Snoop Dogg Lion? that’s the new thing right?! lol)  Seriously, what is up with that song?  I had to text one of my young and hip friends to find out […]

Fitness Culture (& don’t rock a farmer’s tan.)

First, the pants aren’t see-through.  End of story.  (See also look at that farmer’s tan!)   Photography by Sarah Sweeney of One Sparrow Creative Just kidding (but not really.)  I first stumbled upon Fitness Culture back in May, and fell in love with a completely different black and blue Karma jacket.  Maybe it looked a […]

High-Waisted Denim: Trend or Timeless

High waists are not for the faint of heart, or the large of derrierre, or the bloated either.  It also takes a certain kind of confidence.   Remember when terribly unflattering photo of Jessica Simpson was seen floating around the internets?o you think   I do, and the critics were vicious!  No she wasn’t fat, […]

Leather Shopper Tote: Trend or Timeless

With cool temps and daily rain forecasted, I’m devoting this week to denim.  Let’s call it Denim Week.  Or Three ways to wear denim this summer.  Or……whatever you want to call it (it might also be an ode to the Madewell Transport Tote – my favorite leather shopper tote of all time!)  First up is […]