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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Polished Pieces

It’s Love Time!  Single, dating, new relationships, old relationships, marriage, whatever your status is, it’s time to celebrate love.  If you’re lucky (and it’s what you were hoping for) then you will end up with a little paper box in varying shapes and colors, filled with sparkly gemstones that have been polished to “Where my sunglasses […]

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 […]

Red Roses

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve been planning valentine’s cards, and class parties and a date night (and I’m exhausted!)  I’m re-using these red, pink, and white pom-poms I made last here, and this year if I find the time I may experiment with using multiple colors for each pom-pom; I know, things get wild […]

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 […]

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?  […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone! Thank you so much to everyone that has been reading this little ole blog.  You all are amazing and part of the reason I get to do what I love.  This blog is a place where I hope you find inspiration and humor.  While I wish all things in life could […]

Trend: Fringe

A few months ago, a friend sent a text admitting to being tempted by a fringe covered handbag. <gasp>  Just kidding!  With the rise of trendy music festival Coachella, the tail-end of the popular Roaring Twenties a la The Great Gatsby and Sean Kelly’s stunning fringe masterpieces on Project Runway, fringe is in!  Don’t worry […]

Breakfast in Bed

When I think of luxury (thank you very much Wayfair.com) I think of warm, cozy beds, and lazily lying in them while the sun slowly filters in through the curtains.  Maybe my five year-old joins us for morning snuggles; maybe my eight year-old will try to join us as well.  Then fighting will ensue and […]

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift ever given was Jesus.  I just had to say that out loud, I guess (’tis the season and all that jazz.)   But all religious differences aside, let’s talk about the greatest gift you’ve ever given (or received.)  We know it’s the season for gift-giving (and let’s face it – receiving), gift-guides […]