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How to wear stripes: My favorite styling tricks

I can’t wear that… That’s cute, but not for my body type… I’m preggers, no way! Be honest, how many times have you uttered something along these lines? I just hate to see women selling themselves short by eliminating fun wardrobe items that—in truth—would actually look fabulous on their frames. Stripes are a great example of this. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal… they can be incredibly flattering.…

Be Kind to Your Feet: Finding Comfortable Travel Shoes

To say I’m “unkind” to my feet might be an understatement… 

At 4’11 and change, I need all the vertical help I can get. Consequently, I am always stuffing my poor feet into all kinds of uncomfortable footwear. I spend so much time in high heels, my feet feel rather strange without them. This addiction to sky-high heels began in high school. Call me crazy, but I  have never owned a pair of flats!…

Four Wedding-Worthy Maxi Dresses

I distinctly remember the first time my mom showed me how to color and paint a sunset. Nature’s beauty had stolen my breath away and I wanted to capture it on paper. The vibrant shades and seamless ombre blending of one color into the next fascinated me—and still do. Sunsets and sunrises have a way of making you pause, don’t they? Whether on paper or in fabric, it’s near impossible to compete with the real thing… but this stunning number (appropriately named “Splendor of the Sunset”) comes close.…

Easy Breezy White Travel Looks + My Sarasota Top 10

There’s something about white that feels so fresh, crisp and clean. Especially, when you are swapping snow for sun and sand! Indiana weather has been decidedly lackluster this month, so we recently dashed off to Sarasota, Florida for a quick break. We wanted our little guy to have the opportunity to spend some quality time with his great grandmother and great aunt. He also got to dip his feet in the Gulf for the first time!…

Work Dresses That WORK: My Closet Must-Haves

Trendy can be fun, but timeless is the fashion realm I prefer to live in.

Do I enjoy reading about edgy, daring looks? Sure. However, I’m really a classics girl at heart. I would rather resemble the etheral Audrey Hepburn or exude the subtle glamour of Grace Kelly, than dabble in attire that might look tired after one season. But this inclination isn’t solely about style.…

Classy vs. trashy: A message for young women

There are a lot of labels I’m comfortable with, but there’s something about the word “sexy” that sets off alarm bells in my head. I don’t think of myself in that way. In fact, I’m going to counter popular culture by saying I don’t want to be sexy. Sophisticated? Yes. Classy? Definitely. Alluring and mysterious? Sure. So, let’s talk for a minute about what’s classy vs.…

Valentine’s Day outfit ideas + creative dates that won’t break the bank

In writing this post, I have to chuckle a bit…

I’ve found my perfect Valentine’s Day outfit, but “date night” doesn’t really exist with a toddler at home! In fact, I think it’s been nearly a year since we had legitimate couple time outside the house. Can anyone relate? We’re still working up to hiring a babysitter for the first time, so I’m hoping to live vicariously through those of you who do have fun plans.…

A modern take on tweed: 4 styles under $40

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but I’ve got a serious love affair with tweed. I reach for it again and again; there’s this invisible magnetism pulling me to the rack. Perhaps it’s the fabric’s provenance (think 18th century Scotland)? Or maybe it’s its understated sophistication, popularized by Coco Chanel? Either way, tweed has my number—and this season, it’s calling with the right price point!…

Affordable holiday dresses for every occasion

Between the decorations, the gifts and the travel, the holidays can easily put a major dent in your bank account. So, who wants to spend a lot on their holiday attire? Not this girl! I’ve rounded up a series of affordable holiday dresses for every occasion and style sensibility. How do you judge a truly great party dress? I’m a firm believer, that it will make you dance!…

How to choose a winter coat: form & function

In general, I’m a thrifty gal. I love saving money and sharing those bargain finds with you. But today, I want to shift gears a bit. Instead of bargain fashion finds, I’m going to tell you about one of the fashion areas where I don’t cut corners: winter coats. Specifically, how to choose a winter coat where form fits function. You want a piece that is beautiful, will serve you season after season—and most importantly—will keep you warm!…