The Stand-Alone Collar

I have a bad habit of keeping everything. A few years ago, my mother picked up a couple of dollar shirts for Lance at a garage sale. One didn’t fit quite right, so I threw it in the pile of items to sell. Some time later (before I’d sold anything from the sell pile) I … Read more

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Springtime Layers | Dear, Sweet Knit Moto Jacket

There are two types of weekend attire: the over-the-top and the overly-comfortable. It’s the ongoing battle between glitter and terrycloth, arm parties and lotion gloves, sequins and sweatpants… Okay, okay, ‘battle’ may have been too strong of a word, but you get the idea. While I often pick chunky stacked heels over my beloved slipper-socks, … Read more

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Brick Roads and Brown Booties

Lance and I headed home for the holiday weekend and returned late last night. Have I ever mentioned that we’re from the same city? Hell, have I even ever mentioned where I’m from? Welcome to my hometown: Springfield, Illinois.     Currently wearing… Jacket, Bitten [SIMILAR] | Dress, Converse One Star [SIMILAR] | Belt, H&M [SIMILAR] … Read more

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The Winter of the Puffy Coat

I’m not a puffy coat kind of gal. More often than not, they look like you’re wrapped up in a sleeping bag—which actually sounds fantastic, but looks a little less chic. So winter after winter, I’ve survived in leather jackets or layered knits or polished trenches. And then I woke up and it was colder … Read more

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New Things: Modern-Fusion Tapas, Downtown and High-Low Hemlines

I’m told I need to try new things. I have been ordering the same sandwich from Subway since 1995. I have been wearing slouchy black boots as my go-to shoe since 2001, and would wear the same pair I had then if I didn’t annually wear a pair out. One of my current sleepshirts is … Read more

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