Gift Guide: for Her

I’m still in shock at how quickly time flies.  I hate to be cliché, but seriously – bat an eyelash and bam! your children are grown. Or Christmas is only two weeks away.  I’m stockpiling gifts in my bedroom, in the basement, in any empty space I have left to hide gifts before the big […]

Holiday Style

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. As much as I love styling for holiday parties, I have to admit that decorating around the home has – in recent years – become much more fun.  Sure, sugar-crashes […]

Kleenex Needed

I need more leather jackets in my life.  Somebody talk me out of a light-colored leather jacket.  Please.  I do NOT need one of those. Or maybe I do….. This is a Fashionista Events opportunity.

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 […]

Child at Heart

Today I want to talk toys and gifts.  Not adult toys (sorry!) but children’s toys.  I’ve mentioned my love for giving gifts, but when Christmas comes around and my sons start writing out their extensive lists of toys, video games and more……I want to pull my hair out; I would love nothing more than to […]

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 […]

GIFT GUIDE: MEN

Quite possibly the most difficult gifts to give are for men.  In my experience (a father, four brothers, The Mr and various family friends), picking out the perfect gift for a man can be like shopping blindfolded (at a store like Ross Dress for Less – the official sponsor of this post.)  You grab something […]

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 […]

GIFT GUIDE: ENTERTAINING

The season of gift-giving is here and I couldn’t be more excited.  If you’ve ever read (or even heard of) the Five Love Languages, then you would understand that gift-giving is my secondary love language; the careful process of thought, searching, wrapping and giving a gift is so important that I would rather not give […]

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 […]

YOGA PANTS

Tip No. 27: Confidence is key Confidence can make all the difference in the world.  I once walked past someone who exclaimed, “oh that look is so perfect, but only someone like you can pull that off!”  Wrong.  Anyone who has the confidence to do something can pull it off. I get my confidence from […]

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 […]

GOLD BANGLES

First!  This post is part of an awesome collaboration (Fashionista Events) with over 100 bloggers offering amazing giveaways, so be sure to scroll down a bit for this giveaway and many more! This past summer my main staple for accessories seems to have been six classic matte gold bangles that stacked to perfection.  They were […]

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 […]