Holy Scallops! | Playing with Patterns from Pitaya

Holy Scallops! | Playing with Patterns from Pitaya

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…

DIY Steampunk Statement Necklace

DIY Steampunk Statement Necklace

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…

The Carefree Kimono

The Carefree Kimono

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…

Hometown Pride

Hometown Pride

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…

Spell It Out.

Spell It Out.

There’s a reason I work in print media, and it’s not because I’m a spectacular speaker. My life is written-word oriented; it was only a matter of time before my accessories joined the party. Currently Wearing… Oh Hey necklace, American Eagle [HERE] | Locket, Fable & Lore c/o ALIVE Magazine [HERE] | Black tee, American Apparel [HERE] Because words sometimes come out … Keep reading…