Some outfits have important stories, like ones worn for special occasions. Others hold their worth in emotions, with that great fit or fabric that makes you feel oh-so-good. This outfit is special largely because of how I acquired the items. Let’s break the outfit down. TOP | Gordmans is one of the first national brands I began working with on a recurring … Keep reading…

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Dear designers, Great work, all around. Bravo to you. Ya know I can’t stop finding apparel I adore, so clearly you’re doing something right. As an over-shopper, I’d like to imagine I’ve earned a few IOUs—you know, like money back but just nonsense entitlement I feel in my brain for spending so much. I’d like to cash in a favor and request … Keep reading…

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It’s a billion or so degrees outside, but in my brain it’s full-on fall. This time of year is perfect for heavy denim, flannel, knit, and leather, like this outfit I wore for my recent smoke bomb photo shoot with the Ben Romang Photography team. We got some amazing photos before I had to de-layer to avoid fainting. Certainly it will feel … Keep reading…

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At the risk of sounding like every other blogger, I have to tell you something. I am screaming about these photos. SCREAMING. I recently met up with the team behind Ben Romang Photography to shoot two looks, and the results have me—as the youths would say—shook. These traveling photographers are based in my hometown of Springfield, Illinois, but came to shoot in … Keep reading…

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