Memorial Day Thoughts + Sales Round-Up

While I will always find it a bit odd that a federal holiday to honor our fallen heroes has somehow become a shopping extravaganza, Memorial Day is now without a doubt one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Appliances, furniture, clothing—you name it, it’s on sale!

On one hand, I get it. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. We’re all itching to enjoy some sun and fun, while tossing a few burgers on the grill.…

How to Cover Your Roots During Pandemic

Have you looked in the mirror recently and thought – Who is that? Felt tempted to rush out and buy at-home hair color? Or maybe you scooped some up, but have no clue how to use it? If so, this post is for you! I enlisted some “virtual” help from a professional stylist to get answers to all of our quarantine hair questions. Here are her tips on how to cover your roots during pandemic.

Back Detail: Embellishment You Can ‘Get Behind’

Conservative in the front, party in the back… There’s something about the change of seasons that always has me reaching for fashion with a bit of extra flair. In particular, I am all about back detail! Whether it’s a bow, a criss cross, or an unexpected ruffle — there’s nothing quite like a splash of surprise as you turn around to truly elevate an outfit.…

Resilience and ‘Dancing’ Through The Storms

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s learning to dance in the rain.

Some might call this line trite or overused. However, I’ve always loved the quote. I used to think it’s because I was a dancer, but it’s actually the message about resilience that truly speaks to me. It’s a call to find beauty in the midst of adversity, to keep pushing when things feel upside down.…

3 Ways to Style a Lantern Sleeve Top

I can’t quite decide how I feel writing about fashion during coronavirus… There is so much hurt, pain, and uncertainty in the news each day. Amid significant needs, like job loss and hunger, chatter about style can seem “fluffy” or tone deaf. On the other hand, I’ve caught myself actively seeking out that kind frivolous fashion fare! It’s a momentary escape from reality. And let’s be honest—when you’re spending all day, every day in yoga pants—browsing blogs, scrolling Instagram, or clicking through pretty dresses on the websites of your favorite stores can feel downright cathartic.…

At Home Workout + Awesome Athleisure

Anyone else feel yourself getting a bit soft during quarantine? In the midst of juggling mom life, work life, and grad school… I let fitness slide. But no more! As we settle into the new normal of “safer at home”, I’m making a commitment to get back in shape. If you share that goal, this post is for you. Fitness centers are great, but we don’t need them to make progress!…

Essential Video Tips for Remote Workers

By now, you’ve probably made it through your first major hurdle of remote work. You delivered emergency messages about COVID-19 changes. You shifted your workplace to be “safer at home” and are now settling in for the long haul. That means, many of you will be appearing on video or video conference for the first time. It might be in a Zoom or WebEx meeting.…

Spring Dresses & Random Mood Boosters

What a week… what a month! It seems life as we know it is on a permanent pause. I’m still trying to adjust to the new normal. But honestly, the slower pace of life and “safer at home” scenario feels really strange. How is your family holding up? I hope you are safe and well. Today’s post might feel a little frivolous given these uncertain times, but we all need a bit of escapist fun.…

Butler, IU, Purdue? Stylish Ways to Root for Your Team

Usually this time of year we are glued to our TVs… just not for coronavirus coverage! We should be pouring over our March Madness bracket, hoping it aligns with this year’s “Cinderella story”. We’d be talking basketball, rooting for our favorites, and proudly wearing our team colors. COVID-19 has radically changed the landscape. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to next year!…

Coronavirus Coverage: A Journalist’s Guide to Separating Hype From Fact

Feel like you’re constantly looking over your shoulder? As the novel coronovirus races across the globe, travel bans begin, schools and sporting events shutter, the stock market plunges, and Italy quarantines its entire population, it’s natural to feel distress. The unknown is scary! The World Health Organization has labeled COVID-19 a pandemic, urging countries to take urgent and aggressive action. However, this post is not really about the virus.