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Clearing Up The Confusion

My eyes are shut. A live version of the Lumineers’s Sleep On the Floor has me overcome with a really strong desire to jump in the car that I don’t have and drive cross country.  Sun on my skin, wind in my hair. A carefully curated playlist and really good, down…

Spring Staples

As I’m sure we all are, I’m excited for spring!  This 70′ weather we’re having is such a tiny tease into all the wonderful that spring will bring: lunch dates on the patio, lighter layers, and brighter colors. For me personally, it means extra special visitors in NYC,…

The Magical Art of Warm & Cute: Red Faux Fur Coat

Trying to look cute while also attempting to stay warm?  Impossible. Or so I thought. Faux fur jackets are definitely having a moment right now.  Reasonably so, because faux fur is the best insulator. So cozy; so warm.  And most importantly, they look great with sneakers, office wear, jeans, everything.…

How to Buy Novelty Items

My favorite things to fill my closet with are unique, fun, novelty items.  Not super practical– but they are the items that you spot from across the store, on a blogger, or in an Instagram post and think– “I HAVE to have it! It’s art. I’m going to…

The 7 Kinds of Winter Boots Every Woman Needs

I once wrote that winter was my favorite season when it comes to style. Still rings true for two reasons…actually make that three. One– Winter’s color palette is to die for. Tan monochromes, all and every shade of black, cool-weathered light blue and champagne pink, and the christmas-y combination…

How High is Your Freak Flag Flying?

That’s right, your freak flag. You know, the metaphorical flag of weirdness, independence, and true individuality that only you can raise above your head, arms flailing, flag waving while dressed in your bathrobe in public. Your freak flag screams, “I am unique; I don’t care what you…

4 Ways to Wear a Slip Dress — and apologies.

Just when I thought denim had my whole heart, I stumbled across this unbelievably simple, but chic and sexy, black slip dress. When used for it’s intended purpose, a slip dress hangs loosely between one’s skin and dress to smooth things out and keep the dress off the…

Iowa’s First Fashion Festival

Helping others, catching up with old friends, traveling… The list of things that make me feel happy and fulfilled is long.  I feel fortunate enough to have recently experienced a weekend that left me buzzing with enough positive energy and inspiration to fuel the entire summer.  Being a part…

Free People, Forever 21, Matt Bernson, Black Clothes, Zara Black Top

An Effortless, Stylish Start to 2016

The events surrounding the new year are some of my favorite times to make the most out of my outfits.  Whether it’s for busy shopping trips, a workplace party, or New Year’s Eve celebration, each occasion is a new excuse to look great and really express your inner…