Spring // Fall Layers

I have loved, loved, loved this dress from Shopbop!  I read a meme once that said mentioned something about maxi skirts being likened unto yoga pants – minus the crotch, naturally.  Sign me up lol!  Shopbop has maybe like, two sales per year and today kicked off their Tiered sale (the more you spend, the […]

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, […]

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 – […]

Trend // Not Nude Lip

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 […]

Resort + Jewels

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 suits can be difficult, […]

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 […]

Season of Romance

Valentine’s Day is approximately 3 weeks away.  Romance is in the air, and it’s certainly on the shelves at every. single. retailer.   It’s contagious, watch out!  I’m dropping subtle hints around the house (my 8 year has the memory of an elephant, and he’s great at getting exactly what I ask for lol!)  I’m […]

Socks vs. Boots

Have you ever seen something so many times that you eventually found you like it (like Taylor Swift songs?)  I saw this pic on pinterest, then this pic on joiegirlblog (I saw this outfit in person, it was super adorable!) then Meg blogged about it here, and then I saw this pin.  Socks with booties?  […]

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 […]

STYLE YOUR BED

Last month I was the grateful guest in the home of Julie Blanner.  We’ve become pretty good friends, connecting over the business of blogging, and we were both going to attend a blogger party that weekend.  As soon as I got into town, I took my bags up to her guest room and knew the […]

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 […]

9 BRA TYPES YOU NEED

I have an older brother.  That sentence right there should tell you everything you need to know; he teased me relentlessly, I had a crush on every single one of his friends and he was totally embarrassed by me.  After being tortured by him for years, I realized one day that his initials are in […]

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 […]