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.…

Best [and Worst] Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

I’ve never been a huge New Year’s resolutions person. However, I do find myself getting reflective as the year draws to a close. It’s a great time to take stock of your progress toward your goals, your strategies for reaching them, and the reasons behind those dreams. In fact, this line of thinking had me reminiscing about the best ⁠— and worst ⁠— career advice I’ve received over the years.…

Last Minute Gift Ideas: How Far Can You Stretch $100?

Yes, this post is about last minute gift ideas. But first… if you’re stressing over the holidays, worrying you waited to long to begin shopping, or feeling any sort of budgetary pressure, I want to start with a REALITY CHECK.

You’ve got time. You don’t need to spend a lot to show you care. In fact, in our overly scheduled world, many loved ones simply want your presence, not presents for Christmas!

Holiday Hairstyles: Working With a Braided Headband

When it comes to my hair, I’m a creature of habit. I rarely mix it up. But there’s something about the holiday season that seems to give us a nudge toward glamour and experimentation. Are you looking for new holiday hairstyles? Perhaps something party-ready? I just found the most amazing hair tool – a braided headband! [Video tutorial above]

I spotted it on another gal and assumed it was her natural hair.…

News Anchor Outfits: The BEST of Amazon Dresses

Strike a pose? More like strike a bargain! Today’s quick post is all about rounding up the best of Amazon dresses. In particular, it focuses on highly recommended styles for news anchors/reporters. These bargain finds are all under $40 and offer classic workwear styling. The clean lines, flattering shapes, and screen-friendly colors will serve you well whether you work on-camera or off. And we’re just in time to score some added Cyber Monday discounts!…

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Like a Pro

You know that “wow” moment, when you walk into a department store decked to the nines for Christmas and the holiday season? It’s almost like the trees — each perfectly themed — are calling to you for a closer look. They’re lush, unique and beautiful… true works of art! Wish you could recreate that magic and whimsy? This post details the tricks interior designers use during the holiday season.

The Ultimate Holiday Dress Guide

Those of you who have been following this blog, probably already know I am 100 percent a dress girl! In my opinion, they’re the next best thing to pajamas — classy and comfy. In fact, my mom tells me I used to cry any time she tried to put me in pants as a kid. Funny how little has changed! My closet is 95 percent dresses and skirts, which means I have plenty of experience selecting fun and flattering dress silhouettes.…

Mad Love Boutique: Layering to FALL in love with

Have you ever listened to a celebrity talking enthusiastically about their stylist pushing them out of their comfort zone? Ever wondered what it would be like to have that individualized experience? To get someone focused solely on YOU and your unique fashion needs?

It’s closer than you think. In the era of online everything, the antidote to fashion conformity may just be your area boutique!…