Layering By Numbers | A Basic Introduction to the Magical World of Layering

After a long fashion talk with a coworker on my lunch break, I decided today is the day: Today, darlings, we’ll talk about why layering works. Run! Head for your closet! Grab every knit item you own! It’s time! Okay, let’s start with something simple. Sticking to an all-black (okay, mainly black) outfit makes layering … Read more

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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, … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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