Liven Up Your Look: Spring Trends to Try

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not exactly a trendy dresser. Nine times out of ten, I go for the classics. However, it’s always nice to feel current. In fact, after a fashion-starved year, I’m guessing I’m not the only one itching to update their wardrobe. Ready to embrace a few purely joyful pieces? Here are 4 spring trends to try.

This season, retailers are offering us plenty to smile about.…

Journalism to Blogging: Making the Switch?

They are among the most common questions I get… How did you go from journalism to blogging/content creation? What do you like better? Why did you leave TV news?

There are many parallels between journalism and blogging. In fact, I’ll explain shortly why journalists are well-equipped to make a career out of content creation. However, I want to start by saying this is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison.…

VIVAIA Review: Stylish and Sustainable Shoes

It’s like walking on air… Can you imagine heels, boots, and darling flats that feel as good as your slippers? VIVAIA is the kind of easy-wearing shoe you’ll love so much, it will quickly become the first thing you reach for in the morning. To be frank, I snagged them because they are beautiful. They fit my elegance-focused aesthetic to a T. The extreme comfort factor was an unexpected bonus, as was the fact VIVAIA flats are machine washable (more on that below).…

Affordable Neutral Rugs: 10 Places to Snag Them

So, we had a bit of a CATastrophe last week… I’ll spare you the disgusting details, but let’s just say darling kitty had tummy trouble no amount of Resolve could solve! The ivory shag rug we’ve had nearly 15 years year wound up curbside. It has served us well. However, this space has been crying for an update. What better way to freshen things up than by adding an affordable neutral rug?…

Vacation Essentials: How To Pack Stylishly & Light

After more than a year of going nowhere, thoughts of vacation are beginning to surface again. Do you have a trip on the horizon? I’m here to help you pack for it! Let’s be honest, as much as we might wish things to go “back to normal”, travel in 2021 won’t look like the trips of old. Vacations this spring and summer will be decidedly low key, socially distant affairs.…

How to Pose: 7 Ways to Look Better in Photos

Like it or not, we live in a very visual world. Photos are all around us. We stockpile family photos and travel memories. We curate our online image with professional headshots and profile pictures. And we can’t forget about all those candid snaps filling our camera rolls! But that doesn’t necessarily mean we feel comfortable on camera. In fact, it’s pretty normal to dislike the way you look in photos (that was me 4 years ago).…

7 Ways to Add Glamour to Daily Life

2020 (and now 2021) have been many things… Glamorous is certainly NOT one of them! Most days we are simply trying to stay afloat, to find a work-from-home balance, and to stay healthy. We’ve cut out time consuming beauty rituals, opting instead for fresh, natural faces. We’ve swapped blazers for cozy sweatshirts, pencil skirts for leggings. In many ways this shift is wonderful.…

Romantic Hairstyles for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re staying in or going out, Valentine’s Day calls for something special. You want to feel romantic. So, why not start with your hair? Here are several romantic hairstyles you can pull off in minutes… no styling skills required! These are equally perfect for watching Netflix in your pajamas or for dining out dressed to the nines.

What’s the secret? Braided headbands!

These synthetic hairpieces are my secret weapon for quick, yet statement-making hair.…

Work From Home Alternative: Coworking Spaces

At times it feels like we’re all losing our minds a bit… Do you need a work from home alternative? Is isolation driving you nuts? Are you eyeing this calming work space like a child spotting an ice cream truck on a hot summer day? Believe me, I get it! My “office” sits in my son’s playroom. With toys to the right and my printer resting on toys to the left, it’s basically a chaos sandwich.…

Best Classic Dress: Why You Need a Wrap Dress

As we kick off the new year, I’ve been busy reassessing/organizing my closet. It’s quite a mess! Consequently, I made a 2021 resolution—buy less by focusing on quality. Stick to the classics. Keep things streamlined. Are YOU looking to simplify your wardrobe in 2021? Do you gravitate toward easy, elegant styles? This post dives into what I firmly believe is one garment every woman needs in their closet: the wrap (or faux wrap) dress.…