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.…

How to Dress Up Joggers

Let’s get real for a minute… This winter—and New Year’s Eve in particular—will be as chill as they come! Our dialed back at-home celebrations demand cozy comfort. However, if you’re like me, you might still be yearning for festive attire. Although 2020 has been the year of sweatpants not statement fashion… We can strike a balance! One of my favorite ways to do that is by “fancying up” unexpected pieces, like joggers.…

5 Ways to Break Out of a Style Rut

Here we go… Twirling on in to 37! This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday and took some time to reflect on the ways my life, attitudes, and style have changed over the years. Turns out “older and wiser” couldn’t be more spot-on! I may have a few more wrinkles and my feet firmly planted in middle age, but I’ve never felt more confident in my skin.…

Sweaters For Her: A 2020 Gift Guide

I wish I could tell you my Christmas shopping is complete, that I’ve got all my ducks in a row this holiday season… However, I’ve barely started! Can any of you relate? That’s where this quick post comes in. Sweaters have long been one of my favorite gifts to give and receive. They are practical, cozy, and easy to tailor to your recipient’s personal style.…

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Stunning Styles to Try

Since we are spending a lot of time at home this year, decking the halls has never felt more appropriate. Christmas décor offers such comfort and nostalgia. In fact, research suggests that putting up holiday decorations early makes you happier. No joke! Scientists say decorations help us reconnect with the magic of childhood, when burdens and responsibilities were few (see this article). Sounds pretty good right about now, doesn’t it?…

Holiday Dresses Under $60 + At Home Styles

Without a doubt, the holidays are going to look a lot different this year… More chill, more casual, a lot of cozy/comfy styles. However, even if the celebration is only in our living room—and only with my husband and son—I’ll probably still dress up. Pulling on a great dress is a ritual for me. Like decking the tree, it’s part of making the holidays feel special.…

How to Look Stylish in Cold Weather

Thankfully, we’re not there yet… But I bet most of you are already asking the question how can I look stylish in cold weather? Winter weather is just around the corner. You’d think a Midwesterner would welcome the cold. However, every November I seem to ask myself why I haven’t moved to Florida! That said, family roots run deep… I’ve never left the Midwest.…

Painted Pumpkin Ideas: From Plaid to Polka Dot

Anyone else feel a bit behind this season? It’s like I blinked… and we suddenly morphed from summer to Halloween! Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons to decorate for—and while I love carving pumpkins—I wanted a few porch options that would work past Halloween. I always get so sad when those carefully carved faces start to droop. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have that “styled” porch look beyond spooky season?…

Reinventing Yourself After Job Loss? 5 Blogger-Inspired Habits To Help You Bounce Back

What can “influencer” culture teach women who are facing pandemic job loss? Your first answer might be to scoff and roll your eyes. And I totally get where that is coming from! Certainly, the Kardashians of the world have precious little in common with the near 900,000 women who dropped out of the labor force last month. However, they are not the “influencers” I am talking about.…

Best Amazon Prime Day Fashion Deals

Life has been super busy lately, right? Sometimes things you intended to keep tabs on—in this case, Amazon Prime Day—just creep up on you. It’s this week (Oct. 13 and 14, beginning at 3 a.m. ET). While I don’t talk about sales holidays often on the blog, the pandemic has made online shopping the norm. So, I thought a quick post about Amazon Prime Day and successful shopping strategy might be helpful.…