Early (Very Early) Christmas with Shane Co.

I distinctly remember the conversation. “So, whadya want for Christmas? No, like specifically. You’ve got to want something. Please tell me exactly what it is.” Since our first gift-giving Christmas together—you see, we started dating right around the holidays, so for our first actual Christmas he technically bought me food from the Springfield, Ill., Denny’s, as we weren’t on gift-giving terms yet—it … 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…

Prep the closet: Must-haves for weekend autumn layering

While I spent my lunch hour eating in my car, disputing claims with an insurance professional– who I swear was like speaking to a Charlie Brown adult who randomly threw the word “co-pay” into conversation– and generally cursing adulthood obnoxiousness, a great thing happened: a freezing cold breeze slapped me across the face. Pour yourself a pumpkin spice latte, dolls, because autumn … Keep reading…