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5 Ways to Break Out of a Style Rut

Here we go… Twirling on in to 37! This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday and took some time to reflect on the ways my life, attitudes, and style have changed over the years. Turns out “older and wiser” couldn’t be more spot-on! I may have a few more wrinkles and my feet firmly planted in middle age, but I’ve never felt more confident in my skin.…

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.…

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.…

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!

How to bloom in your career: A message for new grads

There’s something about graduation day that always makes me smile.

It brings with it so much promise, possibility and pride. I get excited about what the future holds for the class of 2019… and I’m right there with these new grads as they take those first steps.

Each May, I spend days (not an exaggeration) carefully studying the names of Purdue University’s thousands of graduates (4,659 walked this year).…

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.…