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.

Purdue Style: Taking Boiler Pride Beyond Game Day

Whether you are a student at Purdue, work at Purdue, or simply call yourself a fan—there’s something special about injecting Boilermaker pride into your wardrobe. The black, gold and “Motion P” forge a sense of connection. They offer a unified way to wear our hearts on our sleeves. On game day, it’s easy to nail Purdue style. Head down to the campus bookstore, grab your favorite hoodie or logo t-shirt, and you’re set.…

Valentine’s Day Looks: When Versatility is Key

Anyone else hate spending money on something you’ll only wear once, or ⁠— at best⁠— a handful of times per year? Who wants clothing that just sits in your closet, waiting for its designated moment in the sun? Holiday attire is often like that. It’s fun at the time, but its themed nature can quickly limit its usefulness. That’s why I pulled together a few versatile Valentine’s Day looks.…

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

A great party is all about stirring conversation and connecting with each other, so why not do it over wine? One of the most memorable parties I’ve ever attended was an in-home wine tasting. It was at my aunt’s house. Always the consummate hostess, she wanted to try something different for her loved ones and decided to host a wine tasting party.

She invited each guest to bring a bottle they’d been dying to try, served beautiful food to accompany it, then invited us to weigh in on the merits⁠—or failings⁠—of that particular wine.

4 Reasons Failure Is a Good Thing

Social media has a knack for sanitizing our lives and making everything look easy. We talk a lot about our wins. We cover the highlights, the vacations, and the dreams fulfilled. So let’s talk about something that is decidedly not easy⁠ — failure. When is the last time you experienced it? It certainly doesn’t feel nice. But the more I reflect on it, the more I realize failure is actually a good thing!

Vacation Styles: My Most ‘Asked-About’ Looks

When you’re flying a budget airline, you’ve got to choose vacation styles strategically. Can you skirt by with just a “personal item” or do you have fashions that are well worth the $2o carry-on fee? Bet you can predict my answer! Vacation should be fun. Consequently, I wanted to share the two key items I always pack for warmer climates. No matter how tight my bag is, these pieces make the cut!…

Sweater Dresses for Every Body Type

This Midwestern gal hates the cold. However, I adore the cozy styles that ward it off. Consequently, today’s post – a sweater dress spectacular – emerges from a conversation with a friend. “I love the look of sweater dresses, but they can be kinda hard to pull off,” she said. I hear you girl! While there are certainly sweater dresses for every body type out there, it’s not always easy to find the right style for your particular frame.…