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Memorial Day Thoughts + Sales Round-Up

While I will always find it a bit odd that a federal holiday to honor our fallen heroes has somehow become a shopping extravaganza, Memorial Day is now without a doubt one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Appliances, furniture, clothing—you name it, it’s on sale!

On one hand, I get it. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. We’re all itching to enjoy some sun and fun, while tossing a few burgers on the grill.…

Back Detail: Embellishment You Can ‘Get Behind’

Conservative in the front, party in the back… There’s something about the change of seasons that always has me reaching for fashion with a bit of extra flair. In particular, I am all about back detail! Whether it’s a bow, a criss cross, or an unexpected ruffle — there’s nothing quite like a splash of surprise as you turn around to truly elevate an outfit.…

3 Ways to Style a Lantern Sleeve Top

I can’t quite decide how I feel writing about fashion during coronavirus… There is so much hurt, pain, and uncertainty in the news each day. Amid significant needs, like job loss and hunger, chatter about style can seem “fluffy” or tone deaf. On the other hand, I’ve caught myself actively seeking out that kind frivolous fashion fare! It’s a momentary escape from reality. And let’s be honest—when you’re spending all day, every day in yoga pants—browsing blogs, scrolling Instagram, or clicking through pretty dresses on the websites of your favorite stores can feel downright cathartic.…

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!…

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.…

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.…

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.…