During a recent interview, I was asked when I knew I loved fashion. When? That’s like asking when I knew I loved french fries; it’s a chicken-or-the-egg scenario, so I have no real answer. But I wanted to give her something, so I tried to think back as far as I could, and my earliest memory of fashion was playing with my dress-up … Keep reading…

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As of late, I am full of hometown pride; new businesses are coming, friends are working to improve the area’s music scene, and my high school art department even won a massive grant. Springfield, Ill., for the win! As I’ve been stuck on Springfield, it seemed like the perfect time to share my new Illinois-inspired necklace from Jenny Present. I met Jenny … Keep reading…

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Each year like clockwork, I turn to the work of beloved pin-up artist Gil Elvgren for my outfit inspiration as soon as the temperature rises. So when ModCloth asked me to participate in their blogger campaign, Uniquely You, I couldn’t help but channel Gil’s perfect picnic style.   Love an item? Find them here… 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | … Keep reading…

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Since the Saint Louis Fashion Week Designer Showcase, I have been obsessed with the vintage Neiman Marcus vest. I mentioned before that the vest was part of my childhood dress-up box, but I didn’t really explain what that meant. As a kid, I had the greatest toy a future fashion addict could have: a killer dress-up box full of vintage treasures my mother … Keep reading…

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