Put ‘On the Spot’? How to Cope with Work Pressure

The leopard puns? Yes, I am going all out in this post—so brace yourself! But in all seriousness, these jokes lead us to an important topic: healthy ways to cope with work pressure. I was chatting with a friend the other day who felt “put on the spot” at work. They were suddenly thrust into a role they believed they were unprepared for.…

Fall Outfit Ideas: 3 Ways to Ease Into Autumn

Crisp mornings, technicolor leaves, pumpkins lining neighborhood porches… What’s not to love about fall? It’s been slow to arrive in Indiana, but we’re finally getting a taste of “sweater weather.” That means it’s time a great time to freshen up your wardrobe, try a few new things, embrace layering, and ease into the new season! Looking for fall outfit ideas? I teamed up with Chicwish to share 3 ways to “fall-ify” your style, even in the midst of unpredictable temperatures.…

The Mom Uniform Reimagined

I’m sure I’m not the only woman to admit, I’ve fallen into a bit of a style rut (or should I say black hole?) as a mom. Sure, I pull myself together for blog content and the days I work. However, my daily style is more hot mess than hot mama. Pretty sure I donned a paint-stained, oversize graphic T with various iterations of leggings 3 days in a row this week… Washing it makes it okay, right?…

How to Score the Best Deals at Carter’s

You know that involuntary gasp of… “Oh my gosh, that’s adorable” you tend to see with kids’ clothes?

There was a LOT of that going on at the Carter’s launch party at Lafayette, Indiana’s Tippecanoe Mall. Not only were moms checking out impossibly cute baby gear, they were showing off impossibly cute babies (video proof below). Seriously, I have never seen so many darling kiddos in one place!…

How to Prepare for Family Photos

In most facets of life, my husband and I are DIYers. If we can look it up online or save money by testing the waters ourselves, we’ll do it. Consequently, for years we thought we could be our own photographer. These images prove how wrong I was!

We never did engagement photos. We didn’t do a newborn session — and I regret it. A family “selfie” will never capture the emotion and love these images evoke.…

Best Jeans for Petites With Muscular Legs

Has the fitting room ever made you cry?

I know this sounds a bit dramatic… However, I’ll bet some of you are nodding your head right now. I wish I could say this has never happened to me—there are certainly way more important things to get upset over—but I want this blog to be honest, unvarnished space. So, if you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror wondering why you can’t just have a “normal” body, please know you are not alone.…

Subtle coastal decor: How to Get Beach Chic

Whoa – it feels like an eternity since I’ve talked about decor. If you’re wondering why, I have one word for you… toddler. His ability to make messes far outpaces my ability to clean them up. Consequently, all decorating and interior projects have taken a backseat to the daily triage of keeping the house from looking like a stuffed animal bomb went off. I feel I’m always juggling things, waiting for the ball to drop.…

Goat Yoga: A Zany, Can’t-Miss Experience

Usually namaste concludes a yoga practice, but when you’re doing goat yoga, baaaamaste just feels more appropriate. As I rolled up my yoga mat, leaning into another friendly goat nuzzle, I silently wondered why I hadn’t tried this before. This zany activity not only had tears of laughter streaming down my face, is also left me utterly relaxed. There’s something about hanging out with adorable, friendly animals that really lifts the spirit.…

It’s All In the Details: 5 Fun Elements to Try

I talk a lot about the classics and traditionalism on this blog. After all, elegance is typically understated. However, when I’m buying something that’s NOT for work – I like to have a little fun! I’ll never be a “trendy” gal, but I do seek out styles that are “different” and put a unique twist on a familiar shapes. These are the kind of pieces that make you smile immediately when you pull them on.…

How to travel in STYLE with Maggy London

Three people – one month – one suitcase? 

If this sounds improbable, you’re right. If it sounds impossible, think again! Yes, there were some fights over suitcase space. Sure, I missed the plethora of wardrobe options (especially shoes) I had at home. But I quickly discovered minimalist packing makes voyages much easier. You can travel without overburdening your suitcase, and you don’t need to sacrifice style to do it!