Open your eyes, dollface: Jackets and ballet flats are the answers to your problems! There are two issues at my office that may be problems at yours, too: I’m never certain how far away I’ll have to park—a 10-second or 10-minute walk to the door—and I can’t be sure if I’ll be hot or cold at my desk. Nothing makes you reevaluate … Keep reading…

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Jack Rogers sandals. Lilly Pulitzer dresses. Colorful pants. Most monogrammed items. There’s a whole list of stylish things I appreciate… from a distance. In case you couldn’t guess, I read a lot of fashion blogs, many of which feature styles that I admire, but don’t necessarily wear. I use my day job as a place to fulfill any desire to wear a sweater set … Keep reading…

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Are you itching for a craft? Do you have two to three hours to kill? Got 15-or-so bucks and a pocket full of coupons? Then you’re ready. Steampunk-inspired accessories seem to be everywhere. Anyone who likes a rough or industrial edge in design can appreciate a few gears or sprockets, and my latest project is literally full of them. Okay, dolls, let’s begin!  The … Keep reading…

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This heat-and-humidity combo ruins so many things: lipstick, chocolate, hairstyles, patio dining, outdoor attractions…St. Louis summers (and late springs) are sweltering and sticky, and it’s killing all of my favorite outfits. The thing I miss most when the weather warms up is layering. (And boots, but you know that already.) There’s no need for me to reiterate my love for mixing patterns and … 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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