Zesica Reviews: This Maxi Lives Up to the Hype!

Ever spot something online you think is absolutely gorgeous, but worry there’s no way it will live up to the photos? This Amazon boho maxi dress from Zesica was that piece for me. It popped up as a suggested ad and piqued my curiosity. The colors were so happy and vibrant. It seemed the perfect piece for a tropical vacation. But Zesica? I’d never heard of it before.…

How to Look Elegant and Classy Every Day

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades” ~ Audrey Hepburn. Think about the most elegant woman you know. What is it about her? Why is she so captivating? Chances are you don’t so much remember what she was wearing, but think instead of her overall persona and presence. That is elegance at work! It’s not about clothing; it’s about attitude and poise.…

Holiday Party Outfit Ideas That Keep You Warm

Baby it’s cold outside… As much as I adore that song, it tends to ring a little too true this time of year! I love dressing up for the holidays, but frosty weather has a way of cramping my holiday style. December and January can be pretty bitter in the Midwest, so this style guide is dedicated to Holiday party outfit ideas that actually keep you warm.…

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.…