A Fetching Fall with Shane Co.

This month could not have come soon enough. Since it is finally September, I can stop talking about when we’ll wear autumn attire and start talking about what autumn pieces to wear. This is the month of crisp breezes and layered outfits and fashion shows and pumpkin-flavored everything. So when Shane Co. asked me to select a few of my fall favorites, … Keep reading…

Brick Roads and Brown Booties

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] | Jeans, AE [HERE] | Booties, Steve … Keep reading…

Saint Louis Safari | The Midwest is Melting

Saint Louis Safari | The Midwest is Melting

Floral is great in the spring. Winter white is always a staple. Gem hues resurface in the fall. Americana is summer-ready. While I refuse to fully abide by those rules– uhm, gem colors are always my favorites, especially when in a floral– they’re some of the the tried-and-true trends. Another popular option? Safari-themed attire when the temperatures skyrocket, year after year. And … Keep reading…

Rethinking Casual Friday | Denim on top, teal on bottom

Rethinking Casual Friday | Denim on top, teal on bottom

Imagine this: You’re at Target after a particularly gnarly Thursday, mocking (and being terribly disappointed) by the new Kate Young collection– more on that issue to come– when you spot the perfect, on-sale work-ready skirt. It’s colorful. It’s comfortable. But it’s Thursday, so it won’t be worn till Monday, as Fridays are casual. No way. What fashion-lover has that kind of patience? (Many … Keep reading…

The Shorts Season

The Shorts Season

Stirring images of everything from hippie girls to never-nudes to denim queen Daisy Duke, the cut-off short is as iconic summer as I get… And the Midwest is finally starting to enter the spell of shorts-wearing weather. Blouse, T.J. Maxx | Jacket, Urban Outfitters | Shorts, H&M | Wedges, Nine West | Earrings, Forever 21 | Necklace, T.J. Maxx | Sunglasses, freebie | … Keep reading…