Made in St. Louis: Favorite Finds at the Handmade Holiday Party

I love St. Louis, so buying local products is always a plus. We’re known for baseball, beer and toasted ravioli, but the handmade gift department is seriously bigger than I thought. I have four new favorite local lines thanks to ALIVE’s recent Handmade Holiday Party, and I’m a little obsessed. Looking for a last-minute gift … Read more

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Druzy Wuzzy Was A Bracelet | DIY Faux Druzy Bracelet

  Natural stone may have had its moment in the (fashionable) sun, but it isn’t on its way back into the darkness. Whether you’re perusing the fine jewelry department or scrolling through JewelMint, geode and faux-geode pieces are still gracing the shelves. Unfortunately, like so many other pretty things, they can be… pricey.   Druzy … Read more

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The Triumphant Return of the Bolo Tie

Hold it! Stop yourself before your mind fills with images of shirts tucked in Levis beneath umbrella-sized cowboy hats. Bolo ties are back. Take a sec and deal with it. Now continue on to the next paragraph. I’ve written about the bolo tie before. And while I’m still swooning for that leather option, this H&M … Read more

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Hello Kitty Inspired Outfit | Tarina Tarantino’s Pink Head Collection ON SALE!

Good news: There’s a SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE on the Tarina Tarantino website. Unfamiliar with Tarina? She designs the cheekiest, more cheerful jewelry you’ve never seen– but if you like a little happy-go-lucky, you’re about to fall in love. The picture-perfect pink-haired woman designs lines featuring cult favorites like retro Barbie, Alice in Wonderland + friends, … Read more

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Adding femininity to my wardrobe

In theory, I love the color pink. I’m a female stereotype, whatever, that’s fine– it’s a lovely color, the end. Since I’ve been coloring my hair (am I supposed to pretend it’s natural? Whoops.) orange-red since age 14, I’ve started weeding out shades that clash with the box-dye, and for the longest time I’ve thought … Read more

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