VIVAIA Shoes: Give the Gift of Sustainability

Man, I’ve been looking at my feet a lot lately… Why, you ask? C’mon, do you really have to ask? It’s the shoes of course! This pretty little block heel from VIVAIA shoes just radiates elegance. Better yet, it’s eco-friendly. We’ll get into those details in just a second, but first I wanted to explain the purpose behind this post.

As a style blogger, I test out a lot of brands/products in the hopes of helping you sift the lackluster from true winners.…

What Color Suits Me? Find Your PERFECT Shade

I have a confession to make… If you walk into my closet, you’ll find 5 dresses, a jacket, and a blouse in exactly same color. What’s with the repetition? My husband will never understand, but there’s method to my deep blue madness. I discovered what color suits me—and ran with it. Moreover, I urge you to do the same!

  • Have you ever donned a color that kept the compliments flowing?

4 Common Skincare Mistakes: Are You Guilty?

I have a confession to make… Skincare products terrify me (or at least they used to). As a teen, I struggled with breakouts. No amount of water-drinking, scrubbing, or over-the-counter creams seemed to make a difference. While the blemishes eventually cleared up, my paranoia about “products” (particularly oily moisturizers) stuck with me well into my 30s. I eschewed everything but gentle cleanser.…

Spooktacular Halloween Entryway Ideas

Tis’ the season for spooky elegance… We got an early start on our décor this year, because Halloween is a big deal in our neighborhood (and my son’s favorite holiday). Nearly every house decorates. In fact, it feels like half the city descends on our little triangle to trick or treat. I often liken it to the neighborhood featured in the movie Hocus Pocus.…

How To Wear White After Labor Day

Rules, schmules… When it comes to personal style, old-fashioned edicts always come up short. Certainly, we’ve all heard the fashion guideline that we should abstain from wearing white after Labor Day. However, once you know the history of that rule, you’ll really want to throw it curbside! We’ll go over that story in second… But first, let’s get one thing straight. Not only is white “appropriate” after Labor Day, it can also be impossibly elegant.…

How to Find a Photographer for Your Blog

It goes without saying that beautiful photography is essential for content creators. Wondering how to find a photographer for your blog? You’ve come to the right place! If you hope to succeed in this competitive space and/or collaborate with brands you need compelling visuals. After all, blogs read like college textbooks without the! And Instagram? It’s all about the imagery…

So, what’s a blogger with limited (or zero) knowledge of photography to do?…

Pleats to Flatter Every Shape

Without a doubt, pleats are having a moment… They’ve been lending elegant fluidity to spring and fall fashion. However, I’d argue this trendy architectural look isn’t a passing phase—it’s here to stay! Why? When styled correctly for your body type, pleated fabrics are incredibly flattering. Having flashbacks of baggy, ill-fitting pleated khakis from your school days? Don’t let that stop you! Pleats have grown up a lot since then.…

The Easiest DIY Chair Rail

Do you have a big bland wall in your home crying out for some attention? Love the classic look of chair rail, wainscoting, or picture frame molding… but aren’t so keen on the price of professional installation? Let’s add some instant character into your space with a DIY solution! This post walks you through a beginner-friendly DIY chair rail and picture frame molding utilizing pre-formed frames.

10 Stunning Statement Shorts for Summer

There’s something about life opening up again that calls for adding a touch of fun and whimsy back into your wardrobe. Enter the statement short! Sure, summer shorts are functional items designed to ward off heat. They help you move freely, whether cherry picking in the backyard or venturing out on vacation. But in 2021, they are doing so much more. Looking to reconnect with your feminine side?…

‘Target Designer Dress Collection’ A Shopping Guide

Going, going, almost gone… Have you gotten a peek at the limited-edition Target Designer Dress Collection? If not, there’s still time to shop (although pickings are a tad limited). I meant to get this post together last month, but life got a tad crazy. So, I’ll be offering some shopping tips for the “late to the party” crowd instead!

This season, the Target Designer Dress Collection features three celebrated designers: ALEXIS, Christopher John Rogers and RIXO.…