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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!

Prime Day: Inside Amazon’s Sales Blitz

Some call it the Super Bowl of shopping, others a “Black Friday” in July – However you spin it, Amazon Prime Day has become a significant day for retail. Isn’t it funny that a company can invent its own holiday so effectively? Amazon knows modern shoppers follow the bargains… and Prime Day is a source of major deals!

Hoping to compete, other retailers are also jumping on the bandwagon.…

Amalfi Coast Style: What to Pack for an Italian Vacation

Few places in the world are as “stop-you-in-your-tracks” scenic as Italy’s Amalfi Coast…

No matter how many pictures you see, nothing can prepare you for the awe you will feel as you get your first glimpse of the vibrancy. Like pottery forged in a kiln, colors are more intense here. Terraced gardens⁠—dotted with lemons⁠—offset glistening, turquoise water. Sun-bleached storefronts cascade down soaring mountains. The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and so are its people.

A beginner’s guide to wearing bold prints

There’s something about spring that calls for fun and whimsy.

When nature begins to shake off the frost and bloom in brilliant color, I find myself reaching for vibrance too. And I’m not just talking about spring florals! Lately, bold prints of all varieties have been calling my name. Have you felt the urge too? I’m not usually a big print person, but I loved this dress the minute I saw it.…

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.…